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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 73 Monday, March 14, 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 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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Spring into our
Livestock Show
Next Sunday is the first day
of spring and the beginning
of National Ag Week. Our
local agricultural community
will celebrate Agriculture a
week early: This Thursday
marks the opening of the 2005
Okeechobee Youth Livestock
Show.
Part-time visitors and
newly arrived residents to our
area may not know that Okee-
chobee is number one in
Florida's beef, dairy sheep and
goat industries. And, the best
place to really say thank you to
our local agricultural produc-
ers is at the Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show, to be
held Thursday March 17
through Saturday March 1:9 at
the county's new Agri-Civic
Center.
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Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
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This bull is airborne as it leaves the chute at the Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo this past
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parking fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In the future, illegal parking in
the county could be expensive,
as parking fines were one of
many topics 'commissioners
took up in a lengthy meeting.
They also discussed alternate
roadways in the county, commu-
nity development grants and the
purchase of self contained
breathing apparatuses at their
March 10 meeting.
Captain Bud Slay, from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), suggested that
county ordinances be amended
to increase the fines for parking
violations. Currently, the fine for
Class I violations is $10 and the


fine for a class II violation is $17.
Capt. Slay noted that the
clerk's office requires a $10 pro-
cessing fee, so Class I violations
generate no revenue. He sug-
gested raising the fine for both
classes to $30.
But commissioners wanted a
stiffer penalty. They suggested
$50 and $100 fines for Class I and
Class II violations, with the maxi-
mum allowable fine for parking
violations involving handi-
capped spaces. The county
attorney was directed to take
appropriate action on the matter.
Capt. Slay also told commis-
sioners that by April 1 all securi-
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Index
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Com ics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV; ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
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Bronc riding
Horse and cowboy take a spill during this weekend's
Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo. The cowboy managed to stay
on the bronc as it stumbled and fell. He was still on
board when the horse got to its feet. Officials gave this
rider a re-ride because the horse fell.


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Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of
Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.

Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the 2004 sales tax rebate of
up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.

Homebuyers' classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE Homebuy-
er's classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at
.the USDA Service Center, 454 U.S.
98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or information,
call (863) 763-5507, ext. 503.


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house would be hired. He said
that April 20 would be the tenta-
tive date for an open house at the
new courthouse.
Also concerning traffic, com-
missioners then heard from Build-
ing Official Bill Royce, who dis-
played on a large map possible
routes for suggested bypasses and
connector roads. Commissioners
discussed possible routes that
would lessen the traffic burden on
the downtown area.
In an unrelated matter, commis-
sioners authorized application for a
Community Block Development
Grant (CDBG). It was the consen-
sus of the commissioners that the
priority for any money received
would be completion of the storm
water project in Douglas Park. They
also discussed using any remaining
funds for projects in El Mira Sol,
located just off of S.R. 70 W, such
as the paving of a street for con-
struction of affordable housing. It
was suggested that CDBG money
could be used to demolish vacant
houses that are derelict.
In other action, the board:
authorized the chairman to
execute a settlement agreement
with the Environmental Protection
Agency in an amount not to exceed


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having the required insurance;
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the recreation facility reservation
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regarding invoices received from '
Craig A. Smith for hurricane disas--
ter recovery work;
directed staff to issue a'!
request for qualification for profes-' i
sional engineering services to,"
secure at least two additional firms
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Since today begins FCAT testing,
please have your child at school on
time this week. A good night's
sleep also helps keep our mind
alert! Breakfast will be available at
no charge for stu-
dents taking the tests
today (third, fourth,
and fifth graders),
tomorrow, and
Wednesday. We
know our stu-
dents will do their best and show
us what they are capable of doing!
The last day for after-school
tutorial classes will be March 17.
Spring school pictures will be
taken on March 23.
Looking ahead, Friday, March
25 through Wednesday, March 30
will be Spring Break and there will
be no school for students and
teachers. School will resume on
Thursday, March 31.
In Ms. Lewis' class, her students
are beginning Theme 9 in reading.
They will be working on the letters
Vv and Jj. They have begun count-
ing money in their math class pen-
nies, nickels and dimes. As well as


learning time. Ms. Lewis and her
class would like to thank all the
families who came out to support
the Seuss On The Loose program.
It was a lot of fun!
Mrs. Milrot had four students who
made an "A' on their reading test last
week. Congratulations to Angela
Garcia, Sarah Piroli, McKenzie
Richey, and Connor Varnadore. Also,
the Super Spellers in this third grade
class last week were Kutter Craw-
ford, Brittany Duran, Tuff Durrance,
Casey Lewis, Ashton Rogers, McKen-
zie Richey, Danyelle Sheffield,
Stormy Stokes; Casey Travers, and
ConnorVarnadore. Greatwork! "
On Thursday last week, the Stu-
dent of the Month Pizza Party was
enjoyed by the following students:
Jacob McKee, Mateo Hernandez,
Hannah Goosetree, Hunter Mehrer,
Malcolm Williams, Taylor Ham-
mack, Jesus Gomez, Jennifer
Sanchez, Brittney Godfrey, Kaylee
McCrary, Matthew McKeehan,
Diana Jaimes, Tasha Barker, Brit-
tany Milrot, Jenna Deal, Nikki
Esposito, Elisia Garcia, Naomi
Cook, Danyelle Sheffield, Juana


Rodriguez, CJ Eddings, Jake Close,
Estrella Hernandez, Jordan Fair-
cloth, Andre' Hilliard, Rosa Mar-
tinez, Ernan Martinez, John
Boswell, Joel Rodriguez, and Bran-
don Brown. Keep up the good
work, students! A big thank you to
the parents who helped served the
students their pizza, chips and
soda. We appreciate the support.
As for Friday, we had our weekly
TerrificKid for each class. Those
students who were chosen are:
Lamar Rodgers, Caitlin Sheffield,
Jose Jaimes, Nathan Parker, Clay
Rogers, Mitch Mulholland, Ryan
Daniel, Kerstin Brown, Isabelle
Beniot, Masie Trent, Travis Collins,
Dilmer LaRowe, Parker Thomas,
Jessica Lockhead, Jessica Olney,
Kati Waldron, Caleb Crews, Kodie
Roberts, Chase Sutton, Jasmin
Sanchez, Alyssa Sinclair, Cade
Stokes, Nick Valcaniant, Daniel
Estey, Heidi Ebeling, Ana Godinez,
Veronica Navarro, Taylor Davis,
Maribel Hernandez, Chris Heasley
and Levi Boney. Good going stu-
dents!! Don't forget to go bowling
with your free pass from Kiwanis.


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Hurricane relief
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey announced'
that county .residents whose
homes were damaged in the 2004
hurricane season could be eligible
for hurricane relief in certain cir-
cumstances.
Applications for relief for Glades
County residents who bought
replacement mobile homes are
due to Mr. Luckey's office by May 1.
The relief is calculated based on
sales tax paid on the replacement
mobile home. Applications are eli-
gible for either relief for residents
with homestead exemptions or
relief related to mobile home
replacement, but not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-
6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337. For
more information about the hurri-'
cane relief program, residents may
visit the Florida Department of Rev-
enue Web site http://www.myflori-
da.com/dor.


trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any
age with chronic disease or illness
in those areas who have a need for
assistance with, everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Counties.


Search and Rescue Upcoming events


toreorgamuze ..
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whidden is in the process of reor-
ganizing the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office Lake Search and Rescue
Auxiliary. There will be a meeting
at the Glades County Courthouse,
county commission chambers, Fri-
day, 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. If anyone
,has any questions, call Captain
Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100.
Professional
biker rodeo set
L-Cross X-treme Events and the
Iron Eagle Bar present South Flori-
da's first Professional Biker Rodeo
and Swap Meet, Friday, March 18
through Sunday, March 20. Gates
open at 3 p.m., Friday until dark on
Sunday. Gate fee is $25 per person.
Rodeo events are to be announced.
Entry fee is $5. Live entertainment
Friday night to be announced. .
David Allen Coe will perform
live on the L-Cross Stage, Saturday,
March 19 at 8 p.m. No coolers,
glass containers, firearms, pets,
three-wheelers or attitudes allowed
in rodeo area.
Vendors are welcome. The
weekend fee is $125. For more
information call Betty at (863) 467-
1360 or Mark Pearce at (863) 634-
1102 or visit the Web site at www.1-
coss.com.
Easter Egg Hunt
set for March 20
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation (OCA) sponsors its annual
Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March
20, from 1 until 3 p.m., at Larry
Luckey Indian Mound. Park on
Highway 78. Children of all ages are
invited to join the festivities that
include an egg hunt, games, prizes
and snacks. For more information
contact De Mitchell at 675-3807 or
demitchell@outfishin.us. ,
Lions host
Easter breakfast
The Moore Haven Lions Club
will be holding its 28th annual East-
er sausage and pancake breakfast
on Sunday, March 27. Serving will
start upon conclusion of the Easter
Sunrise Service at about 7:30 a.m.,
and will end at 9 a.m. Everyone is
invited and welcome. There is no
"charge; however, donations are
accepted, with all receipts going to
the Ronald McDonald House.
Entertainment will be provided by
the Inspirational Duo of Dianne
and Dick.
GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-


at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and


Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m., each Wednesday at the
Nobles Senior Center. Classes
include the diabetic diet, under-
standing carb counting, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of diabetes
.(the A1C test, Blood Pressure, and
Cholesterol.) All diabetics, long
term or newly diagnosed, are wel-
come.
GAL program
needs advocates
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
For more information about
Glades County, see the Glades
County Democrat, published every
Thursday. Glades County news is
also available online at
www.newszap.com.


Storm volunteers
Upon the recommendation of Emergency Operations
Director Gene O'Neill, Okeechobee County Commission-
ers issued certificates of appreciation to Al Berryman
and Lynn Hooks for their participation in emergency
management operations during the 2004 hurricane sea-
son. Taking part in the recognition are: (left to right)
Commissioner Elvie Posey, Commission Chairman John
Abney, Commissioner Gene Goods, Commissioner. Clif
Betts, Mr. Berryman, Commissioner Ray Domer and Ms.
Hooks. Mr. Berryman took control of emergency opera-
tions communications during the hurricanes. He was
also instrumental in setting up volunteer teams to assess
storm damage. Ms. Hooks organized and supervised a
group of telephone volunteers at the emergency opera-
tions center that received citizen complaints, communi-
cated with state officials and provided public information
and rumor control. She also helped feed the volunteers
at the emergency, operations center. During recovery
operations she was instrumental in setting up and seeing
to the delivery of food, water and ice to those residents
unable go to distribution centers.




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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 informa-
tion, contact Ollie Margret at (863) 467-9766.

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

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.

GC SO 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 Elementary School
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 Baptist
Church ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., from 6:30 pm. until 9:30 p.m.
There is no charge.

Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th
annual Fort Drum Day on March 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be -a barbecue, live music and games. For informa-
tion, call Judy (863) 357-1581.

Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Mis-,
sionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist Rick
Scarlett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Deltona/Osteen
on March 20-25 at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, there will be
a dinner starting at noon. A nursery will be provided each night.
For information, call Netty Joyner at (863) 763-5845.

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee.
County Shared Services. Network will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Cam-
pus 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 Hibis-
cus Children's Center, and Dr. Brenda Garma, psychotherapist.
The. public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vin'son at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.



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Guest Commentary


By Teny Schiavone,
Regional administrator
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration
Southeast Region
Everyone becomes Irish on St.
Patrick's Day, which in recent
years has made it a very danger-
ous night out due to impaired
drivers. More than 32 percent of
all traffic fatalities on the nation's
highways around St. Patrick's Day
in 2003 were the result of
impaired drivers with blood alco-
hol content levels of 0.08 percent
and above,
That is why it is imperative that
those who plan on consuming
alcohol during St. Patrick's Day
festivities designate a sober driver
before the parties begin. Whether
meeting a few friends after work
at the corner pub or attending the
big local parade, make sure that
you and your friends have reliable
transportation from any event.
Driving impaired or riding with


someone who is impaired is sim-
ply not worth the risk. You could
kill yourself or someone else, and
the trauma and financial costs of a
crash or an arrest for driving while
impaired could change your life
forever.
Designating a sober driver
before heading out to any St.
Patrick's Day activity and making
sure friends don't drive drunk are
just two of several, simple steps to
help avoid a tragic crash or an
arrest for impaired driving during
this time of celebration.
If you are planning to party this
St. Patrick's Day holiday, remem-
ber to:
Designate your sober driver
before the party begins and give
that person your car keys.
Make sure to eat before or
during the party. Enjoy the food,
as well as the drink.
Avoid drinking too much
alcohol too fast. Pace yourself -
eat, take breaks and alternate
with non-alcoholic drinks.


Upcoming Events

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.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian 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 inter-
ested 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, visit their
web site 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. in the conference room at The Gath-
ering 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 Census, 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 Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For 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 support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen
to the great oldies music.
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors meet at noon at Fat Boy's
Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. All board members and affiliates are invited.
For information, call (863) 467-0004.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.RP to (863) 467-2096 or
(863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
.1


If impaired, don't even think
about getting behind the wheel.
Ask a sober friend for a ride
home: call a cab, friend or family
member to come and get you,
contact a local sober rides pro-
gram, or use mass transit.
And remember, Friends
Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk.
Take the keys and never let a
friend leave your sight if you think
they are about to drive while
impaired.
Hosts need to help prevent St.
Patrick's Day tragedies as well:
Serve food.-- particularly
high-protein dishes and be sure
to include non-alcoholic bever-
ages, desserts and coffee.
Be sure all of your guests
designate their drivers in advance,
or help arrange ride-sharing with
sober drivers.
Keep the numbers for local
cab-companies handy, and don't
be afraid to take keys away from-
anyone who is thinking of driving
while impaired.


Impaired driving is one of
America's deadliest problems.
Nationally, more than 17,000 peo-
ple died in alcohol-related high-
way crashes during 2003. In 2003,
there were 4,262 alcohol related
fatalities in the Southeast. That's
nearly 38 percent of all automo-
bile crash fatalities.
Every 30 minutes, nearly 50
times a day, someone dies in an
alcohol-related crash. Hundreds.
of thousands more are injured
each year.
The problem is so serious that
about three in every 10 Americans
will be involved in an alcohol-
related crash at some point in
their lives.
Please remember: don't test
your luck this St. Patrick's Day.
Designate your sober driver in
advance -- before the festivities
begin.
For more information onrr..
impaired driving, visit
www.nhtsa.dot.gov.


Community Events

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 concert series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de
Mayo celebration, and during Labor Day weekend festivities.
Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a later
date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the Cham-
ber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has can-
celed the first workday at the Agri -'Civic Center that was sched-
uled for March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the
other workdays, the last one being 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.

Genealogical Society will meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet March 14
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.

Church hosting yard sale, dinner
Old Regular Baptist Church, 201 S.W. 10th Ave., will be having
a yard and bake sale with dinner on March 17, 18 and 19 from
8:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners are $4, and you can eat in or take out.
Deliveries are available within the city limits for a small charge.
The delivery of five dinners or more is free. Thursday dinner will
be pinto beans and rice, fried chicken, mustard greens and corn-
bread. Friday's dinner will be steak and gravy or smothered chick-
en and two vegetables, roll or cornbread. Saturday's dinner will
be spaghetti with meat sauce with corn, salad, roll or garlic
bread. For information, call Wanda at (863) 357-0326.

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

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

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

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.


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Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Showing the chicks
During Ag Day at Yearling Middle School on March 11,
FFA members Emily Wherrell and Lydia Rodriguez hold
chicks in their hands while they wait for the line of
kindergarten children to get to them so they can explain
how to take care of and treat baby chicks.


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Working the soil
In preparation for Ag Day at Yearling Middle School, on
Friday, March 11, Cole Fulford, age 13, prepares the soil
for planting, strawberries. He was showing everyone.
exactly how it was done and the proper use of a tiller.


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Patiently awaiting
Little Clayton Culligan, age 2, sits quietly in a wagon
watching for his sister who is part of the FFA team at
Yearling Middle School, during Ag Day held at the school
on Friday, March 11.


Spring into our 2005




Youth Livestock Show


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Next Sunday is the first day of
spring and the beginning of
National Ag Week. Our local
agricultural community will cel-
ebrate Agriculture a week early:
This Thursday marks the open-
ing of the 2005 Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show.
Part-time %slito'.s and newly
,arrived residents to our area may
not know that Okeechobee is
number one in Florida's beef,
. dairy sheep and goat industries.
And, the best place to really say,
'thank you to our local agricultur-
al producers is at the Okee-
chobee Youth Livestock Show, to.
be held Thursday March 17
through Saturday March 19 at the
county's new Agri-Civic Center. ..
According to the President of
the ShoA. Cornrri!tRee,- RIhk
Barnes, local 4-H and FFA mem-
bers have come through with
amazing results, considering
that many of these youth hia, e
raised tbieir project animals right
through last year's hurricanes
and the challenging recovery
period .hat still continues today.
"The show is a total communitrv
effort, all done ,by \:,lu tleer_
Parents and producers ,like
have all teamed up to make this
the best show ever."
Show Secretary Sharon Virn-
sorn reports that. 2..S \o, uth '.M ill
be demonstrating their skills in
animal husbandry with 153
swine, 43 steer, 50 beef breeding
and 83 dairy animals. This year's
sho' <% ill include 58 chickens.
turke\ s, quail, pheasant, rabbits,
and other small animals' the
largest number of small animals
ever shown at the Okeechobee
Youth'Livestock Show.
If you have not, visited the
Crunrp, .\Mii-Ci ic Cenit':i, tis is aC
wonderful oppoi tunid to see it
'in action. The show opens to the
public on'Thursday night at 5
p.m. with .the dairy show. Friday
at 5 p.m., the steer show gets,
undier'a\', and the beef breed-*
ing animals get to take over the
ring later that evening. On Satur-'
day morning at 9 a.m. the swine
show takes to the rin s',, and that,
night 'a baibeque and auctionr
are scheduled.
During each of the different
shows, not only the animal's
appearance is judged, but the
youth exhibitCorI's abiliir o show
off their project i e, .aluated'
Behind the scenes, other compe-
titions, are 'going. on. The all-
important record book contests
are where -.he \outih exhibitors
show their financial, labuo, aind
health records kept during their
project year. 4-H and FFA mem-
bers are also .'otkirg for the
coveted "Herdsman awards",
gi en to the exhibitor that main-
,tains their area in the cleanest
and most attractive mariner.
Finally, the market animals are
'also evaluat.ed on the quality 'of
their meat in the carcass after
the sho:\ is oer.
The real goal of the show is to
learn about responsibilityt, .a
chance to participate in the
world of agri-business, and an
opportunity to be part ,of all
irnportani teamwork. All youth
exhibitors are 'Airiners in this
show they are the future of.
our commurnih, and pr fits they
earn \\ill be use,:d for pursuing
their future educational plans.
Those anirrials ihat are
entered as market animals eo up
for grabs to the highest bidder at
the Livestock Sale S'wine are


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sold at the Saturday auction
beginning at"4'p.m.,-followed by
the dairy and beef breeding ani-
mals at 7 p.m. Steers are the final
group of market animals to be
sold after the breeding animal
sale is concluded.
Saturday evening from 4:30
until 8:30 p.m., will also see the
best. meal in Okeechobee served
to any and all interested families
and livestock buyers: a delicious
steak and swamp cabbage bar-
beque will be made available by
the local Farm Bureau's Young
'Farmers & Ranchers. The pro-
ceeds from the $10 tickets will
go to the Young Farmer and
Rancher Scholarship Fund. Tick-
ets are available in advance from
any Farm Bureau Board member
or Young Farmer and P,,..r:h,
Call Charlene at the Okeechobee
Farm Bureau office (763-3101)
for more information. Limited
barbecue tickets for show visi-
tors v ll b'e a i'. ia!t:le at the Civic-
Center onr S.-iturJ a'. .I th : i ,einer,
but since they have sold out in
the past, the best bet. is to pur-
chase tickets in advance.
Market swine started out as
.projects Iast.De -trribe, ai less
than c8 pfournis, and will top the
scales at 220 to 20 I.,1 -unjs dur-
ing this' show. 'Market steers
must have been .bred, born and
raised in this county and started'
out at 610 p.--.urdi.s St.- er. e'iibl
for the market sale can not be
more.than 1325 pounds. Dairy.
animals are also sold, but they
are nrt '.--dlined for the freezer.
Rather, tei., i., ill join the working
herds of our area's dairies and,
'continue to keep Okeechobee
#1 in'dairy: .
Buyers are needed to support
our youth's market animal pro-
duction projects. An auctioneer
will ask for bids from the-floor in
prices per p:.urnd Su n-cssful
bidders can. fill- their freezers
with the finest meat in Florida, or
may offer the animal back for
sale as 'a c':nt, iibuilon for the
overall benefit of their favorite
charity.


If the price tag for an animal
seems too much for an individ-
ual or single business, consider
getting together with a group of
folks that can pool resources as
a. "cartel", with one person des-
ignated as the bidder for the
whole group. Prospective bid-
ders will need to register with
the committee prior to the sale.
Supporters can also offer "add-
ons", a set amount to be added
to the price of one of the market
animals.
If you have youngsters that
have never had the chance to get
up close and personal with farm
animals, the Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show may be a place
to introduce them to the won-
derful world of livestock. A com-.
plete milking parlor will be set
up at the shows and there's a
chance, that a calf or two may
actual\ be born right there att
the Civic Center. There will be
many 4-H leaders and FFA advis-
ers that can direct visitors who
wish to visit with our. youth
exhibitors and their project ani-
mals. And if you know a youth
that wants to join 4-H or enroll in
FFA, stop by the 4-H concession
booth to learn more about these
youth programs.
In addition to Saturday's
show, sale and barbeque, our
local Master Gardeners will be
showing, off an exhibit showing
some of the plants found in this
area that you don't want around
-livestock. The Florida Cattle
Women will also be on hand to
share some great information
about the beef industry and its
products. The Show C'mritrduee
and our Extension staff all hope
you will stop by and see us.
I've placed more information
on the Show, including direc-
tions and photos, on our Okee-
chobee web page,' iutp: 'okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu If you need
additional information on youth
or livestock programs, please
email .us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863)763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
1 until 5 p.m."on Tu,-.dat after-
noons.


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HPL ii wholeor a p in thur e.inar'ie. IIPL kii, h nc ira'iL'.
WHO IS AN INDIRECT PURCHASER?
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WHO IS IN THE SETTLEMENT CLASSES?
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purchj .ie-d H-PL-Ci ,itammin. P'i..l'dk'Iu :itJh did u *'ll itn onie 11
more of the Settling States a fn rinte during the period
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hi uu .'e ienelK- ,tfl he, Sti.tici'ni Cl''...'.. ott need
aii uile .mii amtc on. 'Iour r fti hi u. aa t ,.'itmt.ir'. of the
S, lie nIk'nii .\loi.'r ll.nl u' Ai, .l II' m n i. .iti' inl-d hi Cl.,- Counsel,
If' I1 1.' k' l 111,iit i 'lt the Sc% llI .'cil (.elt Cl. <',. and thef
Sil['u-cl iIn l A\'el -i titl- i re. fin:ill) .ippro-.ed h', i-niltsS ill tlhe
nflhui %%[. il. ', i ll Iii l,,-mild1 In h Ilk eli r of the"
Sel.mu'lIL .ri iL'l- iii' ,'liidinw lhe i elea'.c -I- l jlallln
:,. ':, .l II' t1id laui-l.,i
I I oiu n Ih it. i. lihLe yI,'u -.I'0ffrom tile Settleuent Classes'
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C Lthrc .rl iN . uIlnd l ihe I I lIc.hklil.
WHAT ARE THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT TERMS?
itn e\liu ne Imt lrhe rekl i>- oftlainm ii the" Siiknttie-ril
Classes, IP has agreed to pay S4,000,XOOE and Panolami
t1.?5?785 ,,l.,iktnIHLl i \^ "get ic, i -in .,\it ,,iini-'"i fit Ilh.-
[1-. hClll 11 1.. ,,.'r *lili i il hi. Si.'nlil'rn Si.ie'_ i li t th.'i.O l
' ll I he I1 rI l e i iL. S iili L' S iale"'. .'.I' [linis r j|p lll.lhli d ,l.


1ntul C"oin 'i.i:Jq]'od -q-. expenses, cl.. 1 i-- $p1.'rerale
incentive awards, and attorneys' fees. up to 33 pLu.ic it of the
Seuilkm.nli .,moun- s. *.hiLh \ill be determined by the
SuL IX' I P (' 11 i" n 'T,.n n11.,--1- PInCil.," ', ,I .a l ('ntr :-l
i nTrilni. P-, l .1i ui ..r .I I L..L .I l..r n( ur ,ipprot .il iofaplan
,I diu.it'uii.n or il C tie llcleiciil Amounts, minus Court-
approved costs, expenses, class representative incentive awards,
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ilhe [-iiiii ini L l.dI ils, AI i h:aii wll PIJinlifH-' Co.Le.jd
C'tun .-e l -\il tlrnrml a pl.in ,I iif iltltion lI. the Court Thatl.
dJi'l.TiiiJ i..n i Ilk'- Jillt 1 ii al' i, l .Jij l ,iiiu l iiecoveries or
I.'I lln.i i. i 't i he Ii lhul njllltJ [ k'lllr u lL, .kil ,illlder pl tijde
fi i Ji-tli tilh.n *I il .IunII i r :rCinl i d tl (i he lllm alioin.l ,-,
coukili. Pri o, ed i-.. I .. pn.i. :inrd an.,n.:, fees, to: (1)
C' .., M,% iiil'h.i lht-k ai1 a .Ci.urn i']rt I t ,I% L:l.ni ['rIl '.l ,,r
(2) Court-rpproved cv pre' plan. oil Jdiritbutiai ILI publ-h
and/or ii,,.ipr.,Jii ,.rtk-. ihai ti. HPL or HPL-C'nIairiin,
I'ri'du.'i. il' .r 'I. hmi p.e,'- n.4It rppripr1~:le dit to the
nip['l.ii.lk.'.t' lry ort Il-.'e ,in i piiteiTni ill. l: e nuitlb r of
J.lini iad the heh- cil of doinm s.'ljwine I, the small size
of hkel payments i-. tiii. dual Cii" MeMlemrt Ifcy press
plans of distribution are used, r'p :niiiit, ',ill not v mr:J -.
directly to Class Members.
WHAT IS THE SETTLEMENT APPROVAL
PROCEDURE?
The Super. .', Court in Tennessee wilt hold a.fainess
hc..irmn.v .Tune 14. 2105 Cir i n- til .' ,iri. r Setll'il) S, tii."
h.V CI.rinki I irrch,, tic uin.,' ai t ie l n-.'.1, jr.i 0r il th d es
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at the iailien.s, hiea'a iit .. ,,Ie C 'nll"'. *ill A. .Um .tnlK4g
oit'i ijilcr-. '. eheir tief Slklenetin'. _-hoiuld Ix' .'ra.cd fnial
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ilici.'hearirii'. it r'i i r.iir,'cih vt ur olmi ajtn-ni.e uu ale
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in pp,'ii ini i.,, :an1 a.p.'l n[ the prip,'."ed
settlements, you may do so, btit iiiLi,t titervD.e or file
your .-ndaill cortiI~mi01'. or objections in iviiiint with the
Suer%'-i-ot Court iii Tenies '.ee ii or befre Ma) 13. 2005
II n h ,. loh in he ai.l iin pi.n' n. ,r thr,'iui-]ii ,iaur oini .,itr-
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li,.ted i the full Notices.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN THE FULL NOTICES AND
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUTTHE
PROPOSED SETTLEMENTS?
You may obtain a copy of the full Notmes and the proposed
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6 BUSINESS


The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 14, 2005


Staff photo/Maria Chandler

Check donation
W.S. Badcock Corporation presented a check to Big Lake Missions Outreach for $1,000.
Bruce and Mary Ann Swinford of Big Lake Missions Outreach accepted the check at the
ribbon cutting ceremony for the new concept of the Badcock stores. Present for the
check presentation were (left to right) Ben Badcock, Ruby Meares, Mark Ballinger, Linda
Ballinger, Bill Pou, Mary Ann Swinford and Bruce Swiniford.


Courtesy photo

BLNB is rodeo ready
Big Lake National Bank participated in "Rodeo Days" by decorating the Okeechobee
branches with hay bails, saddles, bridles and other western items. The employees also
participated by dressing in their "western best" on Friday and getting together for a
photo in front of their marquee which read "Round-up your dreams, we'll pony-up the
loan". Employees from left: Kelly Chambers, Sonia Downie, Kathleen Shatto, Jamie
Medrano, Bob Thompson, Kelly Albert, Cheryl Zrioka, Marie Palacios, Bill Bartlett, Mike
Bennett, Hattie Bennett, Cassie Harrison, Briseda Ayala, Melody Hodges, Eileen Casian,
Joe Mullins (president), Lisa Newman, Paul Welsh, Lavada Huff, Debra Kane, Crystal
Workman, Selena Eubanks, GloryBee Corona, Melissa Oropesa, and Monica Gaitan.


ABWA to hold spring enrollment event, March 24


The Women of Tomorrow
Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association will hold its
annual "Spring Enrollment Event"
on Thursday, March 24, from
noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant. The luncheon
is $6.20 per person (tip not includ-
ed).
The program, entitled "The
Heart Truth for Women" will be
presented by Wanda Haas, a reg-
istered nurse and diabetes educa-
tor at Raulerson Hospital. Origi-


nally from New Jersey Mrs. Hass
and husband Kenneth Haas, MD,
Gastroenterologist have resided in
Okeechobee for the past six
years. They keep active with a
family of four children, two boys
and two girls.
Since statistics have shown
that heart disease is the number
one killer of American women,
this presentation will focus on
increasing women's knowledge
about heart disease, its risk fac-
tors and what actions may be


taken to lower that risk.
ABWA is a national organiza-
tion whose mission is to bring
together businesswomen of
diverse occupations and to pro-
vide opportunities for them to
help themselves and others to
grow personally and professional-
ly through leadership, education,
networking, support and national
recognition. This Okeechobee
chapter raises monies through its
fundraising activities to award
local scholarships and provide


educational and career advance-
ment opportunities for Okee-
chobee's graduating seniors and
local businesswomen.
Okeechobee's Women of
Tomorrow Chapter meets on the
second and fourth Thursdays of
every month in the meeting room
of the Golden Corral Restaurant.
Anyone wishing to obtain more
information on this meeting or
becoming a member may contact
President Bonnie Kinchen at
(863) 467-7100.


Local LBFH, Inc. employee wins engineer award


PALM CITY LBFH, Inc.,
provider of exceptional consult-
ing civil engineering, surveying
and mapping services for public
and private clients, congratulates
Marcos Montes De Oca, of the
Okeechobee Office, for receiving
the. Florida Engineering Society
(FES) Treasure Coast Chapter,
"Young Engineer of the Year"
award for 2005.
Marcos Montes De Oca (27),
who is a native Floridian, was
FES's honoree for 2005 because
of his well-rounded record of
achievement in education,
employment, professional, and-
public service activities. He gradu-
ated with a B.S. in agricultural,
engineering, May of 2000 and a


M.E. in December 2001 from the
University of Florida. Soon after
graduating, Marcos joined the
team at LBFH where he's in
charge of project design, coordi-
nation, supervision and construc-
tion of land development proj-
ects. Mr. Montes De Oca is very
involved in professional societies
including: Florida Section of
American Society of Agricultural
Engineers (ASAE) State Officer,
Treasure Coast Chapter of Florida
Engineering Society (FES) Secre-
tary and Kiwanis. of Okeechobee
County- President.
The FES "Young Engineer of
the Year" award is an annual
award that recognizes outstand-
ing up-and-coming leaders. Nom-


inees must be a licensed Profes-
sional Engineer (PE) or Engineer
Intern (El) who is a FES and NSPE
member in good standing (34
years of age or younger) and who
best exemplifies the ideal image
of the young engineer.
LBFH Inc. is a Florida consult-
ing civil engineering, surveying
and mapping services firm, which
is rated as one of Florida's top 25
engineering firms (according to
surveys conducted by Florida
Trend & the South Florida Busi-
ness Journal) and voted "Best
Place to Work" in 2004. LBFH is
also the recipient of the "Florida
Institute of Consulting Engineers
Professional Development
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Courtesy photo/Okeechobee Main Street
Cooperative partnership
Okeechobee Main Street (OKMS) and Community in
Schools (CIS) formed a cooperative partnership to pro-
vide soft drinks and water at all OKMS events. Mike Davis,
youth project director from CIS presents a check to Mau-
reen Burroughs, president of Okeechobee Main Street,
splitting the proceeds from the OKMS barbecue affair.


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763-3940
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excludingg Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
. Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-55553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
RESTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
$1 OFF Prime Rib Dinner (excluding specials)
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treament Package


AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Qreenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
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COMPUTER PARTS
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467-1107
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 14, 2005 2005 SPECKLED PERCH FESTIVAL 7


Staff photos/Debra Sfnythe
Special Forces of Stuart came to Okeechobee on Saturday,
March 12, to represent the military during the Speckled
Perch Festival and parade.
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This 1950 Chevy owned by Bob Keller was on display during
the Speckled Perch Festival held in downtown Okeechobee
This rodeo clown took time out from the rodeo to ride in the in Flagler Park on Saturday, March 12, as part of the Antique
Speckled Perch Parade held in downtown Okeechobee on Car Show. Several people displayed their older modeled cars
Saturday, March 12. to the delight of everyone walking down memory lane.
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The American Legion Post 64 proudly rode their jeep in the Speckled Perch Festival Parade
held on Saturday, March 12, pulling armory behind them.


The Citizens Observation Patrol (C.O.R) rode along in the Speckled Perch parade on Saturday,
March 12, in downtown Okeechobee. As members of the community they want everyone to know
that they are here for your safety and they encourage participation In the prevention of crime.


The ROTC walked the parade route during the Speckled Perch Parade held on Saturday,
March 12, in a very proud formation.


Campers from the KOA took part in the Speckled Perch Parade held on Saturday, March
In downtown 'Okeech.obee.


During the 2005 Speckled Perch Festival on Saturday, March 12, many people were shopping During the Speckled Perch Parade held on Saturday, March 12, fire trucks came from all over
at the craft and food stands, located in Flagler Park, before and after the parade. as part of the parade including this one from the Indian Reservation.

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Sports Briefs

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
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.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will hold their fourth annual
Kid's Day benefit bass tourna-
ment on March 20 at the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
Boats will take to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-
ins at 2 p.m.
The entry fee into the team
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 restau-
rants; or, by contact Bill at (863)
763-2926.
The total payout will be for
the top six places, and first- and
second-place big fish winners.
The tournament will have a 70
percent payout based on a 50
boat field. If there is a full field,
first place will receive $1,200;


second 'place will receive $800;
third place will'receive $500;
fourth place will receive $300;
fifth place will receive $200 and
sixth place will receive $150. The
big fish award will be $350. Sec-
;ond 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.


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At the Movies
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The following movies are now .' .
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at7 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 Thurs-
day 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 Thurs-
day 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; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863.1 763-
7202.


Briefs

Redirection Center
needs volunteers
Do you have. a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have.ajob skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you. belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would 'like to
spread the w ord? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldnridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
ted south .
Need help paving for quality
child care?

Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you ha%"e time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
traine-d and ce tied b\ the
Supiemen Court bofFlori.,lJIfyou
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and \want more information
on the program please call Andrea
Bernenderfer at 1561 i 871 -5305.

Children's ranch
plans yard sales
E\ervy Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday and some Saturdays
yard sales will he held at the Real
Life Children's Ranch. 7777 U.S.
4-41 S.E., from 9 a m. until 2--p.m.
Items for sale include clothing, fur-
niture and baby stuff. For informrna-
tion, call Rosie at .S63) 763-4242.

IRCC offers free
adult education
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic educatiort'GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendrv
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
MondaN and Wednesday from 10
a.rn 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.WV. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center offers a service
known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age, who may need
special education services. The"
primary focus is on 3- and 4-year-
old children not yel in a school set-
ling. Child Find provides free
screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For more information,
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Lost 135
Give Away 14,1
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Special Notices 155
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FOUND: DOG, neutered
male, call to describe.
(863)357-3225


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 male white long hair w/
blue eyes needs his family
(863)801-3433 or
(863)801-1820
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. (863)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both V/ bull-
dog, V/2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any.' info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-


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

FREE BUNNIES
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you must haul.
(863)673-2697
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RIDING, MOWER, Crafts-
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VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
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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,
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment.
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391


CLERICAL
Must be bilingual must
have computer skills
salary depending on
Experience!
(863)467-8899

Servers, Cooks & Buffet
Workers
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

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
(800)273-5598
Delivery/furniture
assembly person'needed for
Badcock Furniture.
Apply in person @
512 WN Park Street.
No phone calls.

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.
SDrug 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
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.

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

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.
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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 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 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.

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
etroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike )863)763-9383
9FWP



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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-
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Money Lenders 310'
Tax Preparation 315




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


Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
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



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts -Supplies 58'5
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600E
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 6?5
JHousehold Itemss 6.:i]
Jewelry ':25
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 65C
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies
Services 670
Photography 675.
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & S.upplies 855
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- 21/
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
JUKEBOX
Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
$1500
(863)467-6573


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

MED CHEST FREEZER
like new
$150
(863)467-1788



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


REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
diiii:,-i Almond color.,$250
l '". i:57-0894

REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
150 1863)946-6605.
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
,rrnire Side By Side.
"-: u Exc. cond. $600.
1.63)675-2010.
WASHER & DRYER- GE
jirTi,-li good condition
$200 firm
i .63)467-7953
WASHER Kenmore, white,
r, ., duty, super capaci-
', :,od cond. $150
c',63)763-3024.



TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
'n-r 1363)946-1794.



BICYCLE- 24", Schwiinhn, 5
.pond. $40. (863)824-


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
t|i ,' I ie new, never used,
i ., i.63)763-0151.

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
,if'- excellent condition,
.4.ii ,i.63)824-7033.

BIKE., Wheeler, #87 Tay-
i', 1rek Lodge. Located
i1 2,."0 Hwy. 441 SE

HUFFY 26"- balloon tire
,',ir, i,;k stand and sta-
i,oii.nrv cycle stand. New,
363)763-2935.



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/O
CL. $70 will sep.
(863)763-6216
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 521/4wx49/4H R/
O. CL/COL. $70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 52Wx493H.
$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.


READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


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

SCRUBS-s 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 & R drower :dresser.
$275 ..s. ; -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.
DESK WITH HUTCH
Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
(863)610-0020.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
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
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
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



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. .
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basement and/or gar-
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EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.
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
DONKEY- JENNY
5yrs. old
very gental Coggins Test
$300 (863)467-0613
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1$64
or 863-673-0476.
JACK RUSSEL- 6 1 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.
JYORKIE 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. ;


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

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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 9201
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 931)
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.


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.




FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 lbs. Ap-
prox. 12 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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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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Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans,
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984
TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.
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


DOUBLEWIDE- 3br, 2ba,
1982 Barrington, all appli-
ances, must be moved,
$8000. (772)879-9486.
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
1 863-357-6379
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FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692
POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star DE, $75. (863)467-
6573




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



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
SNAP ,ON WIRE FEED
WELDER w/alum. spool
gun 300amp. 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704


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 -4c
Farm Equipment 805S
Farm Feed-Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous e15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825b
Farm Supplies '
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer "35
Horses 8410
Landscaping
Supplies 45
Lawn & Garden P85(
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 060
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



Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113


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.


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


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.

OKEECHOBEE 3BR 1 / BA
$900.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024
OKEECHOBEE 2BR 11/2BA
$800.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024



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


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.




FOR RENT
Waterfront 2/1.5 in
Treasure Island for
RENT. $1,000/Month.
First/Last and $600
Security. No pets
please.


Pippin Properties
Realty

863-763-3566



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005c
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 101.,
Farms Sale 1IL'"
Houses Sale 1)j:5
Hunting Property 103"
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10 "
Lots Sale 1CIu5
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 105l5
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 105-5
Resort Property -
Sale 100lr
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1 ri






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.


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'x1l00' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide MW
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
AB111 AU 237
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts .')10
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. Fl/room, Waterfront
$5800 (865)924-9228



Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3lO30
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 DOCKAGE $200 Mo.
safe, private & affordable
located near the Ortona
Lock off of the Caloosa-
hatchee River
(863)675-7080

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 .

KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
sweater, $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

V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trlr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054


ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Sips. 4, w/bath, appl.,
solar charger & roof A/C.
$2000 (863)467-7081

AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV.
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607


CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.

SCREEN ROOM, Free
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607



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

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.!12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 14, 2005
r4


automobiless 4005

.-tos Wanted 4010
ssic Cars 4015
1 .ommercial Trucks 4020
I construction
Squipment 402:*
gn Cars 4030I
.F or Wheel Drive 4035
Seavy Duty Trucks 4040
iirts Repairs 4045
SIckup Trucks 4050O
S.Sport Utility 405,5
wractor Trailers 4061
i4kIlity Trailers 4V065
Mns ~ 40 u

^^--Autmobles 400


,. BUICK LESABRE '92
'Good c condition. All electric.
4 135ci 863-467-5612


CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red. Auto, runs Excellent,
1 30u, 38 MPG Hwy.
S$1885 (863)763-6591.

1a FORD ESCORT
'- '96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.

FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
0200. Firm (863)805-8789

" FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or best offer.
(863)447-0384


P 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

8 CUTLASS SL, '94,
Ihs, good body, tires, a/
b, $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.
CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-.CP-050


In Re: The Estate of
MARTHA OPAL KERR,
a/k/a OPAL L. KERR,
a/k/a OPAL KERR,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary. Summary)
(Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of MAR-
THA OPAL KERR, a/k/a/ OPAL L.
KERR, a/k/a OPAL KERR, de-
ceased, File Number 2005-CP-
050, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, O that.the decedent's date of death
was January 30, 2004; that the to-
tal value of the estate is
$28,000.00, that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
MARGIE K. RYBURN
3421 W. Whiteland Road
Bargersville, IN 46106
JAMES M. KERR
2688 N.W. 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims
within this court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW,
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILE TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 14, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
James M. Ketr
2688 N.W. 2nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
By: Tom W. Conely, Ill
Florida Bar No. 096482
559866 ON 3/14;3/21


BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
ing S300 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.


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basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breezel


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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 (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953

TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379

TRUCK TOPPER
L-88// w-60V2
$25
(863)697-8547

WERE inI


Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
afor, 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
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purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2004-CA-197
BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO NATIONSBANK,
Plaintiff, et.al.,
vs
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY;
ELSIE LEASE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED
PROVENCE ANK/A MILDRED S.
PROVENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MILDRED PROVENCE AK/A
MILDRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursol-
ant to a Final Judgement o Fore-
closure dated January 18, 2005,
and entered in Case No. 2004-CA-
197, of the Circuit Court of the
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NA-
TIONSBANK, is a Plaintiff and
PAUL BONKOSKY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL BONKOSKY; EL-
SIE LEASE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ELSIE LEASE; MILDRED PRO-
VENCE AK/A MILDRED S. PRO-
VENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MILDRED PROVENCE A/K/A MIL-
DRED S. PROVENCE; ANCIENT
OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
St., Okeechobee, Fl, at11:00 AM
on March 24, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment to wit:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 17,
BUILDING 5, ANCIOIT OAKS
RV RESORT 1, ACCORDING
TO TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 255, PAGE
916,'OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH A 1984
PARK MOBILE HOME
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
S By: /s/ Debbie Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
557002 ON 03/07,14/05


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CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida, will meet on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee. Flori-
da. Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Variance (Application No.
05-001-V) submitted by property owner John Whidden, President of
Whidden Enterprises, Inc. The purpose of the variance is to allow for
parking or loading space to open directly onto a public street (Section 90-
511 (e)(2)). The subject property is approximately 0.162 acres and is lo-
cated at 221 Northeast Park Street. The legal description is Lot 12 of
Block 153, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book5, Page 5, Pub-
lic Records, Okeechobee County, Florida. This application was tabled at
the February 22, 2005 Board of Adjustment Meeting.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the Gen-
eral'Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Be advised this is the only public hear-
..j ,;, m 1.i, 7,g ,,i r,, .:, 1 -I 3i] ",. I|,,l T,,-,f| ..11 serve as the de-
,. ,:,,-, ,~ ,,,, ,' ,.., ,r, :. ,:ir i .: rr, r .. .1:'"'......" ,:r deny the above
Applicationss.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of Adjustments with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Florida Statute 286.26, persons with.disabilities needing special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-
3372 x 218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida
Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or 1-800-955-8770
(VOICE) for assistance.
BY: John R. Cook, Interim Zoning Administrator
558731 ON 3/7,14/05


DODGE 1500 '99 AT, AC,
Cruise, running grears
fine, needs '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
**-******* ** *

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your used items in the
classified.


P ~ic Ntic


CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Planning Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet on
Tuesday March 22, 2005 at 7,30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SErd Avenue, in the Council
Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be considered at
this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-
002-R submitted by Mark Goodbread on behalf of KMJ of Okeechobee
Inc. The application is to change the zoning designation from Residential
Single Family One (RSF-1) to Residential Multiple-Family (RMF) for va-
cant property located in the 300 Block of Northeast 9th and 10th Streets.
Legal description being Lots 14 through 19 of Block 32 and Lots 7
through 19 of Block 35, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 5 acre(s).
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Rezoning Application No.
05-003-B submitted by property owner Frank Altobello, Trustee. The ap-
plication is to change zoning designation from Holding to Residential
Multiple Family (RMF) for unplatted vacant property. Legal description
being: the East 9.9 acres lying North of Southwest 6th Street and South
of Southwest Park Street in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida being described as follows: Beginning
at the Southwest comer of the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page
1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, bear Westerly
along the North right-of-way line of Southwest 6th Street a distance of
288.9 feet more or less; thence bear Northerly along a line parallel to the
Westerly right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad as locat-
ed along the East boundary of the Altobello Trust to the intersection with a
line and the extension thereof, 100.0 feet South of and parallel to the
South boundary of the land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 997.6 feet more or
less; thence bear Easterl along a line parallel to the South boundary line
of that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida to the intersection with a line ly-
ing 70.0 feet East of and parallel to the East boundary line of property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida a distance of 49.7 feet more or less; thence bear Norther-
ly along line and the extension thereof lying 70.0 feet East of the East
boundary of the property described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public
Record of Okeechobee County Florida, to the intersection with a curve
concaving to the Northwest in the South right-of-way line of Southwest
2nd Street, a distance of 540.8 feet more or less; thence Northeasterly
along arc of said curve and the right-of-way of Southwest 2nd Street to
the intersection with the South right-of-way line of Southwest Park Street,
a distance of 338.4 feet more or less; thence Easterly along the South
right-of-way line of Southwest Park Street to the intersection with the
West right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad right-of-way
a distance of 123.0 feet; thence bear Southerly along said West right-of-
way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad, a distance of 1043.3 feet;
thence bear Westerly along the South right-of-way line of the Sea Board
Coast Line right-of-way and the South line of the property described in
O.R, Book 463 Page 1488, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, to the Northwest comer of the property described in O.R. Book 316
Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of
95.2 feet; thence bear Southerly along the West line of the property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 316 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, to the intersection with the property described in O.R.
Book 452 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a
distance of 695.1 feet; thence bear Westerly to the Northwest comer of
the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 50.4 feet; thence bear South-
erly along the West line of the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page
1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of
76.17 feet more or less to the point of beginning.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the Gen-
eral Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves
as a recommendation board. All items considered are forwarded with
their recommendation to the City Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on
Tuesday, April 19, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. General Services Department tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the department. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later
than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x
218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Ser-
vice Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for
assistance.
BY: John R. Cook, Interim Zoning Administrator
558737 ON 3/7,14/05


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


GEO TRACKER '91, auto,
Soft top, Chrome Saw

$600 863-634-5914.
Join all the people who say,
"I sold it in the classifieds."


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


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

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Community Events


urch hosts homecoming revival
.,'There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Missionary
tist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist Rick Scarlett, pastor
the Calvary Baptist Church in Deltona/Osteen on-March 20-25 at
:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, there will be a dinner starting at noon.
fiursery will be provided each night. For information, call Netty Joyn-
at (863) 763-5845.

collaborativee council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
hared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
ay, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610
t;W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the commu-
ity to identify issues, collaborate 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
ht (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

..unchbox Lecture series continues
iThe parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend
,Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
hD., 'LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be 6n adolescence and

office 323 North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. You are
.ked to bring your lunch, but beverages will be provided. Lunchbox
Itures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
kad sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Upcoming


lectures will focus on sex education for teens/parents, sexual preda-
tors, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and techniques to use for
children that are self mutilating. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and
the lectures will begin promptly at noon. For information, call the
Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-5877.'

Radio Club sponsors testing session

The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Development
Center, 7200 U.S. 441 N., on March 23. Testing will start at 7 p.m., and
will be held in the conference room. The fee is $14 per test session and
$14 for a retake. You must bring: any existing amateur license; a photo
I.D.; $14 cash, or check made out to "ARRL VEC"; and, if you have a
license your FRN number. For information, contact Joan Robbins
(KG4YEJ) at (863) 467-3037 or godfirst@strato.net.

Church hosts play on the Last Supper

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

Fundraiser for planned Bobi O'Neill

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


AARP driver safety course offered

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

Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt

The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will libe
having an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on Sat-
urday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Children are asked to be at
the church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog and soda for lunch. The
Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. The children will be
separated by age divisions: 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-11. Parents are
asked to stay. There will be prizes, and other activities for the entire
family.

Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs

The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is beginning
their annual peanut butter Easter Egg sale. Our large eggs sell for $3.50.
They are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name written on
them. Our small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated with a flower
To place an order, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 357-0415. Place orders
in advance and the order will be delivered to your home or office
Orders will be taken through March 26.


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

opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


Come in and fill out a contractors
informationn sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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led yuto te best
Sp~roducts and services.


I Public Notice


0


CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: Tr. ..: ,.., ., ,. .r the City of Okeechobee will
meet on Tuesi p i p m or as soon thereafter as
possible The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the
Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida Items to be consid-
ered at this public meeting are.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No 05-003-SSA
submitted by Mark Goodbread on behalf of KMJ of Okeechobee, Inc. The
application is t- .,i the Future Land Use design ....
Family (SF) to l Ir I- i (MF) for vacant property .,, .
Blocko Northeast 9th and '11, i,,., i..,.1 ,1., ,..,,, i. ,,,,,,l ,.1
through 19 of Block 32 and i ,,,,I 1 1 I ,
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e ve,,pm 'nt o. i,' ,m i,,y ,t The proposed use of the property is for
development of multi-family type dwellings
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small
Scale Futuie Land Use Map Amedment Application No. 05-004-SSA
submitted by property owner Frank Allobello, Tustee Tile application is
to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to
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Southwest Park Street in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
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Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, bear Westerly along the
North right-of-way lire of Southwest 6th Street a distance of 288.9 feet
more or less: thence bear Northerly along a line parallel to the Westerly
right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad as located along
the East boundary of the Altobello Trust to the intersection with a line and
the extension thereof. 100.0 feet South of and parallel to the South boun-
dary of the land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 997 6 feet more or less;
thence bear Easterly along a line parallel to the South boundary line of
that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida to the intersection with a line lying 70.0
feet East of and parallel to the East boundary line of property described in
O.R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flonda
a distance of 49.7 feet more or less; thence bear Northerly along line and
the extension thereof lying 70.0 feet East of the East boundary of the
property described ir 0 R. Book 293 Page 257, Public Record of Okee-
chobee County Florida, to the intersection with a curve concaving to the
Northwest in the South right-of-way line of Southwest 2nd Street, a dis-
tance of 540.8 feet more or less; thence Northeasterly along arc of said
curve and the right-of-way of Southwest 2nd Street to the intersection
with the South right-of-way line of Southwest Park Street, a distance of
338.4 feet more or less; thence Easterly along the South right-of-way line
of Southwest Park Street to the intersection with the West right-of-way
line of the Sea Board Coast Line Railroad right-of-way a distance of
123.0 feet; thence bear Southerly along said West right-of-way line of the
Sea Board Coast Line Railroad, a distance of 1043.3 feet; thence bear
Westerly along the South right-of-way line of the Sea Board Coast Line
right-of-way and the South line of the property described in O.R. Book
463 Page 1488, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, to the
Northwest comer of the property described in O.R. Book 316 Page 1439,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 95 2 feet;
thence bear Southerly along the West line of the property described in
O.R. Book 316 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, to the intersection with the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page
1439, Public Records of Okeechobee County, .florida, a distance of
695.1 feet; thence bear Westerly to the Northwest corner of the property
described in O.R. Bcok 452 Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, a distance of 50.4 feet: thence bear Southerly along the
West line of the property described in O.R. Book 452 Page 1439, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,-adistance of 76.17 feet more or
less to the point of beginning. The proposed use of the property is for de-
velopment of multi-family type dwellings.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments to the Land De-
velopment Regulations (LDR's).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the Gen-
eral Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at
(863) 763-3372, extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves
as a recommendation board. All items considered are forwarded with
their recommendation to the City Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on
Tuesday, April 5, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no
later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-
3372 x 218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida
Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or 1-800-955-8770
(VOICE) for assistance.
BY: John R. Cook, Interim Zoning Administrator
558734 ON 3/7,14/05