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Vol. 96 No. 64 Saturday, March 5, 2005 50 Plus tax

Pope likely to bless
faithful from window
Pope John Paul II is
expected to silently bless the
faithful Sunday from a win-
dow of the hospital treating
him for a breathing crisis, his
spokesman said Friday.
The 84-year-old pontiff's
appearance will likely be sim-
ilar to his surprise showing
this past Sunday, spokesman
Joaquin Navarro-Valls said
outside Rome's Gemelli Poly-
clinic. A final decision will be
made Saturday, he said.
"The pope will give the
blessing with his hands," not
with his voice, which is
recovering after surgery Feb.
24 to insert a breathing tube
into his throat, Navarro-Valls
John Paul continues to
show progress, praying in a
hospital chapel and keeping
up with church business, the
Vatican said Thursday, adding
it was possible he might be
released in time for Easter
celebrations in three weeks.
It said the pope is eager to
leave the clinic but accepts
his doctors' advice riot to
rush his discharge.
Support could boost
new ballpark plan
Gov. Jeb Bush lauded the
Florida Marlins for securing
local and county support for
a new ballpark plan, saying
Friday that it will likely help
the team's quest of obtaining
state money for the $420 mil-
lion project.
City and county officials
have pledged $166 million for
the proposed retractable-roof
facility, with the Marlins say-
ing they'll put up $192 million
more. A $32 million parking
garage is expected to pay for
itself through usage fees.
That leaves a $30 million
gap, which the Marlins hope
to cover with a state sales tax
rebate. Two similar attempts
by the ballclub have failed,
but Bush said the Marlins
enter this year in a better
"The county and the city
have put together a plan and
have shown their support for
the Marlins, contrary to previ-
ous years," Bush said. "That's
important. Without commu-
nity support, there's really no
way to get any support in the
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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
OBE is ready to go for a ride with owner Bud Dolphin. In the background is the club cab
pickup Mr. Dolphin modified for OBE. It has a ramp so OBE can get to the seat he built
for her behind the driver's seat.

Airport dog finds a loving home

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Contrary to the old adage, you
can teach an old dog new tricks.
At least that is true in the case
of OBE, the airport dog. OBE is a
black female Labrador retriever
about 13 years old. Prior to
November of 2003, she had lived
a good part of her life at the
Okeechobee County Airport.
In the almost year and a half
since OBE made headlines, she
has completely adapted to a new
OBE now lives in a fenced
yard on a canal in. Taylor Creek
Isles with humans Bud and Joyce
Dolphin and two part-Siamese
cats, Cheech and Chong.
"She's a sweetheart," said Mr.
Dolphin. "Her whole personality
has changed."
OBE appears happy and
healthy and has gained 3 pounds
since she was adopted by the
She is no longer afraid of peo-
ple as she was when she was
removed from the Okeechobee
County Airport in November of
OBE had been skittish of
strangers. Former airport manag-

Courtesy photo
OBE the airport dog lounges on a couch at the Taylor
Creek Isles home of Bud and Joyce Dolphin. She was
adopted by the Dolphins after being removed from the
Okeechobee Airport.

er Leo Connor said that when he
first came to the airport, it was six
months before he could pet her.
She-always avoided people she
did not know.
Mrs. Dolphin theorized that
OBE had been abused early in
her life and she had .to learn to
trust people.
Back in October and Novem-
ber of 2003, OBE created quite a
stir at the airport before county
commissioners decreed that she






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must go.
During this time Mr. Dolphin
circulated a petition to allow
OBE to stay at the airport. He
claimed to have.gathered 500 sig-
OBE had wandered onto the
airport several years previously
and captured the hearts of airport
employees and pilots. Accounts
vary as to exactly how long OBE
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Manatees are making

river their winter home

MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
Florida has more manatees
than any other part of the United
States. Related to the elephant,
they are vegetarians and the only
aquatic mammal. A very large
animal about 10 feet long and
weighing nearly a ton, they feed
on aquatic plants along the bot-
tom of shallow areas, coming to
the surface every four minutes or
so to breathe.
Fossils of manatees 45 million
years old have been found in
Florida. They move from place to
place in and near Florida, travel-
ing some 50 miles a day in search
of food and warmer water.
"Manatees use Lake Okee-
chobee as a conduit to move
from one side of the state to the
other," said Don Fox, administra-

tive biologist with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, "so we see them all the
Manatees can be a real curios-
ity to winter visitors who may not
realize that federal and state laws
make "harassing, injuring or dis-
turbing" manatees a crime with
stiff penalties.
"Manatee watching is just that
- watch," said Mr. Fox. "Don't
feed them, don't touch and obey
the 'no wake' and other signs
Many manatees are killed
each year by boat propellers. A
fast moving boat doesn't give the
operator time to see or avoid a
slow moving manatee swim-
ming just below the surface.
Manatees belong to the scien-
tific class "sirenia". In ancient
mythology a "siren" was the
name for a sea monster or

nymph who lured sailors to their
deaths on treacherous shoals
and rocks. When you think
about it, a manatee tail could
look like the tails of the mer-
maids ancient sailors reported.
Manatees have been seen
recently in the area of the of the
Scott Driver boat ramp on the
north side of S.R. 78 at the
Kissimmee River, across from
Okee-Tantie Park. Plenty of park-
ing is available.
For more technical informa-
tion, try www.floridaconserva-
tion.com; or, call the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission office in Okeechobee at
(863) 462-5190.
(Editor's Note: Some infor-
mation contained in this article
was used with permission of

Courtesy photo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Many visitors to the area have been seen spending time watch-
ing manatees in the Kissimmee River near the Scott Driver
Recreation Area on S.R. 78.



2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 5, 2005

News Briefs

Gladys' Restaurant
reopening on Monday
Restaurant, 511 WS. Park St., will
reopen Monday, March 7, at 6 a.m.
The restaurant has been closed
while repairing damage from hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne.
Their hours of operation will
be Monday through Friday, from 6
a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Two tickets
win Fantasy 5
winners of the Fantasy 5 game will
collect $119,956.20 each, the Flori-
da Lottery said Friday.
The winning tickets were
bought in the cities of Laguna
Beach and Davie, lottery officials
The 275 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $140.50
Another 9,319 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $11.50, and 96,570
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for
picking 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Thursday
night were 10-16-18-29-34.
Pot plants found
in teacher's home
who went to check on a high
school teacher found him dead in
his home along with a marijuana
growing operation.
After Terry Parker High School
earth science teacher Terry.
Hannabas, 55, failed to show up
for work for two days, police
broke into his locked house and
found him dead in the bathroom.
Foul play is not suspected, but,
authorities have not determined a
cause of death.
Police found marijuana grow-
ing in two bedrooms of the house.
They seized 76 marijuana plants;
equipment that included ventila-
tion fan, two scales, an odor elimi-
nation device, rolling papers, a.
bong, several pipes and three-
tanks of carbon dioxide.
Hannabas, who worked for the
school district for 21 years, called
in sick last week. When he didn't
call or come in Monday and Tues-.
day, school officials requested a
police check.

Sailor held
on rape charges
sailor in California was charged,
with the beating and attempted
rape of a Florida Panhandle
woman, police said. 7
Pensacola police issued an
arrest warrant Thursday for Petty
Officer 3rd Class Keona Shawn
Berg, 22, of Chula Vista, Calif.,
charging him with aggravated bat-
tery and attempted sexual battery.
Berg was less than two hours
away from starting his leave
before Navy investigators detained
him in San Diego, said Mary
Jones, supervisory agent with the
Naval Criminal Investigative Ser-
vices at Pensacola Naval Air Sta-
Berg, stationed on the aircraft
carrier USS Nimitz, was being held
as Pensacola police planned to
serve the arrest warrant, said
Assistant Chief Chip Simmons, a
police spokesman. Berg will be ,
transferred to Florida.
The alleged assault occurred
Feb. 20, police said. The unidenti-
fied 22-year-old woman was
found with her clothes torn, and
she was severely beaten. She was
released Feb. 25 from an undis- -
closed local hospital: .
Bush signs
death warrant
Jeb Bush signed a death warrant
for a convicted murderer who
strangled and hanged an Osceola
County woman more than five
years ago.
Bush set April 5 as the day of
execution for Glen Ocha, who has
changed his name legally to Raven
Ocha, 47, was convicted of
killing Carol Skjerva, 28, at his
Buenaventura Lakes home Oct. 5,
He was drunk and high on
Ecstasy when he met Skjerva al a
bar. She drove him home, and the
two had sex. Afterward, Skjerva
made a disparaging comment,
enraging the man.
Ocha tried to strangle her three

times until his arms got tired. So
he hung Skjerva from a, door and
drank a beer while she died.

Father acquitted
in daughter's death
LARGO (AP) A father was
acquitted of manslaughter in the
death of his 2-year-old daughter
who Was run over by a station
wagon driven by an 11-year-old
boy as the man sat in the passen-
ger seat.
Kevin Wolfe, 30, was found
innocent Thursday pabe

neglige. .
that de~cid~d
ble for the May 22 death of his
youngest child, Summer. He could
have faced 15 years in prison in

GCSO investigation leads to 8 arrests

A four-week drug investigation
in Buckhead Ridge has led to the
arrests of eight Okeechobee resi-
dents, said the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO).
GCSO Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
said his Narcotics and Criminal
Investigations Division was assist-
ed by the Okeechobee County
Narcotics Task Force.
Arrested on Feb. 25 were:
Nathan Wayne Smith, 33,
S.E. 33rd St., was charged with
possession of cocaine, sale of
cocaine, possession of
methadone, sale of methadone
and the purchase and possession


Continued From Page 1
war. Specifically, it pointed to
three shortfalls:
*Well-known, but still uncor-
rected, problems with a system
called IFF, for "identification
friend or foe," that aircraft carry
to identify them to American and
allied systems as friendly. Patriots
should be restricted from firing at
aircraft broadcasting a friendly
. signal, but the shoot-down of the
British aircraft in, particular was
blamed on faulty IFF.
"This is not exactly a surprise;
this poor performance has been
seen in many training exercises.
The Task Force (that authored
the report) remains puzzled as to
why this deficiency never garners
enough resolve and support to
result in a robust fix," the report
*Overall problems with the
ability of missile defense systems
and other ground-based and air-
borne radars to pass information
to one another, which leaves
Patriot crew members in the dark
about the total picture in the
"The communication links,
the. ability to correlate target
tracks by disparate sensors, and
the overall information architec-

of cocaine.
Robert Frier, 49, N.E. 31st
Terrace, was charged with the
purchase and possession of
cocaine. According to the GCSO,
Frier's 1998 Volkswagen Jetta was
seized because it was used in the
commission of a crime.
Carol A. Celentano, 40, S.E.
29th Terrace, was charged with
the sale of methadone and the
purchase of cocaine.
Steven J. Warner, 41, no
address, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine, possession
of cocaine and giving false infor-
mation to a law enforcement offi-

ture are simply not there. Thus, a
Patriot battery on the battlefield
can be very much alone," the
report says.
*An over-reliance by crew
members and commanders on
Patriot computers, rather than
their own intuition. Patriot crews
are trained for situations where
they face a rain of missiles, not
one filled with a few missiles
mixed in among friendly aircraft.
Previously, U.S. Central Com-
mand officials said Patriots
downed at least 10 of the 17 mis-
siles fired at Kuwait. Why the
Pentagon report claims one less
missile was killed is unclear,
although it says that all nine mis-
siles that entered an area protect-
ed by Patriots were shot down.
"In an overall sense, the Task
Force assessed the Patriot missile
defense in (Operation Iraqi Free-
dom) to be a substantial suc-
cess," the report says.
During the 1991 Gulf War, the
military and Raytheon, the Patri-
ot's manufacturer, claimed high
success with earlier versions of
the Patriot. Congress' General
Accounting Office later found
Patriots intercepted no more
than four of 47 Iraqi Scud mis-
siles, a 9 percent success rate.
The Pentagon has spent more
than $3 billion improving the
Patriots since then.

Community Events

Casino Night aids March of Dimes
The March 0' Dimes Casino Night will be held March 17
from 7 until 11 p.m., and will be hosted by :08 Seconds, 3751
N.E. Fourth'Trail. There will be snacks, a cash bar and live enter-
tainment. To take part, you must be 21 years of age. There will
be no monetary winnings, but there will be prize giveaways.
Event sponsorship is $250 and table sponsorships are $150. A
donation of $25 is requested. All proceeds go to the March of
Dimes. For information, contact Sharon Johnson at (863) 634-
6241 or Jennifer Busbin at (863) 697-1701.

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

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

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

National weather
The AccuWeather.com forecast for noon, Saturday, March 5.
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south emt srowoRsars lust to the north. HIghF uresure wll c provide sunshine across the Plains and
p Sou The Southwest will be wet as a sl on system meanders through the region. Dry, mild
wa r wi continue In the Rockies.

Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the %west at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. The wind
will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers.
Highs will be in the mid 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a slight chance
"'th-swet0sT..h.ance of ra. is2is

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s.

cer. Warner apparently told inves-
tigators his name was David Scott
Jackson. According to investiga-
tors, he allegedly used the alias to
hide the fact that he is also want-
ed on a Michigan warrant as a
parole absconder.
Barry W. Warner, 42, Second
Terrace, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine and the pos-
session of cocaine. GCSO Detec-
tive Steve Harris said there is also
an outstanding warrant from
Michigan on Barry Warner that
charges him with VOP/delivery of
Tammy Cowan, 41, S.E. 87th


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felt was turned into tragedy,"
Berlusconi said.
The shooting came as a blow to
Berlusconi, who has kept 3,000
troops in Iraq despite strong oppo-
sition in Italy. The shooting was
likely to set off new protests in Italy,
where tens of thousands have reg-
ularly turned out on the streets to
protest the Iraq war. Sgrena's
newspaper was a loud opponent
of the war.
In a 2003 friendly-fire incident
involving Italians, American sol-
diers in northern Iraq shot at a car
carrying the Italian official heading
up U.S. efforts to recover Iraq's
looted antiquities. Pietro Cordone,
the top Italian diplomat in Iraq, was


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end-of-life wishes and is not in a
vegetative state as court-ordered
doctors have determined.
DCF's petition said general
accusations include failure to file
proper guardian plans and reports;
failure to provide- therapy and
investigate experimental medical
procedures; denial of legal coun-
sel; lack of communication and vis-
itation; and lack of manipulation of
Terri Schiavo's arms, "causing
severe contractures."
"The' allegations ... go to the
heart of whether abuse, neglect
and/or exploitation has been per-
petrated by (Michael Schiavo),"
DCF adult investigations supervisor
Michael Will wrote in the petition.


Continued From Page 1
was at the airport, but there was
agreement that she was there
before the present terminal build-
ing was built in 1998.
At first, airport employees tried
to run her off but she would not
leave. So they started feeding her.
The employees then adopted her
and provided her with food and vet-
erinary attention.
She was named OBE, the Feder-
al Aviation Administration designa-
tion for the Okeechobee airport.
OBE made friends during her
time at the airport and her friends
say she provided a useful service of
running off other dogs, cattle and
wild hogs.
However, on Oct. 23, 2003,
Okeechobee County Commission-
ers issued an ultimatum that OBE
must go because she was an insur-
ance risk.
Hugh Morrow heard about
OBE's plight and pledged to pay up
to $250 year for OBE's insurance.
Mr. Murrow, of Jackson, Mich.,
said he had a million dollars' worth
of insurance on rental property that
cost him $97 a year. Therefore, he
figured that a dog that had caused
no problems in as many years as
OBE had been at the airport should
not cost too much to insure.
Two Okeechobee men Earl
Myers and Morgan Beecher also
offered to pay $250 each.
The county's insurer did not
return numerous telephone calls
from the Okeechobee News for
OBE was temporarily moved to
the yard of Donnie and Carolyn
Rippy in Taylor Creek Isles. A few
days later, she mysteriously
appeared back at the airport a
distance of about 6.5 miles.
After her return to the airport,
OBE seemed to be even more skit-
tish of people. She seemed to be
wary of being taken away from her'
home at the airport.
Finally, according to Mr. Dol-
phin, animal control officers went
to the airport and chased OBE
around in a pickup truck then shot
her with a tranquilizer dart. Mr. Dol-
phin then went to the animal con-
trol facility and volunteered to take
responsibility for the dog.
"I got her, she's mine," Mr. Dol-

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Terrace, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine and the pos-
session of cocaine.
John E. Ellis, 37, of a U.S.
441 address, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine and the
possession of cocaine.
Michael Shepard, 45, of a
U.S. 441 address, was charged
with the purchase of cocaine
and the possession of cocaine.
According to Det. Harris,
Smith was booked into the
Glades County Jail under a
$50,000 bond and has since
bonded out.
The rest of those who were

unhurt, but his Iraqi translator was
Cordone, also the senior adviser
for cultural affairs of the U.S. provi-
sional authority, was traveling on
the road between Mosul and Tikrit
when his car was fired on at a U.S.
roadblock, according to an Italian
Foreign Ministry official.
The circumstances of Sgrena's
release were unclear.
The Italian government
announced earlier Friday that
Sgrena had been freed, prompting
expressions of joy and relief from
officials and her family.
Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini
expressed "great joy and enor-
mous satisfaction," the ANSA news
agency said.
The reporter's father was so
overwhelmed by the news that he
needed assistance from a doctor,

Greer is expected to hear argu-
ments next week on whether DCF
should be allowed to intervene.
Michael Schiavo's attorney,
George Felos, said Friday at least 89
complaints have been filed with
the DCF regarding Terri Schiavo
and none of them produced any
evidence of abuse.
"The obvious question is, after
89 investigations, why is DCF com-
pelled to file a petition to intervene
in court now?" Felos said. 'And the
answer is that it's purely a political
The fight over Terri Schiavo's life
has become politically charged,
and Gov. Jeb Bush has said he is
searching for a way to keep her
alive. DCF's attempt to intervene
came last week as Greer moved to
set a new date for removal of the
feeding tube.

phin said when he adopted OBE. -
OBE has now been broken to a
leash, she tolerates Cheece and
Chong and Mrs. Dolphin has made
a large bed for her on the enclosed
back porch.
Mr. Dolphin said OBE barks at
boats going by on the canal. How-
ever, she no longer watches air-
planes overhead as she did when
she was at the Rippy's. He believes
OBE found her way back to the air-
port by following the airplanes.
"I think she remembers the air-
port as a bad memory,"Mr. Dolphin
When she first came to the Dol-
phin's fenced back yard OBE tried
to dig out. Mr. Dolphin drove metal
stakes into the ground and wired
the bottom of the fence to the
She no longer tries to dig out.
After about a month, OBE over-
came her fear of strangers.
"They all come to visit her," Mr.
Dolphin said of OBE's friends from
the airport.
"She is definitely Bud's dog,"
Mrs. Dolphin said. "She wants to be
in the house if he is at home. Other-
wise, she will stay outside."
"She knows I love her, he said.
"I think she remembers him as
her savior," Mrs. Dolphin added.
For the first month, OBE would
not go into the house. Then a thun-

arrested remain in the Glades
County Jail.
Sheriff Whiddon said he has a
'zero tolerance drug stance and
will continue to investigate and
arrest those involved with the
use, sale and manufacture of ille-
gal drugs. He went on to say he
has enlisted the assistance of the
Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA) and will continue to
work with all outside agencies to
fight the war on drugs.
Det. Harris said even with the
above arrests, the investigation
is continuing.

ANSA said. "This is an exceptional
day," Franco Sgrena was quoted as
At 11 Manifesto's offices,
reporters toasted the release with
On Feb. 19, tens of thousands of
demonstrators marched through
Rome waving rainbow peace flags
to press for Sgrena's release. II Man-
ifesto and Sgrena's boyfriend
organized the march.
About 200 foreigners have been
abducted in Iraq in the past year,
and more than 30 of the hostages
were killed.
Another European reporter, Flo-
rence Aubenas, a veteran war cor-
respondent for France's leftist daily
Liberation, is still being held in Iraq.
Aubenas and her interpreter, Hus-
sein Hanoun al-Saadi, disappeared
nearly two months ago.

Bush got involved in the case in
October 2003, pushing a law
through the Legislature authorizing
him to resume Terri's Schiavo's
feedings six days after the court
stopped them. The law subse-
quently was ruled unconstitution-
Terri Schiavo suffered severe
brain damage 15 years ago when
her heart stopped beating for sev-
eral minutes because of a chemical
imbalance possibly brought on by
an eating disorder. Now living in a
Pinellas County hospice, she can
breath on her own but gets water
and nutrition through a tube in her
Her parents say she responds to
them, laughs and tries to talk. They
dispute doctors who say she has
no consciousness and believe she
could get better with therapy.

derstorm came up. She was fright-
ened by the rain beating on the
metal porch roof and cried to be let
into the house. Mr. Dolphin said
she does not like loud noises.
OBE is now content to stay in
the fenced yard during the day
unless Mr. Dolphin is at home. And
at night, she cries for her bed on the
back porch.
Although she will chase cars,
Mr. Dolphin said that OBE does not
Every year during the months of
June, July and August, the Dol-
.phins go to West Virginia. This past
year they did not go because OBE
was not tame enough. Next year
they plan to go for a month on a
trial basis. If things work out, the
following year they will resume
their regular summer schedule.
For the trip, Mr. Dolphin pur-
chased a crew cab pickup truck.
Cheece and Chong will travel in a
camper on the back of the pickup.
Mr. Dolphin built a platform
behind the drivers' seat so OBE can
sit on it and look out the windows.
He also built a ramp so OBE can get
into the truck.
OBE is now happy, and she has
a home and a family that loves her
- well, at least she has the love of
Bud and Joyce. Cheech and Chong
are still trying to make up their
minds about that.

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Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week.
Students are (front row, left to right) Shelby Thomas, Kaysey Adams, Chelsea McNabb, Tony
Bowers, Austin Pluskot, (back row) Caitlin Wolf, Paige Arnold, Christina Osborne, and Ben

FCAT testing will be March 14-16

Congratulations, Osceola Mid-
dle School (OMS) Milers! Once
again, the OMS PE teachers
would like to recognize outstand-
ing mile runners. This week's
fastest milers: sixth grade: Adrian

Valdez (for the second week in a
row) and Jaisa Sinclair. seventh
grade: Mark Taylor and Paige
Arnold (for the second week in a
row). eighth grade: Jose Monjaras
(again, for the second week in a

row) and Norma Ruiz. Jose Mon-
jaras finished the mile with a 2005
OMS record of 5:55.
Upcoming Events: March 7-11:
Yearbooks on sale all week, $20;
March 14-16: FCAT testing.

Courtesy photo
Award ceremony
The Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. held a mini grant award
ceremony Monday, Feb. 21, at the school board office. Twenty-three local teachers were
rewarded for writing successful mini grant applications for the OEF We Can Read! mini-
grant. These local teachers will implement an innovative reading program in their class-
room and/or grade level with the proceeds of these grants. Master of Ceremonies and
OEF President John Abney awarded the following teachers with certificates and
checks:(seated, left to right) Colleen O'Bannon, Alisha Pearce, Pattie Mullins, Patricia
Bolan, Melody Themm, LaDonna Perry, (middle row) Christine Fuller, Elizabeth Stanley,
Deanna Kielbasa, Glenna Rucks, Vickie Enfinger, (back row) Lori Howard, Michelle
Pritchard, Sarah Nell Griffis, Ann White, Donnna McClanahan, Kelly Milrot, Mary Ann
Murray, Deanne Wilcox, Melissa Brady, Letta Jordan and Joyce Claypool.

'Jump Rope for Hearts" Obituaries

figures are announced

The students of North Elemen-
tary School (NES) participated in
the American Heart Association's
"Jump Rope for Hearts" fundraiser
on Feb. 11 and raised $10,700 for
the charity even though they were
also raising money for tsunami
relief at the same time.
Two hundred eighty-four chil-
dren participated in this event. The
class raising the most money was
Mrs. Richardson's fourth grade
class with $837.77. Mrs. Richard-
son will receive a gift certificate to
R.J. Gators, and her class will
receive a banana split party.

Mrs. Wilcox's fourth grade class
raised a total of $798.98 and will
receive a $50 gift certificate to U.S.
Students Marshall and Jennifer
Tommie collected the most
money. They brought in $870.
Macho and Aladin Sherwood
brought in the second highest
amount with $800.
There were 11 children who
brought in over $150. All of their
names will be entered in a
statewide drawing for a vacation
for four to Disney World.

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

Janice Ausburn
Janice Ausburn, age 72, of
Okeechobee died March 3,2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. She was born
in Okeechobee Feb. 24, 1933, to
Clarence and Berta Lightsey. She
was retired from the County Soil
Conservation Service where she
was a secretary.
Mrs. Ausburn is survived by: her
husband John Ausburn; son, Dean
Mobley; daughter, Patricia (Larry)
McWhorter; five grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory on Sunday, March 6, from 1
until 3p.m. Funeral Service will fol-
low at 3 p.m., Pastor Joe Bishop
officiating. Burial will follow at the
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Alejandro Trevino
Jesus Alejandro Trevino, age
2.5, of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, March 2, 2005, at Palms West
Hospital in Loxahatchee. He was.
born Oct. 22, 2002, in Port St. Lucie,

Jesus bad been a lifetime resident
of Okeechobee. He attended
Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors T ,
include: his '
parents, Ale-
jandro and
Marilyn Trevi- -
no of Okee-
Gregorio and
Amparo Trevi- Jesus
no, Jr. of Alice,
Texas; mater- Alejandro
nal grandpar- Trevino
ents, Carmen
Santigo, Julio Beltran, Jose Santigo
and Gladys DeJesus, all of Puerto
Friends may call at the home of
Alejandro and Marilyn Trevino,
3817 N.W. 33rd Ave. in Basswood,
starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday,
March 5, 2005. Funeral services.will
be conducted at the Church of Our
Saviour Episcopal, 200 N.W Third
St., on Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
Father Edward Weiss will officiate
and interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Boil Water
"I think it is about time this water company gets its act
together. We just found out we have been under a boil water
advisory for the past three days and we never knew it. They said
they didn't have enough employees to provide personal notifi-
cation, well that is no excuse. It is their responsibility to make
sure each and every person is advised of this. Not everyone gets
the newspaper everyday some people cannot afford it every-
day. Wake up and do your job right!"
No Information
"I would like to know how the citizens of Okeechobee are
supposed to be informed of urgent matters, such as the boil
water notice? I was unaware of the problem on Monday until I
saw the discolored water coming out of the faucet and had
already consumed a glass of it. I saw the notice in the paper
Tuesday, but I wonder how those who do. not have access to the
paper are supposed to find out? Also, I have watched TV and
saw nothing on Channel 23. It would seem that would be one
way to broadcast advisories and warnings. Is there a local radio
station? The problem is, if something as important as contami-
nated water is not made known to the public how are the citi-
zens of this town supposed to be informed of other urgent
issues? What about our elected officials, can't they ride around
the community and broadcast the notice on loudspeakers?
What about them posting signs in the windows of local busi-
nesses or placing notices in mailboxes and on the roadsides?
There was certainly an abundance of campaign signs when the
election was going on. And the Citizens' Observer Patrol, can
.they.not help out while they are riding through the neighbor-
'hoods? It seems to me that the problem here is the same one
that plagued this town during the hurricanes a lack of infor-
mation given to the public."
Happy Birthday
"We just want to tell our daughter Taylor Hewlett happy 13th
birthday, we love you very much."
"I was wondering if you could help me. There are about 30
campers in the Wal-Mart parking lot, all on one side. Does Wal-
Mart charge these people or are they staying there for free? This
has been going on for a while now." (Editor's Note: Thanks for
calling. The campers are staying there free of charge. This is a
company policy that allows campers to park at any of their
stores free of charge.) -
Take it Easy
"You got it perfect: don't let these people give you a heart
attack like they did me. Sell out, kick back and take it easy."
"I am appalled that your paper printed the call to Speak Out
entitled President on March 3. Blind persons are making great
strides despite their handicaps that weren't thought possible
years ago. Why can't a legally blind person win a golf tourna-
"To the person that called in about boiling water for their
dishwasher: they don't need to boil the water for her dishwash-
er, 'cause the dishwasher uses hot water and has a booster on it
to get it even hotter. Don't worry about it."
"I am reading about the junkyard. My family has been com-
ing down here for 30 years and that place was there then. If
people don't like it, don't look or go someplace else. They built
around him, so why should he have to give up everything
because people don't like what they look at."
Chamber Website
"Why doesn't the Chamber of Commerce have a sign proud-
ly displaying that they are the Chamber of Commerce of Okee-
chobee? And what is their mission? And why don't they have a
website? Any time we take a vacation the first thing we do is tap
into the internet and check the Chamber of Commerce and
ours doesn't have one." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The
website for the Chamber of Commerce is okeechobeecham-
berofcommerce.com. The Chambeis mission statement is on
that website. As for their sign, they recently asked the city and
county for financial help so they could get a new sign with an
automated message system but were turned down.)

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This is a 1996 picture of the Okeechobee High School Jammin' J.V. boys basketball team. Making up the team were:
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Upcoming Events

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 suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for
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 emotion-
al 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 Law-
son, regent, at (863) 763-2492, or Bonnie Hill, vice regent and regis-
trar, at (772) 597-4235.
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church. For information, contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8
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-
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the con-
ference room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, contact 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)
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. 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 stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the
car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The 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 advi-
sor 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 informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
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 depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospi-
tal cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-
(Tantie Quilters) meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.

Community Events

Blood mobile to be at Wal-Mart
Florida's Blood Centers the sole provider of blood and blood
products to Raulerson Hospital will have the blood mobile at
Wal-Mart on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All blood
types are needed. All donors will receive coupons for Popeye's, as
well as become a member to our Club Red program. Every donor
will receive a Club Red key card and a hole punch. With each
donation a hole is punched in the card, and with every third punch
the donor will receive a $15 gift certificate that is redeemable at any
Darden Restaurant.
Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is
designed for beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill
in leather tooling. It is designed for mature persons wanting to
acquire the skill of leather art. Class size is limited and pre-registra-
tion is a must. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-
served basis. Some supplies will be required. For information, call
(863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com
Lake information session planned
An information session on what the State Legislature will be
doing in regard to Lake Okeechobee will be held at Okee-Tantie on
Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. until noon. The featured speaker
will be State Senator Ken Pruitt, Legislative sponsor of the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan (LOPP). For information, contact
Paul Gray, science coordinator for the Audubon Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Program, at (863) 655-1831; or, e-mail
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. will host 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 be Michael
Dobsinski, media relations specialist with the Internal Revenue
Service. The topic will be the changes in tax laws, filing options
and tax breaks for hurricane victims. For information, call the IRS
at (800) 829-1040. 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 sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20.
Please have show boxes and record books completed early and do
not miss FCAT tests March 14, 15 and 16 so there are no make-ups
during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes (863) 357-
2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.
Church plans benefit dinner
The annual chicken barbecue dinner at Peace Lutheran church,
750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will be held Saturday, March 5, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 per dinner. Dinner includes chick-
en/roll, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. You can eat
in or take out. Delivery is available in the city limits. This event is
sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and proceeds will
go to benefit the Non-Alcohol Grad Nite Party, My Aunt's Closet,
Okeechobee Rehab and Hospice. Tickets are available at Peace
Lutheran Church. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Beauty pageant aids March of Dimes
The inaugural Okeechobee WalkAmerica Beauty Pageant will
be held March 5 at the VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Regis-
tration will begin at 9 a.m., at the door, and the pageant will start at
11 a.m. with the youngest age group first. The age divisions for girls
will be: birth to 2 (Baby); 3-6 (Tiny), 7-12 (Little), 13-17 (Teen) and,
18 and over (Ms.) Married women are welcome in the 18 and over
division only. For boys, the age groups will be: birth to 2 (Little Mis-
ter) 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 photo-
genic ($25). A mother and child can enter together for $100. Each
additional child is $50. All proceeds from the pageant will go to the
March of Dimes. For information, call Shannon Padgett at (863)
467-8969. The annual WalkAmerica event will be held in Okee-
chobee on March 19.
DAR meeting is planned
The Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) will meet at 11 a.m. on March 5 at the Clock
Restaurant. The chapter meets from October to May. For informa-
tion, call Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492.
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 informa-
tion, call David Eng at (863) 634-3360.

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Pope likely to bless faithful from window Sunday

By Angela Doland
Associated Press Writer
John Paul II is expected to silently
bless the faithful Sunday from a
window of the hospital treating
him for a breathing crisis, his
spokesman said Friday.
The 84-year-old pontiff's
appearance will likely be similar to
his surprise showing this past Sun-
day, spokesman Joaquin Navarro-
Valls said outside Rome's Gemelli
Polyclinic. A final decision will be
made Saturday, he said.
"The pope will give the blessing
with his hands," not with his voice,

which is recovering after surgery
Feb. 24 to insert a breathing tube
into his throat, Navarro-Valls said.
John Paul continues to show
progress, praying in a hospital
chapel and keeping up with
church business, the Vatican said
Thursday, adding it was possible
he might be released in time for
Easter celebrations in three weeks.
It said the pope is eager to leave the
clinic but accepts his doctors'
advice not to rush his discharge.
Usually, the pope addresses the
faithful from his window overlook-
ing St. Peter's Square. Navarro-
Valls said it was likely that an arch-
bishop would read out Sunday's

traditional prayer and blessing,
known as the Angelus, and that the
pope would wave his blessing to
believers gathered at the hospital.
John Paul's daily speech and
breathing therapy is continuing,
and he spends some time in the
small chapel adjoining his room,
Navarro-Valls said.
The pope spent a calm eighth
night at the hospital, the news
agency ANSA reported early Friday
without citing sources.
In line with Vatican efforts to
show John Paul is in command
despite the hospitalization, Navar-
ro-Valls said the pope has been
receiving several top churchmen

"with whom he daily follows the
activity of the Holy See and the life
of the church."
With Vatican officials standing
in for the pope, a new image of the
papacy has been emerging during
the hospitalization. Several top offi-
cials have said they see no problem
with a pope who can't speak.
John Paul's presence would be
important at Holy Week celebra-
tions leading up to Easter on March
The Vatican has not given a date
for his release. Asked whether the
pope might be back at the Vatican
in time for Easter, Navarro-Valls
said: "It's possible.'"

Heartland Boys to be in concert

The Heartland Boys will be in
concert, Monday evening, March
7 at the Church of the Nazarene
at 7 p.m.
The Heartland Boys provide
music with a gospel message
that is a family oriented presenta-
tion. The group has sung in near-
ly every Bible based denomina-
tion and has appeared at camps,
festivals, fairs, and has been on
the main stage at the National
Quartet Convention. Their music
style includes Southern Gospel
(Gaither Style), acappella, inspi-
rational and old-fashioned heart-
felt hymns.
The Heartland consists' of
three men with years of com-
bined experience. George Amon
Webster is the lead vocalist,
pianist and musical, arranger.
George was with the Cathedral
Quartet for 10 years. He also sang
with the Brothers group before
coming to the Heartland Boys.
George served as manager for
the Heartland Boys for 12 years
until he suffered a stroke in 2001.
He relates songs about Jesus in a
very warm way and is known by
many for his song "He Loves
Me." Jason Cooper sings the
tenor and is also a songwriter.
Jason has an ability to impart the
words and emotion of a song like.
very few can. Jason plays guitar
and piano. Deo Young is the bari-
tone/bass vocalist. He is the act-
ing manager for the group and is
on the approved list of evangel-
ists with the Salvation Army.
The Church of the Nazarene is
located at 425 S. W. 28th St. Wolff
Road in Okeechobee. It is
approximately two blocks
behind the Pizza Hut. Everyone
is invited to attend this great
event. A love offering will be'
taken. For further information,
call the church office at 763-

I ne neartlana Boys will oe in concert on iviarcn at tme unurcn OT me Nazarene.

statt photo/Lorna JablonsKi
Ping-pong tournament
Jim Dawson, youth minister at the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee com-
peted in the church's ping-pong tournament Saturday.

He said the Vatican was going
ahead with its regular Easter sched-
ule and that if the pope was
released before the holiday, his
level of participation would still
have to be decided. Easter is Chris-
tianity's most solemn holiday.
The pope's overall health and
recovery are complicated by
Parkinson's disease, which causes
gradual loss of muscle control. He
also suffers from crippling hip and
knee ailments.
John Paul was taken by ambu-
lance to Gemelli with breathing
spasms Feb. 1 and was released
Feb. 10, only to be rushed back
again on Feb. 24 for a throat opera-
tion that left him with a breathing
tube and facing extensive speech
and respiratory therapy.
The list of those who visited the
hospital Friday to wish John Paul
well reflected his efforts to bridge
centuries of misunderstanding
between Catholics, Jews and
Orthodox Christians.
Israel's ambassador to the Holy
See, Oded Ben Hur, said he
brought a letter of prayer in
Hebrew from Israel's chief rabbi,
Sholomo Amar "expressing hope
for a speedy recovery."
"In this prayer, besides hoping
that the Holy Father gets better as
so6n as possible, there's a hope for
world peace,and other religions to
take example from the leadership
of John Paul II," the envoy said.
The pope's 26-year papacy "has
done much to promote peace and
beautiful ideas of humanity," he
Amar's letter "was a prayer that

comes from the heart of the chief
rabbi but also people of the state of
Israel," Ben Hur added.
Ukraine Ambassador .Grygorii
Khoruzhyi also relayed get-well
wishes from President Viktor
Yushchenko, accompanied by two
women who brought a handmade
icon. Tensions persist between the
Roman Catholic Church and the
Christian Orthodox Church, which
accuses the Vatican of trying to
poach believers in traditionally
Orthodox countries like Ukraine.
Enrico Gasbarra, president of
the province of Rome, came to
Gemelli to relay the affection of
Romans and people from 120
other municipalities.
"We have been informed by
some of the Holy Father's aides and
medical staff about his recovery,
but above all about his tireless
work that the Holy Father has never
stopped doing even here," Gasbar-
ra said.
"Every day we have one more
smile because every day the Holy
Father's convalescence gets better
and that puts us at peace," he said.
In Sweden, public broadcaster
SVT apologized for publishing a
story on its Web site Thursday that
said the pope had died.
The erroneous report appeared
. for several hours before it was
removed. SVT spokeswoman
Agneta Aakerlund said a reporter
who was preparing an obituary hit
the wrong key.
Associated Press writers Aidan
Lewis and Marta Falconi in Rome
contributed to this report.

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tion is sponsoring their monthly
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 welcome
and encouraged to attend.
For information, contact Jeff
Robinson, (863) 467-2525 or Mike
Radebaugh, O.H.S. athletic direc-
tor, at (863) 462-2025.
Wrestling club
to start sign ups
The Chobee Wrestling Club will
begin their spring season inMarch.
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
Thursday 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 tournament 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 tour-
nament 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 tour-.
nament. 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., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974. Entry forms
are available at several local bait
and tackle shops, as well as busi-
nesses and restaurants; or, by con-
tact Bill at (863) 763-2926.
The total payout will be for the
top six places, and first- and sec-
ond-place big fish winners. The
tournament will have a 70 percent
payout based on a 50 boat field. If
there is a full field, first place will
receive $1,200; second place will
receive $800; third place will
receive $500; fourth place will
receive $300; fifth place will receive
$200 and sixth place will receive
$150. The big fish award will be
$350. Second big fish will receive
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's 20th
annual Okeechobee Kid's Day Fish-
ing Festival to be held later this year.

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Spring Garden Nets
The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreations' 12
and under basketball team, the Spring Garden Chinese Rest. Nets. They are (in no par-
ticular order) Jose Bucio, Kyle Hearld, Samantha Harrell, Matthew Robbins, Troy
Howard, Jochen Anglin, Cassy Holsman, Anthony Brown and Shenarro Edwards. They.
are coached by Ray Hearld.


Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The BFL tournament last
weekend was quite a success with
272 competitors bringing a total of
2,119 lbs. of fish to the scale.
Congratulations to Robert J.
Beatty of Clermont for his first-
place finish. He brought 26.8 lbs.
of bass to the scale for the win.
Congratulations are also in order
for Casey Gonzalez of Tampa for
his big fish in the boater division. It
weighed in at 9.13 lbs.
Congratulations to local
anglers Doug Vest, who finished in
ninth place with 19.1 lbs.; Justin
Schwier who finished in 17th
place with 16.2 lbs.; and George
Marshall Sr. for finishing in 25th
place with 11.15 lbs. in the boater
In the co-angler division, con-
gratulations go to Alan Williams of
Hollywood for finishing in first
place with 20.11 lbs. and for hav-
ing the big fish (7.31bs.) in the co-
angler division.
Kudos also to local anglers
Rodney Eagle for his 12th-place
finish with 11.8 lbs., and to David
Sterling for his 24th-place finish
with 9.7 lbs.
Fishing. has slowed down

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The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation's 10
and under basketball team, the Big Lake Gazette Heat. They are (in no particular order,)
Emonie Pryor, Royce Osceola, Algeron Morris, Sidarius Whitaker, Kyle Bryner, Eric
Evans, Rachel Peterson and Jake Albert. Team members not pictured are Phillip Jones
and Aaliayh Palmer. They are coached by Dana Pryor and Latisha Pryor.

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according to local anglers and
guides. Specks are still being
caught in the Kissimmee River up
to the locks and around Indian
Prairie, Tin House, Cody's Cove,
the Monkey Box and along the
North Shore. They are still hitting
on minnows and dinghy yellow
Bass fishing has also slowed
down. According to anglers there
are still a lot of smaller, ones being
pulled in on wild shiners and min-
nows, but the big ones are not
Last week's BFL co-angler win-
ner pulled in his -big fish on a
green pearl Horny Toad. The win-
ner in the boating division caught
his bagful by flippin' a 4-inch
crawdad on a Noble black and
neon prototype bait.
Most of the tourney fishermen
hooked their big ones on the
south end of the lake.
The Christian Team Trail will
hold its monthly tourney at the
Okee-Tantie Marina on Saturday.
Weigh-ins will begin at 1 p.m.
The Headturners3.com tourna-
ment will be in town March 12-13.
Weigh-ins will be at Okee-Tantie
Marina beginning at 3 p.m.
Have a great weekend and stay

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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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., Satorday 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
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 7 p.m.
Also showing in Theatre II -
"Hitch" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day 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-

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giving
free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four
days a week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on a
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, f
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on -
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange *
a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For more information call
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they
need. There is no charge and
anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at 763-2950.
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 N Hwy. 441. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For more information, please
call 763-0175 or 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) begins in
Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.

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Customer Greeter Needed
$18 per hour Entry Level Position
Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.

Call (772) 528-0450

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful

Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classifieds
and make your clean up a
' breeze!

Firulimgge 205 SFul im

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
Shop here first! Shop here first!
The classified ads. The classified ads.
Time to clean out the attic How do you find a job in to-
basement and/or garage? day's competitive mar-
Advertise your yard sale in ket? In the employment
the classified and make section of the classi-
your clean up a breeze! fieds.


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

Wanted: Bartender
Start immediately, will
train, nights & weekends.
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
863-763-4954 or
Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


S. ..



Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers

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

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

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

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

and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383

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

Part time, Call for interview
JANITOR, Part Time
For Church Complex.
8-12 hrs. per wk. For more
information or interview call
Carl Diesslin @
With Computer/ Reception-
ist needed. Real Estate Exp.
Send Resume/Salary req. to
for receptionist position.
Apply in person, 1101 N.
Parrott Ave.
Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

Needed 'Door Knockers
Salary + Bonus Will Train
Place your help Wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
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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

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

Reading a newspaper helps
you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people

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

Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140

Eu. a *.-
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for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141

Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358,.


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins, Stamps 570)
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 5e0
Crafts.Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 6'10
Furs 61`5
Health & Reducing
Equipment 200
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 6.3,
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640-
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 6CO
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 6'90
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 70u
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 7'H
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 7;5
Wanted to Buy 7-40

Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
END TABLE, Early American
w/storage L& build in
magazine rack. $40

color good cond. $200

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.


Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.

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

Approx. 150, $150 for all.

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


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.

with leather collar, original,.
size large, new, $100.
82 pcs. shirts pants, short's
dresses, sm. sz. $300
SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$50 for all. (863)824-

Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.
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

asking $300
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
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.

solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
Full size, good
condition. $35.
KING SIZE Solid Wood
Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed w/6 drawer & pedestal
$100 (863)467-6805

w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
SPRING, Pillow top, King,
Nearly new. Used in spare
rm. $200 863-763-6843
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.

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

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stored $2200

5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Lynk Predator
9 irons 2 woods Plus 2
custom woods Sand &
putter $80 (772)461-
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123

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

FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.

HEATER, Gas,.Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50

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

Fair shape.

Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

in good condition, $45.

CARRIER- hooks up to rec
hitch, $250. (863)763-
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.

Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
BIk. wash pot
Good condition
$200. Firm
Place your ad online at
classfl.htmi or mailto:
$10 good shape
-* -*-*- -*

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-
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306

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

ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
JACK RUSSEL- 6 1/2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
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.
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,
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-

TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.

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

SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425

SONY, 57", High Defini-
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.

$30. (863)763-6901

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art."


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 905E
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce S20C
Farm Services
Offered 8?5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants '
Flowers 865

MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.

used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.

Saddlebred, (4)
Pkg. deal for $4000
or $1500 each.

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

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


Apartments 905
Business Places '1)0
Property 915
Townhouses Rent '20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 9'30
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 930

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

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

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

Real Estate

Business Places
Sale I
Property Sale I ll'i
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale Irfi,0
Houses Sale I0-.'
Hunting Property 1:i30
Property Sale llU:,
Land Sale I-JI4
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 15,S
Out of State .
Property Sale 10(5.5
Property Inspection 1060O
Real Estate Wanted 1(,65
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 10715
Waterfront Property I 08

401, 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
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rm. w/
10x20 indoor heated pool.
Ready to move in. Call for
list .off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
$163,000.)reduced to
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158

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

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.

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

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Conventional and Mobile Home
Lots For Sale
Underground Utilities
Community Pool,
Clubhouse & Shuffleboard
1200 SW 44th Blvd.
(off SW 16th Avenue)
86311763-3636 or [8631 763-1341

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 1.10.15
Mobile Home Parts ?"ii10
Mobile Homes Rent ')015
Mobile Homes Sale 2.'1:0u

2/2 on Waterfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863 633-451.

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

DW/MH 1456 sq. ft. 3/2,
glass enclosed FL rm.,
screened front porch,
covered carport, workshop,
on water, dock, furnished,
end of cul-de-sac. S.E. 19th
Trail, Larkee Lakes.
$95,000. (863)763-3841

OKEECHOBEE, Park model
w/roof over & carport Furn
W/D, FL/Rm. Vantage
Oaks Park 863-357-1180
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screen in porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm

YELLOW STONE 30' mobile
fl/rm, Water front $8500


Boats ]'-
Campers RVs '010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 1020
Marine Miscellaneous 30255
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 0"

12' Aluminum % Deckover.
Motor runs good. 125 Ly-
coming w/trl. $5000 or
best offer (863)697-6054

Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
26ff, with trailer, $7000

DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. Trl in great shape
No Title $2,000

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

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.

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.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
45hp, With trailer $5000.
863-467-7136 or
Cell 515-321-8338.

SKEETER '77 16' 140
Evinrude motor, As is
$4000. Cell
I 1.ir, 1-1951.
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

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

WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607

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

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

Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.

'03 27R Superslide
$14,800 neg

Automobiles 11

Automobile .1.'105.
Autos Wanted 40100
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41020
Equipment 4 2?5
Foreign Cars 40?0('
Four Wheel Drive 40'35
Heavy Duty Trucks -10 4
Parts Repairs 4-1J5
Pickup Trucks 40501)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers .ii0.0
Utility Trailers 4,',
Vans 40-0

Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612

CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.

Raced at Thunder Cross in
Bomber. $1800 Call Scott
B. 863-763-2622 Iv. msg.
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789

I Lots-Sale .-10451

'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
$700 or best offer.

JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.

302 eng. runs $75

runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
No engine. New tires. As Is.
$500 (863)763-2501

Under 50K mls. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
$10,000. 863-675-1376
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992. "
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.

'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

engine needs work
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
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
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

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

BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.

for standard pickup, ask-
ing $300 or best offer.

Community Events

Friendship Singers to be in concert
On Sunday, March 6, the Friendship Singers from Friendship Interna-
tional Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Group members are from
across the U.S. However, there will be special guests from the organiza-
tion's missions in Chile, Hungary and Romania dressed in traditional folk
costume. Performances will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There is
no admission charge. For more information, call (863) 763-4021.

Trust Quartet in concert
The Trust Quartet will be in concert at the Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., on March 6 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call
Pat Daunt at (863) 357-1958.

Basinger church hosts revival
There will be a revival at the Basinger Church of God, 16050 U.S. 98 N.,
with Duane Pooler and Family March 6-13. Sunday services are at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. On the other nights, services will begin at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1503.

Church plans special services
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be having spe-
cial services on Sunday, March 6, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Fred Buckner from Marion, Ohio. For information, call
Linda at (863) 763-2938.

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

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

The Gathering hosts dinner theater
A dinner theater will be held at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., on
Friday, March 11, and will feature Mark and Sandy Remington as the
"Jenkins Family" in a hilarious rendition of the family. The performance
will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults. Children 12 and under will
. be admitted free. For reservations, call (863) 357-05,34.

Shared Serices Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday, March 11, in
the Superintendent of Schools office in the Okeechobee County School

Administration Building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This forum provides a
mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through
the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Meeting planned for preschool providers
There will be a meeting for the childcare and preschool providers of
School Readiness/Early Learning Services on Friday, March 11, at 9:30
a.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County Health Depart-

ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call (863) 462-5792.

Early learning coalition to meet
The Okeechobee advisory committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Martin and Okeechobee counties formerly known as the School
Readiness Coalition -will be meeting at noon on Friday, March 11, in the
conference room of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5792.

SYour LOCAL gateway

In Good shape. $450.

CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
Needs transmission
$200 neg
GM Positive Traction Unit
8:5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $150 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 br best
offer. (561)252-1371.
glass, flush fit, for '04-'05
4dr, Dodge shortbed,
$175. (863)763-8980.
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.

Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
ator, front end parts, tires,
a/c, $2500 neg.
(863)763-3679 aft 6.

V6, 4.3 liter, AC, auto,
runs good, $2500 firm.
(850)228-7773 Andy.
CHEVY PICKUP,'84,% ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
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

5spd. good cond. $2500

3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
4'x 8', Good
Condition. $50.

2 New tires, bat. & starter.
1 elderly owner. Serviced.
$1450. 561-889-7816
'97, Runs good.


14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 5, 2005



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1987 Dodge B250 Hi-Top Conversion
V8, quad captains chairs, 7 passenger. ...... $2,995
1995 Ford Escort LX
4 dr, 1.9L, auto, am/fm/cd, great on gas. .. .$2,995
1995 Saturn SC1
2 dr, 1.9L, automatic, sunroof, 95k mi. .f. .$3,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, 73k mi. ...l .$3,995
1997 Mercury Villager GS
V6, automatic, power w/l, 7 passenger. 9 ... $4,995
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville
V8, automatic, leather, extra clean. .. .... 4,995
1995 Ford Taurus GL
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, 78k mi. M ...... $4,995

1997 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, 5 speed, power w/l, alloy wheels. ... ..$5,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
V6, automatic, loaded, 56k miles. C ........... $5,995
1998 Volkswagen Bug
Alloys, air, 5 spd, power w/l, great on gas. ..... $5,995
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
Only 31k miles. C ........................ $5,995
1999 Mazda 626
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 56k mi. $a .$5,995
1997 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, 1.6L, 5 speed, power w/l, great on gas. .$5,995
1999 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 28k mi. $. ....... $6,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
58k miles. k.l ........ .. .. $7,995
2002 Saturn L100
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, power w/l, cd, 42k mi. 1 ... .$8,995
1998 Ford Contour
Silver, 61k miles. I1W ..................... $8,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 52k miles. .............. .... $9,995
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
Automatic, air, power windows/locks, cruise. .$9,995
2000 Honda Civic LX
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 39k mi.- .$9,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Blue, 51k miles. LMY ......... $9,995
2003 Saturn Ion
4 dr, 2.2L, power w/l, cd, 37k mi. 1 .......... $9,995
2003 Buick Century
Executive Series. ...................... $11,995
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 door, auto, pwr w/l, cassette,-11k mi. H .... $11,995
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS
V6, auto, sunroof, factory warranty. R ...... $11,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air cd, cruise, 52k mi. .. ....... $12,995,
2004 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, factory warr, 17k mi. s .......$13,495
2002 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, 2.4L, alloys, sunroof, 41k mi. MH ...... .$13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, alloy wheels, air, 18k mi. ......... $13,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 10k mi. MR ........ $13,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air,, cd, cruise, 41k mi. P ..... $13,995
2002 Mercury Sable
White, 10k miles. ...... ,. ....$13,995
2002 Honda Accord EX
4 dr, auto, sunroof, 28k miles. MA ... ...... $14,995
2001 Buick Park Avenue
One bwner, garaged. .$14,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 18k miles. 9_1 ...$14,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. M ... .$14,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, air, cd, wheels. ..... .. $15,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, alloys, 21k mi. m1 .$15,995
2004 Mazda3
5 dr, power windows/locks, 8574 miles. 9H ... .$15,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Silver, 12k miles. .... $15,995
2003 Hyundai XG350L
V6, leather, sunroof, 28k miles. M .......... $15,995
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Air, cruise, automatic, cd, 29k mi. N .. ..... $15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. LMV .................... $15,995

2002 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, leather, moonroof, cd, loaded, 41k mi. N .$15,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, auto, alloys, power w/l, cd, 8k mi. iN .... $16,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 9000 miles. .$16,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, alloys, auto, pwr w/l, cd, 1000 mi. ..... $17,995
2004 Mercury Sable
Silver, 19k miles. ... ..... $17,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 14k miles. L ........... ..... .$18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. 1V ....... .......... $18,995
2004 Mercury Sable
Beige, 14k miles. ................ $18,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door, V6, cd, leather, 13k miles. ....... $19,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Silver, top chrome. ... ...... $21,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Green, 15k miles. 1u. ................. $22,995

1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4x4
4 dr, 2.5L, 5 speed, air. ...... ......$5,995
1997 Mercury Mountaineer
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, sunroof. ..... $6,995
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
4.0L V6, power windows/locks, 81k mi. ..... $7,995
1999 Ford Explorer XLS
4 door, V6, automatic, 58k miles. . ..... $7,995
1999 Honda CR-V LX
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, power w/l, cd. m ....... $7,995

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1998 Infiniti Q45
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, full power. .11 .. $9,995
2003 Saturn Ion
Power windows/locks, cruise, tilt. ......... $9,995
2001 Toyota RAV4
4WD, 40k miles, .......... ........$14,995
2000 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 73k miles. / ......... ..... .$16,995
2001 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 65k miles. l .. ........... $21,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Green, 33k miles. ,i s e .. .. ........ $26,995
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Leather, roof, loaded, 14k mi. .. .. .$29,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles .................... $35,995
2004 Lincoln Navigator
White. L.V .. ....... .. $39,995

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1998 Mercury Villager
V6, automatic, 7 passenger, power w/l ..... $5,995
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Conv. Van
Quad capt's chairs, 7 pass, Mark III Ed. .... $6,995
1998 Ford Windstar Limited
Leather, 78k miles.a .14 $6,995
1995 Ford E150 Conversion Van
Quad capt's chairs, Mark III Ed, 69k mi.. ..... $7,995
1995 Ford Econoline E150 Conversion
V8, Mark III package, 69k mi. .. ... .. $8,995
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Xcab
Automatic, air, cd, 5.8k mi. s n ...... $13,995
2002 Ford E150 Cargo Van
V6, automatic, air conditioning, stereo, ... .$12,995
2003 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab
V6, 5-speed, air, bedliner, cd. .... .. 14,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, automatic, 22k miles. M ... ........ $14,995

2003 Ford Windstar
Like new. ..... ...................$14,995
2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, stepside, trailer package, 54k mi. .i ... $17,995
2002 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V6, power windows/locks, cd, 44k mi. : ....$17,995
2004 Mazda MPV LX
4 dr, V6, power w/l, 14k mi. f ......... $18,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, power windows/locks, cd, 21k mi. 5 .... $21,995
2004 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner SR5 .
Extended cab, V6, 11k miles. .......... $21,995

2000 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe
2.0L, automatic, leather, sunroof, 60k mi. 1H ....$8,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, zoom zoom. ti ......$8,995
2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr, auto, sunroof, spoiler, 33k mi. ....... $15,995
2002 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, cd, 19k mi. ..... $15,995
2003 Ford Mustang Convertible
Leather, low miles. C .. ......... $16,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, automatic, power windows, cd, 8k mi. 6.1 $17,995
2000 Volvo C70
Black, 36k miles. ....... ............. 22,995
1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Automatic, very rare, great buy. .......... $24,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 7500 miles. ....... $24,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
6-speed, cd, like new. .......... .. $25,995
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Automatic, chrome wheels, great condition. .$29,995

1995 Lincoln Continental Executive
V8, 4 dr, loaded, 67k mi. H 1 .......... ... .$5,995
1993 Lincoln Continental Signature
V6, automatic, leather, 79k mi. .N ..... $5,995
1995 Cadillac Deville
4 dr, V8, leather, formal roof, 90k mi. .U ...... $6,995
1999 Mercedes-Behz C230
Sunroof, leather. C ...................... $10,995
2000 Volvo S80 T-6
Only 49k miles. ................. $13,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 44k miles. LMY ................ $14,995
1999 Cadillac Seville STS
White, diamond, 45k miles. ...... $15,995
2002 Lincoln Continental
White, 23k miles. .. ....... $22,995
2002 Lincoln Continental
White, 20k miles. .. .........22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. ......... ..$23,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles. .R ............ $23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. J 1 ................... $24,995
2001 Volvo V70
Red, 41k miles. LIM ............... $24,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Sunroof, warranty. ...................... $25,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. ................ $26,995
2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles ................... 26,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Red, 18k miles. IN ................... $26,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
President Series. C ................. .. $26,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Low miles, 100,000 mile warranty. C ......... $28,495
2004 Lincoln LS
White, 12k miles. LiV .................$28,995
2001 Volvo V70
Silver, 18k miles. .M ................... $29,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 10k miles. V.. ................ $32,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 14k miles. WV .......... .... $32,995
2003 Cadillac Deville DTS.
Low miles, garaged. ... ..............$32,995
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