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Vol. 96 No. 88 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 50N Plus tax


At a Glance
Man's death still
under investigation
As the investigation into the
suspicious death of a 54-year-
old Okeechobee man Friday
continues, detectives are asking
for help.
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Detective T.J. Brock
asks that anyone with any infor-
mation into the March 25 death
of Pedro Denova call him at
(863) 763-3117.
Mr. Denova was found lying
in ayard on S.W 19th Ave.

Inside
Groups support
living wills
TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Bar and the Florida Medical
Association have joined together
to encourage Floridians to learn
about the benefits of preparing
Living Wills and to designate
Health Care Surrogates. The
lawyers' and physicians' groups
are providing information and
statutory forms on their Web
sites at www.flabar.org or
www.fmaonline.org.
The Florida Bar and the
Florida Medical Association are
working together in an effort to
maintain their traditions of serv-
ing the public interest.
Page2
Bogut expected to
enter NBA draft
SALT LAKE CITY Utah
center Andrew Bogut will enter
the NBA draft, forgoing his final
two years of eligibility to possi-
bly become the No. 1 choice, a
school source said Monday.
The 7-footer from Mel-
bourne, Australia, was sched-
uled to make the announcement
at a news conference later in the
day, according to the source,
who spoke to The Associated
Press on condition of anonymity.
Bogut, the leading vote-get-
ter on the AP All-America team,
averaged 20.4 points and 12.2
rebounds while leading the
Utes to a 29-6 season, which
ended with a loss to Kentucky
in the regional semifinals of the
NCAA tournament.
Bogut considered leaving
after last season, when he was
the Mountain West Conference
freshman of the year, but a visit
to Australia from new Utah
coach Ray Giacoletti convinced
Bogut to put off the NBA at least
another year.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
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Crime Prevention Unit of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, along with the crash
test dummies (left to right) Larry and Vince, explained to the children how the accident
dummies that they see on TV relate to those used in the test cars. Afterwards the kids
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printed by Denise Simpkins of Child Protection Education of America, Inc. She was
there with Deputy Keith Stripling of the Crime Watch Unit of the Okeechobee County
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O'Neill fundraiser
Shirley Till eagerly collects money at the Bobbi O'Neill
fundraiser which was held at the R.O.C. on Saturday,
March 26. This affair was coordinated by the Kiwanis
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News Briefs

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

Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE Homebuyer'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.


Doctors and lawyers encourage living wills


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Bar and the Florida Medical Asso-
ciation have joined together to
encourage Floridians to learn
about the benefits of preparing
Living Wills and to designate
Health Care Surrogates. The
lawyers' and physicians' groups
are providing information and
statutory forms on their Web sites
at www.flabar.org or
www.fmaonline.org.


The Florida Bar and the Florida
Medical Association are working
together in an effort to maintain
their traditions of serving the pub-
lic interest.
"Physicians and lawyers want
to ensure that all individuals
involved with making health care
decisions have the necessary
information to make informed
decisions," said Florida Bar Presi-
dent Kelly Overstreet Johnson, of


Tallahassee, and Florida Medical
Association President Dennis S.
Agliano, M.D., of Tampa.
Additionally, The Florida Bar
Speakers Bureau is arranging for
members of its Elder Law, Health
Law and Real Property, Probate
and Trust Law sections to volun-
teer as speakers for address civic
and community organizations
throughout the state on Living
Wills and other end of life issues.


To schedule a speaker, groups
should call 1-800-342-8060, exten-
sion 5767.
A Living Will is a document
that gives instructions or express-
es an individual's desire concern-
ing any aspect of his or her future
health care treatment. A Health
Care Surrogate is a person desig-
nated to make health care deci-
sions if the individual becomes
unable to do so. A Living Will


should not be confused with a
person's legal will which disposes
of personal property on or after
his or her death, and appoints a
personal representative or
revokes or revises another will.
In order to make the provided
documents valid, they must be
signed and witnessed. There is no
need to involve a physician or
retain a lawyer, unless personally
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Joanne Sue
Balliett Rix
Joanne Sue Balliett Rix, age 63,
of Ashland, Ohio, died Saturday,
March 26, 2005, at Kingston of Ash-
land Nursing Home.
She was born March 24, 1942,
in Mansfield, Ohio and was the
daughter of Jack and Teresa Horn-
ing Balliett. She was a graduate of
Mansfield Madison High School
and also graduated from the Mid-
Ohio Practical Nursing Program in
1966. She moved to Okeechobee in
1978 and was a practical nurse at
Raulerson Hos-
pital in Okee-
chobee for 15
years. She also '
had served as, .
the executive
director of the
Okeechobee
County Chapter
of the American
Red Cross and Joanne Rix
had served as
its office manager and was on the
board of directors. She was a mem-
ber of the Women of the Moose,
the United States Air Force Auxil-
iary where she obtained the rank of
1st Lieutenant. Mrs. Rix also helped
to organize the Hospice program in
Okeechobee in 1984 and served on
its first board of directors and also
served on the board of directors of
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Association for Okeechobee
County. She was a member of the
Peace Lutheran Church of Okee-
chobee and had served on several
of the ladies groups in the, church.
In. 2001 she moved to Ashland,
Ohio where'she was a Ynmmber of
the Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by:


her parents, Jack Balliett and Teresa member of the Masonic Lodge and
Treadway; her stepfather, Ralph Eastern Star.
Treadway; and, a grandson, Ehrick Mr. Smith was preceded in
Timothy Lighty. death by: his wife of 57 years, Nora
Surviving are: one daughter, Hebert Smith.
Teresa Court of Shelby, Ohio; three He is survived by: two daugh-
sons, Michael Lighty, Tim Lighty ters, Mathilda Bohanon of Sebring
and Greg Lighty, all of Okeechobee; and Elizabeth Hendrick of Sanford;
seven grandchildren, Jason, Aman- his sister, Era Rogers of Monroe,
da, Rebecca,. Heather, Kelli, Melisa N.C.; two grandchildren, Katherine
and Greg Jr.; one great-grandchild; Strong of Bushnell and David A.
three sisters and two brothers-in- Hendrick, Jr. of Osteen; and, one
law, Ruth Hinkle of Ashland, Ohio, great-grandson, Hunter Lee Strong
Susan and Harry Reedy of Ashland, of Bushnell.
Ohio, Debra and Mike Collin of Visitation will be from 3 until 6
Lexington, Ohio; one brother and p.m., on Wednesday, March 30, at
sister-in-law, Ed and Linda Tread- Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
way of Mansfield, Ohio; and, a very Funeral services will be 11 a.m.,
close friend, Milo, Peterson of Thursday, March 31, at Beulah Bap-
Aitkin, Minn. tist Church in Winter Garden, Rev.
Visitation will be at the Den- Steve Rice will officiate. Interment
bow-Primm-Kemery Funeral will follow at Winter Garden Ceme-
Home, Wednesday, March 30, tery.
from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 All arrangements are entrusted
a.m., with the Rev. Sanford Mitchell to the loving .care of Bass Okee-
officiating. chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Interment services will be at tory.
12:30 p.m. in the Mansfield Ceme-
tery. The family suggests that -Thomas R.
memorial contributions be made
to the Ashland County Chapter of ,Shorty' Paul
the American Red Cross, 432 Cen- Thomas R. 'Shorty' Paul, age 82,
ter St., Ashland, Ohio 44805. of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Louis C. Smith March 28, 2, 2005, at Hospice of Mar-
Lous Smi tin and St. Lucie in Stuart. He was
Louis C. Smith, age 83, of Ocoee born Jan. 7, 1923, in Ashland, Miss.
and formerly of Okeechobee, died and had been a resident of Okee-
Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Winter chobee for 38 years. He served in
Garden Health Central Hospital. He the U.S. Navy and was a member of
was born Oct. 10, 1921 in Graham. the American Legion. He was a
He was retired from Gulf Life Insur- deacon.in the Church of God of
ance Company and Emory Walker Prophesy.


Co. in Okeechobee. Mr. Smith was
a member of Beulah Baptist
Church in Winter Garden. He was
a veteran of WWII and Korea hav-
ing served our country in the U.S.
Army Air Corps. Mr. Smith was a


He was preceded in death by:
his son, Roy Paul; and, daughter,
Sheila Paul.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 63 years, Claudine Paul of
Okeechobee; two daughters, Bev-


early Valka of Houston, Texas and
Doris Stevenson of Okeechobee;
several grandchildren; great-grand-
children; and, his pet Chihuahua,
Baby.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Tuesday, March
29, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at the Church of God of
Prophesy, 102 NW 10th St. in Okee-
chobee, on Wednesday, March 30,
at 11 a.m. Pastors Mike Bevis and
James Griffis will officiate and inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Pedro Denova
Pedro Denova, age 54, of Okee-
chobee, died Friday, March 25,
2005, at his residence. Born March
20,1951 in Mexico, Mr. Denova had
been a resident of Okeechobee for
13 years. He was a member of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include: his wife,
Alberta Denova of Okeechobee;
mother, Aurora Denova; sons, Gre-
gorio, Ociel, Pedro, Jose, Carlos,
Raunel and Reynel; daughters,
Emelia and Enedina, all of Mexico;
brothers, Loveto, Amador,
Zacarias, Lazaro, all of Mexico, Jac-
into and Ramiro, both of Okee-
chobee; sister, Maria de Jesus Den-
ova of Mexico; and, seven
grandchildren.
Friends may call at 1902 S.W.
Second Way on Thursday, March
31,at4 p.m.
Interment will be in Mexico.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Just cooking
On Saturday, March 26, (left to right) John Abney, Sr. and
O.L. Raulerson were cooking up the last of the chicken
for the Bobbi O'Neill fundraiser that was held at the
R.O.C.




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Terri Schiavo
"I would like to know if the president would have anything to
say about the lady who is brain dead if she wasn't from Florida.
With him being the governor, it looks like a political move to me.
If the governor wants custody of the lady, will he pay for the care
or will the state of Florida?"
Amazing
"Does anyone other than me find it amazing that all these
people are protesting letting Teri Schiavo die, when we have
hundreds and thousands of men and women being killed in Iraq
and they aren't even lifting a finger to protest it. I think they are
sick and need to have a head adjustment."

Child Abuse
"I am reading in the paper where there is a child with 22 bro-
ken bones, cuts and bruises and the mother and her boyfriend
are at fault. Why don't we put these kinds of people away for
life? But yet, our courts will turn them loose in a few months."
Heritage
"To the person condemning the Confederate flag, you should
learn your history. Both the North and the South had slaves, and
when slavery was legal in the U.S. there was only one flag and
that was the stars and stripes. So if you want to take down the
flag that represents slavery, you have to mess with the American
flag. Please leave our Southern heritage alone."
Silence
"Have you noticed the silence of the congressional Democ-
rats in the Terry Schiavo case? Of course, this is to be expected
because they refuse to vote for any Supreme Court nominee that
is against abortion."

Good Friday
"The courthouse, banks and everything were open for Good
Friday. But yet.on Martin Luther King Day they were all closed. If
you are not celebrating God's day, but yet you are celebrating
Martin Luther King Day, something is wrong."
Motive?
"The media loves the polls. Whoever they poll say to let the.
husband of Terry Schiavo decide. He. has been shacked up with
a woman for years and they have two kids. What is his motive?"

Easter Services
"Don't any of the churches in town have Sunday sunrise serv-
ices?. Don't they have special services for Easter? It would be a
good idea to have a list of the churches, address and phone
numbers with the times of their services especially on Saturday."
Proud Liberal
"I am a proud Liberal and I don't like the right wing with their
so-called morality stating in any way what I should do, how I
should act or what I should say. I can speak for myself. It is
wrong to start wars and ruin our country's economy. Why can't
the legal system rule as speedily for the Enron mess as they did
for the comatose woman? They keep diverting attention from
the war,; by talking about sports steroids and gay marriage. And
the only reasons the Republicans want investment in Social
Security is so they can swipe some of it."

Government Job
"Can someone tell me how is it that someone is hired to do a -
job and they can't so someone else is hired to do the job for
them, but the original employee is left in the same high paying
position? Can someone explain this to me? Oh by the way, it is a
government job."



Community Event

FFA alumni plans fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni will hold its second annual
sporting clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday,
April 2. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The day includes 100 sport-
ing 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. All money raised benefits Okeechobee middle and high
school FFA chapters. For information, contact Daryl Boney at
(863) 634-0642 or Jeff Sumner at (863) 763-8999.


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Letter to the Editor


Managing lake
takes common sense
Here we go again. Lake Okee-
chobee's too high and we hope we
can dump fast enough to get it
down for the health of our marshes
and without too much pain on the
estuaries.
You know, the wet season is
approaching. How often have we
heard this over the last 20 years?
Isn't simple logic missing too often
from the management of lake lev-
els. There's a term that was in
vogue a few years ago but perhaps
is still appropriate now proactive
management.
Forget the baloney and fluff of
"many other factors to consider"
and consider this: you know you
want to be a level of 13.5 above sea
level (or 14 if you're biased for high
water) on June 1. Take your pres-
ent level from October through
May, the normal period of lake
level decline, and draw a line down
to the 13.5 level. Above the line
means some pulse releases and
below means none. Rainfall during
the period is accounted for since
the origin of your line moves to
new starting points, The amount of
release depends on how much off-
track the decline shows. Phasing in
such releases all along during this
period lets our lake marshes recov-
er, which we desperately need
now, and precludes those massive
releases killing the estuaries.
We bass fishermen, to a large
degree, want healthy estuaries
because many of us like to fish in
the grass beds.
Sometimes water managers
give the impression that it's the sys-


tem doing it and they are at the
mercy of conditions. Can a com-
puter programmed with all the
complex decision boxes of the
WSE lake level schedule really be a
wise master of lake level manage-
ment? Let's shape up and put a
human in the loop with reasoning
power or at least a wise mon-
key. You could even have two in the
loop, one from water manage-
ment and one from the Corps.
Open water in Lake Okee-
chobee is in a state which we have
never seen in over 40 years on the
lake. The hurricanes showed us
what we have accumulated on its
deeper bottom from years of
abuse. Combine that with rotting
vegetation from the spraying oper-
ations targeting hyacinths, water
lettuce and now cattails and we
have some really fine water quality.
It rivals the Mississippi and Missouri
rivers in water clarity.
The clearer water is generally
where hydrilla filters it from wind
tides in coves and bays. Those
areas are limited and fishermen are
crowded into a few areas.
A healthy growth of hydrilla
may be our saving grace on this
lake, but incredibly, some want to
eliminate it also.
Fishermen, we must manage
the lake level wisely and let our
marshes flourish or water from the
open lake will flood our entire shal-
lows and we may lose our lake as
we have known her for so many
years.
Carroll Head
president
Friends of Lake
Okeechobee, Inc.


Upcoming Events

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 Okeechobee.
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 com-
munity 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. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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.
Wednesday
A A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. This will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Crulsiln' Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday,
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. For information,
call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. .
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who Is caring for and Ill family member is
welcome to join- us, The group Is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Free care for your loved ones, s available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day
Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sendlbly 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 becom-
ing 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.
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, locat-
ed 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour.
This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. This is an
open speaker meeting.


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Courtesy photo

Looking Back ...
This was a nice catch for Art and Betty Jackson who
decided to go out at the break of day in the late 1970s
and fish the Rim Canal with shiners. They showed them
off at what was known then as McDeavitt's RV Park on
U.S. 441 S.E., where they were residents. Do you have
any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
chobee 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.



Community Events

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1896 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting a dinner
and lecture in their northdining room on.Tuesday, March 29.
Dinner 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 vascu-
lar surgery and is a member of the active medical staff at Rauler-
son 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
live performance on March 30, at 7 p.m. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-6869 or Linda Eyler at (863) 4958.

Hospice will host seminar
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will host a long-
term care information session, sponsored by Morgan Stanley
Financial Advisor, on March 31 from 9 until 10 a.m. Karen K.
Roberts, CLU of Sagemark Consulting, will discuss the basics of
estate planning, charitable remainder trust and other related
benefits. Ms. Roberts will also be available for questions.
Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Theresa
Davis at (863) 467-2321 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.

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 plans yard sale
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.

Guardian ad Litem hosting program
As a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the 19th
Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program will host a candle lighting
ceremony for abused and neglected children on April 1. The cer-
emony will begin at noon, and will be held at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse near the flagpole. For information, call (772)
785-5804.

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 Gath-
ering 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 Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Child-
care will be provided. For information, call (863) 467-5479.


Street ministry plans worship service
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will hold an evening of wor-
ship and gospel music on April 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. in Flagler
Park #4. Food and drinks will be provided. For information, call
David Eng at (863) 634-3360.

Citrus canker talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 2, 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 Mark
Fagan, public information officer for the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry.
The topic will be citrus canker on the Treasure Coast, residential
trees and homeowner compensation. For information, call
(800) 850-3781.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 29,2005


OPINION







The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 29, 2005 5


Recent HU
A frightening outbreak of
Hemolvtic Uremic Syndrome
(H IUS) in (Central Florida has par
ents and health provides under-
standably worried.
Department of Health Secretary
Dr. John Agwunobi said that as of
March 25 there were 11 confirmed
cases of HUS in children under the
age of 10, and four cases in adults.
The disease has been con-
firmed in Orange, Seminole, Col-
lier, Volusia and Pasco counties.
According to the DOH, HUS
begins with ingestion of a form of
E.-coli bacteria. This can happen if
a child pets an infected animal and
then fails to wash his/her hands
before eating something. The bac-
teria are transferred from the hands
to the food and into the mouth.
The bacteria may also be in raw
milk or contaminated water. Pas-
teurization of milk heats it suffi-
ciently to kill bacteria, so commer-
cially processed milk is not a
problem. The concern is about
consumption of milk that has not
been processed.
After moving into the colon, the
bacterium begins to grow. Approxi-


S outbreak is reason for concern


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mately three to 10 days later, symp-
toms may develop including mild
to severe diarrhea, bloody diarrhea
and/or diarrhea with a fever.
For most people, the infection
ends with diarrhea. However, in 2
to 8 percent of cases the infection
continues and develops into HUS.
HUS may develop two to three
weeks after the onset of diarrhea,
according to the DOH.
Those most at risk are young
children and those whose immune
systems may already be compro-
mised by another health ailment.
Symptoms on HUS include diar-
rhea which may become severe
and bloody and fever. Left
untreated, the disease can cause


kidney damage and may even be
fatal. Treatment of the disease may
require blood transfusions and kid-
ney dialysis.
So far, all confirmed cases in the
recent outbreak have had contact
with events at the Strawberry Festi-
val in Plant City or the Central Flori-
da Fair in Orlando. Investigators
believe the outbreak may be con-
nected to animal exhibits or petting
zoos at these fairs.
Contact with infected animals is
just one way this disease may be
spread. Infection may also occur
from drinking unpasteurized milk
or juice, drinking contaminated
water or swimming in contaminat-
ed water. A lake or pond may
become contaminated if an infect-
ed animal goes into the water, or if
rain washes the manure or an
infected animal into the water.
If you or your children attended
a recent fair or festival with animal
exhibits, and have diarrhea, the
Department of Health encourages
you to contact your doctor.
As with most diseases, early
diagnosis can be important to suc-
cessful treatment.


To avoid HUS infection, DOH
offers the following safety tips:
* Wash hands often, and imme-
diately after contact with domestic
or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked
meat.
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-
tact your health care provider.
For more information, contact
your doctor or local county health
department.
For more information and facts
on HUS, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us or Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention at
www.cdc.gov.
For veterinary or animal-related
inquiries, contact the Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices at www.doacs.state.fl.us.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered
"healthy".


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Free freshwater fishing weekend will be April 2 & 3


Now's the time to gas up the
truck, load up the kids, break out
your fishing gear and go fishing!
On April 2-3 you won't even
need a license to fish in freshwa-
ter in Florida the number-one
destination for anglers from all
over the world.
Bass, bream and crappie all
start biting this time of year here
in the state that claims bragging
rights to the title "Fishing Capital
of the World."
The Florida Legislature and
the Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) set
aside one weekend per year for


residents and visitors to enjoy
freshwater fishing without having
to worry about buying a fishing
license.
Bob Wattendorf, an FWC fish-
eries biologist who helps pro-
mote the annual event, said the
Free Freshwater Fishing Week-
end is an opportunity for parents
to open a whole new world of
adventure with their children.
"When you see a child catch
his first fish and hear the squeals
and screams and you watch the
breathless excitement," Watten-
dorf said, "you're seeing a magi-
cal moment the child will


Sall phulo-Lorna Jablonski
Looking for points
Kyle Monti brought four bass that weighed 4.78 Ibs. to
the weigh-in scale at the Saturday, March 26, local youth
bass fishing club's tournament held at the Okee-Tantie
Marina. Monti is one of 33 anglers competing for points
toward regional and national events to be held later in,
the year.



Tway sets record


on #17 at Sawgrass


PONTE VEDRA BEACH For-
mer PGA champion Bob Tway set a
dubious record Monday by hitting
four balls into the water and mak-
ing a 12 on the par-3 17th island
green at The Players Champi-
onship.
The previous record was an 11
by Robert Gamez in 1990.
Tway was at 7 under par, only
four shots off the lead, when he
came to the 17th hole with gusts up
to 25 mph blowing from left to
right. His first shot went long and


into the water.
He went to the drop area, 77
yards from the hole, and again
went over the green. His next two
shots came'up sh-th and he finally
hit the back side of the green, 40
feet away. H three-putted for a 12.
Tway was tied for 10th when he
stepped on the tee, and tied for
72nd at 2 over par when he left the
green..
The 17th hole on the TPC at
Sawgrass is perhaps the most noto-
rious in golf, with an island green
that sits about 140 yards from the
tee. Officials say an estimated
150,000 balls are hit into the water
each year by paying customers.,


remember forever. And someday,
the child may pass that moment
on to yet another generation and
carry on the centuries-old tradi-
tion of fishing in Florida."
Free fishing weekend isn't just
for kids, though. It offers a con-
venient opportunity for adults
who haven't caught a fish in a
while to get reacquainted with
angling, and do it in some of the
waters that have yielded more
than 700 world-record fish catch-
es.
"It doesn't take much of an
investment to go fishing here,"
Wattendorf said. "A can of



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Sports Briefs


FFA alumni
hosts fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni
will hold. its second annual
sporting clay fun shoot at Quail
Creek Plantation Saturday, April
2, to benefit Okeechobee middle
and high school FFA chapters.'
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The day includes 100 sporting
clay targets, 14 shooting sta-
tions, 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 Boney at (863) 634-0642
or Jeff Sumner at (863) 763,
8999.


OCA plans
bass tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
hey on Saturday, April 2, at the
Okee-Tantie Campground 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 (863) 634-7361 or
Tony Stark at (863) 634-7895.


Robo-turkey helps FWC catch poachers


Some high-tech recruits are
joining the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) law enforcement team.
The Florida State Chapter of the
National Wild Turkey Federation
(NWTF) has given the FWC five
robotic turkeys. These so-called
robo-turkeys are lifelike figures that
rotate their bodies, move their tails
and even gobble.
"Our officers use the robo-
turkeys to snare poachers as they
attempt to shoot the decoys," said
Colonel Julie Jones, FWC's law
enforcement director. "Having five
more of these in the field will great-
ly increase our ability to catch
unethical hunters and conserve
one of Florida's prized game birds."
Robo-turkeys are not cheap and
cost around $700 a piece. And
since they are not bulletproof, they
often have a short lifespan. That is
why NWTF has stepped in to offer
assistance.
"Our group made a commit-
ment to provide the mechanical
birds to all five FWC regional
offices," NWTF Florida. Chapter
President Bill Marvin said. "We


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Courtesy photo/FWC
FWC Law Enforcement Officer Dwain Mobley uses a remote
control to demonstrate a robo-turkey's mobility and sound-
making capabilities.


appreciate the agency's commit-
ment to enforcing wildlife laws and
want to help officers with their
efforts."
NWTF has donated a total of 15
birds to the agency during the-last
three years. The five new robo-
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turkeys include four gobblers and
one hen.
This latest donation couldn't
have come at a better time. Flori-
da's spring turkey season began
this month.


worms, a cane pole and a few
hours of leisure time are all it
takes to get started. There is no
point in Florida that is more than
a few minutes drive from some
kind of fishing opportunity."
Besides all that, you get to eat
fresh fish when you go fishing
and every angler knows the fresh-
er the fish, the more delicious it is
on a plate beside some cheese
grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and
maybe some pork and beans or a
little potato salad.
Free fishing weekend applies
to freshwater fishing only.
Florida residents who take


advantage of free fishing week-
end and decide to settle into a
lifestyle of recreational freshwa-
ter fishing in this state's waters
may want to check into another
promotion the FWC has in
progress. The first 3:000 Florida
residents to purchase the $61.50
five-year freshwater fishing
license will receive $80 worth of
free hooks, lures, fishing line,
magazines and other goodies like
T-shirts and fishing towels.
"This is a great way to help
contribute to the future of fish
and wildlife conservation in Flori-
da," Wattendorf said. "Anybody


who is interested can get more,
information, including up-to-date
information about whether the
3,000 limit still is open, at
MyFWC.com."
Anglers who plan on buying a.
boat and pick the right make can,
save $250 on gear to outfit the
vessel if they buy the five-year
license during the promotion.
Fishing licenses are available
at county tax collectors' offices,
license agents, online at,
MyFWC.com or over the phone,
at (1) (888) FISH FLORIDA.


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Bryce Breslin from Boynton Beach caught 4.09 lbs. of
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
25, through Thursday, March 31,
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 "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

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver
items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee, County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards, program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For further
information or to obtain entry
forms, contact Dale Ann Watford,
secretary of the Board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.

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

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve


resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020,
or' Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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BORDER COLLIE- vic of
Okeechobee County West,
call (863)467-7164 leave
message.

FOUND: American Bull- I
dog/Curr. Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-
3225
,LAB MIX- found in Platts
Bluff, Sunday 3/13, male,
approx 10 mds 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.


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MOBILE HOME TRAILER
FRAME- 25 A10 ', you
haul away immediately.
(863)677-1407.
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.

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
863-801-1558.

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Employment -
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Employment
Part-TiMedical 210
Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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

A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY,
GOOD PAY,
CALL (863)467-2982
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.


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CASHIERS- DELI CLERKS
Town Star Food Stores
FT/PT hours available
Please apply in person
Posey Corner
12800 Hwy 70E
Okeechobee
or call (863)467-6041
Servers, Cooks & Buffet
Workers
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave @ Labor Finders.
863-467-9193
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Bilingual Helpful.
Call 863-634-1756 or
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DRIVER, CASHIER
OR ATTENDANT
Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimburse-
ment. Will train responsi-
ble person. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo, mm 184, Fl.,
Turnpike (863)763-9383
DFWP.
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.
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
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
MILL WORKERS
Needed 2nd Shift, Benefits
Available, Apply at Syfrett
Feed Company, 3079 NW
8th Street, Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
Need experienced roofers
Hourly crews plus
sub crews. Need own,
transportation.
772-201-5235 or
863-467-9484
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Needed w/loader &
Compactor Experience.
(863)697-9952
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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


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"'HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR'
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Div. is now accepting applications for expe-
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USY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER
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Part-Time Pharmacist
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Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information



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Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
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Certified Dietary Manager
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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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!
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523 N. Hwv. 98, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street



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



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


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)
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE




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


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
PALM BEACH POST
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Needed for Okeechobee
Area Call Mike @
1-800-932-2489 ext. 3583
Leave Message
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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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CONSULTANT
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ence in a child's life?
Make $60-80K com-
missions helping en-
uretics? All the ap-
pointments you can
handle. Travel and
communications
skills required. 1-
800-477-2233.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


Financial



Business
Opportunities '015
Money Lenders 31'
Tax Preparation 315



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that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
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-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
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complaints.
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phone numbers may re-
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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. Thereforefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
800)693-9398 Ext.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 45
Insurance 430
Medical Services 4135


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


-- .-


The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


I- Spca Noi


REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
Refrigerator, Commercial,.
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
STOVE, Hotpoint, electric,
excellent condition, $100.
(863)467-6310

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


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


I S'N ti


I I I 1q,


ial Noticep 155


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





Merchgdise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 620
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540)
Business Equipment 515
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 56.5
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 625
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 6.5
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 V2/
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 /2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.
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.


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

ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.

RANGE, Counter Top, GE,
Electric, Smooth Cook
Tap. 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


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.
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

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




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.
COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900.


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

BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits most any-
thing. $75 863-467-6805
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
Coffee Table, 2-endtables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-047.
DINETTE TABLE w/6 chairs
$175 (863)763-5792 Iv.
message

Dining Room Set, oak table,
2 leafs, 6 chairs, matching
hutch, solid, wood, $500.
-(863)634-6586
DROP LEAF OAK TABLE,
Antique, 4 chairs, excellent
condition, $300. 863-634-
6586.
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
lass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
. (863)763-1997.

HEADBOARD Wood full size
$25 (863)763-8085





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

LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300.863-612-
9879
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.


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Van Nuys, CA 91409


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address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


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GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incid 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.
WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671




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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ELECTRIC wheel chair lift
for mini bus or van. $400/
best offer. (863)801-6182
Paul
WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059


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



ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
(863)610-0521 ask for
avid.



Baby Bunnies for Easter,
different colors to choose
from, $5. (863)357-1035

BEAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
i(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready. 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
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.
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


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


I -


Empoyen


EOE


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




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




FISHING ROD RACK-
round,.hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.




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
TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both,
will sep. (863)697-9704



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


Agriculture


-IQ
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
PoultryISupplies 860
Seeds, Plants.'
Flowers 865


APHA PAINT GELDING
2 'years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.,
QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Wall Units
These versatile do-it-yourself wall units are an ideal
way to make the most of valuable display space. Any
number of the two units may be combined to take
advantage of any floor plan. Both units measure 78
inches tall by 16 inches deep. The unit on the left
measures 30 inches wide, and the unit on the right
measures 36 inches wide.

Wall Units plan (No. 648)... $8.95
Bookcases Package (No. C 18)
Three other projects ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to


Full Tame 206,1








10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 29, 2005


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

a BBSI


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



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 MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)517-1177
LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide 'body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.
RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467
RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
8 hp w mulchrifig ,jrck
,50r (8631467-9'n151

WALKING TRACTOR, S.in-.
p liCir ri 3ar 'y ;1n: [j D r
plow 850i 863.-.674-l



Rentals



-Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land rient 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


BRAND NEW- From floir tii
ceiling 2/1, w vmaii e-1ra
room, in town, $850/mo
FLS, (863)634-3604.
Okeechobee; 2BR/2BA on
water, $900 mo., 1st i r
,& sec., ref's req'd.
(863)697-3249-


Si


Space Avail. Immerr 1000
sq In locaLed 805 Hiy 27
Moore Hahven rip.-1 10 Good
Will (863)946-1181'


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



FURNISHED COTTAGE-
2br, 1ba, 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 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831


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 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property. Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BF, 2BA vi in noij..'
p,3:1l i': Aale ..i' .I & S
l rn : lTiJp An 13A e
Ci,-,e hriuoDee lod.y re-
772)597-6156 or
54-801-6158


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



Moore Haven
Builders lots still
a oad,:b in Drr nd i n E
comrrimunriiy rn-IT u)
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pro-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


r,


I Houses-Rent


I Pb ic o ice


I Houses-Rent


I bic Ic


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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2'005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



Lot 1/2 Acre
Double Wide 2005 3/2.
Never lived in, 715 NE
80th Ave, Okeechobee,
$125,000 Call Jack
561-635-3440



GLOBE 1973,33 Ft., Lg. FL.
I Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573

PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Watertront. Lg. Fla..
.Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228

park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Furn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830


Recreation'



Boats 3005
Campers *RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 30.5


ANGLER. 1977
17 nr 7ijrp ,Johnon
$2400
(863)902-0316

BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.


Community Events


Church hosts "Signs for Jesus" drama
The Pa rine Famil\ children proudl, 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 inriled There is no admission charge. For
more information, call 1i.3 763-68,9. The Payne Family will be here
from April 1-9 and -will be a& aildble to perform for other local church-,
es. If you're interested in your church hosting "Signs for Jesus", call the
Living Word oifFaith at 186'.' 7i .3.,-6869.

Guardian ad litem training scheduled
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litemi
program \% ill be training volunteers fromrn Okcechr-bee. Indian River, St.
Lucie, and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,


abandoned and neglected children in court. The dates of these meet-
ings will be April 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse. The meetings will' be held in the Board of
County Commissioners room at 30-1 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. Parents are encour-,
aqied to come. icou can join now only $10.For information, call Kay
fMaihis at (863) 763-4631 or Laurie Pharr at (863) 763-7000.

Airboat group plans meeting
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at Goody's Restau-
rafnt, 2114 S. Parrott Ave., on Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Agenda items
include discussion of the Citrus County noise ordinance; restocking
the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and, initiation of some'adjust-


ments to the association's by-laws. Immediately following the meet-
ing, club members will hold a ride. Members are expected; prospec-
tive members and visitors are welcome. For information, call Dennis at
(863) 763-6069.

Chamber members luncheon planned
The Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon will be
held April 13 at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The guest speak-
er will be Diego Chiriroga of LaVoz Spanish Newspaper. For informa-
tion, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian person-
al defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are openings still avail-
able by calling (863) 763-6464. The second segment of this class will
be held on April 16, at the shooting range located at Joe Hazellief's
ranch. Everyone will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on that
day.


Playing some games
During the 13th annual Fort Drum Day that was held in
Fort Drum on March 19, several children got together in
the park to play some fun and interesting games, with the
help of a few older children.






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Okeechobee NeN


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

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
House Boat '01
2 story 2BR/1BA 40'x16'
Scr.Porch Furn. Moore
Haven RV Resort Marina*
$85,000 call for photos &
info. (863)946-0484.
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
OZARK '86 Fiberglass V--
bottom w/75 HP Mariner
PTT-trl. Very, Very, Low
Hrs. Must see good cond.
$3,500 neg (863)467-
0136
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PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new,.never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736 '

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 TIOGA '84 58k
mi. Awning Sleeps n5
$8,750 neg
(863)610-9563
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
TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moohrf., 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 r$8K w/weight dis-
tribution, hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023

TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice :shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call.
after 6 pm.


TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377




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.

OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.

STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10o/ x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


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

KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
neg (863)452-6561

YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
or 863-675-3038



Pioneer, '05, 30', loaded w/
slide out, in Okee, like
new, $13,500. Moving
Must sell (754)581-4948

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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars '4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks40410
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050f
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CHEVY CAMARO, '88,
needs transmissiohwork,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-8662
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '87,
Must See! $600 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521

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 TAURUS, '95, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
(863)763-1138
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.
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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.
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


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


CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-
9704

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

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

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
S.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.

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407

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-



Utility Trailer, 6x14, rear &
side ramp, spare tire,
$1100. (863)697-2032



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.


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 Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids. for the
purpose of purchasing asphalt and base work at the surface water treat-
ment plant as follows:
+/- 2700 SY 1/ 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 (OUA) will receive Sealed bids, for the
purpose of purchasing a trailer-mounted generator as follows:
One 60 kW, 240 volt, 3-phase
Detailed specificationsre available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 51h Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA 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 OUA.
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. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
563119 ON 03/24,25,26,27,28,29,30/05



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