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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 105 Saturday, April 16,2005 504 Plus tax


Inside
Samurai Squirrels
win hockey crown
The Okeechobee Samurai
Squirrels recently won the sil-
ver division championship of
the Thunderskate Youth/Adult
Hockey League in Port St.
Lucie. They topped off their
undefeated (9-0-2) third season
of play by skating over the Pan-
thers 7-1 to capture the coveted
silver division crown.
. The Okeechobee Samurai
Squirrels were formed by a
group of friends who had been
playing roller hockey on the
tennis courts in Okeechobee
on Saturday nights. Only three
of the players had any experi-
ence playing roller hockey and
the majority of the team didn't
even know the rules of the
game when they started out.
The one thing they did have
was the desire to play.
They traveled to Thunder-
skate in Port St. Lucie to join
their youth/adult hockey
league. A sponsorship from
Play It Again Sports in Stuart
paid for their first jerseys. The
team was also given a discount
on equipment to get them start-
ed.
With only four weeks to pre-
pare for their first season, they
learned as they played. With
only one win in the first season;
they didn't give up. They ended
the second season with a 3-6-1
record and were eliminated in
the first round of the playoffs.
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Comics ...........12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .13
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County OK's road measure


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday meeting, the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners passed a
resolution designed to clarify
recent confusion about the
issuance of building permits on
substandard roads a topic com-
missioners have discussed at
length at recent meetings.
At the March 24 commission-
ers' meeting, County Attorney


John Cassels presented a pro-
posed resolution to clarify the situ-
ation. The resolution was
designed to clarify existing ordi-
nances. A resolution does not
require a public hearing before
adoption and does not have the
force of a law it simply sets poli-
cy.
At the April 14 meeting, that
resolution was adopted with
some minor changes.
Mr. Cassels acknowledged that
this resolution might bring up


drainage issues, and that the coun-
ty might have to acquire lots for
drainage purposes.
Commissioners looked at
maps of various subdivisions and
discussed how the resolution
would apply in different cases.
The resolution acknowledged
that for many years county ordi-
nances have restricted or prohibit-
ed development on non-existent
or substandard roads. However, it
went on to state that these ordi-
nances have not been uniformly


Annual fundraiser: Friends of Scouting barbecue


Staff photos'Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee Boy Scout Pack 955 and Cub Scout Pack 964 gathered with support-
ers of Boy Scouting April 14 at Williamson Cattle Company for a program and bar-
becue dinner. The annual Friends of Scouting event is the annual fundraiser for the
Boy Scouts.


enforced.
The resolution has several
goals, including the consistent
enforcement of county ordi-
nances, the avoidance of taxpayer
subsidy of private developments
and the elimination of high main-
tenance unpaved county roads.
The resolution calls for prohibi-
tion of substandard roads and
driveways within county rights-of-
way.
It requests end of county main-
tenance signs to be used wherever


possible, and suggests using differ-
ent colored street signs for private
roads and easements.
In what is perhaps the heart of
the resolution, the county com-
mission is required to review all
subdivisions with public rights-of-
way and roads not constructed to
current county road standards.
The commissioners are to rank
them in order of priority for estab-
lishment of special assessment
See County Page 2


Grants will



be used to


fund projects
By Pete Gawda should be getting an answer
Okeechobee News next month.
The county applied for
Housing grants, the Okee- grants totaling $4,375,000 for
chobee Development Authority several community improve-
(ODA) and canal cleanup were ment projects
among the topics that occupied ment pr er told commis-
the Okeechobee County Corn- Ms. Belcher told commis-
missioners in a daylong meet- sioners that she would meet
ing on Thursday. Thursday afternoon with offi-
Deborah Belcher of Romelis cials from Recovering Okee-
Planning and Development chobee After Disaster
Services reported that the appli- (R.O.A.D.) to discuss interim
cation she submitted for the housing, and housing for vol-
county's Community Develop- unteer laborers who might be
ment Block Grant (CDBG) was coming to help with hurricane
submitted on time. It was recovery. There is a shortage of
- approved at an emergency temporary-housing for volun-
commissioner's meeting on teer workers and she stated
April 4 the deadline for sub-
mission. She stated that she See Grants Page 2


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Company. It didn't take long for the youngsters to turn a low branch into a log ride.


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Southern Heritage Day
Chelsea Higgins (left) and Vanessa Bowman (right) both
seventh graders at Yearling Middle School are partici-
pating in Southern Heritage Day by having a lunch of tra-
ditional Southern foods. Students enjoyed such South-
ern favorites as cornbread, barbecued ribs, fried green
tomatoes and banana pudding.


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that the former K-Mart building
S- might be used to house volun-
teers. ,
Ms. Belcher stated of the pos-
sible $7 million that the county
S -" *could receive, $1 million would
Sbe earmarked for the extremely
low income. She said that some
., of that $1 million in grant money
could possibly be used to build
S- ,. efficiency apartments for volun-
S .- .. teer workers. Then, after the vol-
__ unteers have finished their work,
- the apartments would be used
for the elderly and disabled.
She said that R.O. A. D. has to
turn in an action plan to the
state.
Commissioners voted to
allow Ms. Belcher to act on
behalf of the county in dealing
with R.O.A.U. The commission-
-ers instructed her to bring the
plan back to them for approval.
STurning to economic matters,
commissioners considered an'
mo s* ODA request for a joint work-
shop to discuss the anticipated
-- _Sa m mission of the ODA and revisit
S. the matter of jurisdiction of the
airport and industrial park.
.* At one time, the executive
director of ODA managed the
S .. day-to-day operationrjpf the air-
port and the industrial park. The
..-. county then created the position
of airport manager that was
responsible for those tasks. The
*, airport manager's position is
now vacant.
County Administrator Long
said that had put off hiring an air-
port manager until commission-
ers decided the function of the


ODA.
"We need to keep control of
the airport," said commission
chairman John Abney.
The request was for a meting
on April 28, but Mr. Abney stated
that it was not necessary to meet
until after the planned economic
summit in May.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
main interest of ODA should be
economic development and not
running the airport.
Mr. Long said he would now
pursue securing a full-time man-
ager for the airport and the
industrial park.
As for canal cleanup, the
engineering firm of Craig A.
Smith notified the county that
two additional canals would
have to be surveyed in order to
complete the initial survey proj-
ect before cleanup could begin.
Two of the original four
canals canal selected for the
study proved to be too deep.
Commissioners authorized
spending an additional $18,295
to study the additional canals.
In other action, the commis-
sioners:
approved a change in zon-
ing from agriculture to residen-
tial general for Bret Severel for
property located about one-half
mile north of S.R. 78, accessed
from N.E. 24th Ave.;,
approved American Asphalt
Paving's request for a change in
zoning from residential single
family to heavy commercial for
property at 3157 U.S. 441 N.;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Anthoneel Allen for
the proposed five-lot Otter Creek
Preserve subdivision which is
located on the east side of U.S.


441 N., north of N.E. 168th
Street;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Biennot and Marie
Maurice for the proposed two-
lot Maurice's Estates subdivision
that is located on the west side of
S.R. 98, north of N.W. 36th
Street;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Albert and Louise
Jules for the proposed two-lot
Jules' Landing subdivision that is
north of the proposed Maurice's
Landing subdivision;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Prime Rate, Inc. for
the proposed 85-lot Thorough-
bred Estates subdivision that is
located on N.W. 240th Street, on
the north side of Eagle Island
Road near East Line Road;
received the annual report
of the Workforce Development
Board from Gwenda Thompson;
agreed to provide a meeting
space for the Civil Air Patrol;
rescheduled the May 12
meeting to May 10;
rescheduled the June 23
meeting to June 20;
appointed R. Michael Hill to
the Early Learning Coalition of
Martin and Okeechobee coun-
lies with a term to expire June
30, 2007;
approved a $5 weekly fee
for non-residents to use the
library's computers;
agreed to let the courthouse
lawn be used for a National Day
of Prayer observance on May 5;
and,
issued a proclamation des-
ignating the week of April 18-24
as Crime Victims' Rights Week in
Okeechobee County.


County

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districts meaning property own-
ers on the road would pay their
assessed portion of the pavement
costs. ,
For various reasons, the state
has acquired ownership of lots in
some of the unfinished subdivi-
sions. Mr. Cassels noted that the
county might have trouble assess-
ing the state.
Any property owner or develop-
er not wishing to wait their turn for.
a special assessment would be
allowed to build a road at their
own expense, provided it met
county standards and used proper-
ly qualified and licensed contrac-
tors.
The resolution also recognizes
that there are county maintained
roads that do not meet current
county standards. The resolution
states that these roads should be
improved, where feasible, to con-
form as closely as possible to cur-
rent standards. Property owners on
such roads, within the limits of all
other applicable regulations,
would be allowed to build on their
property
Individuals owning property on
substandard county roads would
be allowed to subdivide their prop-
erty, subject to all other applicable
regulations. However, they would
be required to bring the portion of
the road fronting their property up
to current county standards. '
Under the resolution, roads in
unplatted subdivision lots of under
40'acres would not be accepted by
the county for maintenance until
they have been brought up to


county standards. However, such
roads would be eligible for applica-
tion for special assessment that
would, as much as is practical,
bring the road up to current stan-
dards.
Owners of lots in unplatted sub-
divisions would be able to get
building permits. However, they
would have to acknowledge that
the access to the property is not by
county rights-of-way and there
may be limited access for emer-
gency vehicles. They must also
acknowledge that the county
might not ever accept the road for
maintenance.
Further lot splits or platting in
unplatted subdivision would be
prohibited unless access roads are
brought up to county standards.
Because of the impossibility of
the county to implement special
assessment districts over the entire
county at the same, the ordinance
provides for transition rules for
platted subdivisions.
The transition rules state that
roads providing access must be
reasonably passable. The owner
must sign a statement acknowl-
edging that access to the property
is not currently county maintained
land, and that there may be limited
access for emergency vehicles.
There owner must further
acknowledge that if improvements
are ever made to the road, they will
be made by special assessment.
Fill-in-waivers for building per-
mits in such subdivisions would
not be available to developers
under the transition rules. Fill-in
waivers may be granted if a resi-
dent is between two existing resi-
dences, or on either side of the
same road segments.


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Students are recognized Law Enforcement Activity Log


at award ceremony


Tuesday's third nine weeks award cere-
mony allowed Osceola Middle School
(O.M.S) to recognize many, many stu-
dents who excelled during the third nine
weeks in many areas. Congratulations,
students'. Congratulations to the O.M.S.
fastest milers for this week: sixth grade:
Adrian Tagle and Serena Bohn; seventh
grade: Jonathan Crawford, Gladys
astaneda, and Gloria Jenkins; eighth
grade: Reynel Denova and Randi
arnes.Way to go.
Upcoming Events: April 21, Anne Frank
Living Voices presentation forthe eighth
grade, 1.0; April 26, Progress Reports
go home.
Osceola Middle School proudly
announces its students that made the
honor roll for the third nine week period.
They are as follows:

Sixth grade
Carleigh Alderman, Anselmo Aponte,
Eugenio Aponte, Maria Baltazar, Hay-
ley Belding, Serena Bohn, Ashtyn
Brown, Ronda Cline, Christian Close,
Will Corona, Benjamin Estey, Kyle Fos-
ter, Lyle George, Tommy Gipson, Isvan
Gomez, Tabitha Gray, Brittany Haas,
Kara Harwas, AnaMaria Hernandez,
Nickey Ingram, Trent Johnson, Luke
Joles, Same Kenworthy, Taylor Kin-
man, Robert Lange, Juan Lugo, Kyle
Lunt, Codi Mars, Emma Marshall,
Joseph Menendez, Alex Ming, Erica
Murguia, Ali Nunez, Hayley Orr, Alexus
Peaden, Isabella Perido, Alyssa
Power, Danielle Racine, Kayla Runy-
on, TaDarrell Smith, Preston Smith,
Ryan Travers, Johanna Trimble, Eliza-
beth truner, Amber Wiggins and Court-
neyWilson.


Courtesy photo/OMS
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of
the Week. They are (left to right) Marshall Eng, Remington
Carson, Anthony D'Agostino, Misael Castaneda, Trixcie
Chavez, Tonia Gray, Brittany Drawdy, Samantha Branam. We
are proud of you.


Seventh grade
Yesica Albarran, Paige Arnold, Brice
Buckner, Laura Campos, Misael Cas-
taneda, Jessie Cofield, Anthony
D'Agostino, Roger Duque, Carla Gar-
cia, Miguel Garduno, Josh Gruber,Lind-
sey Hart, Zachary Hazellief, Griselda
Hernandez, Ashleigh Hiler, Kasey hill,
Dylan Honeycutt, Chelsie Houston,
Jonathan Hudoff, Jeri Hughey, Casey
Lawrence, Myranda McAllister, Josh
McCall Clark McCreary, Blayke Miles,
Erin Moore, Megan Mullin, Kenny Mur-
phy, Sarah Murrow, Zachary Norris,
Carlos Pacheco, Walter Piscatelli,
Kayla Raulerson, Ximena Sanchez,
Evan Schwartz, Michelle Spears,


Adam Tewksbury, Cameron Tewksbury
and RiaThomas.
Eighth grade
Randi Barnes, Courtney Beamer, Kayla
Benson, Travis Blowers, Juan Botello,
Joshua Christian, Kaylee Davis, Miran-
da DuBois, Michael Eagle, Joy Eras-
mus, Rachel Fairchild, Billie Jo Free-
man, Victor Gandarilla, Brittany
Haggard, Ashley Handley, Krischell
Harris, Georgia Hert, Ahanna Jose, Alli-
son Kuipers, Silvia Martinez, Jessica
Medina, Cassie Murray, Craig Norris,
Lonnie Pryor, Shaina Ragamat, Araceli
Rebollar, Melissa Ritter, Darlene
Rivera, Olivia Skeen, Justina Stokes,
Katelyn Stuart and Zachary Viegs.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Dorothey Rucks was the featured speaker at a National .Crime Victims' Rights Week pro-
gram held at noon Thursday on the courthouse steps. To Ms. Rucks' far left is Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May, to her left is Major Noel Stephen of the sheriff's office
and to her right is Capt. Dale LaFlam of the sheriff's office. Ms Rucks, who was a crime
victim, told the audience that she was able to recovery from her experience thanks to the
help of a victims' advocate and a detective who believed her. Joan Johnsonn, the sher-
iff's office victims' service coordinator, opened the program. Sheriff May gave welcom-
ing remarks. Sheriff's office chaplain, Rev. Joe Bishop, offered opening and closing
prayeist 'Cbunty"'Cbirnissioner John Abney presented a proclamation making the week
of April 18 through 24 Crime Victim's Rights Week in Okeechobee County.


Obituary

Linda Kay Lapp
Linda Kay Lapp, age 61, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
April 13, 2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. She was born July 28, 1943,
in Auburn, N.Y., Mrs. Lapp had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for over ten years. She was a
homemaker, a member BS Club
and enjoyed crafts and crochet-
ing.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Lapp and
dog, Buttons.
Survivors include: her. daugh-
ter, Courtney Lapp of Okee-
chobee; son, Robert Charles
Lapp of Georgia; stepsons,
Michael Lapp of Rhode Island,
Michelle Larkin of Lake Worth
and Maureen Willis of North Car-
olina; sister, Doreen (Terry)
Miller of New York; brother, Dick
Penird of Florida; granddaugh-
ter, Kitana Lapp of Florida; seven
grandchildren; six nieces and
nephews; and beloved cat,
Bruce.
There will be no visitation or
services. .
; All arrangements'are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Okeechobee City
Police Department
April 10
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, N.E.
14th Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft/burglary, S. Parrott Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. 16th St.
Burglary/criminal mischief, S. Parrott
Ave.
Information, N.E. Eighth Ave.
Burglary/unfounded, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Disturbance, N.E. Park St.
Information, S.E. Ninth Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian/police service
call, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.
Intoxicated driver/assist another
department, S. Parrott Ave.
Standby, S.W. Third Ave.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, S.W. Second St.
Juvenile problem, N.E. Park St.
Fight, S.W. Second St.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Seventh Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third St.
April 11
Burglairy/unfounded, S.W. Ninth St.
Man down/sick person, S.E. Seventh
St.
Man down/sick person, S.E. 12th St.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S.W. Fourth
St.
Fire/vehicle/brush, N.E. Fourth St.


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Burglary, S.W. 14th St.
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Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Domestic problem/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S.R. 15.
Stolen vehicle, N.W. 12th St.
Information, S.W. Ninth St.
Criminal mischief, S. Parrott Ave.
Mentally ill person, N.W. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Fire/vehicle/brush, S.W. Third Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Park St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Burglary, S.W. 11th Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Assault/battery/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Ninth Ave.
Police service call, S.W. Third St.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Child abuse, N.W. Second Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Police service call, S.W. Second St.


Fight, N.W. 12th St.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
April 13
Theft, U.S. 441 N.
Sexual battery/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 50th Ave.
Burglary, N.E. 16th Ave.
Disturbance, Center Ave.
Assault, N.W. Fourth St.
Assault, N.W. Fourth St.
Forgery, N.E. 31st Way.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 80th Ave.
Trespass, U.S. 441 S.E.
Fight, Brendaban Forest.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 N.
Stolen four wheeler/located, N.W.
167th Ct.
Trespass, N.E. Eighth Way.
April 14
Fraud/prisoner in custody, U.S. 441
S.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. Fifth St.
Death investigation, N.E. 50th Ct.
Fraud, U.S. 441 S.
Theft, U.S. 441 N.
Harassing phone calls, S.E. 68th
Way.
Neighbor trouble, S.W. 44th Blvd.
Juvenile problem, N.W. 34th Terr.
Suicide/threat, N.E. 10th Lane.
Suicide/threat, U.s. 441 S.


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about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Family Values
"I don't want to judge anybody so don't take it the wrong way.
But the truth is, I was a single parent for a long time. I had to raise
three kids on my own and all were boys. I cannot remember a
time when the Lord never made a way for me to have a roof over
our head, food, clothes and all the necessities that we needed to
survive. When I needed money I worked harder. I had side jobs
like cleaning houses or holding a second job. I worked hard to
keep my family together. Now, one of my children is married and
has kids of his own and he is doing well. The other is on his own
and has a good job. Not to long ago I got married. I have a good
husband that provides for me and my son. I still have the baby at
home; he is in the middle school. I thank the Lord for always mak-
ing a way. What I am getting at is this woman that sold her daugh-
ters for money there is no excuse for doing that. It's a shame
how some people don't think much of. their own flesh and blood.
I heard a preacher one day say that the animals care more about
their family than humans. I'm starting to think he is right. Whatev-
er happened to family valfies? I sure miss the good old days."

Identity
"I am calling about the 39-year-old woman who got arrested
for prostituting her children. I am wondering why their names
and pictures aren't being listed. I know the name of the mother
is not being printed to protect the juveniles, but what about the
23-year-old man that was arrested and charged with sexual per-
formance by a child and is in the county jail on $100,000 bond.
Why hasn't his name and face been printed. Who are they trying
to protect by not printing that?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. Since one of the woman's daughters was allegedly sold to
the man and the girl was living in his home, there was concern
that people could ascertain the girl's identity through her con-
nection with the man. Because of that, the decision was made
to not print the man's name. We feel it is paramount that the
identity of the children be protected and we, along with the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, will continue to do so.)

Sexual Predators
"I am just calling about these sexual perverts that are going
against kids in this town here and everywhere in the United States
right now. If we have the death penalty, why can't we have a cas-
tration penalty? People would be afraid to do something to a kid
and end up castrated. We wouldn't have to house them or feed
them or anything."

Doing Badly
"I have to feel sorry for the woman that was forced to sell her
daughter into prostitution and the other one for a car. If this is a
sign of George Bush and the Republicans' great society, we are
really doing badly. If we can spend $3 billion on a war in Iraq
that we can't win, but we can't spend social money on people
that can't help themselves to the point that they have to resort
to this."


Drinking Water
"OUA is telling people not to drink the wat|| that w, are pay-
ing a premium price for. What a joke. I think they are worried
about lawsuits." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke
with OUA Executive Director L. C. Fortner, who said the utility
has not issued any notice not to drink the water and he is not
sure as to what notice you are making reference.)



Community Events

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, April 21,
"Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thurs-
day, 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.


Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21
with Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will
start at 7 p.m. For information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-
2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-2855.





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Looking Back ...
Cattle roamed free as there were few fences. The fencing law did not take place until the late 1940s. This picture shows
cattle standing in Lake Okeechobee. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet
at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site in an adjoin-
ing county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863)
357-1371 for'information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group.
. A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Sunday .
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and
support group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency.
For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden .Corral
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
.Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression', bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to
diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Community Events

Wildfires topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Florida Division of
Forestry, Okeechobee Forestry District, Senior Forester Dale Arm-
strong, and Wildfire Mitigation specialist Melissa Corwell. The
topic will be creating a Florida firewise community; wildfires; and,
Bark Beetle infestation. To learn more about making your com-
munity and your home safe from wildfires call Melissa Corwell at
(772) 219-1248. For programs and forestry information, contact
Dale Armstrong at (772) 467-3004.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobie'branch has an adult
CPR/AED class scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 9 until 11
a.m. Then, on April 19, an infant/child CPR class will be held from
6 until 10 p.m. A first aid class has been scheduled for April 28, and
will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first class,
and $5 per class thereafter up to three classes. If you are interested
in signing up please stop by the office, 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call
(863) 763-2488.

Church to host guest speakers
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W Third Ave., invites the
women of Okeechobee to attend a women's breakfast tea with
guest speaker Dr. Leslie McNulty. The topic will be "The Woman
Believer". Admission is free. However, it is necessary to call and
reserve seating, since attendance is by reservation only. Call the
church office at (863) 763-7770 for reservations. This meeting will
be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Their will
also be a meeting for the men on April 16. It will start at 6 p.m.,
and will be facilitated by guest minister Dr. Kevin McNulty.

Hancock family reunion scheduled
The annual Hancock family reunion is scheduled to take place
at Peace River Park in Fort Meade on April 16. It will be held at the
Peace River Park's large shelter, which is the one closest to the
highway. For information, call, Edith Brown (863) 763-4390.

Library hosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the
fourth annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The program
will start witlflocal storytellers. There will be a break for refresh-
ments before the featured storyteller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate
Carpenter, brings her delightful Florida stories and songs to the
audience.

Church of God hosting revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 3011 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
host a revival Sunday, April 17, through Wednesday, April 20, with
Evangelist Tim Finlayson from Rockledge. Sunday's service will
begin at 6 pm. Monday through Wednesday services will begin at
7:30 each evening. For information, call (863) 763-4127.

Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April 18,
at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the St. Lucie School Dis-
trict offices in the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okee-
chobee Road, in Fort Pierce. Please enter the main school district
entrance (south west side) and the receptionist will direct you to
the community room. For information, call the local Early Learn-
ing office at (863) 462-5792.

School advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
ed.

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 19 de abril, 2005 alas 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados
de asistir.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Heritage Financial Services, 309 S.W Park St., on April 21 starting
at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber mem-
bers and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.






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Undefeated Samurai Squirrels win hockey crown


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee. Samurai
Squirrels recently won the silver
division championship of the
Thunderskate Youth/Adult Hock-
ey League in Port St. Lucie. They
topped off their undefeated (9-0-
2) third season of play by skating
over the Panthers 7-1 to capture
the coveted silver division crown.
The Okeechobee Samurai
Squirrels were formed by a group
of friends who had been playing
roller hockey on the tennis courts
in Okeechobee on Saturday
nights. Only three of the players
had any experience playing roller
hockey and the majority of the
team didn't even know the rules
of the game when they started
out. The one thing they did have
was the desire to play.
They traveled to Thunderskate
in Port St. Lucie to join their
youth/adult hockey league. A
sponsorship from Play It Again
Sports in Stuart paid for their first
jerseys. The team was also given a
discount on equipment to get
them started.
With only four weeks to pre-
pare for their first season, they
learned as they played. With only
one win in the first season, they
didn't give up. They ended the
second season with a 3-6-1 record
and were eliminated in the first
round of the playoffs.
The team quickly gained the
respect of other teams in the
league. Spectators began to fol-
low the team. They wound up the
second season with the largest


Courtesy photo
Dave Sterling, the goalie for the Samurai Squirrels, was
named as MVG for having the least goals against and the
highest save percentage in. the league.
fan base in the entire league with Panthers 7-1 to take the title.
fans coming from Okeechobee, At the awards ceremony fol-
Lakeport, Buckhead Ridge and Ft. lowing the game, Samurai Squir-
Pierce. rels team captain Jeff Zarrella's 18
The Samurai Squirrels began goals and 11 assists in the regular
their third season with two quick season earned him the high scor-
wins. In the third game of the sea- er award for the league.
son they took on the Martin Coun- Squirrels' goalie Dave Sterling
ty Blaze, a team made up entirely was presented with the Most Valu-
of Martin County firefighters who able Goalie award for having the
had never been beaten. The least goals against and the highest
Squirrels fought to a 6-6 tie. save percentage in the league.
They continued to work their The Squirrels' new season will
way through opponents without begin shortly. They will be mov-
being defeated. They went into ing up into the Gold Division to
the playoffs ranked No. 1. Again, compete in a higher level of play.
they skated through the opposi- Visit the Samurai Squirrels'
tion to put them into the champi- website at
onship finals against the Panthers. http://www.orgsites.com/fl/samu
With a capacity crowd on raisquirrels for the team's roster
hand, the Squirrels pounded the and game schedule.


The Samurai Squirrels recently won the Silver Division crown in the Thunderskate
Youth/Adult Hockey League in Port St. Lucie. Team members are (in no particular order)
Dwayne Rutherford, Kenny Osteen, Nori Ortiz, Jeff Zarrella, Jordan Palmer, Dave Sterling,
Rick Decambre and Chris McArthur. Not pictured are Mike Green and Dan Danforth.


The Fishin' Line.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Last weekend proved very suc-
cessful for the Headturners3.com
tournament anglers. Congratula-
tions to Mark Minor for finishing in
first place with a total of 43.18 lbs.
Kudos also go out to Jim Wilson
for coming in second with 37.16
lbs., Tom Morse for placing third
with 34.34 lbs., John Supley for
fourth with 33.78 lbs. and Ed Hat-
.away for fifth with 31.96 lbs.
Congratulations also go to
Headturners3.com for the way
they handle the fish brought in for
weigh-in. They consistently
release over 95 percent of the bass
caught during their tournaments.
This past tournament was no
exception. Of the 271 fish brought
to the scale, 269 were alive and
healthy when released back into
the lake. That is a 99.26 percent
release rate.
Bait shops and guides state that
the bass fishing is still great. They
are being caught at Cody's Cove,
King's Bar, Tin House and in the
Kissimmee River. Top baits have


been spinnerbaits, topwater,
Flukes and Horny Toads.
Boaters, be careful if you
decide to go to Cody's Cove.
There was a report of a sunken air
boat out there Friday' morning.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conver-
sation Commission officers were
dispatched to the scene. Bubba
Helton stated that due to the chop-
py water, it was almost impossible
to see the airboat until almost run-
ning into it.
Specks are still biting in the
river, off the pier and in the Rim
Canal near J&S. There have also
been reports that bluegills are
coming back. ..The specks and
bluegills are being caught on
,rickets arid Be,:htl(- Spiis
The ramps at ,rkee-Tantie
Marina will be busy once again
this. Saturday when the BFL bass
tourney comes to town. Anglers
are due back in for weigh-ins
beginning at 2:30 p.m. If you're
not fishing in that tournament you
might want to either come in earli-
er than 2:30 p.m., or stay out later
than 4 p.m. to avoid the traffic.
Have a great weekend.


Sports Briefs


Youth cheerleading
clinic is scheduled
A cheerleading clinic will take
will be held from Monday, April 18,
to Thursday, April 21, at Yearling
Middle School beginning at 5:30
p.m. Try-outs will be Friday, April
22, in the Yearling gymnasium
beginning at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For information contact Bar-
bara Stokes at (863) 634-9174.
Headturners3.com
plans new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man,
one-boat, one-day bass tourna-
ment trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this new
trail will take place on Sunday,
April 24, at Roland.and Mary Ann


Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston.
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-
ers3.com.
Links tourney aids
Arnold's Wildlife Center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center will host its annual
.golf tournament at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club on
April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf,
cart, lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bon-
nie Matteo at 634-6805.


O.G. & C.C. Results


P.I.G.S. League
April 6: 1. Kenny Curran, 2.
Bill Crowder, Last Place Joe
Albrechta, Closest to Pin (2)
Kenny Curran, (8) Harry White,
(11) Don Heath and (17) John
Nickelson.
April 8: 1. Vinnie Malone, 2.
Bruce Syjud, Last Place Steve
Kof, Closest to Pin (2) Vinnie
Malone, (8) Joyce Hacker, (11)
J.W Cain and (17) Joe Albrech-


April 12: 1. Sunni Adams, 2.
Kenny Curran, Last Place -
Penny King, Closest to Pin (2)
Dottie Marshall, (8) Russ
Adams and (17) Kenny Curran.
April 13: 1. Russ Adams, 2.
George Guydosh, Last Place -
Bill Crowder, Closest to Pin (2)
Kenny Curran, (8) John Nickel-
son, (11) George Guydosh and
(17) Joe Albrechta.


Courtesy photo
O.L.G.A. elects officers
The Okeechobee Ladies Golf Association held its 2005-
06 installation of officers at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club on April 7. The association was honored to
have Major Noel Stephens of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office install the new officers. Major Stephens
swore in, (in no particular order) Sunni Adams presi-
dent; Joanne Waites vice president; Diane Smet, who
stood in for Fran Dierig, secretary; and, Dale Bryant -
treasurer. For information on this organization, contact
the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club at (863) 763-6228.


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 16, 2005 RELIGION 9


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Jim Dawson,
Assistant Pastor, First United
Methodist Church
Matthew
19:16-26, KJV
v. 16 And someone came to
Him and said, "Teacher, what
good thing shall I do that I may
obtain eternal life?"
I love the people of Okee-
chobee very much. The country
life is definitely for me. At our
church on Sundays, we have
three services- in the morning.
Between services one day, I had
to go to Wal-Mart, in town to pick
something up and I was amazed
at what I saw. The parking lot was
filled with people who weren't
dressed as if they were planning
on going to Sunday morning
church. It got me thinking about
the good people in our communi-
ty and possibly why they weren't
at church on Sundays.
Have you ever said or thought
"I am a good person. I may attend
church. I may tithe my money. I


never have been in trouble with
the law. My kids have turned out
OK, and my life is pretty decent. I
love God my way, and I am basi-
cally a good person?"
Because if you have then you
should be able to relate to the rich
man's question in this parable:
"Teacher, what good thing shall I
do that I may obtain eternal life?"
We, as a community of believ-
ers, need to understand that the
answer to this question is not
found in the "thing" but in the
"person" of Jesus Christ.
From this text, Matthew 19:16-
26, there are three things that I
want to share with you as you
read this article that will better
answer the question "Am I going
to inherit eternal life with Jesus?"
What I first would like to share
with you is we need to love God
whole heartedly. The rich man
was really self-centered. He loved
himself more than his neighbor
(the poor). He loved his posses-
sions more than God (follow me).
Have you ever kept your money
or sharing your time from some-
one who was really in need? Do


you value golfing or your bass
boat more than spending time
with God? These are the pit-falls
of the life in which we live. In this
sense, our life today is no different
than life in Jesus' time.
Secondly, we cannot save our-
selves, we need Jesus. The rich
man thought he was truthful and
humble. The rich man was will-
ing to do.anything for Jesus but
wasn't willing to allow Jesus to do
for him. Jesus said, "'With people
[salvation] is impossible, but with
God all things are possible." Most
people with the best intentions
mess up like the rich man in this
parable. We are good descent
people who are willing to do great
works for God but the point here
is we need to be a people who are
humbled enough to allow God to
do some awesome works
through us. We also need to
accept what Jesus has already
done for us, and that is, He has
already paid for in full, our huge
sin debt because we were unable
to pay this enormous amount
even if we were given the oppor-
tunity to live a hundred life times.


And thirdly, we must transform
our heart into a servant's heart.
Only Jesus can change our heart.
It is through our heart that we can
receive and understand the love
that Jesus has for each and every
one of us. He wants you to receive
His love and put your faith in Him.
He wants to be your Lord and
Savior. It is the only way that you
can receive Eternal Life. Jesus is
the only way, without Him you
have Eternal Damnation. So is He
Lord? Or is He an inconvenience
at this particular time, because
right now eternal life, heavenand
hell, weighs in with your decision.
If you need a church to attend
and don't like going to Wal-Mart
much on Sunday mornings then
Okeechobee has many churches
to choose from or you can join
me on any Sunday at one of our
three services in the morning.
Come just as you are, because we
love you that way. I hope to see
you in church this Sunday
because Jesus tells us in His Word
(Bible)', Hebrews 10: 23-25, that
we need to be in church.


Palmetto State Quartet will appear in concert
The Palmetto State Quartet will
be in concert Friday, April 22, at 7
p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene.
The Palmetto State Quartet is
one of America's oldest continually
touring Southern Gospel quartets.
From its inception in 1946, though
there have been several changes in
personnel, the group has never
stopped touring.
The original members made '
their home in Greenville, S.C. In
keeping with the traditional nick-
name of their home state, they
named the group "The Palmetto
State Quartet." While the original
members have now retired from r
full time travel, Palmetto State
Quartet continues singing the tradi- _
tional Southern Gospel Quartet
Music that brought their name
such recognition.
Tony Peace, Kerry Beatty,
Andrew Ishee, John Rulapaugh
and Aaron McCune make up the
current cast of members. Individu-
ally, these men bring a good meas-
ure of experience in ministry and
entertainment to Palmetto State
Quartet. Together, they are one of
America's most exciting, energiz-
ing, and entertaining Southern,
GospelQuartets. .."
The Church of the Nazarene is ..." -:
located at 425 S.W 28th St.
A love offeringwill be taken. Courtesy photo
For more information, call S63) The Palmetto State Quartet will be in concert Friday, April 22, at 7 p.mi. at the Church of
763-3519. the Nazarene.


Church to hold



Revival Meeting


The Okeechobee Church of
God announces an old time Pente-
costal Revival Meeting with Evan-
gelist Tim Finlayson from Rock-
ledge beginning Sunday, April 17 at
6 p.m. and continuing Monday
through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
each night.
Evangelist Finlayson states that
his ministry "is one of deliverance,
teaching people how to be set free,
and stay free through their
covenant with Jesus Christ, believ-
ing God to set people free by His
Word, and by His Spirit." The serv-
ices will include inspiring Praise
and Worship music, Anointed
Word Preaching, and Spiritual Gifts
ministry.*-
Rev. Finlayson, a graduate of
Lee University, has conducted
deliverance meetings throughout.
the eastern United States, and now
resides in Florida, having married a
Florida native at Lee. His wife's
grandfather, Rev. C. R. Culpepper,
was pastor of the Okeechobee
Church of God for 11 years, and her
great grandfather Rev. John Jones
was pastor of this church in 1931
and 1932.
Pastor Larry Kilgore invites the
community to come share in this


Courtesy photo
Evangelist Tim Finlayson will
be preaching an old time
Pentecostal Revival Meeting
at Okeechobee Church of
. God April 17-20.
exciting revival, and experience the
Supernatural Living God. The
Okeechobee Church of God is
located at 3011 N.E. 4th Ave. (S.R.
70 E. two blocks behind McDon-
ald's).
Free will love offerings will be
taken.
For additional information call
the church office (863) 763-4127.


First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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Preferred Properties Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc. Designed for everyday living,

IKathy Godwin ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker everyday


2010 N.W. 6th Street 863-763-8222
Licensed Real Estate Broker: Kathy Godwin 655-2122
F/T Associates: Lynne Price 634-4250 Billy Hill Jr. 634-0516 Chuck Gillespie 697-1451
Barbara Coleman 357-4914 Barbara Ash 634-3652 Larry Richards 634-2180 Sheryl Byrd 634-3572
Dale Ann Watford 634-7311 Barbara McClellan 634-7547 Jerri L. Hill 634-6796
Ka cu McLean 634-5949 Pam Mobley 467-8769 Walter Mackin 634-9783 Stephanie Rowley 763-9490
Robert "Bob" Brakke 467-5336 Vivian Russell 634-3633 Richard M. Davis 634-3175
Tina Weaver 610-4434


Q=' EL This very nice and clean DWMH is on the water
Beautiful 2/1 with pool on 3.25 acres on end of cul-de-sac in R-Bar. Nice fireplace, screened porch in BHR with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lots of
with country kitchen that has water and wood burning stove. New fencing around pool and new storage space! Must see, call Barbara Coleman
roof and A/C. Call Stephanie Godwin Rowley for more details. for more details. $130,000. (#88737)


I Brand new three bedroom, two bath dou-1
blewide mobile home; watefront, lake access.
Asking $179,000. (#88885)


This 1999 DWMH has 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large
master suite with garden tub and shower.
Needs some TLC but has lots of potential, lot,
size' 100x218. Call Barbara McClellan to see.
$90,000. (#88549)


2/2 frame home on the water, beautiful lot
wi*h nice seawall and dock with electric.
Beautiful wood burning fireplace with stone
front just waiting for those chilly but cozy
nights! Open concept floor plan. Come and
see! Call Chuck Gillespie for more details.
$214,900. (#88255)


River and lake access on 2 lots w/furnished &
remodeled mobile home. Enclosed front porch
w/glass windows and A/C. Metal detached 2
car garage & 2 extra storage sheds. All new cab-
inets, addition .includes master suite with walk
in closets & Ig. living room. Come check it our
in Kissimee River Shores. Call office for more
info. $87,500. (#88269)


nis well Kept Wvvivmi wouia maKe a great
winter home! Located in Pine Ridge Park, east
of twon, and has large shed, and detached car-
port. Come see! $95,000. (#88561)


Here is a magnificent dream home in the S.W.
section with in ground pool, 3 bedrooms, 4
baths, detached garage and much, much more!
-*all -me for appointment to see. $425,000.
(#88882)"










Unique 2 story with open deck upstairs and
screened porch downstairs, possible 6 bed-
rooms with 3'baths. Office, formal dining
room, and so much more. Seeing is believing!
Call Barbara, McClellan for more. details.
$395,000.





Three bedrooms, two bats,
SWMH on 95x140 lot in
Okeechobee Little Farms,
could, make a great invest-
ment. New carpet and cabi-
nets, fresh new look. Call
Sheryl Byrd for details.
(#88900).


This SWMH is located on the east side of town
so it's great for commuters to the coast! 3 bed-
room, 2 bath. Can be a great investment for a
rental, or great as a starter home. Call me to see
this great buy! $75,000. (#88749)



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2/2 Modular home with lake access, seawall,









97 acres with beautiful oak hammocks and
with brick face, laminate wood flooring, tiled
baths, fireplace, screened back porch, den and
detached wood workshop. also on property iso
2/1 guest house and an additional 2/2 guest
house under construction. Used.as a hunting
preserve and also accessible to state hunting
preserve that is along the Kissimmee River. Call
Kathy Godwin for more. details. (#88980)
Kathy Godwin for more details. (#88980)


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NOTICE
PALM BEACH GARDENS REAL ESTATE HAS
QUALIFIED BUYERS READY TO BUY YOUR
HOME, LAND AND BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY!!!
CALL 877-799-4015
OKEECHOBEE LAND
We have many 20 acre lots! For Sale By Owner/Realtor!
With & without homes, barn, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000; $339,000; $359,000; $379,000;
$400,000; $699, 000


20 ACRE RANCH
4Bd/2Ba home, fenced & cross fenced,
3 wells and working windmill, 50ft.
barn, tack room, bathroom, feed room,
central air, 1728sq. ft. new home ready
for you to pick your colors & decorat-
ing touches. Many extras & tile
throughout. Ready for horses.
$599,900
Call Owner/Realtor for more info.
(561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)


40 78 ACRE
RANCH LAND
Beautiful, improved pastures.
Fenced & cross fenced @ $15,000
per acre. 40 acre minimum.
Call for further information
(561) 799-4015
Owner/Agent
Cell (561) 703-1070.


"A Full Service Real Estate Firml"
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, PA., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mlxon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Rona Staley 697-6221
104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com


GORGEOUS. CUSTOM 3/2 on 6 acres. STUCCO RED BRICK r,.me n BHR Hriorre. .:.nly
east side. Exquisite, open concept, all SS section. Very will insulated 2/3/1/1 2000 SF, NEW
appliances, ceramic tile, garden tub. Lots metal roof, waterfront, dock, fish cleaning house,
of privacy and seclusion here! $475,000 seawall, fruit trees, large shed, fenced. MUSTSEEI
#213B/88972 Call Mike. $249,000 #218 CALL LORI 634-1457.
DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY LIVINGI 312/2, Open concept, SS appliances,claw foot slipper tub, 5 beautiful, quiet
acres, fish in your own stocked pond, fenced. This one's a beauty! $349,000 #223 Call Lorid 634-1457
SHADY LAKEPORT homesite has a 1970 mobile home to be Remodeled or Removed. Large shop/garage.
$58,900 #201 Call Jer
COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront living, gated community on Rim Canal. 24 charming old Florida/Key West
style cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF. Covered parking, Clubhouse. $193,750-$294,500. #203A call John
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 Acre Oak paradise. 5bd home, 3 mobile homes, 2 barns, lighted arena, bunk
house, bath house, pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property for a retreat. Reduced/Motivated! $749,000
#204 call Lod 634-1457
3.75 ACRES FENCED IN VIKING excellent location for those who enjoy birding in a State Park. On Canal
w/stocked pond. Super nice 3/2 Palm Harbor w/vaulted ceilings, garden tub & separate shower in master.
$149,900 #207/88151 Call Jeri
BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY extremely nice and well kept furnmished DWMH in Seminole Cove.
$REDUCED. #205/88163 Call Sheryl 634-1343
REEELLY NICE CBS 3/1 on 145x150 lot, oaks, chainlink fence, 12x16 workshop with A/C and triple carport.
$152,500 #209B Call Jer 634-6056.
PLATTS BLUFF4.23 acres. Fenced, well, septic, beautiful oak, maple, fruit trees. Older SWMH. $125,000. #210
Seller MOTIVATED. Call Lori 634-1457
ABSOLUTELY EXQUSITEI Gorgeous 3/2 River Oak Acres Home. In-ground pool, 3-bay garage, large enclosed
porch and much more. Call Bill 697-6797 $699,006 #221A


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CLOSE TO TOWN
ill-- Tlj, honiL haj faiie arid 'pa]o,:,ti roii'r
with walk-in closets, an open deck, a
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beautiful fireplace, and much more!


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES
5000-M: 3Bd/2Ba located in Kissimmee River
Estates. Nice doublewide mobile home sits
on 2 lots, home has additions such as 2 sheds
and carport. Plenty of fruit trees in the back
yard. Call Hallie to see it today!


OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK
5004-H: Cozy two bedroom, one
bath home located in Okeechobee
Hammock.


4000-H: 2Bd/2Ba home located in BHR. If
your looking for a nice spacious home near the
water this is it! You can easily access the lake,
park your boat under your home or even fish
right from your backyard, this home has it all!
Call today tnd see for yourself!


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SELLS!!'
LC '7KING FOR LISTINGS! Cell: 447-1443 Office: 467-9968
LU' E KING FOR LisTINGS! s MILLION' N THRU jUNE' NEED 'UR Ii.,
Acreage Commercial Residential p
ac4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219
Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cell 634-5588 pgoolsbyrealty@netscape.net _-
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634-8676 kathylancaster@netscape.net .
M IMM- 0 -2- a *W- __ -AMA


SW SECTION $550.000 ." : ^-" ..--' ,,
1999 custom built brick/ CBS home on oversized lot (3.290 acres) RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $175,000
in the SW section. Dozens of extras, 10ft. ceilings thru-out, 2 bedroom (114x100 total)on 2 lots, convenient to town. Large fam-
designer kitchen w/island, custom cabinets w/roll out drawers. ily kitchen/dining, 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in clos-
Secluded estate setting w/private drive and grandfather oaks. ets, each has ceiling fans. **Furnished.** (#88747)


BUCKHEAD RIDGE $399,000
Apartment building, seller lives in efficiency apt. on rear. Rents #1
office to Hospice (900 sq. ft.) w/restroom, wall A/C, carpet. Rents
#2 office in front to home repair. Seller Financing. Large
Commercial Workshop. (#88856)


Beautiful building lot,
. '''.*'.* choose which trees you
want.. Next door lot for
sale also ($45,000 each lot -
$90,000 for both) combine
for large building site.
Close to Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club. (#88418)


UKEEUHUOBEE LITTLE FARMS $185,000
4Bd/2.5Ba CBS home on 3.1 acres. This property has great poten-
tial. Extra rooms for the family. Property is fenced. New roof 1998.
Expect seller to be firm. (#88503)


* HOMES ONLY AREA!! Improving area. Call Kathy

at 634-8676 for more information. $29,900. (#88109)


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
DonRenfranz 467-2930. Dick Scott -357-0020 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jerry Patent 763-1616 Bill Stegkemper, CRS 801-3846 8 6 71 v 867 7
Vick& Perry Green 467-6516 or 6100962 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317



"' CORNER i\NTERfROONT IN BLUCK. 8t.W IS THIS THE CADILLAC OF PARK
HEAD! Mobile totals i bdrm/2 baths, dock, retainer MODELS? With add-ons totals 2 bdrms/2
wall, several sheds, newer metal roof, screened patio! baths plus enclosed patio, carport! Great get-
Deeded lot, easy 15 minute drive to Wal-Mart! away from the Coast without spending a for-
WATERFRONTS GOING FAST! REDUCED PRICE tune! Community dock, boatramp & pool! ON
TO $139,500! YOUR DEEDED LOT FOR $125,000!


as""A NICE 'IlEt, OF LITTLE LAKE FRiE. :?6-i0 BACK ON THE MARKET' BUT IT
DA! Contemporary "Park" model .totals 2 WON'T BE BACK LONG! Buyers' misfortune is
bdrm/2 bath with addition and carport! Fully your gain! Ccdfy palm-shaded 2 bdrm "Park"
furnished, water softener, even includes golf model with carport on ydur deeded lot in glorious
cart! Close to community heated pool in Ancient Oaks! PRICED LIKE A SPRINTER! IT
Ancient Oaks! SURE SELLER AT $115,000 WILL GO FAST AT JUST $62,000. HURRY
S88881: WATERFRONT LOT!
'" Has old derelict trailer to be
rernmoed! Located at 109 29th
-.&L. Street in Buckliead' $90,000 IS A
#88914 ARE YOU CHEAP? DON'T TAKE IT GOOD PRICE NOW!
PERSONALLY! Here's a great buy on a 1
bdrm/1 bath "Park" model with Florida Room #87612: VIKINGS! 1.25 acres
addition on its own deeded lot in Ancient Oaks! located at 16573 NW 272nd St!
Easy walk to community boat ramp & docks! 000!
PRICED LOW TO "GO" AT $54,000! $22,000!


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WHAT DO I NEED
TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
PURCHASE OFFER?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:





Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' assoCiation
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-incone ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
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10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN!
All paved road access, zoned AC
for your pet horses and cows!
Platted and approved no "pre-
selling" long waiting periods!
Nice land, .too! PRICED JUST
$220,000 TO $253,000 CASH!
ASK FOR DON (863) 634-4596!


WE'VE REDUCED THE PRICE,
INCLUDED FURNITURE WE
EVEN THREW IN THE BOAT!
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!?!
Cute Taylor Creek Isles 2/2 dou-
blewide plus workshed, carport, and
big screened patio overlooking your
Lake-access waterfront dock!Hurry!
$168,500 Takes It! (#88833)


Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your
waterfront property! My low fees and knowl-
edge of the waterfront market attract buyers -
and saves everyone time and money!
Phone Don Renfranz today! Don't delay!!
"I SELL MY LISTINGS!
LIST YOUR HOME WITH DON!"



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realty group, LLC

ill 11 mi iM i-
NOT MANY
OF THESE LEFT
Large waterfront lot
INVESTMENT POTEN in Taylor Creek Isles,
2 lot.; sold together t50\ 1401 with 120'x100', 1.5 lots,
50 ft Frontage on Highv.av 441 SEawall, sewer, water,
just past 15 B Nice -'1 Frame seawall, sewer, water,
Home with cedar wa[llsarid ceilings all in. $150,000. Call
throughout home. Sold AS- S.
AsUng $1i5,oo.0. Call Pam for Elbert, 863-634-7460.
more inh.rmation


LOTS FOR
SALE
(4) Nice lots, zoned
RM, NW section.
Approx. 100x150.
Call Pam 634-1100.
Asking $30,000.


READ FOR BUSINESS
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Ual-k st6ri'ru 0t'T ierm'entrar'. and
book [mrnaculale eaM ,trans,mttl'n
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acres. HLute inventurv all neatll
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April
15, through Thursday, April 21,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:05 p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (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 Ill "Amityville Hor-
ror" (R) 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

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting.applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 2-4 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrantesy ninos
incapacidados. En nustro progra-
ma nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven
services de education, salud v serv-
ices socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabalado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos que
las families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas information
por favor de Ilamar al (8631467-
0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-.
lion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
ted youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program please call Andrea
Bemenderferat f561) 871-5305.
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 (863) 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 beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open' to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For further information or to
obtain entry forms, contact Dale
Ann Watford, secretary of the
Board at (863) 634-7311 or (863)
763-8222.


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FORD KEY- found in Wal
Mart parking lot, has com-
puter chip inside,
(863)697-3539.
FOUND DOG Dalmatian. Call
Animal Control. (863)357-
3225.


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),
Multi-Colors. Vic. of Lake-
shore Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward.
CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive. Lost on Easter
Sunday. (863)763-1457
JACK RUSSEL, M, Brown &
White w/leather collar, 4/
5, R/BAR Estates vic. Re-
ward. (863)634-3223
SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid
white,Blue eyes, Name is
Heidi. Very friendly.
(863)763-3721.


CAT, Large, Neutered, Male,
6 yrs. old. (561)924-5812
Free to good home only.

CATS, 2, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753
DOG, Approx. 2 months old.
Male. Free to good home.
(863)763-4512

FREE OAK FIREWOOD, As
much as you need. Just
bring a saw to cut the
wood. (863)467-4304
GUN SAFE- tall, needs lock.
(863)946-1481.

OAK FIRE WOOD You haul.
(863)467-8856.




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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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APPRENTICES &
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS
Loading S. FLA Electrical
Contractor has immediate
opening for large Commer-
cial job in Palm Beach
Gardens area..Min. 3 yrs
Commercial experience
preferred. Top pay with
benefits, paid vac/holidays.
DFWP/EOE,
Call 800-330-9531.
ASSISTANT MANAGER
For large cooler operation.
Must be able to operate a
forklift. H.S. Diploma, Com-
petitive salary based on
experience. Apply in person
at Cabbage Florida, 8751
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1.162
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
(863)763-7396
CLEAN PERSON NEEDED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
DELIVER HELP NEEDED
Apply @ Royals Ashley
Home Store, 804 E. North
Park St. (863)763-6293
DIESEL MECH.- exp. only,
Good hrly rate @ Ford
Dirship. Okeechobee Ford
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
DIESEL MECHANIC- want-
ed Salary negotiable:
Based on experience and
tools (863)357-2150.
DISPATCHER
FOR A/C COMPANY
Motivated, dependable,
computer skills.
Benefits, DFW
(863)763-8391
DRYWALL FINISHERS
NEEDED
Experienced, Please
call 863-655-2939.


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DUMP/ROLL OFF
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person.
Possible benefits.
Call (772)336-9636
ELECTRICIAN: Journeyman
& apprentice. Only serious
self motivated need apply.
Clean driving record.
Weekly travel required. in
the state of FL. DFWP,
410k, paid holiday/
vacation. Wilsons Petrole-
um equipment. (772)468-
3689

ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.
EXPERIENCED
TRACK HOE OPERATOR
WANTED..(863)634-1136

FOOD SERVICE
PERSONNEL
For Juvenile Cor-
rectional Feeding
Program. Food
Production Expe-
rience. Must
have a clean
background & be
able to pass Drug
Screening for se-
curity clearance.
Benefits with ad-
vancement op-
portunity.
863-357-9922
x2280
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law firm, serving
the Treasure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
perience. Send resume to
Wes Harvin, c/o Harvin,
Harvin &' Pinnock, LLP,
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl.
34994
LABORER, HEAVY
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& EXPERIENCED
LOWBOY DRIVER
Valid driver's license. Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply ,in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.


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RECRUITING ASSISTANT
We are looking for an outgoing
personality with strong customer
service orientation, who can handle
multiple priorities, and possess
excellent organizational skills
with an attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills are a must.
Bilingual, English/Spanish

Apply in person at: Walpole, Inc.
269 NW 9th Street, or Fax resume to:
863-763-7874 #2


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


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UTILITY OPERATOR/
MECHANIC Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens is seeking a utility opera-
tor/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experience
working with utility systems including pota-
ble water, steam, compressed air, ammonia
refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability fo pass PFT fit test and respiratory
physical. High school gr equivalent, shift
work and weekends required. Good pay, bo-
nus, 401k, benefits, and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @863-902-4133,
fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Responsible for assisting clients with navigat-
ing through the enrollment/ re-enrollment pro-
cess and certification for prescription assis-
tance programs. Individual must be computer
literate. Excellent written/verbal communica-
tion skills. Must be a self starter and work well
with others. Must have reliable transportation.
Bilingual candidate preferred, but not re-
quired.
Salary: $25,000-$30,000 DOQ + benefits.
Please email to Irivera@lorhn,org or fax 561-
993-1271.


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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seeks an individual with
previous laboratory experience.
Minimum high school or GED required.
Good computer and math skills needed.
GOOD PAY, BENEFITS & 401K.
Contact HR Dept. @:
863-902-4185, fax 863-902-4315, or
pphillips@southerngardens.com



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


Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852


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purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
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NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply InPerson At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
MA, LPN or
RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy
doctors office. Experience
required. Excellent Benefits.
Call: 863-763-4011.
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PROJECTIONIST Need Will
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.
SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940
SURVEYOR PARTY
CHIEF & SURVEYOR
Exp. with highway
construction layout.
Professional license a
plus. Good pay, car/
truck rental & benefits.
M/F/V/D. EOE
Drug Test Req'd.
Call 772-287-6820,
Ext. 420
CASHIER NEEDED
For Country Store
(863)763-0473.

Wanted: Staff for Pickup &
Delivery, must be pre-
sentable & reliable.
(863)467-6377


WANTED: EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR, BOBCAT &
LOADER OPERATORS.
Good pay w/experience.
Possible benefits.
(772)336-9636

WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street

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TMC Movie: ** Mimic (1997) (Mira Sorvino) 'R' Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Movie: *** The Italian Job (2003) 'PG-13'


We are growing!
With our new mini-mart Ft.
Drum Citgo has new op-
portunities for career em-
ployment or part-time po-
sition s. Competitive pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train re-
sponsible people. Shift po-
sitions available for cash-
iers, drivers and fuel ser-
vice attendants.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo,
mm184, Fl., Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your lean up a breeze


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BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

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Part Time
Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
Language Pathologist
To treat children, 1-5
years of age in the Belle
Glade Preschool. Medicaid
& Part C enrolled is
preferred. Please call
Dr. Jonas at
561-361-0307



Need a few more bucks to
. purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used Items in the classi-
fleds.


NEW IN TOWN- All phases
of carpentry, concrete and
finish, work, no job to
small. Reasonable pay ac-
cepted. (765)730-0227.


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Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze


$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


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


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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services




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


ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, Daily labor
for Hire, 20 years experi-
ence in carpentry. Call
Fred (772)708-3546



MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
954-540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate




JASON'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rate
FREE ESTIMATES
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.
How do you find a job.in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.
Buying a car?
Look in the classifieds.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734

,r Removal/.


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



Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 555
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
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



DUCT, 25 Ft. links, used for
Air Conditioning. $100 for
all. Call (863)467-7953
for more info.


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


CHEST FREEZER Good con-
dition. $50. (863)763-
7358.

CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
(260)519-1249

FREEZER, Upright, 11 cu. ft.
$50. (863)763-5422


MICROWAVE- Samsung;
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.
REFRIGERATOR. W/ICE
MAKER- good condition,
$75. (863)357-3105.

REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
side by side, White, 22 cu.
ft. Works good. $100
(863)674-0898
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.



BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
DOORS, Folding, Vinyl,
White, 30x80 & 36x80.
Good condition.$20 both,
will sep. (863)763-1997
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING Used,
4500 sq. ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377,

VERTICAL BLINDS, 1 yr.
old, 2 way pull, 116"x68"
& 168x68". $50 will sep.
(863)763-9371
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55,
1 48x55. Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72".$150
for all. 863-763-9371



HANDMADE CRIB- perfect
for little girls room, excel-
lent condition, wooden,
$100. (863)697-3945.


LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 71/2, Must see.
$175. (863)634-0387


COMPUTER MACHINE -
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461-
8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard
drive, $35. (863)675-
0550
COMPUTER MONITOR,
Dell, 17 in, E773. New,
never used. Still in box.
$100 (863)763-1527
COMPUTER SET COM-
PLETE E-Machine. $175.
(863)467-8797.


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
5172


BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

CHINA CABINET, White,
Wood. $150 239)728-
5172

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- like
new, $50 or best offer.
(863)697-3945.

COUCH & CHAIR, Floral de-
sign. Good condition. No
damage. $150. 863-467-
7953
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4
chairs, Good cond $150
863-634-9620/634-9620
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100. (863)357-
4532

DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681
TODDLERS BED w/
mattress, headboard and
frame. $130. for all.
(863)357-4532
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.




EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Calloway,Big
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



EXERCISE, BIKE, $20.
(863)467-2132

STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.



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RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6-glasses.
Perfect Cond. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149.


WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108




GLIDER CHAIR- Seats 2,
Aluminum. Good condi-
tion. Needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
(260)519-1249

FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nex-
tel, 1-Dale Earnhart series
#1736, 1- #710 $115 will
sep. (863)674-9986.
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II








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 16,2005 15


PROJECTOR, 3M 910 Over-
head, works fine, excellent
condition, $30. (863)357-
3779
PROJECTOR, Kodak Slide
Carousel, Model 750H,
works fine, exc. condition,
$30. (863)357-3779
SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.



GUITAR- Alveraz, plays
good, looks good, case,
asking $185 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.



ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking $600. (863)357-
0471.




CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100.
each. (863)467-0380.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES
7wks, CKC, 2-Males
$350. ea. 863-467-7424
or 863-610-1863.
COCKATIELS (3)- nice, with
cage and stand, $100.
(863)357-3105.

MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647:
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft,6 pm.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451


REDBONE HOUND MIX,
5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe, $650.
(863)763-3910.




HOT TUB- Gatsby, exc.
cond., w/cover 2 seats +
lounge seat, $500 neg.
(863)763-4376.


HOT TUB, Leisure Bay,
Complete, Seats 2, Like
brand new. Hardly used.
$1500 863-357-6455



SPEAKERS- (2) JL AUDIO
12" subs, w/box & 700 W
amp. Like brand new,
$700. (863)697-2423.


MAGNAVOX
mote.$80.
8797.


TV With re-
(863)467-


GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amip AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.

METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/acces.
$1000 (863)763-0618

RADIAL SAW, Craftsman,
9". Asking $60 or best of-
fer. Call (863)467-5579


SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584




EUREKA ENVIRO Multi
steamer/cleaner New Sac-
rifice. Kills germs Easy to
use $135 863-763-8149


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 330
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,'Plants/
Flowers 865


HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves 'Attention. Does not
' spook. $2500. 863-843-
2495.


REGISTERED PASO FIND
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.


STALLION, American sad-
dlebred, 1 year old, $500.
863-697-6421.




PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.



RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1100. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032






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


NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
Golf, pool & lake access
$575 mo. +, FLS, Lease
(863)763-7623


COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Unfurnished.
Easy access to lake.
Screen porch. Water &
Yard maintenance included.
Newly renovated.
$750 mo. + sec. dep. & ref.
Appointment only.
772-794-2438 or
772-538-8183
***********


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. (305)944-
2721.


OTTER CREEK, 3br 2ba
Manufactured Home. 1/A
acre $1000 mo + .$500
Sec Dep 863-763-6646


Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, willing to divide
into 2 separate office
spaces, close to hospital
For information 467-0831.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/,

STownhouses 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 Propertyl 080



OKEECHOBEE 5 Acre
Lot in town, off Eagle
Bay Dr. Interest parties
Call (207)288-3510 or
Cell (561)301-1343.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237

SEEKING 30-200+/- acres
of wooded/pasture land.
Not a Realtor/Developer,
(772)460-1539.


Mobile Homes



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



AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
(863)467-4191


FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm
NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
on condo lot @ Blue Cy-
press. Large lot, golf, pool
& lake access. $39,900.
"Owner Motivated".
(863)763-7623
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 17th, 1-4pmr
Double wide Mobile Home
on canal in Treasure Is-
land. 3034 SE 19th Court,
(863)357-4168.
SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2; 24x44, 1056 sq. ft.
Excellent cond. $28,000
neg. 561-308-6810


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761..

BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nite fish. Gr. cond. $2,200.
(606)271-1171
MERCURY '01, 25 hp, elec-
tric start, 0/B Motor, 2006
warranty. Perfect cond.
$2000 (863)697-1645
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PONTOON BOAT, 20 Ft.,
1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
& all access. $5200 or best
.offer. (863)357-4751
PONTOON BOAT, 16 Ft.
New marine plywood floor,
approx. 50hrs. on Yamaha
Motor w/power trim & trol-
ling motor. $3500 (863)
467-2609 after 2pm.
Seadoo Jet Boat
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
$8700
. (863)983-3189/22.8-1277
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP Suzuki
eng. w/trl. runs well $1800
(863)946-1481.


TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
$1300 or best offer.
(863)946-1728


FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773



OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.


KAWASAKI NINJA 250 '94
$1500. (863)635-3439


YAMAHA YZ80, '86- runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheel-
er Runs $500. (863)357-
1960.

YAMAHA PW 80 '95,
Runs good, $500.
(863)357-1960.



Fleetwood Mallard, '99,
25' Travel Trailer, c/a,
heat, refrigerator, micro-
wave, range, sleeps 6,
$7000. (863)983-3189/
228-1277


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '87, Good
condition. A/C, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607.

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.


DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728




FORD MUSTANG '01 Con-
vertible, Red w/black top.
Air bags, CD, V6. Loaded!
$12,000 863-697-6541

FORD MUSTANG 1989,
Runs great, 4 cyl., 5 spd.
$1000. 863-634-1077 or
863-763-6138
FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.
MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995
Good condition. $3500.
,(863)612-8404/239-7938




NISSAN STANZA 1985,
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.
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TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079.
TRANS AM 1985 needs
work does not run $600
negotiable (863)467-
1985


CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
$2500. (863)634-
0526. '



Ford Bronco, '84,4x4, lifted
w/super swampers, $600
or best offer. (863)824-
8748 aft 6pm.
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.
JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


CLUB CAR, '97- exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
863)697-1350/763-2063.

CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $600. (863)610-
0575.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6'x
4'5", $75. (863)763-
3451.

CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED-
for '94-'00, asking $300
or best offer. (863)675-
8155.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD F150 1998, 3 Door,
Parts Truck. $700 for all,
will sep. (863)467-9772

OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand
new Goodyear, from 2005
Jeep, P21575R15, $550.
863-763-1457
TRANSMISSION TURBO
Rebuilt Installation avail.
$300. (863)467-8856.



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solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357
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$2500. Or best offer
(772)461-2629.
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

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(321)214-1790
FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.


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Supercab. 147K. Runs
perfect. $11,800 or best
offer. 863-946-1917
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
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condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.

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miles, 4x4, fully loaded,
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L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. Dovetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734
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tires, good for cars or
heavy equip. $1000 neg.
(863)234-9553.



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Conteninial, Stone Shield
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(561)358-6307
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dbl. 7000 lb. axle, ramp &
side door. Exc. cond.
$3800. 863-824-0801
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x14,
Opened w/Rear & side ramp
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1999 Extended Van,
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disciplinary action

TALLAHASSEE-Florida's Viatical settlement brokers, would define
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal- like Benefits America, buy life ments as securer
lagher has notified a Georgia- insurance policies from policy- regulatory autl
based viatical settlement broker holders who want to sell their industry with
that it is facing disciplinary life insurance policies for a per- Financial Regu
action for attempting to broker centage of the face value. The within the Depa
fraudulently obtained life insur- broker then sells those policies cial'Services.
ance policies, to viatical settlement providers, For investor
Benefits America, N.A., Inc., who match those who want to mean access to
out of Atlanta, Georgia, is sell their life insurance policies mation, any pr(
licensed in Florida as a nonresi- to investors willing to buy the investors would
dent viatical settlement broker. rights to those policies. umented and ap
The Department of Financial Governor Jeb Bush and Gal- regulators, and
Services, which Gallagher over- lagher last week joined key law- of the investm
sees, issued an administrative makers in pushing for legislation would have to
complaint on March 30 accus- to better protect consumers including the pu
ing the company of attempting from fraudulent viatical settle- cial and tax stat
to broker "clean sheeted" poli- ment transactions. At that press chaser's investor
cies on five occasions and failing conference, Milton resident Bill The legislation
to provide documents to the Wiley testified that he and his require brokers
department for review during wife were swindled out of selling viaticals t'
the investigation. The company $189,000 by. Lifetlne Capital The departm
must respond by the end of the Inc., a viatical provider whose Benefits Amer
month, or face immediate principals were convicted just should have knc
action. last month of two dozen or should have
"Too many Floridians have charges ranging from money certain viators
lost money, in some cases their laundering to mail fraud. who sell their
entire life savings, due to fraud The legislation, House Bill policies may
in the viatical settlement indus- 1437 sponsored by Rep. Dudley the life insuranr
try," Gallagher said. "We will not Goodlette and Senate Bill 2412 were selling
tolerate such abuse in Florida." cnnrer, hS,

viatical settle-
rities" and place
hority over this
the Office of
elation, housed
rtment of Finan-

rs, this would
company infor-
omises made to-
have to be doc-
pproved by state
a determination
ent's suitability
be considered,
irchaser's finan-
us, and the pur-
nent objectives.
n, would also
and sales agents
o be licensed.
lent alleges that
rica knew or
own, or believed
believed, that
- policyholders
life insurance
have procured
ce policies they
by fraudulent


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