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Vol. 95 No. 36 Saturday, February 5, 2005 50N Plus tax


about your club
- The Okeechobee News is
currently putting together its
annual Fact Book and is ask-
ing local clubs for some help.
We would like to include
the names of different clubs
in Okeechobee County for
those who are new to the
area. These clubs must be
open to the general public
and must be non-profit.
If you would like to
include your club: please
write down the name of the
club, where it meets, when it
meets, a contact persons)
and their phone numbers)
and bring it by our office at
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D.,
before Feb. 9.


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Predictions mixed
for Super Bowl
The football weekend to
end all football weekends is
finally here. Super Bowl
XXXIX will take place on
Sunday, Feb. 6. Kick off is ,
scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
between the Philadelphia
Eagles the defending NFL
champion New England
Okeechobee is divided as
to who will win.
"I'd like to see the Eagles
win because I'm from
Philadelphia," stated Okee-
chobee High School head
football coach Tod Dresser.
Kathy Scott, coordinator
for the Tourist Development
Council will also be cheering
for the Eagles.
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Drought Index
Current: 459
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.16 feet

Lake level
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Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries .... . .3
Opinion ........... .4
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Staff photos/Pete Gawda
The sky above South Elementary School was filled with balloons Friday morning as
fourth graders released balloons with messages. It was part of Family Day for Florida
Writes to prepare for next Tuesday's Florida Writes test, a part of FCAT. Fourth graders
released balloons with such messages as asking the finder of the balloons to wish them
luck or to write to them and ask them how they did on the test.


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These five fourth graders at South Elementary School were kings for a day as part of
Family Day for Florida Writes. The event was held on Friday at the school in anticipation
of the Florida Writes test, a part of FCAT, which will be given on Tuesday. The writing
kings are: (left to right) Chris Willet, Dillon Resendiz, Brandon Parramore, Dalton Mur-
ray and Jack Radebaugh.

Area runner places second

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A winter resident of Okee-
chobee has recently joined the
elite minority of athletes that
has completed a marathon. In
fact, Donna Moss of Buckhead
Ridge did better than just com-
pete; she finished second in her
55 to 59 age group with a
respectable time of 4:25.30 -
just :37 seconds behind the
first-place finisher in that age
In a marathon, age group
winners are recognized, as well
as overall winners.
The 55-year-old former high
school teacher and mother of
two sons has been running for
10 years. However, she said she
has been working out all her life
and would never be without a
gym membership.
She has run in several half
marathons, but this was her
first full marathon.
She said that a half
marathon is "a good easy run,
and not much of a challenge."
To stay in shape, she works
out in a gym, swims, cycles and
runs 40 miles a week.

Back in her hometown of
Springfield, Tenn., Mrs. Moss is
a member of the YMCA where
she arrives at 5 a.m. when the
doors open.
Mrs. Moss runs in 5K and
10K races on weekends in the
area around Springfield. Every
November she runs in a 5K race
in Springfield.
She said she would like to
see a 5K race in Okeechobee.
She said 5 kilometers is an
attainable distance for most
people. And, January would be
the ideal month for such a race,
she thinks.
During the 26-mile, 385-yard
marathon, Mrs. Moss stayed
with another runner that she
knew would push her to run
She has four running com-
panions back in Springfield -
three of whom traveled to
Miami to run with her.
In April, the four of them will
compete in the Nashville
marathon. Mrs. Moss expects
the Nashville marathon to be
tougher since it marathoners
will be running over hilly ter-
She would also like to run in

the Palm Beach marathon next
In the Miami marathon, she
averaged a 10-minute mile,
which is a good steady pace for
a marathon. At first, she had a
few 8.5- and 9-minute miles.
She said the Miami race as
on "great course"that was flat
and shaded. She had worried
about running in the Florida
sun, but the course was laid out
on tree-shaded streets.
Two of her local running
companions are Colleen
O'Bannon, a teacher at Semi-
nole Elementary School, and
Buckhead Ridge resident Bibi
Scott and -Renee Witten
were Mrs. Moss' cycling com-
panions as she trained.
In training for a marathon,
runners make several shorter
runs and one long run each
week gradually increasing
the distance. They work up to a
long run of about 20 miles a
few weeks before the race and
then start tapering off the dis-
tances run.
See Runner Page 2

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Donna Moss, a winter resident of Buckhead Ridge, displays the
medals she won for competing in last Sunday's Miami Tropical
Marathon. One medal is for participating, while the other is for
finishing second in her age group.

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Public is urged
to attend meeting
mee River Valley advisory com-
mittee will meet Saturday, Feb. 5,
from 10 a.m. until noon in the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) meeting room.
The meeting room is located
on the second floor of the Bank of
America building, 205 N. Parrott
The purpose of the meeting is
to provide an opportunity for
members of the SFWMD to meet
community members that are
interested in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region for
public use and recreation.
For information, contact Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.

Alleged mob head
arrested in Broward
reputed local leader of the Bonan-
no mob family was arrested
Thursday on charges he led a ring
of illegal gambling houses and
had his armed associates shake
down businesses for protection,
the Broward County Sheriff's
Office said.
Gerard "Gerry" Chilli, 70,
already on federal probation for
racketeering, was arrested
around 7 a.m. near his Hollywood
home after a 14-month investiga-
tion, officials said. Alleged mob
soldier Salvatore Puccio, 34,
turned himself in and 21 others
were arrested Thursday.
Chilli and Puccio were
charged with racketeering, con-
spiracy, dealing with stolen prop-
erty, money laundering, operating
a gambling house and possession
of illegal slot machines. For the
first two charges alone they face
up to 60 years imprisonment.
Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne
said Chilli and the others were
also allegedly involved in loan
sharking and drug trafficking. He
said Chilli's gang demanded pro-
tection payments from about a
dozen local bars and restaurants.

Police: 2 year old
was kept in closet
TAVARES A central Florida
woman and her fiance have been
arrested on felony child abuse
charges, accused of keeping her
2-year-old son locked in a closet
and underfed.
Patrice Louise Currie, 23, and
her fiance, Timothy Cramer, 24,
were arrested Wednesday and
were being held late Thursday on
$10,000 bail each in the county
jail. The child, now in foster care,
is improving, authorities said.
The child, who will turn 3 next
month, weighed 22 pounds and
suffered from "chronic malnutri- ,
tion," according to an arrest affi-
davit. Normal weight for that age
would be about 32 pounds,
according to a chart from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and
They would not give a reason
as to why they did not feed the
child except to say "he was a bur-
den," an arrest affidavit said.

Honeywell brake
plant will close
LYNN HAVEN A Honeywell
Friction Materials plant that
employs about 220 people will be
closed by year end because the
automotive brake part business
isn't profitable there, company
officials said.
Workers were informed
Wednesday, said Margaret John-
son, a spokeswoman for the com-
pany based in Troy, Mich. It has 13
plants and is part of Honeywell
International Inc.
Johnson said layoffs would be
spread over time and some work-
ers may be able to transfer to
another plant at Elberton, Ga.
She said closing the plant after
* operating 23 years in this Florida
Panhandle town near Panama
City will help keep Honeywell

Officers injured
on Super Bowl duty
officers on Super Bowl patrol on
the St. Johns River were seriously
injured when their boat crashed
into an old bridge support.
The police boat hit the support
piling of the former Fuller Warren
Bridge at 8:41 p.m. Thursday, the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The accident's cause was not
Two officers on board were
taken to Shands Jacksonville with
serious injuries, officials said.
Their names and conditions were
not immediately available.
Chuck Mulligan, spokesman
for the multi-agency Super Bowl
security force, said the piling was
freestanding and not attached to
any section of the old bridge that
was nearly demolished when a
new span was completed.
Authorities have been
patrolling the river as part of secu-
rity measures implemented
ahead of the Super Bowl on Sun-

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On Friday, Feb. 4, Jerriston Mason of Okeechobee, was driving his Chevrolet Impala
northbound on U.S. 441 when according to Officer Francis Dillon of the Okeechobee City
Police Department, Andrea Castillo of Okeechobee, pulled out from the side street next
to U-Save in her Chevy Corsica into the path of Mr. Mason. Officer Dillon also stated that
Andrea Castillo was cited for failure to yield the right of way and that there were minor


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Mrs. Moss said the hardest
part of training was the taper. She
did not like having to decrease
her runs. She said that two weeks
before the marathon she s ran a
long run of 18 miles then started
tapering. She ran 13 miles the
weekend before the marathon.
Then, she ran miles on Monday
and 3 miles on the Tuesday
before last Sunday's race.
From Wednesday through Sat-

urday, there was no running.
"That was the hardest part,"
she said.
She has not run since Sun-
day's marathon. She said that
Monday she would run 3 miles or
longer depending on how she
Her husband, Steve, is a for-
mer principal and coach. In fact,
he was her first principal. Now he
is in the insurance business and
spends as much time hunting
and fishing as she does running.
Bother of her sons are
involved in sports, with one of

them being a runner.
Of the first place finisher in her
age group, she said: "I could
have beaten her. I didn't really
In a marathon, with the large
number of people competing,
unless you are one of the elite
runners in the lead pack there is
no way to know how many peo-
ple in your age group have
crossed the finish line head of
However, Mrs. Moss said that
anyone who crosses the finish
line in a marathon is a winner.

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Community Events

Church hosts chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked chick-
en dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. The church is located between the Bank of America and the
Okeechobee County Courthouse. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults
and $3 for children. Tickets are available at the church office. Call (863)
763-4021 for information.
Library to host leather craft class
The Everglades Leather Guild will be conducting a leather craft
demonstration and class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St. The class is designed for
beginner leather crafters and persons with some skill in leather tooling. It
is designed for mature persons wanting to acquire the skill of leather art.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is a must. Registrations will be
taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Some supplies will be required.
For information, call (863) 467-8239; or, e-mail ernie@thewaymans.com
Rotary members plan bike ride
The Rotary Club of Okeechobee will have its second annual L.O.S.T.
(Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) Bike Ride on March 19 beginning at
Nubbin Slough at 8 a.m.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The tempo-
rary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Red Cross needs DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citizens
in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at the American Red
Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.
Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an image
of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of the mugs. You
can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of the history of the beau-
tiful old building for $6. These are available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. The Historical Society has reprinted the small booklet entitled
"Pictorial History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too,
is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also available at the
Historical Museum, which is open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1:30
p.m. except for holidays.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 5, 2005

Students to mark 100th day of school Arrest Log

February is a very exciting
month for our classes at Ever-
glades Elementary School. We
will be celebrating Valentine's
Day and the 100th Day of School.
Our classes also learned about
Groundhog Day. We will experi-
ment with light by finding shad-
ows and refracting light waves in
First grade
Student of the Week are: Mrs.
Hollin's class Manuel Espinoza;
Mrs. Murrish's class Crystal
Alvarez; Mrs. Laskey's glass Isa-
ias Gonzalez; Ms. Anderson's
class Erica Shirey; Ms. Osuld-
sen's class Jenna Rodriguez; Ms.
Parrish's class Josie Todd and in
Mrs. Bartlett's class Ismael Santa-
Second grade
We're in the money! We have
begun Chapter 12 in math, which
is counting coins. Our class is
rocking in the reading depart-
ment. We have earned over 366
points. We celebrated Juan Liber-
ato's birthday with cupcakes and
punch, yum. We look forward to
Valentine's Day.
Ms. Stokes' class just finished
reading "The Day Jimmy's Boa
Ate the Work". We learned a lot of
interesting facts about snakes. Did
you know snakes can be helpful?
Farmers like the corn snake
because he eats mice and rats
that harm his crop. Sriakes live
where they find food -. on the
ground, underground, in trees,
and even in water. Snakes have
teeth but do not chew. They swal-
low their food whole. The Eastern
Diamondback is the biggest
snake in the U. S. Snakes do not
see or hear. Their sense of move-
ment and keen smell help them
find their prey.
Snakes grow very quickly and
shed their. skin. As you can see
our class really enjoyed discover-
ing new things about snakes.
Mrs. Reuter's class just fin-
ished reading "The BFG The Big
Friendly Giant". We discovered
the fun of guessing the mixed up
words. Now we are trying to get
the 6 points by taking the AR
(Accelerated Reading) test. Just
Read, Florida.
Mrs. Claypool's class will be
starting our second reading book
in the series, which means new
books. We are finishing up on addi-
tion, and subtraction ib'dt will be
revisiting it later this.year. Our next
chapter will be on money. We'll do
lots of fun activities with money.
Mr. Wright's class is working

Courtesy pholo/Everglades
Everglades Elementary School first grade Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 31
through Feb. 4 are (left to right) Erica Shirey, Jenna Rodriguez, Crystal Alvarez, Josie Todd,
Ismael Santamaria, Manuel Espinoza and Isaias Gonzalez.

on range, median, and mode in,
math. We have started our new
reading textbook, "Banner Days".
Our science unit is on "pollution."
The class continues to write in'
their journals.
Mrs. Hawk's class is excited to
learn about money in math. The
reading class is reading the story,
"Dear Mr. Blueberry" and writing
their own letters to him about an
animal that they found in their
backyard. They have enjoyed
looking through non-fiction
books to find information about
their animals. Our class is looking
forward to doing activities for.the
100th day of school.
Third grade
Ms. Tilton's class is "measur-
ing up" to FCAT in math, finishing
units on customary and metric
measures. In reading we are
exploring international proverbs
while practicing our critical think-
ing skills for FCAT.
Mrs. C. Duncan's class is con-
tinuing to prepare for FCAT. We
are also working hard towards
the school AR goal of' 5,000
points. Congratulations to Sadie
Buchanan, she has almost 50
points. We would like to wish
everyone a Happy Valentine's
Fourth grade
Our fourth graders here at
Everglades' are on the home
stretch in preparation for the
FCAT Writing Test, which will
take place on Feb. 8 and 9. In

addition to our 45-minute writ-
ing, we will be field-testing gram-
mar as well. We wish our stu-
dents the best.
We are pleased to say that o.ur
fourth graders did a fantastic job
of raising money for the tsunami
victims in our recent fund-raiser.,
The outpouring of kindness
shown by these students arid
their families was heartwarming.
We want to remind our par-
ents to keep drilling their young-
ster on their times tables. Having
this skill will be an assent in doing
many skills in our curriculum.
Also, you will notice that'we are
working on geometry. You can
help by reviewing facts, formulas,
and- definitions with your child.

Student council
Yearbook pictures will be
taken at the February Student
Council meeting on Feb. 18. Stu-
dent Council will also have a
program on Character Counts
pillar "Responsibility" presented
by Mrs. Patty Coyne.

Literacy council
The "WOW" word for this
week has been: notice. Notice
means to pay attention to or to
become aware of. Here it is in a
sentence "I just began to notice
that this math is not so hard."
The opposite of notice would be
to ignore or not to pay attention


Arthur Randolf
Gore, Sr.
Arthur Randolf Gore, Sr., age
63, of Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation in Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at High-
lands Regional Medical Center in
Sebring. He was born March 24,
1941, in Chiefland. Mr. Gore had
been a lifetime resident of
Brighton. He was a member of
SFirst Indian Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 48 years, Augustina Gore
of Brighton Reservation; sons,
Donnie (Lonnie) Wayne Gore and

Sydney (Sheri) Ray Gore, all of
Brighton Reservation; daughters,.
Arnie (Pete Osceola, Jr.) Lou Gore
of Weston,.Linda (Mingo) F. Jones
of Hollywood and Claudette Gore
of Brighton Reservation; sister,
Lucille Graddick of Newberry,
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb.
5, from 3 until 6 p.m. Graveside
funeral services and interment
will be conducted at Qrtona
Cemetery on Sunday, Feb. 6, atI 11
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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The following individuals were 148th Ave. in Lutz was arrested on
arrested on felony or Driving Under Jan. 26 and charged with battery
the Influence (DUI) charges by the on detention staff. Bond was set at
Okeechobee County Sheriff's $2,500.
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City Cornelius Lawton, 21, of N.W
Police Department (OCPD) or the 10th St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). ed on Jan. 26 and charged with
Michael Vasquez, 27, of N.W dealing in stolen property and
Second St. in Okeechobee was resisting without violence. Lawton
arrested on Jan. 26 and charged was released on his own recogni-
with violation of probation driv- zance.
ing while license suspended. Frankie Leon Neal of N.E. 13th
Vasquez was arrested on an Okee- Avenue was arrested on Jan. 27th
chobee County warrant. No bond for Aggravated Battery. Bond was
was set. set at $20,000.
Donald Williams, 18, of U.S. This column lists arrests and not
441 N. in Okeechobee was arrested convictions, unless otherwise stat-
on Jan. 26 and charged with bat- ed. Anyone listed here who is later
tery on detention staff and expo- found innocent or has had the
sure of sexual organs. Williams charges dropped against them is
was released on his own recogni- welcome to inform the newspaper.
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Marvin Macedon, 18, of E.- and printed.

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Traditional Sunday Worship:
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Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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Social Security
"I see where Bush and other Republicans tried to steal Social
Security. Ronald Regan stole six months of our raise. And Eisen-
hower stole some of it and now Bush is going to take the rest. God

Burnt Up
"The Republican can't stand to see that Roosevelt and the
Democrats took care of their people. And they are still burnt up
about it and trying to do away with it. I wish we could get them
out of there."

Choked Up
"Every time Bush talks about our soldiers dying in Iraq for our
freedom, it makes me choke up with bile. What a pile of hog

"We live on S.E. Eighth Ave. and most evenings we hear the
bells. We're wondering, from where are they coming? Is this a
recording or a live person? It is a nice way to end the day." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. The bells you are hearing are being
- played at the First Methodist Church. From what we understand,
they are played twice a day.)

"This is to our new county commissioner Ray Domer. Thanks
for hearing our calls and for getting the hurricane debris in Dixie
Ranch acres removed. We would also like to thank the gentleman
from Waste Management that came out and made sure every-
thing had been removed. We got some run around and were told
that FEMA had done their share, but Ray Domer made sure it was
done. Our hats are off to you, and thank you for helping us."

"I think the improvements that they are doing in Basswood are
really good for the community, I just wish they would go out on
the main road and clean up around the main sign. But I do think
the improvements are wonderful."

Black mark laying idiots
"This is for the people or person leaving black marks on the
roads in Treasure Island many are on 36th Avenue. You make.
our neighborhood and streets look bad. Anyone can lay a black
mark on the road, even with a piece of junk. Grow up already and
stop being so irresponsible our children are out there."

Community Events

Parent booster club meeting slated
The Brahman Athletic Association is sponsoring a parent boost-
er club meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.'at. the Okeechobee
,,High School student services conference room. Everyone is invited.
You do not need to have a child in O.H.S. to become involved. For
information, call Cheryl Hollin at (863) 467-0353.

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
:Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Any-
one interested in tracing their family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For
more information, call (863) 467-2036.

Library hosts programs on Broadway
Ian Nairnsey will present Broadway Blockbusters, the latest in
his Broadway musical series at the Okeechobee County Library.
Mr. Nairnsey, an expert on. the music and lore of the Broadway
musical theater, will give his audience a glimpse into the hits of
the Broadway stage. The programs will be on the following Tues-
day nights and will begin at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room:
Current Broadway Scene Feb. 8; and, Cy Coleman Feb 15.

Intangible tax seminar offered
There will be an intangible tax seminar at the Okeechobee
Department of Health on Feb. 8. The class is free and will run from
10 a.m. until 11 a.m.; and from 1:30 until 3 p.m. For more informa-"
tion, call the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.

Crime Prevention Tip

Upon change of address, you must replace your driver's
license within 10 calendar days.

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Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E. Third
Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a Habitat *
work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for
working. Call (863) 357-1371, for additional information and details.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating
drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an
open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invitation to
anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October through
May. For information call Ruth Lawson, regent, at (863) 763-2492, or Bonnie
Hill, vice regent and registrar, at (772) 597-4235.-

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church. For information contact David Fox. 763-3296.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the conference
room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for women
overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or
(863) 357-44-18.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rqtarians and the public 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 for breakfast. For more information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl at
(863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
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 support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's an
open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It
will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored by the American
Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical advisor Dr. Heller. For more
information, call 1-800-224-6844.
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.

Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital
cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-2780.
(Tantie Quilters) meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 9 until noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, cali (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in
attending is welcome. For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596, or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984 for the next camp-
ing site.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat and Sportsman Association meets at the
Village Square Restaurant at 7 p.m. sharp. Everyone is invited. The meeting
will follow dinner. You do not have to have an airboat to join. Membership
fees are $34 for the first year, then $24 per year for a family membership.
Call Wanda at (863) 763-2836, for information.
SKwanIs Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Fat
Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information,
contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.

Community Events

Church to host gospel meeting
The Big Lake Church of Christ, 1115 S.W. Third Ave., will host a
gospel meeting Feb. 5-6 with Evangelist Gene Samford. It will be
held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday; at 9:30 and 10:30
a.m. and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information, contact David
0. Key at (502) 641-9191.

Legion offering booths for fair
The American Legion Post #64 has booth space available for
exhibits during the American Legion Free Fair to be held Feb. 5-13.
For information on securing your booth.space, call the American
Legion Office (863) 763-2950. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Kissimmee River Valley meeting planned
The Kissimmee River Valley advisory committee will meet Satur-
day, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon in the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) meeting room. The meeting room is
located on the second floor of the Bank of America building, 205 N.
Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting isto provide an, opportuni-
ty for members of the SFWMD to meet community members that;
are interested in using the restored Kissimmee)RiverNalley region
for public use and recreation. For information, contact Kelli Stick-
rath at (863) 447-1998.

Church to host camp meeting
The Okeechobee Church of God will host the Big Lake Winter
Camp Meeting Feb. 5-7, with special guests Reverend Larry and Jan
Timmerman from Cleveland, Tenn. The weekend will begin with a
ladies' seminar with Jan Timmerman on Saturday, beginning at 9
a.m. This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be followed
with lunch at noon. Rev. Timmerman will conduct services at 7
p.m. on Saturday and Monday. He will also hold services at 8:30 and
10:45 a.m., then again at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., behind McDonald's. For information, call
(863) 763-4127.

Street ministry plans services
Okeechobee Street Ministry will be held on Feb. 5 from 6 until 8
p.m. in the city park. There will be an evening of worship and
gospel, music. Food and drinks will be provided. For information,
call (863) 634-3360.

Talk show deals with birth defects
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb.
5, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Hanna Fink,
executive director of March of Dimes South Florida Division. The
topic will be about birth defects and infant mortality. For informa-
tion, contact the March of Dimes at (800)}627-2410.

Garage sale helps United Way
Raulerson Hospital will hold a garage sale on Saturday, Feb. 5,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. under a tent in the hospital parking lot. All
proceeds will benefit the United Way of Okeechobee County.
Admission will be a $1 donation to the United Way. There will be
free blood pressure screening. Also being sold will be a donut and
coffee, or a hotdog and coke for $1. For information, call 824-2702.

Sorority hosting yard sale
Theta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host a yard sale
on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon at the old U-Save parking
with all proceeds going towards scholarships. For information, call
(863) 467-03,53.

Library hosts special program
In celebration of Black History Month, James Weldon Johnson
- as presented by professional actor LeRoy Mitchell, Jr. will
appear at the Okeechobee County Library on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7
p.m. This renaissance man from Jacksonville will reflect on his life
as a poet, composer, diplomat and civil rights leader. This program
is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the Friends of
the Okeechobee Library, and is free and open to the public.

DAR meeting is scheduled r
The Okeechobee chapter of DAR will meet at 10 a.m, on Feb. 5
at the Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St. An invitation is
extended to women eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend,
from October to May. For information call Ruth Larson at (863) 763-
2492, or Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety
classes for February are: Saturday, Feb. 5, babysitters training from
8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, infant/child CPR from 9
a.m. until noon; and Thursday, Feb. 24, first-aid basics from 6 until
10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first class and $5 for each class after
that up to three classes. For information on the location of the
classes or to sign up, call (863) 763-2488.

Florida High School Rodeo slated
The Florida High School Rodeo will be held at the Okeechobee
County Agri-civic Center Feb. 5 and 6. Rodeo activities begin at 9
a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, and at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Admis-
sion and parking are free.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 5, 2005 RELIGION

Family spreads the gospel message

Just over-20 years ago, newly-
weds Loren and Gloria Wiss-
mann traveled across
the United States as members
of a musical ministry group.
After taking time off to have a
family, the couple is now back
on the road again. This time
they're taking their children, all
12 of them-along.
In a 40-ft. Challenger tour bus
with enough room for Dad,
Mom, five brothers and seven
sisters, the Loren Wissmann
Family is spreading the gospel
message of Jesus Christ nation-
wide. Audiences from handfuls
to the hundreds have enjoyed
the ,family's combination of
music, personal testimonies,
and warm family teamwork.
The Wissmanns are based in
Seward, Neb., 25 miles west of
Lincoln, where Loren owns and
operates a family sandblasting &
painting business, working with
his sons. Gloria is a fulltime
mom and homemaker in the
family's white, three-story
The children who fill this
home with life and adventure
come in all sizes and ages, rang-
ing from 22 to 2 years of age -

Courtesy photo
The Wissmanns travel in their 40-foot Challenger tour bus
spreading the gospel message of Jesus Christ nationwide.
Rachel, Ruth, Josiah, Bethany, child is older, he or she learns a
Andrew, Elizabeth, Matthias, second, and sometimes third,
Stephen, Hannah, Susanna, instrument.
Alaythia, and Nathanael. "We really don't play our
Musical training begins for home stereo much anymore,"
each sibling around age seven adds Loren. "There is usually
with piano lessons. When the someone practicing an instru-

ment somewhere in the house."
Guitars, banjo, violin, man-
dolin, dulcimer, harmonicas,
keyboard, trumpet, flute and
harp all contribute to the unique
Wissmann sound. Each family
member pitches
in on vocals, from bass to
soprano and all ranges in-
between. Except little
For now, Gloria says "He's
jabbering away on his own com-
Their Christian-based music
comes in many flavors gospel,
bluegrass, traditional and con-
temporary hymns along with
patriotic songs. Oldest daughter
Rachel, a music teacher at an
area Christian school, has com-
posed five original songs.
The Wissmanns have pro-
duced three recordings -
including their latest, a special
Christmas album. They hope to
have a fourth recording complet-
ed by Fall 2004.
"We firmly believe that music
was made to glorify and praise
the Lord Jesus Christ," says
Loren. "Our hearts' desire is to
honor Him by serving together
as a family."

Timmermans will

minister at meeting

Three days of great Gospel
preaching, inspiring singing and
the pursuit of the presence of
God are coming to the Okee-
chobee Church of God this
weekend. Saturday, Sunday and
Monday, February 5-7, are billed
as the Big Lake Winter Camp
Meeting with special guests,
Larry and Jan Timmerman from
Cleveland, TN.
The Timmermans are
beloved as the Administrative
Bishop and First Lady of the
Church of God in Florida, where
they served for 4 years. Rev. Tim-
merman presently serves his
denomination as the General
Director of Evangelism and
Home Missions.
The weekend begins with a
Ladies' Seminar with Jan Tim-
merman on Saturday morning
at 9 a.m. which is free and open
to the public. It will be followed
by a complimentary lunch at
noon. Then on Saturday and
Monday nights at 7 p.m. and
Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Rev. Timmerman will
minister in the powerful anoint-

Larry Timmerman (shown)
and his wife, Jan will be
special guests at the Big
Lake Winter Camp Meeting.
ing God has given him as the
night evangelist. This is nothing
new to him, as he has been the
night evangelist at 128 camp
meetings, numerous Prayer
Conferences and Evangelistic
Crusades around the world.
The church is located at 301
N.E. 4th Ave., behind McDon-
ald's, and they will be happy
to give more information at


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Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, Feb. 10, in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Jeanne Kearney, SHINE Coordinator (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of Elders). This is a free program
offered to the community. For information, call Wanda Haas,
RN, CDE, CPT, at (863) 824-2780.
Red Cross hosts Appreciation Day
The Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Appreciation Party
on Friday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 4'p.m. at 323 N. Parrot Ave.
The party is to thank all of their local volunteers for their hard
work and dedication and to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a
fundraising flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12.
The team is raising money to go to summer camp in North Car-
olina. They are accepting donations of all kinds of items includ-
ing furniture, outdoor recreation equipment, lawn and garden,
electronic products and more. If you have something of value
sitting around your home or business gathering dust, you can
call and they will come and pick it up. If you would like to
donate an item please contact George May at (863) 634-5836, or
Lori Berger at (863) 763-6411.

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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 5, 2005

Parents, Seniors recognized

The Fishin' Line

Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Senior Lady Brahman Amanda Hancock (center) and her
parents, Linda Lipscomb (left) and Jim Lipscomb (right)
were honored at the Lady Brahman basketball game Tues-
day evening at the O.H.S. gym.

Senior team members were honored Tuesday evening at
the Lady Brahman basketball game against the Lady Indi-
ans of Vero Beach. Alicia Kibler (center) is joined by her
parents Lori Kibler (left) and Tony Kibler (right).

Predictions mixed for Super Bowl XXXIX

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The football weekend to end
all football weekends is finally
here. Super Bowl XXXIX will take
place on Sunday, Feb. 6. Kick off is
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. between
the Philadelphia Eagles the
defending NFL champion New
England Patriots.
Okeecholbee is divided as to
who will win.
"I'd like to see the Eagles win
because I'm from Philadelphia,"
stated Okeechobee High School
head football coach Tod Dresser.
Kathy Scott, coordinator for
the Tourist Development Council
will also be cheering for the
"I'm a Browns fan myself, but
if I have to pick one I'd say it will
be the New England Patriots,"
said Rick Hunter of Ohio.
"The New England Patriots are
a better team with a better
defense," stated Ron McCabe of
Tom Zunka, Gene Thomas,
Clayton Silva And Holly Garrett of
Okeechobee all agreed with Mr.
"Definitely New England," said
Mr. Silva.
Silva and Garrett's friend Kristi-
na Porter of Melbourne is also
cheering for the Pats.
"I think Philadelphia will take
it. They have a better quarterback
and stronger defense," said
Robert Emerick from Arkansas. '
Robert Rieckhoff of Okee-
chobee had a different reason for
picking Philadelphia: "I hate New
Many people had no opinion.
Some didn't care for either team

Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Rick Hunter, of Ohio, thinks that the New England Patriots
will win this year's Super Bowl. He picked the Pats, but
added that he is really a Cleveland Browns fan.

and others had no interest in foot-
For those more interested in
the half-time show than the actual
game, Paul McCartney, formerly
of the Beatles, will provide the
Others do not care about the
game or the half-time show. They
simply want a reason for a party.
For those people, we offer the fol-
lowing recipes:
Cheesy Chicken Crunchers (a
recipe created by Chef Jon Ashton
of Orlando).
Preheat the oven to 375
degrees Fahreinheit. Set up three
bowls with the following: (1) one
cup of all-purpose -flour mixed
with a pinch of salt and pepper;
(2) an egg-wash made with the
whites of four eggs and one-half
cup of milk; (3) one-and-one-half

cups of cornflakes mixed with
one cup (4 oz.) of shredded Ched-
dar cheese and (4) six chicken
breast filets cut into strips.
Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking pan
with non-stick cooking spray. Dip
chicken pieces in flour, then into
the egg-wash, then roll in the
cheesy-flakes mixture, coating the
entire piece of chicken and place
on the baking pan. Discard any
unused corn flake mixture after
coating the chicken. Bake for 25
minutes, turning halfway through
to ensure even browning. Serve
with ketchup or barbecue sauce,
if desired.
If you would prefer something
with a Latin flavor try this recipe
for Touchdown Taco Salad from
3-A-Day of Dairy:
Brown one-half pound of lean
ground beef in a large non-stick

skilled; remove from the heat. Stir
in one cup of shredded Cheddar
cheese and one-fourth of cup of
salsa; mix until blended. Spoon
onto a serving platter.
In a large bowl, toss together
eight cups of salad greens, one
cup of chopped tomato, one-and-
one-half cup of black beans, one-,
fourth cup of salsa and one-half
cup of shredded Cheddar cheese.
Spoon the salad over the meat
mixture and serve.
Finally, the pizza lovers in the
group may like this recipe created
by 3-A-Day of Dairy:
Preheat the oven to 400
degrees Fahrenheit. Press one can
of refrigerated pizza dough into a
15- x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake
for 12 minutes; remove from the
oven and spread one cup of Ricot-
ta cheese over the crust. Top with
two cups (8-ozs.) shredded Moz-
zarella cheese, 2 ounces of diced
pepperoni, two thinly sliced plum
tomatoes, one cup of sliced yel-
low pepper and one teaspoon of
Return the pizza to the oven
and bake for six minutes or until
cheese is melted. Sprinkle with
parsley, cut into squares and
If you have no interest in the
game, the half-time entertain-
ment or a party, you can take a
fishing pole and head to the lake
like Everglades Elementary
School Assistant Principal and for-
mer athletic director at Yearling
Middle School Billy Ball intends to
"I don't know who'll win. I'll
be in the middle of the lake catch-
ing specks," he said.

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Tim Arnold
and Dan Lopez for their first place
finish (16.66 lbs.) in the Big Lake
National Bank bass tourney last
weekend. They also took big fish
honors with a 9.17 lb.-lunker.
Congratulations are also in
order for Bob Owens and Fred
George for their second place fin-
ish (15.10 lbs.) in the same tour-
ney, and to Dennis Wood and Bob
Gibson for finishing in third place
with 13.94 lbs.
If you are planning to fish Sat-
urday, be forewarned that the BFL
tournament and the Christian
Team Trail are taking place on Sat-
urday. The BFL is expecting a full
200 boat field and will be taking to
the water from Okee-Tantie Mari-
na, as will the Christian Team
Trail. Both are scheduled to hit the
lake at safe light.
The BFL anglers will return to
Okee-Tantie beginning at 3 p.m.
for weigh-in.
We have been advised that the
Christian Team Trail is asking its
anglers to put their boats in the

water and work their way out at
safe daylight with no official
launch by calling of boat num-
bers. They will return at 1 p.m.
with only one wave for weigh-in.
This will be an interesting
weekend of fishing. There are def-
initely big ones out there as we've
seen at recent tournament weigh-
ins, and there will be plenty of
fishermen looking to catch these
Anglers are successfully
pulling bass in using shiners in
The Pass and around the south
side of King's Bar.
Margaret Helton from Gar-
rard's Tackle Shop said an angler
brought in a bucketmouth this
week that topped the 11 -lb. mark.
Speck fishing is also good.
They are being caught in the
Kissimmee River and also around
the inside area on the south side
of King's Bar. They are hitting on
Andy's yellow with crystal tailed
jigs and on grass shrimp-colored
jigs. If you prefer live bait, min-
nows are working well.
Good luck to all the tourna-
ment anglers. Have a safe and
successful weekend on the lake.

Sports Briefs

OCRA sign ups
are under way
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will hold their base-
ball and softball sign-ups Feb. 5,
12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. at Teen Town.
A birth certificate for proof of
age will be required. League
ages for the 2005 season are:
baseball: Tee-ball- 5 and 6 years
old; rookie 7 and 8 years old;
AAA- 9 and 10 years old; Majors-
11 and 12 years old; and, Dixie
Boys 13 and 14 years old. Soft-
ball: Darlings 7 and 8 years old;
Angels- 9 and 10 years old; Pony-
tails- 11 and 12 years.old; Belles-
13, 14 and 15 years old; and Debs
-18 and under. The official play-
ing age of all children will be
determined by their age on July
31, 2005, for baseball and May
31, 2005, for softball.
Sign up fees are $60 for the



first child, $55 for the second
child and $50 for every child after
that in the same household.
To sponsor a team, purchase
a banner or volunteer to help
contact Media Director Rev. Paul
E. Jackson Sr. at (863) .824-0899
or Treasurer George Dukes at
(863) 467-9996 from 8 a.m. until
For information, check the
O.C.R.A. website at

Agri center
hosts prep rodeo
The Florida High School
Rodeo will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-civic Center
Feb. 5 and 6.
Rodeo activities begin at 9
a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, and
at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Admission and parking are

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1995 Mazda 626 DX
4 dr, 5 spd, am/fm/cassette, great on gas. X.,
1994 Chrysler LeBaron
2 dr, auto, V6, sunroof, landau top. t ......
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
V8, loaded, luxury for less. ...........
1995 GMC Sonoma
2.2L, 5 speed, am/fm/cd, great on gas. .H..
1994 Chevrolet Camaro
3.4L V6, automatic, pwr windows/locks..
1995 Buick Century
Air, only 48k miles. C .............. '.
1996 Mazda Protege
4 dr, auto, power w/l, 91 k mi, must see. M ..
2000 Kia Sephia
4 dr, automatic, air, stereo, 40k miles .. ....
1998 Chevrolet S-10
2.2L, automatic, air, great on gas. M.. .......
1994 Cadillac STS
4 door, V8, loaded, leather, 56k miles. .

2004 Mercury Sable
Silver, 19k miles. .................. $17 ,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, 32k miles. .... 17,995
$1,995 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
1 Silver, 14k miles .................. $18 ,995
$1 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
... 1,995 19k miles. ........................ .$18,995
..$2,995 2004 Mercury Sable
S.2,995 Beige, 14k miles. .................. 18,995
.$295 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
... 2,995 V6, sunroof, leather, wheels, cd, 41k mi. .... $19,995
.$3,995 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
$ *., Silver, top chrome. .-. .......... ,995
.$3,995 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
... ,995 Green, 15k miles. ....... ......... $22,995
.$4,995 2002 Ford Thunderbird
$ 9 Red, 7366 miles. U 1? ................... .$27,995


1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
V6, automatic, loaded, 56k miles. MH ......... $5,995
1999 Ford Escort LX
.4 dr,'automatic, air, cassette, 451imildsl ',...'.5,995
1998 Volkswagen Bug $ .. 5
Alloys, air, 5 spd, power w/l, great on gas. ....$5,995
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2.0L, automatic, power w/l, 49k mi. .. .... .. .I$6,995
2001 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, cd, automatic, sunroof, 57k miles. '. ..... $6,995
1996 Mercury Sable $6995
White, 25k miles. .. ...6,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
58k miles. LV ........................... $7,995
1999 Buick Regal LS
V6, power w/l, one owner, 51k mi. MB ..... $7,995
1999 Buick Regal GS
4 dr, V6, leather, 66k mi. MH ........... 8,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2.0L, automatic, fact warranty, 36k mi. MH ..... $8,995
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
Tan, 41k miles. .................... $9,995
2000 Mercury Sable
White, 19k miles. L| .................. 9,995
1999 Chrysler LHS
'Garaged, loaded. C .... ............ $9,995
1999 Honda Civic
4 door, automatic, cd, cruise, 63k mi. .....$10,995
2001 VW Passat GLS Wagon
Automatic, leather, sunroof, 45k mi. $11,995
2003 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, 36k miles. M H...... $12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, factory warr, 17k mi. H. 1... $13,995

2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 10k mi.. .
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air; cd, cruise, 41k mi. N .....
2002 Mercury Sable
White, 10k miles. .
2002 Honda Accord EX,
4 dr, auto, sunroof, 28k miles. .. r. .....
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, cd, air, 44k miles. ........
2001 Nissan Maxima
Power w/l,. wheels, eass/cd, 43k miles. .
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Air, cruise, automatic, cd, 29k mi. .....
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s

.... $13,995
.... $14,995
.... $14,995

Power w/l, cd, cruise, automatic, 29k mi. N .. .15,995

2002 Nissan Altima SE
3.5L V6, leather, sunroof. MH ..........
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Cd, air, automatic, cruise, 21k miles. ..
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, auto, alloys, power w/l, cd, 8k mi. MH
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, alloys, auto, pwr w/l, cd, 1000 mi. MH


1998 Ford Explorer XL
V6, 4 dr, power windows/locks, 72k mi. ... $7,995
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
4.0L V6, power windows/locks, 81k mi ..... $7,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 45k mi. I. ..... $11,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX
V6, automatic, leather, sunroof, 50k mi. .M ... $12,995
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX
V6, automatic, leather, 30k miles. ......... $14,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 34k mi. $14,995
2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS 4x4
Automatic, cd, wheels, 40k mi. & more N ... $16,995

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, pwr w/l, cd,12k mi, fact warranty.
2000 'Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 73k miles. ... ...
2003 Nissan Murano SI
Automatic, air, wheels, 25k miles. .
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Be
V8, sunroof, leather, 16k miles.
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Leather, roof, loaded, 14k mi. .....

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IQQR Nissan FIrnntir XSF

2.4L, stereo, air conditioning. ........
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Conv. Van
Quad capt's chairs, 7 pass, Mark III Ed.
1998 Ford Windstar Limited
Leather, 78k m iles. l .................
1995 Ford E1 50 Conversion Van
Quad capt's chairs, Mark III Ed, 69k mi. .I.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
V6, 5 speed, air, stereo .............
2002 Dodge Caravan SE
4 dr, auto, stereo/cassette, 60k miles.
2001 Mazda MPV LX
V6, 4'door, 47k m iles. .......... '..
2002 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
Automatic, air, V6, 11k miles. .........
2003 Ford Windstar
37k miles. ..... .. ..........


2002 Ford E150 Cargo Van
V6, automatic, air conditioning, stereo. ...13,995
1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS $14,995
V8, extended cab, 46k miles. ...... 14,995
2002 Ford F150 Super Cab XLT
V8, loaded, 25k miles. ......... 18,495

2002 Mazda Protege'PR5
Hatchback, red, auto, sporty. R .............. $8,995
2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible .12,995
V6, automatic, loaded, 58k mi. I ..... 12,995
2002 Mazda Miata Convertible .....13,995
5 speed, air, 30k miles. ............ 1 ,995
1995 Chevrolet Corvette
Automatic, low miles, nice. C ..... ........ $14,995
2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr, auto, sunroof, spoiler, 33k mi: .. .... $15,995
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
Convertible, auto, cd, spoiler, 34k mi. I .... $15,995
2003 Ford Mustang Convertible $1
Leather, low miles. C ........ ............ 6,995.
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
Shinsen Edition, 1.8L, 5 spd, power w/l. i.M .. $17,995

1998 Lincoln Continental
Garaged, only 42k miles. .$8,995
1998 Lincoln Town Car
White, 68k miles. ....................... .9,995-
1997 Cadillac Eldorado
Extra nice, manager special. C .. ............. $9,995

2000 Cadillac Deville
Special President Edition. C .........:.. .$11,995
m 1999 Cadillac Seville SLS
Super nice. ................ 12,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
White, 41k miles .................. .$13,995
2001 Volvo S40
W hite, 36k miles. .. .. ................ $16,995
.. ^ *2000 Cadillac Seville STS
Garaged, like new .................... 16,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
White, 34k miles. L V .................. $21,995
2001 Volvo S80
Gold, 35k miles. LMV ........... .. $21,995
2001 Lincoln LS
Silver, 58k miles. I .................. $21 ,998
...$2 1,, 2002 Lincoln Continental
White, 20k miles. .V ................... .22,995
2000 Volvo C70
Black, 36k miles. W .................... $22,995
..... $17,995 2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. ............... ..... .. 23,995
$.18,900 2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. .$24,995
....... $24,995 2001 Volvo V70
auer Red, 41k miles. I ..................... $24,995
......$26,995 2002 Cadillac Seville STS
Black w/tan, sunroof. C .... ...$25,995
....... $29,995 2002 Cadillac Deville
Sunroof, warranty. ....................$25,995
2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles ...................$26,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car.. .

.... $6,995
.... $6,995
.... $7,995

Red, 18k m iles .................
2004 Lincoln LS
White pearl, 2673 miles, extra clean.
2004 Lincoln LS
White, 12k miles. .

2001 Jaguar XJS
Van Dam Plas, garaged. .
2001 Volvo V70
Silver, 18k miles. IN* ...
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 10k miles. L. ... .
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 14k miles. I. ... ..
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles. .
2004 Lincoln Navigator
White, 15k miles. MV .....

2. 6,995

S............ $28,995
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.............. $32,995
...... $35,995
.............. $42,995

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Fri-Sat 8:30am-6pm
Closed Sunday.
SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm

SALES HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm
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Closed Sunday
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SALES HOURS: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
. Movie times for Friday, Feb. 4,
through Thursday, Feb. 10, are as
I Theatre I "Hide and Seek" (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.
* Theatre II "Coach Carter"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
anid 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
: Theatre Ill "The Aviator" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only, Saturday and Sunday at 2
and 7 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p:m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, and 7 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-


Center offers
service to children
SThe Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A ves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
;The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwvanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
nmore information call 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, has
used handicapped equipment
such as walkers, portable toilets,
crutches, canes, etc. Anyone
requiring the use of such equip-
ment is welcome to stop by the
post and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone is
welcome. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at 763-2950.
looldng to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
Wxho like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
jdin our group. We practice on
Tiesdays at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
N: Hwy. 441. Join us in singing
some old time songs and commu-
nity entertainment. We are looking
td expand our group. Good clean
fitn and a great sotind are our
objectives. For more information,
please call 763-0175 or 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
eice in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312.
The hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.

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blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.

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by wildlife center
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Center is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
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900 Numbers 160

SDOG, Found in
Lazy Seven Area.
Call to ID. (863)357-3260

PUPPY, Mixed, Female, Ap-
prox. 8-10 wks. Vic. of
441 N & NW 344th St.

CHIHUAHUA, Very Small,
Black w/tan spots by ears,
eyes & on legs. REWARD!

Lost: black & white rat terri-
er, answers to Ace, wear-
ing pink collar, REWARD!

LOST: Prescription eye-
glasses in dark hard case,
vic. of McDonald's. Re-
Sward if returned.

& white spotted, male, lost
in area of NW 63rd Terr.
Call 634-8349.

bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.

Pomeranian, fem., reddish
brown, 4 yrs. old, vic.
Okeechobee warehouse
on 1/22. REWARD!

CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken. Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.
old male black lab, needs
attention. (863)634-3119

7am-? 598 N.W. 22nd
furniture, clothes, house-
hold items, misc. & a multi
family sale. -

50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
To Angela Thompson
Forever & 2 days
Love, Your Husband
Alvin Thompson

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

Experienced Pool
Enclosure Installer
Needed. Top Pay.
Local Work.
Call Mike at: 357-4703.
Screen Porches, FL Rms.,
Carports, Roof overs.
Competitive wages.
Room for advancement.
Ask For Steve.

CALL (863)467-2982
Experience Preferred,
But Will Train Right Person,
Competitive Pay.
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Be able to handle pressure
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Be able to handle deadlines
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Knowledge in office procedures:
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needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade

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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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

Competitive Salary & Benefits
(F/T Positions).
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm/M-F or
(863)946-2420 ext. 103

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

Okeechobee Asphalt &
Concret. Duties include
(but are not limited to)
Answer phones, Data Entry
& Other Clerical Duties.
Apply in person @
503 NW 9th St.
Needed for Okeechobee
Asphalt & Concrete.
Competitive Salary &
Benefits. Apply in person
@ 503 NW 9th St.
Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
Drug Free Workplace
For Breakfast and lunch
Must be able to
work weekends
(863)763-2826 Mooney

Sver, Hostess, Cook,
Dishwasher, Busboy &
Buffet Attendant Needed
1.111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

18 yrs. & olderw/diploma or
GED: (863)763-0611

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more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
Dump Truck
Driver Needed
Clear Class A or B CDL
Apply at
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2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Must Be Bilingual.
Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
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drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.

Valid driver's lic., 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;


Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

Must Be: ASE Certified Auto
Technician & Engine Per-
formance. Apply in person
@ ED's Auto Service.

FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @

Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
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experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette Martin

Over The Road Drivers
wanted 5yrs. exp. req.
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trucking company
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individual w/experience in
sales. Will train the right
person. Apply in person
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exp. A MUST! Apply
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
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Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques IO
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 5;_C
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Bicycles 53')
Books & Mrigazines5'5
Building Materials '140
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets Rugs 55'
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Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10

cond. commercial w/heat
good bargain $500
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391 *

5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-

tique, 6 leafs, refinished
Mahoganyy, $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.

"TM, V M-m-mm

DRESSER, 9 drawer & AR-
MOIRE, 4 drawer, $150.

3 pcs. real wood, glass
door & shelves $100
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

MIRROR- asking $40.

built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
Mattress & Boxspring,
twin, Serta Perfect Sleep-
er, like new, $75 firm.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.

16 =i, U in

old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)

(2)commercial $400
for both or will sep.

10-12', Sm. Reels on butt,
line through center. $75
Firm. CASH 863-763-7031
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.



kelvinator 41"x21x35"
runs great $100
GE RANGE Electric
exc. cond. $75
*********** *
RANGE, GE, Elec. Good
shape. $75. 863-467-4124

whirlpool never been used
Good bargain $400
Whirlpool, white 16 cu.ft.
w/icemaker, $200
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979
GE, Stackable, Runs'
Good, $150. Neg.
WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-

Very Nice. $50.

Collector's item. All original
Only $1100

5 Rolls, 6 ft. high
450 ft minimum. $225
mahogany/glass, $200.

WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.

Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
MENS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339

SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.

with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.

192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
Stainless Steel, $35

Works great
needs battery, $325
E-MACHINE, Win. '98,
Delivery & Set Up. Email &
Internet Capabilities & more.
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.

Solid Wood
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
cherry, w/4 chairs, mint
cond., $125. (863)763-
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.

Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)342-7835.
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
Black leather. Exc. cond.
1 Lg., 1 Small, $2000 both,
will sep. 863-467-0247
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print

5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75

W/110 pound weights

Place your ad online at
classfl.htmi or mailto:
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10


Carrier, Hooks up to hitch.
Has ramp & tilts. $350
(863)357-2597 Lv msg.
LIFT CHAIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mos. old, good con-
dition, $450. (863)6.10-

CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
for homemade wine making
or water storage. $125 all,
will sep. 937-215-0307
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel
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da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.
STEPS Concrete & wood
for both or will sep.

GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
ORGAN, w/foot pedals &
benches. $300 will sell
sep. (863)763-7664

METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.

(8) Alustrian shepards AKC
registered 6wks. old 6-m
2-f shots & wormed $600
born on 12/25/04,1 male,
2 females, $350 each, No
papers (863)763-3753
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Young, with cage,
DACHSHUND, Black & Tan,
Ready to go home. 8 wks.
$300 (863)467-4728


14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 5, 2005

AMP, 400 watt.
Practically Brand New
$40 (863)610-0573

2, 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Amp. $300
CD Player, 4 speakers, 2
tower, smaller good cond.
$250 (863)801-1459

BIG SCREEN TV W/oak cab-
inet casing no remote con-
trol, does have a picture
$250 (863)467-0184

tooling, ele, single fas, 230
volt 2HP $1000 (863)763-
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
Like new $25.

w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300

easy voice directed $40 or
best offer

POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous I15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer .-35
Horses 840
Supplies 345
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds.. Plants.'
Flowers 865

Case DO 1939, big & beau-
tiful, 1st $2500 takes it.


j W 863-673-1491

sm. adult 15" blk. $190

wooden horse/cob $999

gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500
STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 41/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.

Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.
11HP ele. start rides kept
$300 firm (863)763-1524


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

1300 sq. ft., remodeled,-
$950/mo, 1stVlast, $500
sec. (863)467-5965.
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo. + 1st. & last.


BASSWOOD, 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. Brand New Homef -
$1200 mo. Call for apt.
863-697-1465 Tammy
Advantage Properties, 2BR,
1BA, Full Kit. L/R, 2 Horse
stables, fenced acreage.
$900. mo. Call 10am-6pm

Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, located on 441N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.
In City Limits. 2000 Sq. Ft.
2/3 Private Offices.
New Carpet, C/A/H,
Parking. (863)763-5593

COUPLE w/2 small dogs
looking for a rental within 10
miles N. of Okee. 2BR, is
preferred 863-261-1968

RM for rent in beautiful
home $60 wk. non-s-
moker must like dogs

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010)
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1031
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040'
Lots Sale 10,15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080t

Two Acres approx.
commercial land, on
441, $295,000 & MH
on .31 acres waterfront,
Call 813-469-5432

Chariot 12x35 Park Model,
Lot sz. 50x100. $40,500
863-763-9464 after 5:30p

Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next-to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
(954) 605-6407
Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

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N. Okeechobee, FL
20 Pristine acres
Young oak/fenced
$20,000 per acre firm

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20_0

90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
Brand new 2BR/2BA Mo-
bile Home on lot in Treas-
ure Island, $95,000.
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557',


Boats J3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories M020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 30 ?.5


AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950


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

BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $350
BOAT PROPS stainless steel
various sizes $100-$150
Iv. message
BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft;, gal-
vanized, single axle, $650.

CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm

MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
JON BOAT, 12 ft., with trail-
er, 15 hp Mercury, trolling
motor, $2000 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6112
JON BOAT 97' 18" 75HP
Johnson w/galv. trl/2 live-
wells troll motor $3500
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
Place your ad online at
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PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
SEAPORT 16' 155 HP in-
board motor & tri. $1000

TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp 0/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
12/24 VOLTS

Capes-V' 31

CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
28/2 Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
'01- 21' slide out, many
extras, sips 7 in comfort,
$12,500. (863)610-1674.
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.

SUPERIOR, '72, 26 ft., new-
er generator, new tires &
transmission, $1500.
(863)467-8804 aft 6 pm

WINNEBAGO '75 32', Good
motor/generator. Great for
hunting or fixer upper.
$2000 863-634-1866

kota, 12V, 108 Ib thrust,
54" shaft, $125.

.Johnson, 35hp, w/
controls & gas tank, $630.

Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
BDR650 $2500
(863)228-4638 or nights
SUZUKI Kantana 750 '01
7000 miles. Hit parked car/
damaged/drivable $3500
neg. 863-824-6163 Local

runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
GO CARTS 2 w/fiberglass
bodies, 6V2 industrial Honda
Motors. From Ft. Pierce
Grand Prix. $600/both
or will sep. 863-261-2263

HONDA 250R ATC 1984
3 Wheeler, Excellent condi-
tion. Very fast! $1500
VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971

In Lakeport, 32 ft. Travel
Trailer w/lot, lake access,
$33,000. Call (239)995-

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010j
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 440
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers -1060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000

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CHEVY CAMRO 88' needs
trans. work $500
(863)763-7217 or
(863)697-8662 cell
1 owner. Ex. Government
Car, 67K Original mi. $4000
(863)8246163 Local
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.-
1 owner. City car. Very well
taken care of. $3650 firm
(863)824-6163 Local
LX 47k. mi. clean exc.
cond. $2500 or best offer
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1200.

LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
All power. Auto. Motor &
Trans. run great! $950 or
best offer. 863-357-9947
MAZDA 626 1993: 106 K
mis., 5-spd., new cv axles,
30 mpg., 1 Owner. $1600
70K mls., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
runs good. $2,500 firm.
Call (863)357-0663

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'48 2 Dr. Business Coupe.
455 cu. in. 4 spd. $2500/
best offer. (863)634-0526

CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

FORD F150 XLT, '90, V8, 4
whl dr., no air, $2000.

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.

Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,

96' 4.3 Vortec
GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $500 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
Fits Ford Heavy Duty Ford.
$850 (863)634-3300

TURBO 350, rebuilt trans-
mission, 4x4, $350 or
best offer. (863)467-
van fits in bucket front
seats $150
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-

Cab '95, topper/bedliner
trlr/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909

Extended cab overhead v-8
$9700 (863)697-0019
or 763-1187
DODGE EXT CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton, 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
$7500 (863)697-0192.
DODGE RAM PU, '94- with
long bed, fiberglass top-
per, V8, very clean, almost
new tires, cold AC, runs
well,' Call (863)763-4279
evenings and weekends.
FORD F150 90' 4WD extend
cab 4" suspension lift on
38" tires $1850 (863)634-
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.
TRUCK TOPPER, 8 ft. w/
roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078

8 Horse gooseneck trl.

CAR DOLLY Tow master,
extra wide, good tire,
lights, pulls goods $875
6x10 exc. cond.
'04, 27' Enclosed
car hauler. 7000GVW,
$5950. (863)763-8127
STOCK TRL. Gooseneck
20', 6'-8' wide ,good,
tires, floor, center gate
$2500 (863)697-9704

Dodge Ram Conversion
Van B250, '91, many ex-
tras, all power, $2200 as
is. (863)675-8420
GMC Conversion Van, '94,
low mi., mint cond., one
owner, TV & VCR, $7000.


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Community Events

Red Hat Convention is planned
Approximately 460 ladies from Sebring, Okeechobee and Arcadia will
be 'attending the Red Hat South Central Convention on Feb. 12. at the
K.O.A. from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. For information, call Frieda Drinka at
(863) 357-3873 or (863) 610-1162.

St. Valentine's Day Dinner Dance
Knights of Columbus Council # 11284 will host a St. Valentine's dinner
dance at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on Feb. 19 from 6 until
11 p.m. Come and dance to a live band and enjoy your choice of prime
rib or chicken. Dress is casual, but please no shorts or T-shirts. The cost is
$15 per person. Call.(863) 763-8639 by Feb. 12. Only 150 tickets will be

Genealogical Society meets at library
The Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, and will hold a discussion on obituaries.
Please bring your families to the meeting. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call Eve at (863) 467-2674

Interfaith dialogue is planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and friends
of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are interested to
an interfaith dialogue and potluck dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6
p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Center located across from the airport entrance on U.S. 98. A guest
lecturer from Orlando will be discussing Jesus in the Koran. Coffee, tea
and table service will provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Baptist church sponsors concert
Loren and Gloria Wissman and their 12 children from Seward, Neb.,
will be in concert on Feb. 17 at the First Baptist Church. Their Christian-
based music comes in many flavors gospel, bluegrass, traditional and
contemporary hymns along with patriotic songs. The free concert begins
at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 410 S.W. Fourth St. For information
call (863) 763-2171.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Thursday, Feb.
17, from noon until 3 p.m.; on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19, from
7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee
Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All
proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Ladies group plans bake sale
The Northside Baptist Church ladies group is having a bake and yard
sale on Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 1801 U.S. 441 S.E. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2472.

Hospice hosting blood drive
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will be hosting a blood
drive on Friday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All donors will have the
'opportunity to win a weekly drawing for a Sweetheart's Package, which
includes a pair of movie tickets, dinner for two and a floral arrangement.
Five winners will be contacted weekly. For information, call Theresa
Davis at (863) 467-2321.

Women's business luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Women's Business Luncheon is scheduled for Feb.
18 at the Brahma Bull. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., and lunch is at
noon. Bring flyers and business cards to share, and also a giveaway item.
For information, call (800) 299-8878..

'His Story' planners will meet
The "His Story" planning committee will meet on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in
the Fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church. If you are inter-
ested in helping with the production for 2005, please come.

Main Street plans cookoff
Okeechobee Main Street is preparing for its third annual barbecue
cookoff on Feb.26. This event is sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Asso-
ciation, and is offering over $8,000 in prize monies. Main Street offers
additional prizes for local Okeechobee teams. Anyone interested in com-
peting should call Terry Burroughs at 697-6325 for information.

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, Feb. 24, "The Time Travelers Wife" -
Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other Bolelyn" Phillipa
Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live", Agatha

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Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" -
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" -
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Ping pong tourney helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be holding a
ping pong tournament singles and doubles in the Fellowship hall
on Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The doors will open at 9 a.m. for late
registration. The entry fee if you pre-register is $10 and $15 at the door.
Add $5 per additional entries -i.e. doubles and open division). Proceeds
from this event are to help the youth groups of the church. For informa-
tion, and tournament rules call Jim at (863) 763-4021.

Rehab Center dedication scheduled
There will be a Rehab Center dedication on the Brighton Reservation
at the rodeo grounds on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be
youth events, live bands, great food and drawings for door prizes. It is
sponsored by the First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton and supported
by the Seminole Indian Nation. For information, call (863) 467-1411.

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