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Vol. 96 No. 69 Thursday, March 10, 2005 50N Plus tax


Brief
R.O.A.D. is
taking phone calls
At this time R.O.A.D.
(Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster) is only able to
take information over the
telephone. They do not have
the office space to interview
clients in person. In the near
future, they hope to have
office space to interview
clients. Because of an equip-
ment failure, those people
who called R.O.A.D. after 2
p.m. on Tuesday afternoon
are asked to call back. The
number is (863) 357-4177.

Inside
Festival will
begin Saturday
The annual Speckled
Perch Festival gets under way
this weekend.
Festivities planned for the
festival were announced
Wednesday at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Com-
merce General Membership
meeting at the Golden Cor-
ral.
At 10 a.m. the Speckled
Perch Festival parade will
begin in downtown Okee-
chobee.
There will be live bands,
arts and crafts booths and a
wide assortment of food in
Flagler Parks Saturday and
Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m.
On Saturday there will be
a car show in Flagler Park.
Page 2
Kyle Busch
ignores pressure
Kyle Busch has a lot to
prove to himself.
He gets a little embar-
rassed when reminded that
his older brother, reigning
NASCAR Nextel Cup champi-
on Kurt Busch, gives him
credit as the better driver of
the two.
"It's definitely cool that a
Nextel Cup champion tells
you that or says that to the
media, but I just have to go
out and prove it," said the 19-
year-old, who will race in
Sunday's UAW-Daimler-
Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway, his home-
town track.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current- 253
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


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14.78 feet

Lake level -
Last Year: .,
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ..... .10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ 8
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
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Beauty pageant: Children of all ages enter


Courtesy photos/Chamber of Commerce
The princess and her court for the 2005 Speckled Perch Beauty Pageant are: Jenna Sue
Rodriquez, princess; Kaylie Yingling, first runner-up; and, Christine Carnley, second
runner-up. The annual pageant took place at the KOA on Friday, March 4.


Achievers



rewarded for



their efforts


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It was a night of recognition
for students and adults at the
monthly meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board
Tuesday night.
Andy Jerant of the American
Red Cross presented certifi-
cates of appreciation to the
school board and to Operations
Manager Dale Barrett for their
service to the Red Cross during
the hurricanes.
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superin-
tendent of schools noted that
students would be recognized


for achieving excellence in aca-
demics, athletics and fine arts.
Sarah Murrow, seventh
grader at Osceola Middie
School, was honored for being
the county spelling bee cham-
pion.
Members of the Heartland
Honors Band from Okee-
chobee High. School recog-
nized included Jennifer Mann,
Stephanie Sickels, Sarah Hel-
ton, Alyssa Willie, Brian Arnold,
Susan Budovsky, Brett Fuller,
Donnie Yates, Cameron Orem,
See Achievers Page 2


Code board


finds 3 cases


in compliance


Tiny Mr. and his court for the 2005 Speckled Perch Beauty Pageant are: Colby Chase
Shockley, Tiny Mr.; Ozzy Fred Osceola, first runner-up; and, Jimmy Walls III, second
runner-up.




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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board Tues-
day found three cases in com-
pliance.
The cases of Kelly and Linda
Johnson, D & A Properties and
Chad Jenkins were found in
compliance.
The Johnson's property at
105 N.E. Ninth St. was cited for
general cleaning and beautifi-
cation.
D & A Properties at 206 N.E.
Seventh Ave. was cited for gen-


eral cleaning and beautifica-
tion.
The Jenkins property at 1104
S.E.. Eighth Dr. was cited for
general cleaning and beautifi-
cation.
In other business the code
board,
will fine Joe and Johnny
Brown $10 a day 15 days after
the notification is mailed if they
do no come into compliance.
Their property at 803 N.W. 12th
St. was cited for public nui-
sances. The City of Okee-
See Board Page 2


Courtesy photo/Chamber of Commerce
Little Mr. Speckled Perch
The Speckled Perch Beauty Pageant winners for the Lit-
tle Mr. division are: Brian Sell, Little Mr., and Ivess Baker,
runner-up.


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News Briefs

One ticket
wins Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One
winner of the Fantasy 5 game will
collect $232,176.67, the Florida Lot-
tery said Wednesday.
The winning tickets was bought
in the city of Orlando, lottery offi-
cials reported.
The 377 tickets matching 4-of-5.
numbers will collect $99 each.
Another 11,439 tickets match-
ing 3-of-5 won $9, and 110,227 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for pick-
ing 2-of-5.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
nightwere 1-5-6-10-29.

One ticket
wins Mega Money
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One
ticket matched the four winning
numbers plus the Mega Ball num-
ber to collect $1.5 million in the
Mega Money game, the Florida Lot-
tery said Wednesday.
The winning ticket was bought
in the city of Jacksonville Beach,
lottery officials said.
Seven tickets won $1,783.50 for
picking 4-of-4; 75 tickets won
$364.50 for picking 3-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball number; 1,956 tickets
won $41..50 for picking 3-of-4;
2,413 tickets won $23.50 for pick-
ing 2-of-4 numbers plus the Mega
Ball; 20,137 won $2.50 for match-
ing one number plus the Mega Ball;
55,263 tickets won $2.00 for pick-
ing 2-of-4; and, 46,315 won a free
Quick Pick ticket for matching the
Mega Ball.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 14-22-23-29 and the
MegaBallwas 19.

Teen was forced
to sleep in cage
JACKSONVILLE (AP) The
adoptive parents of a 17-year-old
boy who weighed 49 pounds when
found in a home where he was
forced to wear a diaper and sleep in
a locked, cage-like bed have been
charged with child neglect, authori-
ties said.
Child welfare workers called to
Wilson and Brenda Sullivan's
home Jan. 10 found the teen wear-
ing a diaper and appearing devel-
opmentally delayed, a police report
said. The boy was less than 4-foot-6
* and was in the weight range of a 6
1/2-year-old, officials said.
The teen and two adopted 10-
year-olds all with physical or
mental disabilities were taken
from the home and placed in pro-
tective custody. The Sullivans were
charged with felony child neglect
Tuesday, and each was being held
on $200,003 bail.
Chief Steve Weintraub of the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office would
not say if the younger children were
abused, but the Department of
Children & Families issued a state-
ment saying the condition of the
three children was a concern.
The older boy, whose name
wasn't released, has gained nearly
30 pounds and grown a half-inch in
two months.

DNAhelps nab
robbery suspect
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) -
DNA taken from an alleged rob-
ber's wool cap helped detectives
identify a suspect in the November
armed robbery of a group of
churchgoers, a police spokesman
said.
Saliva obtained from a cap
found shortly after the Nov. 22 rob-
bery at St. Anthony Catholic
Church matched the DNA of 24-
year-old Jason Taylor, Fort Laud-
erdale Sgt. Andy Pallen said. The
match came after the sample was
run in February through a federal
DNA database of convicted felons.
Taylor, who is charged with
armed robbery, armed burglary
and possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, was already in jail
in Fort Lauderdale following his
arrest Feb. 12 for trespassing. Police
had found him with a loaded .38-
caliber revolver and a black knit
cap with holes cut out for eyes.
Authorities are still searching for
a second man involved in the
church robbery.

Charges dropped
against male nurse
MIAMI (AP) Prosecutors
dropped charges against a male
nurse who had been accused of
molesting a female patient at a


Miami hospital.
Jose Augusto Alfonso, 45, a 13-
year employee at Jackson Memori-
al ,Hospital, had been charged in
December by Miami-Dade police
with two counts of sexual battery
on a drugged or sedated person.
The woman, whose name was
not released, told relatives that
while at the hospital, the male
nurse assignedto her one night had
sexually assaulted her as she slept.
Prosecutors said they do not
have any witnesses to the alleged
assault and that the woman had
experienced serious head trauma.
Alfonso, who had been sus-
pended pending the result of the
investigation, will be allowed to
return to work, said hospital
spokeswoman Lorraine Nelson.


Speckled Perch Festival will begin on Saturday


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The annual Speckled Perch Fes-
tival gets under way this weekend.
Festivities planned for the festi-
val were announced Wednesday
at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce General Membership
meeting at the Golden Corral.
At 10 a.m. the Speckled Perch


Achievers

Continued From Page 1
Angela Rowe, Thea Tunac, Can-
dace Jacquith, Jeff Davis, Lizzy
Dyce and T. J. Parrish.
Ryan Starnes from Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus also
made the Heartland Honor Band.
Four-County Honor Band stu-
dents from Okeechobee High
School were: Brett Fuller, Brooke
Ragamat, Shawna Tyner, Erin
Willie, Steven Juarez, Alicia
Welch, Kacy Crews, Byron For-
tun, Elizabeth Reinhart, Kara
Black, and Ben Mehanni.
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus students making the Four-
County Honor Band were Katie
Ammons, Austin Rexroad, Amelia
Provencher, and Holly Garcia.
Amy Wood is band director for
Okeechobee High School.
Osceola Middle School Band
members, under the direction
Robert Lampi, who were named
to the Heartland Honor Band
were Libby Baker, Kearsten Clark,


Festival parade will begin in down-
town Okeechobee.
There will be live bands, arts
and crafts booths and a wide
assortment of food in Flagler Parks
Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
On Saturday there will be a car
show in Flagler Park.
The rodeo will begin Saturday


Joshua McCall, and Kayla Goode.
Named to the Four-County
Honor Band from Osceola Middle
School were Joshua McCall, Alli-
son Kuipers and Michelle Spears.
Yearling Middle School stu-
dents honored for achieving
Heartland Honor Band status
were Teal Sheffield, Mary Cook,
Lucas Peoples, Andrea
Mavroides, Charles Davis, Ashley
Welch, Layton Shumat, Quirino
Rubio, Shirley Mincey, Stephen
Chaisson, Joshua Tolbert and
Adam Banda.
Four County Honor Band
members from Yearling Middle
School are Ashley Welsh, Stephen
Chaisson, Alton Padgett and
Blanc Pinion.
Mike Bearden is band director
at Yearling Middle School.
Osceola Middle School stu-
dents Melissa Floyd, Wesley
Mims, Megan Mullin and Kayla
Raulerson under the leadership of
Ag teacher Brian Tremble made
up the state champion horse
judging team.
The state reserve champion
horse judging team came from


and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cat-
tlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441
N. Rodeo tickets are on sale now at
Eli's Western Wear, 907 W North
Park Street, for $14 each.
On Saturday evening country
music recording star Joe Nichols
will perform at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert tick-


Yearling Middle School. Team
members are: Austin Harvey,
Rebekka Hair, Jennifer Maddox
and Brandi Stone. Buddy Mills is
agriculture teacher at Yearling
Middle School.
The board also recognized
science fair sponsors and coach-
es Dan Biebel of Okeechobee
High School, Richonda Manson
of Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, Magi Cable of Osceola Mid-
dle School and Cindy Letcher of
Yearling Middle School.
Junior division representa-
tives to the State Science and
Engineering Fair are Joy Burn-
ham, Yearling Middle School,
Katie Walker, Osceola Middle
School, Celena Letcher, Yearling
Middle School and Kelsey Burn-
ham, Yearling Middle School.
First alternate is Zach McGowan
of Yearling Middle School and
second alternate is James
Sharpe, also from Yearling Mid-
dle School.
Senior division representa-
tives to the science and engineer-
ing air recognized by the school
board were Angela McCall of


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chobee Fire Department on Feb.
19 did a training burn .on 'the
dilapidated structure on the prop-
erty. The owners of the property
were notified before the training
burn that it was their responsibili-
ty to clean up the debris following
the exercise. Chairman Mack
Worley of the City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board did not
vote in favor of this motion.
tabled the case of Suzette B.


Quarles. The dilapidated structure
on her property at 1109 N.W.
Eighth Ave. was used as a training
burn on Feb. 19. Code Enforce-
ment Officer Jim Byrd said Ms.
Quarles asked for a list of contrac-
tors in town to clean i'p her prop-
erty. Mr. Byrd said he faxed the
information to her a week ago.
Code Enforcement Board mem-
ber Frank Irby did not vote in favor
of tabling this case.

granted Michael Arnold an
extension of 30 days to clean up
his property at 1007 N. Parrott
Ave. He was cited for general


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cleaning and beautification.
was given a status report
from City Attorney John Cook. Mr.
-Cook said Marvin Brantley was
served with a lawsuit and had 20
days to respond. Mr. Brantley's
property at 1811 S. Parrott Ave. is
not in compliance with city ordi-
nances. Mr. Cook said if the time
limit was not over it was very
close to the deadline. If Mr. Brant-
ley does not respond within the
20 days the clerk will file default.
Mr. Cook said there are three
people involved in the lawsuit that
have not been located. Once they
are located they to have 20 days to
respond.
Also, Mr. Cook said there is a
corporation pursuing the tax deed
on the Dasher Property. The
Dasher Property at 818 S.E. 10th
St. is in violation of public nui-
sance. Mr. Cook saidif the corpo-
ration becomes the new owners
the code issues would become
the corporation's responsibility.



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low-scale rescue compared to oth-
ers.
The military will pay for use of
the Blackhawk helicopter from the
146th Medical Support Unit of the
Army Air National Guard from
Smyrna, Ga.
Great Smoky Mountains Nation-
al Park straddles the border
between North Carolina and Ten-
nessee and is the most visited of the
national parks. The Appalachian
Trail stretches 2,174 miles between'
Maine and Georgia.


Winning Lottery
numbers
MIAMI (AP) Here are the
winning numbers selected Tues-
day in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3
1-5-2
Play 4
3-5-5-1
Mega Money
23-22-14-29, Mega Ball: 19
Fantasy 5
1-6-10-29-5


ets are available at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce,
Eli's Western Wear and One Stop
Express.
Other events planned for this
month include:
Coffee Klatch on March 17 at
Badcock Furniture at 512 N.W.
Park St. at 8 a.m.
March of Dimes' WalkAmeri-


Okeechobee Freshman Campus,
Brandy Thompson, Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, Matt Walker,
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
and Stephanie Sickels, Okee-
chobee High School.
Stepahnie Sickels is the Heart-
land Region representative to the
56th Annual International Sci-
ence and Engineer Fair to be held
May 8-11 at Phoenix, Ariz. Matt
Walker of Okeechobee Fresh-
man campus is the alternate.
Turning to other items, the
board heard a presentation on
their insurance program.
They also acted on six recom-
mendations for expulsion.
A sixth grader at New Endeav-
or High was expelled for defi-
ance of authority. A tenth grader
at New Endeavor High School
was expelled for violence and
defiance of authority. Another
tenth grader at New Endeavor
High School was expelled for
defiance of authority. An
eleventh grader at Okeechobee
High School was expelled for
alcohol and drugs. Another
eleventh grader from Okee-


ca on March 19 starting at 7:30
a.m. in Flagler Park.
a fundraising barbecue for
Bobi O'Neill beginning at 11 a.m.
at the ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave.
the Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show and Sale on March 17-
19 at the ag center on S.R. 70 E.
Water Fest at Okee-Tantie
April 2 and 3.


chobee High School was
expelled for verbal assault and
violence. A ninth grader at New
Endeavor High School was
expelled for defiance of authority.
Dr. Cooper informed the board
that the school board owns two
acres of land at the site of the old
Basinger School. It was the con-
sensus of the board to pursue the
possibilities of restoring the
Basinger School as a museum.
In other action the board:
ratified a memorandum of
understanding with the teachers
union concerning accrued annual
leave for instructional personnel
on an extended work years;
*modified the. teacher student
ratios for the district in accor-
dance with requirements of the
Class Size Reduction Amend-
ment;
*paid $10,514 in membership
dues to the Florida School Board
Association;
*approved the 2005 summer
school schedule; and
approved the school calen-
dar for the 2005-06 school years.


Community Events

Genealogical Society will meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet March 13
at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
Everyone is welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863)
467-2674.

Blood center to be at festival
Florida's Blood Centers, sole supplier of blood to Raulerson
Hospital, will be at the Speckled Perch Festival Sunday, March 13,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Remember there is no upper age limit to
donate blood..However, you must weigh 110 pounds, had no tat-
toos or body piercing in the last year, be cancer free for five years
(excluding basal cell or squamous skin cancer) and be free from
colds. We are in need of all blood types. For information, visit
www.floridasbloodcenters.org.

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 entertainment. 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 informa-
tion, contact Sharon Johnson at (863) 634-6241 or Jennifer Bus-
bin at (863) 697-1701.



Clarification
An article appearing on the front page of the Thursday, Feb. 24
issue of the Okeechobee News under the headline "Board OKs
mining with set conditions" needs clarification. The article report-
ed that a request for a special exception from Dickerson Florida,
Inc. to allow for mining in an Agriculture zoning district was
approved by a 4-2 vote of the Okeechobee County Planning
Board. The article reported that board members Joey Hoover and
Pam Newcomer voted against the motion.
There was some confusion in recording the votes. Immediate-
ly after the meeting, board records indicated that Mr. Hoover and
Ms. Newcomer voted against the motion. Board records were
later corrected to show a 5-1 vote with Ms. Newcomer voting for
the motion and Mr. Hoover voting against it. The motion therefore
passed with a 5-1 vote instead of a 4-2 vote. Board member Jeff
Sumner abstained, citing a conflict of interest. We apologize for
any inconvenience caused by this misunderstanding.








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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.

Business women's luncheon planned
American Business Women will have their monthly meeting
on March 18, with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
It will take place at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E. Bring a friend to experience the power of networking.
Bring items to promote your business and we all love a gift
giveaway. For information, call Robin Delgado at (800) 299-
8878.

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



Arrest Reports

The following individuals were arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), or
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Sarah Olivia King, 29, of S.W 11th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 7 and charged with violation of probation count
one dealing in stolen property court two grand theft arid violation of
probation-uttering a forged instrument.
Lindsey Carnel Major, 29, of N.E. 15th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 7 and charged with violation of probation sale
of cocaine and violation of probation possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. Major was arrested on an Okeechobee County war-
rant. No bond was set.
Sherry Ann Hilsheimer, 38, of U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was arrested on March 7
and charged with violation of probation grand theft auto.
Hilsheimer was arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant. No
bond was set.
e Lansell Osbourne, 23, of Ft. Pierce was arrested on March 8
and charged with driving while license suspended with knowledge
and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Bond was set at
$3,000.
Randall William Lengyel, 44, of Palm Beach Gardens was
arrested on March 3 and charged with two counts of dealing in
stolen property, two counts disposing of property under lien and
grand theft.
e lan Baxter, 21, of N.W Fourth St. in Okeechobee was arrested
on March 3 and charged with violation of probation grand theft.
No bond was set.
David Robinson, 22, of N.W. 11th St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on March 3 and charged with violation of probation sale of
cocaine and violation of probation possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. No bond was set.
Darren Youngblood, 25, of Wauchula was arrested on March 3
and charged with violation of probation possession of a controlled
substance and violation of probation- possession of amphetamine.
. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed and printed.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Read Across America
Pat Lewis' kindergarten class at South Elementary School welcomed Margo Taylor,
library director at the Okeechobee County Public Library. Ms. Taylor read to the children
as part of Dr. Suess' birthday and Read Across America.


More high school students opting to take ACT


IOWA More U.S. high
school students are opting to
take the ACT Assessment college
admissions exam this year than
ever before. The number of ACT
test-takers grew substantially in
February compared to the same
time last year, rising 17 percent
nationally.
Growth was particularly high
on the east coast, with 22 per-
cent more students taking the
exam this February than last. In
Vermont, New Jersey, and the
District of Columbia, the num-
ber of test-takers more than dou-
bled compared to last year. New
Hampshire and Connecticut
posted more than 50 percent
increases in students taking the
ACT. In Florida the number of
those taking the test went up 21
percent.
"It's clear that the message is
reaching students on the East


Coast that they can get into virtu-
ally any college or university
with ACT scores," said Jon Erick-
son, ACT's vice president for
educational services. "These
students are now realizing that
they have an option. The ACT
measures what you've learned
in high school. It's not the kind
of college admissions exam that
requires expensive test prepara-
tion courses."
The February administration
of the ACT was the first to
include a new optional writing
test. Sixteen percent of all Febru-
ary test-takers opted to take the
writing portion. The College
Board will add a mandatory
writing test to the rival SAT start-
.ing this month, along with other
revisions.
ACT made its writing test
optional because most four-year
colleges and universities will not


require a writing score. Only
around 18 percent of the schools
surveyed by ACT report that they
will require a writing score, with
61 percent reporting that they
will not require it. Another 21
percent say that they will recom-
mend students take the writing
test, but will not require it.
"Everyone realizes that writ-
ing skills are important for suc-
cess in college and the work-
place," said Erickson. "ACT
already measures writing skills
through the ACT English Test.
Some colleges and universities
believe an essay can give them
additional information on a stu-
dent's writing ability, but many
believe that they 'receive enough
information and simply don't
need another test. We are pro-
viding the 'Writing Test for
schools that want it, but we
decided against forcing all stu-


dents to take an additional test
and bearing an increase in regis-
tration costs."

Before registering to take the
ACT AssessmIent, students are
urged to find out if the college
they are considering requires
them to submit writing test
scores. Students can register to
take the ACT with or without the
writing test, depending upon the
college's requirements.

Last year, around 2.1 million
ACT tests were administered.
Among the high school class of
2004, nearly 1.2 million gradu-
ates had taken the ACT. For
more information on test dates,
sample tests, registration infor-
mation, and to find out which
colleges require the writing test,
go to www.actstudent.org.


Obituaries


Robert James
Conroy, Sr.
Robert James Conroy, Sr., age
71, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
March 6,2005, at his home..He was
born June 6, 1933, in Jersey City,
N.J. to Frank and Lena Conroy. He
was retired from the auto parts
business. Mr. Conroy came to
Okeechobee from Ft. Lauderdale
in 2002; and, he served our country
in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Conroy was preceded in
death by his wife, Lois H. Conroy.
He is survived by: four sons,
Robert J. Conroy, Jr. of Hollywood,
James Robert Conroy of Okee-
chobee, Michael David Conroy of
Ft. Lauderdale, and David Michael
Conroy of Plantation; daughter,
Melissa Ann Conroy Alexander of
*Ft. Lauderdale; and, five grandchil-
dren.
The family will receive friends
on Friday, March 11, from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m., at their residence, 3140
"S.E. 23rd St., Okeechobee. .
All services are entrusted to the
loving care of Bass Okeechobee
'Funeral Home and Crematory.
'Fred Kuntz, Jr.
Fred Kuntz, Jr., age 80, of Indi-
ana, died Wednesday, March 9,
2005, at Ashford Place Health Cam-
pus in Shelbyville, Ind. He was
born on April 8, 1924, in Shelby
County, Ind. to Fred and Florine
(Wendling) Kuntz. He was a steel
processor with Shelby Steel for 14
years, he retired in 1989. He was
also employed as a well driller at
Harry H. Fox and Sons Well Drilling
for 25 years. Mr. Kuntz was a mem-
ber of the Moose Lodge, American


Legion and Eagles in Shelbyville,
Ind. and a veteran of the Navy serv-
ing in WWII. He was an Okee-
chobee resident for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Barbara (Horwill) Kuntz;
brothers, Melvin, Maurice, John
and Shirley Kuntz.
Survivors include: two sons,
Daryl W Kuntz of Shelbyville, Ind.
and Glen A. Kuntz of Edinburgh,
Ind.; four brothers, Charles Kuntz
of Shelbyville, Ind., Stan Kuntz of
Waldron, Ind., Garnet Kuntz of
Westport, Ind., Paul Kuntz of
Greensburg, Ind.;. two sisters,
Katherine Firsich of Greensburg,-
Ind., Ruth Dennison of Calif.; and,
four grandchildren.
No services or visitation will be
observed.
The family requests all memori-
als be sent to Hospice of South
Central Indiana in care of Funeral
Home.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Glenn E. George and
Son Funeral Home Shelbyville, Ind.
Karen Louise Peters
Karen Louise Peters, age 50, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
March 9, 2005, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 24, 1955, in
West Palm Beach. Mrs. Peters had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1994. She enjoyed computers
and flowers.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of four years, John Peters
of Okeechobee; son, Billy Lee
(Sheila) Fonner of Tennessee;
stepchildren, James Peters, John
Peters, Jr. and Lynn Stone, all of
Walterboro, S.C.; and, grandchil-
dren, Sammuel and Leo Fonner.


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There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Sibyl Mai H. Head
Sibyl Mai H. Head, age 85, of
Norfork, Ark., died Wednesday,


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March 9, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal in Okeechobee. She was born
April 11, 1919, in Wrigley, Tenn., the
daughter of Lish Cleveland and
Maggie Byrd Hudspeth. She was a
member of Warrens Chapel United
Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and two brothers, Carl
and James Lester Hudspeth of Ten-
nessee.
Survivors include: her daughter,
Nina L. (Bobby) Brewer of Norfork,
Ark.; two grandsons, Noah (Tonya)


Brewer and Christopher Brewer;
four great-grandchildren; brother,
Bill Hudspeth of Lyles, Tenn.; sis-
ters, Margie Birdwell of Okee-
chobee, Jean Kirksey of Indianapo-
lis, Ind., Winnie Gordan of
Greenwood, Ind. and Christine (Ira
Joe) Bryant of Salem, Va.; and,
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Satur-
day, March 12, at the McDonald
Funeral Home, 102 West End, Cen-
terville, Tenn. from 10 a.m. until
funeral service time at 2 p.m. Inter-


ment will follow in Wrigley
Methodist Church Cemetery in
Wrigley, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Wrigley United Methodist Church
Cemetery, c/o First National Bank
East, Hwy. 100, Lyles, Tenn. 37098.
Florida arrangements under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory in
Okeechobee, Fla. Arrangements in
Tennessee are under the direction
of McDonald Funeral Home.


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Job Fair

Okeechobee High School's
Career Center is sponsoring an
occupational awareness (Job
Fair) program for 11th and 12th
graders on March 23. This event
will be held from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m., in the Okeechobee High
School Gymnasium.
This will be an opportunity for
students to meet prospective
employers in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. It will also be a chance for busi-
nesses to meet potential part-time
as well as full-time employees
upon graduation. If interested,
you may want to bring applica-
tions for students to fill out.
The program will consist of
informal conversation with stu-
dents. (Students will be browsing
from one area to another.) A table
with chairs will be available for
you to use as your booth. If you
have handouts, fact sheets, or
door prizes to give to the students,
please bring them. A poster/proj-
ect board to put on the table
advertising your business would
be beneficial.
If you or your business is inter-
ested in participating in the Job
Fair please call Bill R.
Black at (863) 462-5025 or
email at blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us


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4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 10, 2005


Speak Out

Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@okeechobee.com. You can also mail submissions
to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Trash
"In my Northern Michigan hometown, we had a problem
with abuses by slum lords. They would buy up dilapidated build-
ings, do a minimal amount of repairs and then rent out the
apartments to college students. A building inspector was hired
to check out the rentals for safety violations, and the city soon
realized a windfall of new monies from the fines levied against
these property owners. In fact, more than enough to pay the
salary and benefits for the inspector. The county and/or City of
Okeechobee could very easily hire an employee to monitor the
refuse piled up on U.S. 441 S.E. and that employee would gener-
ate enough cash flow to pay his own salary and then some.
There are piles of refuse which have been out by the highway for
weeks. Doesn't anyone care about how the city or county looks
to visitors? How can you expect your little town to flourish when
the powers that be obviously don't care about the negative
impressions this blight affords visitors? The person hired could
give out warnings to have the waste removed, and return in a
week's time to see if it has been removed. If not, fines could be
levied that would have to be paid in cash within a 15-day period
of issuance. To the conscientious landowners in the area: con-
tact your civil authorities if you agree that something must be
done to make your town/county presentable again."

Junkyard
"I'm calling about this junkyard that sits on the old shoreline
of Lake Okeechobee. I seem to have a fascination with this place
of business that has survived the growth that Okeechobee has
gone through over the years. Since I know the sons and the
owner, I also know about the survival of this family. In the '70s,
Brantley's was all Okeechobee had when we needed that hard
to find boat part or that motorcycle chain that no one else had.
They had a feed lot and slaughter house where you could pick
out a steer on the hoof and have it custom slaughtered for your
family. In those days many people may have bought one beef
and split it between families. Also in the '60s, Brantley had a gro-
cery store that went all the way out to where the road is now.
Boy how I remember that spacious two lane road that had noth-
ing but wetlands between Brantley's and Lakeshore Truck Stop.
If people were aware of the history of this place, and knew how
it was people like the Brantley's that made it possible for Okee-
chobee to survive, they would stand in line and buy tickets to
take a tour. Instead, our own people our own natives seem
to forget the help they once received. When I look under those
old live oaks I see our Okeechobee history. Okeechobee is not
like other places we are a little different, a little behind the
times, a little slower paced and that is why we love it here. Don't
change a good thing for the sake of being in tune with the rest of
the mess in the state."

Foreclosure
"This is to the caller that wants the foreclosure on the junk-
yard. How would you like if you made your living that way and
they wanted to foreclose on you?"

Social Security
"This is on Social Security. It is very simple: if you make over
$90,000 you should pay taxes on whatever it is, and we wouldn't
have a problem. Everyone needs to call Congress and that
would take care of it, and we would never run out of money."

Smart
"This is about everyone harping on the junkyard. I believe
that the man is so smart that he should be running this county or
state, 'cause if he can get away with this he has to have a great
mind."

Sexual Offenders
"This is concerning the sexual offenders and a lot of them live
in Okeechobee. I think these people need to be castrated and
that would stop this. The Bible says 'it is better to put a mill stone
around your neck and jump into the water than to hurt one of
my little ones.' We are too easy on these people, that's why they
are hurting our kids."

Juvenile Crime
"After reading about young people doing a crime and not
being identified, it is wrong. All adults doing a crime, their
names are printed. These young people who commit crimes,
their names should be identified also. That alone would stop a
lot of them from repeating the acts and let the public know what
is happening with the kids among their community. I just want
to stop some of the crime and make our kids responsible for
their actions." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Florida law
states that if a juvenile is charged with a crime for which an
adult's name would be used, then the juvenile's name can also
be used. At times, however, law enforcement may request a that
a juvenile's name be withheld. There are several reasons for this,
including the fact that the juvenile may be cooperating with law
enforcement and providing them with information. Also, it's not
uncommon for a juvenile to be duped into doing something ille-
gal for an adult.)




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Looking Back ...
Local officials plant a tree at the newly-built Sports Complex in the 1990s. Taking part in the ceremony were: (left to right)
Danny Mullins, Jeff Sabin, Johnny Mack Kinsaul, Darrell Enfinger, Clif Betts and Pat Yancey. Do you have any old pho-
tos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citiiensto share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Letter to the Editor


Sad state
of affairs
Do you really think your home
is your castle? Do you think you
can actually protect it, yourself
and your family from attack or
intruders? Maybe so. But and then
again, maybe not if some unelect-
ed public officials prevail.
Despite Article 1, Section 2 of
Florida's Constitution, some pub-
lic officials want you to flee and let


the law breakers have a com-
pletely free hand.
This very sad state of affairs
has come about as a result of
criminals being stopped while try-
ing to take advantage of the after-
math of Florida's recent four hur-
ricanes. Police who were notably
not present to protect property
now are contemplating charging
property owners who didn't flee,
but instead chose to stay and
defend what they had remaining.
The Castle Doctrine is very old


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospi-
tal 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 Mar-
garet 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
interested 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
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.
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
relationships. 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.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. are also available at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association meeting will be held at
the home of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St. at 7 p.m.
For information, call (863) 357-7954.

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



Crime Prevention Tip

Tailgating or following too closely is a violation of Florida law.


common law going all the way
back to ancient Roman law. It
provides those lawfully in posses-
sion of property to use any degree
of force necessary including
deadly force in defense of
home or person.
Law-abiding people should
never be prosecuted for failing to
retreat, or run, from where they
lawfully have a right to be. The
Legislature really needs to protect
us from our own government offi-
cials who lust to prosecute us for


defending ourselves.
Please contact your Legislators
in Tallahassee and ask them to
both cosponsor, support, and
vote in favor of identical bills -
HB-249 in the House and SB-436
in the Senate. These bills clearly
restore the Peoples Castle Doc-
trine to protect themselves, their
family and property.
I'm confident our governor
will sign this legislation into law.
Bill StegKemper


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 10-13. Nightly services
will begin at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-1503.

Golden Age Group to meet
The Golden Age Group will meet March 10 at the American
Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St. The meeting will begin at noon,
and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for the luncheon. Then
will also be a Chinese auction. If you have any thing you would like to
put in the-auction bring it with you. Members and quest are invited,
or maybe you would like to join. For information, call Lillian at (863)
763-9639.

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 Reming-
ton as the "Jenkins Family" in a hilarious rendition of the family.
The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults.
Children 12 and under will be admitted free. For reservations, call
(863) 357-0534.

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 Okeechobee
County School Administration Building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This
forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in
our community through the collaborative efforts of our local deci-
sion 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call (863) 462-5792.

Early learning coalition to meet
The Okeechobee advisory committee of the Early Learning Coali-
tion of Martin and Okeechobee counties formerly known as the
School Readiness Coalition will be meeting at noon on Friday,
March 11, in the conference room of the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. All interested parties are encour-
aged 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce. After the concert there will be a gath-
ering 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. Con-
cert tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Eli's Western
Wear and One Stop Express. For information, 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.

Car show planned
The Bob Teany open class car show will be in parks 5 and 6 in Fla-
gler Park all day on March 12 as part of the Speckled Perch Festival.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber 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 dur-
ing the Speckled Perch Festival. Other concerts will be staged at the
Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration, and during Labor Day week-
end 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.


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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Sons of the American
Legion will be having a fish fry
on March 20 from 1 until 4 p.m.
for a donation of $6. They will be
serving catfish, corn on the cob,
baked beans and cole slaw. For
information, call (863) 763-5309.
*Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Friday from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
*Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 7 p.m. for members and
guests.
*Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
*Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner
with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
*The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1
p.m.
*Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
*Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
*Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
*Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m. until ?
*Happy Hour in.the lounge is
from 4 until .7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
*Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be
by Janet Certain bring a cov-
ered dish.
*Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.,
For information, call (863) 763-
2950.

Am-Vets #2001
*Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. .Appli:ationsi fr_
new members are available. Call
Ray Disney at (863) 357-2138, or
Don South at (863) 763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
*Saturday, March 12: Speck-
led Perch Festival and the Eagles
will be in the park with baked
good and face painting by Susan.
*Sunday, March 13:Eagles
district meeting at 1 p.m. Food
will be available for a donation.
*Saturday, March 19: .Kid's
Easter party at 2 p.m. Must call
the AERIES at (863) 763- 2552
and sign up children for. the
party. Food and face painting by
Susan will also be available.


eSaturday, March 26: Florida
Eagles state picnic, food, music,
fun and games.
*Tuesdays: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
*Wednesdays: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available.
*Fridays: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
*Saturdays: karaoke by
Jimmy Harper.
*First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
*First and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$4 donation.
SSecond and fourth Satur-
day: 16 ounce ribeye steak
cooked to order from 5 p.m.
until ? for a $10 donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

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

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
*The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is.located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the .club and events, call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262, or Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
*The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Eastern Star meetings are
held at the Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W Fifth Ave.
*For information, contact
Georgia Gerren Worthy at (863)
467-4349 or Clyde Calloway at
(863) 467-9892. Everyone is wel-
come.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
*Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30p.m. Lunch is available.
*March 10, 17, 24 and 31:
karaoke nights starting at 7 p.m.
*March 15: membership
meeting starting at 8 p.m.
*March 17: W.O.T.M. St.
Patty's day dinner of corn beef
and cabbage.
*March 20: starting at 1 p.m.,
hurricane relief party with a hog
roast. Donated items for the give-
away and auction will be accept-
ed. There will be music for danc-
ing.


March 22: Moose Lodge
enrollments starting at 7 p.m.
March 26: ( lii ,, n's Easter
Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. The event is sponsored by
the BHR Moose Lodge, Commu-
nity Center and Fire Department
and it will be held at the Com-
munity Center. Children from
Buckhead Ridge 12 years and
under may attend. There will be
prizes, hot dogs chips and
drinks.
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights, meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call to see what they are serving.
Friday and Saturday night:
there will be music for dancing
from 7:30 p.m. until ? Call the
lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning: breakfast
is served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St.
in Okeechobee. For information,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954
or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
*Saturday, March 12: huge
yard sale, one day only at the
Country Cooler.
YSunday, March 13: fish fry
and music on the patio bar.
*Thursday, March 17: St.
Patrick's Day party with moose
races and ham and cabbage din-
ner. Entertainment will be by
Lisa.
*Sunday, March 27: Easter
party for all the kids of the Okee-
chobee Moose.
*Every Thursday: bar bingo
for members only at 1 p.m. We
will be using.25-cent paper
sheets. Bring your dauber.
eMondays: bar bingo for
members only at 7 p.m. Food
will be served.
*Saturdays: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
*Wednesday, March 16:
Moose legion meeting at 7 p.m.
*Tuesday, March 22: WOTM
business meeting at 8 p.m.
*Wednesday, April 6: WOTM
social and dinner at Goody's.
*Sunday, March 13: district
meeting in Stuart.
*March 18 and 19: Moose
legion celebration in Jupiter.
*Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.

VFW Post #4423
*Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be by Sandoone from 5 until
9 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday


starting at 12:30. Everyone is
welcome.
*Every Friday bingo starts at I
p.m. for members and guests.
*Saturday breakfast is from 8
until 11 a.m., and will be fol-
lowed by .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m.
*Every Saturday night the
Triple H Band will play from 5
until 9 p.m. Every Sunday, dinner
will be served from 2 until 5 p.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For more informa-
tion call (863) 467-2882. Post
hours are from noon until 8
p.m., Monday through Sunday.
*March 13: annual corn beef
and cabbage will be served from
noon until 3 p.m. It will be
served with potatoes, carrots,
rolls, coffee. Annies Lip Sync
crew will begin at 2 p.m. all for a
donation of $6. There will be a
drawing for a basket of cheer at
3 p.m. For information, call the
post.
*Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more informa-
tion.
*Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
*Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-


tion-size pool table.
*Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of thle month beginning at 10
a.m. Commander Don So tli is
available at (863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
*The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10I a.m.,
at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
eHappy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
*Monday: hot soup day
beginning at noon. A bowl for a
buck.
*Tuesday: volunteer chef's
dinner special. Serving begins at


5 p.m. Call (863 763-2308 for the
menu.
*Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts will begin at 7 p.m.
*Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m., along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at
noon. Live music and dancing at
7 p.m.
*Sunday: every third Sunday
is a pot luck birthday dinner. All
other Sundays are variable. Call
(863) 763-2308 to find out what
we are having. Darts will begin at
7 p.m.


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY NOTICE OF FUNDS
AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE
THROUGH THE FLORIDA HOUSING
FINANCE CORPORATION HOME AGAIN
LOAN PROGRAM

Okeechobee County has received $500,000 for the HOME
Again Loan Program and is seeking applicants. This
program will assist homeowners with repairs or
replacement of their hurricane damaged and destroyed
homes. The funds available will be able to assist a limited
number of homeowners.

The funds are budgeted as follows:
Repairs and Replacement of Damaged Homes $ 410,000
Soft Costs (Inspections, Insurances, etc.) $ 40,000
Grant Administration $ 50,000

Applications will be accepted for the HOME Again
Program for applicants who meet the following eligibility
requirements:

1. You owned your home in Okeechobee County as your
PRIMARY residence during Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Jeanne, and/or Ivan.

2. You have been unable to fix your home because of lack
of insurance and other assistance.

3. Your gross household income is AT or BELOW the
guidelines listed below:

Household Size/Annual Income:
1 Person/$24,200 2 Person/$27,650 3 Person/$31,100 4 Person/$34,550
5 Person/$37,300 6 Person/$40,100 7 Person/ 42,850 8 Person/$45,600

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday,
March 16, 2005 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m., by appointment only, at the Okeechobee County
Administrative Annex located at 456 Hwy. 98 North,
Okeechobee, Florida. Applications will be considered on
a "first ready, first serve" basis.

If you are interested in participating in the HOME Again
Loan Program or need further information, please call
Linda at (863) 763-6731.


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ticular order) Shaquanda Fowler, Timothy Hirst, Franklin Brown, Zachary Voss, Yesenia
Aguirre, Junior Wilson, Eric Kelly and Jose Banuelos, Jr. Teammate Zhane Henry is not
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order) Deforest Shanks, Audrey Turbeville, Jessie Cofield, Carl Beam, Lionel Jones, and
Christofer Shanks. Team members not pictured are Aukeeriian Mills, David Sanchez and
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Friday, March
4, through Thursday, March 10,
are as follows:
Theatre I "The Pacifier" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Are We There Yet" ,
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7
p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2
and 7 p.m.


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

Briefs

Volunteers needed for
after school program
The Olivet Community Ser-
vices Corporation is looking for
dedicated volunteers for it's
after school program. The pro-
gram meets weekly, Monday -
Thursday, from 3 until 5 p.m.
We need full-time and part-time
help once a week or every day.
Volunteers need no minimum
level of education. For more
information call Leroy or Sarah
Alexander at (863) 763-33.04 or
467-9355.
Jaycees need
energetic people
The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the
ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested.,in working towards the
betterment of our community
and to have fun. Meetings are
held on the first and third
Wednesday of each month at
the American Legion, beginning
at 7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call Marcia Crane at 634-
7376.
Grandparent program
in need of volunteers
The Area Agency on Aging'
Foster Grandparent program is
seeking seniors from the area,
age 60 and older, to volunteer at
local elementary schools 15 to
20 hours per week. Volunteers
will work one-to-one with chil-
dren in a classroom setting to
improve student reading skills.
There is a stipend provided for
those who qualify as limited-
income seniors. Training, meals
and travel assistance is also pro-
vided. Call Kate Bill toll-free at 1-
800-773-1895, ext. 225, for more
information.
CCC helps
local charities
Triple C was established in
2002 for folks who love to ride!
Annual membership is $25 per
year or $50 for couples. We
have a meeting once a month
held at the Rec. Center. We usu-
ally select a place to ride and on
the way, stop to eat and enjoy
the time and friendship. We also
have bike runs (events) to raise
support for local charity groups.
We have a local sponsor. Styles
Studio Inc. owner Marc Sandlin,
who gives, us a 10 percent dis-
count on all parts and acces-
sories. If you would like to be a
part of this growing community
of bikers or if this sounds like
something you might be inter-
ested in please contact Sam
Vuleta at 763-2171 (work) or
634-8980.

Welcome House
provides chances
Welcome House Drop-In
Center, a program of the Mental
Health Association in Indian
River County, a United Way
agency, is located at 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. in Okeechobee and is
open seven days a week, from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It provides
those recovering from mental
illnesses an opportunity to
socialize and network at their
own pace in a supportive and
comfortable peer-oriented envi-
ronment. To find out how to
become a member or informa-
tion, contact Hilda Navarette or
James Little at Welcome House
at 863-467-1026.


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ELECTRICALTEST
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.
CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634


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. (8)6)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both / bull-
dog, V Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-
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MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-=1836


DACHSHUND
mix 9wk 2-m
(863)763-6524

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

LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
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(863)467-6857


SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
you must move. Located
in Canal Point. (863)467-
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BASINGER- Fri-Sat, Mar
12th-13th 8am-?, 16920
NW 203rd St., Some furni-
ture, scap material for
quilting, canning jars, and
much more.



Multiple Family Yard Sale;
great bargains, Sat. & Sun,
3/12, 3/13, at 300 SW 4th
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3/12 &13, 880 NW 141 St.
8a-?. Fishing rods & reels
Piano, Tools, Ceramic
- shop, reloader & more!

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

BEST FRIEND WANTED
For 67yr old male. Female,
Non smoker. Likes Dancing.
(863)801-1558.

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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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
FULL TIME POSITION
With Benefit Package
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construction.company
currently accepting
resumes for a
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Dept. #202
P.O. Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973
CLASS "A" drivers,-Flatbed
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email
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Servers, Cooks & Buffet
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The Clock Restaurant

COOKS & SERVERS
ALL Shifts.
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after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
DAYCARE HIRING, FT/PT
18 yrs. & older
w/diploma or GED.
(863)763-0611
DELIVERY DRIVER
CDL Class D. Clean
Driving Record. Full-time
Heavy lifting. Fluent in
English. Great Benefits.
DFWP Palm City
Millwork. 3313 SW
42nd Ave.Palm City
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Employment
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a
compassionate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, .motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
be part of an excellent nursing team.
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs
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.

NEW HORIZONS has the following
positions available in our Okeechobee
Branch Office:
CASE MANAGER
Salary Negotiable
Visit us @ www.nhtcinc.orq for more
information about available positions
Fax resume to (772)468-5606
No phone calls please
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Customer Greeter Needed
$18 per hour Entry Level Position
Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.
Call (772) 528-0450

Local Construction Company now accepting
applications for the following positions:
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR
PROJECT MANAGER
Fax Resume to 763-4455 or in person at 200 NW 5* St.


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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


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



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


Delivery/furniture
assembly person needed for
Badcock Furniture.
Apply in person @
512 WN Park Street.
No phone calls.

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

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.

FIELD CREW
Must have transportation.
Drug Free Work Place.
Apply with in Tradewinds @
200 SW 3rd. Ave.

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

GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asprialt workers. Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters. lor work in
Vermont for season until
S12/01/.05. (802)862-6383.

GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
and organzationai skills
Proficient in Microsoft
Orice and Excel
Contact Eric
(954)931-0125 for aoot.


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

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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RETAIL SALES/ COMPUT-
ER SKILLS Applications
100 SE 81r, Ave Near Pop-
eyes 863-357-4140

Skilled Laborers needed Ior
metal building & concrete
work. $8-$12/hr. Apply at
K & K Construction police.
2308 S. Parion Ave.,
(941)763-3314


Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmal 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
1863)634-7725

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

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. AdvancemenI
opponunities wilh Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Fl
Drum Cigo mm 184, Fl.
TurnpiKe (863)763-9383
DFWP



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Representative.
Assist the Management
Team in performing Cus-
tomer service & produc-
lion tasks. If you are peo-
ple oriented & energetic,
we'd like to near from you'
Join the winning team
apply in person @ The
Okeechobee location


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 lull lime 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 PAYI
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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COMMERCIAL BUSINESS
lors3ie esiabisned in
1986 Vacuum Sales & re-
pair $10.000 1863763-


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Service Offered 425
insurance .. 430
Medical Servces. 435


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Sei-up and mainainr,
bank reconciliations
financial & all la. re-
pons
Serri-rerred CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
otlice 18631465-1124


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






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.









Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Buiding Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pete/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
To a & Games 730
M .s 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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


MED CHEST FREEZER
like new
$150
(863)467-1788
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
SGood cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894


REFRI'RATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
.will sell separate
(863)467-6088

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


TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794..



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.



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
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 36wX62H. R/0
CL.'$70 will sep.
i631i-6:.-6216
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 521/wx49%H R/
0. CL/COL. $70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
WINDOWS (2) White,
single riung. 521/4Wx49%H.
$70 iur coin, will sep.
18631763-6216

WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
1863 i46-6605,



Changing Table, Bassinet,
Exer-saucer, ry iiAt.iy
cloires & much morr- ,21i0
will sep. 863-35'.7-136


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladmes size 11/12.
$20 lor all 18630824-
87 49


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with lainer collar original
size large, new $100
1863)467-0621.

MATERNITY CLOTH'S
82 pcs. shins pants; short's
dresses. sm. sz. $300
(8631763-3617
BS-* 4 .
SCRUBS- medium. and
large, snirs and pants,
110 for all (863)824-
8t749.


Sports Cards, 6000+,
BaseDaii. Football, Hockey
& BasKEibaii. 1990-200,
$100 l861697-8547


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
l8631983-8973
BABY SWING Balery
powered. Swing 3
alfherenl ways. $35.
t863)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
CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bls, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
snape w/matching ena.
$100. (863,1467-1619.
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.


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HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.
I TRL. STEPS
$10 good shape
(865)924-9228




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


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Farm Equipment 805
Farmeed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies B45
Lawn- & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


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


DINETTE SET
w/4. matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 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 Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep. (863)763-9135
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
58 inches wide, fits 33
inch TV, $50. (863)357-
3358
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.
KING SIZE Solid Wood
Cherry 4-Poster platform
bed w/6 drawer & pedestal
$100 (863)467-6805


4
KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

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
Sofa w/recliners, Loveseat
& recliner, leather, navy,
exc. cond., $650. 863-
634-3320.



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. 863-946-3123
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard


PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, ulster &
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.
FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(8631763-6420
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 Ibs. Ap-
prox. 1/2 full of gas. $100
firm. (863)467-9.506



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.


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.



BEAGLE PUPS CKC 2-f 3-m
Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
S$500
(863)612-4847
DONKEY- JENNY
5yrs. old
very gental Coggins Test
$300 (863)467-0613
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
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
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
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.
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.
YORKIPOO MALE POP- 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



POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878
SALTWATER Costom leath-
er [rolling rod w '?.ng i.ian,
6500 reel new $425
(561)628-628-7532



STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035. .
STEREO SPEAKERS
(1 pair) For home system.
170 max watt, 12", 3 way.
$50 (863)467-5500



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


I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
8pay top dollar, contact
(863)610-0965.
MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with FI/
.room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567,


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745


MEADOWBROOK CART
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
(561)261-3530
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



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



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



Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos-
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960


EFFICIENCY APTS
All utilities paid .
except phone. Furnished.
Adult Community. No Pets.
Sec. Dep. req'd. (863)
357-2044 9am-5pm.


BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)873-
2784.
COUNTRY HOME- 3br, 2ba,
11 mi west of Okeechobee
on Hwy 70, Horses wel-
come. .,$1200/mo.
(863)634-3262.

FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 5 acres. Beautiful pond
& lake setting. Season or
Yearly. (305)944-2721
I Okeechobee New 3/2/2,
$1200/mo, Near Ever-
glades Elem. No smok-
ing. (772)595-0560.



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


Private BR/BA incl. all
util. & phone except
long distance $500
mo. (863)357-1426
SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10-0
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 104E.
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property
Sale 10/0
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl 080






CITY LOTS (3)
Zoned Heavy Commercial
$165,000 (863)634-6706
or (863)634-6545


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'f
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


OKEE 75'x00' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629



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. 77.2-370-6252



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



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



DOUBLEWIDE-' 3br, 2ba,
1982 Barrington, all appli-
ances, must be moved,
$8000. (772)879-9486.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 1BA,
Florida room, Laundry. Tay-
lor Creek Lodge 3865 SE
27th Way (863)357-6379
SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614.

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, Waterfront
$5800 (865)924-9228



Recreation



I Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3)25
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035


. AIR BOAT 1994 w/150 Ly-
comon eng. & Trailer.
$6000 or best offer.
(863)610-0934
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
CAROLINA SKIFF 19 Ft.,
Center Console, Trolling
Motor & Galvanized Trailer.
$1900 (863)467-2315
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 10, 2005


KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

MOTOR, Honda 5 hp, Out-
board. Brand new, less
than 30 hrs. $1000 Firm.
Please call 863-697-1645
Outboard Boat Motor, '01,
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
(863)697-1645
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PONTOON BO, 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.
RUNABOUT, 16', carpet,
live bait well, 90hp motor
& trailer, $3500.
(863)674-0336
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr,-Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
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, apple ,
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
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


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.

EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960

EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960

EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
863-467-1960

JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960

Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926

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.

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Automobiles



Automobiles '4i03
Autos Wanted 41010
Classic Cars 1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4021
Foreign Cars 1030
Four Wheel Drive 40i5
Heavy Duty Trucks 1040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 405ui
Sport Utility 41055
Tractor Trailers 40C60
Utility Trailers 401.5
Vans .070

Automobiles 400


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

CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$2400. (863)763-6591.
FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
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.
NISSAN MAXIMA '92
runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-1600
OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94,
runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
(863)990-6398
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TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mis. 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, a% 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 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
(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


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

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

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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 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

FORD TEMPO
Needs transmission
$200 neg
(863)946-0206
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.
SVGA MONITORS (2) 17".
$50 for both, will sep.
(863)467-5500

TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.
TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379
TRUCK TOPPER'
L-88V2/ w-60/2
$25
(863)697-8547


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

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
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2004 DR 771
Division: Domestic Relations
Genaro Garcia
Petitioner
and
Evelyn C. Garcia
Respondent
AMENDED
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Evelyn C. Garcia
240 SomGrero Bch Rd. 12D
Marathor, FL 33260
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against'
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of written defenses, if
any, to it on Genaro Garcia whose
address 320 NW 38th Terrace on
or before March 19, 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court 354 NW 2nd St., Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: February 8, 2005
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
553312 ON 2/17,24;3/3,10



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



ISUZU RODEO, '92
runs good, driven daily
$1800
(863)467-9288
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is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARL GILBERT SCHRACK
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005 CP 022
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cad Gilbert Schrack, deceased,
whose date of death was december
4, 2004, and whose Social Secud-
ty Number is 274-30-3863, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County. Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is 304 NW 2nd Street, room 101,
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
ACOPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
- OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH INI
SECTION 733.702 0 F THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO 2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 23, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Darrell Phillip Schrack
13101 SW 200 Terrace
Miami, Florida 33177
LAW OFFICES OF
MARTIN LEVINSON
Personal Representative
11533 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33156
2305)238-0482
onda Bar No. 046964
556179 ON 2/23;3/02/05


FORD AEROSTAR 1994
2 New tires, bat. & starter.
1 elderly owner. Serviced.
$1450. 561-889-7816
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlon-
nating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The
water users may notice an unusual chlorne taste or odor in their tap wa-
ter after March 8, 2005.
These temporary conditions will not be hamlful to your health; however,
if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for spe-
cial instructions concerning this matter. II you have tropical fish or aquat-
ic animals, you should contact your local tropical fish store for advice
and take appropriate action to insure that you have propedy treated the
water before adding it to your aquanoum.
The hydrant flushing dunng this penod may cause the water to become
cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last
more than a few hours.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience dunng this
time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for
the customers cf Okeechobee Utility Authority.
If additional information is needed, contact Roy Reno at 763-3239. We
regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR
YOUR COOPERATION.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
559872 ON 3/10,11,12

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF: CASE NO. 2004-DP-013
M.E.B. DOB 02-14-04
Mother of the minoi child:
Yvonne Brege
TO; Father of M.E.B. Fransisco Prieto
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO M.E.B., A FEMALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 14TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2004, THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LU-
CIE, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVI-
SION IN THE ABOVE STYLES COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2005 FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECI-
FIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID COURT AND THE SEAL THERE-
OF, THIS 8TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005
KATHLEEN ARNOLD
DEPUTY CLERK
559873 ON 03/10, 17, 24, 31/2005


FORD CONVERSION VAN
'97, Runs good.
$6000.
(863)467-2531.
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast, Region 20 is
soliciting bids for general mainte-
nance of eight sites within Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties. Minority busi-
nesses and local entities are en-
couraged to bid. The request for
bid package may be picked up at
9350 S US #1, Port St. Lucie, FL
alter March 4,2005 or on our web-
site at www.tcjobs.org. Bids are
due by 4:30 p.m. April 8, 2005.
559721 ON 3/10/05
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