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Vol. 96 No. 74 Tuesday, March 15, 2005 504 Plus tax


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. The number is (863)


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Rodeo memories: Bull riding was a favorite

Code board to

hear 17 cases

Mahon wins
bass tourney
An excited Dave Mahon
knew that he had a good
amount of fish Sunday before
he came to the scales. What
he didn't realize was that his
26.06 lb. bag of bass, added to
his Saturday catch of 12.70
lbs., would jump him from
seventh place into first place
at the two-day Headturners
3.com tourney at Okee-Tantie
Sports, Page 6


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Drought Index
Current: 545
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.93 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.19 feet


South Florida Water Manage-
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feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword ...... ..8
Obituaries ......... .3

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Steer wrestling takes speed,
$4,536.25 purse for this event.

Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
strength and teamwork. Six cowboys divided up a

Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo recap

The dust has settled, the trail-
ers are gone and the bruises and
bumps are healing. The 2005 Cat- -
tlemen's Spring Rodeo is now his-
tory. As always, it will be talked
about for months to come. The
final results of the individual i
events are as follows:
Bareback riding: (1) Kyle Bow-
ers $1,045; (2) Heath Ford -
$783.75; (3) Rowdy Buechner -
$522.50 and (4) Heith Crum -
$261.25. i
Saddle bronc riding: (1) Jim
Burnette $1,121; (2) Cody Martin16
- $840.75; (3) Josh Hunt $560.50
and (4) G.B. Oliver- $280.25.
Bull riding: (1) Chad Smith -
$1228.92; (2) Danny Varnadore -
$931; (3) Buskin Wilson -
$670.32; (4) tie Jason Creek-
more $353.78 and Matt Clemons
- $353.78; (6) tie- Blaine Whipp '
$93.10 and Bryan Quber- $93.10. .
Steer wrestling: (1) Jason
Miller $1,315.51; (2) Ty Talsma '
$1,088.70; (3) Clay Mindemann -
$861.89; (4) tie Jeff Miller -
$521.67 and Justen Nokes -
$521.67 and (6) Les Shepperson -
Tie down roping: (1) tie Cliff .
Goodrich $1,485.32 and Bryan Bareback bronc riders went airborne when these wild
horses exploded from the chutes. Four riders split
See Rodeo-Page 2 $2,612.50 in winnings.

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The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 17 cases at
their monthly meeting tonight
at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.
There are six cases under
the heading of new business.
Arnold and Shirley Lewis
have been charged with con-
struction without a permit,
unauthorized use of land and
an impervious surface violation
on their Palm Creek Estates
Teresa Lynn Hadler is
charged with having over-
growth on her SE 25th Drive
Craig and Leah Wells were
cited by code enforcement offi-
cers for having abandoned
vehicles, construction without
a permit, unauthorized occu-
pancy of an RV and illegal
movement of a structure on

their Viking property.
Rafael Nieves was charged
with unauthorized occupancy
of an RV and construction of a
shed without a permit. The
property in question is located
on NW 167 Ct.
Kenneth Fuller has been
charged with accumulations of
trash and debris on his SE 57th
Drive property.
Edward Pineda and Eleazer
Gomez are charged with care
of premises, inoperable vehi-
cles, construction of a shed
without a permit, having farm
animals and storing semi-
trucks and trailers on their Dixie
Ranch Acres property.
, The board will consider
three items of old business.
In September of 2003, Betty
Montain and Elvis and Beryl
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Catching bubbles
Rocky Wise, 3, tried to catch the bubbles at the bubble
station Thursday, March 10 at Peace Lutheran Preschool.
The bubble station was one of three stations that the
children visited as part of March of Dimes WonderWalk.

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News Briefs

Applicants needed
for citizen boards
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.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.
Tax rebate
deadline nears
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 Homebuyer's
classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 azm. at
the USDA Service Center, 454 U.S.
98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or information,
call (863) 763-5507, ext. 503.
Fantasy 5
rolls over
matched all five numbers in the
"Fantasy 5" game, the Florida Lot-
tery said Monday.
The 284 tickets matching 4-of-5
numbers will collect $766.50 each.
Another 8,965 tickets matching
3-of-5 won $9, and 88,446 tickets
won a Quick Pick ticket for picking
The numbers drawn Sunday
night were 1-3-19-22-28.
Cuban migrants land
on Loggerhead Key
KEY WEST (AP) Thirty-one
Cuban migrants landed Monday
morning on an unpopulated island
that is part of the remote Dry Tortu-
gas National Park, Coast Guard offi-
cials said.
Park managers held the
migrants until the Coast Guard
arrived at the unpopulated Logger-
head Key, which is about 70 miles
west of Key West. The Cubans
were later taken to Key West and
are in Customs and Border Control
custody. Their conditions were not
immediately available.
Under the United States' wet-
foot, dry-foot policy, Cubans who
are intercepted at sea are usually
returned, while those who reach
land are usually allowed to stay.

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McClellan $1,485.32; (3) Ronnie
Davis $1,064.95; (4) Bill Warner -
$784.70; (5) tie Carmine Nastri -
$261.56, Paul Yorks $261.56 and
Wade Strayer $261.56.
Barrel Race: (1) Heather Kuhn
- $1,333.58; (2) tie Raynell Arron
- $1,047.81 and Sabra O'Quinn;
(4) Layna Kight $825.55; (5)
Lacey McCarthy $635.04; (6)
Heidi Meuwissen $508.03; (7)
Doreen Wintermute $381.02; (8)
tie Jody Nelson $222.26 and
Sabrina Hawk $222.26 and (10)
SallyYoung $127.01.
Saturday Bull riding day
money: Michael Riggs, Jr., Blaine
Whipp, Danny Varnadore, Jason
Creekmore, Bryan Ouber and
Chad Smith $158.33 each.
Sunday Bull riding day money:
Buskin Wilson and Matt Clemons
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Underwood were charged with
having an unsafe structure and
overgrowth on their Dewberry
Gardens property. This case was
continued from the February
board meeting.
The case of Fred and Alicia
Espada was also continued from
the February meeting. They are
charged with having an unautho-
rized number of dwellings per lot
on NE 342 Trail.
Larry and Alma Wright were
cited by code enforcement offi-
cers for having an abandoned
vehicle, trash and overgrown
bushes as well as a violation of

Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Bull riding was a fan favorite at this year's Cattlemen's
Spring Rodeo. Seven cowboys earned $3,724 in this danger-
ous event.

the solid waste ordinance. The
property in question in located on
NE 15 Avenue.
The board is scheduled to
impose fines on six cases.
Marie Pittman faces a fine for
having an inoperable vehicle,
trash and debris and overgrown
bushes on her NW 33rd Avenue
At the last board meeting,
Patricia Julian, was given until
March 13 to clean up her NW 4th
Street property
Vera Suggs faces a $25 a day
fine unless her Four Seasons
property is cleaned up. John and
Olivia Ogilvie face a fine if trash
and debris and an inoperable
vehicle are not removed from
their NW 74th Terrace property.

At their February meeting, the
board decreed that Lonnie Craft
and Karen Wine had until March
13 to remove a derelict mobile
home from their NW 160th Street
property. Otherwise, they would
face a $50 a day fine.
The board could subject Victor
Martin to a fine if he has not
brought his S.R. 70 E. property
into compliance and removed
inoperable vehicles.
At their Feb 15 meeting, the
board decided that the $73,110
fine accrued on property owned
by Robert and Selena Treadway
would be reduced to $10,000 pro-
vided that the fine is paid by
March 13 and that the property is
cleaned up and a building permit
is obtained.

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Seminole students enjoyed the Children's Museum

Seminole students and staff
used last week for a final bit of
preparation for FCAT, but also
had a great -
deal of fun dur-
ing FCAT Spirit f
Week. Each
practice day
came com-
plete with a
theme. Mon-
day was "Team Up for FCAT" with
plenty of students' favorite team
shirts and hats displayed around
campus. Crazy socks were the
attire for Tuesday with "Sock it to
FCAT Day". Western wear was
the garb for Wednesday as stu-
dents and staff were decked out
for "Lasso the FCAT" Day. Despite
the stormy weather, everyone
was "Catchin' That FCAT Wave"
with plenty of tropical' shirts,
shorts, and hats on Thursday. The
week was completed with "Go
Seminole, Score High on FCAT"
Day. School spirit was seen
throughout campus with students
dressed in their school tee shirts.
Students are certainly ready for
FCAT now and will be giving their
best effort on these important
The FCAT after-school tutorial
program for our third, fourth, and
fifth grade students completed
last week. Nearly 90 students have
used the extra time to practice
reading and math skills needed to
help each be more successful on
the FCAT. A special thank you
goes to the parents and guardians
who supported the program dur-
ing the past five months.
Our next PTO meeting will be
held Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
in the cafeteria. Plans for our April
15 Family Fun Night.will be dis-
cussed. Kindergarten students
will be providing the evening's
entertainment. Everyone is invit-
ed to attend.

Kindergarten students had a
wonderful time on their trip to
the Children's Museum in
Sebring. They enjoyed the doc-
tor's office with crutches, wheel
chairs, and x-rays. Students also
enjoyed working in the grocery
store as the cashier and stock
clerk. Some of the students
dressed up in the princess dress-
es, put on make-up and acted on
the stage. The maze was a
favorite with some of the stu-
dents. Thank you to the parents
who helped chaperone the field
Kindergarten students also
enjoyed their trip to the Yearling
Middle School Agriculture Field
Day. Thank you to all the middle
school FFA students who escort-
ed us around and gave us lots of
information about plants and
Mrs. Peterson's students have
started theme nine in reading.
They will learn about the letters
V, J, and E. They are going to
make a volcano for the letter V.
They are working hard on those
letters, sounds and sight words.
Parents, keep practicing at home
as well. The Student of the Week
this. week is Anthony Mandu-
jano. Last week's representative
was Ty'Kierria Hudson.
Mrs. Jordan's students are
working very hard on the letters
Ee and li. They are listening for
the difference in the sound of the
two letters. The students made
green and orange elves from the
letter E to help them remember
that sound. The students are
learning important personal
information to become mem-
bers of the Five Star Club. When.
a child becomes a member of
this special club, Mrs. Jordan vis-
its the child's home -to help him

celebrate. The members of the
Five Star Club are Morgan Bolan,
James Thomas, Kaitlyn Powell,
Zachary Gopher, and Zachary
Whittier. Congratulations, stu-
dents on a job well done! The
Students of the Week for March
have been James Cummings
and Zachary Gopher. These stu-
dents have shown exemplary
behavior and good character for
the previous week. The student
representing the Character
Counts pillar of responsibility is
Martha Morse. She is very
responsible in returning her
homework and other important
papers. She takes very good care
of her supplies and is conscien-
tious about her work. Congratu-
lations, Martha! -
Ms. Themm's class read
"Going on a Bear Hunt". We
made bear hats. When it was
time to read about Blue's adven-
tures (Blue is the class bear that
goes home with the children to
help them write about what hap-
pens at home), he was lost. He
left us a note leading us to where
to find him. We went on a bear
hunt solving clues to help get
Blue back. His notes led us to the
music room, art room, the play-
ground, library, Mrs. Mitchell's
class, Mrs. Johnson's class and
Miss Walkers' class. He was
finally found in the principal's
office. The children were glad-he
was found! Cheyenne Vinson is
the Star of the Week. Bethanie
Billie is the Character Counts
representative for respect.
Mrs. Johnson's class was very
excited about the field trip to
Yearling Middle School. Her class
is learning and writing about,
many different kinds of animals.
They also had a wonderful expe-
rience at the Children's Museum
in Sebring and can't wait to use

their free passes to go back.
Ms. Leinonen's Student of the
Week for last week was Ricky
Perez. This week is Julie Arnold.
The character Counts for respon-
sibility is Erick Santibanez.
Mrs. Blair's class has made St.
Patrick's Day rainbow mobiles
with shamrocks at the end of our
rainbows. Our Character Counts
representative for February was
Riley Craig. Our Students of the
Week have been Gage Leach
and Jessica Pittman.
Mrs. Brown's class is begin-
ning a unit on measurement and
learning many interesting facts
about St. Patrick's Day. They will
conclude this learning experi-
ence with a celebration next
week. We are learning "Things
about Town" in the reading
series. The students are making
books as well as reading from
the guided reading series.

First Grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
reading class have been reading
about the adventures of Little
Bear in the series of books by
Else Holmelund Minarik. In sci-
ence they are learning about
matter, forces and energy. They
have predicted whether certain
items would sink or float when
placed in water and have
enjoyed exploring with magnets.
They are learning about volca-
noes and what happened to the
city of Pompeii in the book,
"Vacation Under the Volcano".
Congratulations to Student of
the Week, Anna Torres and Uly-
ses Reyes,

Second Grade
Congratulations to Ailyn Gar-
cia and Elizabeth Diaz for being
Mrs. McClanahan's

Students of the Week. Ailyn
wants to be a teacher and Eliza-
beth an artist. The students are
excited about choosing from the
AR store this week. They receive
points for reading and passing a
test on certain books. With the
points they.may purchase items.
In math they are studying the
calendar. Please reinforce the
concept of date and day by ask-
ing your child questions when
using the calendar in your home.
Remember to keep your child
reading nightly.
Students of the Week in Mrs.
Koff's class are Alejandro Jaimes
and Rachel Alejandro. Congratu-
lations to these two fine students
who display what a Seminole
student should be. Mrs. Koff is
very proud of her class for their
participation in FCAT Spirit
Week. They had 75 percent par-
ticipation for Team Shirt/Hat Day
and 93 percent for Crazy Sock
Day. They were had the highest
participation in the entire school
for Team Shirt/Hat Day and top
in the grade for Crazy Sock Day.
Praise also goes to the students
for putting forth great effort on
the Sat-10 test we took this
week. What a great group! In
math, they are working on calen-
dars and continuing to work on
telling time. Parents, please
check papers brought home
each day. A few minutes of extra
help goes a long way.

Third Grade
Third graders have been very
busy at Seminole Elementary
lately. Mrs. Dixon has challenged
all third graders to memorize
their multiplication facts. If they
reach this goal, they will be invit-
ed to attend an ice cream party
with Mrs. Dixon. The students
have .really been working hard

and practicing.
We would like to congratu-
late our Students of the Week for
the week of Feb. 21st. They were
Brian Delapaz for Mrs. Cold-
iron's class, Myrick Puenta for
Mrs. Smith's class, Ana Huerta
for Mrs. Padgett's class, Nathan
Gibson for Ms. Martin's class,
Angel Hernandez for Mrs.
Lowe's class, and Alex Nunez for
Mrs. McCranie's class. For the
week of Feb. 28th the Student's
of the Week were LaKendra
Williams for Mrs. Coldiron's
class, Wyatt Raulerson for Mrs.
Smith's class, Odon Benitez for
Mrs. Padgett's class, Danielle
Johnston for Ms. Martin's class,
Crystal Chapa for Mrs. Lowe's
class, and Jose Duran for Mrs.
McCranie's class.

Fourth Grade
Fourth grade students are in'
the final stretch of preparing for'
the FCAT Tests. Everyone is
working hard to get all those last
minute facts and information
into place to use on March 14.'
Mrs. Tomlinson's class is-review-
ing math skills as well as reading
skills. Her class will be working
orn last minute strategies by play-
ing "Who Wants to Pass the
FCAT?" game. This game is
based on the popular show,
"Who Wants to be a Million-
aire?" Students will be using
their knowledge of reading and
math to answer questions that
are similar to the FCAT. This
activity is fun and relieves a bit of;
the stress that comes with FCAT
while reinforcing that students:
know more than they think they
do. .We are also busy rewriting.
some favorite fairy tales into.
plays. The students will be doing.
impromptu performances 'of
their play for their class.


Norman N.
Compton, Sr.
Norman N. Compton, Sr., age
85, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Feb. 12, at his home. He was born
in Sumter, S.C., and was a son of
the late Jim Henry Compton, Sr.
and Clara Haley Compton.
He was a World War II veteran
and was in the first wave to, go
ashore on.D-Dav. He was wound-
ed at the t.auite of the ulge and
awarded the Purple Heart. After
the war he went to work for B&O
railroad, and Southern railroad,
before going to work for E.I.
DuPont. He retired in 1985, and
with his wife Minnie Ruth moved
to Okeechobee. With the encour-
agement of his wife he went to
work for Wal-Mart in the sports
department and became a fishing
consultant. He loved to share his
knowledge of fishing with others.
He retired from Wal-Mart last year
after working for them for about
20 years. He wrote an article with
Mr. B. to talk about where the fish
were biting and what type of bait
to use. He answered any ques-
tions that might have been print-
ed in the 'Okeechobee News'
about fishing.
He was preceded in death by:
his wife of 59 years, Minnie Ruth
Berry Compton.
Surviving are: three daughters,
Norma C. Leadingham of Lime-
stone, Tenn., Dannell C. Stefanick
of, Elgranda, Calif. and Victoria C.
Hucker of Landenburg, Pa.; one
son, Norman N. Compton, Jr. of
Boaz, Ala.; one sister, Ethylene
Finley of Sumter, S.C.; one broth-.
er, Warren Compton of Colum-
bia, S.C.; a granddaughter,
Tabitha (Roy) DeVore; great-
granddaughter, Samantha DeVore
of Okeechobee; 'eight more
grandchildren; 13 great-grand-
children; and, one great-great-
Memorial services were held
in Sumter, S.C. at the Elmore Hill
McCreight Funeral Home. He was
laid to rest by his wife Minnie Ruth
in the Davis Family cemetery in
Lee County, S.C.
If anyone would like to make a
donation to the family cemetery
in his memory they can be made
to the Davis Cemetery Fund in
care of Wanada Suaso, 1111 Rain-
bow Circle, Catawba, S.C. 29704.

Patricia M. Dobos
Patricia M. Dobos, age 64, of
Highland, Ind., died Saturday,
March 12, 2005, at her winter resi-
dence in Okeechobee. She was
born Oct. 6, 1940, in East Chica-
go, Ind., Mrs. Dobos had been a
winter resident of Okeechobee
for six years.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 43 years, George' M.
Dobos of Highland, Ind.; sons,
George M. Dobos, Jr. of Hobart,
Ind. and James J. Dobos of High-
land, Ind.; two grandchildren;
four brothers, James Ruble of
Urbandale, Iowa, Bart Ruble of
Balparaiso, Ind., Joseph Ruble of
Phoenix, Ariz. and Thomas Ruble
of Hammond, Ind.; sisters,
Delores Mish of Schererville, Ind.,
Marlene Winkler of Hammond,
Ind., Lilian Peters of Lake Dale,

Ind. and Jeannette Frances of East
Chicago, Ind.
Funeral services and interment
will be in Indiana under the direc-
tion of Fagen Miller Funeral
Home, Highland, Indiana.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Loy Mae Doke
Loy Mae' Doke, age 90, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, March
13, 2005, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. She was born
March 17, 1914, in Eagle Lake, to
Berry and Nellie Mae -Underhill.
She was a homemaker having
moved to Okeechobee from
Clewiston in 1970. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church where she was a very
active member of Lydia Sunday
School Class.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Mose Doke; sister,
Emma Lee Knight; and, brothers,
Ted and Phillip Underhill.
Survivors include: her sister,
Mary (Stewart) Lightsey of Okee-
chobee; and, 14 nieces, and
Graveside funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m., on Wednesday,
March 16, 2005, at Evergreen
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
Lynn Hall
Lynn Hall, age 77, of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, March 14,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital.-.Mr.
Hall was borri March 16, 1927, in.
Miami. He was the owner of
Hall's Refrigeration. Mr. Hall
came to Okeechobee from
Miami in 1963 and he was a
member of the Sacred 'Heart
Catholic Church in Okeechobee.
Mr. Hall served our country in
the US Navy during WWII.
Mr. Hall is survived by: his
wife, Eleanor Hall; one daughter,
Sharlene (Daryl) Mair of Orlando;
three sons, Thomas Hall of Okee-
chobee, Bruce (Gwen) Hall of
Okeechobee, and Gary (Jennifer)
Hall of Orlando; three brothers,
Douglas. Hall 'of Florida, Gerald
Hall of Nashville, Tenn., and Don-
ald Hall of Ft. Lauderdale;, six
grandchildren; and, two great-

Funeral Mass will be held at 10
a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
with Father Hugh Du.ffy. Interment
will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
All services are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
James 'Jim'
Floyd Tramble
James 'Jim' Floyd Tramble,
age 70, of Okeechobee, died Sat-
urday, March 12, 2005, at Rauler-
son. Hospital after a lingering ill-
ness. A native of North Carolina,
he was born Dec. 27, 1934, the
eldest son of Odell Malcolm
Tramble and Nellie Benfield
Tramble of Rhodhiss, N.C. He
was a maintenance worker at
the Seminole Indian Casino in
He was preceded in death by:
his parents; and, wife, Doris
,Swearengin Tramble.
Survivors include: four chil-
dren, Terry Tramble of Granite
Falls, N.C., Ricky Tramble of
Stony Point, N.C., Sherry Kim
Lou of Hollywood and Ramona
Smith of Sawmills, N.C.; eight.
grandchildren; two brothers,
Jerry Tramble of Raleigh, N.C.
and Andrew Tramble of
Sawmills, N.C.; and, two sisters,
Linda Tramble Waugh and Gay-
nen Tramble of Statesville, N.C.'
There will be no visitation or
services. Interment will be in
North Carolina.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Mary June Wittey
Mary June Wittey, age 76, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
March' 12,
2005, at St.
Lucie Medical
Center in Port
St. Lucie. She .
was born May '')'
22, 1928, in
Hamlet, Ind.
Mrs. Wittey
had been a res-
ident of Okee- Mary Jane
chobee since Wittey
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Reginald Wittey, Sr.

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Survivors include: one son,
Reggie Witter, Jr. of Fort Pierce;
three daughters, Marilyn Ledbet-
ter of Port Arthur, Texas, Margaret
(Stanley) Lipfert and Louise
Wittey of Okeechobee; ten
grandchildren; six great-grand-
children; and, sister, Ruth Pratt of
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Tuesday, March
15,.from 2 p.m. until funeral serv-
ice time at 4 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Community Events

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of
the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of the
history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at the
Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted the
small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. Both are also available at the Historical Museum, which is'
open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Faith Farml Thrif stofereopens
The Faith Farm Thrift Store, 1852 S.R. 70 W. has now reopened.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.'
For more information, call (863) 467-4342.

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Give it up Democats
"Give up the hate for the Bush people. I think they should all
be sent away with the ruthless dictator that would cut your
tongue out just for speaking the word freedom. Bill Clinton got
caught lying to the nation, the Republicans did not make a

Election signs
"Ok, the elections are over, lets take the signs down off of
Wolffe Road. There is enough litter there as it is."

Move the parade?
"Parades should be held on the back streets of town, instead
of tying up the whole center of town."

No advertising
"The concert we had at the Catholic Church was very good.
It is just too bad that it wasn't advertised very much. I would
like to know why the Rodeo and concert wasn't held in one
area? Why do your local churches have to host concerts?"

Gas thieves
"I heard on TV this morning that there is a rash of people
leaving the filling stations without paying for their gas especial-
ly since gas prices have increased. They also said that those
people might actually lose their drivers license if they are
caught doing this. This might really catch on because what's
the difference of stealing ten or twenty dollars worth of.gas
than groceries and clothing from stores or snatching old ladies
purses? What is our society coming to when we practically
condone thievery? I believe that those people should have to
pay for the value of what they stole and have their name and
address printed in the paper, plus be required to perform com-
munity service in view of the public and that would be just for
the first offense."

Paintball ministry looking for land
"The land is going like crazy here. I have started a Christian
Paintball ministry in Okeechobee. We were playing on a field
that has been played for over 20 years then it's gone. It's hard
trying to find some land to have our meetings on. How would I
go about trying to contact the county to get permission to have
meetings on behind the industrial park. There's a plot of land
that would be ideal. I currently have about 50 members and it's
awesome to stand in front of them and tell them about our
Lord and Savior while doing something we enjoy. Anyone with
info or suggest somewhere we can meet, I would surely appre-
ciate it. Thank you and God bless you."

Paying their share
"Homeowners have subsidized the cost of OUA services for
apartments, mobile home parks and RV parks for a long time.
OUA has reduced water and sewer rates for homeowners by
making the rest pay their own way ... no more, no less."

FCAT tests
"I am really concerned about the stress and strain on our
children due to the emphasis put on these FCAT tests. I have a
six-year-old who was in tears, crying because she was afraid to
go to school. She was afraid that if she messed up on the test
then she would not get to go on to the next grade with her
classmates. I know that first graders scores are not counted on
FCAT. But this poor child was completely stressed out and she
had to have picked up that fear at the school. Constantly they
are talking about FCAT, and I just don't think it is healthy. How
can kids really learn and enjoy learning, if all the focus is on this

"I really enjoyed the Labor Day Rodeo, but I am worried
about some of the participants we saw injured during the
rodeo, I saw at least two people taken to the hospital. I know
'due to the HIPPA rules, the hospital can't give out information,
but perhaps a relative could update us? A lot of people were at
the rodeo and many are worried. In particular, I would like to
let the girl, who was carrying the flag and had the horse fall on
her, know she is in my prayers."

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Looking back ...
These were the 1996 Cheerleaders for OHS in no certain order: Dawn Wade, Jennifer Clark, Jenny Bailey, Patty Suarez,
Niki Fortier, Shannon Ferrell, Crystal Longen, Tara Douglas, Kiki Howard, Chaka Cope, Ben Bullinton, Bobby Keefe and
Kevin Ratzman.

Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.,
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. atThe Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m.at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. 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
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
Rotary Club 'of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 763-5887 or
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call
Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
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.
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. All board members and affiliates are invited. For infor-
mation, 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.P. 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 informa-
tion, 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.

Community Events

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community
and are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their
playground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more
information, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word. pro-
cessing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and
navigate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes,
contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is, open again. It is located in the back parking lot of
the church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.

Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part
of their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a
group of trained volunteers who respond to local disasters
such as structure fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local citizens in a time of disaster,
please contact Andy or Candace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

Crime Prevention Tip

When emergency vehicles approach, pull to the right and stop
until the vehicle passes.

Community Events

Church hosting yard sale, dinner
Old Regular Baptist Church, 201 S.W. 10th Ave., will be hav-
ing 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 cornbread. Friday's dinner will be steak and gravy or
smothered chicken and two vegetables, roll or cornbread. Sat-
urday's dinner will be spaghetti with meat sauce with corn,
salad, roll or garlic bread. For. information, call Wanda at (863)

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 Furni-
ture, 512 N.W Park St. All Chamber members and their guests
are invited to the business social. For information, call .(863)

Casino Night aids March of Dimes
The March 0' Dimes Casino Night will be.held March .17
from 7 until 11 p.m., and will be hosted by :08 Seconds, 3751
N.E. Fourth Trail. There will be snacks, a cash bar and live enter-
tainment. To take part, you must be 21 years of age. There will
be no monetary winnings, but there will be prize giveaways.
Event sponsorship is $250 and table sponsorships are $150. A
donation of $25 is requested. All proceeds go to the March of
Dimes. For information, contact 'Sharon-Johnson at (863) 634-
i6241 or Jennifer 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 Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of
S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient care in

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

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

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 Captain 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)

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)

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpay-
ers, with special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax
returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working Feb.
14 through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You
need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does not prepare
state income tax returns. For information contact Margaret
Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.

he Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Had cow disease still a concern among U.S. consumers

Mad cow disease has been back
i the news with concerns about
anadian cattle. I checked the Cen-
'r for Disease Control (CDC) web-
te for an update.
According to the CDC, Bovine
?ongiform encephalopathy
3SE), widely referred to as "mad
ow disease," was first diagnosed
11986 in Great Britain. The Depart-
ient continues to work with feder-
I and state partners to conduct sur-
eillance and to prevent .the
itroduction of BSE from foreign
The CDC website provided the
allowing information about Mad
.ow disease.
Question: What is BSE?
Answer: Bovine Spongiform
encephalopathyy (BSE), referred to
i the press as Mad Cow Disease, is
t degenerative neurological dis-
!ase of cattle caused by an abnor-
nal protein called a prion. There is
trong scientific evidence indicating
hat BSE can be transmitted to
humans causing a variant form of
,reutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
'here have been less than 200
iuman cases reported worldwide.


with Katrina Elsken
The risk to human health from BSE
in the United States is extremely
Question: Is BSE Contagious?
Answer: No, it's important to
note that BSE is not a contagious
disease; spread occur through the.
ingestion of infected material, gen-
erally brain or spinal cord tissue.
Question: What has been done
to prevent BSE occurrence in the
United States?
Answer: Since 1989, live rumi-
nants have been prohibited entry
into the United States from coun-
tries that have had cases of BSE.
High-risk ruminant materials from
these countrieshave also been pro-
hibited entry. Since 1997, there has

been an FDA feed ban to prohibit
the use of mammalian protein in'
the production of ruminant feeds.
Question: Do we have BSE in
the United States?
Answer: In December 2003, a
dairy cow went down after calving,
was tested, and was found positive
for BSE in the state of Washington.
This is the only case of BSE ever
reported in the United States and
this animal was traced to a Canadi-
an herd that was sold in a herd sale
dispersal. Although a coordinated,
effective response was made by the
cattle industry, and State and Feder-
al officials, public concern national-
ly and internationally was very
high. Good communications
deflected a panic here, with little
impact on domestic marketing, but
many of our markets around the
world were closed to U.S. beef, a
number of those remaining closed
Question: If we have had only
one case, why increase our testing?
Answer: There has been a pub-
lic outcry for more BSE testing,
with the United States being target-
ed for criticism. Since the Decem-

ber case, an international team of
scientists recommended that we
do a one-time, large-scale testing
effort to detect whether BSE is pres-
ent in the U.S. cattle population
and, if so, at what level.'In response
to this and to further assure the
public and our markets, USDA has
set a goal of testing more than
250,000 target cattle over an 18
month period. This would detect 1
positive case in a million animals
with a 95 percent confidence rate.
Florida's goal is to collect 4,000
samples. As of January 2005,
approximately 189,000 samples
from targeted animals have been
tested in the U.S. and approximate-
ly 1,500 from Florida with no posi-
tive results.
Question: What animals should
be tested?
Answer: Target cattle include
those over 30 months of age which
exhibit at least one of the following:
Downers or non-ambulatory, those
able to stand only for brief periods,
those with nervous signs, and
those condemned, moribund,
emaciated and dead cattle. Cattle
with nervous signs less than 30

months of age may also be tested.
FSIS is now required to test all pre-
slaughter condemned cattle.
Question: What tests are used
and how are results reported?
Answer: Brain tissue samples
are required for testing; thus, there
are no live animal tests. The IHC
test is considered the definitive test
but must be conducted in national
laboratories and may take a week
or more to complete. Recently
rapid tests called ELISA tests
(which can be done within 24
hours) have been approved as
screening tests and our laboratory
in Kissimmee is preparing to run
these tests. The ELISA test will
report negative or inconclusive
results, with inclusive samples
immediately sent to a national lab-
oratory for further testing. Producer
confidentiality is extremely impor-
tant. We are working to ensure that
any inconclusive results are not
reported out with respect to pro-
ducers or even to the state of origin.
Question: How will we identify
cattle to be sampled?
Answer: We are currently work-
ing with renderers who handle the

bulk of these cattle to arrange foJ
sample collection. We are also urg-
ing producers and veterinary prac-
titioners to assist by reporting
downers and other cattle in those
target groups for sample collectionn'
Question: How important is this
Answer: It is important to test as
many target animals in Florida as
possible as part of the national test,
ing program to provide greater
assurance to the consumer public
and to support our domestic and
international marketing of beef.
While BSE is extremely rare in the
United States, without proper test-
ing, we cannot obtain the confi-,
dence of our consumers and our.
domestic and foreign markets. F,
Question: Who do I call to
request testing or receive additional
program information?
Answer: Information about sui-
veillance in Florida: United States
Department of Agriculture, Animlf
and Plant Health Inspection Seid
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l ahon comes from behind to win Headturners bass tourney

iy Lorna Jablonski
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An :., in Dave Mahon knew
S at hl' had a good amount of
I th Sunday before he came to
'i o scales. What lie didn't realize
i as that his 26.06 lb. bag of
bass, added to his Saturday
Mthtch of 12.70 lbs., would jump
fi m from seventh place into first
:place at the two-day Headturn-
dlts 3.com tourney at Okee-
'Nintie Marina.
b! He credited his win to the
tA)ible willow spinnerbait he
6bed. "I caught 40 fish today
ncing three-eighths inch double
Willow spinnerbait. It was
Incredible. I began culling at 9
a.m. By 11:10 a.m. I had caught
ivy last fish," he stated.
I~ Mark Hester went into the
second day of competition in
cscond place with 15.88 lbs. of
lrgemouths. He brought anoth-
g 16.04 lbs. to the scale to
clench the second place spot. "I
ought my limit in 30 minutes,"
1 explained.
Third place went to Doug
Harris with a two-day total of
26.38 lbs. He carried 15.88 lbs. to
the scale on Saturday putting
him into third place after the first
day of competition. He then

brought 10.50 lbs. to the scale on
Sunday to hold on to third place.
Bill Rose once again finished
in the money. He took home
fourth place honors with a two-
day total of 26.20 lbs. of bass.
Rose had 13.30 lbs. on Saturday
placing him in fifth place. He
then moved up to fourth place
with 12.90 lbs. on Sunday.
William Troyer came from
11th place on Saturday with 9.82
lbs. to capture fifth place honors
with another 16.04 lbs. on Sun-
day for a total of 25.86 lbs.
Syd Ropero pulled in the big
fish of the day on Saturday. It
weighed in at 7.24 lbs.
The big fish of the day award
for Sunday went to Mike Dillon
for his 7.52 lb. bass. Tournament
winner Dave Mahon actually had
the big fish of the day at 9.32 lbs.
But tourney rules would not
allow the overall winner to also
win big fish honors.
Thirty-one fishermen com-
peted in this latest Headturn-
ers3.com tourney. There were
262 fish weighing 529.64 lbs.
brought to the scale. The aver-
age fish weighed 2.02 lbs.
The next Headturners3.com
tourney at Okee-Tantie Marina
will take place on April 9-10.
Headturners3.com also

Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Dave Mahon jumped from seventh place to first place when
he brought 26.06 Ibs. of largemouths to the scale Sunday at
the Headturners3.com tournament. His total weight for the
two-day competition was 38.76 Ibs.
announced the kick off event for tin's Marina and Resort in
another of their Trails. The one Clewiston.
man-one boat-one day tourney The "Big Dawg III" is another
will take place on Sunday, April of Headturners3.com's tourna-
24 at Roland and Mary Ann Mar- ments that will take place on

Mark Hester took to the water Sunday morning in second-
place with 15.88 lbs. of bass. He pulled in an additional 16.04
Ibs. on Sunday to clinch second place in the two-day Head-
turners3.com tourney.
July 2, 3 and 4. The first place For further information on the
winner of this tourney will above Trails or the "Big Dawg
receive a 2005 Nissan Titan Open Ill" visit the Headturn-
truck, a bass boat, motor and ers3.com website at Headturn-
trailer. ers3.com.

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)
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.
Second big fish will receive
The remaining 30 percent
will be used to help fund the
'club's 20th annual Okeechobee
Kid's Day Fishing Festival to be
held later this year.

Team Trail
,:slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
'Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin onMay 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-

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

Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current' paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least '
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
For information, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
488-8573, ext. 17336..

Bass tourney
slated for April 2
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
ney on Saturday, April 2 at the
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina. Boaters will take to the
water at safe light and return for
weigh-ins at 3 p.m. First'place is
,guaranteed $1,500. There will be
six places paid and also a big fish
award. Registration is $120 per
boat (teams of 2) and is non-
refundable. This fee includes a
$5 per person Big Fish. Proceeds
will go toward youth-oriented
projects. For further information
call Ron Schmidt at 634-7361 or
Tony Stark at 634-7895.

hosts new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-
man,one-boat,one-day bass
tournament trail beginning on
April 24. The kick off event for
this new trail will take place on
Sunday, April 24 at Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's Marina and
Resort in Clewiston. Information
is available on their website at

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I- "Robots" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "The Pacifier" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, .7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "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
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
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for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver.
items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For fur-
ther information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the Board
at (863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-

Public recycling
drop-off bins open '"
Public recycling droply-ft-bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such, as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated -cardboard,
glass jars and bottles and plastics
#1 through #7 are accepted at
the public facilities. Items not
accepted include: plastic shop-
ping. bags; commercial business
items; tires; appliances; electron-
ic devices; yard trash; household
trash; oil, gas, paint or household
hazardous waste; and, batteries.
For more information: contact
Russell Rowland, county solid
waste manager, at (863) 763-
1811; or, Waste Management of
Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Auto-
mated External Defibrillation,
and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Con-
tact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863)
763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for ,residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolveresident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed 'social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. Call Linda
Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margairet Smith at (863) 467-
8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)




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FOUND: DOG, neutered
male, call to describe.

BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female, vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
CAT male white long hair w/
blue eyes needs his family
(863)801-3433 or
CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
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you must haul.
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VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
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For 67yr old male. Female,
Non smoker. Likes Dancing.
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compassionate, dedicated LPN for the jail. Must be pro-
fessional, motivated, self-directive and confident.
Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be on-call on rotating weekends. Come
be part of an excellent nursing team;
Pick up applications at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
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34972-2502 or call .Keli Trimnal, Human Resource
Department, at 863,-763-3117 ext. 222 to have an appli-
cation mailed.

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Positions in Okeechobee
and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
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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
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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strong people skills, clean
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Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

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mailto: classad@newszap.com

Real Estate Closer
Exp. in title exam,
bank docs, pre-closing.
Exc work environment,
salary DOE.
Law office 763-1119.

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.,
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to leam, 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

and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as 'promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
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are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
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pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
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but occasionally we may
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area, use caution.

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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

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

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

Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It in the classified.

for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141

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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Liens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.:
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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

Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.

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

Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
(863)467-6573 .

like new

w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250

good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate

Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
Refrig./Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
almond, good condition
$200 firm
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150

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

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

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

BIKE, 3 Wheeler, #87 Tay-
lor Creek Lodge. Located
at 2730 Hwy. 441 SE
HUFFY 26"- balloon tire
with kick stand and sta-
tionary cycle stand. New,
$35. (863)763-2935.

2'x4', contractor quality.
White, $50. (863)763-
PANS (8) For roof of car
port or FL rm. Aluminum.
4"x12"x13'L. $80 for all,
will sep. (863)763-0492
scv4 or % box 114 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-367.9
2 WHT. 36wX62H. R/O
CL. $70 will sep. -
2 WHT. 52wx494H R/
0. CL/COL. $70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 52Wx49 H.
$70 for both, will sep.


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-

witb leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.

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

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

Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-

powered, Swing 3
different ways. $35.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted -china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
Entertainment Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep, (863)763-9135
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.

stored $2200

GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
(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.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,

good cond.

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

SONY, 57", High Defini-
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.

FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
w/regulator. 100 lbs. Ap-
prox. 1/2 full of gas. $100
firm. (863)467-9506

HEATER, Gas, Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50

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

Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
Good condition
$200. Firm
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
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.
$10 good'shape

Les Paul w/emg pick-ups
$800 or best offer

GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-

Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614. -

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.
5yrs. old
very gental Coggins Test
$300 (863)467-0613
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
JACK RUSSEL- 6 1/ mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port .
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.

FILTER New Hayward Vari-
SFlo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star .DE, $75. (863)467-


$900.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024
$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.

new cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 (863)697-
WELDER w/alum. spool
gun 300amp. 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704

WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with Fl/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 851)
Livestock '55
Poultry. Supplies 860
Flowers 865

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

MARE- 5 yrs old,, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

old, rideable, w/saddle,
bridle, and tack, $1500.
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings

11HP riding mower.:
engine $25 works good
Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113

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

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 25
House Rent 9 0
Land Rent 35
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960

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

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


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

Pippin Properties


Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms- Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 104-5
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 101.,
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080

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

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.
(954) 605-6407

OKEE 75'x100' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237

Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252

Mobile Homes

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

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

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.

1ba, Front/back porch
screened. Down sizing.
Must sell! (863)357-1430.

2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000

Mobile. FI/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228

Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Acceeeorl 3020
Marine Miscellaneum 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehcles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT 1994 w/150 Ly-
comon eng. & Trailer.
$6000 or best offer.
BOAT, 14 Ft., Aluminum w/
trailer, Johnson 0/B,
Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT, 15 Ft. Fiberglass w/
trailer, 40 hp Evinrude, and
trolling motor. $550.
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
safe, private & affordable
located near the Ortona
Lock off of the Caloosa-
hatchee River
WHEELS. 5 Lug, 6 ply.
5.70x8.00. All 4 for $35.
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
26ftf, with trailer, $7000

14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.

Outboard Boat Motor, '01,
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

PONTOON1A, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay;' Fla (561)213-
RUNABOUT, 16', carpet,
live bait well, 90hp motor
& trailer, $3500.
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
V HULL, w/traller, com-
pletely gutted, trir in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054

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

WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607

6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls, exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
Standard w/hardware.
$100 or best offer.
(863)532-9224 Mike

10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 15,2005

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PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.

HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. $1000 firm.

4 wheeler 80 3spd.
$1600 or best offer

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


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612

Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.
'91, T-Tops, Runs
Sgood. $2500.
'96, Good condition.
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
$700 or best offer.

JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.

Signature series, 122K, CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
good cond, moon roof, runs good will trade for
$3500 (570)241-4388. pick up $1700. or best of-
MERC TOPAZ '90, For fer (863)763-0072.
parts only $500. or CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
best offer. You haul. '85 runs & in good shape
(863)983-4154. $1250 or best offer
runs good must sell JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
$2500 or best offer Camo paint job
(863)697-1600 runs & looks good
OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94, TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
runs, good body, tires, a/ Body in great shape w/new
c, $2400 or best offer. paint. Motor needs work.
(863)990-6398 $600 863)634-0936
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
'69, Runs, Needs some Call (863)824-0878
TLC. $500. Or best offer.

I BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks (863)467-9077.
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069 BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX, ing $300 or best offer.
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda. (772)201-7633. -
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal- CHEVY MOTOR 350 4 volt
longer R/T or Super-Bee. in, 4 barrel carburetor,
Day 866-223-5440 John runs good, $600.
Eve. 215-947-1567 (863)675-1862
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
CHEVY '83, 3/ ton, Long $900. (863)692-2229.
bed, 350 build, 400 trans. FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
38.5 tires. $5000. Or best factory chrome, $200 for
offer. (863)634-0936. all (863)634-3262.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work. MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
Topper incl. $6.00. (863) 350 GM. Very Good
763-4032 or 763-7144. condition. $400.
I spoke rims plain tops &
NEWSPAPER SAVES key $600 or best offer
TIME BY HilPINYOU RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
PAN YOUR TIME Came off a HondaCivic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
WISELY (863)532-8158.
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
$50 for both, will sep.

4, ,225x75/15 good tread
Ix will sell $25 Firm
.,, (863)467-7953
.- \ ,i- TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
A Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
L-88/2/ w-601/2
Do wonder newspaper How do you find a job in to-
readers enjoy life morel day's competitive market?
In the employment section
of the classified.

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

CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 3/ ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.

FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.

5spd. good cond. $2500

2001-2003 GMC Truck wi
6.6L Duramax Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207

2.9L good cond.
(863)467-5621 after 7pm

GEO TRACKER '91, auto,
Soft top, -Chrome Saw
Blade wheels. New tires.
$600 863-634-5914.

runs good, driven daily

Public NOMices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500)

There will be a meeting of the Tourist
Development Council (TDC) of
Okeechobee County on Tuesday,
March 15, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in the
Planning & Development Confer-
ence Room of the County Annex
Building located at 499 NW 5th
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any
decision made by the TDC with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
:,,,:,., ;,-,I,: ;: r which record
,,i- I, I, .ii. ,,,,,,, and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Kathy Scott, Tourist Coordinator
Tourist Development Council
Okeechobee County
560594 ON 3/15/05

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State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Settlement Agreement
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of agency action of entering into
a Settlement Agreement with Okeechobee Landfill, Inc., pursuant to Sections 120.57(4), Florida
Statutes. The Settlement Agreement addresses the implementation of an Odor Remediation Plan
at the Okeechobee Landfill. The Settlement Agreement is available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
the Department of Environmental Protection, 400 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, Florida. Persons who are not parties to this Settlement Agreement but whose substantial
interests are affected by this Settlement Agreement have a right, pursuant to Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statues, to petition for an administrative hearing on it. The Petition must con-
tain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) at the Department's Office of
General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS-35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
within 21 days of receipt of this notice. A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of
filing to the District Office named above at the address indicated. Failure to filing petition with in
the 21 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an administrative hearing pur-
suant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statues.
The petition shall contain the following information:
(a) the name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the Department's
Settlement Agreement identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
actively is located;
(b) A settlement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Settlement
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Settlement
(d) A statement of the material facts disputed by petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
Settlement Agreement;
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification
of the Settlement Agreement;
(g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wants
the Department to take with respect to the Settlement Agreement.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency
action. According, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in
this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any decision of the
Department with regard to the subject Settlement Agreement have the right to petition to
become a party to the processing. The petition must conform to the requirements specified
above and be filed (received) within 21 days of receipt of this notice in the Office of General
Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition within the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of Iny right such person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent
intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed pursuant to
Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Settlement Agreement may file a
timely petition for an administrative hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes,
or may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy under Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes before'the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. The procedures for pursing medi-
ation are set forth below.
Mediation may only take place if the Department and all the parties to the proceeding agree
that mediation is appropriate. A person may pursue mediation by reaching a mediation agree-
ment with all parties to the proceeding (which include the Respondent, the Department, and any
person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing) and by showing how the sub-
stantial interests of each mediating party are affected by the Settlement Agreement. The agree-
ment must be filed in (received by) the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, with in 10 days
after the deadline as set forth above for the filing of a petition.
The agreement to mediate must include the following:
(a) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend the
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the parties,
or a provision for selecting a mediator within a specified time.
(c) The agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated with the mediation;
(d) The agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and documents
introduced during mediation;
(e) The date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for holding the
first session, if no mediator has yet been chosen;
(f) The name of each party's representative who shall have authority to settle or recommend
(g) Either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party will be
affected by the action or proposed action addressed in this notice of intent or a statement
clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already filed, and
incorporating it by reference; and
(h) The signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to medi-
ate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for
requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the
mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of'the agreement. If mediation
results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incor-
porating the agreement of the parties. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by
such a modified final decision of the Department have a right to petition for a hearing only in
accordance with the requirements for such petitions set forth above; and must therefore file their
petitions within 21 days of receipt of this notice. If mediation terminates without settlement of the
dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing process-
es under Sections 120.569 and 120.57. Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of the
dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency
action and electing remedies under those two statutes.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
meet in special session on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at
the Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. This meeting is to elect officers for a new term.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Rates can be heard at
said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons
shall be met by contacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-
9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meet-
ings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made;
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
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Executive Director
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