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Okeechobee iN ews


Vol. 96 No. 75


Brief

R.OA.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
in which to interview clients.
The number is (863) 357-4177.

Inside
Test-takers say
new SAT is long
After being drilled in a test-
prep class, Sheryl Nagy wasn't
fazed by the new essay section
of the revamped SAT exam.
She just wasn't sure the test
45 minutes longer this year
and nearly 4 hours in all -
would ever end.
"After a while you just stop
caring and want it to be over,"
Nagy, a junior at Burbank High
School in California, said after
Saturday's test. "They added a
lot of reading comprehension,
and it was just hard to keep
reading and reading and read-
ing."
Some 330,000 mostly
grumpy high-schoolers
became the first to officially
take the revamped SAT college
entrance exam this weekend.
While the new, 25-minute
essay at the start of the test gen-
erated much of the buzz and
anxiety, students quickly dis-
covered they were hardly
home free after finishing it.
Page 3
Brahman Netters
fall to Dragons
The Brahman boys' tennis
team continued to struggle
Monday afternoon when they
met the Lake Placid Dragons at
the" Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex and went down in defeat
5-2. There was a glimmer of
hope for Okeechobee as Ryan
Bailey led off for the Brahmans
and defeated Kevin Bryant of
Lake Placid 6-2, 6-0.
Even though the Brahman
,boys lost the overall match,
three of them had to go to tie
breakers before finally suc-
cumbing to the Dragons.
Brahman Ryan Fulford
fought well against Dragon
Riley Stewart before being
defeated 6-3, 7-5.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.94 feet


Lake level i
LastYear: :,
15.17 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ......14-16
Comics ...........13
Community Events .. ...4
Crossword ........ 14
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ...........4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports ........ .5
TV ..... .......... 15
Weather . . .2
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Senate harks IIu s hs plan

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WonderWalk: Helping the March of Dimes


Staff photos/Maria Chandler
David Daniels, (left), Evan.Neal (middle) and Austin Kane (right) visit the dance station
which was one of three spirit stations set up Thursday at Peace Lutheran. Preschool.
The spirit stations were part of the March of Dimes WonderWalk. The children have
been collecting money this week for the March of Dimes. Last year the preschool raised
over $800 for the March of Dimes.


Alcohol was



not a factor



in auto crash


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office has released
the following update in regard
to the auto crash on Feb. 11
that claimed the lives of 18-
year-old Janel Nichole Wood
and 19-year old Yolanda Tor-
res and sent 18-year old
Cecelia Rodriguez, 17-year old
Amanda Vlkojan, 18-year old
Anna Dunson and 18-year old
Heriberto (Berto) Rojas to the
hospital.
According to the report
filed by Sgt. Gary Bell of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Mr. Rojas was driving
his 1999 Ford Expedition
southbound on U.S. 441 when
for unknown reason he lost
control of the vehicle sending
it across both lanes of travel.


The vehicle continued
through a ditch where it
became airborne. At first con-
tact with the ground the vehi-
cle began to roll causing all six
occupants to be ejected from
the car.
Due to the alcoholic bever-
ages found at the scene and in
the vehicle, it was believed
that alcohol may have been a
contributing factor in the
crash.
The results from Heriberto
Rojas' toxicology report have
been received by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.
After receiving the results the
toxicology report the update
states that it has been deter-
mined that on Feb. 11, the
night of the crash, Mr. Rojas
See Alcohol Page 2


Brian Nichols



appears before


Ga. magistrate


Children (left to right) Katie McKay, Celeste Garcia and Maci Weseman at Peace Luther-
an Preschool Thursday participated in March of Dimes WonderWalk. The children visit-
ed three different stations. This was the dance station.


By Bill Poovey
Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) Sur-,
rounded by 19 officers in a cin-
der-block jail room, the suspect
in a rampage that left a judge
and three others dead went
before a magistrate Tuesday
and was informed that authori-
ties plan to charge him with
murder.
Brian Nichols, his hands and
ankles shackled, appeared
before Cobb County Magistrate
Judge Frank Cox on the same
rape charge that he was on trial
for Friday when he escaped


from another courthouse.
Nichols spoke only once at the
hearing, when Cox asked him if
he had any questions.
"Not at this time," he said.
Officers lined the walls of
the room during Tuesday's
hearing. Authorities said
Nichols had been alone with a
female deputy Friday when he
stole her gun and then shot to
death the judge presiding over
his rape case and two others.
He also is accused of killing a
federal agent as he eluded
See Nichols Page 2


Organization warns about


attacks on term limits


Monday afternoon a 12-foot
tall carved wooden horse came
to Okeechobee as part of a cam-
paign to alert Floridians about
coming attacks against term lim-
its in the legislative sessions that
began this past week. Don't
Touch Term Limits, a non-parti-
san, non-profit grassroots organi-
zation formed to defend the vote
of the people of Florida for term
limits, sponsored the horse's
visit.
The horse was on display in
front of the city hall, and was
accompanied by Scott Tillman
who said that a man in Colorado
made the horse. The horse is


constructed in 6 pieces fastened
together. Mr. Tillman said the
horse has been in Michigan,
Arkansas, South Dakota, Nebras-
ka, and now Florida to arouse
interest in term limits.
Mr. Tillman said that as he
traveled around Florida, he got a
lot of response at restaurants and
gas stations.
George Blumel, state chair-
man for Don't Touch Term Limits
was quoted in a press release as
saying: "This sure is one big
horse, but what it stands for is
much bigger." Mr. Blumel went
on to say:" It stands for millions
of Florida voters who voted for


term limits. We are leading the
charge against any attempt by
politicians and lobbyists to weak-
en our 'Eight is Enough' law."
The press release stated that
in 1992, Florida voters over-
whelmingly supported term lim-
its with a 77 percent vote. How-
ever, Senate President Tom Lee
and House Speaker Allen Bense
are still pushing the idea of
lengthening their own term limits
by50 percent, to 12 years.
The press release went on to
state that legislatures have no
business horsing around with the
term limits law. The organization
thinks that is a conflict of interest.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Scott Tillman, of "Don't Touch Term Limits" was in Okee-
chobee Monday afternoon with this wooden horse. His
organization thinks the term limits issue is a Trojan horse. Mr.
Tillman has been traveling around Florida with this horse to
publicize the issue.








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News Briefs World'om Ebhtwr rc n% Irteld on all counts


Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments and design review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and lay
persons. Terms are for three years,
and either city or county residents
may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City Clerk's
Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with
the government of the City of Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.
Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Property
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the 2004 sales tax rebate of
up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.
Homebuyer's classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE Homebuyer's
classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at


the USDA Ser
98 N., in Okee
For reserve
call (863) 763


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Community Events

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org

School is collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused cell
phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will be
used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be dropped
off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.


rvce Center, 44 U.S. Children's Services Council aids families
echobee.
nations or information, Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
3-5507, ext. 503. that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children
were helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during
_ the hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys
because the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds.
The council also received funds from an anonymous donor and
Seminole Elementary School donated a check that they received
from children in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several
families assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okeechobee.
Other families who still requested assistance were referred to the
S' Red Cross.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Kiwanis meeting
George Langguth, executive director for the Florida
Kiwanis District visited the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
at the club's weekly meeting Thursday at Fat Boys
Restaurant. Mr. Langguth's office is in Sanford and he
resides in Winter Park. He has been a Kiwanian since
1967 and has sponsored 312 members in Kiwanis. He
shared his Kiwanis experiences with the club. He said
there are four c's of Kiwanis, commitment, compassion,
community and caring.


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police.
Cox was brought in to hear the
case after all the judges in Fulton
S. County recused themselves
because of their relationships
e with Judge Rowland Barnes and
-., the other victims.
Assistant District Attorney
Michele McCutcheon informed
* -- Cox that the state will pursue four
charges of murder against him.
.- Nichols was held without bond
.- "and no future court hearings were
set.
Defense attorney Chris Adams
told reporters after the hearing
"this is a time of grief and mourn-
ing" for the courthouse commu-
S. nity.
SOfficials declared a mistrial in
Nichols' second rape trial Mon-
day. His first trial was a mistrial as
well.
.. The prosecutors in those trials


said Nichols lashed out because
he believed the jury was going to
convict him in the second. If con-
victed, he faces a sentence of up
to life in prison.
After being the focus of a 26-
hour manhunt, the largest in
Georgia history, Nichols was
arrested Saturday morning at an
apartment- complex where he
had taken a woman hostage, then
let her go free after several hours,
Some residents are question-
ing how local law enforcement let
an armed inmate elude 'their
grasp for so long.
Security cameras had been
rolling Friday morning as Nichols
overpowered deputy Cynthia Hall
as the 5-foot-tall officer escorted
him to his rape trial. No one was
monitoring the cameras.
Authorities said Nichols
escaped the courthouse in a Met-
ropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority train. They said he took
the train north to a pricey neigh-
borhood where he allegedly
gunned down a federal agent.


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"I don't understand why they
didn't have the MARTA staked
out," said Maryanne Fry, a neigh-
bor of slain immigration agent
David Wilhelm. "I really wish they
had."
As Nichols vanished from the
courthouse, investigators focused
on finding the car they believed
he was in. Thirteen hours later,
the car was found in the same
parking garage where it was car-
jacked minutes after the shoot-
ings.
MARTA spokeswoman Joce-
lyn Baker said investigators are
still reviewing surveillance videos
for evidence that Nichols was on a
commuter train.
The first indication that
Nichols had taken the train came
13 hours after the.shootings.
Officers received a report of a
couple assaulted near the train
station at Lenox Square in north
Atlanta by a man. matching
Nichols' description. The man
had brandished a gun and
demanded money or a vehicle
before striking one of them in the
head with the gun and fleeing.
The attack was about half a
half block from the home of Wil-
helm, whose body was found
early Saturday. His blue pickup
truck, .pistol and badge had been
taken.


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was not under the influence of
any alcohol nor any control sub-
stance.
The crash is still under investi-
gation by Sgt. Gary Bell and the
results from the investigation will
be submitted to the State Attor-
ney's Office for review.
According to family
spokesman Dillon Tedders, Rojas
has been moved to a private room
at Holmes Regional Medical in
Melbourne awaiting release to a
facility in Vero Beach that special-
izes in head injury rehabilitation.
"Berto's responses are slowly
getting better, but he has a long
way to go," said Mr. Tedders.
Cecelia Rodriguez is still at St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.


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23 was -recovered on
March 10. She was
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Red Cross Month
At their Thursday meeting, Okeechobee County Com-
missioners proclaimed the month of March as Red Cross
Month in Okeechobee County. Commission Chairman
John Abney, left, presented a copy of the proclamation to
Andy Jerant of the Red Cross.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


City Police
March2
Police service call, S.W. Seventh
Ave.
Disturbance/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott
Ave.
Traffic accident, S.W 16th St.
Fire/vehicle, N.E. 62nd Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W 16th St.
Police service call, N.E. Park St.
Disabled vehicle, S.W 11th Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.
Parrott Ave.
March
Police service call, S.E. Second
-Ave.
Mentally ill person, S.W. Second
'Ave.
Burglary/trespassing,. N.W ,11th
:Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave. *
Larceny/theft, S.E. Second Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Man down/sick person, N.E.
Park St.
Juvenile problem, S.W 16th St.
Disabled vehicle, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Stalking, S. ParrottAve.
Reckless driver, N.W 15th St.
Reckless driver, N.W 12th St.
March4
Standby, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Civil matter, S. Parrott Ave. I
Disturbance, N.W Ninth St.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 S.
Child/elderly abuse.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.W Park St.
Alarm, N.W Third St.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Disturbance, N.W lIth St.,
Child/elderly abuse, S.W Third
St.
.Disturbance, S.E. Fourth St.
March 5
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.W Seventh Ave.
Alarm, N.E. Park St.
Alarm, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.W Sixth St.
Disturbance, N.W. 11th Ave.

Obituary

Martin Cortes
'Martin Cortes, age 32, of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, March 14,
2005. He was born Aug. 3,1972 in
Mexico. Mr. Cortes had been a
resident of Okeechobee for seven
years and was of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors include: his compan-
ion, Beverly Maldonado; step-
daughter, Michelle Tirado; adop-
tive grandson, Eric Tirado all of
.Okeechobee; brothers, Efrain and
.Juan Cortes of Bradenton and
-;Rene (Angie) Cortes of Okee-
*chobee, Mario, Sergio,
-Guadelupe, Octavio, Reynaldo
iand Artemio Cortes; sister, Sylvia
.and Elpidia Cortes; father,
,Guadelupe Cortes all of Mexico;
',and, numerous nieces and
;nephews.
Visitation will be at Buxton
",Funeral Home on Thursday,
'March 17, from 5 p.m. until funer-
'al service time at 7 p.m.
:. All arrangements are under the
:,direction and care of the Buxton
'Funeral Home and Crematory


Domestic problem, S. Parrott
Ave.
Trespassing, N.W Park St.
Unwanted guest, N.E. Park St.
Shoplifting/trespassing, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian, N.E.
Park St.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W
Second St.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Alarm, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.W Second St.
Prisoner in custody, S.W Sec-
ond St.
Hit and run, S. Parrott Ave.
Prisoner in custody, S.W Sec-
ond St.
Prisoner in custody, S.W Sec-
ond St.
Prisoner in custody, S.W Sec-
ond St..
March 6
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance, S.E. Third St.
Assault/battery, S.W Second St.
Criminal mischief, S.E. Eighth
St.
Burglary, N.W Third St.


Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, N.W Third St.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Prisoner in custody, S. Parrott
Ave.
Disturbance, S.E.-lOth Ave.
March 9
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Fraud, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 W
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/stolen tag, S.E. Second Ave.
Lost/found property, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Escort, N.W Second St.
Hunters/shooting in area, S. Par-
rottAve.
Child/elderly abuse, S.W 10th
Ave.
Standby, S.W. 10th Ave.
Civil matter, N.W Seventh
Court.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Fight, N.W 12th St.
Assault/battery, S. Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting, S. Parrott Ave.
Sheriff's Office
March 8
Vandalism, N.W 39th Circle.
Fraud, U.S. 441 N.
Burglary, S.E. 108th Dr.


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Prisoner in custody, S.E. 108th
Dr.
Burglary, N.E. 120th St.
Assault, U.S. 441 S.E.
Lewd and lascivious act, N.E.
14th St.
Threats, S.E. 108th Dr.
March 9
Harassment, N.E. Third Lane.
Theft/tools, N.W 24th St.
Stolen/vehicle/recovery, S.E.
27th St.
Traffic accident, N.E. 128th St.
Vandalism, U.S. 441 N.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, S.R. 70 W
Stabbing, N.E. 31stTerr.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. Eighth
St.


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No courtesy on the water
"First let me say that we are locals and not northerners. My
husband and I have been fishing at the mouth of the Kissimmee
where you basically take your life in your own hands. Other
boaters do not slow down when they approach nor do the air-
boats. They go full speed within 25ft of other boats which are
anchored. Yesterday the wind was high plus the speeding boats
and our boat was rocking and dipping so bad until I had to get
Dramamine when we come out and we have a pontoon boat.
Several bf the men out where we were kept hollering for them to
slow down but all they got was a rude gesture. We are very sur-
prised that no one has gotten hurt or capsized especially with the
airboats which come by one right after the other and it gets
extremely rough. I understand they have as much right as I do to
be out there but I believe they need to get farther away from the
people trying to fish. Could you please impress on the public to
think of others safety when they are boating in any area. Thank
You!"
Useless speed signs
"I have a message about the new speed limit signs on Berman
Road, we have been living out here for the past 20 years and in the
past few weeks these speed limit signs have popped up. But I
think I'm the only one that obeys the signs, those fruit trucks and
other big trucks don't slow down at all. So can you tell me what
the purpose of a slower speed sign is?"
Paying for water and not using it
"I am a homeowner and haven't lived in my home for 5
months and I still pay $18.25 for water each month and don't use
any. I think it is only right for these RV parks and places to pay their
fair share, it might make it easier on those of us that have no place
to go and still pay for water." (Editor's note: Thanks for calling.
There is a new rate schedule that goes into effect on April 1. It is an
effort by Okeechobee Utility Authority to equalize rates. The base
facility charge for single family residential will go from $18.20 to
$14.80. The RV and trailer parks base facility charge will increase.)
Animal Control
"How can I get in touch with the local animal rescue that
someone recommended recently?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for
calling. The phone number to animal control is 357-3225.)



Community Events

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale March
17-19 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the
Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner
of S.E. Fourth St..and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient
care in Okeechobee.
Business women's luncheon planned
-_ American Business Women will have their monthly meeting
on March18, 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 friendto 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.


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Looking Back...
These were the 1996 OHS baseball players in no certain order: Travis Baugh, Mario Montero, Distin Rooks, Daulton Rooks,
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Upcoming Events

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. All board members and affiliates are invit-
ed. 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.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 information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
7399 or 610-917,6.
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 partici-
pate. For information, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at
(863) 467-0359.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo
at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. at
the Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie
at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call-(863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at.
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
Fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
763-5996.,
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds SensiblyNo. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open
for blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information,
call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W of Hospice of
Okeechobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W of the Area Agency on
Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information or to reserve your place in the group, call (863)
467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while
you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group that will meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for
and ill family member is welcome to join us. The group is facili-
tated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for
your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care
at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.



Community Event

GC SO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of reor-
ganizing 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. Any-
, one 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.


Community Events

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax coun-
seling preparation service. Their free service can answer most'of the
tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, 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
Monday 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.
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 processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
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 LD. 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 Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.
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 Flori-
da" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Commerce.
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 Farm Thrift store reopens
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.
Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction
with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a 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 Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has canceled
the first workday at the Agri -'Civic Center that was scheduled for
March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the other work-
days, 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 infor-
mation, call Rick Barnes (863) 357-2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-
2755.
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 cornbread. Friday's dinner
will be steak and gravy or smothered chicken and two vegetables,
roll or cornbread. Saturday's dinner will be spaghetti with meat
sauee 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 entertainment. To take
part, you must be 21 years of age. There will be no monetary win-
nings, but there will be prize giveaways. Event sponsorship is $250
and table sponsorships are $150. A donation of $25 is requested. All
proceeds go to the March of Dimes. For information, contact Sharon
Johnson at (863) 634-6241 or Jennifer Busbin at (863) 697-1701.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 16,2005


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 16,2005


Brahman Netters fall to Lake Plac


The Brahman boys' tennis team
continued to struggle Monday
afternoon when they met the Lake
Placid Dragons at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex and went down in
defeat 5-2. There was a glimmer of
hope for Okeechobee as Ryan Bai-
ley led off for the Brahmans and
defeated Kevin Bryant of Lake
Placid 6-2,6-0.
Even though the Brahman boys
lost the overall match, three of
them had to go to tie breakers
before finally succumbing to the
Dragons.
Brahman Ryan Fulford fought
well against Dragon Riley Stewart
before being defeated 6-3, 7-5.
Bobby Spelts' of Okeechobee


lost his first game to Ryan Cabalo 6-
3, but bounced back to take the
second game 6-3. In the tie breaker,
he lost a close game and the'match
7-5.
Another Brahman who lost in a
tie breaker was Elj Cabansay.
Cabansay lost his first game against
Justin Hummel 6-2, but came back
in the second to defeat Hummel 6-
4. In the tie breaker, Cabansay went
down 6-3.
Brahman Kyle Walker started off
well defeating Jonathan Jales 6-2,
but lost the next games 6-3, 7-6 (7-
4).
Irl doubles competition, the
Brahman boys split with the Drag-
ons. The Brahman team of Bailey


and Cabansay defeated the Dragon
team of Hummel and Stewart 8-4.
Dragons Jales and Cabalo
defeated the Brahman team of Ful-
ford and Spelts 8-3.
In girls' competition, the strong
Brahman team was overrun by an
even stronger Lady Dragon team 5-
2.
Lady Brahman Catherine Span-
gler defeated Katie Atvater of Lake
Placid 6-1, 6-1.
Brahman freshman Alyssa
Wright met defeat at the hands of
Kelli Cosgrave 7-6, (7-4), 6-4.
Lady Dragon Brittany Griffis
defeated Jenni Ronkko of Okee-
chobee 6-1., 6-1.
Christina Haile of Lake Placid


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defeated Lady Brahman Rina
Boswell 6-3,6-4.
Jami Fadley of Okeechobee
started off well for Okeechobee
winning her first game 6-2, but
falling in the remainder 6-3, 6-3.
In girls doubles Brahmans
Catherine Spangler and Alyssa
Wright teamed up to defeat Lady
Dragons Cosgrave and Tiffany
Johnson 8-2.
Griffis and Haile of Lake Placid
defeated Ronkko and Asha Dave of'
Okeechobee 8-3.
The Brahmans will be on the
road against Martin County High
School in Stuart on March 17.
Matches will begin at 3:30 p.m.


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Sports Brief


Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold their fourth annual Kid's Day
benefit bass tournament on March
20 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
Boats willtke to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-ins
at 2 p.m.
The entry fee into the team tour-
nament will be $110 per team. This
fee includes entry into the big bass
pot. The ently fee can be paid at the
ramp on the morning of the tour-
nament. 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., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974. Entry forms.



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and tackle shops, as well as busi-
nesses and restaurants; or, by con-
tact Bill at (863) 763-2926.
The total payout will be for the
top six places, and first- and sec-
ond-place big fish winners. The
tournament will have a 70 percent
payout based on a 50 boat field. If
there is a full'field, first place will
receive $1,200; second place will
receive $800; third place will
receive $500; fourth place will
receive $300; fifth place will receive
$200 and sixth place will receive
$150. The big fish award will be
$350. Second big fish will receive
$150.
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's 20th
annual Okeechobee Kid's Day Fish-
ing Festival to be held later this year.


AP photo/George Nikitin
Rockets beat Warriors
Houston Rockets' David Wesley (left) and Golden State
Warriors' Baron Davis struggle for the ball in the second
half, Monday, March 14, in Oakland, Calif. The Rockets
beat the Warriors 97-94.




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Community Events

Collaborative council to meet
The-Community Collaborative Council.of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium,
610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, 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, psychotherapist. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Lunchbox Lecture series continues
, The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to
attend a Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda
Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on adoles-
cence and sexual boundaries. The free lecture will be presented at
the Red Cross office, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. You are asked to bring your lunch, but beverages will be pro-
vided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition. Upcoming lectures will focus on sex education for
teens/parents, sexual predators, adolescence and sexual bound-
aries, 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 Rob-
bins (KG4YEJ) at (863) 467-3037 or godfirst@strato.net.
Peace Lutheran Church Easter Week schedule
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd Lane, will be having sever-
al special services Easter week. On.Maundy Thursday, March 24,
there will be a supper at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. The
following day, Good Friday, there will be services at noon and 7:30
p.m. The church will sponsor an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. fol-
lowed by a breakfast. Bible Study will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Easter
Sunday followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Church hosts play on the Last Supper
The Okeechobee Christian Church will present The Living Last
Supper on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters
come to life in this portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-0070.


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Family Owned & Operated Since 1943
Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
www.okeechobeeabstract.com
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207 N.W. 2nd Street


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LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
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114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
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Since 1993
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Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


Central Gas
Company
PROPANE APPLIANCES
Serving Okeechobee Since 1958
Residential
Fuel Delivery
119 N.W. 8th St.
863-763-3915




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FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
STree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


Sod Landscaping
Wells Fountains
Monthly Maintenance
Residential / Commerical
8863-357-6390
Cell: 863-634-2460
P.O. Box 213 Okeechobee, FL
Doug McDonald,'Owner
Lic. #2099 LLC

GALLEY MAID MARINE PRODUCTS, INC.


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SComplete Sheet Metal Shop
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Okeechobee, FL
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Fax: (863) 763-3231
Lic. #PCC047150


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has moved to
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422 N.W. 3rd St.
Phone # as of Jan. 17th
7> 467-1107
Now
697-2904


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Stone le and More
Stone Tile Marble Granite
JANET LEWIS
"I will come to your location."
(863) 357-1599
email: stonetileandmore@aol.com
Okee-Lic. #2019




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Delivery Available
Public Welcome
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357-0303
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Dakota the horse
During Ag Day at Yearling Middle School, Dakota was
waiting for the school children to visit him. According to
Buddy Mills, Ag teacher at Yearling Middle School, all the
children that came to Ag Day really enjoyed the ability to
ride these horses, especially the kindergarten children.


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Courtesy photo
90th Birthday
Audry Robertson Dodd, born in Haleyville, Ala. to Benson and Della Robertson celebrat-
ed her 90th birthday with 40 friends and relatives and many phone calls. Some of the
people that attended were her two children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchil-
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Community Events

Airboat club to meet
Big Lake Airboat Club, Inc. will have their meeting March 26,
from 9 a.m. at the Alvin Ward Boat Ramp in Moore Haven. After the
meeting we will be going for a run to Observation Island and have
lunch, bring your own. We will then take a ride towards the Monkey
Box and around. Anyone interested in possibly joining the club
come on out.
Easter musical/drama to be presented
The Okeechobee Church of God is presenting "All the Earth Will
Sing Your Praises", an Easter Musical/Drama. This program depicts
the days leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The
program will be performed on Good Friday March 25 at 7 p.m. and
Saturday March 26, at 7 p.m. Come and celebrate the Easter story
with us. The church is located at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. behind the
McDonalds on S.R.70 East. For information, please call (863) 763-
4127.
Safe boating class to take place
Coast- Guard Auxiliary will be holding a boating safety class on
March 29 at the civic center. For information, or to pre-register call
(863) 467-3085.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss, books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, March 31, "The Other
Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How
*You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow
Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday,'June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
:would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980,
Hospice yard sale aids patient care
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on Thursday,
'March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1. The sale will con-
tinue on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer
RHouse located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All
-proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
"Signs for Jesus" to be presented
The Payne Family children proudly present "Signs for Jesus, an
expression of love for Ji-su tir'iugh drama that the hearing as well
as the hearing impaired will enjoy. "Signs for Jesus" takes place Sun7-
day, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Living Word of Faith of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrot Ave. Everyone is invited. There is no admission but a
love offering will be taken. For more information, call (863) 763-
6869. The Payne Family will be here from April 1 through April 9 and
will be available to perform for other local churches as well. If
you're interested in your church hpsting "Signs for Jesus" please call
Living Word of Faith at (863) 763-6869.
Sorority offers scholarship
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local schools, the public library, Indian River Community College,
and HRS. The scholarship is open to women who wish to enhance
their career opportunities through further training or -education and
need financial assistance to reach this goal. Applicants must already
have their high school diploma or G.E.D. Applicants may not be
Beta Sigma Phi members. Deadline for applications is April 15.
County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Saturday,
May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing and family-
themed vendors.
Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo event
The Okeechobee.Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de
Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and the venue
will be announced in the near future. For information, contact the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
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Wedding


Courtesy photo
Donald A. Hayes, Jr., (top, left) and Charlette Lynn Ganas
Wilson (top, middle) were united in marriage on Feb, 12,
2005. Their attendees were: Maranda Fletcher (top, right),
'and (left to right, bottom) D'Anna Wilson and Kaitlynn Wilson.


Charlette Wilson and
Donald Hayes, Jr.
Charlette Lynn Ganas Wilson
and Donald Austin Hayes, Jr. were
joined in marriage on Feb. 12,
2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Kim and Doug Pickles of Madison
and the groom is the son of Helen
and Donald A. Hayes, Sr. of Okee-
chobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Irene Lofton's home in
Okeechobee and officiated by
Mike Myers.
The bride was given away by
her father, Doug Pickles and she
carried a bouquet of calla lilies
and roses.
The maid of honor was Debra
Carter of Fort Myers; bridesmaids
were Michelle Johnson -of Jupiter
and Crystal Hayes of Okee-
chobee; and, junior bridesmaid
was Maranda Fletcher, the daugh-
ter -of the bride and also of Okee-
chobee.
The best man was Waylon
Pfenning of Okeechobee and the
groomsmen were Doug Hawes of


Okeechobee, Tommy Carter of
Fort Myers and junior groomsmen
was Dakota Carter, son of Tommy
and Debra Carter also of Fort
Myers.
The flower girls were D'Anna
and Kaitlynn Wilson, both daugh-
ters of the bride of Okeechobee;
Taylor Carter, daughter of Tommy
and Debra Carter of Fort Myers,
Jasmine Vickers, daughter of Alli-
son and Kenny Vickers of Okee-
chobee, Hanna and Autumn
Hayes, daughters of Sandy Rho-
den and the late Bobby Hayes of
South Carolina and Jayla Hayes,
daughter of Carmen Espada and
the late John Allen Hayes.
The ring bearer was Diego
Reyna of Okeechobee, son of Sur-
sha and Belen Reyna.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Irene
Lofton's home.
After a honeymoon trip to Hol-
lywood at the Hardrock Hotel and
Casino the couple is at home in
Okeechobee.
The groom is employed with
Walpole Feed and the bride is
employed as a waitress with
Crossroads Restaurant.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Pageant winner
At the Tuesday, March 9, Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce meeting at the Golden Corral Stephanie Sickels
presented framed photographs of herself in her pageant
dresses to the chamber to display in its office. Stephanie,
16, a junior at Okeechobee High School won every age
division of the Speckled Perch Pageant. In 1994, she was
crowned Little Miss Speckled Perch. Her brother, Ricky
Sickels was named Tiny Mr. Speckled Perch that same
year. In 1996, she won the title of Speckled Perch
Princess. In 1999, she was named Junior Miss Speckled
Perch. In 2004, she was named the Miss Speckled Perch
Queen. Stephanie also presented two other photos to the
chamber. One was of her mother Shelly Sickels who was
crowned Miss Speckled Perch Queen in 1975. Shelly's
last name then was Madray. The other photo was of
Stephanie and Congressman Mark Foley when she went
to the Capital. Now Stephanie who is currently Miss Polk
County is entering the Miss Florida Teen USA in Holly-
wood in October. The winner will receive a $40,000 schol-
arship to Nova Southeastern University.


Engagement


Josh Clay and
Aimee Luna
Catherine and R.L. Whidden of
Moore Haven are proud to
announce the -engagement of
their granddaughter Aimee Luna
to Josh Clay of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Tommy and Dinah Clay of
Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Oct. 15, 2005.
The bride to be is a 1998 grad-
uate of Moore Haven High School
and is employed as a MRI technol-
ogist with the Diagnostic Radiolo-
gy Center of the Treasure Coast.
The groom is a 2002 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
attends IRCC and is employed as a
Territory Manager with LubeTech.


Josh Clay and Aimee Luna
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


The Lesters to perform


The Lesters one of the most
respected family groups in the field
of gospel music will be in concert
on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene.
Audiences have enjoyed the
versatility of The Lesters music and
their unique arrangements. Their
career has spanned for nearly eight
decades, and has literally taken
them around the globe with
appearances in the Holy Land,
India, Italy, and Switzerland. They
enjoy a full schedule of dates
throughout the year at concert
halls, auditoriums, state and coun-
ty fairs, civic functions and church-
es across the United States and
Canada.
The Lesters appear annually at
the National Quartet Convention
and have been featured on the
cover of Singing News Magazine,
the U.S. Gospel News, and also
guests on Paul Heil's Gospel Greats
radio program, Reach Network,
and Gospel Music Television.
Make your plans to attend this


Courtesy photo
The Lesters, one of the most
respected family groups in
the field of gospel music will
be in concert on Thursday,
March 17 at 7 p.m., at the
Church of the Nazarene.
great night of Gospel Music. The
Church of the Nazarene is located
at 425 S. W 28th St. Wolff Road in
Okeechobee, approximately two
blocks behind Pizza Hut.
A love offering will be taken.


Community Events

Fundraiser planned for Bobi O'Neill
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neill will be held March 26 begin-
ning at 11 a.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave. For information, call Sharon
Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April 2 from
8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at the Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the class is $10. Registration
will be' on March 26 at 8 a.m. Please call ahead to sign up for the class. You
do not have to be an AARP member or have AARP auto insurance. All
seniors 50 and over are invited. For 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 be having
an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on Saturday,
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.
4-H plans car wash
The Spurs and Saddles of the 4-H club will be having a car wash on
March 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot. This car
wash is a fund-raiser so please come and support your area youth and
leave with a great clean car!
Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are spon-
soring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty laser
printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a donation
from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used to purchase
supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee School system.
Boxes will be made available at the following locations: American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.;
and Smith's Computer Service, S.W Park Street. Additional collection
points will be made available at a later date. For information, call John R.
Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.


Birth

Mitty Elaine Ross
Charles Wilson and Jessica Ann
Ross of Okeechobee are proud to .
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Mitty Elaine Ross.
She was born on Jan. 8, 2005, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 6-pounds, 15-ounces and
was 21-inches-long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Ste- Mity Elaine Ross
vie Ray and Mitty Elizabeth Jones of la of Okeechobee.
Okeechobee. Her paternal grand- Great-grandparents are Clifton
parents are Jerry and Deborah Stel- and Joyce Jones of Mr. Hermon, Ky.






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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "The Pacifier"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Be Cool" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:05 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Mon-
day 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
-itizens are $4 for all movies;
and, matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863)
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Volunteers needed
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SCultural Center, Inc., to help with
"ceramics, for days or evenings..
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:and proceeds will go towards
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mation, call Kelly Raulerson at
.357-1199.
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
- Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the:U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as' the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
'(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
: boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
: dents in boating and water safety
Sources. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
: of millions of dollars every year.
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ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
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(: EYDC) needs you to share your
:skills or special talents in making
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bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
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LAND & GROVE AUCTION!
Lake Placid, FL 11AM, Sat
Mar 26 443.9+/- Total
Acres 3 Tracts Offered in
16 Parcels. Preview: 1-
5PM, Sat March 19 Call
for details: (800)257-
4161 Higgenbotham Auc-
tioneers
www.higgenbotham.com
ME Higgenbotham, CAl FL
Lic #AU305/AB158.


FOUND: DOG, neutered
male, call to describe.
(863)357-3225


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
LLEWELLIN SETTER-, (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.
LOST DOGS- both V2 bull-
dog, 1/2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please ,call
S(863)467-6763 or 634-
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and & rovew 3 Tracts 443.9 Total Acres

Otlstandiag load Frontage!

Incredible Development Tracts!

Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120.4 Acres
1,60W1 ft frontageon State Road 70 Offered in 6 Parcels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5 Acres
2,977 ft. frontage on State Road 70* Offered in SPatiels
Tract 3: "The Gould Block" 230 Acres
Offered in 5Parrela
11AM* Saturday, March 26
Auction Site: The American legion, Placid Post 25,
1491 US Higha 2tialarsi, Lake Placid. R.
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FRI, SAT & SUN 3/18, 3/19
& 3/20 8am-? 459 NE 31
ST WAY. Across from Bills
mini Mart. Household
items, tools, plumming,
much more come see us
very large yard sale!!!


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

SEEKING SOUL MATE
White Male, Non Smoker,
Likes dancing, walks hold-
ing hands, quiet nights at
home seeks female
40-65 yr. (863)763-2990.

SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc.-Call 863-946-3123

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handlirg Experience
a References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
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time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
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Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
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For an interview please call:
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/[training at Okeechobee
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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ECKERD YOUTH
Alternatives a leader in therapeutic education programs
for youth-at-risk, is seeking a floater Shirt Supervisor at
our Okeechobee FL facility. Work schedule varies.
You 'will provide supervision for counselors,model ap-
propriate adult behaviors for the youth, develop personal
relationships, and help at -risk kids get back on track.
Must possess ability to assist troubled youth in develop-
ing skills needed to succeed in society. Promote youth
Helping themselves and others, act as a mentor model-
ipg solid choices, and foster partnerships on behalf of
youth, parents and community.
I-ligh School diploma or.equivalent required, bachelor's
-,: degree preferred. Three years of directly related
professional experience including at least two years as a
residential group counselor and experience in planning
and scheduling. Excellent salary/benefits
package including.
Send resume to:
Angie Leide, EYA FAX 727-442-5911:
online at www.eckerd.org


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
NIGHT WATCHMAN
TAMPA FARMS
.19200 SW Warfield Blvd
Indiantown, Florida
(772)597-2000
xt 19

A/C Company looking for
'Service Tech./Installer
wv/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
* pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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


COOKS & SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
Apply in person
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193,
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.


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POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE!! Federal,
State, Local. $14.00-
$48.00+hr. No Experi-
ence necessary. Paid
Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 111. "
Real Estate Closer
Exp. in title exam,
bank docs, pre-closing.
Exc work environment,
salary DOE.
Law office 763-1119.
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)634-7455L
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
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800.

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike 863V763-9383



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OFFICE CLEANING
P/T, Mon-Fri. Evenings in
Clewiston. Good Pay. Start
Today! 800-922-1433.
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RN, LPN & CNA NEEDED
For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handi-capped woman in
Okeechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-643-5765

STORE CLERK
(3) 10 hr days every other
weekend required
(863)763-9658


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Dental Assistants,
Hygienists & Front Desk
FT or PT, flex schedules,
exc. compensation pkg.
Fax resume to:
561-333-4987

Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
-Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).

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

Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-Atl,
MW Regional, 0/0's -No
Forced Dispatch,.. Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292.


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

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

Homecare Medical Co.
seeks F/T Driver Service
Reps for the greater Okee-
chobee area. Must have
strong people skills, clean
driving record, work on
call and complete paper-
work. Must be highly moti-
vated. To apply, please
call
(863)763-7337 ask for
Cindy.EOE, M/F/H.



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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT no exp
necessary $50 Cash hiring
bonus Guaranteed in writ-
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Office Manager
needed for pre-cast
concrete manufacturing
plant in South Bay, Flori-
da. Must have strong
Microsoft Word and
Excel skills and
HR experience.
Bookkeeper
Peachtree System, A/P,
AIR, payroll through
trial balance. Willing to
train prior bookkeeping
knowledge required.
Please fax resume to:
David 561-992-5052
or e-mail to:
davidsmith@
supranos.com

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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


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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


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I Special Notic


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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.





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


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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 & 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, Linens A 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 66-5
Pets. Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/R'adio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TosR & Games 730
Rs r 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER- 31/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


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


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


REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894
Refrig./Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.



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,
$40.(863)824-7033.
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
$100.


PIONEER BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Beat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. 20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x12'= $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse, Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!,
Will beat.any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.




METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around' Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or /4 box 1V roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 5214Wx49/H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216



Changing Table, Bassinet,
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
will sep. 863-357-7136
TODDLER BEDS
(2) racecar & firetruck
good cond. $100 or
will sep. (863)697-1706




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


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



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135


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DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 6.chairs, leaf,
lighted china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
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
La-Z-Boy Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
863-467-2072
LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.
SLIP COVERS, Sure Fit, 12
fabric for sofa & love seat,
natural color, $65.
(863)467-2045



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond.$1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard


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



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

HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
STEPPER- good condition,
A50- ,:.r best offer,
1..:h,6 -4491.




FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 lbs. Ap-
prox. /2 full of gas. $100
,firm. (863)467-9506



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


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



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*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
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(866)858-2121
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ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
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
SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)397-3529.

TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.
TRL. STEPS
$10 good shape

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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.



EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.


Patio Cover
Get ready for spring with this patio cover project.
Not only will it act as an umbrella against rain and
sun to extend your living space, but this' cost-effi-
cient, do-it-yourself version can add resale value to
your home. Detailed instructions and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make it a breeze for
almost anyone.
Built from standard lumber and translucent fiber-
glass panels (available at most home and garden cen-
ters), the project is designed with specifications for
three sizes of patio covers: 8 feet deep by 12 feet
long, 12 feet deep by 24 feet long and 16 feet deep
by 20 feet long.

Patio Cover plan (No. 560)... $7.95
Patio Projects (No. C99)
Three other projects... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


RANGE, Counter Top, GE,
Electric, Smooth Cook
Top. White. Like new.
$100 (863)467-4035
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.



REFRIGERATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, .w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.







16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 16,2005


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
EASTER'BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
JACK RUSSEL- 6 V2 mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692
POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star DE, $75. (863)467-
6573



-I
POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878



SPEAKERS, 2, JL AUDIO
w/Box and Alpine 700W
amp. $900. 863-697-2423

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


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159
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

PAYING BEST PRICES-
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567
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you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people!


Agriculture

0.

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
SeedsPlants/
Flowers 865




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



QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Ear
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

REG. APPALOOSA- 4yrs
old, rideable, w/saddle,
bridle, and .tack, $1500.
(863)46,7-1421.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.
WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



BRIGGS & STRATON
11 HP riding mower
engine $25 works good
<863)357-0872.
LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613
Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113




RIDING M'DER d 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 920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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


OKEECHOBEE 3BR 1V2 BA
$900.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024

OKEECHOBEE 2BR 1i2 BA
$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 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1 0N5
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



GOOD BUSINESS
FOR SALE
Up & running, located at
MARKET PLACE
FLEA MARKET
Need to sell ASAP
due to health, Inclds.
show trailer & tents
$6500 plus inventory
FIRM
Call Larry or Suzann
(863)763-3705 or
(317)694-7595






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.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
ridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.


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


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



40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-
0501.

ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.

COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.


COASTAL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. Phase I sold out. Now
offering new. homesites in
Phase II at Shine Landing,
a gated waterfront com-
munity. Be a proud owner
in this upscale community
with boating access to the
Neuse River, Pamlico
Sound and Atlantic Ocean,
plus clubhouse, fitness
center, tennis, swimming
pool and private marina.
Homesites as low as
$29,900. Financing availa-
ble. Coastal Marketing &
Development Company,
New Bern, NC (800)566-
5263,
www.shinelanding.com.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.

FREE LAND LIST- NC
MOUNTAINS- Custom
built log homes, river
frontage and beautiful se-
cluded land off Blue Ridge
Parkway. Call now.
(800)455-1981, ext. 133.


Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.
LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings., Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye-designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252


MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010)
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20;'10



PARK TRAILER 32' With Fl/
rm, C/A, Small Adult Park.
Furn. $12,000 863-467-
8830
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.
RIVER BEN RV PARK 2br,
1ba, Front/back porch
screened. Down sizing.
Must sell! (863)357-1430.
SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614

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



Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 30?.1J
Sport Vehicles *ATVs 3035


AIR BOAT 1994 w/150 Ly-
comon eng. & Trailer.
$6000 or best offer.
(863)610-0934


Airboat Motor, 220 Ground
Power, w/all accessories,
except for prop. $2500
neg. (863)634-6005
ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
(863)902-0316
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.
(863)763-6069
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, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

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


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

RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.

RUNABOUT, 16', carpet,
live. bait well, 90hp motor
& trailer, $3500.
.(863)674-0336
SEARAY '78, 20' with
cuddy. New engine & out
drive. $4500
302-492-1754
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-.
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trlr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054


ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Slps. 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
ST. PATTY'S RV SALE!
March 17th-20th. Nation's
#1 Selling RV's! Low Sale
Prices! Giant Recreation
World *Melbourne-
(800)700-1021.
0rlando- (800)654-
8475. *Daytona-
(800)893-2552.
www.grwrv.com.


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
EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926
PONTOON HARD TOP,
Standard w/hardware.
$100 or best offer.
(863)532-9224 Mike
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. $1000 firm.
(863)634-9259
KAWASAKI '77 750 AM/FM
Cass, leather Saddlebag,
runs good. $1500 or best
offer (863)452-6561
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '85
looks good, been in
storage, $650
(863)902-0316


YAMAHA BADGER '01
4 wheeler 80 3spd.
$1600 or best offer
(863)697-1396


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted *1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40-20
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive i103 5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4-J15
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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

CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.
CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or best offer.
(863)447-0384

LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
Signature series, 122K,
good cond, moon roof,
3500 (570)241-4388.
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
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or maitto:
classad@newszap.com


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
OLDS CONVERTIBLE
D88 '67 455 Eng.
used daily driver
$3995 (863)674-
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. Or best
offer. (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 CHEROKEE, '95-
158K, Country Edition,
Looks good, runs good,
$2000 (863)763-5760.
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.

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.
RIMS & TIRES 13" chrome
spoke rims plain tops &
key $600 or best offer
(863)697-1396
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, 2 yrs. old.
White. Fits '99 Ford 250.
$1200 (863)763-5519

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


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.
FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413
*** ** **
SUPERCHIP #2705-fITS
2001-2003 GMC Truck w/
. 6.6L Duramax Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207


BRONCO II '88
2.9L good cond.
$800
(863)467-5621 after 7pm
ISUZU RODEO, '92 '
runs good, driven daily'
$1800
(863)467-9288


FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005DR102
Patsy Hernandez,
Petitioner
and
Geromamob B. Hernandez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Geromamob B. Hernandez
3042 SE 18th 6th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, 'if any, to it
on Patsy Hemandez, whose ad-
dress is 3679 N.W. 6th Ave.,
Okee., FL 34972 on or before
March 23,2005 and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 304
N.W. 236 St., Okee., FL 34972, be-
fore service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 2/16/2005
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Carol White
Deputy Clerk
555458 ON 2/23,3/2 9 16






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January have each lost over 20 pounds on their way to
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Community Event

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located,. 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the
ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated
in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary
income must come from agriculture. We encourage families of chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-
0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y ninos
incapacidados, En nustro prograna nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y serv-
ices socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5.anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas information
por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.


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