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Vol. 96 No. 67 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 50N Plus tax


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March of Dimes
gives out vitamins
MIAMI BEACH Attorney
General Charlie Crist has
joined with the March of
Dimes to kick off Folic Acid
Awareness Week by distribut-
ing vitamins to underserved
women of child bearing age in
Miami Beach.
The distribution of these
vitamins through the Vita-
Grant Project, funded through
a $2 million grant from the
Attorney General's Office,
took place at the Miami Beach
Community Health Center
and is part 'of a statewide
effort.
Page 5
Tiger Woods
back to No. 1
MIAMI Getting back to
No. 1 in the world wasn't easy
for Tiger Woods.
It took him eight tourna-
ments over six months to
nudge past Vijay Singh in the
world ranking. And it required
a Herculean effort against Phil
Mickelson to win the Ford
Championship at Doral,
including some clutch shots
that will be talked about the
rest of the year.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 244
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


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Lake level
Last Year:
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Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 8
Obituaries .......... 3


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Mary Lou the Cow in the lunchroom at New Endeavor School, as part of the Great Per-
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Mary Lou the Cow appeared at New Endeavor School lunchroom, on Monday, March 7,
to pass out cheese sticks to the children in celebration of the Great Performance Break-
fast Week.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
This morning's 8:30 meet-
ing of the board of directors of
the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) could be
lengthy and interesting.
In addition to electing new
officers and handling several
routine items, the board will
be conducting a public hear-
ing on a proposed rate change
and will be hearing comments
frf6n Mary Jurs of the King's
Bay Homeowners Association
and discussing OUA rules and
regulations.
This will be the second
public hearing on the pro-
posed rate change. At the con-


clusion of the hearing, the
board could adopt a new rate
schedule that would go into
effect April 1.
The group of customers
that would be most affected by
the proposed rate change
would be the master meter
class. Mobile home parks, trav-
el trailer and RV camps fall into
that category. There is one
master meter that serves all
the individual units that use
water at these types of facili-
ties.
Under the proposed rate
change, the base facility
charge (the minimum rate
See OUA-- Page 2


School board


to recognize


top students


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Several recognition are on
the agenda for the Okeechobee
County School Board's month-
ly meeting this evening at 6
p.m. at the school board build-
ing, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Red Cross Branch Manager
Andy Jerant will present Certifi-
cates of Appreciation to the
school board from his organi-
zation.


Pearline White will be rec-
ognized upon her retirement as
food service assistant at South
Elementary School.
The County Spelling Bee
winner will be recognized, as
well as members of the Heart-
land Honor Band and the Four-
County Honor Band.
The school board will also
honor science fair sponsors
and coaches, and the students
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Charlene Dewey (right) seems to be thoroughly enjoying
the morning with her son Patrick Dewey (left) at Satur-
day's Survivor Challenge at North Elementary School.


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Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.
Tax rebate
deadline nears
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.
One ticket
wins Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One
winner of the Fantasy 5 game will
collect $192,467.84, the Florida
Lottery said Monday.
The winning ticket was bought
in the city of Margate, lottery offi-
cials reported.
The 288 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $107.50 each.
Another 8,261 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $10.50, and 79,421 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Sunday
night were 4-14-16-24-35.
Former DJJ


secretary dies
JACKSONVILLE (AP) Bill
Bankhead, who spent 20 years as a
Florida legislator and five years as the
secretary of the Department of Juve-
nile Justice, has died after a battle
with cancer, his wife said. Hewas 64.
Bankhead had been under hos-
pice care in recent weeks and died
at his Ponte Vedra home about 8
a.m. Sunday, said his wife, Diana.
*Bankhead, who had fought
cancer for three years, took med-
ical leave from Juvenile Justice in
February 2004. Gov. Jeb Bush
appointed his replacement, Antho-
ny Schembri, in May.
Bankhead was first elected to
the state House of Representatives
in 1978, serving five terms before
he was elected to the state Senate
in 1988.
He took the job of running the
Juvenile Justice department in
1999. He stayed on the job for two
years after he was diagnosed with
transitional cell cancer and had a
kidney removed.
Born Jan. 15, 1941, Bankhead
grew up in Jacksonville and gradu-
ated from Englewood High School
in 1959.
Survivors include his wife, two
children and his mother.
Boys in stolen car
killed in accident
JACKSONVILLE (AP) A 15-
year-old youth and 11-year-old boy
were killed when the stolen car
they were riding in ran a red light
and was slammed by another car
that burst into flames, officials said.
Two women in the second car
and two other passengers in stolen
car, both 14, were hospitalized
after the accident that occurred at
1:30 a.m. Sunday, said Florida
Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper.
The women had to be dragged
from their Buick LeSabre just
before it erupted in flames and the
stolen Buick Century rolled several
times and rescue workers had to
cut it open to get some of the vic-
tims out, Leeper said.
Shortly before the accident,
police had spotted the Century run
another red light but gave up pur-
suit because the car had pulled too
far way.
Killed in the crash were Cedric
Djuan Reed, 15, and Kadeem
Howell, 11
The car overturned several
times, hit a pole and hit a fire
hydrant before stopping. Two pas-
sengers in the car, both 14, were list-
ed in critical and serious condition
at Shands Jacksonville hospital.
None of the four boys were
wearing seat belts, Leeper said.
Reed was believed to be the driver
of the car.
The women were identified as
Terriney Sharika Clark, 19, and
Linda Juanita Ervin, 31. Both were
hospitalized with non-life-threaten-
ing injuries. Both were wearing
seat belts.


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leased would go up.
Henry At a Feb. 24 public hearing
rate Charles Freed, owner of Zachary
slight Taylor Camping Resort, said he
dential felt he was discriminated against
and threatened court action over
the proposed rate change.
Instead of rate change, it will
be the change and maintenance
of a sewer system that will be the
topic of discussion between the
authority's board and a member
of the homeowner's board of
directors at a local subdivision.
In July of last year, after a long-
standing disagreement over oper-
ation and maintenance of the
King's Bay sewer system, OUA
and the King's Bay Homeowners
Association entered an agree-
ment to upgrade the system.
According to the terms of the
agreement, OUA would upgrade
b the King's Bay system for a total
cost of $136,663.
At the same time individual
homeowners pay a monthly
maintenance charge of $7.89 for
routine repair and maintenance,
including the service and pump-
ing out of tanks.
Ms. Jurs will address the board
concerning this agreement.
Some board members have
expressed an interest in making
OUA policies more user friendly.
Therefore, the board is scheduled
to look at some of the policies
and practices of OUA.

Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI Here are the win-
ning numbers selected Sunday in
the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
7-3-8
Play4
3-4-1-7
Fantasy 5
24-14-16-4-35


Groups help seniors


with health problems


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There are at least two pro-
grams available to help Okee-
chobee senior citizens with
medical problems.
Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network administers
the federally-funded Lake Edu-
cation and Prescription Solu-
tions (LEAPS). This program
provides help with prescrip-
tions for people over 55 who
meet certain income levels and
have no insurance coverage.
To qualify, a person must be
suffering from either diabetes,
high blood pressure, asthma or
heart disease.
Melissa Ransom of LEAPS
said this is a long-term pro-
gram that helps with refills
once a person is enrolled in the
system.
The area covered by LEAPS
includes Okeechobee, Glades,
Hardee and western Martin
counties. To enroll, call toll free
1-866-368-9901. Someone will
take the necessary information
over the telephone and set up


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selected for the state science and
engineering fair.
Recognition will be given to
the horse judging championship
teams from Osceola and Yearling
Middle schools.
In other business, the board is
expected to:
act on six recommendations
for expulsion;
ratify a memorandum of
understanding with the teacher's


an interview.
On the state level there is
SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders), which is
a program of the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs. It
is a volunteer group that coun-
sels senior citizens 60 and
older and points them in the
right direction, according to
program volunteer Jean Kear-
ney. They also help low-
income seniors with prescrip-
tions.
Among the individual coun-
seling services offered by
SHINE are Medicare health
plan choices, Medicare appeal
rights, Medicare supplemental
policies, long-term care insur-
ance and prescription assis-
tance resources.
Volunteers provide SHINE
clients with confidential, unbi-
ased service free of charge.
The purpose of SHINE is to
help people on Medicare and
their caregivers to make
informed decision on health
insurance issues.
To obtain the services of
SHINE, call (863) 763-5649.

union stating that all instructional
personnel on an extended work
year will continue to accrue annu-
al leave until such time as a
change is negotiated and ratified
by both parties;
e approved revised staffing
standards to bring teacher student
ratio more in line with the Class
Size Reduction Amendment;
approve payment of annual
membership dues to the Florida
School Boards Association; and,
approve the 2005 summer
school schedule and the school
calendar for the 2005-06 school
year.


Community Events

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 decorat-
ed 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" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come
Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May
26, "Yellow Raft,. Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday,
June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you
have 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 Thurs-
day, March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1. The sale
will continue 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 Okee-
chobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee.

Economic development summit planned
The Okeechobee Economic Council, Okeechobee Develop-
ment 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 Okee-
chobee County's economic 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 workbooks and other costs. To
register call Joey or Dawn Hoover at (863) 467-0200; or, by e-mail
at Djjkhoover@aol.com.


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Toss and Catch
North Elementary School fourth grade student Dayla Fer-
neau participated in the "Partner Toss and Catch" at the
Survivor Challenge with her mother Darcy Ferneau (not
pictured).


Law
Enforcement
Activity Report

Sheriff's Office
March 2
Stolen/brush chipper, N.W.
36th St.
Shoplifter, S.E. 34th Ave.
Theft/satellite dish, S.W 28th
St.
Disturbance/verbal/prisoner in
custody, S.R. 70 E.
Found/boat, Henry Creek.
Trespass, S.W. 21st St.
Disturbance, U.S. 441 S.E.
Structure fire, N.E. 62nd Ave.
Deceased female, N.E. 16th
Ave.
Disturbance, Okee. Redirec-
tional
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Obituaries


Ruby'Betty'Burk
Ruby (Betty) Burk, age 80, a
resident of Hodgesville, Ala., died
Sunday afternoon March 6, 2005,
at her residence.
She was born Dec. 20, 1924, in
the Madrid area to Eddie and Ruby
Watford. She moved to Okee-
chobee as a child and later moved
back to Hodgesville, Ala.; in 1951.
Mrs. Burk was involved with the
Watford & Burk Cotton Gin until
1972. She was a housewife and a
loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Burk is preceded in death
by: her parents; husband, Vernon
L. Burk; daughter, Brenda K. Tem-
ple; brothers, Mark Watford, Ed
Watford, Jr.; sister, Corine Rags-
dale;. and, special friend, I.B.
Devane.
Survivors include: two sons
and daughters-in-law, Joe and
Debora Letourneau Burk, Larry
and Patsy Hasty Burk, all of
Dothan, Ala.; one sister, Ann King
of Covington, Ga.; seven grand-
children; and, 12 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be held Wednes-
day, March 9, from 1 until 2:15,
p.m., at Hodgesville Baptist
Church prior to the services at 2:30
p.m., with Reverends Michael
Woodham and Gene Gainous offi-
ciating.
Interment will follow in the
church cemetery. Flowers are
being accepted or memorial con-
tributions may be made to Wire-
grass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127,
Dothan, Ala. 36302 or Hodgesville
Baptist Church Building Fund,
11190 S. Co. Road 33, Dothan, Ala.
36301
Dick A. Smith
Dick A. Smith, age 87, of Buck-
head Ridge, died Friday, March 4,
2005, at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. He was born July 3,
1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Smith. He was a welder in the con-
struction industry having come to
Okeechobee in 1982 from Illinois.
Mr. Smith served our country in
the U.S. Army during World War II
and he was a member of the
Moose Lodge.
He is survived by: his wife,
Betty Beatrice Smith of Buckhead
Ridge; two sons, Robert L. and
Richard Lee Smith of Mt. Vernon,
Ill.; three grandchildren; and, one
brother, Roy E. Smith of Okee-
chobee.
No visitation or services will be


held.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Thelma Kent Blashaw
Thelma Kent Blashaw, age 89,
of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
March 6,2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. She was born June 15, 1915, in
Millen, Ga. Mrs. Blashaw had been
a resident of .Okeechobee since
1957. She and her husband,
Robert Bell, were the former own-
ers of Park Drug. A registered
nurse, Mrs. Blashaw served as the
.school health nurse and public
health nurse. She had previously
worked for the Florida School for
Boys, the Okeechobee Hospital
and other hospitals around the
lake. She was the first nurse and a
charter member for Hospice of
Okeechobee; she volunteered as a
nurse at the Episcopal Camp
Wingmann and was a member of
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal
where she served for many years
on the vestry and Alter Guild. She
was also a member of Women of
the Moose.
She was preceded in death by
her husbands, Robert Bell and
Stanley Blashaw; and, one sister.
Survivors include: two sons,
Kent (Sherry) Bell of Lynchburg,
Va. and Jimmy" (Ann) Bell of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Ethel Kent Marling
of Madison, Miss., Fannie Kent
Glisson of Macon, Ga., Eyra Kent.
Nichols of Greenwood, S.C.,
Myrene Kent Womack of Hernan-
do, Miss., Goolene Kent Miles of
Lyons, Ga. and Joann Kent Waters
of Gainesville, Ga.; stepchildren,
Beverly (Joe) Gustafson of
Phoenix, Ariz., Joan Roubik of
Countryside; Ill. and Stanley (Geor-
gia) Blashaw of Stone Mountain,
Ga.; and, brother-in-law, John Bell
of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Church
of Our Saviour Episcopal, 200 N.W
Third St. on Wednesday, March 9,
from 11 a.m. until funeral service
time at 1 p.m. Father Bill Yates,
Executive Director of Camp Wing-
mann and Father Reinaldo Castro,
will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Theresa Young
Margaret Theresa Young, age
86, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
March 5, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in
Bronx, N.Y. Mrs. Young, formerly
of Fort Pierce, had been a resident
of Okeechobee for one year. She
enjoyed playing Bingo.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John Young.
Survivors include: her sons,
Larry Edgar of Okeechobee, John
Edgar of Miami and.Hesley John-
son of Fort Pierce; daughter, Rena
Money of Fort Pierce; grandsons,
Robert (Amanda) Tucholski, II of
Vero Beach and Michael Foster of
Fort Pierce; granddaughters, Rena
Eda of Fort Pierce and Alexis Bell of
South Carolina; great-grandchil-
dren,'Robert Tucholski, III, Erika
Bell and Cheyanna Bell; and,
brother, William Lawrence of
Bronx, N.Y.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Make them one
"We think the two Hospices should join together and make one
big Hospice."

OBE
"I am so glad to read about OBE. It was so nice of Pete (Gawda)
to put it in the paper. I have often have wondered how the dog has
faired and how she was doing. I have been so mad at the commis-
sioners for making her move. But I am so glad that it has turned out
so good and that she is safe and sound."

Circus
"I am calling about the circus setting up at the American Legion.
Are we going to have a circus this week?" (Editor's Note: Thanks
for calling. The Hispanic Circus was only here for the weekend,
March4-6.)

No News
"This is to the person that wanted to knowwhy there is no news
for Glades County. No news is good news. You have two stores, a
church and the VFW- the rest of the time everyone is fishing."

Missing Girl
"I am calling about the sex offenders you had in the paper. At
the same time you ran about the missing little girl Jessica Alison.
How come she hasn't been put on CNN and Fox news like this
other little 9-year-old girl that is missing? How come she is just in
the local paper? This is ridiculous."

Thanks Snowbirds
"I would like to say thank you to the snowbirds for bringing your
hospitality and your money to spend with us down here. A lot of
people haven't got the brains to know how lucky we are. Also, just
ignore these people and keep coming down."

Repairs Needed
"I have a mobile home that was damaged in both storms. My
insurance company has paid me the money to have it repaired, but
I can't get anybody out here. Now, I understand that there is some-
thing coming in called ROADs. The money is in the bank because I
have a mortgage on my house. I was wondering, can they help
somebody who can't get a handyman around here and have the
mortgage company pay them? I am like hundreds of other people
and I really need an answer on this. I have called several handymen
and they aren't even willing to give an estimate. I really need help. I
have holes in my floor, and windows and doors that need replaced.
I really need information." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The
Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (ROAD) group can be
reached at (863) 357-4177.)

Foreclosure
"Well, here we go again. Someone calls in about the junkyard
and the same person replies to it saying we should leave him alone.
The owner of this junkyard has thumbed his nose at our town for
years. No one else would have gotten away with what he has for so
long. I say foreclose on him, and the sooner the better. Let's get this
over with, once and for all."



Community Events

Rodeo tickets now on sale
The 165 families of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation invite you to join in the family fun during their 54th rodeo
season at the Okeechobee Rodeo to be held Saturday, March 12,
and Sunday, March 13, at the.Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S.
441 N. This PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned
rodeo will include Harbor Federal Saddle Bronc Riding, Domer's
Inc. Steer Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding, Publix Barrel Race, Calf Rop-
ing, Everglades Farm Equipment Bareback Riding, RJ Gator's Mut-
ton 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.

Chamber Coffee Klatch planned
Chamber of Commerce will have their Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m.
on March 17. The event will be hosted by Badcock Furniture, 512
N.W. Park St. All Chamber members and their guests are invited
to the business social. For information, call (863) 763-3823.

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 entertain-
ment. 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 Jen-
Snifer Busbin at (863) 697-1701.





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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meetingwill be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m.at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in findingwho your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information,
contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For more information, call (863) 357-
0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m.j 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 advisor Dr.
Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
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 sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital
cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located 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) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone inter-
ested in attending is welcome. For information, call Bonnie 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 Thurs-
days. 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 infor-
mation, 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
, tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.




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Community Events

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 8-13. Nightly serv-
ices will begin at 7p.m. For information, call (863) 467-1503.

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 encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 'annually. Visitors are welcome.
Come and share your genealogy research. For information, call
(863) 467-2036.

Chamber members will meet
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold their gener-
al membership luncheon at noon at the Golden Corral on
Wednesday, March 9. The meeting will include announcements of
upcoming events. For information, call (863)763-6464.

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 Rem-
ington as the "JenkinsFamily" in a hilarious rendition of the fami-
ly. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for
adults. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. For reserva-
tions, call (863) 357-0534.

Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday,
March 11, in the Superintendent of Schools office in the Okee-
chobee County School Administration Building, 700 S.W Second
Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem
solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our
local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Meeting planned for preschool providers
There will be a meeting for the childcare and preschool
providers of School Readiness/Early Learning Services on Friday,
March 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee
County Health 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 Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. All interested parties
are encouraged to attend. For information, call (863) 462-5792.

Country music concert slated
Country music recording star Joe Nichols will be in concert at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., on March 12. The
doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. After the concert there will
be a gathering at the Alibi's for hors d'oeuvres, music and fun.
There is no cover charge for VIP ticket holders, otherwise the
cover charge is $5. Concert tickets are available at the Chamber of
Commerce, Eli's Western Wear and One Stop Express. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.

Festival features food and fun
The Speckled Perch Festival will be held March 12 and 13 from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Flagler park. There will be music, arts, crafts
and food. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Everglades is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 12, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Jerry
Lorenz, Ph.D., who is the director of research for Audubon of Flori-
da. The topic will be the roseate spoonbill as an indicator species
and how water management practices are adversely impacting
the Everglades. For information, call (305) 852-5092.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in con-
junction 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 concerts will be
staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration, and during
Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the bands and
artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer 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 sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20.
Please have show boxes and record books completed early and
do not miss FCAT tests March 14, 15 and 16 so there are no make-
ups during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes (863) 357-
2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.






The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 8, 2005 o


Spaghetti squash is a tasty and


healthy alternative in pasta dishes


Love pasta, but trying to cut
down on carbs?
The answer to this culinary
dilemma may be a different
kind of spaghetti spaghetti
squash.
Spaghetti squash is native
to North and Central America.
This member of the squash
family looks like a small, yel-
low watermelon and averages
2 to 3 pounds in weight.
Spaghetti squash is a good
source of Niacin, Vitamin B6,
potassium, Vitamin C and
dietary fiber.
Spaghetti squash gets its
name from the fibers inside the
plant. If you cook a spaghetti
squash and scoop out the
flesh, it looks like strands of
spaghetti.
Spaghetti squash works
well with any sauce you would


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


use on real spaghetti.
An easy way to cook the
squash is in the microwave.
Pierce one side of the
squash several times with a
knife make the cuts deep
enough to go about half way
through the squash. This is
important. If you try to
microwave a squash that has
not been pierced first, the
squash may explode in your


microwave.
How long to microwave it
depends on your oven and on
the size of the squash. I
microwave a spaghetti squash
for five minutes, check it to see
if it is soft. If it's not soft to the
touch, microwave it another
minute, check again, and so
on.
When checking to see if it is
soft, use a potholder or oven
mitt. Even the outside of the
squash may be very hot.
Once the squash is soft to
the touch, remove it from the
microwave. Use potholders or
oven mitts so you don't burn
yourself. Carefully cut the
squash in half. Scoop out and
discard the inner seeds and the
goopp" around the seeds.
The remaining squash can


be scooped out with a spoon
or fork. It will come out as
clumps of fibers that look very
much like spaghetti. This
cooked spaghetti squash can
be mixed with any sauce you
would use on real pasta.
The spaghetti squash does
contain more moisture than
real spaghetti, so you may
want to make your pasta sauce
a little thicker than normal to
compensate so it won't be
soupy when you mix it togeth-
er..
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise plan,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription drugs.
Some drugs interact badly with
foods that would otherwise be
considered "healthy."


Crist, March of Dimes

distributing vitamins


MIAMI BEACH -- Attorney
General Charlie Crist has joined
with the March of Dimes to kick
off Folic Acid Awareness Week by
distributing vitamins to under-
served women of child bearing
age in Miami Beach.
The distribution of these vita-
mins through the VitaGrant Pro-
ject, funded through a $2 million
grant from the Attorney General's
Office, took place at the Miami
Beach Community Health Center
and is part of a statewide effort.
"It is gratifying to see tangible
benefits coming from programs
we have assisted," said Crist. "Any
program designed to prevent
birth defects and enhance the
health of mother and child is wor-
thy of both public and private
support. It is an honor to be part
of this important program."
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that
can be found in multivitamin pills
as well as naturally in foods such


as orange juice, dark green leafy
vegetables, or in enriched grains.
The United States Public
Health Service recommends that
all women who could become
pregnant take 400 micrograms of
folic acid each day. It is estimated
that 70 percent of neural tube
defects could be prevented by
taking the recommended
amounts of folic acid each day.
According to the March of
Dimes, medical studies have
found that 400 micrograms taken
daily at least one month before
conception and during the first
few months of pregnancy can
reduce the risk of having an infant
born with spina bifida or anen-
cephaly, the two most common
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Registry and the Florida Depart-
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Okeechobee lunker
Dan Agent and teammate Charlie Coleman (not pictured)
took home $220 for a 6.76-lb. Okeechobee largemouth *
that earned them second place in the big fish competi-
tion at Saturday's Christian Team Trail bass tournament
fished out of the Okee-Tantie Marina. Agent and Coleman
also finished in fourth place for the tourney, which.
earned them a $240 check.


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

OCRAmeets
each month
The regular monthly meetings of


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


Courtesy photo
Eddie Accardi Mavericks
The following athletes are members of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation's 14
and under basketball team the Eddie Accardi Dodge Mavericks. Team members are:
(In no particular order) Oscar Garcia, Ryan Jaynes, Jordan Aspden, rfaciela Varela,
Ryan Osceola, Aaron Suarez, Bryan Suarez, Austin Willard, Owen Ritter and Jewel Buck.
They are coached by David Suarez, Nathan Owen and Zach Willard.


Youth Hoops Results


March 1
10 and Under Big Lake
Gazette Heat, 18, Connemara
Ponies Spurs, 17
12 and Under -Vinyl Signs &
Images Lakers, 42, MBF Screens
Bulls, 27
14 and Under -Bronco & Mar-
vin Sonics, 53, Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavericks, 44
March 3
10 and Under Masonic
Lodge #237 Pistons, 36, Big Lake
Roofing Wizards, 0
12 and Under Wal-Mart Hor-
nets, 47, Spring Garden Chinese
Rest. Nets, 25


14 and Under Bronco and
Marvin Sonics, 48, Lefebvre Acci-
dent Team Hawks, 29
March 5
10 and Under Quality Tee's
Suns, 32, Masonic Lodge #237
Pistons, 23
Connemara Ponies Spurs, 25,
Big Lake Roofing Wizards, 14
12 and Under Wal-Mart Hor-
nets, 41, MBF Screens Bulls, 40
Bruce Homer Nationwide Ins.
Magic, 34, Spring Garden Chinese
Rest. Nets, 29
14 and Under Bronco &
Marvin Sonics, 62, Eddie Accardi
Dodge Mavericks, 36


O.G. & C.C. Results


RI.G.S. League
Feb. 24: 1. John Moore, 2.
Kenny Curran, Last Randy Ketch-
erside, Closest to the Pin (2) Harry
White, (8) Verlie Moore, (11)
Kenny Curran and (17) Don Heath.
Mar. 1: 1. Jim Ake, 2. Don
Heath, Last Jim Pfening, Closest
to the Pin (2) Jim Ake, (8) Kenny
Curran, (11) Jim Pfening and (17)


Don Heath.
Mar. 2: 1. Barb Dunn,.2. Bob
Knapp, Last Randy Ketcherside,
Closest to Pin (2) John Moore, (8)
Verlie Moore and (17) George Guy-
dosh.
Mar. 5: 1. George Guydosh, 2.
John Moore, Closest to the Pin (2)
John Moore, (8) Verlie Moore, (11)
Kenny Curran and (17) George
Guydosh.


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

Briefs

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver
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beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For further
information or to obtain entry .
forms, contact Dale Ann Watford, am
secretary of the Board at (863) *
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Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;.
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,,
or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.


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ELECTRICAL TEST
EQUIPMENT
Call to identify.
(863)634-9791


BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.
BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female, vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
(863)697-8685.


CHOCOLATE LAB
Male, 7 yrs. old. Goes
by the name "Duke".
Last seen in Bassinger
on, 1/4. Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both 1/ bull-
dog, 1/ Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-
MALE CATAHOLUA
blk/white/grey w/blue
eyes in Viking Prairie
(863)763-3631
MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836


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VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065


SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
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Full-Time 205
Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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time, General Assigned Reporter.
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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-
cation mailed.

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Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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ELECTRICIANS
BRADFORD ELECTRIC
Is looking for experienced apprentice
& license electricians for local work
long term employment benefits,
top pay. Call (561)433-4994 or
fax resume 433-5194
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GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.

GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft


umice anda xcei.
Local Construction Company now accepting Contact Eric
applications for the following positions: (954)931-0125 for appt.
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR NEEDED
PROJECT MANAGER
Fax Resume to 763-4455 or in person at 200 NW 51 St. LAUNDRY

S ,,. ,WORKER
Seeking mature,
Housekeeping ~ Full Time responsible
Okeechobee Health Care Facility person to work full
time in laundry.
Apply In Person Only At Must be Bilingual.
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Streetn Person At:
Apply In Person At:
Electricians & Exp'd Help- 406 N.W. 4th St.
ae frPal Pi ...ii hCUri uui


mrs Tu roPalm Beach County
Premier Electrical Contrac-
tor. Good pay, exc. bene-
fits. Fastrac Electric, 1-
888-743-8055


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


DISTRIBUTOR
ROUTE SALES
WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment

Drivers & Helpers
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP.

Full time AP Clerk with ben-
efits. Fax resume to 772-
597-3300 or call 772-
597-3458.

Full Time
RV Mechanic
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.


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

Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
LOOKING FOR POOL SER-
VICE TECH Exp. preferred.
Gator Pool. located at 917
SW Park St. Apply within.

NEEDED LABORS
Plasters, Block Layers
& Masons,
(863)634-4583
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin
800-432-2410


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JOB FAIR
Earn $12.98 to $15.00 an hour!
Immediate opens for
Security & Direct Care
Florida Civil Commitment Center
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Thursday, March 10, 2005
8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M.
Holiday Inn Express -
2703 Southeast Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
Call Carol Wertley @ 800-331-7122


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

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

Truck Driver Wanted
CDL Class A req'd.
Local Hauling
(863)634-7725

WANNA BE
CDL driver
Long hours! Good pay!
863)763-7053.

Wanted: Bartender
Start immediately, will
train, nights & weekends.
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
863-763-4954 or
863-763-1550

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863763-9383




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BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

Customer Service
Representative.
Assist the Management
Team in performing Cus-
tomer service & produc-
tion tasks. If you are peo-
ple oriented & energetic,
we'd like to hear from you!
Join the winning team
apply in person @ The
Okeechobee location!
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard.
sale in the classilieds
and make your clean up a
breeze!


DRIVER
Just how much cash did
you take home from your
job today? Deliver part
time for the #1 pizza de-
livery Company in the
.world & make full time in-
come-up to $500 per
week, including cash tips
& mileage! Join the Win-
ning Team apply in per-
son @ the Okeechobee
location!
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GREAT JOB! GREAT PAY!
Needed Door Knockers
Salary + Bonus Will Train
863-467-9484.
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Business
Opportunities .305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn your
trash to treasure with an
ad in the classifieds.


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REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.

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

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


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.


BIKE, 3 Wheeler, #87 Tay-
lor Creek Lodge. Located
at 2730 Hwy. 441 SE
$100.


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Services S




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 4-20
Services Offered 4'25
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


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



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



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



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





Merchiandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 55
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 54I..
CarpetlsRugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 5.5
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 58')
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610:
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 6201
Healing Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 631)
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


END TABLE, Early American
w/storage L& build in
magazine rack. $40
(863)763-6843


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





MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088


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

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



LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
$40 (863)763-6131


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



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

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



WEB TV
w/keyboard
$50
(863)357-6229


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge.
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
BEDS (2) Twin,
Califomia Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DR SUITE- solid wood, ta-
ble, 6 chairs, leaf, lighted
china cabinet, $600.
(863)697-1991.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
Entertainment Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep. (863)763-9135
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.
KING SIZE Solid Wood
Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed w/6 drawer & pedestal
$100 (863)467-6805

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

LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430..
MATTRESS & BOX
SPRING, Pillow top, King,
Nearly new. Used in spare
rm. $200 863-763-6843



Cleveland Tour Irons, 3
thru PW, Big Bertha driver
& Cleveland cart bag,
$250. (876)763-3724
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.


GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-9'6-3123


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



EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.


FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)695-2724.
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 Ibs. Ap-
prox. 12 full of gas. S100
firm. (863)467-9506


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





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




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ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596


ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
GRAMMA'S OLD
Blk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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TRL. STEPS
$10 good shape
(865)924-9228
-* ** **



BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306




PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 2/2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500'
(863)612-4847
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
HORSE 4 yrs reg.
Quarter horse Filly. Exc.
blood line. Doc O'Lena &
Zan Par Bar Nice Brood-
mare Prospect $1400.
(863)763-2692.
JACK RUSSEL- 6 1/2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.
YELLOW CRESTED COCKA-
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & aco. $1500
(239)633-2654


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

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



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692



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



STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.



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


I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar, contact
(863)610-0965.

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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment v'05:
Farm Feed Products ?l10
Farm Miscellaneous S15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered "25
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fe, tilizer :.'.
Horses 10
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden :it"
Livestock SS5
Poultry Supplies ?60
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865


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

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

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






RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.

RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1400. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032

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


Rentals



Apartments 95
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent *25
House Rent '0
Land Rent A3.5
Resort Property
Rent v.15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 9'55
Storage Space -
Rent 960


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrrn., 2 Ba
on 5 acres. Beautiful pond
& lake setting. Season or
Yearly. (305)944-2721

Okeechobee New 3/2/2,
$1200/mo, Near Ever-
glades Elem. No smok-
ing. (772)595-0560.


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car and provide excellent
service to our customers
everyday.


Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
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10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 8, 2005


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


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



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

Private BR/BA incl. all
util. & phone except
long distance $500
mo. (863)357-1426


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1025
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-145
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1I05
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1U75
Waterfront Property1080


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
Hurricane Damaged
($163,000.)reduced to
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
NEEDED: Land to lease.
10 Acres, Zoned Ag.,
Long term lease.
Call 719-963-9005.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252



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



WATERFRONT CANAL LOT
IV sale treasure island
$65,000 (772)332-5040
owner/agent


Mobile Homes


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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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



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


OKEECHOBEE, Park model
w/roof over & carport Furn
W/D, FL/Rm. Vantage
Oaks Park 863-357-1180
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 1BA,
Florida room, Laundry. Tay-
lor Creek Lodge 3865 SE
27th Way (863)357-6379
WATERFRONT Taylor Creek
3BR 2BA Lg Garage Cov-
ered dock lift. Lg screened
back porch 2351 SE 24th
Blvd PCI. Landscaped well
863-357-6379
YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228



Recreation



Boats 3005C
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiie 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030u
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035


12' Aluminum % Deckover.
Motor runs good. 125 Ly-
coming w/trl. $5000 or
best offer (863)697-6054
BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
BOAT TRAILER TIRES &
WHEELS. 5 Lug, 6 ply.
5.70x8.00. All 4 for $35.
(863)467-0613
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

DEEP "V" Hull, unfinished
project. TrI in great shape
No Title $2,000
(863)697-6054
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
MOTOR, Honda 5 hp, Out-
board. Brand new, less
than 30 hrs. $1000 Firm.
Please call 863-697-1645


Outboard Boat Motor, '01,
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
(863)697-1645
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or maillto:
classad@newszap.com


PONTOON 'OAT, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
45hp, With trailer $5000.
863-467-7136 or
Cell 515-321-8338.
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481
TROLLING MOTOR '97
Johnson 571b H.C. Bow
Mount 2-props/Handle
$200 (863)467-5736


ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Sips. 4, w/bath, appL.,
solar charger & roof A/C.
$2000 (863)467-7081
AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV.
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607


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


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



AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891. "
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)'357-4604.
PONTOON HARD TOP,
Standard w/hardware.
$100 or best offer.
(863)532-9224 Mike


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


HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. $1000 firm.
(863)634-9259


ALUMA LITE 35' TRLR-.w/
33 ft Carpeted Florida
Room, 2AC, new appli-
ances, set up in Park.
863)467-6360 or
863)763-6200.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40 (3
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
(863)634-4217.
FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or best offer.
(863)447-0384

JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.

MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.
(863)983-4154.
MERCURY '83
302 eng. runs $75
(863)357-0872
-k ***********


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

TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mls. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
$10,000. 863-675-1376
TOYOTA CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.



WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567



CHEVY '83, ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350
CHEVY 810 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
(863)467-4663/467-0169
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920
TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
Body in great shape w/new
paint. Motor needs work.
$600 863)634-0936


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
classified.


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


AXLES- (2) 2 1/2 ton GMC
Military, asking $1200.
(863)612-9891.

BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
(863)467-9077.

BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
ing $300 or best offer.
(772)201-7633.
CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
(863)675-1862
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD TEMPO
Needs transmission
$200 neg
(863)946-0206
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.
TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.
TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 or best
offer. (561)252-1371.
TONNEAU COVER- fiber-
glass, flush fit, for '04-'05
4dr, Dodge shortbed,
$175. (863)763-8980.
TONNEAU. COVER, Fiber-
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
(863)484-0207/467-2183
TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379


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

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


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY,
MARCH 29, 2005 AT 3:30 P.M. AT
THE WOLF-HIGH TECHNOLOGY
CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER
COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHASTAIN
CAMPUS AT 2400 SE SALERNO
ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997.
NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT
9:00 AM., TUESDAY, MARCH 15,
2005 AN AGENDA MEETING WILL
BE HELD IN ROOM 206 IN THE W
BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS,
3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5590.
ANY PERSONS WISHING TO
PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR
CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS
CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR
POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE
OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT
MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY
THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE
AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE
THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
558706 ON 3/8/05.


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

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

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

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


FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413



EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 20',
3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
(863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER
4'x 8', Good
Condition. $50.
(863)763-4491.


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


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training
Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Youth Council to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Monday, March 14,
2005 8:00 a.m.
Place Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
93 0 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
coming the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
558996 ON 3/8/05


FORD CONVERSION VAN
'97, Runs good.
$6000.
(863)467-2531.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.


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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Community Events


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

TOPS plans open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #669 Okeechobee will hold an
open house on March 18 at 9 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. The public is invited. For 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 hold-
ing their regular monthly business meeting at noon on Friday, March
18, at the Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W Warfield Blvd., in Indiantown. For
information or to RSVP for the lunch buffet, call (863) 462-5792.

GC SO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of reorgan-
izing the'Glades County Sheriff's Office Lake Search and Rescue Auxil-
iary. There will be a meeting at the Glades County Courthouse County
Commission Chambers on Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing
to become a member should be present. All applicants must pass a full
background check in order to be considered. For information, contact
Captain Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100. -

WalkAmerica planned for March 19
The March of Dimes' WalkAmerica will be held March 19, starting
at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (800) 627-2410.

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 Christians 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-
1581.


Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelistRick 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 Joyn-
er 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 sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming
lectures will focus on sex education for teens/parents, sexual preda-
tors, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and techniques to use for
children that are self mutilating. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and
.the lectures will begin promptly at noon. For 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 ses-
sion 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 godfirst@strato.net.


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

Fundraiser for planned Bobi O'Neil
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neil will be held March 26
beginning at 11 a.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. For information,
call Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford at (863)
763-2121.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April- 2
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the class is
$10. Registration will be on March 26 at 8 a.m. Please call ahead to,
sign up for the class. You do not have to be an AARP member or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50-and over are invited. For informa-
tion, contact course instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
having an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on Sat-
urday, 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
Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. The children will be
separated 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.


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