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Vol. 96 No. 41 Thursday, February 10,2005 504 Plus tax


Vision loss
can be prevented
TAMPA Americans are
living longer than ever before.
On average, life expectancy in
the U.S. is more than 76 years,
compared to 49 years a centu-
ry ago.
Age-related eye diseases
such as glaucoma pose a real
threat to self-sufficiency and
independence for seniors, and
as people age, maintaining
quality of life can become a
source of anxiety and con-
Typically associated with
increased pressure in the eye,
glaucoma can damage the
optic nerve and, if left untreat-
ed, lead to permanent vision
loss or even blindness.
Page 5

Now it's Crennel's
turn to fix Browns
BEREA He's not Knute
Rockne, Bill Parcells or Bill
Belichick. Romeo Crennel
doesn't want to be any of
them, either. In his first news
conference as a head coach,
Crennel promised to be him-
"I am who I am," he said.
And that's exactly why the
Cleveland Browns hired him.
Crennel's long wait ended
Tuesday as the lifelong assis-
tant coach and former New
England defensive coordina-
tor was introduced as Cleve-
land's coach, leaving the pow-
erful Patriots to fix the
Sports, Page 6

Shadowing Day
was successful
Students enrolled in the
Academy of Finance at Okee-
chobee High School took part
in Career Shadowing Day on
Groundhog Day, Wednesday,
Feb. 2. The 26 students spent
the day shadowing local busi-
ness personnel from electri-
cians to insurance agents to
public accountants. Some of
the. many experiences includ-
ed visiting all of the city depart-
ments, viewing a deposition,
watching x-rays, and screen
printing t-shirts. '
Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 474
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.03 feet

Medicare next on fix-it list

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Teacher of the Year: Jim Leidy

Jim Leidy, language arts teacher at Okeechobee High School, was named Okeechobee
County Teacher of the Year at Tuesday night's school board meeting. Congratulating
him are Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper (left) and Julie Reno (center)
director of human resources.

School board honors teacher

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Announcement of the
Teachdr of the Year and other
awards were the highlight of
Tuesday's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board.
Recognition was also given to
Okeechobee High School play-
ers and cheerleaders that partici-
pated in two all star football
teams, as well as national board
certified teachers.
OHS football players Phil
Powers and Jeff Batton played in
both the South-Central All-Star
football game in Sebring, and
the Outback Steakhouse All-Star
game'in West Palm Beach. Ray-
mond Egan and R.C. Mattson
each played in the South-Central
All-Star game.
OHS cheerleaders Rachel
Walpole and Jenna Tenniswood
were members of the cheerlead-
ing squad at the Outback All-Star
Also from OHS, language arts
teacher Jim Leidy was named as
the school district's Teacher of
the Year.
New national board certified
teachers recognized were: Vicki

Goggans, Yearling Middle
School; Andrea Hortman, Year-
ling Middle School; Lori'
Howard,. Central Elementary
School; and, Colleen O'Bannon,
Seminole Elementary School.
They joined the ranks of 16
other teachers that had previous-
ly been board certified. Those
teachers are: Missy Farless,
Okeechobee High School; Cindy
Kruger, Okeechobee High
School; Shelly Sickels, Yearling
Middle School; Sharon Whitak-
er, Yearling Middle School; Kay
Duke, Level 10; Donna Garcia,
Osceola Middle School; Letta
Jordan, Seminole Elementary
School; Vanessa McAllister,
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus; Quenten Pritchard, Yearling
Middle School; Kelly Stepp,
Osceola Middle School; Jan
Stough, Central Elementary
School; Vicki .Enfinger, Central
Elementary School; Valerie Hen-
derson, Okeechobee Freshman
Campus; Eddie Matchett, Okee-
chobee High School; Wendy
Padgett, Everglades Elementary
School; and; Michelle Pritchard,
Central Elementary School.
Mr. Leidy, who has been
teaching for 22 years, has been

at Okeechobee High School
since 1989. In October of 1998
he received the Outstanding
Teacher Award from the Univer-
sity of Chicago.
This was the third time that
he has been earned local
Teacher of the Year honors for
Okeechobee High School. He
also earned that distinction in
1992 and 1999. This is the first
time he has been named the dis-
trict's top teacher.
In January of 1999, he
received the Master Teacher
Award at Okeechobee High
School and in February 2000 he
was named to "Who's Who
Among America's Teachers".
In addition to his teaching
duties, Mr. Leidy is sponsor of
the Beta Club and the Poetry
Club, coordinator of the senior
slide show presentation and
administrator of the 10th grade
computer-based writing lab.
-OHS Principal Gary Kirsch, in
his recommendation letter,
described Mr. Leidy as "... an
enthusiastic, energetic teacher
who throws himself wholly into
whatever project he is involved
See Teacher Page 2

Code board

deals with

storm debris

By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Property owners who were
cited by the code board for
having storm debris that has
not yet been picked up will
ask to appear before the
Okeechobee City Council.
D&A Properties was cited
by City of Okeechobee code
enforcement officers for gen-
eral cleaning and beautifica-
tion, but the code board
tabled the item at their meet-
ing Tuesday evening.

. D&A Properties is not the
only property with storm
debris to be removed.
Jamie Gamiotea, vice-
chairman of the City of Okee-
chobee Code Enforcement
Board, suggested contacting a
mulching company to take the
big stumps, although they
probably would have to be
taken to the company.
Tom Murphy, speaking on
behalf of D&A Properties, said

See Debris Page 2

Leaking pipes

blamed for

odor at school

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Since before Christmas peo-
ple teaching and attending
classes in the northeast section
of the New Endeavor High
School building have been
smelling sewer gas. However, it
appears that that persistent
problem has finally been
cleared up.
"We believe we have the
leaking pipes repaired," said
Dale Barrett, director of opera-
tions for the school district.
Mr, Barrett said the source of
the odor was hard to locate
because it came from withi"-
the walls. However, he said

school officials have been
working to eliminate the odor
problem since if first became
noticeable after the hurricanes.
Each time they thought they
had it cleared up, it came back
The services of Echols
Plumbing was secured to help
solve the problem.
"We did everything we
could to resolve the problem,"
Mr. Barrett said.
Finally, he said it became
apparent that smoke would
have to be used to detect leaks.
At a cost of about $5,500, the-
school system secured the
See Odor Page 2

Lake level
Last Year:
15.42 feet

South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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News Briefs

Apply now
for tax rebate
Appraiser's Office, located in the
Alderman Building at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave., has applications avail-
able for the following:
age 65 and older additional
homestead exemption deadline
to file is March 1.
2004 property tax rebate for
those who have been displaced
from their homesteaded property
for more than 60 days because of a
named tropical system. The dead-
line to file is March 1.
2004 sales tax rebate (up to
$1,500) for those Florida residents
who have replaced a mobile home
due to loss from a named tropical
system. The deadline to file is May
Mega Money
has no winner
matched the four winning num-
bers plus the Mega Ball number in
the Mega Money game, meaning
Friday's jackpot will be worth an
estimated $2 million, the Florida
Lottery said Wednesday.
Fourteen tickets won $2,078.50
for picking 4-of-4; 95 tickets won
$669.50 for picking 3-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball number; 1,830 tickets
won $103.50 for picking 3-of-4;
2,754 tickets won $48.50 for pick-
ing 2-of-4 numbers plus the Mega
Ball; and 58,800 tickets won $3.50
for picking 2-of-4; 23,095 won
$6.00 for matching one number
plus the Mega Ball; 50,802 won a
free Quick Pick ticket for matching
the Mega Ball.
The numbers drawn Tuesday
night were 2-4-13-41 and the Mega
Ball was 17.
Suspect caught in
killing of deputy
PAISLEY -- A felon accused of
killing a sheriffs deputy and
wounding two others was cap-
tured Wednesday after a daylong
manhunt using helicopters,
armored vehicles and airboats in
the swamps and hills of the Ocala
National Forest, officers said.
Jason Lee Wheeler, 29, was
wounded in a gun fight with the
officers who captured him in
woods six miles from his home in
rural Lake County, about 30 miles
north of Orlando, at about 5 p.m.,
officers said.
'We were able to flush him out
of the woods," said Lake County
Sheriff Chris Daniels. He said he did
not know the nature of Wheeler's
wounds, and that none of .the
deputies who captured him were
Wheeler allegedly ambushed
three Lake County deputies outside
his home at about 9 a.m. as they
responded to a domestic battery
Deputy Wayne Koester died
after being transferred to a hospi-
tal, sheriffs Capt. Nick Pallitto said.
Deputies Tom McKane and Bill
Crotty were treated for non-life
threatening injuries a hospital in
Legislator wants
alimony laws changed
lawmaker has filed a bill that
would free individuals from paying
alimony to a former spouse who is
living with another person, even if
they're not married..
Sen. Gary Siplin said Tuesday he
is proposing legislation that would
require a court to terminate pay-'
ment of alimony if it can be shown
that a former spouse is cohabiting
with a person of the opposite sex.
"I think ex-spouses who do
receive alimony ought to receive
alimony," said Siplin, who is a
Democrat. But he said people who
get remarried or have a "defacto
remarriage, then at that time
alimony should cease."
Siplin's bill would not effect
child support payments.
Coach charged
with molestation
middle school girls' soccer coach
has been charged with molesting a
former player when she was
between 12 and 15 years old.
Okaloosa County sheriff's
deputies went to Bruner Middle
School after classes Monday and
arrested Ira Tryon Jr., who also
taught emotionally handicapped

S Tryon, 31, of Fort Walton Beach,
was charged with lewd or lascivi-
ous battery, a second-degree
felony punishable by up to 15 years
in prison if committed on a child
between 12 and 16 years old.
An arrest report says the girl
alleged she was enticed to perform
oral sex on Tryon at his home, the
school, her house and in neighbor-
ing Santa Rosa County.
Tryon was released Tuesday
from the Okaloosa County Jail in
Crestview under a $10,000 bond.
Tryon was suspended with pay
and the School Board will be asked
to put him on unpaid leave until
the case is resolved, school officials

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the company owns 23 properties
in town.
Anita Nunez, owner of D&A
Properties was also present at
the meeting.
They went before the county
commissioners and were told by
Commissioner Clif Betts that if
the debris is placed in the right-

of-way someone would pick it
up, said Mr. Murphy.
The Nunez's, said Mr. Mur-
phy, hired a bulldozer and have
spent over $4,000 cleaning up
debris from their properties. He
added that since the hurricanes
four large oaks have fallen due to
wind and rain.
He anticipates more trees,
already damaged by the hurri-
canes, will fall when it starts to
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tures on the properties of Joe
and Johnny Brown at N.W 12th
St. and Suzette B. Quarles at
N.W. Eighth Ave were resched-
uled for a training burn due to
wind conditions. Both property
owners were cited for public
nuisances by the code board.
The City of Okeechobee Fire
Department plans to burn the
structures on Feb. 19. Cleaning
up the debris left behind from
the burns will be the responsibil-
ity of the owners.

Community Events

Sheepdog Trials benefit FFA
The annual Sheepdog Trials will be held Feb. 18-20 at The Tindall
Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Proceeds from the
event will benefit the local FFA chapter. For information, call (863) 467-
Valentine's dinner/dance planned
The 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 no shorts or T-shirts please. The
cost is $15 per person. Call (863) 763-8639 by Feb. 12. Only 150 tickets
will be printed.

Church to hold food distribution
S.H.A.R.E. food distribution and March sign-ups will be held at the
Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 1803 S.W Third Ave., on Sat-
urday, Feb.19, from 10 until 11 a.m. Anyone interested in saving money
on their grocery bill is invited to stop by and check out the program.
S.H.A.R.E. is free and everyone qualifies for the savings. For information,
call (863) 763-7770.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 22, at
10 a.m. in the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W Second Ave.,
Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety class-
es for February are: 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, call (863) 763-2488.which is directly north of the
School Board Office.

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services of a corporation called
Omni Eye, Inc. to smoke test the
pipes. This test, basically, consists
of forcing smoke through the
pipes. The smoke will then
escape via holes or cracks in the
Echols was again called in to
repair the leaks that had been
located. That work was complet-
ed last weekend.
Mr. Barrett estimated that the
school system had spent a total of
about $6,000 in plumbing servic-
Lee Dixon, assistant superin-
tendent of schools, speculated
that the cause of the odor was a
combination of old decaying cast
iron pipes and the effects of the
New Endeavor principal Andy
Brewer said that several walls and
floors had to be torn out. The
pipes have been repaired and the
walls and floors are now
replaced. He said he no longer
detected any odors.
However, the area actually
affected by the odors is not a part
of New Endeavor. The area in
question is used by the Exception-

Continued From Page 1
"Everything he does, in the
classroom or at the field, is done
with quality and class," Mr. Kirsch
"He is a hero to students both
present and past," said Beth Box,
2002 OHS graduate, in describing
Mr. Leidy.
Mr. Liedy was selected from a
field of 11 teachers representing
each of the county's schools and
the Exceptional Student Education
A five-person committee made
the selection.
Businessman and county com-
missioner Ray Domer, who was
on the selection committee, said
the committee had a difficult task
and that there was no wrong
answer given the quality of the
In other matters, the board:
expelled a ninth grader at

al Student Education program. It
is used by 135 students and 41
teachers, although not all at the
same time.
Mr. Brewer said some people
complained of burning throats.
Other than that, he said, the only
complaint was from the odor.
Mr. Dixon said that teachers
and students were given the
option of moving to other rooms
if they desired, but no one took
that option.
Neither Mr. Brewer, Mr. Barrett
nor Mr. Dixon are aware of any
teachers or students with serious
medical problems demanding a
doctor's attention.
However, a plumber working
in an enclosed bathroom area
was overcome by the gas when
he removed a commode. But,
said Mr. Barrett, the plumber was
fine the next day.
Mr. Barrett stressed that the
odor came from sewer gas, not
from bottled methane. The
school does not use bottled
Eddie Trent of the Okeechobee
County Health Department said
that an occasional whiff of sewer
gas would have no harmful health
effects. However, he said pro-
longed exposure could possibly
cause health problems.

New Endeavor High School for
defiance of authority;
expelled a 10th grader at New
Endeavor High School for defiance
of authority and verbal assault;
terminated the district's
4579(f Deferred Compensation
Plan at the recommendation of
TSA Consulting Group;
authorized the superintend-
ent to enter a contract with School-
house Consulting Group at a cost
of $2,402.50 to provide consulting
and lobbing support;
approved an addendum to
the recently approved agreement
with Sprint;
created another aide position
at Okeechobee high School that
would be funded by a grant;
approved the 2005 Treasure
Coast Educators Coalition legisla-
tive issues;
applied for a grant to help pay
for improvements to the student
pickup area at Central Elementary
School; and,
donated $1,000 to the aca-
demic team to help pay their cost
to compete in state competition.


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Seminole Elementary announces second nine-week awards

Citizenship Awards
First Grade: Marcglo Baltazar,
Boyd Brown, Jereny Butzin,
West Cannon, Jessica Cason,
Emily Crews, Wyatt Deihl,
Roberto Garcia, Shelby Gog-
gans, Ashlee Gopher, Chastity
Harmon, Elizabeth
Johns, Harley
Johns, Bryd-
gett Koontz,
Leon, Mar-
garita Mares,
Lisette Medrano,
Alyssa Mohney, Lynn
Nealis, Maria Olvera, Donovan
Osceola, Yopalakiyo Osceola,
Jeri Sharpe, Bethany Shirey, Kel-
ton Smedley, Jerry Smith and
Lisvette Vega;
Second Grade: Rachel Alejan-
dro, Cody Armstrong, Matthew
Bacher, Julissa Baltazar, Ray-
mond Brown, Elizabeth Bunnell,
Larissa Cortez, Kayla Culbert-
son, Cheyenne Deel, Elizabeth
Diaz, Lewis Gopher, Toby
Gopher, Jeremy Grossman,
Teddy Grossman, Jose Lucero,
Elisa Maldonado, Laura
Mataushek, Steve Mataushek,
Britney.Padgett, Shayla Pendry,
Rachel Peterson, Ashley Ploof,
Kristal Richbourg, Daniel
Rodriguez, Christopher Samuel,
Cristian Torres, Latayshia
Williams and Arthur Woodruff;
Third Grade: Fredi Albarran,
Kiylier Baker, Rosa Borja, Aman-
da Bunnell, Rafe Fisher, Jorge
Gallegos, Luis Garcia, Crystal
Garza, Maritza Hernandez, Des-
tiny Hughes, Miriam Mojica,
Layne Nelson, Hayley
Palmisano, Oscar Pelayo, Rudi
Saenz, Sylvia Saenz, Ana
Sanchez, Antwonette Scott,

Daniel Serrano, Julie Sharpe, J.T.
Smith, Felipe Soto, Shellia Steins,
Andrea Torres, Nancy Villanue-
va, LaKendra Williams and
Acealyn Youngblood;
Fourth Grade: Jordan Bolan,
Heather Harned, Katlyn Hay-
mond, Monica Hernandez, Bran-
don Hudson, Breana Hull, Jesus
Jaimes, Kyla Jennings, Amanda
Kennedy, Nathan Lee Bettsy
Lucero, Nelida Perez, Esteban
Rodriguez, Brandon Rubens,
Leonel Ruiz, Maria Ruiz, Elise
Scott, Kathy Simmons, Rosa
Urbina, Sergio Vargas and Alan
Fifth Grade: Kayla Aleman,
Jenna Banister, Nikole Casano-
va, Kiesha Cleckley, Cody Cum-
mings, Cheyenne Deignan,
Kelsie Driscoll, Phillip Harris,
Brent Heasley, Leanne McClure,
Amy McDavid, Justin Nelson,
Shelby Pollock, Alma Quiroz,
Eduardo Trejo and Anna War-

Scout Effort
First Grade: Osiel Brito, Omar
Carrera, Kelli Chapman, Edwin
Garcia, David Geary, Allison
Gopher, Gabriel Hernandez,
Ryan Hofer, Carolanne Hunt,
Tairra Johnson, James Kennedy,
Antonio Landaverde, Joshua
Madrigal, Keyanna Nelson, Imil-
lakiyo Osceola, Trista Osceola,
Jessica Perez, Terrance Pryor,
Ulyses Reyes, Devon Sage, Julisa
Sanchez, Maria Sanchez,
Aquanette Scott, Lahna Sedatol,
Lanie Sedatol, Sarah Shepherd
and Hunter Smythe;
Second Grade: Israel Ascen-
cio, Walter Cabrera, Joseph
Collins, Cheyann Dampier, Ailyn
Garcia, Sean Harned, Kimberly

Harris, Sevda Krayeva, Nikita
LaDuke, Laura Mataushek,
Steven Mataushek, Leticia
Moran, Celia Palacios, Samantha
Rebollo, Kristal Richbourg,
Maria Ruiz, Mindy Ruiz, Brandon
Shockley, Shane Stamper, Lay-
ton Thomas, Sandra Trejo,
Catalina Vargas, Yolanda
Vasquez, Jeremy Vinson and Jar-
ian Williams;
Third Grade: Marcus Aguirre,
Joana Albarran, Danny Bohan-
non, Jamie Bruner, Samantha
Cason, Ashli Clemons, Dalton
Collins, Brian Delapaz, Colt
Edwards, Shiannah Frank, Eliceo
Garcia, Nathan Gibson, Fernan-
do Gonzales, Tiffany Grossman,
Veronica Ingram, Christopher
Martinez, Miriam Mojica, Austin
Ochoa, Lexi Parker, Raina
Robinson, Miguel Rodriguez,
Jose Roman, Randy Shore, Kayla
Smith, Lacey Thomas, Ronald
Thomas, Tristen Thomas,.
Andrea Torres, Daniel Trejo and
Ivette Vega;
Fourth. Grade: Jennifer Arel-
lano, Tabeet Benitez, Jose
Berrospe, Chris Boney, Cervan-
do Cardozo, Maria Cortez, Justin
Gainer, Susana Gonzales, Jose
Loredo, Viviana Martinez, Kayla
Nelson, Marisol Olvera, Brannon
Raulerson, Diana Ruiz, Maria
Ruiz, Elise Scott, Janet Smith,
Bobby Tarsek, Savannah Tread-
way, Ana Trejo and Ocean Tyner;
Fifth Grade: Kayla Aleman,
Jonathan Araujo, Jessica Brum-
ley, Kiesha Cleckley, Kyle
Clemons, Cheyenne Deignan,
Mark Falkenberg, Nathan
Gopher, Gregory Lovell, Beatriz,
Marquez, Chelsea Pittman, Shel-
by Pollock,
Alison Sheehey, Joseph Soto,
Anna Warren and Ashley West-

Merit Honor
Roll Awards
Third Grade: Fredi Albarran,
Autumn Blevins, Odon Benitez,
Pete Cervantes, Cody Dunn, Mar-
itza Hernandez, Ana Huerta,
Jerome Johnson, Julio Olvera,
Lucas Richey, Tyler Russell, Saiti
Sawka and Felipe Soto;
Fourth Grade: Jennifer Arel-
lano, Claresha Blair, Brandi
Crenshaw,Reyes Gonzalez,
Brandon Hudson, Jesus Jaimes,
Taylor Lowe, Meagan Olgesby,
Shelby Padgett, Brannon Rauler-
son and Dakota Ullman';
Fifth Grade: Cody Cummings,
Cheyenne Deignan, Sheila
Jones, Beatriz Marquez, Justin
Nelson, Megan Padgett, Shelby
Pollock, Anna Warren and
Krystin Young;

Teachers Honor
Roll Awards
Third Grade: Shiannah Frank,
Jorge Gallegos and Cody Griffith;
Fourth Grade: Jordan Bolan
and Monica Hernandez;
Fifth Grade: Kayla Aleman,
Kyle Clemons, Mikayla Reed,
Kesiree Rodriquez and Carlos
Principal's honor roll
Fourth Grade: Bettsy Lucero;
Terrific kids awards
Fourth Grade: November:
Chris Boney, Susana Gonzalez,
Esteban Rodriguez and Savan-
nah Treadway and December:
Rolando Gutierrez, Taylor Lowe,
Shelby Padgett, Elise Scott and
Ocean Tyner;
Fifth Grade: November: Josh
Clemons, Jesus Macedo, Alma
Quiroz, Isai Quiroz and Dulce
Valencia and December: Mike
Corwin, Adrian Hernandez, Amy

McDavid and Krystin Young;
Annual Tree Lighting Awards
Kayla Aleman, Jenna Banis-
ter, Niki Casanova, Kiesha Cleck-
ley, Samantha Flecha, Mykeish
Minondo, Amber Mohney,
Megan Padgett, Chelsa Pittman,
Raven Pryor, Anna Warren, Mon-
ica Yates and Krystin Young.
Important Date
Seminole Elementary's SAC
committee will meet on Feb. 15,
in the media center at 4 PM.
Progress reports will also be sent
home on Feb. 15.

Third Grade
FOCUS ON FCAT! Third grade
students have been extremely
busy preparing for the upcoming
FCAT test that will take place in
March. They are learning as well
as reviewing all the Sunshine
State Standards for reading,
math, science and social studies.
Keep up the hard work students;
your hard work, effort and dedi-
cation will pay off!
Congratulations to Students
of Week for Jan. 24th. In Mrs.
Coldiron's class, Roman Matt-
son; Mrs. Lowe's Class, Crystal
Garza; Ms. Martin's class,
Cheyenne Beckman; Mrs.
McCranie's class, Raina Robin-
son; Mrs. Padgett's class, Tyler
Rush and in Mrs. Smith's class,
Delaney Osceola;
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students who were selected
as Student of the Week for Jan.
31st. In Mrs. Coldiron's class,
Miriam Mojica; Mrs. Lowe's
class, Dalton Collins; Ms. Mar-
tin's class, Amanda Bunnell;
Mrs. McCranie's class, Kiylier
Baker; Mrs. Padgett's class, Hay-
ley Palmisano and in Mrs.
Smith's class, Jessi Osceola; and,

Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade teachers would
like to say thank you to all of the
parents that came to our Feb. 1,
Parent Night. We know you want
to help your child as much as
possible. We hope the games
you took home accomplish just
that. -
Mrs. Tomlinson's class has
successfully completed their
Wildflower book and is now edit-
ing the Seashell book that will go
into the class library. We are
focusing on author's purpose,
cause and effect, and comparing
and contrasting. We are complet-
ing our reading theme and will be
testing this week. In math, we are
working on fractions and meas-
uring in customary units.
Mrs. Griffis' class is working
hard to learn all about fractions
and decimals and how they are
related. I hope the game that your
child brought home will be used
to help reinforce the skills we
have been learning in class. Stu-
dents will be "Flying High in a
Field of Fractions" in our class. Be
sure to ask your child about this
project. We will also be working
with measuring and division. I
continue to encourage you to
help your child at home to work
on mastering the multiplication
facts. This is a vital skill for so
many of the concepts we cover in
math this year. In reading, we
have just begun reading a book
titled, "How to Eat Fried Worms".
Students will be reading and
answering questions about the
book. Ask your child to tell you
about what they read each night.
Retelling what was read is a very
effective way to increase compre-
hension. Thank you to all the par-
ents and other family members in
attendance on Parent Night.


Elder Hayward
(Father Mack).
McQueen, Sr.
Elder Hayward (Father Mack)
McQueen, Sr., age 80, of Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, Feb. 1,
2005 at his residence. He was
born Aug. 31, 1924 in White
Springs. Mr. McQueen had been
a lifetime resident of Okee-
chobee. He was the pastor of
Benjamin Davis Temple Church
of God in Christ in Sebring.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Will and Mattie
Henry Smith; wife of 58 years,
Mabel E. McQueen; children,
Yvonne, Sandy, Lonnie, Patricia
and Robert; and, brothers, Ben-
jamin and Robert Smith.
He leaves to cherish his mem-
ories: seven sons, Perry (Maria)
of Fort Lauderdale, Hayward, Jr.
of Miami, Lawrence (Zelda) of
Okeechobee, Kenneth of.Yazoo,
Miss., Terry (Actavis) of Fort
Pierce, Henry of Fayetteville,
N.C. and Darius of Germany; 13
daughters, Esther and Scottina of
Ft. Lauderdale, Francine
(James), Jeannie (Freddie),
Vanesha (Bruce), Valentina, Cyn-

thia and Farechia, all of Okee-
chobee, Fabia (Spencer) of
Sebring, Brenda (Dan) of Ft.
Pierce, Priscilla (Gregory) of
Kankakee, Ill., Tasha (Jimmy) of
Indiantown, Louvella of
Gainesville; daughter-in-law,
Jackie Jones of Columbus, Ga.;
brother, Ben (Mary) of Sarasota;
sisters, Malinda of Okeechobee
and Beatrice of New York; five
sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-
law; adopted sons, David (Char-
lene) and Vernon; adopted
daughter, Sherion of Alabama;
two godsons, Leon and Frank
(Amanda); 120 grandchildren;
47 great-grandchildren, a host of
loving nieces, nephews, cousins;
and, other family members.
Visitation is scheduled at the
Benjamin Davis Temple Church
of God in Christ in Sebring on Fri-
day, Feb. 11, from 4:30 until trib-
ute service time at 6:30 p.m.
Eider Willie C. Olds will officiate.
Additional visitation will. be Sat-
urday, Feb. 12, at the Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.,
in Okeechobee- from 9 until
funeral service time at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under

the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Bobby Gene Dyer
Bobby Gene Dyer, age 64, for-
merly of Simpsonville, S.C., died
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at St Fran-
cis Hospital. A native of. Ten-
nessee, he is the son of Mary
Elizabeth Windrow' of West
Palm Beach and the late William
Henry Dyer. Mr. Dyer was a
retired carpenter and of the
Church of God faith.
Survivors include: his .wife,
Linda 'Gail Flynn Dyer of the
home; two sons, Doug (Lucy)
Dyer of Naples and Andy (Lisa)
Dyer of Taylors, S.C.; four step-
sons, Steve, Roy and Paul Reece,
all of Travelers Rest and Chuck
Reece of Greenville, S.C.; one
step-daughter, Cindy Lingerfelt
of Marietta, S.C.; two bothers,
James Dyer of Tenn., and
Tommy Dyer of West Palm
Beach; two sisters, Linda Crago
of West Palm Beach and Betty
Sue Havenka.of Port St. Lucie;
six grandchildren; fourteen step-
grandchildren; and, three step
The family will receive friends

on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6
until 8 p.m., at Cannon Funeral &
Cremations-Jones Chapel in
Simpsonville, S.C.
Funeral services will he held
Friday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., at
Word of Life Ministries, 1027 W.
Georgia Road, Simpsonville,
S.C., with Rev. John Smith offici-
ating. Interment will be at Can-
non Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will be at 309 Gor-
don Street, Greenville, S.C.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Cannon Funerals
and Cremations Jones Chapel
- Simpsonville.

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Bluegrass Music '"",

Tsunami Relief ,

Benefit Festitval .
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, Black Diamond Strings and Marty Raybon request the assistance of all bluegrass
fans, bands, promoters, and festivals in raising contributions for the relief efforts of the recent Tsunami.
We are changing our Indian Mound Bluegrass Festival to the Bluegrass Music Tsunami Relief Benefit Festival.

We Invite the entire bluegrass industry to help us in our efforts. Bluegrass fans, bands,
promoters, and festivals can help make a difference in the relief efforts by making contributions ,
to our special relief fund: Tsunami Relief Fund Care of Poppy Mountain Bluegrass. And
remember that 100% of the contributions will go directly to the relief efforts. And, you don't
even have to come to the festival to contribute! Send check or money order to: Tsunami
Relief Fund Care of Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, 8030 US 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351 or
our Florida Office, 601 S.E. 8th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Marty aybon
February 10 13, 2005
Okeechobee, FL at the Rodeo Grounds
140 Presale Weekly *- 15 Thurs. $20 Fri.* 25 Sat. -20 Sun. '50 After Feb. 1, 2005 .
THURSDAY: Marty Raybon Cherryholmes David Parmley & Continental Divide che :omes
Schultz Creek Florida Bluegrass Express
FRIDAY: Marty Raybon Clarence Kelly & Nu Cut Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain
James King Band Ernie Thacker & Rt. 23 Mark Newton Schultz Creek
SATURDAY: Marty Raybon Clarence Kelly & Nu Cut James King Band Mark
Newton Williams & Clark Expedition Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain Ernie
Thacker & Route 23 White Sands Panhandle Band
SUNDAY: Larry Cordle Scattered Grass Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam with
Mike and Mary Robinson Sugarland Grass Don Rigsby and Friends Ronnie Reno
Flake-Spear Marty Raybon.* MC's Sam Jackson & others to be announced
Updates at: www.poppymountainbluegrass.com
For Advance Tickets send check or money order or for additional information, inGoins
call or write (Attn: Lois) with self-addressed envelope to:
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass 8030 US 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-2277 (863) 357-2291 (863) 467-4677
Email: poppymtn@mls.net www.poppymountainbluegrass.com
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, February 10, 2005

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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question 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@okee-
chobee.com. You can also mail submissions to Okeechobee News,
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Still At It
"I see the Bush bashers are still at it. They just can't takedefeat.
Thanks to President Bush, he is trying to keep America safe, save
Social Security and cut pork belly spending. Wake up America we
finally have a president who cares."

"I have to be critical of South Elementary for releasing their bal-
loons. It is such a cute idea and wonderful celebration. In fact I
received a balloon in my back yard on the Kissimmee River from
Land of Lakes, which is near the Tampa area. However, these bal-
loons do end up in the river and the ocean. When I go to Palm Beach
County and I see the balloons I pick them up because the turtles eat
them, the pelicans get them caught in their beaks and in their feet
and they could cause a life. I know they have discontinued releasing
the balloons from ships for that very reason. I don't know what the
answer is because it such a cute idea, but it does take a life."

Citizen Boards
"Every day I see in the paper where applicants are needed for citi-
zens' boards. Over a year ago I applied for the recycling (board) and
when I didn't get any answer I didn't get the job, because I was the
only member that applied. I resubmitted, but I guess my application
was thrown away. Okeechobee doesn't really recycle. Even when
we do the proper stuff with our recyclables, it all ends up at the land-
fill. Also, no one helps with the Adopt a Highway Program. Everyone
is overworked, but they refuse the help."

National Budget
"A simple definition of budget is money coming in being bal-
anced with spending. Before the massive tax cuts we had a budget
surplus. Since cutting the national .income Bush has created a wind-
fall for the drug companies and plans another for Wall Street at our
economic expense. Working poor pay Social Security tax on all their
wages, while wealthy pay tax on part. If all wages were taxed equal-
ly and the cuts repealed, we wouldn't need to fear a total collapse of
the dollar."

Smelly Air
"We live out here in Quail Woods and the odor of the dump is lin-
gering heavy today. We smell it first thing in the morning and up until
we go to bed. I wish all the commissioners that agreed to take every
one else's garbage had to live out here so they could smell it too."

Waiting for Food
"This is about not getting your food at a restaurant in a certain
time. I think if you are there sitting at a table you shouldn't have to
wait a half an hour to 45 minutes you should already have your
food. And I think if restaurants wouldn't cater to the ones that are
ordering out, and. start taking care of the ones that are there, we
would get our food quicker."

Stolen Horses
"I am a winter resident and I have been wondering whatever
happened to the veterinarian that stole the two horses and painted
their faces. One of the horses was from Kentucky. This didn't hap-
pen in Okeechobee, but I was just wondering if you had any idea."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Sony, but we don't have that
answer for you. Maybe some of our readers know and will call in
with the answer.)
Think Back
"Think back to when George Bush was in the White House; his
son George W was responsible for the collapse of the savings and
loan where a lot of people and farmers lost all their savings. They
were planning on their savings to help them with their Social Securi-
ty. President Bush, Sr. stopped George from being held responsible
for it."

"I hope everyone has heard about President Bush's plans to cut
the funding to a number of programs. Many are critical educational
programs that focus on reducing drug use and school violence. I
have a hard time comprehending how those who agree with Bush's
cultural and religious views can justify his support for the wealthy,
big corporations and questionable foreign regimes. I see Jerry Fal-
well on CNN's Crossfire serving as a mouthpiece for conservative
Republicans, when much of their economic agenda is a contradic-
tion to real Christian virtues. Don't make excuses for Bush's conser-
vative economic agenda just because you support his social agenda.
Ask yourself which economic plans are closest to the Christian val-
ues of charity and selflessness. Remember, the Republican Party is
not the party of God. That label belongs to the Hezbollah, and
they're a bunch of terrorists."

Crime Prevention Tip

No person shall drive a motor vehicle, at such a slow speed as
to impede or block the normal and reasonable flow of traffic.

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Looking Back ...
After the hurricane of 1928 there were coffins stacked beside the road between Belle Glade and Pahokee to help collect
the bodies after the storm came ashore and passed over Lake Okeechobee.

Letter to the Editor

Listen A mercy that continues forever
a life given to the lost, count the
It might be a natural disaster: cost,
or a catastrophic event. Count the cost. Jesus says he
That old palm tree may not be Count the cost Jesus and guid he
standing with tinus safely through life's roads.

Shingles scattered all around Call on his spirit to help us, and
us with ditches backed up to the we have a friend in .the Holy
door.' Ghost.
Muddy footprints lingering on We're not forsaken to face
the new tile on the floor. life's troubles all alone.
Broken hearts needing mend- And another thing brothers
ing. and sisters.
Red Cross Stations in the mak-
.Red Cross Stations in the mak- Trust in the Lord and love one

F.E.M.A. knocking at the door. another, reach out your hands to
Church services in basements your neighbors
from fallen ceilings and Gods' But most importantly receive
Compassions are new every Jesus Christ into your souls: Yes,
morning don't get caught up in most importantly receive Jesus
the event. Christ into your souls.
Think of the love of a savior for Deborah Hemandez
he is a true heaven sent. and Dennis Hutcherson

Upcoming Events

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, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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-
Travlin' 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.
Kiwanis 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ wilLmeet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is invited.
For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. are also available at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday'at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.

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

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.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come but and join us. Topics of
education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for informa-

Community Events

Spring OHS yearbook sale planned
The spring yearbook pre-sale begins will end Friday, Feb. 11.
The book price for the spring sale will be $40. The final yearbook
sale will take place in the days following the Yearbook Jam, while
supplies last. The book price for this' final sale is $45. Only stu-
dents who have pre-purchased a yearbook in October and Febru-
ary will be excused from class and permitted to attend the year-
book jam (during seventh hour) at the end of the school year.
Yearbooks will be sold in the Journalism room (14-10) during
both lunches. Make checks payable to OHS. For the first time, par-
ents and students may purchase yearbooks online at www.
buyayearbook.com, or through the Yearbook Order Center at
(888) 298-5063. These forms of payment will be accessible during
the October sales weeks.

Legion free fair now under way
The American Legion Post #64 free fair is going on until Feb.
13. Feb. 9 is children's day. For information, call (863) 763-2950.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Feb. 10, in the hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. The guest speaker
will be Jeanne Kearney, SHINE Coordinator (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders). This is a free program offered to the com-
munity. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT, at (863)

Bluegrass festival aids tsunami victims
The second annual Indian Mound Bluegrass Festival will be
held at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N., Feb. 10-13.
Proceeds from the event will go to victims of the tsunami. For
information, call (863) 467-4677.

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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.

Fish farming is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Feb. 12, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Megan
Davis, Ph.D. division director; Kenneth Riley, director of aquacul-
ture education at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc.
Aquaculture Division. The topic will be fish farming and research.
For information, contact'Megan Davis (772) 465-2400, ext. 298; or,
Ken Riley at ext. 464.

Fundraiser helps volleyball team
The O.H.S. volleyball team is seeking donations for a fundrais-
ing flea market at Okeechobee High School on Feb. 12. The team
is raising money to go to summer camp in North Carolina. They
are accepting donations of all kinds of items including furniture,
outdoor recreation equipment, lawn and garden, electronic prod-
ucts 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.

Christian Church hosting revival
The Parrott Avenue Christian Church will be hosting a revival
with Evangelist Dr. Glenn Bourne, a retired professor from the
Florida Christian College. Also, the Heartland Boys Trio from Ken-
tucky will be in concert each evening. Their concerts will start at 6
p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednes-
day. Services will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13,
and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14, 15 and 16. For information, call (863)

Church hosting Appreciation Day
The third annual Northern Friends Appreciation Day will be
held Sunday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Treasure Island Baptist
Church. The Parker Trio from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert
as a part of the morning worship service followed by dinner-on-
the-grounds. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-

Community Choir to begin rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir; under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will begin its weekly rehearsal of the Easter musical
"Written in Red" and Handel's "Hallelujah! Chorus", on Sunday,
Feb. 13, from 3 until 5 p.m. The rehearsal will be held in the sanc-
tuary of the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
There are no auditions, but singers must be able to match pitch
and read music. Rehearsals are challenging, fast-paced and loads
of fun. Performances will be presented Palm Sunday weekend,
March 19 and 20. Please RSVP to Sandy at (863) 634-7714 if this
will be your first time singing with the choir, or.for information.

Responding to loss seminar
The First Baptist Church will be holding a Responding to Loss
seminar on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. You will have to pre-
register by Feb. 14 with your name and a $5 registration fee. The
speaker will be Ruth Sisson Green, R.N. For information, call
(863) 467-2832 or the church at (863) 763- 2171.

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Vision loss can often be prevented

TAMPA ~- Americans are liv-
ing longer than ever before. On
average, life expectancy in the
U.S. is more than 76 years,
compared to 49 years a century
ago. ,
Age-related eye diseases
such as glaucoma pose a real
threat to self-sufficiency and
independence for seniors, and
as people age, maintaining
quality ol life can become a
source of anxiety and concern.
Typically associated with
increased pressure in the eye,
glaucoma can damage the
optic nerve and, if left untreat-
ed, lead to permanent vision
loss or even blindness.
According to Prevent Blind-
ness America's ,Vision Prob-
lems in the U.S..report, more
than 2.2 million Americans age
40 and older have glaucoma.
"At-risk Americans need to
be aware that they can protect

their vision and their quality of
life by finding glaucoma early
and treating it," said Sarah Jor-
dan Holmes, CFRE, president
and CEO, Prevent Blindness
At first, glaucoma usually
damages peripheral vision, and
people with the condition may
not notice the symptoms. Over
time, however, central vision
may also become impaired
and, without treatment, lead to
"We urge all people age 40
and older to find out if they are
at risk for glaucoma and visit
their eye doctor regularly,"
added Holmes.
An interactive Adult Vision
Risk Assessment is available
online at www.preventblind-
ness.org/eye_tests. In addition,
www.preventblindness.org '
provides general information
on glaucoma, definitions of

various eye care piolessionals,
a checklist fo evye doctor
appointments and resources
on other age-related eye pro)-
Prevent Blindness America
has also partnered with Aller-
gan, Inc., in the creation of Pro-
tectVision.org, an online
resource for eye care profes-
sionals who treat patients with
glaucoma. The website offers.
free downloadable fact sheets
for patients and links to contin-
uing education as well as
research summaries and a
range of other practice man-
agement resources.
Prevent. Blindness Florida
offers two free fact sheets,
Glaucoma Eye Q Test, and
Glaucoma 17-Point Checklist
for people with glaucoma or
those who'may be at risk for
this age-related eye disease.

Health Briefs

Big Lake Hospice inks
pact with Raulerson
Big Lake Hospice of Okee-
chobee has announced that they
have signed an inpatient con-
tract with Raulerson Hospital.
Hospice care can now be pro-
vided to patients who have been
admitted to Raulerson Hospital
and are in need of palliative
*Care. Patients and families now
have a choice when it comes to
selecting a Hospice program,
said Linda Creech RNC, director
of Big Lake Hospice
Big Lake Hospice founded in
2003, serves patients and their
families in Okeechobee County.
In addition to patient servic-
es, Big Lake Hospice offers grief
counseling for those learning to
cope with the loss of a loved
one, programs for children and
adolescents., community educa-
tion programs and opportunities
for volunteering.
For information, call (863)

Mail inquiries can be sent to
309 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee,
Fla., 34972
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer
free pregnancy testing to girls

and women of all ages.
Free and confidential preg-
nancy tests are- offered, plus
peer counseling, referrals for a
free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mondays
and Thursdays, and from 1 until
5 p.m. on Tuesdays.
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Our compassionate staff and caring physicians use the latest advances in
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 4,
through Thursday, Feb. 10, are as
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
Theatre II "Coach Carter"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 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 III "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)


Newspaper recycling
centers announced
Recycling centers for newspa-
pers are: Blue Cypress Condo,
13801 U.S. 441 S.E., No. 288,
Okeechobee; Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church, 120 S.R. 78, Lake-
port; Oasis Village Social Club,
1601 U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee;
Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park,
S.R. 70 East, Okeechobee; Wal-
Mart, U.S. 441, Okeechobee -
proceeds benefit Children's Mir-
acle Network; Yearling Middle
School, 925 N.W. 23 Lane, Okee-
chobee; and Zachary Taylor
Resort, U.S. 441 S.E., Okee-

Volunteers needed
at the art center
VQlunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
and proceeds \' ill ,:, i '\\'iard '.
localart scholarships; For inlor-
mation, call Kliv Rau'-Ir'sbin at

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804, for
more information and an appli-
cation. Just two hours of your
time each week will make a dif-
ference in the lives of these chil-

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children .a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi-
viduals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1-800-403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of

the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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looking for aggressive associates to join our team.
Call Elbert at 634-7460 or stop by for a visit.
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Full Time RV Parts
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Benefits. Salary based
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Experienced Heavy
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Needed for job in Clewiston

(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
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Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
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Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
wanted must be 21 or
older w/clean driving record
& cashiers wanted.
Dress accordingly
apply in person only!
Okeechobee Discount
203 SW Park St.
Must Be Bilingual.

Good Pay, steady work
plus benefits. Turnpike
Citgo is now hiring cash-
iers, fuel attendants and
drivers. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184, FL Turn-
pike (863)763-9383.

Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
experience. Laborers also
needed. EOE/DFWP.
Apply at Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.

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

Looking for full
time hardware help.
Experience necessary.
Apply in person
at W&W Lumber
of Okeechobee. DFWP
Exp. & working on Heavy
Equip. DFWP & EOE
Must Be: ASE Certified Auto .-
Technician & Engine Per-
formance. Apply in person
@ ED's Auto Service. ,

Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A CDL, with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Gall Janette Martin

Over The Road Drivers
wanted 5yrs. exp. req.
Palm City
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Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
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Call (954)321-9336 or Fax
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent %
driving record. salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
Health Ins. Apply in
person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
Okeechobee. 8am-3pm.
Estimator on road & in
office. Must have computer
experience, Excellent
driving record, salary +
Commission. Vac., Sick &
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person. 2762 NW 4th St.,
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measure & lay out
man for pool screens
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2405 Hwy 441 SE.
Transport Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class A
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endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or

Clean driving record
required. (772)260-4512.
Office asst. for fast-
paced construction
office. Self starter,
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

We Clean:
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380.

New Vinyl Skirting
Installed. Avail Now!
Bob 357-3141


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets .'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
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Jewelry 635
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
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Stereo Equipment 710
Television..Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
cond. commercial wheat
good bargain $500
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 1/2
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
Beer Keg Stainless Aire
Draft beer cooler w/extra
C02 bottle warranty $800
Firm (863)763-8391

HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413
Antique, 28x17V/", Exc.
condo. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

oak, with swivel chair,
60x34, 6 drawers, $800.
great shape, has minor
water damage, $50.
(863)467-7999 Iv msg.
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.

BLENDER Food Proc. juicer,
rinder All-N-1 Ex. Blades
68 (863)763-8149

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
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979
For stove
Almond, $10
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer.. (863)673-
WASHER Maytag good
$75 (863)357-2040

Very Nice. $50.

Collector's Item. All original
Only $1100

40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762

mahogany/glass, $200.

70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H..$50 for all, will sep.

MEANS SLACKS, 4 pairs &
Western shirts, sizes 16-
18, $25. (863)763-9135

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

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

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W/110 pound weights
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751

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SCREENS, (1) 41x39 & (5)
29x33, good condition,
$12. (863)634-5405

Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10

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

monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
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.
BOOK STANDS rattan light
wood (2) $40 or will sep.
S(863)357-1794 or
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
white w/mirror $75

brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D.
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
Armoire w/storage $100
(863)697-6274 or
3 pcs. real wood, glass
door & shelves $100
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

Lane Furniture Sale!
Morgan's Furniture
707-709 SW Park St.
MIRROR- asking $40.

built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
Foam, queens size, 9",
never used still in plastic,
$500. (772)342-7835.
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

RECLINERS (2) blue La-Z-y
Boy & 1 sleeper sofa blue
& white $200
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
Lrg. coin made $35

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
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504

Remington 700 ADL SYN
7mm Rem Mag NIB $375


3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.

CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
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
Good condition
$200. Firm
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da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.

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

2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
DACHSHUND, Black & Tan,
Ready to go home. 8 wks.
$300 (863)467-4728

Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)

Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.

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

TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hx1l8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.
TOW BAR Blue Ox Adenta
class ID 10,000 Ibs. 2" re-
Sciever $300 or best offer

MOP-VAC Dirt devil new in
box, Great item & easy to
use $45 (863)675-8149

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

On a rent or buy bases a
Home or DBL. wide in the
Okeechobee area & does
have a down payment


Christmas Trees 745

863673 1491

sm. adult 15" blk. $190

wooden horse/cob $999

gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500

Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.

GRILL, Gas w/2 extra
tanks. $125 863-357-2757

Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.


Apartments "05
Business Places 910
Property 91I
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

2 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Condo.
$800 mo.' + 1st. & last.

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

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 100'5
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10)20
Houses Sale 10'25
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 10;i5.
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1034
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 105'5
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront PropertyluOM

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 AU237

Private Lake lot ap-
prox. 299'X70' Ask
for Denny (863)655-
LOT RENTAL, Quiet, Adult
Community. Ocean & Gulf
access. 561-744-8387

Mobile Homes

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

90 Redman DbI Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
PACKAGE DEAL furnished
mobile home enclosed Fl
rm 1999 20' Pontoon Boat
& tri. Evinrude 50HP 4
stroke motor on Taylor
Creek in Okeechobee
$21,500 (772)225-0525/


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

AIR BOAT w/Trailer.
No engine. Complete, needs
some work & paint. $950
box stainless steel hard-
ware fits pontoons $175
BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boats
up to 8' wide $175
BOAT PROPS stainless steel
various sizes $100-$150
Iv. message
BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft., gal-
vanized, single axle, $650.

BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.

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

COBIA, 19' (2001)194, 115
Yamaha 4 stroke, 150
hrs., live well, $15,000,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

This do-it-yourself mantel-
piece project is a great place
to display photos, art and
even stockings during the
holiday season. The mantel-
piece utilizes ready-made
molding ,and the builder's
choice of lumber. As pic-
tured, the finished project
measures about 6 inches high
by 6 inches deep, but the plan
is designed to be adapted to
the builder's specifications.
Mantelpiece plan
(No. 806)... $8,95
Curio Cabinets Package
4 other plans
(No. C78)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2,00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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and send with check to:
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Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD

Money Back Guarantee

$9,900 per acre.
10 miles West on State Road 70.

1,700 sq. ft. 3Bd/2Ba.
27th Ave. & 7th St. $139,500.

Call Steve Watford
I|-f-' Berger Real Estate Inc., Philip Y. Berger Broker

Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds tPlants'
Flowers 865

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



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JON BOAT, 12 ft., with trail-
er, 15 lip 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
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
Place your ad online at
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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
Ranger Bass Boat
90hip motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp 0/B Merci'r
$2995. or best offer.
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
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fit up to 22' boats $75

crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.

'01- 21' slide out, many
extras, sips 7 in comfort,
$9950. (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

LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.

For Weather &
Communication $40.

HONDA HELIX 250 1986
24K Original miles.
Asking $1275 or best offer.

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

FRANKLIN '05, 32' Super-
slide C/A, W/D loaded
Smoke free no pets
$17,300. 239-699-1365
-In Lakeport, 32 ft. Travel
Trailer w/lot, lake access,
$33,000. Call (239)995-
'33, Florida room. Fully
Furnished. Very Nice!


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 3010
Classic Cars 4011
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4021
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4r0'5
Heavy Duty Trucks 14040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 405.)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 12,'55
Vans 4070

All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000

Don't Sweat It!.
Even if you've had credit problems in the past,
the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good credit highway today!

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Call Ray at the Wallace Credit Hotline
for your confidential pre-approval
Toll Free 1-866-217-2800


CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.

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.

black, runs great, 108K
mi, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.

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. $1300.

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

Automobiles 4005

I Automobiles

MAZDA 626 1993: 106 K
mIs., 5 spd., noew cv axles,
30 mpg., 1 Owner. $1600
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
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CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work,
Topper incl. $1000. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
S$600 863-673-0920.

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

GM Positive Traction Unit
8.5/373 Gears, F/
Differential, $500 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
TURBO 350, rebuilt trans-
mission, 4x4, $350 or
best offer. (863)467-

WHEELS & IiIES- 20",
Goodyea1i Is', than 2000
,los, i;1400 (863)097-
U, 241

FORD F150 90' 4WD extend
cab 'I" suspension lift on
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Community Events

Church hosting Shekinah Glory
Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave.,
will be hosting Shekinah Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. God
has been using Shekinah Glory to bring revival and demonstrations
of the Holy Spirit wherever they go. All are welcome to attend this
performance. Admission is free. For information, call (863) 763-7770

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 Wednes-
day, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the
Okeechobee Community 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.

Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be held Feb. 17
starting at 8 a.m. It will be hosted by Elite Title, 1120 S. Parrott Ave. All
Chamber members and their guests are invited. For information,
(863) 824-0800.

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 ministry plans chicken dinner
The Church of God Ladies Ministry will be preparing a smoked
chicken dinner on Feb. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. for a donation of $5
per meal. There will be carry out or free delivery within the city lim-
its. The dinner will consist of a quarter smoked chicken, scalloped
potatoes, green beans, roll and pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-
4127 or (863) 467-1750. You can pick up your meal a 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. Call early for delivery at a specific time.

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
information, 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 infor-
mation, 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.

Southern gospel concert scheduled
Brian Free and Assurance will be in concert Friday, Feb. 18, at 7
p.m. at the First Baptist Church Recreational Center, 310 S. W. 5th
Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door only. For information call: (863) 763-

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Career Shadowing Day a huge success

Students enrolled in the Acad-
emy of Finance at Okeechobee
High School took part in Career
Shadowing Day on Groundhog
Day, Wednesday, Feb. 2. The 26
students spent the day shadow-
ing local business personnel
from electricians to insurance
agents to public accountants.
Some of the many experiences
included visiting all of the city
departments, viewing a deposi-
tion, watching x-rays, and screen
printing t-shirts.
Career Shadowing is an
opportunity for students to take
part in a day at work and to net-
work themselves for possible
future employment. It is also an
excellent chance for interaction
between the community and
school. "Local businesses have
been more than accommodat-
ing when it comes time to sched-
ule the shadowing event" said
Academy of Finance Director
Daryl Roehm.
"Each year students return
with job offers and exciting sto-
ries about their experiences."
Comments from local business-
es included: "we would be
happy to participate again,"
"seemed to comprehend very
well," and'"she seemed to be
very interested in what we do
The Academy of Finance is a
program at the high school
offered to students that are pos-
sibly interested in pursuing a
career in finance and to get more
students interested in the finance
industry. Students complete a
-predetermined schedule of
courses in order to be recog-
nized as completers of the pro-
gram. Some of the those courses
include accounting I & II, princi-
ples of entrepreneurship, and a
150 hour paid internship at the

Courtesy photos
The students that enjoyed Shadow Day at the Golden Corral are: (left to right) junior, Rex
Erwin; sophomore, Jocelyn Koger; Golden Corral Manager, Debra Hall; and, sophomore Eric

end of their junior year. If you or
your business is interested in
hosting a student for a future
shadowing day, or you would
like more information about the
Academy of Finance, do not hes-
itate to call Daryl Roehm at 462-
The businesses that partici-
pated in this year's event were:
Big Lake National Rank, Cato's,
City of Okeechobee, Costopou-
los & Helton, PA, County Finance
office, Gilbert Chevrolet, J&S
Electronics, Golden Corral, Jeff
Robinson Electric, Lake Okee-
chobee Insurance, LBFH, Let's
Party, Okeechobee News, Okee-
chobee Veterinary Hospital,
Physical Therapy of Okee-
chobee, Publix, Quality Tees,
Raulerson Hospital, the State
Attorney's office, and Walpole.


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