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Vol. 96 No. 63 Friday, March 4, 2005 50 Plus tax


Inside

Tips help the FWC
make wildlife cases
WEST PALM BEACH -
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officers
spent a weekend making
strong cases to protect our
wildlife resources.
In Martin County, FWC offi-
cers conducted a night hunting
detail involving land and air
assets looking for illegal hunt-
ing activities and their efforts
were rewarded.
Shortly before midnight Sat-
urday, Feb. 12, the pilot spotted
a truck circling a field and shin-
ing a spotlight typical illegal
night hunting activity. Land
patrol units were dispatched to
the area.
Page 2
Everglades learns
about nutrition
Mrs. Bronkella, Mrs. Smith
and Miss Raulerson's classes
are busy learning our letters
"Vv", "Jj", and "Ee". We are
also learning our frequency
words "come" and "look". We
are learning to measure objects
with string and cubes; compar-
ing capacity and weight. This
week we are also learning
about our community, map
skills and community helpers.
Thank you to Mr. McCain, from
the fire department, for coming
to speak to our classes.
Page 3
Miami faces
tough ACC play
CORAL GABLES Forgive
coach Jim Morris if he's not
quite as ecstatic as everyone
else on campus about Miami's
move into the Atlantic Coast
Conference.
Sure, basketball attendance
has never been better and the
football team can finally devel-
op some conference rivalries
that- don't all require a three-
hour plane ride.
Baseball, however, has
flourished while playing a
home-heavy, independent
schedule even when the
school's other teams were in
the Big East. But those days are
now gone, meaning Miami's
annual pursuit of a College
World Series berth in Omaha
just got tougher.
"It's not going to make it any
easier for us in particular,
because the system we've had
the last 40 years has worked
pretty good," Morris said.
"We've been in the World
Series a lot.
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 293
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.79 feet


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

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Rebuilding: Local business heavily damaged by storms


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
The interior was totally ruined when Hurricane Jeanne tore the air conditioning units off
the roof and flipped them over, allowing water to pour into the building. The interior of
the store is being gutted and will be rebuilt.

Dollar Tree repairs under way


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Dollar Tree Store in
Northlake Village was severely
damaged during hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne this past
summer and has remained
closed, and area residents who
enjoyed shopping there are curi-
ous as to when the store will
reopen.
Sweger Construction of Olds-
mar has been awarded the con-
tract to rebuild several stores in
the Dollar Tree chain. They are in
Okeechobee working on the
Northlake Village store now.
"We have already redone
three other Dollar Tree stores in
Kissimmee, Punta Gorda and
Port Charlotte, and this was the
worst. It lost the back of its roof
and, as you can see, the interior
was ruined," stated Larry Rose of
Sweger Construction.
The roofs of the adjacent
stores did not sustain this severe
amount of damage, which led
the contractor to believe that a
tornado may have passed across
the building at the Dollar Tree
area.


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The back portion of the Dollar Tree Store roof in North-
lake Village was peeled back exposing the interior of the
building during Hurricane Jeanne.
"It appears that a tornado The good news for the com-
may have come across the roof munity is that the popular store
at the Dollar Tree section of the will reopen.
building because the commer- "We will have it ready to open
cial air conditioning units were approximately 12 weeks after
totally ripped off the roof and the roof goes on," explained Mr.
tossed across the building which Rose. "We can't give you a defi-
left gaping holes in the roof," nite date yet because we are
explained Mr. Rose. "The back of waiting for a new roof to be
the roof was peeled back like a installed and the roofer is having
the roof was peeled back like a difficulty getting materials."
sheet of paper, exposing the inte- Until then, the construction
nor. cre-r, s ;c isttinr the in t- ri,-r f thei


"Everything was ruined and
now there is mold everywhere,"
he continued.


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beating case
PAHOKEE Pahokee Police of the car and identified them-
Chief Rafael Duran resigned on selves, the officers told them to
Wednesday amid allegations that leave and threatened to arrest
his officers beat and hospitalized them for interfering with a police
a man who has been in an ongo- investigation, Sasser said.
ing feud with police. The two officials immediately
Robert Love, 48, was a fre- went to Sasser's home, and the
quent nuisance to police. At three of them returned to the
crime scenes, Love would some- scene. But the Pahokee police
times show up and taunt officers, officers, accompanied by two
tell witnesses not to talk to them Palm Beach County sheriff's
and videotape them at work. It'sdp ties, again threatened the
unclear what sparked his alleged deputies, again threatened the
beating on Friday. city officials with arrest if they did
The city manager and vice not leave.
mayor stumbled upon three offi- The beating was "so vicious"
cers beating Lowe on Friday. The that Love was hospitalized, Sass-


two were driving through town
after having dinner, Mayor J.P.
Sasser said.
When the city officials got out


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Duran, a former patrol
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building and doing as much
work as they can to speed up
completion.


Sex offenders


topic of
By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
For the size of Okeechobee
County it has more than its fair
share of registered sex offend-
ers.
There are currently 95 regis-
tered sex offenders in the
county, said Connie Curry,
criminal analyst of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO).
She and other staff of the
sheriff's office told Kiwanians
Thursday about the large num-
ber of sex offenders living in
Okeechobee.
In 1997, the sex offender
registry was implemented.
Until then, sex offenders were
not required to register. Florida
was the first state to post the
names and photos of regis-


meeting
tered sex offenders online.
In Florida, there are 28,500
registered sex offenders 95
of those live in Okeechobee
County. That translates to
approximately three registered
sex offenders per every 1,000
people in Okeechobee County.
In the state of Florida, there are
approximately 1.6 registered
sex offenders for every 1,000
people.
When a person comes to
the sheriff's office to register as
a sex offender, the staff gets
their address; a description of
their vehicle; finds out who
their employer is; finds out
about their relatives; and
makes note of any scars,
marks or tattoos.
This information along with
See Offenders Page 2


staff photo/Maria Chandler
Staff of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
Thursday about sex offenders. Left to right is Kiwanis member Jeff Sumner along with
Michele Bell, Connie Curry and Detective Brad Stark from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office.


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News Briefs Tips help the FWC make wildlife cases


Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
mayapply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.

Gladys' Restaurant
reopening on Monday
OKEECHOBEE Gladys'
Restaurant, 511 W.S. Park St., will
reopen Monday, March 7, at 6 a.m.
The restaurant has been closed
while repairing damage from hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne.
Their hours of operation will be
Monday through Friday, from 6
a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Lotto jackpot
up to $10 million
TALLAHASSEE No ticket
matched all six Florida Lotto num-
bers, meaning Saturday's jackpot
will be worth an estimated $10 mil-
lion, lottery officials said Thursday.
A total of 112 tickets matched
five numbers to win $2,818.50;
4,868 tickets matched four num-
bers for $52.50; and 80,466 tickets
matched three numbers for $4.50.
The winning Florida Lotto num-
bers selected Wednesday: 5-12-19-
25-40-43.

Man arrested
in elder's attack
STUART A man was charged
with attacking an elderly Martin
County woman, kidnapping her
and- imprisoning her in a van until
someone heard her cries and
called police, sheriff's deputies
said.
Timothy Joe Owens, 40, also
known as "Killer," was arrested
Wednesday in a Fort Pierce park
after a two-county manhunt,
authorities said.
Police said Owens entered the
St. Lucie Shores home of the 82-
year-old woman on Tuesday,
severely beat her, tied her up, put in
her van and drove south to
Indiantown.
The woman was so badly beat-
en, she was unable to talk, said Sgt.
Jenell Atlas, spokeswoman for the
sheriff's office.
Atlas said, Owens' criminal his-
tory including convictions of homi-
cide and possession of a firearm by
a felon.

Man pleads guilty
to murder charges
WEST PALM BEACH A man
pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his
estranged wife and two of her co-
workers at a Palm Beach County
garden center.
Andres Casarrubias, 47, of Lake
Worth, pleaded guilty Wednesday-
to three counts of first-degree mur-
der with a firearm in exchange for
three life sentences without parole.
He had faced a possible death sen-
tence if convicted at trial.
In July 2003, Casarrubias went
to Gold Leaf Nurseries west of
Boynton Beach, where his
estranged wife Catalina Casarru-
bias and a man he suspected was
her boyfriend worked.
He shot and killed his wife, co-
worker Ramiro Cortez and Andrew
Logan, co-owner of the nursery.

Teele convicted of
threatening cop
MIAMI City Commissioner
Arthur E. Teele Jr. was convicted
Wednesday of threatening a police
officer during a highway altercation
with detectives following him as
part of corruption investigation.
Teele, who has been suspended
by Gov. Jeb Bush, was cleared of an
aggravated assault charge of trying
to run a Miami-Dade Police detec-
tive offthe road.
According to documents filed
with his later arrest, Teele was
under surveillance as part of a cor-


ruption investigation. Police said
that as they followed his wife, Teele
drove his car at the detective and,
once stopped, threatened to shoot
the officers if they ever followed his
wife again.
Teele is free on $100,000 bail.
He faces a sentence ranging from
probation to five years in prison. He
is to be sentenced May 4.
Teele is awaiting trial in the cor-
ruption case. He is accused of
accepting a total of $135,000 in
kickbacks and he faces 10 charges
of unlawful compensation from
private companies.


WEST PALM BEACH Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) officers spent a
weekend making strong cases to
protect our wildlife resources.
In Martin County, FWC officers
conducted a night hunting detail
involving land and air assets look-
ing for illegal hunting activities
and their efforts were rewarded.
Shortly before midnight Satur-
day, Feb. 12, the pilot spotted a
truck circling a field and shining a
spotlight typical illegal night


hunting activity. Land patrol units
were dispatched to the area.
After hearing gunshots, the
officers entered the property and
were directed to the truck's loca-
tion by the air unit. Five individu-
als Michael Robinson, Luisa
Robinson, John Perrone and Lori-
ann Hubbell, all from West Palm
Beach, and James Laduke of
Okeechobee were allegedly
caught in the act of cleaning deer.
FWC officers reportedly found
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of being cleaned; one skinned
and cleaned deer on the tailgate;
and, a cooler of quartered-up
deer parts.
Each received citations for tak-
ing deer at night with gun and
light, which is a first-degree mis-
demeanor punishable by up to
one year in jail and/or $1,000 fine,
the loss of hunting privileges for
three years, plus confiscation of
the hunting equipment involved;
and, possession of having freshly


killed deer out of season, which is
a second-degree misdemeanor
punishable by up to 60 days in jail
and/or a $500 fine.
In addition, FWC officers
seized the rifle, ammunition, spot-
light and deer as evidence.
The deer were donated to a
local wildlife rehabilitator.
In Okeechobee County, FWC
officers responded to a citizen's
report of someone shooting a
hawk off a pole from their vehicle.
The caller reported the tag num-


ber and general description of the
vehicle and shooter.
The tip led FWC investigators
to West Palm Beach resident Don-
ald Ponder, of Alam-O0 Farm.
FWC investigators reportedly
retrieved the red shouldered
hawk and cited Mr. Ponder for
unlawfully killing a federally pro-
tected bird. The offense is a sec-
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He could not be reached for com-
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Jessica Allison has been missing since Feb. 23, 2005.
She is 13 years old; is 5 feet 6 inches tall; weighs 140
pounds; has blue eyes; and, strawberry blond hair. Any-
one with information on Jessica is asked to contact
detective Bettye Taylor or Detective J.P. Zeigler at the
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going to ask the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement to
review the police department.

"I can't believe this happened,"
Sasser said. "The last time I
checked, the American flag was fly-
ing atop City Hall."


Offenders


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) the registered offender's photo-
graph is entered into the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE) database.
Registered sex offenders who
move are required to notify the
sheriff's office within 48 hours
of where they are going. They
must also change their driver's
license.
Burnice Milton Franklin, 38, is
a registered sex offender -and is
wanted in Okeechobee County
for sexual battery on a child
under 12. Franklin is a white
S male; 5-foot, 11 inches tall; and,
weighs 190 pounds. Anyone
with information on Franklin or
his whereabouts is asked to call
a Detective Brad Stark at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
at (863) 763-3117.
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee meets every Thursday at
noon at Fat Boys Restaurant.


Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Wednes-
day in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
0-1-0
Play 4
8-6-0-3
Lotto $6 million jackpot
5-12-40-43-25-19
Fantasy 5
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Everglades learns about good nutrition, exercise


Good luck
On Feb. 25, Bill Veach was wished good luck at his new
job as the city manager of Flagler Beach. Mr. Veach served
as the city administrator to the City of Okeechobee for the
past five years. Presenting Mr. Veach (left) with a gift is
City of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk (middle) as Robin
Brock who was Mr. Veach's secretary looks on.


Community Events

DAR meeting is planned
The Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution (DAR) will meet at 11 a.m. on March 5 at the Clock Restaurant.
The chapter meets from October to May. For information, call Ruth
Lawson at (863) 763-2492.
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 worship 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 butterfly
expert Alana Edwards. Ms. Edwards, president of the local chapter of
the North American Butterfly Association, will teach you how to attract
these lovely creatures to your yard. The workshop will be held at the
DuPuis Management Area Visitor Center on March 5. This event is free
and begins at 9 a.m. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. until noon
on Saturday. DuPuis is eight miles west of Indiantown on the south
side of Kanner Highway (S.R. 76). Go to the visitors' center at Gate 5.
For information, call (800) 432-2045, ext 3339.


Obituary


David Travis Hare
David Travis Hare, age 54, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, March
1, 2005, in Okeechobee. He was
born Jan. 29, 1951, in Fort Pierce to
Toby and Lib Hare. He was an insu-
lation installer having lived in Okee-
chobee his entire life. He served
our country in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Hare is survived by: his wife,
Darlene Hare of Bellview; daughter,
TabithaAnn (Levi) Rew of Bellview;
parents, Toby and Lib Hare of Okee-
chobee; two sisters, Sug (Roger H.)
Busbin of Okeechobee and Sherri
(Jeff) Howard of Sarasota; two
brothers, Roger (Terry) Hare of
Okeechobee and Kevin (Jennifer)
Hare of Sarasota; and, four grand-
children, Brittany Ann and Dakota


Taylor Hare Bishop, Gage Nathaniel
and MacKenzie Rew.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4
p.m., on Satur-
day, March,5, at 4t
North Okee- '
chobee Church .
of God, 15949 W
N.W. 30th Terr.,
services will fol- '
low at 4 p.m.,
with Reverend my.
Noah Taylor
officiating. David
Interment
will be at Ever- Travis Hare
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


Mrs. Bronkella, Mrs. Smith and
Miss Raulerson's classes are busy
learning our letters "Vv", "Jj",
and "Ee". We are also learning
our frequency words "come" and
"look". We are learning to meas-
ure objects with string and cubes;
comparing capacity and weight.
This week we are also learning
about our community, map skills
and community helpers. Thank
you to Mr. McCain, from the fire
department, for coming to speak
to our classes.
First Grade
Ms. Anderson's class will be
learning all about our teeth and
our heart. We will be learning
how to keep our bodies healthy
through good nutrition and exer-
cise.
Ms.' Parrish's class is getting
excited about St. Patrick's Day.
We are writing about lep-
rechauns and
shamrocks. We
are also learning
fractions
and con-
tinuing
our prac-
tice with
addition
and subtrac-
tion facts.
Mrs. Bartlett's class is busy
learning about fractions in math.
We will be learning about coins
and counting money next in
math. We wrote a story about
finding a pot of gold. Some chil-
dren used their money for man-
sions, toys, and gifts for their fam-
ily.
First grade students of the
week are: in Hollins' class-Daniel
Alvarex; Murrish-Maria Benitez;
Laskey-Tiffany Marshall; Ander-
son-Mackenzie Delacruz; Osuld-
sen-Alex Garcia; Parris-Sierra
Spier; and, in Bartlett's class-
Kenia Luviano.
Second Grade
Mr. Wright's class is working
on "Spatial Sense" in math. Flip,
turn, and slide are becoming a
big part of our vocabulary. The
students are learning about pen-
guins by reading "The Emperor's
Egg." It is a- nonfiction informa-
tional story. Our science class is
learning about the "Earth ... Long
Ago."
Ms. Stokes' class is still ticking
away at-"Time" in math. We flip
flopped a story from the reading
series to save "How I Spent My
Summer Vacation" for this week.
It's about a boy who is captured
by cowboys and his adventures
with them. We are incorporating
a rodeo unit to go along with it to
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These are the first grade students of the week for Feb. 28 (left to right) Keriia Luviano, Maria
Benitez, Tiffany Marshall, Sierra Spier, Alex Garcia, Daniel Alvarez and Mackenzie Delacruz.


the upcoming Chalo Nitka and
Speckled Perch rodeos. Ms.
Stokes' two sons are both profes-
sional calf-ropers and will be per-
forming at these two rodeos.
They are trying to find time to
come in to share with the class
some calf roping techniques.
What's the news in Mrs.
Hawk's class? She's a new mom!
Everyone would like to welcome
the arrival of Zane Alexander
Hawk. Congratulations to Mr. and
Mrs. Hawk.
Third Grade
Nothing to report.
Fourth Grade
The fourth grade classes from
Everglades Elementary went to
see the movie "Winn Dixie" on
Thursday, Feb. 17. We have been
reading the book in class and can
heartily recommend the movie as
a delight! We also just recently
finished reading the book "Tiger
Rising". Mrs. Robertson's class
responded to the prompt: If you
were with Sistine and Rob (in the
story) would you or would you
not set the tiger free? Explain
why. The expositors were dis-
played in the cafeteria as a part of
our school wide literacy display
at our last PTO meeting. Other
fourth graders contributed class
sets of writing they had done. We
are working diligently to review
all our skills to be ready for the
FCAT test that is rapidly


approaching in March. But as our
student success skills have taught
us; we have learned a lot and we
believe we can do it! Little by lit-
tle, bit by bit we have been
improving every day.
Fifth Grade
Mr. LaPenna: FCAT Stuff for
fifth graders.
Mrs. Washington's class has
learned a lot about contributions
and achievements of African
Americans during the month of
February. Did you know that Gar-
rett Morgan was the first person
to patent a traffic signal? He also
developed the gas mask. Stay
tuned in March when we study


Women's History.
Administration
Congratulations to these
teachers: Melissa Brady (2nd
grade), Ann White (2nd grade),
Joyce Claypool(2nd grade) and
Chris Fuller (4th grade). These
teachers applied for and received
Okeechobee Educational Foun-
dation Mini Grants for $500. They
will use this money to enhance.
their reading programs. Great
job!
Student and
Literacy Councils
Nothing to report.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Lack of Planning
"I read with some dismay Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
leadership's comments in the Okeechobee News dated March 2.
As stated in the article, the normal procedure when a boil water
notice is put into effect is for OUA employees to hand deliver
notices. The comment, 'We did the best we could undei the cir-
cumstances,' shows a lack of planning and is, frankly, rather lame.
Though a high percentage of OUA's customers were affected it
seems that no attempt was made to contact homes and businesses
directly. Limited manpower is no excuse for lack of a pro-active
emergency procedure plan. A press release sent to the Okee-
chobee News, which is printed the next day, and to the local radio
station that is listened to by a small percentage of the local popula-
tion is ineffective. I would hope that the OUA staff would contact
the local cable company to have a crawler placed on the network
in periodic intervals informing the public of the emergency notice.
Or perhaps the U.S. Post Office could deliver emergency notices
with the daily mail delivery though they may charge a fee for
services. It appears to this reader and OUA customer that the pub-
lic's health and well being should be placed above profits, at all
costs."
Fish
"I have been a resident of Okeechobee for over 30 years. I have
raised my children and my grandchildren are growing up here. But
if the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission doesn't
wake up and see that people are taking twice their limit out of the
lake, there will be more Okeechobee fish north of Atlanta, Ga., than
there is in Lake Okeechobee."

Signs
"I am sure it's an oversight, but the elections are over there are
still up signs at the rodeo and on U.S. 441 S.E. Also, why is the coun-
ty allowing people to nail 'for rent' signs on the telephone poles
and right-of-ways? Look at the south end of 441."

Glades News
"We live here at Buckhead Ridge, all of our shopping, dining,
business, etc. is done in Okeechobee. There are a lot of Okee-
chobee newspaper customers down here across the river, and I
was wondering why there are not more news things about this
area in the paper. I realize we are located in a different county, but
wouldn't it be possible to have some Glades County news in the
paper?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We try to run a Glades
County roundup each Monday, which is comprised of short infor-
mational briefs about news and events in Glades County. At times,
we will also pick up stories from our sister paper, the Glades Coun-
ty Democrat, and run them in the Okeechobee News. If you don't
already get the Glades County Democrat you can call (877) 353-
2424 for a subscription.)

Chamber of Commerce
"As a tax paying citizen I have three questions. Where is the
budget for the Chamber of Commerce? Who writes the checks for
the Chamber of Commerce? Why is it that so many people quit the
board of directors at the Chamber of Commerce? What is going on
inside the Chamber of Commerce? (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. We posed your four questions to the Chamber of Commerce
and following are their answers. The Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce is a private, non-profit corporation that is not
funded by the city or county. Taxpayers are not responsible for the
maintenance or operational costs of the Chamber. It is solely fund-
ed by its membership dues and the fundraisers wE host. The budg-
et of the Chamber of Commerce is approved and controlled by its
12-member board and certified public accountant The executive
director, treasurer, vice president and president are approved to
write checks, and all checks require two signatures. Only two peo-
ple have resigned from the board in the past year. Those positions
have been filled by qualified members.)



Community Event

Beauty pageant aids March of Dimes
The inaugural Okeechobee WalkAmerica Beauty Pageant
will be held March 5 at the VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441
S.E. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pag-
eant will start at 11 a.m. with the youngest age group first. The'
age divisions for girls will be: birth to 2 (Baby); 3-6 (Tiny), 7-12
(Little), 13-17 (Teen) and, 18 and over (Ms.) Married women
are welcome in the 18 and over division only. For boys, the age
groups will be: birth to 2 (Little Mister) and 3-6 (Mister). The
cost to enter all events is $100. For beauty events only, the cost
is $75. Extra events for boys and girls will be: best eyes ($10),
best smile ($10), best hair ($10), and most photogenic ($25). A
mother and child can enter together for $100. Each additional
child is $50: All proceeds from the pageant will, go to the March
of Dimes. For information, call Shannon Padgett at (863) 467-
8969. The annual WalkAmerica event will be held in Okee-
chobee on March 19.





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Looking Back ...
In 1996 the OHS Lady Brahmans basketball team consisted of: (in no certain order) Kim Riley, Bobbie Wilson, Elizabeth
Osceola, Misty Boteler, Jenny Hoover, Nicole Paulson, Jessica Smith, Monica Collins and Coach Tony Lavechio. 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 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events


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

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet.in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suit-
able for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677,S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invitation
to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October
through May. For information call Ruth Lawson, regent, at (863) 763-
2492, or Bonnie Hill, vice regent and registrar, at (772) 597-4235.

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

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church. For information, contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information, con-
tact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For more information, call (863) 357-
0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just step by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the
American Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical advisor Dr.
Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Community Events


American Red Cross barbecue
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will be hold-
ing 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 din-
ners 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.

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 high-
lighting 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.
Dinner will be served from 4 until 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for
adults and $3 for children. Tickets are available at the church
office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.

Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather
craft demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5,
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The
class is designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with
some skill in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons
wanting to acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited
and pre-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-fnail 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 fea-
tured speaker will be State Senator Ken Pruitt, Legislative spon-
sor 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 I 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.







The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 4, 2005 0


In the Military


Private Munger
completes training
Army Pvt. Loyd H. Munger Jr.
has graduated from the Light-
wheeled Vehicle Mechanic


advanced individual training
(AIT) course at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed to train
soldiers to perform maintenance,
troubleshoot, and repair wheeled
vehicles and related mechanical


components, including suspen-
sion systems, internal combus-
tion engines and power trains,
spark- and compression-ignition
engines, wheel-hub assemblies,
hydraulic brake and steering sys-
tems, and operate a wheeled
vehicle crane, hoist, and winch
assemblies.
Munger's grandparents are


Loyd H. and Judy A. Munger of
N.W. 24th St., Okeechobee.
The private is a 2004 graduate
of Okeechobee High School.

Baker joins
the U.S. Air Force
Katrina R. Baker has joined the
United States Air Force under the


Delayed Entry Program. The pro-
gram gives young men and
women the opportunity to enlist
and delay going into basic mili-
tary training for up to one year.
Qualified men and women are
eligible to receive skill training,
experience and up to $20,000 in
education benefits.
After completing basic military


training, airmen receive special-
ized technical training in one of
more than 125 job career fields.
Baker, a 2004 graduate of
Okeechobee High School, Fla.,
has reported to Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas,
for active duty. She is the daughter
of Joann and Marvin Baker of
S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee.


Service Club Briefs


American
Legion Post #64
Son's of American Legion
will be having a fish fry on March
20, from 1 until 4 p.m. for a dona-
tion of $6. They will be serving
catfish, corn on the cob, baked
beans and cole slaw. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5309.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday: of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
Third Sunday: of. each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors.open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night: dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
.through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.'
For information, call (863) 763-.
2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78.W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
(863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday, March 12: Speck-
led persch, Eagles in the park,
baked good, face painting by
Susan.
Sunday, March 13:Eagles dis-
trict meeting at 1 p.m. food avail-
able for a donation.
Saturday, March 19: Kid's
Easter party at 2 p.m. Must call the
AERIES (863) 763- 2552 and sign
up children for the party. Food
and face painting by Susan.
Saturday, March 26: Florida
Eagles state picnic, food, music,
fun and games.
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.;
food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ?; food will be
available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday: Karoke by Jimmy
Harper.
First and third Thursday:


Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
e First and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$4 donation.
Second and fourth Saturday:
16 ounce riveye steak cooked to
order from 5 p.m. until ? for a $10
donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at6 p.m.
e Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet
at (863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner
at (863) 357-0427.
Smorgasbord dinner on Sun-
day, March 6, from noon to 4 p.m.
at the Lodge, to benefit Ft. Pierce
Assembly No.9, International
Order of the Rainbow for Girls for
a $7 donation.
The International Order of the
Rainbow for Girls is a character
building organization for girls
between the ages of 11 and 20. Its
purpose is to promote effective
community leadership skills and,
most importantly, .service to
humanity. The IORG, established
in 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma,
is an International organization
with assemblies in many coun-
tries around the world, including
the United States, Australia,
Brazil, The Philippines, Germany,
Canada, Italy and Japan, to name
only a few. Nearly all states in the
United States have Rainbow.
Members of Rainbow are
active in their churches, schools
and communities. The IORG is a
service organization where the
girls learn about charity, hope and
service through their work and
involvement with annual service
projects, Rainbow Girls have
many fun activities and opportu-
nities to make lifelong friend-
ships.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is looking for young ladies
in our community who are inter-
ested in becoming a member of
this fraternal organization.
Masonic relationship is not
required for a girl to become a
member of Rainbow-only a
desire to enjoy the benefits of
future growth and development.
Tickets are available for $7
each and the event is open to the
public. Enjoy a delightful variety
of home made dishes and sup-
port this group of future leaders.
Members of the Ft. Pierce Assem-
bly will be on hand to serve as
well as answer any questions. F or
more information about the din-
ner or the International Order of
the Rainbow for Girls organiza-
tion, contact Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427 or Richard Sweet at
(863) 824-0262.
e Second and fourth Mondays:
the Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings starting at 7:30 p.m.


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For information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
March 10, 17, 24 and 31:
Karaoke nights starting at 7 p.m.
March 15: membership,
meeting starting at 8 p.m.
March 17: W.O.T.M. St.
Patty's day dinnre of corn beef
and cabbage.
March 20: starting at 1 p.m.,
hurricane relief party with a hog
roast. Donated items for the raffle
and auction will be accepted.
There will be music for dancing.
March 22: Moose Lodge
enrollments starting at 7 p.m.
March 26: Children Easter
Egg Hunt, from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m., sponsored by the BHR
Moose Lodge, Community Center
and Fire Department, and it will
be held at the Community Center.
Children from BHR 12 years and
under may attend. There will be
prizes, hot dogs chips and drinks.
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call to see
what they are serving.
Friday and Saturday night:
there will be music for dancing
starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call the
lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning: breakfast
is served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.
Moose Family
Center.#1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954
or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Saturday, March 12: huge
yard sale, one day only at the
Country Cooler.
Sunday, March 13: fish fry
and music on the Patio bar.
Sunday, March 27: Easter
party for all the kids of the Okee-
chobee Moose.
Every Thursday: Bar bingo at
1 p.m. .25 using paper sheets,
bring your dauber. (members
only)
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
*Wednesday March 9: at 8 p.m.,
LOOM meeting for all members.
Wednesday, March 16:
Moose legion meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8: at 8 p.m.
WOTM chapter enrollment.
Tuesday, March 22: WOTM
business meeting at 8 p.m.
e Sunday, March 13: district
meeting in Stuart.
March 18 and 19: Moose
legion celebration in Jupiter.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.


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

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Annie and the Lip Sync
group will entertain you on Sun-
day, March 13, beginning at 2
p.m. For information, call (863)
467-2552.
a Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, call for more informa-
tion.
a Thursday: bar bingo at 12:45
p.m.; lunch will be available.
@ Friday: a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will
be served from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Second and fourth Saturday:
Post meetings are held, beginning
at 10 a.m. Commander Don
South is available at (863) 467-
2882.

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


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 4, 2005 SPORTS 7


Sports Briefs

OHS booster
club to meet
The Brahman Athletic Associ-
ation is sponsoring their month-
ly Parent Booster Club Meeting
on Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee High School
service conference room.
These meetings are open to
the public and everyone is wel-
come and encouraged to attend.
For information, contact Jeff
Robinson, (863) 467-2525 or
Mike Radebaugh, O.H.S. athletic
director, at (863) 462-2025.

Wrestling club
to start sign ups
The Chobee Wrestling Club
will begin their spring season in
March.
The club is open to both boys
and girls, ages 5-18. Sign-ups for
the club will be March 8 and 10,'
with elementary school-age
wrestlers practicing from 6 until
7 p.m. and middle school
wrestlers practicing from 7 until
8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days of each week.
For information, contact
coach Bruce Jahner at (863)
462-5025.

Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will hold their fourth annual
Kid's Day benefit bass tourna-
ment on March 20 at the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
Boats will take to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-
ins at 2 p.m.
The entry fee into the team
tournament will be $110 per
team. This fee includes entry
into the big bass pot. The entry
fee can be paid at the ramp on
the morning of the tournament.
Entries can also be paid by
check in advance. To do so,
make the check payable to the
Taylor Creek Bass Club and mail
it to: Bill Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Entry
forms are available at several
local bait and tackle shops, as
well as businesses and restau-
rants; or, by contact Bill at (863)
763-2926.
The total payout will be for
the top six places, and first- and
second-place big fish winners.
The tournament will have a 70
percent payout based on a 50
boat field. If there is a full field,
list place will recejvej$1,200;
second place will receive $800;
third place will receive $500;
fourth place will receive $300;
fifth place will receive $200 and
sixth place will receive $150. The
big fish award will be $350. Sec-
ond big fish will receive $150.
The remaining 30 percent
will be used to help fund the
club's 20th annual Okeechobee
Kid's Day Fishing Festival to be
held later this year.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
1020.


Lefebvre Hawks
The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreations' 14
and under basketball team, the Lefebvre Accident Team Hawks. They are: (in no partic-
ular order) Seth Peterson, Justin Aldridge, Timmy Palmer, Joey Voss, Erick McQueen,
Jonathan Wellman, Brandon Griesemer, Jonathan Siegenthaler, Mitchell Bryner and
Ricardo Nieto. They are coached by Dionne Smedley, Sandy Billie Jr. and Dwayne Billie.


Miami faces tough ACC play on road to Omaha


By Jeff Price
Associated Press Writer
CORAL GABLES Forgive
coach Jim Morris if he's not quite
as ecstatic as everyone else on
campus about Miami's move
into the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence.
Sure, basketball attendance
has never been better and the
football team can finally develop
some conference rivalries that
don't all require a three-hour
plane ride.
Baseball, however, has flour-
ished while playing a home-
heavy, independent schedule -
even when the school's other
teams were -in the Big East. But
those days are now gone, mean-
ing Miami's annual pursuit of a
College World Series berth in
Omaha just got tougher.
"It's not going to make it any
easier for us in particular,
because the system we've had


the last 40 years has worked pret-
ty good," Morris said. "We've
been in the World Series a lot.
"I don't think it's anything
that's going to be an advantage
for the baseball program, but I
think it's an advantage for the
athletic department," he added.
After 60 seasons as college base-
ball's most prominent independ-
ent powerhouse, the Hurricanes
play their first conference game
Friday when North Carolina State
visits to open a three-game
weekend series..
With that, the independent
era formally ends.
Miami had unparalleled suc-
cess as an independent; four
national championships, 21 Col-
lege World Series berths and a
record 32 straight NCAA regional
appearances.
But gone are the days when
the Hurricanes could schedule
43 home games and 12 road
games including just three


outside the state (those were in
Georgia) as they did last sea-
son. Now there will be four or
five .road series against ACC foes
to deal with.
So long, New York Tech.
Hello, Georgia Tech and Virginia
Tech.
Former coach Ron Fraser led
Miami during most of its inde-
pendent era, acting as a one-man
PR machine, luring fans by any
means. That allowed the pro-
gram to bring in revenues most
programs couldn't approach.
"Nobody talked about it,"
Fraser said. "Nobody was asking
to get us in (a league). ... We
couldn't get anything better than
what we had. We were making
money."
College baseball even for
big conferences was never a
money sport, but Fraser made
Miami the exception. Morris con-
tinued that tradition when he
took over in 1994.


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Quality Tees Suns
The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreations' 10
and under basketball team, the Quality Tees Suns. They are: (in no particular order) Min-
nie Osceola, Rosa Urbina, Zachary Aguilar, Austin Freeman, Cayuna Williams, Sterlandra
McNeil, Janet Smith, Richard Smith, Tommie Jackson and Marshall Tommie. They are
coached by Dee ReFoure and Tierra Allen.


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in prep tennis competition
The Sebastian River Sharks (Seb.) def. Fulford and Spelts
tennis team came to Okee- (Okee.) 8-3.
chobee Wednesday afternoon to In girls' singles competition:
take on the Brahman netters and Katrina Eromin (Seb.) def.
returned to Sebastian with wins Catherine Spangler (Okee.) 6-0,
for the boys (7-0) and girls (4-3) 6-1; Paulina Blecker (Seb.) def.
teams. Alyssa Wright (Okee.) 6-4, 6-1;
The loss drops the record for Taylor Miller (Seb.) def. Jenni
the Brahmans to 0-6 on the sea- Ronkko (Okee.) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-
son, and the Okeechobee girls 1; Rina Boswell (Okee.) def.
are now4-2. Katie George (Seb.) 6-2, 6-7 (2-
Results of the individual 7), 7-6 (8-6); Jami Fadley
matches were: (Okee.) def. Eunah Hwang
Boys' singles competition: (Okee.) def. Eun-ah Hwang
R.J. DeCuba (Seb.) def. Ryan (Seb.) 6-2'6-1.
Bailey (Okee.) 6-1, 6-0; David In girls' doubles competition:
Carter (Seb.) def. Joey Ellis Spangler and Wright (Okee.)
(Okee.) 6-0, 6-0; Scott Mathis def. Eromin and Miller (Seb.) 9-
(Seb.) def. Ryan Fulford (Okee.) 7; and, Blecker and Angela
6-0, 6-1; Jose Manzo (Seb.) def. Tseng (Seb.) def. Ronkko and
Bobby Spelts (Okee.) 6-0, 7-5; Fadley (Okee.) 8-5.
and, Jimmy Cilli (Seb.) def. Elj The Brahmans' next home
Cabansay (Okee.) 6-0, 6-0. matches will be on Monday,
Boys' doubles competition: March 14, at the Okeechobee
Carter and Mathis (Seb.) def. Sports Complex when they will
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March 4,
through Thursday, March 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "The Pacifier" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7
p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2 and
7p.m. -
Also showing in Theatre II -
"Hitch" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
4:15 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 4:15 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Be Cool" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:05
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities are
available in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call Shelly
Balton at (863 357-1) :47H7
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
for a free and confidential appoint-
ment. In Palm Beach County 434-
2544 or 1-800-330-2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of N.W.
Second Street and Second Avenue.
Entertain or educate yourself, using
486 audiocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances and
575 videos. Prepare a paper on
comparative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or chil-
dren, a craft project or a Sunday
school lesson. Easy to use because
we use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Current-
ly the library is staffed Sunday 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday
evening 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at


Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English
as a second language, Tuesday and
Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until
9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday and
Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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Auctions 105
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Personals 15 C
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ELECTRICAL TEST
EQUIPMENT
Call to identify.
(863)634-9791


BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.


CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 yrs. old. Goes
by the name "Duke".
Last seen in Bassinger
on, 1/4. Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822..
LOST DOGS- both 1/2 bull-
dog, V2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-

MALE CATAHOLUA
blk/white/grey w/blue
eyes in Viking Prairie
(863)763-3631
MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836


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

LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
Approx 6 wks
(863)467-4367
MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free! You haul.
Call (772)464-1892
or (772)332-1058.
ROOFING PANELS (5)
Galvanized, 2'xl 2'.
Some damage. Free, you
haul. (863)763-1997


ROTTWEILER LAB MIXED
F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
shot/wormed. To Good
Home! 863-763-8892.
SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
you must move. Located
in Canal Point. (863)467-
1761.
TOY SIZE DOGS 2, Free For
adoption to a Senior in a
Seniors Home Only! Call'
,(863)983-6537.





BASINGER- Fri-Sat, Mar
4th-5th, 8am-?, 16920
NW 203rd St., Some furni-
ture, scap material for
quilting, canning jars, and
much more.



Lakeside RV Park
4074 Hwy 441 SE
Community Yard Sale
Sat., 3/5, 8am til ?


Multiple Family Yard Sale,
1 day only, great bargains,
Sat., 3/12, at Country
Cooler at end of park.

OKEECHOBEE
Fri & Sat 3/04 & 3/05
8am-? 1232 SW 18th
Terr. Off of 16th St.
Antique Bedroom
suite, Oak Dining Rm.
Suite, collectibles &
misc. No early
hirdi:l

Middle Aged Male, non
smoker, in search of fern.
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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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C'Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good'
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
COOKS & SERVERS
ALL Shifts.
Apply in person
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
DISTRIBUTOR
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Flowers Baking Co.LLC
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The right applicant will:
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Employment
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a
compassionate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
be part of an excellent nursing team.
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972-2502 or call Keli Trimnal, Human Resource
Department, at 863-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street: (863) 357-2442


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Major Okeechobee financial firm needs per-
son full time with computer, communication
and organizational skills who can work inde-
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er service. Offering benefit pkg. and online
training program. EOE
Send resume to: P.O. Box 940, Attn: Human
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POSITION AVAILABLE
In busy office for self motivated,
responsible individual with good
computer skills and basic understanding
of accounting. Please Respond To:
Classified Department
Dept #1390
PO Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973

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Palm bch Pt St Lucie.
Mechanic-3 to 4 yrs.
exp. Rough piece
crews Full benefits
Contact us
561-848-9495 E.O.E.
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.
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
and organizational skills
Proficient 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. 4t" 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
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
LOOKING FOR POOL SER-
VICE TECH Exp. preferred.
Gator Pool. located at 917
SW Park St. Apply within.
NEEDED LABORS
Plasters, Block Layers
& Masons,
(863)634-4583
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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INeWs 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


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Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.

Call (772) 528-0450




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


IMMEDIATE OPENING
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Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
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for more information


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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


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, F.
Turnpike (863)763-9383
DFWP



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BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250
JANITOR, Part Time
For Church Complex.
8-12 hrs. per wk. For more
information or interview call
Carl Diesslin @
863-467-5975
OFFICE MAN./SECRETARY
With Computer/ Reception-
ist needed. Real Estate Exp.
Preferred.
Send Resume/Salary req. to
horsell@strato.net
PART TIME HELP NEEDED
for receptionist position.
Apply in person, 1101 N.
Parrott Ave.


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GREAT JOB! GREAT PAY!
Needed Door Knockers
Salary + Bonus Will Train
863-467-9484.

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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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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-
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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


COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380




CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-772
or 863-357-4140

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


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 I




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
Coinsh'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts./Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,Lights 640
Luggage 6145
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


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

ELECTRIC RANGE Kenmore
2yrs. old used very little
$200 (863)946-0117




MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088



REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894


ei N 5 5B


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

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


ISpecia


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.


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

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


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, sin. 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,
Californica 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.
DINETTE 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.

DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
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
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.


PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, ulster &
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



.1
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
Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.
ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
GRAMMA'S OLD
BIk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



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




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- 2V/2
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
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
JACK RUSSEL- 6 V2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.


YELLOW CRESTED COCKA-
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
(239)633-2654
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.

YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



.i

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


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



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


CHAIN FALL, YALE, V2 Ton.
$30. (863)763-6901




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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-5
Farm Equipment 'C'.
Farm Feed Products I:
Farm Miscellaneous 15
Farm Produce "-'
Farm Services
Offered 25
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 630
Fertilizer 835
Horses 2.10
Landscaping
Supplies 2?45
Lawn & Garden &'5,
Livestock j55
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers rGE.


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 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent "C5
House Rent 930
Land Rent ',5
Resort Property
Rent ,-
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 9r




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


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


READING A


Recreolation



Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 2035


12' Aluminum /4 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


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 I0
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 11 30
Investment
Property Sale 1U-5
Land Sale 10-I0
Lots Sale 104"-
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 107".
Waterfront ProperrylO0,


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
$145,000 772-597-6158
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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
,1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252



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



Waterfront Property
Beautiful park model
2BR, nicely decorated
Turtle Cove, #65
$110,000
(863)357-9055


MobileHomes

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






2/2 onWaterfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.





2/2 on Waterfront lot in Pri-
vate Park furnished land-
scaped, Many extras Call
Jay 863-634-3451.
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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DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. TrI in great shape
No Title $2,000
(863)697-6054

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

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
MOTOR, Honda 5 hp, Out-
board. Brand new, less
than 30 hrs. $1000 Firm.
Please call 863-697-1645

Outboard Boat Motor, '01,
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
(863)697-1645

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PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
45hp, With trailer $5000.
863-467-7136 or
Cell 515-321-8338.


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 I i'l Rnrk-


er
ca
$4


, like new cond., lost
amper due to hurricane
125. (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

U11II -

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 401)5
Commercial Trucks 400(O
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -10 30
Four Wheel Drive 40135
Heavy Duty Trucks -0401
Parts Repairs 40,15
Pickup Trucks 40150
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LESABRE '92
Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612


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

CHEVY CAMARO 1986
Raced at Thunder Cross in
Bomber. $1800 Call Scott
B. 863-763-2622 Iv. msg.
CHEVY 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.
FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or bgst offer.
(863)447-0384

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 COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mls. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
$10,000. 863-675-1376
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.
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567




CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350
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
TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
Body in great shape w/new
paint. Motor needs work.
$600 863)634-0936


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2005-CA-29
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS A.
MINONDO, JR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.
3767 SE 40TH TERRACE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973
OR
3396 SO 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT I
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT II
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.
3767 SE 40TH TERRACE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973
OR
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other un-
known persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the
above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage cov-
ering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-w-
it:
Lot 3, Block 7, OAKPARK, according to the Plat thereof Recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to It on Elizabeth Shannon Pastras, Butler &
Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgement may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 23rd day of February,
2005.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Court Administrative Office. ADA Coordinator (407-
468-1472), hot later than seven (7) days prior to proceeding, 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida 33472. If hearing impaired,
STDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florda Relay
service.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Beatrice Rodiguez
Deputy Clerk
558231 ON 3/4,11/05



NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will beheld before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida,.to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Single Family (RSF) to the
proposed classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2).
The property owner is American Asphalt Paving Services, Inc. The appli-
'cant is Ronald Schmidt. The property is located south of 3157 Highway
441 North and is more particularly described as follows:
Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, TROPICAL GARDENS, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
Together with all that part of the vacated alley lying between lots 6 and
7 in Block 2 of TROPICAL GARDENS, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
Made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0586
558176 ON 3/4,13/05




PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to consider final reading of the fol-
lowing Ordinance into law: NO. 885: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 716, CODE OF
ORDINANCES, PARTICULARLY CHAPTER 90, ARTICLE TWO THEREOF,
DEVELOPMENT OF NON-CONFORMING LOT, AS SET OUT IN SECTION
90-35 THEREOF; AMENDING SAID SECTION TO PERMIT CERTAIN
NON-CONFORMING USES WITHIN RESIDENTIAL ZONING CATEGO-
RIES, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, REPEALING ALL SECTIONS IN-
CONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wil need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate In this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TOODD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
558246 ON 3/4/05

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 22nd
day of March, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the front door ol the Courthouse in
Okeechobee County, Florida, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 24, THE PINELANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD, IF ANY, AND TAXES SUBSEQUENT TO 2000.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is: '
DR. WILLIAM J. LAMBERT,
Plaintiff,
KEITH N. SHAW, Trustee of the SANDY OAKS REALTY TRUST
Defendant.
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-202
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 24th day of
February, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: /S/ Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
558199 ON 3/4,11/05

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT


NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a
Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district.
The property owner and applicant is Maria Valencia. The property ad-
dress is 1494 NW 43rd Avenue and is more particularly described as fol-
lows:
Lot 30, Block B, PLAYLAND PARK, according to the plat thereof recorded
In Plat Book 3; Page 27, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Plan-
hing and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi- '
clal records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2005-0236
558391 ON 3/4/05


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 23rd
day of March, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the front door of the Courthouse in
Okeechobee County, Florida, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 166, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH:
a. All improvements now located on the Real Proper-
ty and any and all improvements that may be placed
thereon and all rents, royalties, profits, revenues, in-
comes and other benefits arising from the use or en-
joyment of all or any portion of such Property or any
contract pertaining to the use or enjoyment thereof,
including, without limitation, all right, title and inter-
est of the Debtor, as lessor or landlord, in all leases
or occupancy agreements, whether now in existence
or hereafter arising, and all sums of money payable
thereunder, whether now in existence or hereafter
arising;
b. All Debtor's personal property and fixtures affixed
to or located on the Real Property, furniture, furnish-
ings, carpets, drapery, machinery, apparatus, appli-
ances, equipment, fittings, decoration and articles of
personal property of every kind and nature what-
soever, now or hereafter located in the buildings
erected or to be hereafter erected on the Land or any
part thereof, and used or usable in connection with
any present or future occupancy of such buildings
and now owned or hereafter acquired by the Debtor,
all accessions thereto and renewals, replacements
thereof and substitutions therefore;
c. All of Debtor's tangible personal property, whether
now or hereafter in existence or hereinafter ac-
quired, or created, situate in or on and used or useful
in connection with the Real Property, or the opera-
tion thereof including goods, accessions, equipment
and inventory now owned or hereafter acquired by
Debtor; all documents, instruments, account, chattel
paper, and general intangibles related to the Mort-
gaged Property (as defined on the :Mortgage" here-
after defined).
d. The proceeds of the sale of any said tangible or in-
tangible personal property used or useful in connec-
tion with the Real Property including, but not limited
to, inventory, and equipment, and articles of person-
al property;
e. Debtor's interest as lessee in and to any leases of
personal property used or to be used in connection
with the Real Property and Debtor's operations
thereon;
f. Any and all insurance proceeds which may be
made payable to the Debtor with respect to the real
property, and any and all awards or payments, in-
cluding interest thereon, and the right to receive the
same, which may be made with respect to the Real
Property, or any portion thereof, as a result of (a) the
exercise of the right or power of eminent domain, (b)
the alteration of the grade or the vacation of any
street, or any other injury to or (c) decrease in the
value of the Real Property;
g. All the Debtor's right, title and interest in, to and
under any and all contracts, now or hereafter en-
tered into by the Debtor, covering any part of the
Real Property or any part of the improvements now
or hereafter constructed thereon;
h. All of the Debtor's right, title and interest, in and to
any and all of Governmental permits, licenses and
the like respecting the use, construction, occupancy,
operation and maintenance of the Real Property.
i. Any and all other, further or additional title, estate,
interest or right which may at any time be acquired
by the Debtor in or to the foregoing items of Person-
alty delineated in Paragraphs A through H or any
portion thereof; any additions, replacements or sub-
stitutions therefore; and the proceeds from the sale
thereof or of the products therefrom.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is:
INTER SAVINGS BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PARK TRADING COMPANY, INC., a Florida corporation,
MICHAEL A. BROWN, LaDONNA D. BROWN andU.S. SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION,
Defendant.
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-82
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 1st day of
March, 2005.


558204 ON 3/4,11/05


SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: /S/Debbi Goodrich
Deputy Clerk


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICEtt the City Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to consider final reading of the fol-
lowing Ordinance into law: NO. 881: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY REVISING
THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO MUL-
TI-FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND RE-
VISED FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THE ADOPTION OF THE FINAL
READING WAS TABLED AT THE MARCH 1,2005 CITY COUNCIL MEET-
ING.
The purpose of the ordinance is to change the Future Land Use designa-
tion from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF)'for vacant property lo-
cated at the corner of Northwest 3rd Avenue and 12th Street. Legal de-
scription being Lots 14,15 and 10 of Block 19, City of Okeechobee, Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is ap-
proximately 0.52 acre. The proposed use of the property is for a multi-
family duplex.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members, of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk,
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
558252 ON 3/4/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE tha theCit Council of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida will on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to consider final reading of the foa-
lowing Ordinance into law: NO. 883: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF
OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMI-
LY (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL OF-
FICE (CPO)ZONING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP AC-
CORDINGLY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS,' SEVERABILITY AND AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance Is to change the zoning classification from
Residential Single Family (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office
(CPO) for vacant property located at the comer of Northeast 7th Street
and 3rd Avenue. Legal description being Lots 1 and 2 of Block 78, City of
Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County,
Florida and is approximately 0.321 acre. The proposed use of the proper-
ty is for Professional Church Office.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend aand participate in
said hearing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by
members of the public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular busi-
ness hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such interested person wil need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flori-
da Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372
x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or
1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
558237 ON 3/4/05


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeecholee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of Residential General (RG).
The property owner is Hamrick & Sons, Inc. The applicant is Brett Sove-
rel The property is located about one-half mile north of SR 70 East and is
accessed from NE 24th Avenue, just east of the intersection of SR 70
East and SR 710 East, and is more particularly described as follows:
The N 1/ of N 12, The SW 1/4 of NW 1/4; The W '/ of SE 1/4 of NW 1/
4; The SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4; The NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4.
ALSO
Beginning at the NE Comer of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 and run West
a distance of 210 feet, then run South a distance o 210 feet, then run
East a distance of 210 feet, theerun North a distance of 210 feet to the
P.O.B. ALSO
Beginning 15 feet West of the SE Comer of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4
and run North a distance of 210 leet, then run West a distance of 105
feet, then run South a distance of 210 feet, then run East a distance of
105 feet to the P.O.B. All being in Section 14, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, and comprising 241.5 acres, more or less. ALSO
The N 1/ of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range
35 East. Said land comprising 20, acres, more of less.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
' which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0585
558482 ON 3/4,13/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2004 CA 248
JOANN R. BEDWELL,
Plaintiff,
vs
JAMES LEON CRAIG
Defendant
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:JAMES LEON CRAIG
730 Auburndale Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiettitle to the following property
in Okeechobee County, Florida.
E1/2 of E1/2 of S1/2 of S1/2 of
Tract 24 29 34S 33E 1.50 acres
has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on RICHARD A. MCCLAIN, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 6167 Haddon road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33417, on or before the 21st day of March, 2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this court higher before service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
DATED on this 17th day of Feb., 2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
555247 ON 2/19,26;3/4.1,1/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-036
In Re: The Estate of '
EVA JANE DUNN WILSON,
a/Wka EVA D. WILSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
bean entered in the Estate of EVA
JANE DUNN WILSON, a/Wa EVA-O.
WILSON, deceased, File Number
2005-CP-036, by the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 304 N.W. Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the total cash value of
the estate is $20,000.00, and that
the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
John C. Wilson
102 Laurelwood Lane,
Carey, NC 27511
David S. Wilson
13429 Melvin Arnold Road,
Raleigh, NC 27613
Susan Ann Wilson
1521 Main Street,
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication is
February 25, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Susan Ann Wilson
1521 Main Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar No. 096482
556449 ON 2/25:3/4



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

TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379



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, %a ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
(863)6&75-1862



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



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



FORD CONVERSION VAN
'97, Runs good.
$6000.
(863)467-2531.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Mantelpiece
This do-it-yourself mantel-
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to display photos, art and
even stockings during the
holiday season. The mantel-
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molding and the builder's
choice of lumber. As pic-
tured, the finished project
measures about 6 inches high
by 6 inches deep, but the plan
is designed to be adapted to
the builder's specifications.
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(No. 806)... $8.95
Curio Cabinets Package
4 other plans
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Catalog (pictures hundreds
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