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Vol. 96 No. 70 Friday, March 11, 2005 504 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 tele-
phone. 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 equipment failure, those
people who called R.O.A.D.
after 2 p.m. on Tuesday after-
noon are asked to call back.
The number is (863) 357-4177.


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NEWYORK-- Mike Gansey
scored 21 points and West Vir-
ginia hung on to upset No. 7
Boston College 78-72 in the
quarterfinals of the Big East
tournament Thursday, ruining
the Eagles' bid for a final con-
ference championship.
Kevin Pittsnogle added 17
points for the Mountaineers
(20-9), who very likely
wrapped up at least an NCAA
tournament at-large bid with
the surprising win over the Big
East's top seed.
West Virginia to upshe No. 8
seed, improved to 3-8 in the

its first semifinals against the
winner of the Villanova-Pitts-
burgh game Friday night at
Madison Square Garden.
Sports,Pageers
Drought Index
Current: 159
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry.
Local Buurnament Ban: None
Lake levels
14.79 feet
14.79 feet


Courtesy photo/Chamber of Commerce
The queen and her court for the 2005 Speckled Perch Beauty Pageant were: (left to
right) Queen Tiffany Mathis, First Runner up Alexandra Garcia and Second Runner Up
DeboraahUnderhill.


Mary Kathleen Barber (left) was named Miss Jr. Miss Speckled Perch at the March 4
Speckled Perch Beauty Pageant. The First Runner Up was Roxanne Terrazas (center)
and the Second Runner Up was Taylor Davis (right).


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Comics ............ 9
Community Events .4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .7
TV ...............11
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Four area men charged in connection with robbery


Four people were arrested for
reportedly robbing a man at
knifepoint.
Arrested on March 7 were
Jose Tierablanca Soledad, 26,
Manuel Vite Mendoza, 28, Vin-
cente Paniaqua, 22, and Epi-
fanio Soledad, 16. All list an
address of N.E. Eighth Way in
Okeechobee.
Jose Tierablanca Soledad
was charged with armed rob-
bery, grand theft and possession
of marijuana under 20 grams.


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Mendoza was charged with
accessory after the fact' armed
robbery, accessory after the fact
grand theft and resisting an offi-
cer without violence.
Paniaqua was charged with
accessory after the fact armed
robbery and accessory after the
fact grand theft.
Epifanio Soledad was
charged with accessory after the
fact armed robbery and acces-
sory after the fact grand theft.
According to an Okeechobee


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
report, the victim said when he
parked his car in a parking lot in
the 1800 block of S.R. 70 E. on
March 5 he was approached by
the suspects.
Jose Soledad supposedly had
an 18-inch knife and reportedly
placed it against the victim's
chest and told him to give up his
money and cell phone.
The victim attempted to get
away, but the suspects caught
up with him, said the report.


The report goes on to say the
victim was grabbed by the back
of the shirt and pushed face
down onto the ground. The sus-
pects went through the victim's
pockets and reportedly took his
cell phone, wallet, car keys and
$300 in cash.
The suspects then fled the
scene.
The OCSO report states that
on March 6, the victim called the
sheriff's office to report that he
knew where the suspects lived.


Deputy Kenneth Sarros and
the victim went to the suspects'
residence. The victim's cell
phone and keys were found in
the suspects' home and
returned to the victim, stated the
report. Also, what appeared to
be marijuana was found inside
cigars. The tobacco had appar-
ently been removed from the
cigars.
The knife suspected of being
used in the robbery was also
recovered from the residence.


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charged with murder


A local 26-year-old died after
being allegedly stabbed in the
chest.
Meliton Sanchez-Aguilar
died on March 9, at Raulerson
Hospital.
Arrested in connection with
the stabbing was Jose Antonio
Martinez-Mendoza, 23, of
Okeechobee.
Martinez-Mendoza was
charged with murder in the sec-
ond degree.
According to a press release
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), around


6:30 p.m. deputies responded
to the 500 block of N.E. 31st
Terr.
Deputies found Sanchez-
Aguilar with an apparent stab
injury to the chest, said the
release. The victim was taken
to Raulerson Hospital.
Due to the inclement weath-
er, the patient could not be air-
lifted to a trauma center.
Emergency surgery was
being performed when the vic-
tim died as an apparent result
of the injury, said the release.


Deputies arrest man


Son various drug charges


. o A 19-year-old was arrested after
. law enforcement officers allegedly
found a bag containing a small
S_ amount of what appeared to be
4 cocaine in the room where he was
._ staying.
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S- Rivas-Sanchez, 19 of N.W. 11th
Ave. He was charged with posses-
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bond was set at $2,000,500.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) report said the
substance tested positive for the
presence of cocaine. .
Also, found in the room was a
.22 caliber rifle, a plastic bag and a
bowl containing a large spoon, an
illegal social security card, an illegal
resident alien card and various
other forms of identification sus-
pected of belonging to Rivas-
Sanchez, said the report.


Wet roadway blamed for fatal accident


A 33-year-old Okeechobee
woman was killed March 9 in a
single vehicle crash in the
10,000 block of N.E. 128th Ave.
Dodi Andora Kelley was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue personnel.
Also in the vehicle were her
children lan Kelley, 8, and
Sebastian Kelley, 11. They were
not injured.


According to a press release
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the crash
occurred when Ms. Kelley was
driving a white 2002 Ford F-250
south on N.E. 128th Ave.
The vehicle reportedly hit a
large amount of standing water
on the road that caused it to
travel onto the'shoulder of the
road, said the press release.


. The vehicle came back onto,
N.E. 128th Ave. and the rear of
the vehicle began to slide. Due
to the slide, the driver's side of.
the vehicle again hit the shoul-
der of the road then overturned
and slid into the ditch on the
west side of the road.
Several people ran to the,
vehicle and removed the occu-
pants, then attempted CPR on
the woman.


Pompano Beach man faces local charges


Deputies from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) reportedly found drugs in
a vehicle driven by a man whose
license had apparently been sus-
pended.
Arrested on March 9 was Paul
Sawka, 37, of Northeast 31st
Street in Pompano Beach.
He was charged with driving
while license suspended with


knowledge, possession of
cocaine, possession of a con-
trolled substance and possession
of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $22,000.
According to OCSO Deputy
Donna Lee's report, Sawka was
found in possession of $378 in
cash, seven rings, a charm and a
suspected crack pipe.
Her report states a pill bottle


containing seven pills and five
broken pieces of pills were also'
found in the vehicle he was driv-
ing, as well as a pill bottle contain-
ing what appeared to be pieces of
crack cocaine.
The deputy's report said the
pieces found in the second bill,
bottle weighed 9.33 grams and.
tested positive for the presence of
cocaine.


Local man charged with selling meth


A 23-year-old man was arrest-
ed after selling what appeared to
be methamphetamine to an
undercover deputy.
Arrested on March 7 was
Reyes Rivas-Sanchez of N.W. 11th
Ave. He was charged with two
counts trafficking in metham-
phetamine. His bond was set at
$2,000,000.
According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)


report, members of the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force and
the Drug Enforcement Adminis-
tration (DEA) conducted a con-
trolled delivery of methampheta-
mine. Sanchez met the broker
and undercover deputy in a park-
ing lot in the 1700 block of S.R. 70
W.
Sanchez allegedly twice agreed
to sell the undercover deputy sus-
pected methamphetamine. Both


times the drugs were dropped in
an area and picked up by the
undercover deputy and broker,
stated an OCSO press release.
The substances found in the
bags reportedly tested positive for,
the presence of methampheta-'
mine.
The release goes on to say that
upon his arrest, Sanchez was in'
possession of a fictitious identifi-
cation card.


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Everglades Elementary looks forward to St. Patrick's Day


First Grade
First grade students of the
week are as follows: Mrs. Hollin's
class, Cassidy Bond; Mrs. Mur-
rish's class, Jacob McGehee; Mrs.
Laskey's class,Lony
Castaneda; Mrs
Anderson's class,
Lane Selph; Mrs.
Osuldsen's class,
Agustin Obregon;
Mrs. Parrish's class,
Sergio Ruiz; and, in Mrs. Bartlett's
class, Kendall Baker.
The first grade classes will be
celebrating books and Dr. Seuss'
Birthday with a field trip to the
Okeechobee County Library. Our
classes will be traveling to our


Okeechobee Library for a story
hour with Ms. Pat O'Connor, the
children's service librarian and
learning about the library. The stu-
dents will also tour the Okee-
chobee Post Office and get first
hand view on how to mail a letter.
Mrs. Hollin's class
This month in Mrs. Hollin's
class the students will enjoy many
Dr. Seuss' stories and celebrate his
101st birthday on Wednesday,
March 2. Our class will be travel-
ing to the Okeechobee County
Library for a story hour and to
learn about the library on March
15.
The students are learning


money and telling time in math. In
reading the students will practice
vocabulary and comprehension
skills for testing. In science our
class will study earth and rocks.
We will be making "rock pets".
Mrs. Laskey's
class
Mrs. Laskey's class celebrated
Dr. Seuss birthday on March 2.
We had birthday cake and read
many of his books! We are anx-
iously waiting for St. Patrick's Day.
We will celebrate with our sham-
rock shakes! We have been busy
writing Leprechaun stories and
making rainbows. Our student of
the week for the week of Feb. 28,


was Tiffany Marshall. Our student
of the week for the week of March
7, was Lony Castaneda.
Second grade
Mr. Wright's class is learning
about "patterns' in math "1, 3, 5,
7, etc. "We are on the Florida unit
in social studies. Our reading class
is reading about a postal worker
named Curtis and his dally rou-
tine.
Ms. Stokes' class is working on
skills such as contractions and
cause and effect. Our story this
week is "Good-bye Curtis."
Curtis is a postal worker so we
have incorporated a Social Studies
review about community service


workers. In math we are still learn-
ing to understand time. We have
also been busy raising money for
March of Dimes. I'm very proud of
the support the children and their
families are putting into this proj-
ect. Thank you all very much!
Mrs. Furphy's class is learning
how to read a calendar and tell
time in math. Everyone is learning
how to get activities organized on
a calendar. This week our reading
class read the story "Good-bye
Curtis." We read about a retiring
postal worker and the community
that loved him. Our class is collect-
ing and donating loose change to
the March of Dimes. We are all
decorated for St. Patrick's Day and
waiting for our pot of gold!


Third through
fifth grades
There was nothing to report
this week.
In administration and for the
Literacy Council there was noth-
ing to report for this week as well.
The student council is having a
lollipop sale. The proceeds are to
benefit the March of Dimes. Stu-
dent council will be selling lol-
lipops in the courtyard every after-
noon from 2:15 until 2:30 p.m. for
$1. Advanced orders can be
placed through Mrs. Hollin and
will be delivered to the classroom
in the afternoon.


Creative writers earn IRCC scholarships


Excellence in writing earned
high school seniors scholarships
to Indian River Community Col-
lege and top honors in the Col-
lege's Creative Writing Contest.,
Saint Edward's School senior
Laura Staller was the first-place
winner for her poems, "When 1
Stand Against the Shore" and
"For Many Years."
Stephanie Hartnig, a senior at
IRCC's adult high school, Chas-
tain Campus earned second


place for her short story, "When
You Look at a Rose." Courtney
Adler, a senior at Okeechobee
High School took third place in
the contest for her poems, "High
School Tragedy," Ignorance is
Bliss," and "The Road Ahead."
Junior winners are: Alisha
Bowling, Centennial High
School, first- place for poetry;
Katherine Albrecht, Saint
Edward's School, second place
for her short story; and; Jillian


Thomas, Lincoln Park Academy,
third place for her short story.
Sophomore winners are:
Rebecca Panayiotou, who is
home-schooled and earned first
place for her short story; Todd
Holt, Okeechobee High School,
took second place for his poetry;
and, Michael Santos-Dolan,
Okeechobee High School, took
third place for his poetry.
Freshman winners are: first
place, Alison Howard, Jensen


Beach High School for her one-
act play; second place.to Daniel
Locke, Centennial High School,
for his short story; and, third
place went to Richard Sickels, Jr.
for his short story entry.
Eleven area high schools sub-
mitted creative writing entries. In
addition to the IRCC scholarships
awarded to the senior winners,
junior, sophomore, and fresh-
man winners received plaques.


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Miss Speckled Perch 2005
The winner of the Miss Speckled Perch 2005 Beauty
Pageant was Miss Tiffany Mathis. She was also voted Miss
Congeniality during the March 4 pageant held at the KOA.


Obituaries


Elaine Mary Hull
Elaine Mary Hull, age 74, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
March 9, 2005, at her home. Mrs.
Hull was born April 10, 1930, in
Danvers, Mass. to James and
Blanche Henderson. She-was a
homemaker having, come to,
Okeechobee from West' Palm
Beach in 1990. Mrs. Hull married
Kenneth Hull in 1967.
She is survived by: her hus-
band of 38 years, Kenneth Hull;
two daughters, ,Nancy Klein of
Okeechobee and Kathy Jacobs of
West Palm Beach; three grand-
children, Vanessa Klein, Wendy
Klein, and James Scott; and four
sisters in Danvers, Mass.
The family will hold memorial
services at a later date.
All services are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Vernon Eugene
Shaffner, II
Vernon Eugene Shaffner, II,
age 32, of Okeechobee, died
Monday, 'March 7, 2005, at The
Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was
born in Blytheville, Ariz. and had
lived most pf his life in Manila,
Ariz. before'relocating to Okee-
chobee in recent years. He was a
truck driver and of the Pentecostal
faith. He was well known in
Okeechobee for his work as a vol-
unteer with the Okeechobee
Coufity Fire/Rescue, certified
EMT, Okeechobee County Road
Dept., and as a Funeral Attendant
at .Bass Okeechobee Funeral


Home and Crematory. He was a
hard worker and had a wonderful
sense of humor. His greatest love
in. life was his three sons and his
devotion to them was apparent to
all who he knew.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Vernon Eugene Shaffner.
Survivors include: his three
sons, Aaron Ray, Jacob Anthony,
and William Andrew Shaffner; his
mother and stepfather, Wanda
and Steven Ray Metzger of Manila,
Ariz.; and, two sisters, Lavonda
Ann Cornick of Okeechobee and
Hope Marie Chrisawn of
Lebanon, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m., on.. Saturday at the
Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila,
Ariz. (870) 561-4511.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Jack Ray Steward
Jack Ray Steward, age 61, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
March 9, 2005,
at Raulerson
Hospital. He
was born Feb.
4, 1944, in
Carthage, .Ind.
Mr. Steward
had been a res-
ident of Okee- .
chobee for 22
years. He was a Jack Ray
member and Steward
pilgrim of the
Moose Lodge and Am Vets. He
served as a furrier for 12 years. He


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enjoyed competing in horseshoe
tournaments.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 15 years, Shirley Wade
Stewart of Okeechobee; mother,
Bertha Steward of Carthage, Ind.;
:son, Vince (Victoria) Shumaker of
Greenfield, Ind.; stepson, Sean
Wade of Okeechobee; two graid-'.
children; brothers, Marion
(Dorothy) Steward of Carthage,
Ind., Albert (Shirley) Steward of
Greenfield, Ind. and Floyd Stew-
ard of New Castle, Ind.; and, sis-
ters, Virginia Davis of Carthage,
Ind., Alice "Bud" Buker, Violet
Clay and Carol Smith, all of Green-
field, Ind.
'A memorial service will be con-
ducted at the Buxton Funeral Home
on Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Horseshoe Team, c/o Debbie
Collins, 8951 Highway 78 West,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Barbara Ann Williams, age
54, of Boca Raton, died Sept. 14,
2004, in Boynton Beach. Ms.
Williams was born July 6, 1950,
in Ft. Lauderdale to Wayburn J.
Williams Sr. and Marjorie I.
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Raton, Tracey D. Williams of
Simpsonville, SC, and Kathryn I.
Franklin of Okeechobee.
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graveside at 2:30 on Saturday,
March 12, at Evergreen Ceme-
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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@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Boat Ramps
"It is amazing that in an area where fishing is so prevalent and
where professionals come from far and wide to fish Lake Okee-
chobee and the Kissimmee River, public launching facilities are
so limited. A line of fishermen wait up to 15 minutes to launch
their boats, and wait up to 15 minutes to get their boats out of the
water. The need for additional launch sites is obvious to all who
fish local waters and attempt to use public facilities."

Emergency Information
"This is in response to the Letter to the Editor from Mary Lou
Ault. Here is a proposal to bring before the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners. Have are local commissioners
negotiate a service contract with our local phone provider to
send local emergency messages directly to all telephones in their
service area. This would include severe weather and other emer-
gency information."

Manatees
"I read in the paper that there are some manatees in the
Kissimmee River. If that is the case, these boaters that go speed-
ing down the river need to slow down as not to hit one of the
manatees and injure it or kill it. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) needs to patrol the area to
make sure boaters are not speeding. Perhaps signs need to be
put up like they do in the inland waterway alerting boaters that
there are manatees present. Enough of them get killed every year
as it is, so let's be careful when you are out in your boat." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. It is our understanding No Wake
signs have been posted in the area, and just a couple of weeks
ago FWC law enforcement personnel wrote several tickets to
boaters who were not obeying the No Wake zone.)




Community Events

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

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 win-
nings, but there will be prize giveaways. Event sponsorship is $250.
and table sponsorships are $150. A donation of $25 is requested. All
proceeds go to the March of Dimes. For information, contact Sharon
Johnson at (863) 634-6241 or Jennifer Busbin at (863) 697-1701.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding ayard 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 pro-
mote your business and we all love a gift giveaway. For informa-
tion, call Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878.





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Looking Back ...
Queen Michelle Madrigal rode the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce float in the Speckled Perch Festival parade. This
photo was taken in the early 1980s. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to
share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you
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Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at.(863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juara at471-9795.
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.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at nopn at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join us.
Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal
issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse;
plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or
(863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,. call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to,be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It will be an open step meeting.
Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and guest are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
Your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library. This meeting is open to anyone
interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is $10 per
,person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674,
or visitthe web at: http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting
for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
(863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m.at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-'
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index),'Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
sion's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 763-5887
or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.




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Community Events

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

The Gathering hosts dinner theater
A dinner theater will be held at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th
Ave., on Friday, March 11, and will feature Mark and Sandy Rem-
ingtoh 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 reserva-
tions, call (863) 357-0534.

Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting on Friday,
March 11, in the Superintendent of Schools office in the Okee-
chobee County School Administration Building, 700 S.W Second
Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and prob-
lem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts
of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, 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 Okee-
chobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For
information, call (863) 462-5792.

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

Country music concert slated
Country music recording star Joe Nichols will be in concert at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., on March 12.
The doors.will open at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by
the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. After the concert there
will be a gathering at the Alibi's for hors d'oeuvres, music and
fun. There is no cover charge for VIP ticket holders, otherwise
the cover charge is $5. Concert tickets are available at the Cham-
ber 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
Flagler Park all day on March 12 as part of the Speckled Perch
Festival.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a three-concert series beginning March 12 with the Joe
Nichols concert during the Speckled Perch Festival. Other con-
certs will be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration,
and during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the
bands and artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer
your helpat any of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce
at (863) 763-6464.

Tax laws topic of talk show
Family.Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 12, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be
Michael Dobsinski, media relations specialist with the Internal
Revenue Service. The topic will be the changes in tax laws, filing
options and tax breaks for hurricane victims. For information,
call the IRS at (800) 829-1040; or for forms and publications, call
(800) 829-3676.

Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri --Civic Center that was sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20.
Please have show boxes and record books completed early and
do not miss FCAT tests March 14, 15 and 16 so there are no
make-ups during show time. For information, call Rick Barnes
(863) 357-2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-2755.
The Gathering hosts gospel sing
The Gathering, located at the corner of S.W 24th Avenue and
S.W. 16th Street, will host a gospel sing on March 12 at 6 p.m.
Featured will be Audience of One, The Celebration Singers,
Uncle Jim Settles, Josh Wanless and Friends, Pastor Mike Brown
and the Gathering Praise Team.
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.





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Lady Brahman netters sweep Fort Pierce Central


The Lady Brahmans continued
their winning ways by sweeping
the Fort Pierce Central Cobras
Tuesday.
The Okeechobee boys, how-
ever, .didn't fare as well. The
dropped four of their five singles
matches, and lost one of their two
doubles matches Tuesday.
Final results for the girls were:


Catherine Spangler (OKE) def.
Kelley Cianciolo (FPC) 6-4, 60;
Alyssa Wright (OKE) def. Jennifer
Betancur (FPC) 6-0., 6-0; Jenni
Ronkko (OKE) def. Dana Boundy
(FPC) 6-1, 6-0; Rina Boswell
(OKE) def. Gian O'Sullivan (FPC)
6-4, 6-2; Jami Fadley (OKE) clef.
Sinem Sengel (FPC) 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles competition: Spah-


gler and Wright (OKE) def. Roth
and Helms (FPC) 0-8; and
Ronkko and Fadley (OKE) def.
Boundy and Stacey Brunks (FPC)
8-2.
Final results for the boys were:
Cameron Roth (FPC) def. Ryan
Bailey (OKE) 6-0, 6-0; Joey Ellis
(OKE) def. Patrick Hilburn (FPC)
6-0, 6-0 (forfeit); Shane Helms


(FPC) def. Ryan Fulford (OKE) 6-
1, 7-5; Jarame Turrin (FPC) def.
Bobby Spelts (OKE) 6-4, 6-3; and
Aaron Fuller (FPC) def. Elj
Cabansay (OKE) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4-7)
In doubles play: Roth and
Helms (FPC) def. Bailey and Ellis
(OKE) 8-0; and Fulford and Spelts
(OKE) def. Turrin and Fuller (FPC)
9-7.


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Loose ball
Bradley's Jaime Lugge dives across the court while
going after a loose ball against Indiana State during the
quarterfinal game of the Missouri Valley Conference
Women's Basketball Tournament in Normal, IIl., Thurs-
day, March 10. Indiana State defeated Bradley 83-59.




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Sports Briefs


Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold their fourth annual Kid's Day
benefit bass tournament, on March
20 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
Boats will take to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-ins
at2 p.m.
The entry fee into the team
tournament will be $110 per team.
This fee includes entry into the big
bass pot. The entry fee can be paid
at the ramp on the morning of the
tournament. Entries can also be
paid by check in advance. To do
so, make the check payable to the


Taylor Creek Bass Club and mail it
to: Bill Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Entry
forms are available at several local
bait and tackle shops, as well as
businesses and restaurants; or, by
contact Bill at (863) 763-2926.
The total payout will be for the
top six places, and. first- and sec-
ond-place big fish winners. The
tournament will have a 70 percent
payout based on a 50 boat field. If
there is a full field, first place will
receive $1,200; second place will
receive $800; third place will
receive $500; fourth place will
receive $300; fifth place will
receive $200 and sixth place will


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receive $150. The big fish award
will be $350. Second big fish will
receive $150.
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's
20th annual Okeechobee Kid's Day
Fishing Festival to be held later this
year.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
schedule.
The trail will kick off with the


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Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
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Community Events

TOPS plans open house
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #669 Okeechobee will
hold an open house on March 18 at 9 a.m. at the First
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
For information, contact Ollie Margret at (863) 467-9766.
Free memory loss screening offered
A free memory loss screening will be held March 18 from
11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St. This is for anyone concerned about memory loss.
Screenings will be done by the Memory Disorder Center of St.
Mary's Hospital. For appointment, call (800) 861-7826.
Coalition schedules monthly meeting
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee
counties formerly known as the School Readiness Coalition
will be holding their regular monthly business meeting at
noon on Friday, March 18, at the Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W.
Warfield Blvd., in Indiantown. For information or to RSVP for
the lunch buffet, call (863) 462-5792.
GCSO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of
.reorganizing the Glades County Sheriff's Office Lake Search
and Rescue Auxiliary.. There will be a meeting at the Glades
County Courthouse County Commission Chambers on Friday,
March 18, at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to become a member
should be present. All applicants must pass a full background
check in order to be considered. For information, contact Cap-
tain Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
Everglades Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt
from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Everglades ElementarySchool
playground at 3725 S.E Eighth St. on March 19. Please call
ahead if you want to attend so we can accurately plan. There
will be free games and activities, and the egg hunt will begin at
10 a.m. For information, call Mary or Shawn Bergen at (863)
467-5479.
WalkAmerica planned for March 19
The March of Dimes' WalkAmerica will be held March 19,
starting at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (800)
627-2410.
Baptist church hosting seminar
The Voice of the Martyrs, a three-hour equipping seminar,
provides the necessary tools to share the message that an esti-
mated 250,000,000 Christians are persecuted for their faith and
an estimated 160,000 Christians are martyred every year for
their faith. The seminar will be held March 19 at the First Bap-
tist Church ROC, 310 SW. Fifth Ave., from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30
p.m. There is no charge.
Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th.
annual Fort Drum Day on March 19 from II a.m. until -4 p.m.
There will be a barbecue, live music and games. For informa-
tion, call Judy (863) 357-1581.

Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee
Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist
Rick Scarlett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in
DeltonaOsteen on March 20-25 at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday,
March 20, there will be a dinner starting at noon. A nursery \\ ill
be provided each night: For information, call Nettv Jo'yner at
S(863) 763-5845..

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Netwvork will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman
Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate and share information regarding services for children and
their families. Guest speakers will be Jack Frost. from the
Hibiscus Children's Center, and Dr. Brenda Garma, psy-
chotherapist. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited
to attend a Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr.
Brenda Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be
on adolescence and sexual boundaries. The free lecture will
be presented at the Red Cross office, 323 North Parrott Ave.,
from 11:30 a.m. until I p.m. You are asked to bring your lunch,
but beverages will be- provided. Lunchbox Lectures are pre-
sented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and spon-
sored by the Okeechobee. Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming
lectures will focus on sex education for teens parents, sexual
predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and tech-
niques to use for children that are self mutilating. The doors
will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures will begin promptly at
noon. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at
1863) 462-5877.


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Court denies exemption for state's Wiccans group


TALLAHASSEE The Wic-
cans can't have a sales tax
exemption in Florida because
they're a religious group, an
appeals court has ruled. '
The Wiccan Religious Coop-
erative of Florida sued the Flori-
da Department of Revenue on
Halloween 2000, arguing that it
was \\rongl, denied a tax
exemption.
The Orlando-based Wiccan
group wanted an exemption to
sell religious items and publica-
tions without having to charge
sales tax, like,other churches. It
was originally denied by the
Department of Revenue
because it didn't have a physical
place of worship, one of the,
qualifications for the exemp-
tion.
A three-judge panel of the 1st
District Court of Appeal upheld a
ruling this week in favor of the
state.
In a twist, the appeals panel
ruled the Wiccans can't legally


pursue the case because it is a
religious group, the panel ruled,
and would benefit from a tax
exemption.
The ruling raises questions
for other religious groups, said
Judge Robert T. Benton.II, who
dissented in part.
"Does this mean a synagogue
cannot question the legality of
using public money for a creche
in the courthouse if a Star of
David is installedd" he wrote.
The majority opinion "discrimi-
nates against organizations
because, they are religious. This
is not in keeping with our tradi-
' lions."
A Revenue. Department
spokesman said the agency was
pleased the court resolved the
case.
Attorney Heather Morcroft
said the group is considering
whether to ask the appeals court
to reconsider or appeal to the
Florida Supreme Court.
Wiccans follow "an earth-


based belief system or religion,"
according to Wiccan Web sites.
They generally consider them-


selves to be witches.
The cooperative had about
250 members statewide in 2000.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (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 "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 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; arid,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House looking for volunteers to
work with our adolescent boys. If
you have any free time or talents
you'd like to share please call
Shelly Batton at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered


SIf d"ebt threaterns you, talk 'with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
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appointment. In Palm Beach
County 434-2544 or 1-800-330-
2227, exit. 108.
Church offers
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You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-.
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Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. Easy to use because we
use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently the library is staffed Sun-
day 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Wednesday evening 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact Doris Entry at 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic, educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
-Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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8a-?. Fishing rods & reels
Piano, Tools, Ceramic
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BEST FRIEND WANTED
For 67yr old male. Female,
Non smoker. Likes Dancing.
(863)801-1558.


SINGLE WHITE MALE,
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(863)801-3031.


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w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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compassipnate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
be part of an excellent nursing team.
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972-2502 or call Keli Trimnal, Humanv Resource
Department, at 863-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
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construction company
currently accepting
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Okeechobee, FL 34973

CLASS "A" drivers-Flatbed
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Every nite. F/T & P/T open-
ings. 6 day per wk. sched-
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111,1 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant
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18 yrs. & older
w/diploma or GED.
(863)763-0611
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Driving Record. Full-time
Heavy lifting. Fluent in
English. Great Benefits.
DFWP Palm City
Millwork. 3313 SW
42nd Ave.Palm City
(800)273-5598
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
SFlowers Baking Co.LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment

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

DRIVERS
Small Trucking Company
Hiring OTR Drivers
Minumal experience
required, Call
(561)841-3480

FIELD CREW
Must have transportation.
Drug Free Work Place.
Apply with in Tradowinds @
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
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for.season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.

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MFG. FIRM.
Seeks an Office Manager
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and organizational skills
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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



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

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 P St.



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


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.
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Qwner
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 8th Ave Near Pop-
eyes 863-357-4140
Skilled Laborers needed for
metal building & concrete
work, $8-$12/hr. Apply at
K & K Construction office,
2308 S. Parrott Ave.,
(941)763-3314
SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
tation. (863)634-7455

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

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


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

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
'Will train qualified
Applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383
DFWP



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

DRIVER
Just how much cash did
you take home from your
job today? Deliver part
time for the #1 pizza de-
livery Company in the
world & make full time in-
come-up to $500 per
week, including cash tips
& mileage! Join the Win-
ning Team apply in per-
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Business
Opportunities 105
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
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good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
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well as long distance toll
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to alert our reader of
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but occasionally we may
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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS
established in 1986 Vacu-
um Sales & repair
$10,000 (863)763-1022


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 4-115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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


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




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


Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 5-10
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, Linens S 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 641C
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets. 'Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television:Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- 2/
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.

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


DISHWASHER
Whirlpool, new, $200
(863)763-2234

MED CHEST FREEZER
like new
$150
(863)467-1788
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894



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

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



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.

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.


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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/0O
CL. $70 will sep.
(863)763-6216
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 521/4wx494H R/
0. CL/COL. $70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
, WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 52/4Wx49%H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216

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



Changing Table, Bassinet,
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
will sep. 863-357-7136


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749.


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

SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.


Sports Cards, 6000+,.
Baseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$100. (863)697-8547


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
BEDS (2) Twin,
California 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-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name '
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
Butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
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.


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


OKEE 75'x100' 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. 772-370-6252


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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 ton e wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.
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 sweater 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, hulster.&
extra clip. Excellent cond.
$750 (863)467-2315



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

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




FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)695-2724.
FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 lbs. Ap-
prox. 1/2 full of gas. $100
firm. (863)467-9506



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





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

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BEAGLE PUPS CKC 2-f 3-m
Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
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 V2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
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.
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 PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert.- "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



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



POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878
SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425
(561)628-628-7532



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

Television
Radio 715


a


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


SNAP ON PLASMA CUTTER
new cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 ,(863)697-,
9704


I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay 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
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




SOD EQUIPMENT
FORSALE
2 Harvesters, tractors,
fork lift, much more.
equip. In Okee. area
call (754)581-4948



GRADE QUARTERHORSE
MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
(772)201-7633.
MEADOWBROOK CART
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
(561)261-3530
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



LAWN MOWER MDT
14.5hp, 42" cut. New
parts. Good condition.
$250. (863)447-3671.
RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1400. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032


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

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



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


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 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront PropertylOSO





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

"LndSle 1040


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.


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 FL,
Center Console, Trolling
Motor & Galvanized Trailer.
$1900 (863)467-2T15
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

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

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

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

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

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. Sps. 4, w/batt,app.,
solar charger & roof VC.
$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



BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.


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


Mobile Homes



Mobil ema-LobMW
Moba Hm Late OS
Mobile Hem Pmf2M10
Mobile HomS es 320



DOUBLEWIDE- 3br, 2ba,
1982 Barrington, all appli-
ances, must be moved,
$8000. (772)879-9486.



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



MOBILE HOME- 2/2 on Wa-
terfront lot in Private Park
furnished landscaped,
Many extras Call Jay 863-
634-3451.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 1BA,
Florida room, Laundry. Tay-
lor Creek Lodge 3865 SE
27th Way (863)357-6379
Rent To' Own, Mobile
Home, 2BR/1BA, incl. Ig.
lot. Low down payment,
bad credit ok, 2 miles from
Lake Okeechobee boat
ramp. 859-494-6713.
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, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228



Recreation



Bouts 3008
Canw W"31
Jet 15
Marine AeenadeM SOR3O
mate rcyn la 3M3.
ASport BeO Mwa/V 3035

Boats 300


ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
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




GUITAR '02 GIBSON Gothic
Les Paul w/emg pick-ups
$800 or best offer
(863)634-3856



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.


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EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.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.

IMtccI Is
HONDA XR7O 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.

Pioneer TRL. '05 30' load-
ed, in Okeechobee mint
cond. $14,000 moving
must sell (754)581-4948


Automobiles




Automobiles 40605
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 1030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40)10
Parts Repairs 40.15
Pickup Trucks 4050r
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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 CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.



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




CHEVY '83, % ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
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


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.


MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.'
RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.
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-88/2/ W-601/
$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
DODGE 1500 '99 AT, AC,
Cruise, running grears
finene, edds front clip,
$2500 (863)634-5936
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4; new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.
FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413

SUPERCHIP #2705-fITS
2001-2003 GMC Truck w/
6.6L Duramax Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207


ISUZU RODEO, '92
runs good, driven daily
$1800
(863)467-9288


UTILITY TRAILER
4 ft wide, 8 ft long, $200
(863)763-2234



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


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


558204 ON 3/4,11/05


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2005-CA-29
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
'AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS A.
MINONDO, JR; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.
3767 SE 40TH TERRACE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973
OR
3396 SO 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT I
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN TENANT il
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS A. MINONDO, JR.
3767 SE 40TH TERRACE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973
OR
3396 SW 19TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other un-
known persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the
above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage cov-
ering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-w-
it:
Lot 3, Block 7, OAKPARK, according t o the Plat thereof Recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth Shannon Pastras, Butler &
Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before
30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgement may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 23rd day of February,
2005.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Court Administrative Office, ADA Coordinator (407-
468-1472), not later than seven (7) days prior to proceeding, 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida 33472. If hearing impaired,
STDOO) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via FIorida Relay
service.


558231 ON 3/4,11/05


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure CoastWorkforce Con-
sortium announces a public meet-.
-ing of the Executive Committee to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Friday, March 18, 2005
8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St, Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce 'Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Flodda 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
558990 ON 3/11/05

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


Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s.
United American Lien & Recovery
: 1 i ,I h',' ..' .-r. ,'h I.. h., .. Ir,
Net proceeds deposited witA Clerk
of Court. Owner/Lienholder has
right to hearing and post bond.
Owner may redeem vehicle for
cash sum of lien. All auctions held
in reserve.
Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor
facility. Cash or cashiers check will
be accepted. There is a 15% buyer
premium. Any person who is inter-
ested should call (954) 563-
1999.
Sale date: March 11, 2005 @ 10:00
am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL 33309
14573 1991 Dodge Shadow 2dr Vin
#: 3B3XP65K1MT555136 r/o Ha-
drien L. Berghmans, 8127 Gables
Communs Dr., Apt 911, Orlando,
FL Cust: Hadden L. Berghmans.
9090 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL lienor: Mikes Garage &
Towing, 2855 W Hwy 60, Okee-
chobee, FL 772-569-0516 Lien
Amt $2804.00
Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
560012 ON 3/11/05

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is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2004 CA 248
JOANN R. BEDWELL,
Plaintiff,
vs
JAMES LEON CRAIG
Defendant
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO.JAMES LEON CRAIG
730 Auburndale Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property
in Okeechobee County, Florida
E1/2 of E1/2 of S1/2 of S1/2 ol
Tract 24 29 34S 33E 1.50 acres
has been filed against yc.. .. ...- i. ,, .
written defenses, ifany, ,,,i.. h 1,... .1
torney, whose address is 6167 Haddon road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33417, on or before the 21st day of March, 2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this court eigher before service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in -he complaint.
DATED on this 17th day of Feb., 2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By; Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
555247 ON 2/19,26:3/4,11/05

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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlori-
nating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The
water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap wa-
ter after March 8, 2005.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however,
if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for spe-
cial instructions concerning this matter. If 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 properly treated the
water before adding it to your aquarium.
The hydrant flushing during this period 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 during this
time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for
the customers of 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


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day's competitive mar-
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section of the classi-
fieds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.
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basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


FCC extends guidelines to cell phone bills


By Genaro C. Armas
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) Regu-
lators on Thursday .voted to
extend "truth-in-billing" guide-
lines to cell phone bills in hopes it
would lead to clearer, shorter
statements devoid of confusing
add-on fees.
'All five federal communica-
tions commissioners gave their
support to the measure that
requires cell phone bills to be
"brief, clear, non-misleading and
in plain language." The guidelines
already cover bills for traditional
phone service.
The FCC said that it was mis-
leading to suggest that any line
item fees in addition to the base


rate charged for cell phone serv-
ice were due to taxes or govern-
ment-mandated charges.
Such charges must be folded
into the base rate so consumers
have more accurate comparison
of costs when shopping- for cell
phone service, said FCC .chair-
man Michael Powell, who
presided over his last commission
meeting.
Thile two Democratic commis-
sioners opposed a part of the
measure that they said would pre-
empt state regulations covering
similar billing issues.
"Unfortunately, from the con-
sumer's perspective, the most
tangible result of this order will
likely be less oversight of con-
sumers' bills. not more," FCC


commissioner Jonathan Adel-
stein said.
Commissioner Michael Copps
noted that the FCC had received
thousands of complaints about
cell phone add-on charges or
other billing questions, but that
the agency rarely issues warnings
or fines against wireless compa-
nies for any violations.
The FCC action could also
threaten states' abilities to collect
fees from cell phone' companies
that help fund 911, service or
which subsidize phone service for
poor and rural customers, Copps
said.
Powell said he envisioned "an
active state partnership in enforc-
ing" the new billing guidelines.


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Courtesy photo/Bobbi Poole

WalkAmerica Beauty Pageant
The WalkAmerica Pageant was held on Saturday, March 5. The pageant was presented
by McAlhany Construction Company and held at the VFW located at 3912 U.S. 441 S.E.
The winners of the pageant were: (left to right) Austin Bullace, awarded Little WalkA-
merica for 0 through 2 year olds; Jacob Farris, awarded Mister WalkAmerica for the age
group 3 through 6; Brittney Avent, awarded Little Miss WalkAmerica for the age group 7
through 12; Ranae Garcia, awarded Most Charitable; Chole Carter awarded Bapy WalkA-
merica for age group of 0 through 2; Katilyn Broadrick, awarded Tiny WalkAmerica for
the age group of 3 through 6; and, Alexandra Garcia in the back row was awarded Ms.
WalkAmerica.


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