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Vol. 96 No. 84 Friday, March 25, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside
Store clerk
charged in theft
A local convenience store
clerk was arrested by the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD) after she allegedly
stole over $40,000 in Florida
Lottery scratch off tickets from
stores where she worked.
Teresa Lynn Jernigan, 48,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested
March 22 and charged with
grand theft (over $20,000 but
less than $100,000). She was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a $10,000
bond. According to jail records,
she posted bond that same
day.
According to OCPD Detec-
tive Bill Saum, Jernigan
'allegedly stole up to 140 books
of the scratch off tickets. He
said the estimated total of the
thefts is $43,800. However, he
pointed out that she also won
money off some of the tickets
but did not know how much.
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Students learn
to count money
Ms. Snyder's class just fin-
ished reading "Winn Dixie" the
class illustrated and wrote
about their favorite parts of the
book. The boys and girls want
to thank Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Hicks
and Mrs. Heasley for volunteer-
ing their time to help with all of
our projects and upcoming
spring play "The Three Nanny
Goats Gruff."
Mrs. Moore's class has
enjoyed learning about birds.
Mrs. Moore brought her pet
parakeet, Baby, into our class
to visit. We drew pictures of
him and wrote about him. We
have also been learning about
time and made some great
grandfather clocks. We are
also learning about coins.-Par-
ents, we are very excited about
our egg hunt. We hope to find
lots of plastic eggs.
Page3
Security guard
called a hero
BEMIDJI, Minn. A novice
security guard at a high school
described a slain colleague as a
hero, saying he gave his life to
save her from a student-
turned-gunman.
LeeAnn Grant, 20, said she
fled as Derrick Brun rose from
his desk at Red Lake High
School to confront 16-year-old
shooter Jeff Weise, ignoring
Grant's pleas to run.
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Protecting the public
Bobby Sippert has been serving the community as a
school crossing guard for over four years. He directs
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Store clerk is charged


in theft of Lotto tickets


A local convenience store clerk
was arrested by the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD)
after she allegedly stole over
$40,000 in Florida Lottery scratch
off tickets from stores where she
worked.
Teresa Lynn Jernigan, 48, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested March 22
and charged with grand theft
(over $20,000 but less than
$100,000). She was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $10,000 bond. According
to jail records, she posted bond
that same day.
According to OCPD Detective
Bill Saum, Jernigan allegedly stole
up to 140 books of the scratch off
tickets. He said the estimated total
- of the thefts is $43,800. However,
he pointed out that she also won
money off some of the tickets but
did not know how much.
"There's no way to trace how
much she actually won. Roughly,
about $5,000 that we know of," he


order Wednesday to keep the state
Department of Children & Families
from reconnecting the tube. On
Thursday, even before ruling on the
4 custody question, Greer reinforced
S-. that order.
Outside the Pinellas County
courthouse, 'about 30 protesters
knelt in prayer.
Also Thursday, David Gibbs III,
S. o the attorney for the Schindlers, filed
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pending civil rights lawsuit against
S __ Michael Schiavo and others in fed-
S- eral court in Tampa. He also asked
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evening.
"The new claims raised are
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S_ Michael Schiavo's attorney. He said
he is hopeful the case will soon be
peacefully settled and criticized
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"It saddens me greatly that we
S. ..- have to run to court to get court
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justices "could have provided great
guidance in this confusing issue."
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said. "Another problem we're hav-
ing is figuring out how many tick-
ets she actually took."
According to the detective's
report, Jernigan stole the tickets
while working for the stores
between October of 2004 and
March 2005. He said she took 134
books of tickets valued at $300
each, for a sub total of $40,200.
Detective Saum went on to say
she also took another five to six
books that were valued at $600
each, for a sub total of $3,000 to
$3,600.
Detective Saum's report goes
on to state that Jernigan gave him
permission to search her home.
During that search, he found- 181
used scratch off tickets in kitchen
cabinet drawers. He indicated the
tickets were of different values and
could total as much as $3,620.
Detective Saum said Jernigan
actually bought some of those
tickets, but it's not clear how
many.


that Congress violated the Constitu-
tion when it passed a bill allowing
federal court review of her case,
because that tried to overturn state
court rulings.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
of Tennessee and Republican Sens.
Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and
Mel Martinez of Florida filed a
friend-of-the-court brief late,
Wednesday siding with Schiavo's
parents.
"This is not about Terri any-
more. This .is all a political view,"
Scott Schiavo, Michael Schiavo's
brother, told CNN on Thursday.
"They're being bullied, actually, by
these right-for-life people, basically
telling them, 'If you don't go our
way, you won't get our votes.'"
Terri Schiavo suffered brain
damage in 1990 when her heart
stopped briefly from a chemical
imbalance believed to have been
brought on by an eating disorder.
Court-appointed doctors say she is
in a persistent vegetative state with
no hope of recovery.
Her parents and their doctors
argue that she could get better and
that she would never have wanted
to be cut off from food and water.
Ronald Cranford of the Universi-
ty of Minnesota, a neurologist who
was among those who made a pre-
vious diagnosis of Schiavo, said
"there isn't a reputable, credible
neurologist in the world who won't
find her in a vegetative state."
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Students learn how to count money


Courtesy photo/Early Learning Coalition
Subsidized child care
The'Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee
Counties met on Friday, March 18, at the YMCA in
Indiantown. A decision was made at that time to at least
temporarily raise the age of eligibility for subsidized
child care (formerly known as ALPI) in Okeechobee
County through age 12. To apply for services please call
toll free 1-866-273-6340. Shown in front of the YMCA are
Nicole King, Maureen Zackey, and Olan Faulk (in white)
all ELC staff, and Heather Hoffmann and Shaun Keil of
the YMCA.


Courtesy photo/South Elementary
Storytelling.
Mrs. Jacque Hayes from the Okeechobee Community
Theatre visited Mrs. Pearce's second grade class and
performed a "Storytelling" to the story "The Paperbag
Princess". Mrs. Hayes used a storytelling apron and
props that were purchased by a grant Mrs.'Pearce was-
awarded from the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Mrs.
Pearce purchased $500 worth of materials to set up a
storytelling center. Students -use thestorytelling easel,
aprons, and mittens as they utilize props to retell or
reread stories. Storytelling is an ancient folk art that is
well suited; ,fr meeting the Sunshine State Standards.
When .students creatively retell stories, they practice fun-
damental' reading concepts such as setting, character
analysis, sequence of events, and main idea.


Ms. Snyder's class just fin-
ished reading "Winn Dixie" the
class illustrated and wrote ab6ut
their favorite parts of
the book. The boys f k,
and girls want to
thank Mrs.
Elliott, Mrs.
Hicks and
Mrs. Heasley
for volunteering
their time to help with all of our
projects and upcoming spring
play "The Three Nanny Goats
Gruff."
Mrs. Moore's class has
enjoyed learning about birds.
Mrs.. Moore brought her pet
parakeet, Baby, into our class to
visit. We drew pictures of him
and wrote about him. We have
also been learning about time
and made some great grandfa-
.ther clocks. We are also learning
about coins. Parents, we are
very excited about our egg hunt.
We hope to find lots of plastic
eggs.
Mrs. Noonan's class is look-
ing forward to spring break. We
hunted and set a trap for a lep-
rechaun. We are learning about
pennies nickels and dimes.
Mrs. Bronkella's, Ms. Rauler-
son's, and Mrs. Smith's classes
have been learning about Ire-
land and Irish folklore. We invit-
ed a leprechaun to our room. He
came to visit and played tricks
on us! We made a trap to catch
him but he escaped.
Did you know that skip
counting helps you count
money? Mrs. Cassels' kinder-
garten has been skip counting
by 5's, 10's and I's. It helps us
count nickels pennies and
dimes. Learning about money is
fun. Our alphabet has us study-
ing about things that hatch from
eggs. We are also learning about
this in our science class. Many
animals hatch, and it's spring.
Maybe we'll find a nest of birds
during our vacation.
First Grade'
First -grade students of the
week in these teachers classes
are: Hollin: Angel Garcia; Mur-
rish: Marie Eshleman; Laskey:
Ana Gandarilla; Anderson: Mori-
ah Gruber; Osuldsen: Isaac Han-
ner; Parrish: Mario Aguilar and
in Bartlett's class: Colton Etchi-
son
Second 'Grade
Mrs. White's class is getting


reading for a visit from the Easter
Bunny on Thursday! We are
making bunny bags so the East-
er Bunny bas a place to deliver
his treats for us. We can't wait.
Yum!
Mrs. Brady's class says,
"Spring is in the air!" They are
excited about their field trip to
the zoo, the Easter party, and of
course, spring break. The class
is learning about shapes in
math, weather in science, and
poetry in writing. Where has this
year gone?
Mrs. Reuter's class enjoyed
the presentation on bones. We
learned many valuable lessons
for life on how to prevent osteo-
porosis, which is a silent disease
that causes holes in your bones!
Remember, exercise, eat the
right foods and have fun in the
sun for only 15 minutes.
Mrs. Claypool's class is excit-
ed about their upcoming field
trip to Dreher Park Zoo. The
class is continuing to work on
time and calendars in math. We
will be starting some science fair
activities after spring' break.
Remember to read lots over the
spring break!
Third Grade
Mrs. S. Duncan's class is
excited about our unit on Mexi-
co. We will take an imaginary
trip through the country of Mexi-
co. We will learn about the land,
customs and people. During our
travels we will make maracas,
adobe houses, serapes, and
sombreros. Our last stop will be
Los Cocos Restaurant. During
our fiesta we will break a pinata.
Ms. Tilton's homeroom sur-
vey showed that most of her
class felt they were prepared for
the FCAT. That's the spirit! We
are looking forward to a themat-
ic unit on insects in science, and
the performance of some tan-
gled fairy tales in reading.
Mrs. Chris Duncan's class is
thrilled FCAT is over. The past
few weeks were very stressful
and busy! Now we are looking
forward to our Mexico unit. We
will be making several crafts like
maracas, serapes, and .som-
breros. We will also be having a
fiesta with pinatas. This will be a
lot of fun! We would like to wish
everyone a happy spring!
Fourth Grade
Our fourth graders are fin-
ished with FCAT testing, and we


ate happy. This past Friday, we
had a Fun Day. It began with a
graphing activity with cereal.
Then we celebrated with a
video, popcorn and sodas. Final-
ly, we had some fun activities
which included multiplication
bingo, a Saint Patrick's word
search and a decorated three-
leaf clover.
We want to thank our parents
for getting their child to school
each day. We had very few
make-ups because of good
attendance.
This week it's back to our reg-
ular schedule and curriculum.
We are on the final stretch now
and encourage our students to
keep working hard.
We will be awarding our stu-
dents for the third marking peri-
od and want to congratulate
each and every one for their suc-
cesses. In addition to our honor
roll, we will be recognizing sev-
eral of our students for the
Accelerated Reader Award as
they have been reading up a
storm.
We want to say we are proud
of our fourth graders for their
participation in the March of
Dimes drive. We also had a few
students earn T-shirts for bring-
ing in $25 or more.
We will be working on sci-
ence fair projects after spring
break for our fair coming up in
April. So parents you will be
hearing more about that later.
Remember, we will be having
school on Thursday, April 31.
Fifth grade had nothing to
report this week.
Administration
Everglades Elementary will


host a yard sale/flea market on
Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. We will be renting
spaces to the public for $15 $20
and this includes a table. This is
a wonderful opportunity to raise
money for your club, organiza-
tion, or for yourself! Our school
will include our own yard sale
with lots of wonderful bargains.
Proceeds from the event will
help fund our new Everglades
Elementary Gator Grad Scholar-
ship. This scholarship will be
awarded to one chosen graduat-
ing OHS student who has
applied for the scholarship and
meets eligibility criteria. We
thank our community for your
support.
Student Council
Thank you to Everglades Ele-
mentary School! The school col-
lected $2,704.71 for the March of
Dimes. Thanks to the generosity
of our students and staff. Ever-
glades Elementary won four
awards "Best New Team", "Top
Fundraising School", Fifth place
in "Total Amount Collected",
and "Chair Club." Again thanks
to everyone in helping to raise
money for such an important
event.
Literacy Council
The "WOW' (Word of the
Week) for this week has been
traction. Traction means the
rubbing together or friction
between one object and another
when it's moving. Here it is in a
sentence: "The traction between
the car tires and the road makes
* driving safer."


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INVITATION TO VENDORS
UPCOMING FAMILY FESTIVALS
Arts, Crafts, Specialty Merchandise and Food Vendors Wanted
April 2 & 3: WaterFest at Okee-Tantie Marina
May 7: Radio Fiesta
Cinco De Mayo de Okeechobee
at Agri-Civic Center
Other Festival Dates to Follow.
Pick up Vendor Application at the Okeechobee County
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Arts
"In reference to the comment about needing the arts in
Okeechobee; could you please call Main Street at 357-MAIN
(6246)? We have an arts and cultural committee that is working
very hard on promoting the arts in Okeechobee, so we would
love for them to contact us to assist."
Airboats
"I would like to say. that these airboats have been using the
same areas for years and years. They are not northerners, and
they should know that there is one trail through the mouth of
the river that they are allowed to use because of rough and tur-
bulent water. Also, if the wind is blowing pretty hard airboats
use a lot more power than a regular boat does to prevent being
turned over. When you have 25 boats fishing at the mouth of
the river there is no other place for the airboat to go but
between them. If these people know that there are so many
there, they could move down just a little farther to give the air-
boater a little more room. You have the entire lake on which to
fish, and when you fish in an airboat trail you are going to see
an airboat."



Community Events


Church hosting Good Friday service
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. on March 25.
Church presents Easter musical/drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., is pre-
senting "All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises" an Easter musi-
cal/drama. This program depicts the days leading up to the cruci-
fixion and resurrection of Jesus. The program will be performed
on Good Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 26, at 7
p.m. The church is located behind the McDonald's on S.R.70 E.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.
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 charac-
ters come to life in this portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For
information, call (863) 467-0070.
Baptist church sponsors car wash
The.Everglades Baptist Church will sponsor a free car wash at
the Shell Station across from the Brahman Theatre on S. Parrott
Avenue on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. For infor-
mation, call the church at (863) 467-5479.

Dixie Echoes Quartet to be in concert
The Dixie Echoes Quartet will be in concert at the Parrott
Avenue Christian Church, located on S.R. 70 W. -4.5-miles west
of Okeechobee, Saturday, March 26, at 6 p.m. There will be no
admission charge.
Legion hosting Easter egg hunt
American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host an
Easter egg hunt on March 26 starting at 10 a.m. There will be four
age groups: 1 through 3; 4 through 6; 7 through 9; and, 10 through
12. Prizes will be given away in each age.group. For information,
call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
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. In addition to
the barbecue, there will be an auction beginning at 2 p.m. at the
ROC. For information, call Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or
Dowling Watford at (863) 763-2121.

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. until noon. Children are asked to
be at the. church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog. and soda for
lunch. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. The
children will be separated by age divisions: 5 and under, 6-8 and 9-
11. Parents are asked to stay. There will be prizes and other activi-
ties for the entire family.



Crime Prevention Tip

It is illegal to ride a four wheeler or three-wheel ATV on the
roadway, or on the shoulder of the roadway.





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Looking Back ...
This is a Pee Wee Football team in 1972 called the 'Catfish'. Team members are: (back row, left to right) Leroy Johnson,
Eddie Neal, Tony Catanzaro, #75 unknown and David Bennett; (middle row, left to right) Lance Durrance, Leonard
Brazell, Tyrone Brazell, Steve Moreland, Todd Louis and Alphonso Crowell; (front row, (left to right Kenny McBride, Hank
Raulerson, Richard Lane, Richard McGee and Ernie Goolsby. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we
can copy them while you wait.



Letter to the Editor .


The Challenger
.1 saw him just sitting there. He
wasn't bothering anybody yet
everyone who walked by just
gawked at him as though he was
an alien from another planet.
He was wearing a pair of
worn, old leather shoes with the
shoe laces tied in knots. Both of
them no bows, just knots.
He also wore a pair of pants
that were pulled up a little too
high above his waist and it looked
like they just did nol seem to fit
him right.
We made eye contact. I all at
once wanted to divert my atten-
tion and my gaze elsewhere -
partly because I did not want to
draw attention from him, and
partly because I felt guilty because
moments before I was staring at
him.
He looked at me and our eyes
met and all I saw was a face of a
man that, I'm sure, had been
around longer than I have been
with my 44 years. Yet the eyes and
look-of the man as he looked at
me intently was the face of a
child.
There was no animosity
towards me, no hatred, no mis-
trust and no disguise 'from this
man. My anxiety eased somewhat
when the corners of his mouth


rose and his weathered face
broke into a happy grin. I began
to relax.
Then the man reached into his
pants pocket and after some fum-
bling around, almost to the point
of looking weird, he retrieved his
hand and walked over to me, and
smiled as he placed in my open
palm a wooden Tinker Toy piece.
I realized right then and there I
was not going to be able to ignore
this man any longer.
He and I met in the rink of
everyday life and he was the chal-
lenger. And I was certainly no
champ. Yet his interaction with
me was nothing less than that of a
challenge.
He challenged me. He chal-
lenged me and my pre-conceived
notions about what or how a
retarded man should do, act or
behave.
- He challenged me and my
long-held and erroneous belief
that the retarded should be out of
sight and out of mind.
He challenged me with the
truth that is that he had every right
to be here in this same place as I.
He challenged me with the
notion that he was more than
what I thought he was.
He challenged me by causing
me to believe that he could do
more than what I thought he


Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Say-
tour. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.

Saturday
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 emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club
that will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited.
Just follow the signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross
Race Track.

Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
There are no events scheduled for this day.

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at 'the Well meet at 7 p.m. at 1404 S.W. Second Ave.
for community Bible study for women. For information, call
Theresa Brown at (863) 467-1112.
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.


could do; that he could be more
than what I thought he could be;
and he actually challenged me by
making more of a difference with
his life than I had so far with mine.
It was as though he was asking
me no, he was daring me to
accept his challenge. I took the
Tinker Toy piece and I slid it into
my own pants pocket. I then con-
tinued on down the sidewalk.
I did not forget my encounter
with that retarded man that day.
In fact, that encounter comes
back to me each day-you might
say as a daily challenge to re-
evaluate any preconceived
notions or ideas I may have about
others.
I acknowledge right now to
you reading this that many of my
pre-conceived notions and ideas
were wrong. Everyone no mat-
ter who they are or how they may
look to us has inestimable
worth and value.
Since that day my life has
never been the same not just
because I accepted the chal-
lenger's challenge but because I
began to fully realize and under-
stand that the challenger was'
actually the champ all along.
And now I pass the challenge
on to you. I challenge you to bet-
ter educate yourself, as I did,
about the abilities and talents,


needs and even accomplish-
ments of the mentally retarded
and developmentally disabled.
Some day we are all apt to find
out that every retarded person
we've ever met was actually an
angel in disguise.
My name is John Zeigler and I
am very proud to say.that my wife
Nancy Zeigler serves as the exec-
utive director of the ARC of Okee-
chobee, the Okeechobee Reha-
bilitation Facility, Inc. Nancy has
devoted her life to working with
the mentally challenged, develop-
mentally disabled and handi-
cappled adults in our community.
Nancy and I, along with her
dedicated staff, want to invite you
to come and accept the challenge
and to come and be'a part of what
is happening, at The ARC of Okee-
chobee. The ARC is located at 403
N.W. Second Ave. in Okee-
chobee. The main phone number
is (863) 763-2419.
You are also invited to come
and visit us at the ARC Thrift Store
located at 2825 S.W. Third Terr. in
Okeechobee. The Thrift Store
phone number is (863) 467-9644.
I promise you if you come and
accept this challenge, as I did, it
will change your life, too.

John Zeigler


Community Events


Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is conducting
their annual peanut butter Easter egg sale. Large eggs sell for $3.50.
They are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name written on
them. Our small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated with a
flower. To place an order, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 357-0415.
Place orders in advance and the order will be delivered to your home
or office. Orders will be taken through March 26.
Easter egg hunt 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 Corral
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. Participants
should bring their own baskets. Parents may want to bring a lawn
chair to sit and relax. For information, call (863) 697-1308.
Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April 2
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the class is
$10. Registration will be on March 26 at 8 a.m. Please call ahead to
sign up for the class. You do not have to be an AARP member or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For infor-
mation, contact course instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

4-H club plans car wash
The Spurs and Saddles of the 4-H club will hold a fundraising car
wash on March 26 from 9 a,m. until 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking
lot.
Coast Guard holding GPS class
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a GPS class at the Civic
Center from I until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. This popular
course will help you get more out of your GPS equipment and
enhance your boating experience. The course is also a must for any-
one considering buying new GPS equipment for their boat. Anyone
planning to attend should call (863) 467-3085 to pre-register.
Drowning is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 26, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be L. Puddin Race,
public education specialist for the St. Lucie County Fire District. The
topic will be life safety issues, drowning and near drowning and
unprotected back yard pools. For information, contact L. Puddin
Race at (772) 462-8337. For CPR programs contact the local Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488.
Airboat club to meet
The Big Lake Airboat Club, Inc. will meet March 26 at 9 a.m. at the
Alvin Ward Boat Ramp in Moore Haven. After the meeting members
will go to Observation Island and have lunch. Everyone is asked to
bring their own lunch. After lunch the club will take a ride towards the
Monkey Box and around. Anyone interested in joining is welcomed.








The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 25, 2005


Community Events

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1896 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting a dinner
and lecture in their north dining room on Tuesday, March 29. Din-
ner will be at 5 p.m., and the lecture will start at 5:30 p.m. The cost
for the dinner will be $3. The topic of the lecture will be signs and
symptoms of vascular disease, and will be presented by Dr. Rene
Loyola. Dr. Loyola specializes in general and vascular surgery and
is a member of the active medical staff at Raulerson Hospital. This
program is offered free to the community, and there will be prize
drawings. Seating is limited so please call the Raulerson Hospital
public relations department at (863) 824-2702 to RSVP.
Safe boating class planned
The 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.
Local church hosts Sharron Kay King
Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Nashville
Christian singer and songwriter Sharron Kay King in a liveperform-
ance on March 30, at 7 p.m..For information, call the church at
(863) 763-6869 or Linda Eyler at (863) 4958.
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, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.
Hospice plans yard sale
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on Thurs-
day, 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 Okee-
chobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee.
Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage
enrichment weekend April 1-3. Tickets are $10 for singles and $20
for couples. These fees cover the cost of the food. Seminar topics
will include: the Bible, sex, money, communication and problem-
solving God's way. On April 1, the seminars will be from 6:30 until
9:30 p.m. and will be held at the Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. On
April 2, the seminars will be held at the Gathering from 8:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m., and will include a Continental breakfast. On April 3,
the seminar will be held at Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth
St., from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Childcare will be provided. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-5479.
Group plans pot luck dinner
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch is planning a pot luck dinner on Satur-
day, April 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be held being held at 2310
S.E. 24th Blvd. in.Taylor Creek Isles. If you're someone looking to
make new friends, just come on over. For information, call Altie at
(863) 467-6252 or Shirley at(863) 763-8820.
FFA hosting bluegrass concert
The Future-Farmers 6f .'6rer.:;, (FFA) will host a fundraising
bluegrass concert on April 2 ftiom 6 until S p.m. in the Okeechobee
High Schooi' auditorium Scheduled to perform is the Potter Road
Bluegrass band. Tickets will be $5 each. Children 10 and under are
free.
Church hosts "Signs for Jesus" drama
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 Okeechobee,
1902 'S. Parrot Ave. Everyone is invited. There is no admission
charge. For more information, call (863) 763-6869. The Payne Fami-
ly will be here from April 1-9 and will be available to perform for
other local churches. If you're interested in your church hosting
"Signs for Jesus", call the Living Word of Faith at (863) 763-6869.
Guardian ad litem training scheduled
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie, and Martin counties to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. The dates of
these meetings will be April 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Courthouse. The meetings will be held
in the Board of County Commissioners room at 304 N.W. Second
St. Call (772) 785-5804 for information and an application.
Girl Scout adventure planned
A Girl Scout adventure will be held Saturday, April. 9, from 10
a.m. until noon in Flagler Park #2. There will be camping with a
campfire, songs, games and crafts for girls ages 5 through 17. Par-
ents are encouraged to come. You can join now only $10. For infor-
mation, call Kay Mathis at (863) 763-4631 or Laurie Pharr at (863)
763-7000.
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 members. The deadline for returning applications is
April 15.






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Courtesy photo
Fourteen students of Russ Adams Taekwondo America com-
peted in the regional spring tournament for Taekwondo
America. Those students were: (in no particular order) McK-
ayla Skinner, Kayla Simpson, Trey Howard, Bryon Byrd, Pay-
ton Byrd, Shyann Sales, Christian O'Connor, Jessica Jaimes,
Naresa McLaren, Kimberley Womble, Aaron Porter,
Johnathan Guitron, Lindsey Williams and Russ Adams -
owner/instructor. Not pictured is Matthew Hapner.

Taekwondo students


win regional awards
Russ Adams Taekwondo third place forms; Kayla Simpson
America took 14 students to the first place sparring and second
regional spring tournament for place forms; Christian O'Connor
Taekwondo America in Winter first place forms; Aaron Porter -
Springs on March 12. first lace forms and third place
The results of the tournament sparring; Byron Byrd first place
Johnathan Guitron .First forms; Payton Byrd third place
place forms; McKayla Skinner forms and third place sparring;
first place sparring and second Kimberley Womble first place
place forms; Trey Howard third, forms; Jessica Jaimes spirit
place forms and third place spar- award; Naresa McLaren spirit
ring; Matthew Hapner fourth .award; and, Shyann Sales spirit
place forms; Lindsey Williams award.,

Sports Briefs


OCA plans
bass tournev


The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
ney on Saturday, April 2, at the
Okee-Tantie Cartpground and
Marina.
Tournament hours are from'
safe daylight until 3 p.m.
First place is guaranteed
$1,500. There \will be six places
paid and also a big fish award.
Registration is. $120 per boat
(teams of 2) and is non-refund-
able. This fee includes entry into
the big fish pot. .
Proceeds will go, toward
youth-oriented projects..
For information,' call: Ron
Schmidt at (8631 634--7361 or
Tony Stark at (863) 634 -7895
FFA alumni
hosts fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni
will hold its second annual sport-
ing clay fun shoot at Quail Creek
Plantation Saturday, April 2, to
benefit Okeechobee middle andi:
high school FFA chapters.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The day includes 100 sporting
clay targets, 14 shooting stations,
steak lunch, awards and prize
giveaways. .
The cost for a single shooter
is $60; .station sponsorships are
available for $100; a four-person
team with station sponsor is
$325; lunch only is available for
non-shooters for $10.
For information, contact


Daryl Buney at (863) 634-0642 or
Jeff Sumner at (863) 763-8999.


YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday. April9, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rit dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food,
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best
score, longest drive, closest to
the pin and the worst score.
Contact Bruc'e Conrad to,
make reservations for your four-
some at 1.863i 697-0952 or (863)
4167-0130; or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 .tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail, will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
Swill begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail'are June
2.6, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
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(863) 467-6767
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Stuart: (772) 219-2777
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Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
25, through Thursday, March 31,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Miss Congeniality
2" (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.
Theatre III "Guess Who" (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
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach County.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center. You can
invite ,up to 20 friends to join you
for a wildlife adventure tour, hands
on animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For more information on cost and
reservations, call 763-4630.
VA vans are-
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763
-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Giinslade, the
countyveterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy .
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Ceh-
ter of Okeechobee. a non-profil
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. Foi-r more
information or appointments call
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
. Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months,.infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique: Child-
care is not provided, however
infants in carriers are welcome.


For details call 763-8859 or 697-
6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT
is made up of a group of trained
volunteers \\fhorespond to local
disasters If you would like to give
of your time and talents to help
local citizens in time of disaster,
please call Andy or Candace at the
American Red Cross-Okeechobee'
branch at (863) 763-2488.


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BORDER COLLIE- vic of
Okeechobee County West,
call (863)467-7164 leave
message.
FOUND: American Bull-
dog/Curr. Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-
3225
FOUND: DOG, neutered
male, call to describe.
(863)357-3225

LAB MIX- found in Platts
Bluff,. Sunday 3/13, male,
approx 10 mos old, white
(863)634-5559.

CHIHUAHUA Black w/
brown face, small. Lost
near the hospital. 863-
357-3564.

CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
Free 1988 Dbl Wide Mobile
Home. Hurricane dam-.
aged. Hauled at your ex-
pense. (863)447-1057.
FREE TO GOOD HOME 2
puppies (863)467-2762

MOBILE HOME TRAILER
FRAME- 25' x10 ', you
haul away immediately.
(863)677-1407.
PITBULL guard dog no
good with children or other
animals loves water
(863)697-9922
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.


Garage Sale, Sat. only, 3/
26, 7am-3pm, 2348 SE
38th Trail, household
items.
MOV ,NG
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3/25 & 26, 8A-?, 2885 SW
8th St. off Eagle Bay Dr.
Furniture, Kitchen apple ,
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& Sun 3/25-3/27
10am-? 1144 NW
98th St. Okeechobee
Little Farms, Furni-
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itame

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, .traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
White Male Mid 60's,
New to area. Looking for
a Female Companion that
can polka. 863-801-1558.

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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
BP TECHNOLOGY Inc.
Is looking for help on 2nd
shift for a full time, forklift
driver/security person Call
(863)357-6663
to fill out an application.
CASHIERS-Town Star Food
Stores FT/PT hrs avail.
please apply. in person
2398 SR 70/Eagle Bay
Drive, Okeechobee. Or Call
863-467-4320.
CLERICAL
Must be bilingual must
have computer skills
salary depending on
Experience!.
(863)467-8899


Servers, Cooks & Buffet
Workers,
1111 SParrott 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
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Bilingual Helpful.
Call 863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758
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.
Experienced Tractor
Operator needed to mow on
90HP John Deere on ca-
nals in kthe Okeechobee &
Ft. Pierce Areas. Good Pay
& Benefits. Fof more infor-
mation Call Jeremiah Co-
scia @ 863-559-0374.
EOE/M/F/V/D
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6883.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Exp'd Cook & Wait Staff.
Ranchers Restaurant
(863)763-8115.

NEEDED
LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
MECHANIC/Helper wanted
Salary negotiable: Based
on experience and tools
(863)357-2150


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Potential for advancement
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employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An ,,Equal Opportunity Employer




BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated.
Some computer skills preferred. Mechanical skills a plus.
People skills a must! Will train right person.
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The right applicant will:
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority.
Applicant must be able to perform light to heavy physi-
cal labor, must be able to work in harmony with other
employees and be courteous to the general public. Ap-
plicant must possess a valid FL Operator's Driver's Li-
cense (only those with a clean driving record for the
last three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have neat, legible handwriting and aver-
age mathematical skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, Fl
34974. Applications will be accepted until positions is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
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Mental Health Therapist wanted
For a Juvenile Justice Facility.
Experience working with sexual
offenders preferred.
Must possess a Master's degree in
counseling, social services
or related fiel.d. Must be able to
pass background & drug screening.
$40,000 + Fax your resume to:
Diana Fetrow 1-863-357-6866


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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


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$26,000.00/YR. TO START


*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we
are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals
looking for a career in restaurant management.
Management experience preferred, but not
always needed. Will train the right personri.
Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making
$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only
your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

The opportunities available within this company
are tremendous... and better yet so easily
accessible to people with any kind of drive. It
is such a big surprise that so many people pass
right by something like this every day and don't
realize the sense of accomplishment,
fulfillment, and success they could obtain in
such a short period of time without any
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$26,000.00/YR. TO START


*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we
are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals
looking for a career in restaurant management.
Management experience preferred, but not
always needed. Will train the right person.
Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making
$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only
your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


MILL WORKERS
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits
Available, Apply at Syfrett
Feed Company, 3079 NW
. 8th Street, Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


OPERATORS
Needed w/loader &
Compactor Experience.
(863)697-9952


Place your help wanted ad
online at SALESPERSON
http://www2.newszap.com/ needed for Badcock Furni-
classfl.html or ture. Will Train. No phone
mallto: classad@newszap.com calls


Employment
-Full Time 205


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


DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For-Appointment
EOE DFWP


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


Certified Dietary Manager
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
hi'J 'll l 'l11 '11 i:I] ll'J 1
BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING A
DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated. A mini-
mum of Class D License required. Clean driving record
and people skills a must!
Apply in person to Taylor Rental,
523 N. Hwy. 98, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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Professional Floor Maintenance
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information


Employment
Full Time


Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
863-824-0802
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Class A CDL
Benefits Available Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee



MEDICAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED P/T On Surgical
Premises. Exp. Req. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919.
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BARTENDER,
COOK & Cleaning
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250
Demonstrators Needed
$$$ EARN EXTRA $$$
$10/hr., work 2-3 days per
week, Fri.-Sun. Demo
Products; Local Stores.
Call & Leave: Name, Phone
# & City You Live In.
1-877-833-0001
Place your help wanted ad
online at
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classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

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. 863-634-5765


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home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
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basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
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PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $250.
(863)467-8681
ROUND TABLE 4 chairs top
wood & white $50
(863)763-8085

SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

SLIP COVERS, Sure Fit, 12
fabric for sofa & love seat,
natural color, $65.
(863)467-2045


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


RANGE, Counter Top, GE,
Electric, Smooth Cook
Top. White. Like new.
$100 (863)467-4035
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint
side by side w/ice & water
in door, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6310
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.
Refrig./Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
STOVE, Hotpoint, electric,
excellent condition, $100.
(863)467-6310

WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953


BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.
(863)763-6757
MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.



PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.



BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80,'1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
MOBILE HOME WINDOWS
(3) 24"x52" $36 orwill
sep. (863)357-7065

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or % box 11 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679



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.


ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
3358



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse ,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/


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DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $200 neg.
(863)357-2233.
END TABLE, Early American
Style w/built in storage.
$25 (863)763-6843

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
fits 27" TV, Med. Wood
glass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
HEADBOARD Wood full size
$25 (863)763-8085



4
KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088


TV CABINET 6'Hx
30"Wx18"D holds 19"
Wood $75 (863)763-
5792
WROUGHT IRON BED
queen size have photo for
email on request $200
(863)983-7775



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-
bee.


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.



MASSAGE TABLE- with
professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.



BEDSPREAD, King size.
Quilted, fall colors. Good
quality. Like new! $15.
(863)763-0867
JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
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classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com

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


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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



BEAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
(863)634-2424.
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $250.
(863)528-9897
JACK RUSSEL female I
shots & wormed 8
wks. old. $250
P (863)673-5370 l
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
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.
YORKIPOO pup CKC reg.
shots Vet Cert. $450
(863)357-0037



POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star DE, $75. (863)467-
6573

SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA, VITA, 4 Person, Needs
new water pump. $500. &
Go cart for free. (863)447-
3560



SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Electric. Works well. $25
(863)763-9647


*-Ia

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




BIG SCREEN TV
Magnavox, oak wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159
SNAP ON WIRE FEED
WELDER w/alum. spool
gun 300amp. 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704


Services



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


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


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



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






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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps., Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VIRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 1/
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 /
ton, heat.and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-'
4365.
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


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


DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-
9946.







10 The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 25, 2005


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


Agriculture



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


APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
QUARTER HORSES 2)
Cutting/Team Penning Pros-
pects. Well breed and well
started. (772)979-0282
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.


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BRIGGS & STRATON
11HP riding mower
engine $25 works good
S(863)357-0872
LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177
LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613
LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.
LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.
Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113

RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
8 hp w/mulching deck.
$350. (863)467-9054

RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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.


EXECUTIVE HOME:
.3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Excellent
neighborhood. No pets.
(863)634-1554 after 5:30p


FURNISHED COTTAGE-
2br, lba, screen room,
boat lift, on water,
(863)763-6886 or
(863)447-1093.



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

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WATERFRONT
2Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$1,200 a month. First, last and $600 security.
No pets please!!
PIPPIN PROPERTIES REALTY
Ask for Christy, 763-3566


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020)
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040I
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1ti8


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
54-801-6158
Investors dream 4BR/2BA
CBS Home, New CA/Heat
$130k (863)634-1055



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


MbBILE HOME LOT- lake
access, in the city, all utili-
ties in, call (863)634-
1871.
ONE ACRE Home site near
r Schools & Sports Corn- -
plex. $55,000. 239-415-
1455.



S. Central Kentucky, 31
acres, on paved road,
County water & elec.
avail., great hunting, nice
mountain view, year round
spring, private seller
$52,000.
(863)467-5141 or
(561)248-2129


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU237



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514




GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
MOBILE HOME- water front,
lake access, 3br, 2ba,
screen patio, Ig dock, boat
ramp, (863)634-1871.
OKEECHOBEE, Clean, Park
model w/roofover, carport,
furn., W/D, FL rm. Vantage
Oaks 863-357-1180
PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228
Park Trailer. '32' W/Fl/m,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Furn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830


lRecreation



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 30?5
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 20i5


ANGLER, 1977
17ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400 '
(863)902-0316

BOAT, 14_Ft.,, Aluminum w/
trailer, Johnson O0/B,
Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069

FIBERGLASS LUND 17' w/
trl 140HP I/O Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876


I HousesmRent


Glasstream, '86, TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
inboard, outboard, 16 ft., Nice shape. Must see!
$2500 .or best offer. $550 863-610-0064 Call
(863)634-7108 after 6 pm.r


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I Houses-Rent


KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x-26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
Place your ad online at
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classfi.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Pontoon, Suntracker
Bass Buggy, '05
18', 50hp Mercury 4
stroke motor & trailer,
never used, $12,000
(863)467-2305
PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard
motor, fiberglass hull, low
hours, $2900. Inquire at
Lot 54, Riverbend Trailer
Park or call 863-467-
4997/801-9360
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trlr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044



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
GOLF STREAM 1997,30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Veryt good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837
RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

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


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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




MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.


HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7
KAWASAKI '77 750 AM/FM
Cass, leather Saddlebag,
runs good. $1500 or best
offer (863)452-6561


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005 "
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4i120
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 1050
Utility Trailers -1065
Vans -1070


CHEVY CAMARO, '88,
needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-8662
CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
ELCAMINO CHEVY '83 runs
good $1000 or best offer
(863)763-5817 after 5pm

FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078


FORD THUNDERBIRD '95
2dr. loaded, V-6, good
tires runs good $2000
(863)261-2442,
GRAND AM '92
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6122

LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
Body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
-8052.
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
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http://www2.newszap.com/
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PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

PONTIAC Firebird '88 needs
work doesn't run $1000
neg 863-763-5817 after 5
pm.


BELAIR '55 4DR, Needs to
be restored or sold $1500
neg (772)979-3489

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
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 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.
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.


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


CHEVY 8.5 Diff Carrier w/
342 gears $150
(863)467-8856


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



CHEVY 1981 2WD, 350
motor & trans. $600 for
parts or whole. (863)801-
6182
FORD P/U' 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561



BRONCO II '88
2.9L good cond.
$800
(863)467-5621 after 7pm


FORD ECONOLINE 150
1983, Asking $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0681

FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.
PLYM VOYAGER, '93- fully
loaded, regular mainte-
nance, looks great in/out,
$2500 (863)763-7609.


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
VEHICLES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing at least one of the following vehicles
One Ton Regular Cab truck with utility body 140" wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with utility body 160" wheel base
One Ton Regular Cab truck with Cranemaster body
The Okeechobee Utility Authonrity (QUA) will receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalt and base work at the surface water treat-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SYi 1'2 Thick Type 5-111 asphalt
+/- 1500 SY 6" Base Course
include unit pricing for each to adjust quantity of work as needed
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (QUA) will receive Sealed bids, for the
purpose of purchasing a trailer-mounted generator as follows:
One 60 kW, 240 volt, 3-pnase
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The QUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the QUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, on or
before 3:00 PM on April 5, 2005.
Landon C. Former, Jr.
Executive Director
563119 ON 03/24,25,26,27,28,29.30/05

NOTICE OF QUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at the
Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meet-
ings, he or she will need a record of proceedings, and for such purpose,
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is based. such person may provide a court recorder, stenographer, or a
tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
563108 ON 3/25/05


CHEVY DIFF PARTS, 373 or
342 gears $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-8856

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.'
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 & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.
RIMS & TIRES 13" chrome
spoke rims plain tops &
key $600 or best offer
(863)697-1396
TAILGATE for' Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407

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


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