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]Okeechobee I ews
Vol. 96 No. 65
Sunday, March 6, 2005
75U Plus tax
first in tourney
Fifty-five boats hit the water
of Lake Okeechobee Saturday
morning to participate in the
Christian Team Trail tourna-
ment. The weather started out
cold and windy, but by the time
the anglers returned to Okee-
Tantie Marina Saturday after-
noon, it had warmed up and
become a typically beautiful
day for fishing.
After the scale was officially
closed and all weights tallied,
George Marshall Jr. and his
father, George Marshall Sr. led
the pack with 19.08 lbs.. of
Okeechobee largemouths to
take home first place honors
and a check for $900. They also
had the big fish of the day. It
weighed in at 8.07 lbs. and
earned them an additional
"I caught them flipping
Crawdads," stated George Mar-
Army trains on
Decades ago, the Rocke-
fellers came to their vast play-
ground in North Carolina's
Sandhills for wintertime golf,
hunting and riding. Now, the
estate is becoming a training
ground for Army soldiers fight-
ing the war on terror.
The government bought the
10,500-acre Overhills estate
next to Fort Bragg's northern
training grounds for $29.4 mil-
lion in 1997.
Though limited training is
already being done on the land,
a final decision on how exactly
to use the estate is to be made
this summer, after an' environ-
mental' impact statement is
.complete. The Army would like
to see all of it set aside for train-
The land.would be used by
soldiers from the Army Special
Operations Command and
82nd Airborne Division. The
Army would spend $50,000
annually to keep the estate's
112 structures, many of which
are in disrepair, in good enough
shape for training. A few build-
ings, mostly in agricultural
areas of the estate, are in such
bad shape that they probably
will be bulldozed for safety.
Although' just a few miles
from the post, Overhills lacks
many of the sights and sounds
that quickly become familiar at
Fort Bragg, including low-flying
helicopters and airplanes and
the thump of artillery fire.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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Lake restoration: Lake important to all
Staff photo/Pete Gawda
State Senator Ken Pruitt (left) presents a proclamation to David Anderson, center, pres-
ident of Audubon of Florida. To Mr. Anderson's left is Dr. Paul Gary, Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Science Coordinator for the Audubon Society. The proclamation named
March 5 as "Lake Okeechobee Protection Day." It recognized the importance of Lake
Okeechobee and thanked Audubon of Florida, the Friends of Lake Okeechobee, the
Lake Okeechobee Business Owners, and other groups for their work and accomplish-
ments in protecting the lake.
A good day for Lake Okeechobee
By Pete Gawda
Some of those interested in
the health of Lake Okeechobee
believe it is getting better. Envi-
of government agencies and
elected officials gathered under
a tent at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina on Saturday
to hear speeches, presentations
and a proclamation concerning
the lake. The occasion was
"Lake Okeechobee Protection
Dr. Paul Gray of the
Audubon Society introduced
Sen. Ken Pruitt as "a great
friend of Okeechobee" because
of his work on the Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Act that
authorized the Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Plan
Sen. Pruitt called the day a
day for acknowledging
progress and a day for commit-
ment to the next stage of
"It is our lake and our
future," he said.
The senator alluded to the
pollution of the lake in the past.
However, he conceded that we
have "started to turn the cor-
ner" in lake restoration."
He said that Lake Okee-
chobee was the lifeblood of
South Florida and that the LOPP
was a step in the right direction.
"We have come a long way
in the fight to preserve the lake,
The senator compared the
progress made in lake restora-
tion to running a marathon. He
said that after running nine
miles, progress has been made
but there is still a ways to go
before finishing the 26 mile, 385
He called the $66 million has
been appropriated by the state
for lake restoration since 2000 a
drop in the bucket compared to
what the total cost will be.
Paraphrasing the famous
words of the late President
Ronald Regan about the Berlin
Wall, the senator said to the U.
S. Army Corps of Engineers and
the South Florida Water Man-
-agement Distract (SFWMD)
"Lower this lake now."
The senator called for all
those involved in lake restore,
tion to intensify their efforts.
He referred to the Indian
proverb that says we don't
inherit the land from our ances-
tors; we borrow it from our chil-
"We must preserve our lake
and our future," he said in con-
cluding his remarks.
Machek called Lake Okee-
chobee "the heart of south
Florida." He said that every-
thing that happens to the lake
affects the areas to the south
and to the sides of the lake.
Like Sen. Pruitt, Rep.
Machek noted that in the past
we have not been kind to the
lake. Now, he said, it is time to
do something for the lake. He
noted that there are 10 years
remaining to meet the' phos-
phorous goal set for the year
He said that restoring the
lake is a tough job that will take
a lot of money. The representa-
tive predicted that it would take,
an additional 120 million dol-
lars of state appropriated funds
to complete the job
As a friend of Lake Okee-
chobee, he promised to pro-
mote "bill after bill" to make the
See Lake Page 2
to the rescue
By Peter Gawda
Between March 7 and March
18, a crew of people in green T-
shirts will invade Okeechobee,
but it will be a friendly invasion.
Fourteen people from the
Christian Reformed Word Relief
Committee (CRWRC) will be in
Okeechobee to do needs assess-
ments and damage assessments
in the wake of last summer's
These people are from the
Crisis Response Service Section
of the Christian Reformed
Church of North America and
they know what they are doing.
Representatives of CRWRC have
already done needs assessments
in eight Florida counties. They
have also conducted training for
local caseworkers in nine other
CRWRC's Art Jackson said
his people know what to look
for and what questions to ask.
They will also have telephone
numbers that people can call for
The particular CRWRC volun-
teers that will be coming to
Okeechobee are from Michigan,
Texas, Tennessee and Ontario,
Canada, and most of them have
done this sort of thing before.
Mr. Jackson said the volun-
teers will be working under the
direction of R.O.A.D. (Recover-
ing Okeechobee After Disaster)
- a local organization made up
of representatives of faith-based
and non-profit organizations
formed to coordinate relief
Mr. Jackson said that all data
collected would be turned over
to R.O.A.D. to be incorporated
into a database. They will not
take any of the information gath-
ered with them when they leave.
The volunteers will be staying
at Camp Grace in Basinger.
Local law enforcement officials
have been informed of their mis-
sion. They will be easily identi-
fied by their green T-shirts and
picture ID cards.
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By MaryAnn Morris
During World War II, sons,
fathers, brothers went away to
the far side of the world to
fight the terrible war in
Europe. /Stateside,' ration
coupons were issued for
meat, butter, gasoline.
Women took up the jobs in
factories and industry because
the men were off to the war.
But the war effort also
deprived .agriculture of valu-
able labor. Jamaican cane cut-
ters refused to travel from their
island because German U-
boats harassed American ship-
ping all along coastal Florida.
"We could go to the
beach," remembers Mrs.
Frances Nail of Clewiston.
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
"But if we went out to eat at
night, we had no light at all.
We groped along in the dark
because of the fear that the
Germans would see the light
and know where we were."
Paul V. McNutt, Chairman
of War Manpower Commis-
sion wrote Florida Senator
Claude Pepper that he had cer-
tified to the War Department
the need to establish detention
camps for German prisoners
of war in Florida "to supply
much needed labor in pulp-
wood cutting and the gather-
ing of naval stores."
The German POWs found
themselves in rural communi-
ties such as Belle Glade, where
they worked in a bean can.
nery; Polk County,' where they
picked citrus fruit; and,
Clewiston, where they were
put to work cutting sugar
Liberty Point Camp at
See POWs Page 2
Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
World War II German POWs were-taken to Jacksonville, Fla.,
where they were processed before being sent to camps
throughout the state. Some found themselves in Clewiston,
where they helped harvest sugar cane; in Belle Glade, where
they worked in a cannery; and in Polk County, where they
World War II German POWs
provided labor in Florida
2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 6,2005
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-.
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the 2004 sales tax rebate of
up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.
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.
Dolphins' beaching closely
followed sub's exercises
KEY WEST (AP) The U.S.
Navy and marine wildlife experts
are investigating whether a sub-
marine used sonar before dozens
of dolphins beached themselves
More than 20 rough-toothed
dolphins have died since Wednes-
day's mass grounding of about 68
dolphins, Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary spokeswoman
Cheva Heck said Saturday.
The beachings came a day after
the USS Philadelphia conducted
exercises off Key West, about 45
miles from Marathon.
Navy officials refused to say
whether the Groton, Conn.-based
submarine used its sonar during a
Continued From Page 1
"I'm here to help all can," the
Rep. Joe Negron, Appropria-
tions Chairman of the Florida
House of Representatives, was
the next speaker.
He spoke of his love for the
environment that was instilled in
him by his grandparents.
Rep. Negron said that what
makes Florida special is that we
have taken care of our parks.
He pledged that his personal
priority would be to try to get
funding for the environmental
projects affecting Lake Okee-
He added that he would like to
see the phosphorus goals met
Sen. Pruitt presented David
Anderson, president of Audubon
of Florida a proclamation making
March 5 "Lake Okeechobee Pro-
Mr. Anderson in turn present-
ed Sen. Pruitt with a framed print
of a blue heron. He noted the
abundance of birds he saw as he
was coming around the lake to
the park and the number of birds
he spotted in the park.
Mr. Anderson said that one
thing he had learned in 30 years of
environmental work is that it is
"It is hard work," he said.
However, he predicted that the
hard work is going pay off.
"Stick with it," he urged.
Carol Head of the Friends of
training exercise with Navy SEALs.
But naval ships emitting pulses
of sound have been blamed for at
least one mass beaching. Scien-
tists surmise that sonar may disori-
ent or scare marine mammals,
causing them to surface too quick-
ly and creating the equivalent of
what divers know as the bends,
when nitrogen is formed in tissue
by sudden decompression, lead-
ing to hemorrhaging.
"This is absolutely high priori-
ty," said Lt. Cdr. Jensin Sommer,
spokeswoman for Norfolk, Va.-
based Naval Submarine Forces.
"We are looking into this. We want
to be good stewards of the envi-
ronment, and anytime there are
strandings of marine mammals
we look into the operations and -
locations of any ships that might .
have been operating in that area." '
National Marine Fisheries Ser- .
vice experts are conducting "
necropsies on the dead dolphins, .L
looking for signs of acoustic trau- "
"We certainly will do a thor- 1 -
ough exam on as many as possi- Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
ble before we go to the Navy," said This photo from the Navy Archives shows the German POW
TeriRowles, coordinator of the ser- camp in Jacksonville, Fla. The farms in Florida faced a labor
vice's marine mammal health and shortage during the war, and the POWs were paid to work in
stranding response program. "We the fields.
have not, in this particular case,
gone to them and said, 'What P Although Red Cross visitors
were you doing?' and asking them POW s were appalled by the snake-
to do (a sound impact study)." infested camp and cane fields,
Staff photo/Pete Gawda
In recognition of State Senator Ken Pruitt's help in promoting
Lake Okeechobee restoration, David Anderson, president of
Audubon of Florida presented the senator with a framed print
of a blue heron. The occasion was Lake Okeechobee Protec-
tion Day held Saturday, March 5 at Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina. On hand for the presentation were (left to right)
Dr. Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee Science Coordinator for the
Audubon Society, Sen. Pruitt, Mr. Anderson, State Represen-
tative Joe Negron and State Representative Richard Machek.
Lake Okeechobee said that the
Everglades restoration project
should use a top down and not a
bottom up approach, noting that
Lake Okeechobee is at the top of
Gail Powers of Lake Okee-
chobee Business Owners asked
for more money for sediment
removal and canal cleanup.
"Our livelihood depends on
Lake Okeechobee," she said.
She noted that the problems
did not occur overnight and they
will not go away overnight.
A bill sponsored by Rep.
Machek and others will be intro-
duced in the upcoming legislative
session. It establishes the legisla-
ture's intent to provide continuing
funding to implement the LOPP
for achieving phosphorus reduc-
tion objectives and provides crite-
ria for establishing annual funding
priority. The bill provides for no
A similar bill is expected to be
sponsored in the Florida Senate
by Sen. J. D. Alexander.
According to SFWMD, the total
estimated cost of the LOPP is
$341.5 million. That total includes
funding from other sources in
addition to state appropriations.
Continued from rage i.
Clewiston was one of 26 prison-
er war camps that the U.S. gov-
ernment established in Florida
during World War II.
According to the provisions
of the Geneva Convention of
1929, the German prisoners had
the same food, clothing, housing
and transportation that Ameri-
ca's own soldiers stationed
The Red Cross initially called
the Clewiston camp, the "worst
camp ever seen" referring to the
103 degree heat and dusty con-
ditions caused by lack of rain.
Apparently the Red Cross
observers did not realize that
these were normal conditions
for the south Florida region.
Northern bred German
detainees and American officials
visiting the camp must have had
the same experience that any-
one moving from northern areas
has with Florida summers -
those first summers are awful!
But most of the camp's work-
ers were from Hitler's elite Afri-
ka Korps. They were tough and
so were the work and the condi-
tions at Clewiston. Detainees
worked eight hours a day har-
According to "Enemies in our
Midst," by Scott Fields, POWs
were paid for their labor up to
80 cents a day in camp coupons,
which they could use at the
camp store. The store was run
by the POWs and proceeds were
used to buy sporting equipment
and musical instruments for the
POWs to use during their free
time. The "store sold writing
implements, paper, selected
American newspapers and mag-
azines, soda, tobacco. The
POWs could also purchase up to
two bottles of beer a day, at a
price of 10 cents a bottle.
snake catching was favorite pas-
time for P.O.Ws. When the cane
fields were burned for harvest-
ing, prisoners would ask permis-
sion to stand at the edges of the
fields and watch for the snakes
to crawl out.
In an interview in 1996, quot-
ed in, "Hitler's Soldiers in the
Sunshine State," Gerhard
Anklam of Berlin recalled that
"he had killed a snake, had ants
eat away the flesh and kept the
skin as a prized souvenir."
The POWs even tried to tame
an alligator to keep as a pet but
changed their minds about it
when one of them was bitten.
At times the guards would
march the detainees healthy
young soldiers into town for
exercise, much to the interested
delight of the young ladies of
Clewiston, whose menfolk were
"These young men were real
poster boys. They were very,
very handsome. We heard they
were the cream of the German
army and some of the local girls
would go and watch them when
they came to town," remem-
bered Mrs. Frances Nail. "A girl
who lived with me at that time
was dating one of the American
sergeants stationed there at Lib-
erty Point Camp."
"Today nothing remains of
the old buildings," said Karl
Larsen of Shawnee Farms, "all
that area is in sugar cane now."
But once upon a time some 60
years ago, captive soldiers of a
world war harvested sugar cane
for America here in Clewiston,
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longtime resident of South Flori-
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The Rotary Club of Okeechobee showed their appreciation to Ray Domer (middle) for
putting up Rotary road signs in Okeechobee by presenting him with a plaque. Present-
ing the plaque to Mr. Domer are Bennett Yeilding (left) and Kristy Crawford (right). The
road signs let visitors know where the local club meets. Mr. Domer donated the pipe to
attach the signs and he and his son assisted in installing the signs.
Students of the Week.
Yearling Middle School Students of the Week for Feb. 10 were: (left to right, back) Mr.
Greseth, Kari Hennon, Fred Ebling, Ruby Estrada and Josh Fetterolf, (front, left to right)
Nicole Chappa, Celena Letcher, Ruby Gonzalez, Frances Bateman and Mrs. Markham.
Threats, S. ParrottAve.
Disturbance, S.R. 70 W.
Domestic/verbal, N.W 89th'Ct.
Burglary, S.E. 23rd St.
Trespassing, S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441
Glenn J. Sneider, Esq.
Shelly McKay, Esq. Ronald B. Smith, Esq.
Family Law- Criminal La\v Divorces
Child Support. Paternity Adoption
Criminal Defense Probate Bankruptcies
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Monday, March 7
Cereal and Toast
S ,.Lunch;. .. ..
Fish nugget w/cornbread
Chicken patty on bun
Tuesday, March 8
Cereal and Toast
Yogurt and muffin
Taco/pepperoni "Hot pockets"
Oven baked tater tots
Wednesday, March 9
Cereal and Toast
Egg and cheese biscuit
Janice Mobley Ausburn, age
72, of Okeechobee died March 4,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs.
Ausburn was born in Okee-
chobee Feb. 24, 1933, to Clarence
and Berta Lightsey. She was
retired from the County Soil Con-
servation Service where she was
Mrs. Ausburn is survived by
her husband John Ausburn; a son
Dean Mobley; a daughter Patricia
(Larry) McWhorter; five grand-
children and one great grand-
Visitation will be at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory on Sunday, March 6,2005;
from'l until 3 p.m. Funeral service
will follow at 3 p.m., Pastor Joe
Bishop officiating. Burial will fol-
low at the Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
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Ham and Cheese sandwich
Seasoned broccoli florets
Thursday, March 10,
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Taco salad (turkey)
Fruit in Jello
Friday, March 11
Cereal and toast
French toast sticks
Wedge or fiestada
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
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"In several recent issues there have been comments about the
northerners coming to Okeechobee and catching so many fish
that they are going to fish the lake dry. I think as big as Lake Okee-
chobee is that it could never be fished dry, unless they lose their
spawning areas. And we all know that there has been a lot of
spraying going on and that's what kills the spawning areas."
"In March 3 issue there was a thing about a businessman hav-
ing to sell out because of the obnoxious, hateful and whatever
else he called the people in Okeechobee. He didn't state what his
business was and Okeechobee is certainly not over-run with busi-
ness. So everyone needs to treat people the way they would like to
be treated and quit giving us snowbirds a black eye."
Sales to minors
"In a recent Speak Out about the arrests for selling beer to
minors, why don't they get the owners of the stores and make
them have people in there old enough to sell? They got ones in
there not old enough to buy, but they are selling. This is one of the
things that has got to be changed." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. We posed your question to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office. We were told the owners of the stores are regulated by the
Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. The cases
made by the sheriff's office will be forwarded to them for adminis-
trative issues. Florida statutes allow persons under 18 years of age
to work in businesses that have off-premises consumption sale
licenses such as convenience stores, gas stations and super-
markets. For businesses that have on-premises consumption sale
licenses such as bars or restaurants persons must be over 18
years of age to serve alcoholic beverages. For more information
on these laws, see Florida statute 562.13.)
Friendship Singers to be in concert
On Sunday, March 6, the Friendship Singers from Friendship
International Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be per-
forming at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. Group members are from across the U.S. However, there will
be special guests from the organization's missions in Chile, Hun-
gary and Romania dressed in traditional folk costume. Perfor-
mances will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There is no
admission charge. For more information, call (863) 763-4021.
Trust Quartet in concert
The Trust Quartet will be in concert at the Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., on March 6 at 10:30 a.m. For
information, call Pat Daunt at (863) 357-1958.
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 information, call (863) 467-1503.
Church plans special services
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be hav-
ing special 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 covers. All proceeds go to defray the cost for a
Florida history tour to St. Augustine. Orders must be placed no
later than March 7. To place an order, call (863) 697-0345 or (863)
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 interested in tracing his or her family history is
encouraged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are
welcome. Come and share your genealogy research. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2036.
Crime Prevention Tip
Florida law requires you to carry and exhibit upon demand
your driver's license.
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Letter to the Editor
There is hope
Okeechobee has now been
placed on red alert. Due to waste-
ful governmental spending and
future economic woes of Ameri-
ca, social programs that help the
poor and needy along with com-
munity grants that help in the
development of smaller cities and
towns like Okeechobee are now
under an FBA red alert.
The FBA, also know as the
Federal Budget Ax, is new and
unofficial agency created by the
G.O.P. and current administra-
tion. It has been designed for the
purpose of catering only to the big
corporations and the wealthiest
Americans, by placing all of the
tax burdens on hard working peo-
ple and cutting social funds to the
poor and needy.
And since smaller towns and
cities like Okeechobee have a
small tax base, the proposal of the
current administration has issued
a red alert by the FBA..
And here are lists of programs
that face budget cuts or total elim-
ination as issued by the FBA:
home care for the elderly; nutri-
tional programs for infants of
poor working mothers; food
stamps and supplemental funds
that help poor families and the
elderly; affordable day care for
working families; long term
health care for military veterans;
youth recreational programs;
maintaining public playgrounds;
street and drainage improve-
ments; and, affordable health
care for middle income working
These are just a few of the 154
programs that will be slashed or
Meanwhile, the Republican
leadership is pushing for more tax
reforms that will shift even more
burden on the working class
while millionaires can divert more
of their money into health savings
accounts that will provide them
with a tax shelter.
On top of it all, the Bushwhack
machine wants to borrow anoth-
er $2 trillion out of the Social
Security trust fund.
Meanwhile, we will have a
trade deficit of more that $4 tril-
lion by fiscal year 2006, owed to
China, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
And, we will still be in Iraq and
In the '80s we had the trickle
down economic affect; in the '90s
we had affordable health care and
a national trade surplus; in the
2010's we could have a wash out
that could be know as the eco-
But through all of this, there is
still hope. That hope lies inside
America's small communities
and small non-profit organiza-
tions such as church benefits and
organizations like the American
Legion, V.FW. and community
volunteers that give their time and
money to the needy.
But, will it be enough? Can you
hear the red alert Okeechobee?
J.K. Murray III
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Saviour. It will be an open step meeting.
Church of 'Our
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church. For information, contact David Fox at (863) 763-
Alanon meetingwill 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. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the
conference room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. 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 Cor-
ral Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, 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
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, 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.
AA 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
information, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-
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 diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hos-
pital cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-
(Tantie Quilters) meets every Thursday from 9a.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)
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
ABWAWomen of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until I
p.m. at the Golden Corral. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch. Any-
one interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Bon-
nie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds
on Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome.
For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Looking Back ...
Lavon Bass shows how to use the hula-hoop at a
fundraiser for the Leukemia Society held at the Seminole
Cove'clubhouse in the late 1980s. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy
them while you wait.
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" -inrauhhilarious rendition of
the family. The performance will begin at. 7 p.m. Admission is
$15 for adults. Children 12 and under'wil'bi admitted free. For
reservations, call (863) 357-0534.
Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Fri-
day, 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 collabora-
tive efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited.
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 Fri-
day, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Okee-
chobee County Health Department, 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 Okee-
chobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. All
interested parties are encouraged to attend. For information,
call (863) 462-5792.
Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a three-concert series beginning March 12 with the Joe
Nichols concert during the Speckled Perch Festival. Other con-
certs will be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebra-
tion, and during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on
the bands and artists will be announced at a later date. To vol-
unteer your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri -'Civic Center that was
scheduled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one
of the other workdays Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March
20. Please have show boxes and record books completed early
and do not miss FCAT tests March 14, 15 and 16 so there are no
make-ups during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes
(863) 357-2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.
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 Associa-
tion) sanctioned rodeo will include Harbor Federal Saddle
Bronc Riding, Domer's Inc. Steer Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding,
Publix Barrel Race, Calf Roping, Everglades Farm Equipment
Bareback Riding, RJ Gator's Mutton Bustin', The Tucker Group
Wild Horse Race and Big Lake Eye Care Calf Scramble. Rodeo
tickets are on sale now at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W. North Park
Street in Okeechobee, for $14.
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.
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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 Okee-
chobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and
Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
TOPS plans open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #669 Okeechobee will hold an
open house on March 18 at 9 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The public is invited. For information, contact Ollie
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.
Coalition schedules monthly meeting
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties -
formerly known as the School Readiness Coalition will be holding
their regular monthly business meeting at noon on Friday, March 18, at
the Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W Warfield Blvd., in Indiantown. For infor-
mation or to RSVP for the lunch buffet, call (863) 462-5792.
Baptist church hosting seminar
The Voice of the Martyrs, a three-hour equipping seminar, provides
the necessary tools to share the message that an estimated 250,000,000
Christians are persecuted for their faith and an estimated 160,000 Chris-
tians are martyred every year for their faith. The seminar will be held
March 19 at the First Baptist Church ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., from 6:30
p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is no charge.
Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th annual
Fort Drum Day on March 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a
barbecue, live music and games. For information, call Judy (863) 357-
Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist Rick Scarlett, pastor of
the Calvary Baptist Church in Deltona/Osteen on March 20-25 at 7:30
p.m. On Sunday, March 20, there will be a dinner starting at noon. A
nursery will be provided each night. For information, call Netty Joyner
at (863) 763-5845.
Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, Ph.D.,
LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on adolescence and sexual
boundaries. The free lecture will be presented at the Red Cross office,
323 North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. You are asked to
bring your lunch, but beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures
are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and spon-
sored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming lectures
will focus on sex education for teens/parents, sexual predators, adoles-
cence and sexual boundaries, and techniques to use for children that
are self mutilating. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures
will begin promptly at noon. For information, call the Healthy Start
Coalition Office at (863) 462-5877.
Radio Club sponsors testing session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing session
for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Development Center,
7200;U.S.-441,N., on March 23. Testing will start at 7 p.m., and will be
held in the conference room. The fee is $14 per test session and $14 for
a retake. You must bring: any existing amateur license; a photo I.D.; $14
cash, or check made out to "'ARRL VEC"; and, if you have a license your
FRN number. For information, contact Joan Robbins (KG4YEJ) at (863)
467-3037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church hosts play on the Last Supper
The Okeechobee Christian Church will present The Living Last Sup-
per on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters come
to life in this portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For information, call
Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be hav-
ing an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on Saturday,
March 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Children are asked to be at the
church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog and soda for lunch. The East-
er Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. The children will be sepa-
rated by age divisions: 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-11. Parents are asked to
stay. There will be prizes and other activities for the entire family.
Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is beginning their
annual peanut butter Easter Egg sale. Our large eggs sell for $3.50. They
are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name written on them.
Our small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated with a flower. To
place an order, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 357-0415. Place orders in
advance and the order will be delivered to your home or office. Orders
will be taken through March 26.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's schedule is: Thursday, March 31, "The Other Bolelyn" Philli-
pa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha
Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" -
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" -
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Hospice yard sale aids patient care
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on Thursday,
March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1. The sale will contin-
ue on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds
benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Economic development summit planned
The Okeechobee Economic Council, Okeechobee Development
Authority and the Okeechobee County Commissioners are sponsoring
an economic summit to be held Friday, April 1, at the KOA from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. This meeting will help plan Okeechobee County's eco-
nomic future. The summit is being held so that Bill Fruth, economic
development consultant, can gather input to develop an economic
development plan for the area. The meeting is open to all residents.
However, pre-registration and a fee of $10 are required to cover work-
books and other costs. To register call Joey or Dawn Hoover at (863)
467-0200; or, by e-mail at Djjkhoover@aol.com.
Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo event
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de
Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and the venue
will be announced in the near future. For information, contact the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax coun-
seling preparation service. Their free service can answer most of the
tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, with special
attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax returns can be filed
electronically. Taxaide will be working Feb. 14 through April 15, on
Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You need to bring last year's tax
return and the necessary papers needed to file your 2004 tax return.
Taxaide does not prepare state income tax returns. For information
contact Margaret Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace.
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of the
mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of the histo-
ry of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at the Cham-
ber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted the small book-
let entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells
for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also
available at the Historical Museum, which is open each Thursday from
9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.
Faith Farm Thrift store reopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For
more information, call (863) 467-4342.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4- and
5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County School
Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may download
them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org
Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
School system. Boxes will be made available at the following locations:
American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street. Additional
collection points will be made available at a later date. For information,
call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.
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6 SPORTS he Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 6, 2005
Marshalls take first place in tourney
By Loma Jablonski
Fifty-five boats hit the water of
Lake Okeechobee Saturday morn-
ing to participate in the Christian
Team Trail tournament. The
weather started out cold and
windy, but by the time the anglers
returned to Okee-Tantie Marina
Saturday afternoon, it had
warmed up and become a typical-
ly beautiful day for fishing.
After the scale was officially
closed and all weights tallied,
George Marshall Jr. and his father,
George Marshall Sr. led the pack
with 19.08 lbs. of Okeechobee
largemouths to take home first
place honors and a check for $900.
They also had the big fish of the
day. It weighed in at 8.07 lbs. and
earned them an additional $330.
"I caught them flipping Craw-
dads," stated George Marshall Jr.
Close behind the Marshalls in
second place was the team of
Craig Smith and Bill Rose. Their
fish weighed 18.44 lbs. and earned
them a $450 check for their efforts.
According to Rose, he caught his
fish on Carolina Rigs.
Third place went to the team of
George Green and his young part-
ner Robbie Hays. They brought
15.0 lbs. of bass to the scale to
Fourth place and a check for
$240 went to Charlie Coleman
and Dan Agent for the 12.20 lbs. of
Craig Smith (left) and Bill Rose brought 18.44 lbs. of Okee-
chobee largemouths to the scale to take second place in the
Christian Team Trail tourney on Saturday.
Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
The Marshall family celebrates their first place win at the Christian Team Trail tournament
Saturday afternoon at Okee-Tantie Marina. They hooked 19.08 Ibs for the win. Three genera-
tions of Marshalls show off some of their first place winning fish. Tiffany (front row left) and
her brother Buddy (front row right) join their dad George Marshall, Jr. (back row left) and
their grandpa George Marshall, Sr. (back row right) to celebrate. Another young family mem-
ber, Ashley Marshall (not pictured) was also there to cheer for her dad and granddad. The
Marshalls also had the big fish of the day. It weighed in at 8.07 Ibs.
bass they caught at the Monkey
Box. They also had the second big
fish of the day. It weighed 6.76 lbs.
and earned them an additional
Jerry Mills and Roger Timmon
took fifth place with 10.33 lbs. of
fish. They took home a check for
Sixth place went to veteran
angler Tim Arnold for his 9.99 lb.
catch earning hint $165.
Don Roberts and Ray Davino
took seventh place with 9.53 lbs.
of fish. They received a check for
$140 for their morning of fishing.
In addition to the checks and
door prizes, Oakview Baptist
Church also supplied hot dogs
and drinks to everyone in atten-
Young angler Robbie Hays pulled in this 6.60 lb. beauty to
help his partner George Green take third place with 15.0 Ibs.
of fish in the Christian Team Trail tournament Saturday after-
MACTEC's technology helps
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If you watch the PGA Tour on
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Gregor touting their clubs. Last
year's line featured ads with
Aaron Baddeley. The clubs were
pretty good. The ads were not so
good. While the product should
matter the most, the marketing
is extremely important. So, Mac-
Gregor's owner and CEO Barry
Schneider tapped Baddeley's
mentor and fellow Aussie Greg
Norman to be the new
spokesman for MacGregor.
Good choice! Norman has a
habit of getting involved with
company's way beyond just
product endorsement. In busi-
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When I was a kid, MacGregor
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as a leader in the industry. Now
Schneider has made a major
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marketing, -he is leading Mac-
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The strongest addition to the
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through the use of the world's
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from their swing, resulting in
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The MACTEC NVG driver fea-
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Greg Norman joined the Champions Tour this year with Mac-
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Each loft of the MACTEC NVG
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Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
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time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
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4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For more informa-
tion or appointments call 763-
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
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three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
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welcome. For details call 763-
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American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
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looking for nurses and Action
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our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
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the American Red Cross-Okee-
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Need help paying
for quality child care
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
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pre-school on a first come, first
served basis while funding is
available-no wait list! Parents
must: b1e a resident of Okee-
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Head Start Project
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all chil-
dren can benefit from receiving
educational, Health and Social
Services which our program
offers. We serve children 6 weeks
to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24
months worked in agriculture and
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply. For more information call
(863) 467-0702 and ask f6r Sylvia,
Ella, or Page.
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locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
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ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
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agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
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The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, March
4, through Thursday, March 10,
are as follows:
Theatre I "The Pacifier" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2
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and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Nuamber 160
Call to identify.
BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female, vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
Please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
Male, 7 yrs. old. Goes
by the name "Duke".
Last seen in Bassinger
on, 1/4. Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward. ,
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F);
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
LOST DOGS- both 1V bull-
dog, 1/2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-
eyes in Viking Prairie
MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
mix 9wk 2-m
HOUSE TRLR SHELL- 28 ft,
suitable for storage, you
must move, In Canal Point.
LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
Approx 6 wks
Land & Grove 3 Tracts *443.9+ Total Acres
Outstanding Road Frontage!
Incredible Development Traelsl
Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120,.4Ac'es
1,60 ( ft. frontage (in State Road 70 Offered in 6 'alurels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5. Acres
1,977 ft frontage on State Road 70 OftTered in 5 Parcels
Tract 3: "The Gould Block" 23f0 Acres
*Offered in 5 Parcels
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SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
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TOY SIZE DOGS 2, Free For
adoption to a Senior in a
Seniors Home Only! Call
SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
Tall Guy secure, 60,.to meet
attractive.gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
WANTED TO COMMUTE
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likes dining & dancing
weekend get aways,
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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2405 Hwy 441 SE.
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Flowers Baking Co.LLC
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Residential work in
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Mechanic-3 to 4 yrs.
exp. Rough piece
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Electricians & Exp'd Help-
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Premier Electrical Contrac-
tor. Good pay, exc. bene-
fits. Fastrac Electric, 1-
Steel Erectors & Sheet Metal
workers needed for area
projects. Pay based on
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A FRANCHISEE OF
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Is now hiring
Dental & 401k
Fax resumes to:
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a
compassionate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
be part of an excellent nursing team.
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972-2502 or call Keli Trimnal, Human Resource
Department, at 863-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
Find it faster. Sell it sooner IShop here first!
in the classified. The classified ads.'
Full time Truck Driver/
Loader. Must have Class B
Company benefits, health
ins., paid vacation, 401k.
Drug Free Workplace.
Apply in person at
W & W Lumber,
Hwy 710 West
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel .
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
FUN JOB 6 Openings avail.
Travel required. Travel &
lodging furnished. Call
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The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
'(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
.* Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
a Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
The Dai; Okeechobee Noews s An Equal Opportunity Employer
Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff.
Positions Currently Available Jnclude;
Welding / Fabricator Water Well nrler
lob Shop Helper Pump.'Water Tre.tmerit Tech
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please
Previous experience is preferred. Must have
the ability to work a flexible schedule including
nights & weekends. We offer competitive wages
& benefits. TSC is the largest operator of retail
farm & ranch stores in the U.S., supplying
the lifestyle needs of farmers/ranchers,
tradesmen & small businesses.
As an EOE, TSC values diversity.
Apply in person at the store:
Tractor Supply Company 3371 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-467-7844
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 6, 2005
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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
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
Seeks an Office Manager
and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft
Office and Excel.
(954)931-0125 for appt.
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Next Class: Mar. 7th
Job Placement in your area
Associated Training Services
Homecare Medical Co.
seeks F/T Driver Service
. Reps for the greater Okee-
chobee area. Must have
strong people skills, clean
driving record, work on
call and complete paper-
work. Must be highly moti-
vated. CDI, class "C" with
Hazmat a plus. To apply,
(863)763-7337 ask for
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4t" St.
Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min. 1 yr exp w/
commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
Call 467-8001, 9-5
Looking for person
in framing, roofing,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
LOOKING FOR POOL SER-
VICE TECH Exp. preferred.
Gator Pool. located at 917
SW Park St. Apply within.
Plasters, Block Layers
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
Place your help wanted ad
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positions available in our 0keechobee
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positions available in our Okeechobee
Visit us @)www.nhtcinc.orq for more
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No phone calls please
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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.
Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:
SO CALL TODAY!
Okeechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
TNT 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
/ HOPE HOSPICE
RN's Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weekends
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. OenqAvenue
''Crewiston, FL 33440..."...
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.hopehospice.orq/Careers.htm Drug Free
RETAIL SALES/ COMPUT-
ER SKILLS Applications
100 SE 8th Ave Near Pop-
Highly motivated team
player for busy Dental
office. Fax resume to
Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmat and tanker
Call 863-763-3617 or
Truck Driver Wanted
CDL Class A req'd.
Long hours! Good pay!
Start immediately, will
train, nights & weekends.
Okeechobee Moose Lodge .
Will train qualified
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Place your help wanted ad
Part time, Call for interview
Earn Extra Money
We are recruiting
individuals to deliver
phone books in
Port St. Lucie
Must have a valid
auto and be 18
years of age or
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
PART TIME HELP NEEDED
for receptionist position.
Apply in person, 1101 N.
Place your help wanted ad
GREAT JOB! GREAT PAY!
Needed Door Knockers,
Salary + Bonus Will Train
Place your help wanted ad.
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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 withthe Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Services Offered 425
Medical Services 435
Set-up and maintain,
financial & all tax re-
Semi-retired CPA now
accounts. Mike, cell
office (863)465 1124
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
417 W.S. Park
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Coins 'Stamps 570
Computer Video 5F0O
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Lamps' Lights 640
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
END TABLE, Early American
w/storage L& build in
magazine rack. $40
DISHWASHER GE Almond
color good cond. $200
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
'HUFFY 26"- balloon tire
with kick stand and sta-
tionary cycle stand. New,
Approx. 150, $150 for all.
DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
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
WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
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,
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
HP Computer Pentium II
192 Mg Ram 17" Monitor
Desk Trade for Pistol ask-
ing $300 (772)461-8822
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
DINETTE SET- w/4 match-
ing stools, butcher block
top, $85. (863)824-0419.
DR. TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
Full size, good
KING SIZE. Solid Wood
Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed,w/6 drawer& pedestal
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973.
LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Very good cond. $175.
MATTRESS & BOX
SPRING, Pillow top, King,
Nearly new. Used in spare
rm. $200 863-763-6843
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
Cleveland Tour Irons, 3
thru PW, Big Bertha driver
& Cleveland cart bag,
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
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
PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, hulster &
extra clip. Excellent cond.
FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 Ibs. Ap-
prox. full of gas. $100
HEATER, Gas, Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50
STOVE, Gas, by Brown, Air
Conditioner, nice sz., 110
volt. $150 for both, will
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
ELEC SCOOTER CHAIR
CARRIER- hooks up to rec
hitch, $250. (863)763-
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
BIk. wash pot
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
$10 good shape
BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
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
PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 21/
ft long, with 10 gal glass
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
(10), $100. Will
JACK RUSSEL- 6 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.
Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
YELLOW CRESTED COCKA-
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425
SONY, 57", High Defini-
tion, 2003, Model
CHAIN FALL, YALE, / Ton.
I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar, contact
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 7-5
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed ProductsC'10
Farm Miscellaneous ,1 1
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted ti.0
Lawn & Garden 850
MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
Pkg. deal for $4000
or $1500 each.
LAWN MOWER, Dixon,
Zero Turn, 52 in cut, 18hp,
runs good, new parts,
RIDING SNAPPER 12.5
front mounted eng. 38" cut
mulching kit & blades
Business Places 9'10
Property ? 15
Townhouses Rent 9201
Farm Property -
House Rent 9,0
Land Rent 9(35
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 95
Storage Space -
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 5 acres. Beautiful pond
& lake setting-Season t-'
Okeechobee New 3/2/2,
$1200/mo, Near Ever-
glades Elem. No smok-
Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
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., Pads, KY 40361
Lakeport, attractive cottage
private dock, w/d, c/a/h,
screen lanai. $1,200/mo.
FEMALE 63 yrs looking for
a (M)50-65 yrs. $250 mo
+ help around the Apt.
Call Faye 863-610-0509.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010i
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 102C1
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 103i)
Property Sale 10i35
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1 0Iri
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.
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
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8 Floor Plans to Choose
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Call Debbie Hendrix for
Okee Office: 863-467-0990
LaBelle Office: 863-612-0551
Visit our website at:CountryAcreHomeSites.com
Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
New Homes currently
Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
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
Beautiful park model
2BR, nicely decorated
Turtle Cove, #65
WATERFRONT CANAL LOT
IV sale treasure island
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
Mobile Home Lots 20)05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2 15
Mobile Homes Sale uOl
2BA, Adults only. Must
have ref. 1st, Last &
2/2 on Waterfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
2/2 on Waterfront lot in Pri-
vate Park furnished land-
scaped, Many extras Call
Doublewide MH, 2BR/2BA,
w/carport & screened
porch, all appliances,
some furniture, Kenetico
water softener, lot size
80x120, completely re-
modeled inside & out,
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
Here's an outdoor play structure with something for
everyone. For kids, it's a tree house, fort and jungle
gym all rolled into one. For parents, it's a sturdy
playhouse with a safety-conscious design and a
clean, unobtrusive look. It features a smooth hard-
board slide, two sandboxes and a gable roof with a
The structure stands a little more than 10 feet tall
and is 6 feet square (not including the ladder or
slide). The floor is about 5 feet off the ground.
Play Structure plan (No. 839)... $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 839 $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To-order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call(800) 82-U-BILD
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14 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 6, 2005
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.
OKEECHOBEE, Park model
w/roof over & carport Furn
W/D, FL/Rm. Vantage
Oaks Park 863-357-1180
WATER FRONT Taylor
Creek 1911 SE 29th St.
New trailer, 2BR, 3BA,
dock & screen in porch in
the water.$198,000. Firm
YELLOW STONE 30' mobile
fl/rm, Water front $8500
Campers RVs 3010C
Jet Skiis 301 5
Marine Accessories 30120
Mar;rie Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
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
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. Tri 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-
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.
SKEETER '77 16' 140
Evinrude motor, As is
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
TROLLING MOTOR '97
Johnson 571b H.C. Bow
ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Sips. 4, w/bath, apple ,
solar charger & roof A/C.
READING A NEWSPAPER...
AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV.
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607
CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
SCREEN ROOM, Free
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2001
JAYCO, Eagle, Model 26-6.
Exc. cond. Loaded! C/Air.
Qu. Bed. 12 Ft. slide out
has din. table & couch that
convert to beds. Adj. hitch,
sway & load bars incl.
Price to sell @ $12,000.
Thousands below NADA
Fifth WhI. Hitch, Li'l Rock-
er, like new cond., lost
camper due to hurricane
AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
PONTOON HARD TOP,
$100 or best offer.
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad
die, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
ALUMA LITE 35' TRLR- w/
33 ft Carpeted Florida
Room,, 2AC, new appli-
ances, set up in Park.
'03 27R Superslide
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
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Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060.
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK LESABRE '92
Good condition. All electric.
CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or best offer.
JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
302 eng. runs $75
OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94,
runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PONTIAC GRAND AM '90
No engine. New tires. As Is.
TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mis. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
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1997 Honda Civic EX
1990 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
,: te|. .. 5,995
'93 Lincoln Continental Sign.
1998 Volkswagon Beetle
2000 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe
Mkilana te.miIM l8,995
2003 Saturn Ion
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2004 Hyundai Sonata
2004 Mercury Sable LS
vIra .otrK, K 13,495
2004 Mazda 3 (5 DoorlHatch)
2000 Jeep Cherokee SE
4 ,V6,A ...P*. 6,995
1995 Ford Econoline Van
vmt leMica ,,0e..6 995
1999 Honda CR-V LX
,lte0,kbPWWicoBI, .al 7 )995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT
2002 Ford F150 XLT
2004 Toyota Tacoma SR5
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
Body 'in great shape w/new
paint. Motor needs work.
CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
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.
BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
ing $300 or best offer.
CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $150 or best
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
brand new, $200 or best
TONNEAU COVER- fiber-
glass, flush fit, for '04-'05
4dr, Dodge shortbed,
TONNEAU COVER, Fiber-
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.
CHEVY CHEYENNE,. '88-
V6, 4.3 liter, AC, auto,
runs good, $2500 firm.
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, ton,
-4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 20',
3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
I Pb i o ice
NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of the
Environmental Resource Permit on approximately 483.84 acres to serve
a Residential Development known as Bridlewood Ranches. The project is
located in Okeechobee County. Sections) 25, Township 38S, Range
36E. The permit applicant is FL Land Partners, LLC, a Florida limited lia-
bility company, whose address is 7208 Sand Lake Road, Suite 304, Or-
lando, Florida 32819.
The Permit No. is 47-00656-P
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's permit
decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in ac-
cordance with Section 120.57, Florida Statutes or for mediation pursuant
to Section 120.573, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the District
Clerk at 3301 Gun Club Road, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida
33416-4680, within 21 days of publication of this public notice. Petition-
er shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request an
administrative determination (hearing) under Section 120.57, Florida
The Petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, ad-
dress and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the District Permit Number and the county in which the project
is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received no-
tice of the District's action; (c) A statement ot f how each petitioners' sub-
stantial interests are affected by the District's action; (d) A statement of
the material facts disputed by Petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts
which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Dis-
trict's action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the Districts action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action
petitioner wants the District to take with respect to the District's action.
If the petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to
formulate agency action. Accordingly, the District's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this Notice. Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any decision of the District with re-
gard to the application have the right to petition to become a party to the
proceeding. The petition must conform to the requirements specified
above and be file (received) within 21 days of publication of this notice
with the District Clerk, at the above address of the District. Failure to peti-
tion within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such
person has to request a hearing under Section 120.57, Florida Statutes,
and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent interven-
tion will only beat the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuant to Chapter 28-106, F.A.C.
The permit file is available for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holi-
days, at the South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club
Road, Regulatory Information Management Division, West Palm Beach,
558703 ON 3/6/05
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of an application for modifications to
the existing CSX Railroad from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, File No. 28-
0238833-001, for construction of the CSX railroad bridge to reestablish
the flow of the historic Kissimmee River as part of the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and comply with hydraulic and navigational require-
ments of the site, This project will also involve construction of a tempo-
rary detour track. This proposed project is located 0.55 mile southeast of
the grade crossing at C.R. 721 and .75 mile northwest of Canal C-38 at
the Historic Kissimmee River between Highlands and Okeechobee
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Arcadia Rodeo struggles back from Hurricane Charley's destruction
By Vickie Chachere
Associated Press Writer
ARCADIA (AP) This is a
small town, but once a year
something big happens: the
For 76 years, Arcadia has
hosted an annual weekend com-
petition drawing bull riders, cat-
tle ropers and barrel racers from
across the southeast United
States and tourists from as far
away as Europe. But when Hur-
ricane Charley swept through on
Aug. 13, it left the rodeo grounds
Bleachers made from thick
metal pipes were bent like paper
clips; the roof of the arena
stands was all but demolished.
In a town of 6,600 where nearly
everyone suffered from the hur-
ricane's wrath, the strike on the
rodeo hit at Arcadia's heart and
The rodeo is also a charity.
event and the major source of
fund-raising for things like the
high school band, the local Boy
Scouts and scholarships for
graduating high school seniors.
That's why on Aug. 14, with
the first morning light making it
clear how much rebuilding was
needed, organizers decided the
77th Arcadia All Florida Champi-
onship Rodeo would go on.
It will be on the weekend of
March 11-12, with all ,the
pageantry and pride Arcadia has
"We would have had it in a
parking lot or somebody's pas-
ture if that's what we had to do,"
said Rusty Cox, secretary of the
rodeo's board of directors.
"That's the kind of determina-
tion that is the heart and spirit in
this place. It's bigger than all of
us put together."
The rodeo grounds are only
partly rebuilt, but they are safe
for spectators, rodeo officials
assure. More than 12,000 people
are expected to attend over the
three days of the event, which is
part of the Professional Rodeo
Cowboys Association circuit.
Volunteers have worked
every day on rebuilding the
arena, which suffered more than
$1 million in damage.
"It still ain't real pretty," Cox
said. "But it's functional."
The Arcadia rodeo claims to
be the longest continuous run-
ning rodeo in Florida. It began in
1928 when a businessman asked
a rancher to help him stage a
rodeo to raise money for the
American Legion's new build-
It was a big event from the
start. The first year Florida Gov.
Doyle Carlton marched in the
parade. Even through the Great
Depression, the rodeo survived.
Last year's hurricanes hit hard
on rodeo grounds all across cen-
tral Florida. Several events on the
fall rodeo circuit were canceled,
including the rodeo in Oke-
chobee, which broke a 50-year
streak of continuous rodeos, and
Ocala, where for the first time in
more than 20 years the annual
Labor Day's event was called off
because of Hurricane Frances.
Now six months after Charley
ripped through Arcadia, located
about 50 miles east of Braden-
ton, the damage is still seen in
scores of large oak trees that
were toppled and the blue tarps
that cover many of the towns'
On Aug. 13, Charley was mov-
ing up the Gulf of Mexico when it
took a sudden jog and slammed
into Punta Gorda and Port Char-
lotte. Arcadia had only about a
half-hour's notice as Charley bar-
Robert Staton, the rodeo's
treasurer, said he and two others
rushed to the rodeo grounds as
the hurricane approached and
tried to secure trash cans, barbe-
cue grills and other items that
Charley's winds might turn into
Over a weather radio, the trio
heard a tornado had hit in a near-
"Stuff was starting to fly
around," he said. "We just got in
our cars and left. We abandoned
The south side of the rodeo
grounds suffered the worst dam-
age. Viewing stands built in the
early 1970s .were demolished in
the 100 mph winds. The north
side of the arena, which dates to
the 1950s, held up better but sus-
tained major roof damage.
The cleanup began almost
immediately. Volunteers worked
part of the day cleaning up their
own homes, and then went to
the arena to help out there. Piece
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One board member, Obe
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He took refuge in a small travel
trailer at the arena, working part
of the day clearing his own prop-
erty and the remainder of the day
trying to clear the rodeo grounds.
The north stands have been
repaired and new bleachers now
line the south part of the arena,,
although there was no time to
build a cover for spectators.
"The show inside that arena
will be as good or better than
one that's ever been done," Gray
said. "The seating will be a little
"If you wear your cowboy hat
like you're supposed to, you'll
have your own cover," added
Elton Langford, another board
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