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Vol. 96 No. 78 Saturday, March 19, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

R.O.A.D. is
taking phone calls
At this time R.O.A.D.
(Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster) is only able to
take information over the tele-
phone. They do not have the
office space to interview
clients in person. In the near
future, they hope to have
office space in which to inter-
view clients. The number'is
(863) 357-4177.

Inside
Former correctional
officer is arrested
According to an Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's
Office press release, on Dec.
21, 2004, an investigation
into the battery of two
inmates, who were in cus-
tody at the 'Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office was
initiated, after the two
inmates were .attacked in
their cell. The initial investi-
gation led to the arrest of Mil-
ton Mitchell and Derrick
Henry for battery on a
detainee. After review of the
case further investigation
revealed that, Edward Louis
Dillard Jr. age 22, of Vero
Beach, who was a correc-
tional officer at the time had
allegedly unlocked cell gates
allowing Mitchell and Henry
to leave their cells and go in
to the cell of the victims.
Once inside the cell the bat-
tery occurred on the victims.
Dillard was suspended on
Dec. 22, 2004, from duty with
pay during the course of the
investigation. On Dec. 30,
2004, Dillard was terminated
from the sheriff's office for
unsuccessfully completing
his probationary status.
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Students must learn
English quickly
The clock began ticking
for 16-year-old Leyna Rosa
Ibanos when she arrived
from Puerto Rico seven years
ago knowing hardly any Eng-
lish.
She had only a few years
to learn enough of the lan-
guage before her sophomore
year when she would take
the Florida Comprehensive
Achievement Test, the
statewide standardized test
.that every student must pass
before graduating.
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Drought Index
Current: 205
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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.Last Year:
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feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 15-17
Comics ........... 14
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........15
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 9
TV ............... 16
Weather ............ 2
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Okeechobee High School Principal Gary Kirsch signs a check for $13,337.20. That fig-
ure represents the total collected in the Okeechobee County District Schools Tsunami
Relief project. The check will be sent to Save the Children International's Tsunami Relief
Effort in South Asia.

Students donate to relief effort


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In spite of all the destruc-
tion and loss locally due to
two hurricanes, Okeechobee
students are proving they have
concern for those who have
lost homes on the far side of
the world.
Since early January, they
have been collecting funds for
tsunami victims.
The goal was $1 for every
teacher, student and staff
member in the district. Okee-
chobee High School Principal
Gary Kirsch, who headed up
the fund drive, said that would
amount to somewhere
between $9,000 and $10,000.
Mr. Kirsch stated that his
students said that even with
the local hurricane problems,
they had the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA). They said the.tsuna-
mi victims did not have FEMA
or blue roofs.
The schools surpassed that
goal, donating a total of
$13,337.20. The total is more
impressive when it is noting
that two of the county's
schools did not participate in
the district fund drive.
North Elementary School
chose to have a separate fund
drive and contribute their
money to the Lutheran Chil-


dren's Fund. Principal Pat
McCoy said that decision was
made by the Student Council.
She said students at North
started collecting funds with a
penny drive, then students
starting bringing in coins of
every denomination., All
totaled .the North Elementary
coin drive brought in
$3,762.43, which was not
counted in the $13,337.20
total for the school district.
Mrs. McCoy said she would
like to thank Winn Dixie for
the free use of their, coin-
counting machine that had to
be used for several days.
Mr. Kirsch said that Yearling
Middle School was involved in
a hurricane relief drive and
chose not to participate in the
tsunami relief drive.
South Elementary School
was the leading fundraiser
among elementary schools
with $4,000.
"We were amazed," South
Elementary School Principal
Debbie Lundy said of her stu-
dent's phenomenal response
to the challenge. She said that
students paid 50 cents to wear
a cap on a Friday. But the bulk
of the money was collected by
"penny wars." There was
competition between the
classes to see which one
could bring in the most pen-
nies. She said pennies came in


"by the sock full."
Students at Okeechobee
Freshman Campus donated
$800 by paying $1 on Wednes-
days for the privilege of wear-
ing shorts to class,
At Everglades Elementary
School, students who were
able were asked to bring in
$1. From there it just took off,
according to Assistant Princi-
pal Billy Ball. There are about
700 students at Everglades
and their total was $1,475.
Central Elementary School
set up donation jars in the
cafeteria and competed
among the classes to see
which class could contribute
the most money. The fifth
grade won, and was treated to
a popcorn and a snow cone
party, according to staff mem-
ber Peggy Friend.
Students at New Endeavor
High School raised $442.35 by
paying $1 on different days for
the privilege of wearing a hat
to school, wearing shorts,
chewing gum, bringing CDs to
class or buying drinks and
snacks.
Individual contributors and
various clubs at the high
school gave a total of
$4,871.29.
* Individual contributions
from the public amounted to
$150 while Los Cocos Restau-
rant contributed $300.


Law enforcement


honors sergeant


killed in shooting


ATLANTA Hundreds of
law enforcement officers
from across the nation gath-
ered Friday to remember Sgt.
Hoyt "Keith" Teasley, who
was killed as he tried to stop
an escaping gunman who
had opened fire in a down-
town courthouse.
"It's all right to cry," the
Rev. Craig Oliver told the offi-
cers who had traveled from
as far away as Minnesota and
New York. ,
Teasley's funeral came a
week after the shooting. The
other three people killed dur-
ing the rampage and man-
hunt had memorial services
earlier this week.
Rape suspect Brian
Nichols allegedly overpow-


ered a courthouse deputy on
his way into court March 11
and fatally shot Superior
Court Judge Rowland Barnes
and court reporter Julie Ann
Brandau.
Teasley was shot on the
street outside the courthouse
as he tried to stop the sus-
pect. Nichols is also accused
of killing a federal agent later
that day as he eluded authori-
ties.
"It was a dark day for the
city of Atlanta," Fulton County
Sheriff's Chief Chaplain
Calvin Watkins said at the
funeral. "We pray for this
family and the families of the
three others that lost their

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News Briefs

Kiss the Pig
donations sought
The annual Kiss the Pig contest
sponsored by Okeechobee FFA will
take place March 19 at the new ag
center on State Road 70 East.
This year's contestants are
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul C.
May, Eddie Cruz of Gilbert Chevro-
let, Brian Dryden Okeechobee High
School FFA Instructor, Wayne Clark,
retired agriculture teacher and
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office detective T.J. Brock.
The public may donate funds
toward one of the contestants. The
contestant with the highest funds
will have an opportunity to kiss a
pig.
All donations will be given to the
Leadership Training Center in
Haines City, Fla.
Local FFA students attend lead-
ership workshops at the Leader-
ship Training Center throughout the
year.
To make a donation toward one
of these contestants please call 462-
5223.

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 archi-
tects, 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 available for
the 2004 sales -tax rebate of up to
$1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.

Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE I4omebuyer's
classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at
the USDA Service Center, 454 U.S.
98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or information,
call (863) 763-5507, ext. 503.










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According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office press
release, on Dec. 21, 2004, an
investigation into the battery of
two inmates, who were in cus-
tody at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office was initiated, after
the two inmates were attacked in
their cell. The initial investigation
led to the arrest of Milton Mitchell
and Derrick Henry for battery on
a detainee. After review of the
case further investigation revealed
that, Edward Louis Dillard Jr. age
22, of Vero Beach, who was a cor-
rectional officer at the time had
allegedly unlocked cell gates
allowing Mitchell and Henry to
leave their cells and go in to the
cell of the victims. Once inside the
cell the battery occurred on the
victims.
Dillard was suspended on Dec.
22, 2004, from duty with pay dur-
ing the course of the investigation.
On Dec. 30, 2004, Dillard was ter-
minated from the sheriff's office
for unsuccessfully completing his
probationary status.
The release also went on to
state that the investigation was
completed and submitted to the
State Attorney's Office for review.
After review the case was
approved and submitted to a
Grand Jury, after hearing the case
the Jury believed there was
enough evidence for the arrest of
Dillard.
On March 15, 2005, the Okee-


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Dillard Jr.


chobee County
Sheriff's Office
received six
felony warrants
for the arrest of
former Okee-
chobee County
Sheriff's Office .
Correctional Milton
Officer Edward Mitchell
Louis Dillard Jr.

The warrants
were for the following charges:
two counts solicitation to
commit battery by detainee while
evidencing prejudice.
two counts conspiracy to
commit battery by detainee while
evidencing prejudice.
two counts principal to bat-
tery by detainee while evidencing
prejudice.
Bond was set at $5,000 per
charge for a total bond of $30,000.
The warrants were forwarded to
the Indian River County Sheriff's
Office and Dillard was arrested on
the warrants, and was transport-
ed to the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office.


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lives, we pray for our city."
Teasley, a 43-year-old father
of two daughters, joined the Ful-
ton County Sheriff's Depart-
ment in 1986. He served four
years in the Air Force and 16
years as a reservist in the 116th
Georgia Air National Guard.
Those who spoke at the serv-
ice at Elizabeth Baptist Church
said Teasley called his mother
every day, was a stickler for
rules and looked after his, child-
hood friends.
"Sgt. Teasley dedicated his
life to protecting others," said
Fulton County Commission
* Chairman Karen Handel. "He
put duty before death. He will-
ingly put the lives of others
before his own. Sgt. Teasley is a
hero. We will all miss him terri-
te O bly."
_ bl Added Sheriff Myron Free-
man: "He gave his life rushing
to a dangerous scene to make
4' peace in a disturbed situation.
His very last act .upon God's
earth was to make peace."
Chief Deputy Michael Cooke
said the community should
never forget Teasley's last act of
heroism.
"Knowing him, I'm sure he
would want us to celebrate his-
life, comfort his family, comfort
each other, have a good cry,
have a good laugh,"' Cooke said.
"Then he'd expect us to strap
up, buckle up, polish up, throw
back your shoulders, pick up
your head and get the job
done."

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Smuggling attempt case


expected to head to jury


By JuanA. Lozano
Associated Press
HOUSTON The driver of a
tractor-trailer in the nation's dead-
liest smuggling attempt was blind-
ed by greed to the suffering of more
than 70 illegal immigrants packed
inside the sweltering, airless truck,
prosecutors said Friday in closing
arguments.
Tyrone Williams' lawyer depict-
ed him as an inexperienced pawn
of a smuggling ring who didn't
know 17 immigrants were slowly
dying in the trailer because he did-
n't speak Spanish and couldn't hear


them banging on the walls to get
out. Two more immigrants died
later.
The case went to the jury Friday
but deliberations were to begin
Monday. The defense rested quick-
ly Friday after calling just one wit-
ness a meteorologist who briefly
testified about the outside tempera-
tures along the smuggling route.
In his closing argument, defense
attorney Craig Washington said the
governmentwas overreaching in
seeking the death penalty for
Williams. The driver is the only one
of 14 defendants in the case facing
execution if convicted.


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Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week, as they spend some
time in the Principal's office. They are (seated) Roger Duque, (standing, front row, left to
right): Megan Harper, Kory Buhlmaier, Nicole Batista, (back row): Hector Lopez, Harrison
O'Connor, Myranda McAllister, Jorge Maldonado, and Justina Stokes.

Report cards go home March 24


FCAT testing is over, at least for
the sixth and seventh graders.
After hours and hours of testing
Monday through Wednesday,
Osceola Middle School students
were glad to see this year's test-
ing season end. The eighth grade


will take their final test on Mon-
day, the science FCAT. We were
very pleased with the students'
outstanding attendance during
the testing. Way to go, Warriors!
Upcoming Events: March 21:
FCAT testing (eighth grade only)


- science test; March 22: FCAT
make-up testing; March 24:
report card day; March 25: Holi-
day Good Friday no school;
March 28-30: spring break no
school; March 31: school
resumes.


Courtesy photo
Tommy Markham and Douglas McCoy sing a duet from a previous Christmas Concert pre-
sented by the Community choir.

Choir presents Easter Concert


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again, the Okeechobee
Community Choir puts on their
semiannual production with the
Easter Concert "Written in Red".
For the past several years the
choir has been putting on Christ-
mas and Easter performances. A
highlight of this year's Easter per-


formance will'be the Hallelujah
chorus from Handel's "Messiah".
The 56-voice choir, representing
15 churches, is under the direc-
tion of Sandy Perry. Scott Dixon is
accompanist and Nicole Wood is
narrator: Soloists are Betsy
Cheney, Paula Daniel, Pat McCoy,
Rev. Emil and Ruth Moldrik, Leah
Suarez, John & Chris Sufficool


and Kathryn Wilkerson. The con-
cert will contain arrangements of
traditional and contemporary
Easter selections. Performances
are Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., and
Saturday March 19 and Sunday
March 20 at 3 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W 2nd
St. Admission is free and a nurs-
erywill be provided.


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Obituaries


Elmer Louis Burkes
. Elmer Louis Burkes, age 84, of
Okeechobee passed away Thurs-
day, March 17, 2005,-at Raulerson
Hospital. Mr. Burkes was born
July 26, 1920, B e
in Binning-
ham, Ala. to
Henry and
Susie Burkes. ,
He worked 26
years with
Luby Chevrolet
in Miami as an
auto paint and
body techni- Elmer Louis
cian before Burkes
branching out
on his own. Mr. Burkes came to
Okeechobee from Albany, Ga. in
1987; he was a member of the
Abundant Blessing Assembly of
God church. Mr. Burkes was a vet-
eran of WWII having served our
country in the Army Air Corps. He
was a member of the VFW Post
#2785 in Albany, Ga. He delivered
telegrams and boxed in the Gold-
en Gloves as a young man in
Miami.
Mr. Burkes is preceded in.
death by his wife Mary Margaret
Burkes and one grandson, Jordan
Rene.
Survivors include: two daugh-
ters, Carrie Burkes (George) Mills
of Albany, Ga. and Susie Burkes
Salas of Okeechobee; three sons,
John M. (Helen) Burkes of Port St.
Lucie, Jack A. (Connie) Burkes of
Okeechobee, and James L.
Burkes of New Port Richey; sister,
Mildred Hertzberg of Ft. Walton
Beach; six grandchildren, Robert,.
Carilynn, Kimberly, David Jr., John
Jr., Mary Helen; five great-grand-
children, Amy, Daylen,. baby Jor-
dan, Alex Gia, and Destani, and
his faithful dog companion, Daisy.
Visitation will be held from 6
until 9 p.m. Monday, March 21, at


Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funer-
al services will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel. Interment will be
at Evergreen Cemetery. Brother
Joe Bishop will officiate.
All services are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Raymond Valdemar
Jensen
Raymond Valdemar Jensen of
Okeechobee, son of the late Frie-
da (Anderson) Jensen and the
late Aage Jensen passed away
March 16, 2005. Mr. Jensen was a
veteran with the Battery C 4491h
Coast Artillery Battalion of the
U.S. Army and proudly served his
country. He was an avid sports-
man in bowling, golf, horseshoes,
shuffleboard, patanque boccii)
and enjoyed fly fishing all his life.
The highlights of his sports inter-
ests include the Boston Red Sox
winning the 2004 World Series,


the Connecticut men's and
women's UCONN Basketball
teams winning dual champi-
onships, and the New England
Patriots winning the 2004 Super
Bowl.
Mr. Jensen was employed at
Vickers Tool and Die Co. in Water-
bury, Ct. for many years and also
Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Division of
United Technologies until his
retirement.
Mr. Jensen is survived by: his
loving wife, Charlene R. Jensen;
two daughters, Melodie Baukat of
Waterbury, Ct. and Candie
Moskaluk of Watertown, Ct.; two
step-children, Gordon Dains and
Sherilyn Berg; five granddaugh-
ters; one grandson; eight great-
grandchildren; four step-grand-
sons; one step granddaughter and
one step great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date at the conven-
ience of the family.
All' local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
No courtesy on the water?
"Please be advised that it be against the law to anchor any type
vessel in the channel. It is an accident waiting to happen. If you are
going to operate a boat on the public waterway you should make it
your business to understand and follow the rules. The Coast Guard
offers free boating classes. It is unsafe to park your vessel in the
channel or park your vehicle on the highway. Let's keep it safe, no
fish is worth the risk of an accident."

Oil in Alaska
"I just heard on CNN that they are going to vote today to open the
oil drilling up in Alaska. Well, Bush couldn't whip the Iranians and
Iraqis so now it's there and next it will be the coast of Florida. Nowl
would like for them to quit talking about the Democrat Bushers."

Thanks for the coverage
"I would like to thank you for your wonderful coverage of the
Speckled Perch weekend. We had some, beautiful weather for it.
Again thankyou for the wonderful coverage."

Remove birthday signs
"Will the people that put the birthday signs in the middle of
Wolfle Road please take them down. There is enough trash on the
road already. Thankyou very much."

Stolen puppies
"I am calling for the person or persons that stole four puppies at
Platt's Bluff. They probably can't read, so this is to everyone else.
Please be careful with your puppies and your dogs. Keep them
locked up:"

Trash pile means no pride
"I am calling about the litter on Wolffe Road. Not only is there a
lot of liter but someone put out happy birthday signs for someone
wl io is 50 years old and never picked them up. I was justwondering
with all the anti litter laws that we have, that people have to be so
i ,' I think that they would have a little more pride than to make
this road in to a trash pile."

Think twice before joining HMO
"1 belong to a HMO and I need a ride to Palm Beach Gardens and
they won't help me, so 1 can get there for surgery. They ask for more
people to join and you go there to the office and everything is so
slow, you sometimes wait for two hours before you can get in. So
please think about it before you join."

Spending to much money
"Could someone please tell me why we need $2 million dollar
boat ramp? My taxes are going up every year and I am getting less
and less for my tax dollar. We have a Court House that is not fin-
ished. We spent all that money on an Ag Center that is not being uti-
lized and now I hear we are going to build a $2 million dollar boat
ramp. Please explain to me whywe are spending so much money."

Game called suicide
"I wonder if law enforcement and parents are aware that some
teenagers are bragging about playing some dangerous game called
suicide. The passenger in the car jerk the wheel from the drivers
..1. :,itihIn the d[ri\e:r tries to get control of the car.;Parents talk
i f y o u, .:h il ..1 rr '.: a. : ."* .*- -:, .
.biy beauty contest
"I am wondering when there is going to be a Baby Beauty con-
test in Okeechobee. And it anyone can tell me when and where."

Fishing
"I am calling about the speck fishermen who park in the river
channel in the fog with' no lights on their boats. First it is against the
law to anchor your boat in the channel. The channel is like a road. If
you want to stop, pull over to the side, out of the channel. Second,
you need lights on your boats if you are out when visibility is poor.
How do you expect other boaters to see you if you have no lights
on? Use some common sense. These bass tournaments start first
thing in the morning and all those fast bass boats are rushing to their
favorite spots. We need the boating rules enforced or someone is
going to get killed when a bass boat hits a speck fisherman. Thank
you."

FCAT
"I completely agree with the parents who called in to complain
about all the.stress the teachers put on the FCAT tests. Kids are so
stressed out that it affects their health. We need to get some perspec-
tive here. That one test does not sum up a child's school abilities."

Lights on
"I have noticed that when it is very foggy in the mornings, some
drivers do not have their lights on. You really should put on your
headlights when it is foggy because it makes your car easier for
other drivers to see. Also, when it is raining, you should always turn
on your lights, again because it makes your vehicle easier for other
drivers to see."





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Letter to the Editor


Appreciate the
small things
Have the very things that were
meant to make our lives simpler
and more manageable also are
the very things that have allowed
us to become dependent and less
self reliant.
It appears to me that in this
new age of technology people are
actually more frustrated, impa-
tient and so stressed out that we
all can not seem to find the time
to be nice to each other and just
simply be our selves.
It seems that we are so busy
working not just for the things we
need like the previous genera-
tions before us, but also fixated
on the consumption of trying to
purchase our happiness.
In this new era of technology
Corporate America is literally sell-
ing us the idea that consumption
of new cars and 'trucks, cell
phones and computers, cosmet-
ics and prescription drugs will
deliver us into happiness.
Every where I look today peo-
ple seem to be in a hurry and I'm
not just talking about running a
little late trying to get to work on
time.
People are in a hurry going to
the store, to get.fuel to get home
and sit in front of their television,
D.VD. computer, and sometimes
their in a hurry just to get.another
car length ahead, but why?
Why are people today in such


a hurry?
There are 24 hours in a day
and there are still seven days in a
week the last time I checked.
So why do. we appear to be
running around in a hurry like
hamster on a wheel?
If we have new trucks and
cars, computers and cell phones,
fast food and a pill to pop, why
are we so impatient, frustrated,'
stressed and a lot of times, just
plain out rude?
Have we become so depend-
ent and reliant in our new techno-
world that we are now bound and
slaved in trying to purchase our
happiness?
Well the only thing I have dis-
covered in my personal life is hap-
piness is a state of mind and atti-
tude, and no new vehicle,
computer, food or drug has the
secret ingredient, so you simply
get it or not.
But a good attitude and state of
mind can be acquired through
practice in such simple things like
taking a walk, opening the door
for someone, look at the stars at
night, do a good deed for some
one and most of all be polite and
smile every chance you can.
No these things won't buy you
a new car, computer or cell
phone, but.if you try you just
might feel better about yourself, if
not, while you're complaining
about standing ;in a long line, I'll
be the guy smiling at you.
J.K Murray III


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E Third
Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat
work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for
working. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help -
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol.and other intoxicating
drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an
open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m: at the Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open step meeting.
Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance,
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at.8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for women
overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or
(863)357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m.at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl at
(863)763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Informal and
informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diag-
. nosis.



Crime PreVention Tip

Passing on a double yellow line is illegal.


Community Events

Big Lake Missions Outreach Yard Sale
Big Lake Missions Outreach yard sale will be held on March 19,
at 8 a.m. behind the Rodeo Grounds at 605 N.W. 16th St. Follow
the signs for great bargains. Shop from us to help the homeless
and needy in our community. Tob make donation or information,
call (863) 763-5725.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale March 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.

WalkAmerica planned for March 19
The March of Dimes' WalkAmerica will be held March 19, start-
ing at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (800) 627-
2410.

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

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeecho6ee 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,''.-,'.it i1 the .
Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
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 Coun-
ty Florida" 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.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in con-
junction 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. Informa-
tion 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.

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing 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 invit-
ed. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to
attend a Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda
Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on 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
Prevention 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.

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

AARP driver safety course offered
An A.RP 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.
Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E. Okeechobee, on Wednesday, March 23, at noon. This
meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Lydia.Jean
Williams, Executive Director at (863) 863-357-MAIN.







The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 19,2005


News From Area Churches


Easter egg hunt
is planned
There will be an Easter egg
hunt on Saturday, March 26, from
9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Freshman
Campus behind the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant. This is for kids 2
through 6 years of age. This year's
event is hosted by "More To Life"
(M2L) Ministries, a skit will be
performed and refreshments will
be provided for the parents. This
egg hunt is b.y.o.b. (bring your
own basket). Parents you may
want to bring a lawn chair to sit
and relax. For information, call
(863) 697-1308.

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

Yard sale
and dinner set
Old Regular Baptist Church,
201 S.W. 10th Ave., will be having
a yard and bake sale with dinner
on March 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. Thurs-
day 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 veg-
etables, 'roll or cornbread. Satur-
day's dinner will be spaghetti with
meat sauce with corn, salad, roll
or garlic bread. For information,
call Wanda at (863) 357-0326.

Easter egg
hunt March 19
Everglades Baptist Church will
be having an Easter egg hunt from
9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Ever-
glades Elementary School play-
ground at 3725 S.E. Eighth St. on
March 19. Please call ahead if you
want to attend so we can accu-
rately plan. There will be free
games and activities, and the egg
hunt will begin at 10 a.m. For
information, call Mary or Shawn
Bergen at (863) 467-5479.

Baptist church
hosts seminar
The Voice of .the Martyrs, a
three-hour equipping seminar,
provides the necessary tools to
share the message that an esti-
mated 250,000,000 Christians are
persecuted for their faith and an
estimated 160,000 Christians are
martyred every year for their faith.
The seminar will be held March
19 at the First Baptist Church
ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., from
6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is
no charge.

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

Easter concert is
planned
The Okeechobee Community
Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its sixth
annual Easter Concert, "Written
in Red" and "Handel's Hallelu-
jah!" chorus from "The Messiah"
on Saturday, March 19, and Sun-
day March 20, at 3 p.m. All per-
formances will be held at the First
United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The 55-voice
Choir is comprised of singers
from 14 local churches. Scott
Dixon, accompanist and Nicole
Wood, narrator, will be joined by
soloists Betsy Cheney, Paula
Daniel, Pat McCoy, Rev. Emil and.
Ruth Moldrik, Leah Suarez, John
and Chris Sufficool, and Kathryn
Wilkinson. Come and enjoy a
wonderful concert of glorious


music featuring beautiful arrange-
ments of traditional and contem-
porary Easter selection. Admis-
sion is free and a nursery will be
provided.

Church hosts
homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming
revival at the Okeechobee Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S.
441 N., with evangelist'Rick Scar-
lett, pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Church in Deltona/Osteen on
March 20-25 at 7:30 p.m. On Sun-


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Annandale to perform
Clyde Annandale, world-renowned dramatist, is return-
ing to Okeechobee for a one-day performance. He will be
performing '"Jesus the Story Teller" during the 8:30 a.m.
and the 10:30 a.m. services at Peace Lutheran Church on
March 20. This will be Okeechobee's last opportunity to
see Mr. Annandale portray Jesus. Mr. Annandale's depic-
tion of Jesus will end after Easter. His 7 p.m. perform-
ance at Peace will be a moving dramatization of a Roman
centurion during the crucifixion of Christ. The communi-
ty is cordially invited to all performances. There is no
admission, however a free will offering will be received.
Peace Lutheran Church is located at 750 NW 23rd Lane.


day, March 20, there will be a din-
ner starting at noon. A nursery
will be provided each night. For
information, call Netty Joyner at
(863) 763-5845.

Voice of the Martyrs
Join Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N. will be
presenting a presentation on the
current persecution of Christians
in our world today on Sunday,
March 20, at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Sandy (863) 357-2164 of
Galye Hodges at (863) 763-1195.

Peace Lutheran
Church Easter Week
schedule
* Peace Lutheran Church, 750
NW 23rd Lane, will be having sev-
eral 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 spon-
sor an Easter Sunrise Service at 6
a.m. followed 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 char-
acters come to life in this portrayal
of the Last Supper of Christ. For
information, call (863) 467-0070.

Church hosting
Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
host an. Egg Hunt and lunch for
the children of Okeechobee on
Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.
Ontil 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 Prophe-
cy, 102 N.W 10th St., is conduct-
ing their annual peanut butter
Easter Egg sale. Large eggs sell for
$3.5.0. 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.

Easter musical/drama
presented by church
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 per-
formed 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.

Church welcomes
Sharron Kay King
Living Word of Faith, 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. is proud to present
Nashville Christian singer song
writer Sharron Kay King in a live
performance on March. 30, at. 7
p.m. She will perform her moving
rendition and heartfelt music
praising our lord. You wont want
to miss it, you will receive a bless-
ing. For information, call the
church at (863)763-6869 or Linda
Eyler at (863) 4958.


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"Signs for Jesus"
presented
The Payne Family children
proudly present "Signs for Jesus,
an expression of love for Jesus
through drama that the hearing as
well as the hearing impaired will
enjoy. "Signs for Jesus" takes
place Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at
the Living Word of Faith of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrot Ave. Every-
one is invited. There is no admis-
sion 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 hosting "Signs for Jesus"
please call Living Word of Faith at
(863) 763-6869.

Church collecting
for care packages
The Living Word of Faith
Church of Okeechobee would
like to invite the community to
participate in a project for Opera-
tion Freedom Iraqi. The church
will be sending care packages to
20 servicemen in the Army sta-
tioned in Iraq. These soldiers serv-
ing our country have requested
items not only for themselves, but
they also give items to the Iraqi
children while on patrol and visit-
ing. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this
project. For more information,
contact Chairperson Myra White
at (863) 357-2975.

Signs for Jesus
Living Word of Faith Church
would like to invite the communi-
ty to their church at, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave. on Sunday night, April 3 at 7
p.m. to be blessed by an evening
of drama as performed by the
Payne children. The performance
is an expression of love for Jesus
that the hearing as well as the
hearing-impaired will enjoy.
Christian songs are featured as
the children sign their interpreta-
tion as a way of praising God.
Everyone is welcome and
admission is free. A love offering
will be taken.
The Payne children are the
grandchildren of Roy and Yvonne
Price of Okeechobee and are visit-
ing form Easley, SC. They will be
here from April 1 to April 9 and
will' be available to perform for
other local churches as well. If
you're interested in having your
church host "Signs for Jesus"
please call Living Word of Faith
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Signs for Jesus
The Payne Family children will be performing "Signs for
Jesus" at Living Word of Faith Church on Sunday
evening, April 3. The family consists of: (left to right)
front row, Julie and Bruce, second row, Faith, David,
Thomas and Hope.


Community Events

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 children with disabilities to apply.-For more informa-
tion, 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 program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado
en agriculura. Con el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agricul-
tura. Animamos que las families con ninos incapacidados apli-
can. Para mas information por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702
Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.

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

Legion fundraiser planned
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring 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.






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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 19, 2005 SPORTS 9


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Courtesy photos/Lorna Jablonski
Glen Lawrence and Caleb Lawrence (in no particular
order) finished in first place with a total weight of 11.01
Ibs. of specks at Mayberry's RV monthly speck tourney.

RV Park holds March


speck tournament


Mayberry's RV Park on Hwy.
78 recently held its monthly
speck tournament. Glenn
Lawrence and Caleb Lawrence
pulled in 11.01 lbs. of specks to
capture first place.
Marvin Dean and Gary Math-
ias took second place with 9.04
lbs.
Third place went to Hilda
and Pockets Curtsinger for their
8.12 lb. catch.


Mary and Jimmie Elliott
placed fourth with 8.10 lbs.;
Patty and Pat FitzSimons fin-
ished in fifth place with 8.07 lbs.
The big fish honors went to
(1) Hilda and Pockets
Curtsinger 1.06 lbs., (2) tie -
Mary and Jimmie Elliott 1.04
lbs., Glenn Lawrence and Caleb
Lawrence 1.04 lbs. and (3)
Marvin Dean and Gary Mathias
- 1.03 lbs.


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Pockets Curtsinger (left) and Hilda Curtsinger (right) had
the big fish of the March speck tourney at Mayberry's RV
Park. It weighed 1.06 lbs.


Sports Briefs


Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold their fourth annual Kid's Day
benefit bass tournament on March
20 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
Boats will take to the water at
safe light and return for weigh-ins at
2p.m.
The entry fee into the team tour-
nament will be $110 per team. This
fee includes entry into the big bass
pot. The entry fee can be paid at the
ramp on the morning of the tourna-
ment. 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
are available at several local bait
and tackle shops, as well as busi-
nesses and restaurants; or, by con-
tact Bill at (863) 763-2926.
The. Iotal paour i\ il be for ihe
top sL\ places, arid 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.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for, the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
OCRAmeets
each month
The regular monthly meetings
of the Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational Association (O.C.R.A.) are
held at Teen Town on the first
Thursday of each month at 7:30
p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.
Information is available on their


website at www.chobee.com; or
contact Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr.,
media director, at (863) 824-0899.
Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will revise the method in
which hunters may apply for regu-
lar and special quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based system
has been in place for at least 25
years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for reg-
ular and special quota hunt permits
through their Total Licensing Sys-

tem (TLS) at license vendors
statewide or from their website
MyFWC.com.
- For information, contact Eddie
White of the FWC at 850-488-8573,
ext. 17336.
Bass tourney to
take place April 2
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tourney
on Saturday, April 2 at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
Boaters will take to the water at safe
light and return for weigh-ins at 3
p.m. First place is guaranteed
$1,500. There will be six places paid
and also a big fish award. Registra-
tion is $120 per boat (teams of 2)
and is non-refundable. This fee
includes a $5 per person Big Fish.
Proceeds will go toward youth-ori-
ented projects. For further informa-
tion call Ron Schmidt at 634-7361
or Tony Stark at 634-7895.
Headturners3.com
hosts new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man,one-
boat,one-day bass tournament trail
beginning on April 24. The kick off
event for this new trail will take
place on Sunday, April 24 at Roland
and Mary Ann Martin's Marina and
Resort in Clewiston. Information is
available on their website at
www.headturners3.com.
Clayshoot
planned
The Okeechobee FFA Alumni
will hold its second annual sporting
clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plan-
tation Saturday, Apr. 2. Registration
begins at 8 a.m. The day includes
100 sporting clay targets, 14 shoot-
ing stations, steak lunch, awards
and raffle prizes. The cost for a sin-
gle shooter is $60; Station sponsor-
ships are available for $100; .a four-
person team with station sponsor is
$325; lunch only is available for
non-shooters for $10. All money
raised will benefit the Okeechobee
Middle and. high school FFA chap-
ters. For more information contact
Daryl Boney at 634-0642 or Jeff
Sumner at 763-8999.


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Fishin' Line


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Dave
Mahon on his first place finish at
the Headturners3.com tourney
last weekend. Dave had a two-
day total of 38.76 lbs. of bass,
one of which was a gorgeous
9.32 lbs. largemouth. Congratu-
lations also go to Mark Hester in.
second place with 31.92 lbs.,
Doug Harris in third place with
26.38 lbs., Bill Rose in fourth
place with 26.20 lbs. and William
Troyer in fifth place with 25.86
lbs.
The Flofida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
issued a news release that Lake
Okeechobee and Taylor Creek
are among the best speck fishing
areas in the state. They have stat-
ed that there are an abundance
of specks in the river and in
Fisheating Creek as well as
around Little Grassy, Eagle Bay
Island and Kings Bar. They sug-
gest jigging along the grass lines
and dropping minnows into
holes in the vegetation. Anglers
state that they are having a great
deal of success using Andy's yel-
low and white jigs, and min-


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nows.
The BFL anglers are in town
this weekend for a Saturday tour-
nament. If you plan on using the
Okee-Tantie ramps Saturday
morning, you might consider an
alternate launch site or be pre-
pared for a wait. The first flight of
the BFL boats is due back in at
2:30 p.m. So, it will be busy in the
river and around the ramps
beginning at that time Saturday.
According to anglers and bait
shops, bass fishing is great right
now. The largemouths are being
brought in with spinnerbait and
topwater plugs. They are in abun-
dance at the Mopkey Box and
Kings Bar. Anglers are also catch-
ing them, in the river and along
the shoreline in 4-6 feet of water.
We have been receiving com-
plaints about boaters not slow-
ing down in the no-wake zones
and crowding other boats while
fishing. The majority of the regu-
lar anglers and boaters on the
lake go by the rules and take care
of each other while out on the
water. Please remember to fol-
low the rules and to be courte-
ous of those around you.
Be safe and have a great
weekend.







10 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 19, 2005


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10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! All paved road access, zoned
AC for your pet horses and cows! Platted and approved no
"pre-selling" long waiting periods! Nice land, too! PRICED
JUST $220,000 TO $253,000 CASH! ASK FOR DON (863)
634-4596!
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your
waterfront property, acreage, or vacant lots! My
low fees and knowledge of the market attracts
buyers and saves everyone time and money!
Phone Don Renfranz today! Don't delay!!
"I SELL MY LISTINGS!
LIST YOUR HOME WITH DON!"


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Realty Inc.
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3001-M: Double waterfront lot in
Treasure Island with DWMH plus
park model, workshop/garage has
mother-in-law apartment, in
ground screened pool, boat house,
two boat docks, seawall, plus more.


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3003-M: 2Bd/2Ba singlewide
mobile home on a very nice lot.
Brand new 2004 model. Call
today to see!,


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES
5003-M: This is a beautiful 2Bd/2Ba
MH located in Kissimmee River
Estates. This adorable mobile home
sits on six lots! This will not last
long. Call today to see!


1 ACRE LOT
for mobile home
or home.
Located on
N.E. 2nd Street.
Only $50,000


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tion of town with in ground pool, 3 bedrooms, 4 Immaculate place with plenty of space. This large and large fenced in back yard for the children to play in or dogs w/nook, and is nestled onto 2 well landscaped city
baths, detached garage and much, much more! Call DwMH is in mint condition on 1/2 acre and has new to run. Very nicley kept home with additional storage building corner lots, close to the library in the SW side of
Pam Mobley for appointment to see. Asking roof, large shed, chain link fenced yard, spa on back that has a greatworkshop area. Come see this great family home town. Call Larry Richards for more details or to see.
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and water softener on 2.5 acres. It has new carpet and home! Located in Pine Ridge Park, east of twon, and home in Kissimee River Estates. Large 15x15 shed, canal to the lake. It ha, the extra apartment for the in-law, guett. Screen create seawall, huge screenroom, utility shed and
a new fresh coat of paint! Must see, call Billy Hill. has large shed, and detached carport. Come see! large family room, fruit trees & a 10x40 covered roomoverlookingdock and waterinbackand a balconyporchntlihefront. much more. Call Dale Ann for more information.
$180,000. (#88885) $95,000. (#88561) raised deck. Call Chuck to see. $59,900. (#88496) Much, much more! Call Barbara McClellan to see. 5305,000. (:88812) $190,000. (#88696)


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RANCHES
IN OKEECHOBEE
We have many 20 acre lots!- Contracted & For
Sale By Owner / Realtor!
With or without homes, barns, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000, $339,000, $359,000, $379,000,
$400,000, $699,000
20 ACRE RANCH
.Beautiful, improved pastures. Fenced & cross fenced
$310,000
Call for further information (561) 799-4015
W. Okeechobee (S of SR70)
'40 ACRE RANCH
Fenced & cross fenced, 3 wells and working windmill, 80ft. barn,
tack room, bathroom, feed room, central air, 1700 sq. ft. new home
ready for you to pick your colors & decorating touches. Many
extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses. $799,900 Call Kathy
for more info. (561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)
REALTY ASSOCIATES FLORIDA PROPERTIES
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, 'the price you can afford to pay for a' home will depend on six
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interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
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763-6068 Cell 634-5588
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William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
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Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
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ONE ACRE beautifully landscaped and
surrounded by ranch and splendor com-
plete with an immaculate 3/2 DWMH, gar-
den tub, island kitchen and a pristine
view! $135,000. #210A. Call Jeri.


R-aNCHETTE & HOM4ES ii 0.,-re a'3 ,par.
adise, 5Bd home, 3 mobile homes, 2 barns,
lighted arena, bunk house, bath house,
pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great
property .for a retreat. Reduced/Motivated!
$749,000. #204. Call Lori 634-1457.


PRIME LOCATION:Great Investment! 1/2 block off 441 uptown. 5 lots (250x142) 3
bldgs/offices/homes. Zoned C-1. $455,000. #306A. Seller MOTIVATED! Call Lori 634-1457.
5.5 ACRE PRIME commercial/industrial property on Hwy. 98, 6 blks. north of Hwy. 70. Call Bill
BEAUTIFUL, FURNISHED 2/2 vacation home on lake access water with beautiful covered dock.
$289,900. Call Bill.
LAKEPORT HOMES ONLY SECTION... 211.5 home with 2 car or 2 boat garage. New roof,
screened enclosure on 97x116 lot. This is a great deal at $105,000. #210B.
ONE ACRE: beautifully landscaped and surrounded by ranchland splendor complete with an
immaculate 3/2 DWMH, garden tub. Island kitchen and a pristine view! $135,000. #201A. Call Jeri.
3.75 ACRES FENCED IN VIKINGI excellent location for those who enjoy birding in a State Park.
On canal w/stocked pond. Super nice 3/2 Palm Harbor w/vaulted ceilings, garden tub & separate
shower in master. $149,900. #207/88151. Call Jeri.
PLATTS BLUFF 4.23 ACRES: fenced, well, septic, beautiful oak, maple, fruit trees. Older SWMH.
$125,000. #210. Seller MOTIVATED! Call Lori 634-1457.
BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY extremely nice and well kept furnished DWMH in Seminole
Cove. $92,500. #205/88163. Call Sheryl 634-1343.
GREAT SITE for commercial/industrial business. 100x150 lot. 1700SF CBS structure. $139,900.
#204A. Call Bill 634-6797.
CLASSIC CHARMER Indulge yourself in this lovely 2500SF 3/2 CBS home with fireplace, family
room on 4.94 acres. Update and move in or move in and update. $349,000. #211B. Call John.

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lot (3,290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens of CORNER LOT $89,900
extras, 10ft. ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen In town, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, den, carport on corner
w/island, custom cabinets w/roll out drawers, lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in kitchen,
Secluded estate setting w/private drive and outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof over. Great
grandfather oaks. location near all conveniences. Please call to see!


ON 7 ACRES IS1.U00
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2Bd/2Ba, living room, den, kitchen, dining, 2 out-
buildings, Wooley shed 12x18, small shed for
pump/washer 10x12, carport 18x20 metal
w/metal roof, fenced 3 sides, motor home hook
up. (#88419)


2 lots sold together (50x 140) with 50 ft. Frontage on Highway 441
SE just past 15 B. Nice 2/1 Frame Home with cedar walls and ceil-
ings throughout home. Sold AS-IS. Asking $125,00000. Call Pami
for more information.
Build your DREAM Home on this Beautiful comer lot in a growing
community. Asking $18,000.00 Call Pam for more information.


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road frontage. Call Joe for appointment to see, 863-610-1639.
NOT MANY OF THFSE LEFT
Large waterfront lot in Taylor Creek Isles, 120'x0l', 15 lots, sea-
wall, sewer, water, all in. $150,000. Call Elbert, 863-634-7460.
4 lots side by side in Playland Park, zoned RM. Location NW 44th
Ave. Call Pam for additional info. 863-634-1100.


REDUCED IN PRICE -A .IIi)l1
BACK ON MARKET -185,000 Capture Lake 2Bd/2Ba, Florida room, separate
4Bd/2.5Ba CBS home on 3.1 acres. This property dining room, kitchen, 1 car garage detached, 12x20.
has great potential, extra rooms for the family. Front (3x58) and back (4x13) porches, home fur-
Property is fenced. New roof 1998. Vacant easy nished, new metal roof 12/2004. New A/C-Heat.
to show. Easy to show. (#88539)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Informat


RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE 11 $190,000
2003 DWMH (114x100 total) convenient to town.

Large family kitchen /dining, 4th BD used as den.
All BD's have walk-in closets, each has ceiling
fans. **Furnished.** (#88747)


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Tamisha McQueen 863-634-2624 863-763-8851


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1995 Ford Escort LX
4 dr, 1.9L, auto, am/fm/cd, great on gas. iR .. $2,995
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier
4 dr, auto, power s/b, stereo, 91k mi. ....... $2,995
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass
4 dr, auto, mint condition, 52k miles. ....... $3,495
2000 Kia Sportage
Automatic, cd, clean, 64k miles. N ............ $3,995
1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
V8, 4 dr, auto, power w/l, luxury for less. N.. ... .$3,995
1995 Saturn SC1
2 dr, 1.9L, automatic, sunroof, 95k mi. . .$3,995
1999 Ford Contour SE-
4 dr, auto, power w/l, 70k miles. ........ $4,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, 73k miles. ............. $4,995
1993 Mercedes 190E
4 dr; auto, custom wheels, luxury for less. a41 .. $4,995
1999 Ford Taurus SE .'
4 dr, automatic, V6, power w/l, cruise. .. $4,995
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville
V8, automatic, leather, extra clean. M ........ $4,995


2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS Wagon $
Auto, good condition, 53k miles. : .H .......... $5,995
1998 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, cassette, sunroof. it $5,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
V6, automatic, loaded, 56k miles.9 ... .... .. $5,995
1999 Ford Taurus LX
Automatic, V6, cd, 83k miles. ... ....... $6,995
1997 Mercury Cougar XR7
Leather, wheels, spoiler, 80k miles. ........ $6,995
2000 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, 1.6L, auto, sunroof, great on gas. $6,995
1999 Mercury Sable
.28k miles. MY .. .............. ..... .7,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
58k miles. .. $7,995
2001 Saturn SL2
Automatic, power w/l, 37k mi. . ...... $8,995
2002 Saturn L100
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, power w/l, cd, 42k mi.. ..... $8,995
1998 Ford Contour
Silver, 61k miles. LMV .................... $8,995
2000 Honda Civic EX
4 dr, automatic, air, cd, roof. M ............... $8,995
2002 Saturn SL1
Automatic, air, cd, 35k miles. ... .......... $8,995
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES
V6, automatic, power w/l, 50k miles. i ....... $8,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 52k miles. Ui .V .................... $9,995
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS '
Automatic, air, power windows/locks, cruise. i. $9,995
2000 Honda Civic LX
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 39k mi. 1.8 .$9,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Blue, 51k miles. ,m ...................... $9,995
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe
Automatic, extra clean, 42k miles. ........ $10,995
2001 Mazda Millenia
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, sunroof. H ... $10,995
2003 Buick Century
Executive Series C ..................... $11,995
2002 Mercury Sable
White, 10k miles. ..........$11,995
2000 Buick LeSabre
Only 49k miles. C ................... $12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Silver, 12k miles. L ............. .....$13,495
2004 Mercury Sable
Silver, 19k miles. I ..... .. $13,495
2004 Mercury Sable
Beige, 14k miles.. .................... $13,495
2001 Buick Regal
Silver, 26k miles, like new. V ........ ..... $13,995
2002 Toyota Camry LE
4 dr, 2.4L, alloys, sunroof, 41k mi. V ....... $13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, alloy wheels, air, 18k mi. I ......... $13,995
2002 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, automatic, air, cd, 25k miles. N ......... $14,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. M1A .... $14,995


2004 Mazda3
i4 jr i,,,... Ir ... I ., : -". ,l ni-: 14 ,9 95
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
u', luLu, pu'V61 >1, Cud, Uk iI ........ $15 ,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 11k miles. ...... $15,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, alloys, 21k mi. lI .$15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. |,Ig ..... ............. $15,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 14k miles. .I ........... ...... $18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. Il .................. .... $18 ,995
2004 Mazda3
Automatic, wheels, cd, 2k miles. . ..... $18,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door, V6, cd, leather, 13k miles. ....... $19,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Silver, top chrome. gI............ ...... $21,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Green, 15k miles. ........ ..... .$22,995


2000 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, sunroof ....... $6,995
1999 Honda CR-V LX
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, power w/l, cd. liff .. ...... $7,995
1999 Toyota RAV4
Auto, auto, air, power w/l, stereo, 82k mi. ... $8,995
2001 Toyota RAV4
4WD, 40k miles ....... ............$14,995
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 26k mi. B. ..... $14,995
2005 Hyundai Tucson
2.0L, auto, factory-warranty, 1794 miles. .l .. .$17,995














2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, power w/l, 12k mi. .. ..$17,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Green, 33k miles. .V t .......... ......... $26,995
2004 Ford Expedition
White, loaded, like new. r .o .. ...... $.26,995.
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles. ................... $35 ,995


1998 Mercury Villager
V6, automatic, 7 passenger, power w/l. .. .$5,995
2000 Mercury Villager
148k miles. ...................$5,995
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
V8, power w/l, won't last. ............... $5,995
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Xcab
Automatic, air, cd, 58k mi. ............. $12,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, automatic, 22k miles. MB ...... 13,995
2003 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab
V6, 5-speed, air, bedliner, cd. U .......... $14,995
2003 Ford Windstar SE Extended Van $
V6, power w/l, 36k miles. .. ..... ... 14,995
2003 Ford Ranger Xcab XLT
Automatic, V6, cd, 26k miles. f. ............. $14,995
2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab XE
Automatic, air, cd, 45k miles. R. . . 15,995
2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, stepside, trailer package, 54k mi. .. $1 ,995
2004 Mazda MPV
V6, auto, 4 dr, 7 passenger, 14k miles. ....17,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, power windows/locks, cd, 21k mi. ....$21,995


2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT
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$34,995


2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
3.8L V6, auto, power w/l, cd, leather .. ...... $7,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, zoom zoom. ... $8,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, automatic, power windows, cd, 8k mi. ti i $17,995
2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6, auto, sunroof, 700 miles. ............ . .. 18,995
2000 Volvo C70
Black, 36k miles. Ui ................... .$22,995
1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Automatic, very rare, great buy. ......... $24,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 7500 miles. ,. ........ $24,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
6-speed, cd, like new. .................. 25,995
2004 Mazda RX8
Touring pkg, auto, leather, sunroof, 7k mi. $27,995
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Automatic, chrome wheels, great condition. m .$29,995


1994 Cadillac Deville Concours
Leather, sunroof, luxury for less. .... ......... $5,995
1993 Lincoln Continental Signature
V6, auto, leather, 79k miles. ....... 5,995
1996 Lincoln Continental
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, sunroof. Mi ...... $5,995
1998 Infiniti Q45
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, full power $9. i ......$9,995
1998 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 58k miles. Li1 .................... $10,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car ,
Silver, 44k miles. ,f4 ............ : ....... $14 ,995
2000 Volvo S80
Red, 49k miles. .......... : ... ....... 16 ,995
2002 Volvo S40
Green, 17k miles. L T .................. 18,995
2001 Volvo V70 T5
Turbo, leather, roof, wheels, 41k miles. .... $20,995
2001 Volvo S80 .
Silver, 42k miles. 1 ........... 22,995
2002 Lincoln Continental
White, 23k miles. i ........ .. ...... $22,995
2002 Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Certified. c ..................... 22 ,995
2002 Lincoln LS
White, 41k miles. .t .. ............ $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low m iles. I ....... . ........... 23 ,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles. ....... ........ $23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. ... ........... $24,995
2001- Volvo V70
Red, 41k miles. tlu ..................... $24,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Sunroof, warranty. C .$25,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. C ................ $26,995
2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles. t ......... ........... $26,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
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EYDC recognizes Juvenile


Justice Week March 21-25


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Eckerd Youth Development
Center (EYDC) will recognize
Juvenile Justice Week March 21-
25. Some of the clients of the juve-
nile detention facility have written
essays. Their identity cannot be
released according to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice. They are
as follows:
What have I learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
I learned it is good to get an
education. Only you can do it for
yourself; if you don't get one, you
can't succeed. It's a possibility you
will become a bum. You have to
give and take because you can't
get your way all the time. The rea-
son I say that is because, they're a
whole bunch of people on this
earth and I learned that it is good
to be a leader rather than be a fol-
lower. If you are a leader good
things can happen; if you are a fol-
lower and follow the wrong peo-
ple, bad things will happen.
Author's Initials: DT
Howl can fixwhat I did?
In this essay I am going to be
explaining to you what I have
done in my past and how I can fix
what I have done. Also, I am
going to explain what I learned to
keep myself out of trouble. The
main thing I have to do when I
leave here is to gain back the
respect of my family and neigh-
bors. So here are my reasons:
First, the main thing that got
me into trouble was break and
entering. The only reason I did
what I did was because I wanted
to get some thing I didn't have. I
realized after awhile that it wasn't
getting or helping me in any way.
Either way I was still getting
locked up so now I am trying to
fix what I have done, but nobody
can change what has already
been done. So now I have to live
with the choices I have made and
learn from my mistakes and not
make those mistakes again.
Second, the main thing that I
have learned that will help me
stay out of trouble is controlling
my anger, think before I act, and
know that I can get what I want
the right way, not having to take
from working families. I am now
old enough to get a job so I can
work for what I want in my life. I
now know that you can have a
job and earn money so you can
-buy the things you want. I can
mend my old ways.'So the more I
continue to learn, the more I am
able to be a good citizen when I
leave this program.
Third, the.only thing I can do to
gain back the respect of my family
and neighbors is to take time to let
them get to knowwho I really am,
talk to them about the things I
went through and why I did what
I did, and to givethem my word
that they have nothing to worry.
about because I have learned a lot
and I am a changed person. To
gain the respect of my family, I
would actually have to show
them that I am a changed young
man and show them that I did
change by going to work to earn
my own money and making
wiser decisions and choices in my
life.
In conclusion, I know what I
have to do when I leave this pro-
gram, how.to maintain myself
and to stay out of trouble. I also
know how to gain and hold the
respect for my family, my neigh-
bors and myself. .
Author's Initials: IA
What I have learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
Being positive is one of my
solutions. Trying to give back to
my community is another one.
That's one of my goals is to help
oflter youth just like me. I want to
be able to express my life situa-
tions with those who have been
through the same thing as I have
been through.
I want to teach all those who
want to learn. And I have learned
that hanging in the streets and
robbing people got me where I
didn't want to be. The County Jail
made me realize this. After seeing
the effects of my "homeboys"-
they are getting 10, 20, 30, 100
years for robbery, attempted rob-
bery, grant theft auto, -I've
decided that was not for me. In
my neighborhood, we all started
at the age of 9 and by the age of
12, anyone can know how to sell
anything by 'quantity, size, and/or
weight.
Things I did caused my family
shame and trouble. And now the
neighbors see me as a trouble-
maker. Even when I do positive
things, they only see the negative
things I did in the past. I am just
trying to send everyone a mes-
sage that will listen to a story from


my past.
Author's Initials: MT
What I have learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
What have I learned that will
keep me out of trouble? I ask
myself this question almost every-
day. I believe I have finally come
up with an answer. The first rea-
son why I think I will keep myself


out of trouble is that I learned to
be myself. A few years ago I was
the type of person who would do
anything to prove to others that I
was bad. But now I realized that
the bad boy everyone felt I was,
was not the real me. So I learned
to love myself and not be like
everyone else. Next, I learned to
control my anger. I must admit
my anger was a big problem.
When I noticed I had an anger
problem because. I was unhappy
with, myself, which falls back on
being myself. When I was acting
like other people that caused me
to become an angry person. I
guess that it was part of my play-
ing a role.
Finally, I learned that getting
into trouble would get me
nowhere, except to a place I did
not like to be. This is the main rea-
son why I learned what I have that
will keep me out of trouble. After
everything I have done in my life, I
do feel like these are the reasons
why I will stay out of trouble.
Those are what I have learned
that will keep me out of trouble.
Who knows, maybe everyone
who is in the same boat I am in
will take the time to think about
what will keep him or. her out of
trouble, and some day change
themselves. Author's Initials: FJ
What have I learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
What I learned is that going to
school and getting a job is the KEY
What I learned is that fighting
is not the key to life-it only leads
to death.
What I learned is that if you
want respect, you've got to give
respect.
What I learned is that helping
something else is the key to suc-
cess in life. Author's Initials: CW
What have I learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
I learned it is good to get an
education. Only you can do it for
yourself; if you don't get one, you
can't succeed. It's a possibilityyou
will become a bum. You have to
give and take because you can't
get your way all the time.'The rea-
son I say that is because, they're a
whole bunch of people on this
earth and I learned that it is good
to be a leader rather than be a fol-
lower. If you are a leader good
things can happen; if you are a fol-
lower and follow the wrongpeo-
ple, bad things will happen.
Author's Initials: DT
HowlIcan fixwhat Idid?
In this essay I am going to be
explaining to you what I have
done in my past and how I can fix
what I have done. Also, I am
going to explain what I learned to
keep myself out of trouble. The
main thing I have to do when I
leave here is to gain back the
respect of my family and neigh-
bors. So here are my reasons:
First, the main thing that got
me into trouble was break and
entering. The only reason I did
what I did was because I wanted
to get some thing I didn't have. I
realized after awhile that it wasn't
getting or helping me in any way.
Either way I was still getting
locked up so now I am trying to
fix what I have done, but nobody
can change what has already
been done. So now I have-to live
with the choices I have made and
learn, from my mistakes and not
make those mistakes again.
Second, the main thing that I
have learned that will help me
stay out of trouble is controlling
my anger, think before I act, and
know that I can get what I want
the .right way, not having to take
from working families. I am now
old enough to get a job so I can
work for what I want in my life. I
now know that you can have a,
job and earn money so you can
buy the things you want. I can
mend my old ways. So the more I
continue to learn, the more I am
able to be a good citizen when I
leave this program.
Third, the only thing I can do to
gain back the respect of my family
and neighbors is to take time to let
then get to know who I really am,
talk to them about the things I
went through and why I did what
I did, and to give them my word
that they have nothing to worry
about because I have learned a lot
and I am a changed person. To
gain the respect of my family, I
would actually have to show
them that I am a changed young
man and show them that I did
change by going to work to earn
my own money and making
wiser decisions and choices in my
life.
In conclusion, I know what I.


have to do when I leave this pro-
gram, how to maintain myself
and to stay out of trouble. I also
'know how to gain and hold the
respect for my family, my neigh-
bors and myself.
Author's Initials: IA
What I have learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
Being positive is one of my
solutions. Trying to give back to


my community is another one.
That's one of my goals is to help
other youth just like me. I want to
be able to express my life situa-
tions with those who have been
through the same thing as I have
been through.
I want to teach all those who
want to learn. And I have learned
that hanging in the streets and
robbing people got me where I
didn't want to be. The County Jail
made me realize this. After seeing
the effects of my "homeboys"-
they are getting 10, 20, 30, 100
years for robbery, attempted rob-
bery, grant theft auto, -I've
decided that was not for me. In
my neighborhood, we all started
at the age of 9 and by the age of
12, anyone can know how to sell
anything by quantity, size, and/or
weight.
Things I did caused my family
shame and trouble. And now the
. neighbors see me as a trouble-
maker. Even when I do positive
things, they only see the negative
things I did in the past. I am just
trying to send everyone a mes-
sage that will listen to a story from
my past.
Author's Initials: MT
What I have learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
What have I learned that will
keep me out of trouble? I ask
myself this question almost every-
day. I believe I have finally come
up with an answer.
The first reason why I think I
will keep myself out of trouble is
that I learned to be myself. A few
years ago I was the type of person
who would do anything to prove
to others that I was bad. But.now I
realized that the bad boy every-
one felt I was, was not the real
me. So I learned to love myself
and not be like everyone else.
Next, I learned to control my
anger. I must admit my anger was
a big problem. When I noticed I
had an anger problem because I
was unhappy with myself, which
falls back on being myself. When
I was acting like other people that
caused me to become an angry
person. I guess that it was part of
my playing a role.
Finally, I learned that getting
into trouble would get me
nowhere, except to a place I did
not like to be. This is the main rea-
son why I learned what I have that
will keep me out of trouble. After
everything I have done in my life, I
do feel like these are the reasons
why I will stay out of trouble.
Those are what I have learned
that will keep me out of trouble.
Who knows, maybe everyone
who is in the same boat I am in
will take the time to think about
what -will 'keep him or her out of
trouble, and some day change
themselves.
Author's Initials: FJ
What I have learned that will
keep me out of trouble?
Since I have been incarcerat-
ed, I have learned many things
that will, in fact, keep me out of
trouble when I leave. Some of
those things are religion, honesty
and love.
Religion was a big change in
my life. When I first came here I
believed in God but did not serve
or trust Him. Than, I met Mr.
Mann, my cottage counselor,
who way very kind and always
took every moment to teach a les-
son through God. One of his say-
ings, which I keep in my head is,
"What we teach you is not only
for here, but also for home." I
now see who God really is. I don't
pray everyday,'but I do trust in
God now. It helps me daily. It also
helps me keep my behavior in
check because it is not holy or
righteous to steal or to kill.
Honesty plays a big part in
h6w I feel I will stay out of trouble.
I use to lie about every incident I
had done. Then after awhile, I
began to slowly tell the truth. One
thing that opened up my eyes was
when someone said, "Sometimes
if you tell the truth rather than lie,
you might not get so bad of a con-
sequence." Then I put that into
'full effect and I started to see
changes. Honesty even moves
people's trust toward you more.
Some people believe, "If you lie,
you will steal and if you steal, you
will kill."
Love is a very strong word.
Since being here I learned what
love really is. The definition of love
is, "To hold dear, cherish." But my
definition of love is, "show'affec-
tion, help one another, stand up
for each other and share." I use to
think it was a homosexual act to
say that I love you to another man,


but now, appropriately I do it
often. You should never hurt the
one's who love you! I do not look
at anyone as an enemy or threat. I
love everyone.
Those are just three things that
I have learned while being incar-
cerated that will help me stay out
of trouble when I go home.
Author's Initials: JG


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
18, through Thursday, March 24,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 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 "Boogeyman" (PG-
13) 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.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The class-
es are currently taught four days
a week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m.
and on Saturday from 11 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
.home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection. A vesselsafety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets.: For more information call
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they
need. There is no charge and
anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at 763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 N Hwy. 441. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good .clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For more information, please call
763-0175 or 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little, as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new, pro-
grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For more information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.

Big Lake Missions


in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center is seeking paper tow-
els, old large towels, blankets,
old kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.


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BORDER COLLIE- vic of
Okeechobee County West,
call (863)467-7164 leave
message.
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

CATS, 3, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753
CURR PUPPIES 5wks,
3-M/2-F, Wormed, To
Good Home. Avail
now. 863-824-2206
Free 1988 Dbl Wide Mobile
Home. Hurricane dam-
aged. Hauled at your ex-
pense. (863)447-1057.
LAB 4 MOS OLD BLK. Free
to a good home (863)357-
1772 or (863)801-4690

MOBILE HOME
single wide, good condition,
you must haul.
(863)673-2697
PITBULL guard dog no
good with children or other
animals loves water
(8.63)697-9922
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.
RIDING MOWER, Crafts-
man. Free, you haul.
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SILKY HENS (2)
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40-65 yr. (863)763-2990.


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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


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

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

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


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

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.

GILBERT
CHEVROLET CO.
Has an immediate opening
for the position of Title
Clerk/Contract Processor/
Inventory Control. Experi-
ence preferred. Must be
detail oriented and be able
to multi-task. Fax resume
to 863-763-1744 or apply
In person at the reception-
ist desk M-F, 9-5.
No phone calls
please.
EOE/DFWP.


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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDl
Cash Handling Experience
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
1lie Dly Okoechobee Ner1, IM An Equal Oppority Employer



Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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(#64031079)
Provides administrative support to Nursing
Director; Need self starter with good secre-
tarial skills & ability to use a variety of com-
puter software (i.e., word, excel, power
point, etc.). Must have valid Floirda driver's
license; background screening & finger-
printing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118
for more details.


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
(#64084599)
LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn or use tele-
medicine software & technology. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus; must have valid
Florida driver's license; background screen-
ing & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133 for
more details.


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The Okeechobee News. is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:.
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to. work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401 (K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer








SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64082773)
Position in Clewiston providing clinical pub-
lic health nursing. Must have valid Florida
driver's license; pre-employmenbt drug
testing, background screening & fingerprint-
ing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118 for more
details.



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in-4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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



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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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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.


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

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

Join all the people who say,
I sold it in the classifieds"


OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
Used items in the classi-
fieds.

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!


READING A NEWSPAPER...


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,
A/R, payroll through
trial balance. Willing to
train prior bookkeeping
knowledge required.
Please fax resume to:
David 561-992-5052
or email to:
davidsmith@
supranos.com

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r PROPERTY
HOUSING
REPAIRS
Lykes Citrus Manage-
ment Division has an
opening for a full time
Property Housing
Repairs person. Qual-
ified applicants must
have experience in
making electrical,
ilur nitii-,,, carpentry,
masonry and roofing
repairs. Heavy lifting,
overhead work &
crawling required.
Lykes offers competi-
tive wages, benefit
package and paid hol-
idays.
Interested applicants
should apply i person
at the Lykes basinger
Grove office, 490
Buckhorn road (8
miles East of Lorida
on Highway 98).
Affirmative
Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V
Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer

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

SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
tation. (863)634-7455

Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
863-824-0802



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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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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises


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from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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 1863)465-1124


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



CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140






SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



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





Merchandiset



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 515
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 5i5
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 6145
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies-'
Equipment 665
Pets,-Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Mashines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 731)
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659

AIR CONDITIONER- 3V12
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.

AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.

AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.


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

HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.
JUKEBOX
Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
$1500
(863)467-6573


MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.
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.


REFRITRATOR
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 Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
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.
MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.


STORAGE SHED
70x80 metal 15'H
$12,000
(561)310-6611



MOBILE HOME WINDOWS
(3) 24"x52" $36 or will
sep. (863)357-7065

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or box 114 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 52Wx494H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216



Car Seat, Jumperoo
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


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like.
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.


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.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
SBED, King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name


"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
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
PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
SLIP COVERS, Sure Fit, 12
fabric for sofa & love seat,
natural color. $65.
(863)467-2045
YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.



GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard



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

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




FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420



Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


ELECTRIC wheel chair lift
for mini bus or van. $400/
best offer. (863)801-6182
Paul


CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, $200 neg. Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984
TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.



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



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



BEAGLE, Male. CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
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
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



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




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



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


STEREO SPEAKERS
1 pair) For home system.
70 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


FA991ML








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 19, 2005 17


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

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture

F' T

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
Seeds/Plants;,
Flowers 865


APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.

SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.

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


-U


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

LAWN MOWERS Murray,
Craftsman, Snapper, Rid-
ing & push (5) $150 In Im-
mokalee (863)674-0098

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





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

RIDING MOWER, Diuo)i.
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 ri,,trunsS
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


BRAND NEW- From floor to
ceiling 2/1, w/small extra
room, in town, $850/mo
FLS, (863)634-3604.

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


BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)073-
2784.

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

OKEECHOBEE 3BR 1V2 BA
$900.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.

Roommate 95


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 10t00
Investment
Property Sale 10,5
Land Sale 040
Lots Sale I45
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted I06'.
Resort Property -
Sale 10)7
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl0t'0



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



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158


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

-u f tt


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 vearballoon. OAC
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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


Mobile Homes

III *

Mobile Home Lots 20'u5
Mobile Home Parts W2010'
Mobile Homes Rent I",)i
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



ON WATER Primrose park
furnished $500 mo. call
Vicky 863-763-8711




PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front, Large Florida
Room, furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228
PARK TRAILER 32' With Fl/
rm, C/A, Small Adult Park.
Furn. $12,000 863-467-
8830
RIVER BEN RV PARK 2br,
1 ba, Front/back porch
screened. Down sizing.
Must sell! (863)357-1430.
SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614



Recreation



Boats 0(oo
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis .0I
Marine Accessories 30 'u
Marine Miscellaneous ',)25
Motorcycles "030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 0.135


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, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405


Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


PONTOON OA, 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.
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard/
outboard, fiberglass hull,
low hours, $2900. Inquire
at Lot 54, Riverbend Trail-
er Park or call (863)801-
9360 '
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

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


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

CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
DODGE MOTORHOME '78
23' good cond.
$1500
(561)310-6611
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
MOTORHOME '89 37', not
licensed in FL. Good cond.
only 45k mi. $6000'
(561)310-6611
TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-
mote sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mis.
$22K (772)461-1023


TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023




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

EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.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

TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7

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


FRANKLIN,'05- 38ft, self
contained, 2 slide outs.
Washer & Dryer, Loaded,
$22,900, Will deliver. Prev
owner non smoker & w/no
pets. 954-483-1322 Cell


Automobiles



Automobiles 4'N5
Autos Wanted 4001
Classic Cars 40ri.
Commercial Trucks 410`)6i
Construction
Equipment 4025'
Foreign Cars a030
Four Wheel Drive J-5 5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4'44t
Parts Repairs .15
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4.'55
Tractor Trailers 40>i6
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 41)70


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 EXPLORER '92' new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
GRAND AM '92
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6122

LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
Signature series, 122K,
ood 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 mailto:
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, 3% fon, 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


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good baft.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


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.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.

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
TRUCK TOPPER, 2 yrs. old.
White. Fits '99 Ford 250.
$1200 (863)763-5519

TRUCK TOPPER
L-881/2/ w-601/2
$25
(863)697-8547


CHEVY-1981 2WD, 350
motor & trans. $600 for
p in : .'r .,rr:. : (863)801-
6.182


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.
SUPERCHIP #2705-flTS
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


CHEVY CONV VAN, '90-
123K mi, exc cond, $3000
firm. (863)467-6469.

DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561.
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



PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US
441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974
will dispose of stored items on
March 30, 2005.
Unit #454 Sassone
Unit #222 Landry
Unit #227 & #228
J&S Trucking
561864 ON 3/19 26

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Two-Drawer Filing Cabinet
A lemnifc project for do.-i-youMfersl who need a
place for all of ihobe important papers that seem to
accumulate in erery home, this filing cabinet project
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tie home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum
ber and plywood, the project featuresall staigh cuts
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Community Events


Coast Guard holding GPS class
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a GPS class at the Civic Cen-
ter from 1 until 4pm on Saturday, March 26. This popular course will help
you get more out of your GPS equipment and enhance your boating expe-
rience. The course is also a must for anyone considering buying new GPS
equipment for their boat. Anyone planning to attend should call (863)
467-3085 to pre-register.

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

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!

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. Any-
one interested in possibly joining the club come on out.

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 continue
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 House located
at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.

Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship, applications are now-available at 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 mem-
bers. Deadline for applications is April 15.

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the
Okeechobee Cqunty 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.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing.to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859.

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

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced 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 Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiving
reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head Start.
You may also get information at this number regarding just what early
learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many children
are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.


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