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Vol. 96 No. 50 Saturday, February 19, 2005 50 Plus tax


Motorists urged
to use caution
School officials have recent-
ly reported several near acci-
dents involving students wait-
ing for school buses and
motorists entering or leaving
Dale Barrett, director of
operations for the school dis-
trict, stated that there have
been some near accidents at
school bus stops at the driver's
license office and at other busi-
nesses that have recently
reopened after being closed for
some time due to the hurri-
Motorists are urged to use
caution when approaching
school bus stops.


Harvick in
trouble again
Michael Waltrip and Dale
Earnhardt Jr. are running up
front at Daytona. Kevin Harvick
is stirring up trouble.
Sound familiar?
Yep, the new NASCAR sea-
son has many of the same ol'
Start with Waltrip and Earn-
hardt, who have dominated
Daytona for Dale Earnhardt Inc.
They were terrible in qualifying
(Waltrip was 33rd, Earnhardt
39th) and lackluster in practice.
But once DEI got into racing
mode, it was business as usual.
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Students launch
online auction
At the end of each semester,
Bentley College sophomore
Shahzad Zia usually offers his
used textbooks to the highest
bidder on the most popular
Internet auction sites. This
spring, he plans to list them for
a more exclusive community,
and save money in the process.
Zia plans to post his books
on College Junktion, an online
auction designed by college
students, for college students,
that opened for business Friday.
Registration to the Web site,
requires a valid ".edu" e-mail
address. Such addresses are
reserved for people connected
with schools.
President, CEO and Univer-
sity of Miami sophomore Jason
Baptiste developed College
Junktion with two friends living
on the same dormitory hall.
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Drought Index
Current: 509
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.78 feet

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

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Comics . . .13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . .14
Obituaries .........3.
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Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .7
TV . . . .15
Weather . . .2
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Andy Riffle of the Seminole Native Village lets visiting children see the differences
between alligators and crocodiles, during the wildlife show at the Brighton Seminole
Festival's children's day on Friday. The festival is open to the public today.

Brighton hosts annual field day


By Katrina Elsken E
Special to the Okeechobee News
The Brighton Seminole Reser-
vation's 67th annual Field Day is I
under way this weekend at the
reservation, off State Road 721 in
Glades County.
The festival features a PRCA
rodeo, a wild animal show, alliga-
tor wrestling and Native American
dancers. Visitors can also learn
about Seminole culture while ,
touring a traditional. Seminole
"chickee" village.
Festivities started Friday with
Kids Day at Brighton. School chil- ,--
dren from Okeechobee, Hendry,
Martin and Glades counties
The gates open to the general -
public today (Saturday). The Sat-
urday schedule includes:
10 a.m. Parade
10:30 a.m. Introduction of
Tribal Officials and Princesses Aztec dancers are among the native Americans per-
forming at the Brighton Seminole Festival at Brighton
See Brighton Page 2 Reservation in Glades County.

Battle re-enactment canceled for this year
By Pete Gawda that time. been held on 55 acres of private p_
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An event that has become
one of the major winter activi-
ties of the area, the annual re-
enactment of the Battle of Okee-
chobee will not take place this
Gary Ritter, board member
of Friends of the Okeechobee
Battlefield which is the organi-
zation that sponsors the re-
enactments, said that his organ-
ization is hoping to have a
re-enactment next year.
Shawn Henderson, presi-
dent of Friends of the Okee-
chobee Battlefield, said it is her
organization's intent to contin-
ue the re-enactment next year.
Mr. Ritter said there were
three major reasons why there
is no re-enactment this year.
Most of the planning is done
in August, September and
October. The hurricanes inter-
fered with planning for this
year's event, and Mr. Ritter was
working with the emergency
management center during

for more board members
because there is a lot of work
involved in putting on such a big
In addition, he is hoping that
state will purchase the battle-
field. Mr. Ritter had no idea as to
when the property would be
acquired, but he said that pur-
chase of the property might
have a bearing on next year's
re-enactment. He said it is diffi-
cult to have the re-enactment
on private property.
Ms. Henderson said she was
very optimistic about the pur-
chase of a portion of the battle-
field to preserve it from devel-
opment. She said that State
Representative Richard Machek
is very much involved is seeing
that this becomes a reality.
Ms. Henderson emphasized
that the reason for the re-enact-
ments was to attract attention to
the need for battlefield preser-
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U.S. 441 S.E. Mr. Ritter said the
state is trying to purchase 135
acres east of the Treasure Island
Fire Station. He said when that
property is purchased, it is his
organization's desire to move
the Battle of Okeechobee histor-
ical marker from its present
location in front of the Cypress
Hut Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E.
to the state-owned property.
For the past four years, the
event has taken place in Febru-
ary even though the actual bat-
tle took place on Christmas Day.
Mr. Ritter said that the February
date was chosen because every-
one is busy around Christmas
and the February date fit in
between the Kissimmee
Shootout and the Speckled
Perch Festival.
The event has drawn large
crowds of spectators to the bat-
tle re-enactment, as well as mili-
tary and Indian camps of that
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This monument, which is located in front of Cypress Hut Flea
Market on U.S. 441 S.E., commemorates the Battle of Okee-
chobee that was fought Christmas Day in 1837. According to
the wording on the monument: "This action was the turning
point of organized Indian resistance in Florida." Preservation-
ists are hoping the state will buy a portion of the battlefield and
that the monument can be moved onto that public land.

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News Briefs

Three killed
in van crash
carrying nine people flipped over
while traveling Friday on the Flori-
da's Turnpike, killing at least three
The crash, which happened in
clear weather, temporarily closed
several lanes on the toll road.
Three people were- pro-
nounced dead at the scene and
other patients were airlifted to
Orlando Regional Medical Center
and Holmes Regional in Mel-
bourne. Their conditions were
not immediately available.
Pit bull attacks
4-year-old child
old girl was recovering at a Jack-
sonville hospital after being
attacked by her family's pit-bull
terrier in her backyard.
Kaylin Flower was listed in fair
condition Friday at Shands Jack-
sonville Hospital.
The dog was on a chain
behind the family's home, when
the little girl fell near the dog on
Wednesday afternoon. The dog
grabbed the child around her
neck and dragged her around the
yard for several minutes, a Jack-
sonville Sheriff's Office police
report said.
The girl's mother was able
fend off the dog and free.the child.
The girl, who weighs 40
pounds, received bites to her
head, neck and left hand, accord-
ing to authorities.
The girl's family said it plans to
have the dog killed.

Cop's wife faces
45 years in prison
police officer's wife faces up to 45
years in prison after pleading no
contest to robbing a bank by
threatening a teller with a bomb.
Deborah Cubides, 33, also said
a sniper was watching as she
ordered the Washington Mutual
bank teller to put $7,766 in cash in
her purse, then drove her minivan
back to her Miramar home. The
robbery took place a year ago.
Cubides, a mother of two,
could have gone to trial next
week, but instead pleaded no
contest Thursday to a robbery
charge and a count of threatening
to set off an explosive device. Cir-
cuit Judge Marc Gold is set to sen-
tence her April 4.
Miami Beach police said at the
time that Nelson Cubides was not
believed to have been involved.

Students charged
for having weapons
ESTERO Two Florida Gulf
Coast University students were
arrested after campus police
found a loaded handgun, a rifle
and more than 500 rounds of
ammunition in their car, officials
Jonathan T. Brady, 20, and
Zachery E. Dueger, 19, were
released from jail Thursday after
their arrests by university police
acting on a tip from another stu-
dent, officials said.
They were charged Wednes-
day with possessing a weapon on
school grounds and having an
open alcohol container. Brady,
the car's passenger, also was
charged with grand theft larceny.
University police said they also
found a stolen Social Security
card and two credit cards in
Deuger's Toyota MR2.
Both men were freshmen in
their second semester at the
southwest Florida university. They
were expelled for violating a cam-
pus policy banning weapons on
campus, said university spokes-
woman Susan Evans.
death ruled suicide
Escambia County commissioner
facing a possible prison term on
corruption charges committed
suicide by drinking antifreeze,
authorities disclosed Thursday.
Willie Jqnior's decomposed
body was found Dec. 9, a month
after he disappeared. He had van-
ished the day before he was sup-
posed to be sentenced on 11
criminal charges, some linked to
a bribery scandal involving the
county's purchase of a former
soccer complex.
Junior, 62, was one of four
Escambia commissioners, includ-

ing former Florida Senate Presi-
dent W.D. Childers, who were
suspended in May 2002 by Gov.
Jeb Bush after they were arrested
on various corruption charges.
Junior had pleaded no contest
to charges that included 11
bribery, extortion and grand theft.
He could have faced up to 125
years in prison, but prosecutors
promised him no more than 18
months as part of a plea agree-
ment that included his testimony
against Childers and other defen-
Childers was convicted of
bribery and sentenced to 3 1/2
years in prison but is free on an
appeal bond.

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Deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and
personnel from the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment responded to a call at the Summer Breeze R.V. Park on
S.R. 78 W. Friday afternoon when the park manager was
injured in a chemical reaction explosion.

Chemicals explode

injuring local man

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Floyd Tober, the 68-year-old
manager of The Summer Breeze
R.V. Park, was injured Friday
afternoon while preparing to
work in the men's room in the
park's recreation building.
Residents of the park, located
at 9301 S.R. 98 W., stated that Mr.
Tober was mixing chemicals in a
spray pump bottle in the








screened area in the back of the
recreation building when the
bottle exploded in his hands.
Park residents said they heard
what sounded like a "very loud
boom", then saw people rushing
toward the recreation building.
Mr. Tober was air lifted from
Okee-Tantie Park to a trauma
center on the coast.
No other information was
available at press time.

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era, arts and crafts and other
The Battle of Okeechobee was
the largest and fiercest battle of
the Seminole Wars and the battle
site is greatly endangered due to
encroaching development.
Acquiring a remaining portion of
the original battlefield site for
preservation is of utmost impor-
The Okeechobee Battlefield
site is ranked on the "A" list as one
of the state's top priority lands for
acquisition. Preserving this
national historic site is significant
to the Seminole Tribe of Florida
and our national history.

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10:45 a.m. Bird Chopper
Dancers and Singers
11:15 a.m. Johnny U and
11:40 a.m. Arcadia Ran-
11:55 a.m. -Alligator wrestling
12:20 p.m. -Aztec dancers
12:45 p.m. Cloggers
1:15 p.m. Seminole clothing
3 p.m. -Seminole games
4 p.m. Bird Chopper
Dancers and Singers
4:30 p.m. Cloggers
5 p.m.-Johnny U and Band
5:30 p.m. -Alligator wrestling
6 p.m. -Aztec dancers

6:30 p.m. Gates open for
7 p.m.- PRCA Rodeo
On Sunday, gates open at 11
a.m. The schedule includes:
Noon Bird Chopper Dancers
and Singers
12:45 p.m. Johnny U and
1:30 p.m. -Alligator wrestling
2:15 p.m. -Aztec dancers
2:30 p.m. Gates open for
rodeoV: '
3 p.m.- Rodeo
Brighton Semiriole Reserva-
tion is located off State Road 721
in Glades County, approximately
30 miles from downtown Okee-
chobee. From Okeechobee, travel
west on State Road 70 to State
Road 721 and go south; or, travel
west on State Road 78 to State
Road 721 and go north.

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VFW gathering supplies

for Iraqi school children

Courtesy photo/OMS School News
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week. They are (front, left
to right) Cody Johns, Billie Jo Freeman, (back) Lorenzo Martinez, Melissa Floyd, Patri-
cia Sulzer, and Robin Dietrich.

Students receive awards

for good grades and effort

Osceola Middle School
(OMS) faculty and staff were
proud to present awards for the
second nine weeks
to many students
who exhibited
grades and ga iCit
effort. Con-
gratulations to all!
The OMS FFA Horse Judging
team has won a state honor, fin-
ishing first in the state horse

judging finals. Representing
OMS were Melissa Floyd, Megan
Mullin, Wesley Mims, and Kayla
Raulerson. In the individual
judging competition, Megan
Mullin finished sixth in the state.
Congratulations, team!
These students received
awards for their accomplish-
ments during the second nine
week period at OMS.
Michelle Allison, Jaiden

Barnhart, Megan Clements,
Michael Cornell, Brittny Cutler,
Miranda Dubois, Melissa Floyd,
Brittney Freeman, Kayla Goode,
Ashley Handley, Georgia Hert,
Jessica Joles, Chelsea McNabb,
Wesley Mims, Hayley Orr,
Isabella Penido, Taylor
Pritchard, Melissa Ritter, Ximena
Sanchez, Laura Serrano, TaDar-
rell Smith, Patricia Sulzer, Chad
Sutton and Ruby Thomas.

Law Enforcement Activity Reports

Okeechobee City
Police Department
Feb. 12
Child molestation, S.E. Eighth
Disturbance/information, N.W.
10th St.
Police service call, S.R. 70 W.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.
Juvenile problem, S.W 10th Ave.
Prisoner in custody, S.W. Sec-
ond St.
Assist another department, U.S.
441 N.
Alarm, N.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth Dr.
Feb. 13
Unwanted guest/trespassing,
N.W. 10th Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S. ParrottAve.
Trespassing, Taylor Creek.
Disturbance/police service call,
N.W. 12th.Ave- -. -..
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 S.
Disabled vehicle, S.E. Second St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. 10th Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.

Disturbance, S.W. Sixth St.
Shooting, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Feb. 14
Alarm, S.E. Second Ave.
Forgery/counterfeit, S. Parrott Ave.
Animal complaint, S.E. 10th Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, S.W 15th St.
Lost/found property, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Trespassing, N.W. Ninth St.
Larceny/theft, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.W. Sixth Ave.
Traffic accident.
Fight/trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, N.E. Fifth St.
Alarm/open door/window, S.E.
Eighth Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. Ninth St.
Assist another department,
N.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office
Feb. 15
Juvenile problem, U.S. 441 N.

Assault/prisoner in custody,
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 30th St.
Domestic/verbal, N.E. 14th Ave.
Trespass, S.E. 21st Ct.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Trespass, S.R. 70 E.
Domestic, N.W 272 St.
Baker act, N.E. 19th St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 81st
Domestic, S.E. 42nd Trace.
Juvenile fighting, N.W 34th
Theft/fishing equipment, Big
Lake Lodge
Theft/fishing equipment, Big
Lake Lodge
Prisoner in custody, S.W 19th
Theft, N.W 21st Lane.
Recovered stolen Honda, N.W.
16th Blvd.
Trespass, N.W. 89th Ct.
Prisoner in custody, N.E. Sec-
ond St.

VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge. is spearheading a local
drive to collect school supplies for
Iraqi children.
The VFW Operation Iraqi Chil-
dren School Project is aimed at
ensuring that the children of Iraq
have the best opportunity to learn
about the world around them.
The Buckhead Ridge post asks
that area residents bring school
supplies to the post, which will

then be boxed and sent to Heart
to Heart International in Kansas
City, Kan.
Supplies needed include: note-
books, notebook paper, pencils
and erasers, colored pencils,
pens, crayons, rulers, folders with
inside pockets, washable mark-
ers, soccer balls, stuffed animals
and backpacks.
The Buckhead Ridge post is
located at 2001 U.S. 78 West in

Buckhead Ridge.
For information, contact
Robert Hare at (863) 467-8166; or,
Post #9528 at (863) 467-2882.
Lending their support to the
program are: actor Gary Sinise
("Forrest Gump" and "Apollo
13"), author Laura Hillenbrand
("Seabiscuit: An American Leg-
end), Fed-Ex, Heart to Heart Inter-
national and People to People

Foundation offers scholarships

Courtesy of Bennett
Yeilding and Felicia Bradley

Susan Olivos with her hus-
band, Dr. William Olivos, have
set up a not-for-profit foundation
called The Olive Tree Foundation
for Education. The foundation
offers scholarships to prospec-
tive students of optometry and
nursing, who have proven to be
outstanding academicians in
high school, yet lack the finan-
cial means to pursue the higher
education necessary in order to
achieve their professional goals.
Susan, who has a master's
degree in education, has written
a book entitled,. "Have Dinner
with Your Children". The pro-
ceeds from the book will all go
to the foundation for scholar-
ships. The book is so new you
have to place an order for it at
your local bookstore. They don't
have copies yet.
The book talks about estab-
lishing traditions and customs
for the family. It discusses why
we experience a lack of respect
from a large majority of children
and young adults. Another topic
is the disintegration of our soci-
eties' nucleus, the family. Ms
Olivos discussed how family
dynamics/structures, customs,
and traditions build a base for
children to learn love, respect,
and kindness. The book will
teach you how to take time to
help your children learn. We
must interact with them daily, be
consistent and persistent. Over-
all, be patient with them. The
book is available through Barnes
and Noble web site or directly
from Susan Olivos. Its cost is
In other Rotary business: The


John Franklin Miller
John Franklin Miller, age 77, of
Okeechobee died Thursday, Feb. 17,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born July 12, 1927, in Salisbury, N.C.
to Gilbert and Gladys Miller. He was
a salesman, and of the Methodist
faith. Mr. Miller came to Okee-
chobee from Vera Beach in 1988. He
served our country in the U.S. Air
Force, also playing in the U.S. Air
Force Band. He was Past President
of the Lions Club in Yadkin, N.C.
Mr. Miller is survived by: his
daughter, Liza Williams of Atkin-
son, N.H., son, Peter A. Miller of
West Palm Beach, four grandchil-
dren, and eight great-grandchildren.
. Memorial services will be held

at a later date.
All arrangements arc entrusted
to the loving care' of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Bobby Gene Rice
Bobby Gene Rice, age 77, of
Okeechobee died Wednesday,
Feb. 16, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in
Salyersville, Ky. to James N. and
Beulah Rice. He was their second
child, having a total of five children.
Mr. Rice served in the U.S. Navy on
the U.S.S. Cassin Young, a Fletcher
Class Destroyer. He loved to travel
and was always friendly and help-
ful to anyone in need.

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He was preceded in death by
his parents and son, James
Mr. Rice is survived by his wife,
Angeline J. Rice; children, Rebecca
Faye Shackerford of San Diego,
Calif., Patricia Jean (David) Powers
of Dayton, Ohio, Robert Layton
(Patricia A.) Rice of Englewood,
Ohio; stepchildren, Newt D. (Bar-
bara) Litteral of Tipp City, Ohio,
Janet D. Kennedy of Salyersville, Ky.,
Thomas Matwiejow of Okee-

chobee, and Shirley (Mark) Tipton
of Riverside, Ohio; siblings, Eleanor
Salyer of Moraine, Ohio, James N.
Rice, Jr. of Florida, Bertie Lou Van
Order of Bath, N.Y; and Audrey Faye
Coleman of Dayton, Ohio; 15 grand-
children and 15 great-grandchildren.
No visitation or services will be
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-

Courtesy photo/Jim Mclnnes
Kristi Crawford, Rotary president on left, and Bill Bartlett pro-
gram chair for the day on right, welcome Susan Olivos who
presented the program at Rotary on Feb 15.

second annual LOST Bike ride at
the lake is scheduled for April 23.
Flyers will be posted.
Rotary celebrates their 100th
anniversary on Feb. 23, at Gold-

en Corral at noon. The meeting
will be on Wednesday, not Tues-
day. All past, present and future
Rotarians and their guests are
encouraged to attend.

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Bottle Refunds
"Has anyone ever considered writing to the appropriate state
representative to have him/her suggest a bottle law to help clean
up the roadways? Even the beaches around Lake Okeechobee
are not immune to broken bottles and pop cans. It has been
proven that if there is a refundable deposit on bottles and cans,
folks think twice before pitching them out their car windows."
"I would really like to know where this state thinks people are
going tq come up with the money for more taxes, increasing util-
ities and paying higher insurance rates, all in the name of the hur-
ricanes. Our paychecks don't go up just because everyone wants
more money. I think it's time people woke up. Write your state
reps and let them know how you feel. If they don't help out, vote
them out. One more thing, when I was in school they taught that
a monopoly was against the law, how about it FPL?"
Driver's Licenses
"I think that when you reach 65 or older that they should take
your driver's license away. They both pull out in front of you hop-
ing you will hit them so that they can sue you or claim whiplash. I
know that people that work cows and haul them could just
choke them. If you have ever hauled a load of cows then you
know that it is impossible to come to a stop because the load just
keeps pushing you."
"If elections in the U.S.A. were held like they are in Iraq, we
wouldn't be voting for Republicans, Democrats and Indepen-
dents we would be voting for Catholics, Protestants or Jews to
run our country."
No Trust
"After the hurricanes I learned not to trust anyone or say any-
thing, 'cause no one is listening. Never again will I buy another
mobile home- never."
"I travel on U.S. 98 N. everyday to work and last year I saw
people cleaning up the entrance to Basswood and it looked so
nice. This week as I drove to work I see where vandals had writ-
ten all over the sign. I don't know if this makes them feel big or
prideful, but it is very shameful, I hope whoever knows who did
this will turn them in to law enforcement. And I hope the sheriff
catches them, makes them clean it up and gives them time to
think about it."
American Legion
"There is only one American Legion, it is at 501 S.W. Second
St. Some of the other organizations have more than one, but not
the American Legion."
Skating Rink
"I never said a skating rink should be used for drinking beer.
What I said is if they had decent places for the children to enter-
tain themselves they may not be out there drinking and driving."

"I was-wondering when they are going to start on the canals. I
am worried that they are going to spend the money before they
get to them." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The engineers
are still conducting their study. Once that is completed, the proj-
ectwillmove forward)

Illegal Aliens
"This is in reply to no threat. You may not have.to worry about
illegal aliens being terrorists, but we have to worry about them
taking aid, food stamps and welfare that they haven't put any
money in to. They are using our hospital and health care system'
and not paying for it, so it is falling back on the rest of us."

Not Focusing
"Everybody talks about Yankees and Mexicans they. are
just-focusing on everybody else and not themselves."
Something's Wrong
"Would someone please name one other country in the
world that would admit illegal aliens into their country because
they need them? We have about five billion unemployed and
millions more on welfare, plus the ones that hurt their back and
can't work but can carry a bucket of fish in one hand and a buck-
et of minnows in the other and 'fish six to eight hours a day.
Something is wrong somewhere."
Dead Bass
"I was just wondering if they are going to have another bass
tournament this weekend? That will be another big bass kill. If
you don't believe me all you have todo is go fish in the river after-
wards and see all the big bass killed, floating in the water."

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Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet at 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
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suit-
able for working. Call (863) 357-1371 for information and details.
bual 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.

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

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 located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m., at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12 step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information,.call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death,
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
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 at 7 p.m. Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located at
1902 S. Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
. next to 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 clini-
cal depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual

'A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at 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 listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Tantle Quilters meet 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Institute), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, dall (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Fat Boys Restaurant. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
ABWA Charter Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Angus Restau-
rant. All members are urged to attend. Individuals interested in joining
may call (863) 467-2888, or attend our monthly meeting.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360. 4
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. For
information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480
evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.

Crime Prevention Tip

Beware of roof repairmen, tree trimmers, driveway pavers or
anyrepairman who comes to your door soliciting business.

Community Events

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale Saturday,
Feb. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E.
/ Fourth St. and Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
Sheepdog Trials benefit FFA
The annual Sheepdog Trials will be held Feb. 19-20 at The Tin-
dall 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) 467-0423.
Valentine's dinner/dance planned
The Knights of Columbus Council #11284 will host a St. Valen-
tine'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 Saturday, 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.
Health and safety classes offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch health and safety
classes for February are: Saturday, Feb. ,infantchild CPR from 9
a.m. until noon; and Thursday, FebI 24, flrst'aid biascsfrom 6 until
10 p.m. Each class is $25 for the first Iclaid $5 fqr,iach class after
that up to three classes. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Bluegrass band plans concert
The Florida Bluegrass Express will be in concert Feb. 19 at the
Elks Club, S.R. 70 E., from 6 until 8:30 p.m. For information, call
Darlene Bass at (863) 763-1443 or (863) 634-5815.
Auxiliary to hold free boat check
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free a Vessel Safety
Checks (VSC) on Feb. 19, and again on Feb. 26 from 2 until 4 p.m.
(weather permitting) at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina.
You should bring your registration and your boat outfitted for a trip.
Boats meeting VSC requirements will receive a VSC decal. For infor-
mation, contact avessel examiner at (863) 467-3085.
BHR church hosting revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will host a revival begin-
ning on Sunday, Feb. 20, with services held at 8:30, 11 a.m. and 7
p.m. On Monday, Feb. 21, through Wednesday, Feb. 23, nightly
services will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located on Hunter Road
about one mile from U.S. 78.
Apple Family in concert
The Ken Apple Family will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 20, at the
Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., at 10:30
a.m. The church is located on Wolff Road, approximately two
blocks behind the Pizza Hut. For information call (863) 763-3519. A
nursery for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years will
be provided.

'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 interested in helping with the production for 2005, please

Brighton Baptist Church hosts revival
Joe H. Bishop will be the speaker during revival services at
Brighton Baptist Church. Reverend Bishop is the pastor of Fountain
of Life Church. Revival services have been scheduled for Feb. 21-25,
with worship beginning at 7 p.m. The Brighton Baptist Church is
located at 24050 S.R. 70 W. For information, call (863) 763-6626.

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 Sec-
ond Ave. The auditorium is directly north of the school board office.

Hospital hosts dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital will host a dinner and lecture on Feb. 22.
Dinner will be at 5 p.m., and will cost $3 per person. The lecture will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The topic of this lecture will be BHP Prostate
Problems with guest speaker Dr. Marvin Young. For information
and reservations, call (863) 824-2702.
Healthy Start sponsors Lunchbox Lectures
Parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
Ph.D., LMHC. Her first lecture will be Feb. 22 on Post Traumatic
Stress Syndrome. The free lecture will be presented at the Visiting
Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Lunch-
box Lectures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to
inform and heighten the community's awareness of topics that sur-
round the increasing problem of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee.
Upcoming lectures will focus on Sex Education for Teens/Parents,
Sexual Predators, Adolescence and Sexual Boundaries and Tech-
niques to Use for Children that Are Self Mutilating. The doors will
open at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin promptly at noon. For
information, call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 19, 2005

Community Events

Bicycle ride planned
A bicycle ride to promote physical activity within the community
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, starting at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads
Restaurant, 5050 N.E. 128th Ave. There is no charge for this ride. For
information, call James McInnes (863) 763-3101.
Viking community meeting slated
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and Okeechobee County
Commissioner Gene Woods will meet with Viking residents on Feb.
23 at the Basinger Community Center. The public meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. Law enforcement and garbage collection will be
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 Trav-
elers Wife" Audrey Niffenegger; Thursday, March 24, "The Other
Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How
You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow
Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Defensive gun class planned
A civilian defensive gun class will be held Feb. 24 beginning at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce. The sec-
ond part of this class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the shoot-
ing range and everyone will meet at the Chamber at 8:30 a.m. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.
Library hosts folk art program
On Friday, Feb. 25, the Okeechobee County Library will be pre-
senting a program on "Exploring Florida's Folk Art", beginning at 7
p.m. In this presentation, Dr. Kristin Congdon, an authority on Flori-
da folk life, will discuss many of the artists and art forms found in
Florida through the years. Her presentation will include The High-
waymen, as well as other folk artists. In addition, local artist Egretta
Wells will have a display of her paintings in the auditorium. This
program is funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council
and is free and open to the public.
Church will host gospel junction
On Friday, Feb. 25, a gospel junction will be held at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be gospel
music, puppets, illusions and fun for all ages.
Teen Block Party is planned
Communities in Schools will hold their next Teen Block Party on
Feb. 25 at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 7
until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This block party is for
middle school students only. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Highwaymen topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb.
26, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will Lee Drake, C.E.O.;
and Robert Butler, artist arid president, Florida Highwaymen. The
topic will be the history of the African American landscape painters
and the exhibition of their work at Harbor Federal on Second Street
in Fort Pierce throughout February. For information, contact Lee
Drake (772) 595-0914 or (772) 577-2840.
Main Street plans cook-off, auction
Okeechobee Main Stree ill hold its third annual barbecue
cook-oil on Feb. 25-26 at American Legion Post #64. Forty different
cooks \ilt be con0'6-ing for over $8,000 in prize money. Main Street
offers additional prizes for local Okeechobee teams. Anyone inter-.
ested in competing should call Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-6325
for information. Okeechobee Main Street and My Aunt's House
'The Closet' will hold a charity auction from 10 a.m. until noon on
Feb. 26. They are looking for new or used furniture, pictures, elec-
tronic equipment, home accessories, yard tools, garage tools, etc.
Items may be dropped off at the Okeechobee Main Street office or
MyAunt's House 'The Closet'. Both organizations are located at 111
N.E. Second St. in the gray building with burgundy awnings.
They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., or
arrangements can be made for items to be picked up by calling
(863) 634-2306. Also needed are items, gift certificates or gift cards
from local businesses. All proceeds will benefit disadvantaged chil-
dren of Okeechobee.
Church hosting fundraiser
The Resurrection Life World Outreach Church, 1802 S.W. Third
Ave., will hold their third annual bargains and barbecue sale on Sat-
urday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is being hosted to
raise funds for the children's and youth ministries, as well as a mis-
sion trip to South Africa. For information, call (863) 763-7770.
Ping pong tourney helps church group
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will be hold-
ing a ping pong tournament singles and doubles in the Fel-
lowship 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 information, and tournament rules call
Jim at (863) 763-4021.
SChurch plans free car wash
The Servanthood Ministry of Everglades Baptist Church will be
having a free car wash at 2130 S.R. 70 W on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.
until noon. For information, call Christy Silvas at (863) 697-6621.
Rehab Center dedication scheduled
SThere will be a Rehab Center dedication on the Brighton Reser-
vation 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1411.

Church hosting rummage sale
Peace Lutheran Church youth will be holding a rummage sale in
the fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. to
raise funds for a youth retreat. The church is located at 750 N.W
23rd Lane. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

American Red Cross barbecue

The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will be holding
it's annual chicken barbecue dinner on Friday, March 4, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinners can be picked up at 323 N. Parrott Ave. or
you can call (863) 763-2488 for delivery. All dinners are $6 each and
include chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, a roll arid desert. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.

Speckled Perch Beauty Contest slated
The Speckled Perch Beauty Contest will be held March 4 at 7
p.m. at the KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-

Church hosts chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a smoked
chicken dinner on March 4, at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second 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 avail-
able at the church office. Call (863) 763-4021 for information.

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Vintage warbird
After serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne dur-
ing World War II, Don Feheley got to see what it looks
from the cockpit of a World War II era aircraft. He went up
in this AT-6G which is visiting the Okeechobee airport.

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OCRA sign ups
to end Saturday
The 2005 Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) will hold their final day
of baseball and softball sign-ups
Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. at Teen Town.
Anyone signing up after Satur-
daywill be placed on awaiting list.
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. Softball: Darlings 7 and
8 years old; Angels- 9 and 10 years
old; Ponytails- 11 and 12 years old;
Belles- 13, 14 and 15 years old; and
Debs -18 and under. The official
playing 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 eern child after that in hme
same household. .....
If you would like to sponsor a
team or purchase a banner or vol-
unteer 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'5 p.m.
For more information, check
the O.C.R.A. website at
Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold their fourth annual Kid's Day
benefit bass tournament on March
20 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
The weigh-in will begin at 2
The entry fee into the team tour-
nament will be $110 per team. This
fee includes entry into the big bass
pot. The entry fee can be paid at
the ramp on the morning of the
tournament. Entries can also be
pgaid by check in advance. To do so,
make the check payable to the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club and mail it to:
Bill Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st St., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974. Entry forms
are available at several local bait
and tackle shops, as well as busi-
nesses and restaurants; or, by con-
tact Bill at (863) 763-2926.
The total payout will be for the
top six places, and first- and sec-

ond-place big fish .winners. The
tournament will have a 70 percent
The remaining 30 percent will
be used to help fund the club's
20th annual Okeechobee Kid's Day
Fishing Festival to be held later this
Hunters can apply
for license online
. Beginning July 1, 2005, the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will revise the method in
which hunters may apply for regu-
lar and special quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least 25
years.- With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt per-
mits through their Total Licensing
System (TLS) at license vendors
statewide or from their website
For information, contact Eddie
White of the FWC at 850-488-8573,
ext. 17336.
Bass Anglers
plan meeting
Big "0" Bass-Anglers will hold

their monthly meeting on Friday,
Feb. 25, at Pogey's Restaurant at 7
One of the topics of discussion
will be their second bass tourney,
scheduled for Feb. 26 at the back
pond at Okee-Tantie Marina and
For information, call Charlie
Hays at (863) 763-2332.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to Robert H.
Stafford. He was the highest finish-
ing local angler in last weekend's
Florida Bass Federation qualifier.
Stafford finished in 13th place
out of 240 entries with 18.13 lbs.
Congratulations are also in order
to: Doug Vest, who finished in 21st
place with 15.43 lbs.; Byron Chas-
tain in 22nd place with 15.42 lbs.;
James H. Wilson in 23rd place with
15.23 lbs.; and Harvey L. Ford in
28th place with 14.43 lbs. All are
members of the Taylor Creek Bass
Okee-Tantie Marina will be busy
Saturday and Sunday morning and
again at 3 p.m. on both days as the
Headturners3.com bass -tourna-
ment comes to town. This tourna-
ment has been growing steadily, so
it could get crowded around the
Specks are being caught
around Tin House Cove, in the Har-
ney Pond Canal and from the
bridge to the locks in rhi- lndian
Prairie Canal The) ,ai- biting on
Andy's yelogw andgwhite jigs, and
Florida Bass Federation anglers
pulled in 1,748.73 lbs. of bass last


weekend, but the average weight
per fish was 1.61 lbs. The big fish
for the first day of competition was
a 10.25 lb.hawg. It was hooked by
Jerry Shawver II of the First Coast
Christian Bass Club. The big fish of
the day on Sunday was 9.97 lbs. It
was brought to the scale by Dan
Gentry of the Big Sun Bassmasters
Club. So, we know the big ones are
out there. It's just a matter of find-
ing where they are and enticing
them onto a hook.
The larger bass are biting on
wild shiners. A well-known local
guide pulled in a 9.5, 8.5 and 7
pounder a few days ago. He was
fishing in hydrilla in The Pass.
Anglers using artificial lures are
bringing in good quantities of
smaller bass. They are biting on
green and white, brown and elec-
tric chicken jigs. They are also
catching them in the Kissimmee
River all along the shoreline in 4-6
feet of water, and in the mouth of
the river.
Remember, the
Headturners3.com tournament is
this weekend at Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. The BFL will return to Okee-
Tantie next Saturday. Both tourna-
ments are scheduled to begin
weigh-ins at 3 p.m.
Be safe and enjoy the fishing.


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The Ken Apple Family will be in concert Feb. 20 at the
Church of the Nazarene.
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The Ken Apple Family will be
in concert on Sunday, Feb. 20, at
the Okeechobee Church of the
Nazarene at the 10:30 a.m.
Praise and Worship Service.
The Ken Apple Family began
over 50 years ago spreading the
gospel through music. Today
the group consists of Ken, wife
Ernestine and their daughter
Kimberly. Their minister takes
them into camp meetings,
revivals and concerts that pres-
ent the message of Christ
through their music.
During the mid 1970s, Ken
began writing and penned his
first song. He is credited with
numerous hits and continues to
share this phenomenal talent.
through the music of his family.
He has had many songs record-
ed by such artiste as, The Speer.
Family, The Florida Boys, The
Lesters, The Hoppers, Gold City
Quarter, The Pfeifers, The Booth
Brothers, Anthony and others.
They have the genuine love

of Christ and they commit their
lives to that which they have
been called to do. The Ken
Apple Family continues to devel-
op a strong rapport and earn
respect from pastors and vari-
ous denominations as'' con-
tinue to travel.
"It takes a unique harmony
to keep a ministry going for over
three decades," according to
.gospel music legend Bill
Gaither. "The Ken Apple Family
has succeeded in doing this. The
same .. .' that is evident in
their music has carried over into
their personal lives. I appreciate
Ken Apple for his i.1.'ii' to keep
that harmony within his family
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The Church of the Nazarene
is located-at 425 S. W 28th St. -
Wolff Road, approximately two
blocks behind the Pizza Hut. For
further information, please call
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Religion Briefs

Tent City
to relocate
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) The
homeless people of what's been
dubbed "Tent City 4" will move to a
site near trendy, downtown Kirk-
land after the Kirkland Congrega-
tional Church-United Church of
Christ voted overwhelmingly Sun-
day to welcome them.
The Tent City, with 46 residents,
is sponsored by local nonprofit
groups. It needed to move immedi-
ately because a 90-day term for an
encampment at St. John Mary Vian-
ney Catholic Church was expiring.
"We recognize that this gives
very short notice to our neighbors
in the community," said the Rev.
Walter John Boris in a statement
from Eastside Cares, a group of
churches and volunteers. "We're
sorry, but it's unavoidable. '"
The Congregational church is
three blocks from downtown Kirk-
land. The Woodindale Unitarian
Universalist Church in a rural area
outside town had also voted Sun-
day to invite the Tent City to relo-
cate there, -but the homeless resi-
dents took a vote and chose the
Congregational site.
The mayor and county sheriff's
representatives expressed willing-
ness to work with the Congrega-
tional church.
The encampment's moves
around affluent suburbs have
sparked contentious public meet-
ings and protests.
Boris said "all of God's people"
are welcome at his church. "Jesus
offered an extravagant Welcome to
each person he met, and we share
that same love with others," he said.
Radio station
cancels Muslim ad
TAMPA (AP) A Christian
radio station canceled an advertis-
ing.contract with a Muslim organi-

zation, saying the spots didn't serve
its listeners because the group
recruits people to Islam.
Christopher Gould, general man-
ager at WTBN-AM, said it was unfor-
tunate a contract had been signed
but the company reserves the right
to reject advertising after review.
The' Council on American-
Islamic Relations' ad discussed an
event promoting dialogue
between Christians and Muslims at
the University of South Florida.
"This is exactly why we need to
be doing programs like this," said
Ahmed Bedier, director of the
council's central Florida office. He



said "there's a lot of misinforma-
tion about Islam and relations are
strained," The Tampa Tribune
Bedier said the meeting's intent
was not conversion but dialogue
and protection of civil liberties. But
Gould said the council's Web site
showed it is "clearly interested in
recruiting people" to Islam.
WTBN is one -of 95 stations
owned by Salem Communica-
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would equally bar ads by Mor-
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A/C, 50+/- washers/dryers.
Reservation & addtl. Info call
David or Patricia at:
(877) 799-4015

Fenced & cross fenced, 3 wells and working windmill, 80ft. barn, tack room, bath-
room, feed room, central air, 1700 sq. ft. new home ready for you to pick your colors
& decorating touches. Many extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses. $799,900
Call Kathy for more info. (561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)

8409 N. Military Trail, Suite 115
Palin Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 799-4015

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1i in,.41 .RL:,- -1. t F. ( ,t T 'n.i E ll -i'it i f iME I l.i', IiATEiH;F L N T I i -. I ... .
in quiet neighborhood. Sliding glass door to deck. Fenced mobile home w/lg. boathouse, dock, seawall.
yard. Located in Kissimmee River Shores Park includes com- Nice lot on quiet street in Buckhead Ridge.
men use of boat ramp & basin. Priced to sell $89,900. $164,000. Call Merrilee Berglund 697-3380.
Merrilee Berglund 697-3380 Owner/Agent. (#88721) (#88411)

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MOSQUITO CREEK. Features a dock, seawall, boatlift, NICE PARK MODEL IN BLUE CYPRESS on the water with
screen room, pass thru kitchen window, garden tub and a beautiful back porch to enjoy the sunsets. Some damage to
more, Seller will credit escrow monies from insurance to pay roof and skirting. $75,000 or $64,500 As Is. WOW! What a
for roof repair. $159,000. Call Debbie Davies 863-697-1280. price to live a life of leisure! Call Aaron Kinty 863-697-3898.

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Acreage Commercial Residential
i 4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219
Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cell.634-5588 pgoolsbyrealty@netscape.net ....
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634-8676 kathynlancaster@netscape.net MLSO

IN CITY LIMITS $550,000 -
1999 custom built brick/CBS home on over- --- I WATERFRONT WITH LAKE ACCESS-
sized lot (3.290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens BACK ON MARKET $185,000 $155,000
of extras, 10ft. ceilings thru-out, designer 4Bd/2.5BaCBS home on 3.1 acres. This proper- Single building lot 150x110, boat slip. .ea-
kitchen w/island, custom cabinets w/roll out ty has great potential. Extra rooms for the fam- wall, 2 septics, partially fenced, 1Bd/1Ba, fish-
drawers. Secluded estate setting w/private ily. Property is fenced. New roof 1998. Expect ing cabin. Great for that get-away.weekend
drive and grandfather oaks. (#88537) seller to be firm. (#88503) and actionsn. Shed. (88S018'l

BUILDING LOT 545,000 5 acres with never lived in 2004 Fleetwood ON CORNER LOT $89,900
Beautiful building lot, some trees. Close to 2Bd/2Ba, living room, den, kitchen, dining, 2 In town, 3Bd,'lBa, den, carport, on corner lot,
Okeechobee Gold & Country Club. Call for outbuildings, Wooley shed 12x18, small shed 2004 kitchen appliances, ceramic tile in
more information Lot next door for sale @ for pump/washer 10x12, carport 18x20 metal kitchen, outside/inside just pained, .2004
$45,000 (Package @ $90,000 for both). Buy both w/metal roof, fenced ,3 sides. Motor home roofover. Great location hear all converience-
for extra large building lot. (#88417) hook-up.(#88419) Please call to see' S58S5331

.. ; ..-BUILDING LOT $45,000 Captive Lake!! 2Bd/2Ba, Florida room, sepa-
BLUE CYPRESS $22,000 Beautiful building lot, choose which trees you rate dining room, kitchen, 1 car garage
Concrete pad for home, shed, electric pole. want. Next door lot for sale also ($45,000 each detached, 12x20. Front (3x58) and back t4xl13)
Ready for Park model or RV. Located near the lot $90,000 for both) combine for large build- porches, home furnished. New metal roof
7th golf green, small lake in rear. $105 fee per ing site. Close td Okeechobee Golf & Country 12/2004. New AC/Heat. Easy to show.
month. Call for more information. (#88508) Club. (#88418) (a 88539)

1.250 a'cres,;cornerlot...
A Located in Tract 16;

LAKE NI1ONTAZA ESTATES $194,000 Lot 1. Please use F.A.R.
Reduced! 1997 DWMH on 5.170 acres, RIVER RUN RESORT, PHASE II -$190,000 Vacant Land Contract.
2Bd/2Ba,. dining area, utility, pond, 2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 Total)
wash/pump, shed large CBS t30x40i, garage Convenuent to to n Large family kitchen, dm-
(2-10ft. garage.doort.. and workshop Property ing 4th BD uzed as den. All BD have walk-mn
is fenced and cleared. Lots of trees, palms;, closets. each has ceiling fans. "Furnished".
pines, oaks etc. (a 5S5671 (Ir88747) (#88021)
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3000-M: 2Bd/2Ba mobile on a very
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Located in Treasure Island this lake
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5002-M: 3Bd/2Ba SWMH on 6.3 acres. This
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1995 GMC Sonoma
2.2L; 5 speed, am/fm/cd, great on gas. ..... .$1,995
1994 Chevrolet Camaro
3.4L V6, automatic, pwr windows/locks.. f ..... $3,995
1995 Buick Century
Air, only 48k miles. C ...................... $3,995
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, 78k miles. g_ ... $3,995
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE
2 dr, 2.4L, automatic, power locks, cd, sporty. M 0$3,995
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
5 speed, air, great on gas. M H ............... $3,995
1987 Dodge Ram Hi-Top Conversion
V8, automatic, quad capt chairs, 7 passenger. a $3,995
1997 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer LS
4 dr, automatic, 88k miles. .. ............ $4,995
1995 Ford Mustang Coupe
V6, automatic, power w/l, alloys, cd, stereo. M .$4,995
2000 Kia Sephia
4 dr, automatic, air, stereo, 40k miles. 01- ....... $4,995
1994 Cadillac STS
4 door, V8, loaded, leather, 56k miles. M ...... $4,995

1996 Mazda MX6 M Edition
V6. 5 speed. leaner, sunroof. ,, ... .. ... $5,995.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom, "
' iV6, ju[ornautc, loaded, 56k miles C ..... .. ... 5,995
1998 Volkswagen Bug
Alloys, air, 5 spd, power w/l, great on gas. .f. .... $5,995
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2.0L, automatic, power w/l, 49k mi. MH .. ....$6,995
2001 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, cd, automatic, sunroof, 57k miles. MH ....... $6,995
1996 Mercury Sable
White, 25k miles. LMV .....................$6,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
58k miles. LM .V.............. ........... $7 ,995
1999 Buick Regal GS
4 dr, V6, leather, 66k mi. MH ......... ...... $8,995
1999 Honda Civic
4 door, automatic, cd, cruise, 63k mi. ...... .. $8,995
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis ,9
Tan, 41k miles. ............... 9,995
2000 Mercury Sable
White, 19k miles. LM .................. 9,995
2000 Honda Civic LX
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 45k mi. B. .$9,995
2001 VW Passat GLS Wagon
Automatic, leather, sunroof, 45k mi. g........ 11,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air cd, cruise, 52k mi. ........ $12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, alloy wheels, air, 18k mi. N ... ..... $13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, factory warr,-17k mi. MH .....$13,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 10k mi. MH ........ $13,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air, cd, cruise, 41k mi. ......... 1. $13,995
2002 Mercury Sable
White, 10k miles. MV ....... $13,995
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, cd, air, 44k miles. ........ .... $13,995
2002 Honda Accord EX
4 dr, auto, sunroof, 28k miles. fM ........... $14,995
2001 Nissan Maxima
Power w/l, wheels, cass/cd, 43k miles. N 1... $14,995
2001 Buick Park Avenue
One owner, garaged. C .................. $14,995-
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Cd, air, automatic, cruise, 21k miles. N ........ $1,4,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, automatic,'power w/l, cd, 18k miles. M ...$14,995
2000 Acura 3.2Ti
Lthr, moonroof, chrome whis, loaded, 46k mi. N $14,995
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Air, cruise, automatic, cd, 29k mi. N .........15,995
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Power w/l, cd, cruise, automatic, 29k mi. B .... $15,995
2002 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, leather, moonroof, cd, loaded, 41k mi. K .$15,995

2002 Nissan Altima SE
3.5L V6, leather, sunroof. .. 16,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, auto, alloys, power w/l, cd, 8k mi. .... $16,995
2004 Mazda3 2.3L
5 dr, alloys, auto, pwr w/l, cd, 1000 mi. ..... $17,995
2004 Mercury Sable
Silver, 19k miles. uis ................. 17,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, 32k miles. MtI .................... $17,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 14k miles. ................... .$. 18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. LU ......................... $18,995
2004 Mercury Sable
Beige, 14k miles. ................. $18,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
V6, sunroof, leather, wheels, cd, 41k mi. a ..... $19,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS $
Silver, top chrome ... .2. .... ... 21,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Green, 15k miles. MV .... ............... $22,995

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
4.0L V6, power windows/locks, 81k mi. .... $7,995
1998 Ford Explorer XLT
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 61k miles. .... $7,995
2002 Buick Rendevous CX
V6, loaded, leather, 54k miles. . ..... $12,995
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX
V6, automatic, leather, 30k riii-: .. 14,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS '
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 34k mi. tit ..... 14,995

2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS 4x4
Automatic, cd, wheels, 40k mi. & more. .. $16,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, pwr w/l, cd,12k mi, fact warranty .... .1 7,995
2000 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 73k miles. .... .. $18,900
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Leather, roof, loaded, 14k mi. t N ...... $ 29,995
2003 Lexus RX300
Completely loaded, low miles. .. $29,995

1998 Nissan Frontier XE
2.4L, stereo, air conditioning. r.H ........
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Cony. Van
Quad capt's chairs, 7 pass, Mark Ill Ed.
1998 Ford Windstar Limited
Leather, 78k miles. 'I ............
1995 Ford E150 Conversion Van
Quad capt's chairs, Mark III Ed, 69k mi.
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 miles. MH. ................. 11,995
2002 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
Automatic, air, V6, 11 k miles. N . $12,995
2003 Ford Windstar
37k miles. ........................ $13,995
2004 Toyota Tacoma
Automatic, air, like new, 2000 miles. ,. ...... $13,995

2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Xcab
Automatic, air, cd, 58k mi. ............... $13,995
2002 Ford E150 Cargo Van
V6, automatic, air conditioning, stereo. Mi .... $13,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, automatic, 22k miles . . . 14,995
1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS
V8, extended cab, 46k miles ............ $14,995
2003 Ford Windstar
Like new. ......... ............. $14,995

2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
V6, automatic, loaded, 58k mi. mN ... ........ $12,995
2002 Mazda Miata Convertible
5 speed, air, 30k miles. ....... ....... $13,995
2000 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
5 spd, cd, alloy wheels, black/black, 58k mi. I .$13,995
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
Convertible, auto, cd, spoiler, 34k mi. l .......$13,995
1995 Chevrolet Corvette
Automatic, low miles, nice. G ............... $14,995
2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr, auto, sunroof, spoiler, 33k mi. IH .... $15,995
2003 Ford Mustang Convertible
Leather, low miles. C ................ $16,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
Shinsen Edition, 1.8L, 5 spd, power w/l. .... $17,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 7500 miles. ........ $24,995

1997 Cadillac Deville
Clean, looks & runs great. C .. ............... $7,995
1998 Lincoln Continental
Garaged, only 42k miles. C ................. .$8,995
1998 Lincoln Town Car
White, 68k miles. M ............. 9,995
2000 Cadillac Deville
Special President Edition. C ................ $11 ,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
W hite, 41k miles. ....................13 ,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
White, 34k miles. ..... ...... .21,995
2001 Volvo S80
Gold, 35k miles. I ... ................ $21 ,995
2001 Lincoln LS
Silver, 58k miles ................. $21 ,998
2002 Lincoln Continental
White, 20k miles.M .$22,995
2000 Volvo C70
Black, 36k miles. .22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. C ..................... 3 ,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. ........... ....... 24,995
2001 Volvo V70
Red, 41k miles. HM ................. $24,995
2002 Cadillac Seville STS
Black w/tan, sunroof. ...... ............ $25,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Sunroof, warranty. ................ $25,995
2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles. .................... $26,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Red, 18k miles. l ..................... 26,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Low miles, 100;000 mile warranty. .... .. 28,495
2004 Lincoln LS
White pearl, 2673 miles, extra clean. IM ....... $28,900
2004 Lincoln LS
White, 12k miles. $28,995
2001 Volvo V70
Silver, 18k miles. l.i .................... $29,995
2002 Cadillac Escalade
One owner, garaged. ................... 29,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 10k miles.I. .................... $32 ,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 14k miles. l. ......... ........... $32 ,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles. ... ............ 35,995
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres (

Movie times for Friday, Feb. 18,
through Thursday, Feb. 24, are as
Theatre I "Because of Winn-
Dixie" (PG-) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Hitch" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:1-5, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Are We There Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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
The 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. Aves-
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 unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
more 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.
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday 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
to expand our group. Good clean
fun and a great sound 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-
ence 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.
Big Lake Missions
in need of clothes
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
in need of clothes, Jackets and
blankets. To donate any of these
items, call 763-5725 or 697-6433.
We will be glad to pick them up.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry detergent.
Anyone wishing to donate any ol
the above items is asked to call
(863) 763-4630.

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to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.-Yard Sale 1415
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

(863)357-3225 for more

Approx. 6 mo's old. 1 male,
1 female. Found in Fort
Drum. (863)227-4230

CAT- F 2yrs old Brown, bick
& wht. Long haired, Blue
collar 2/1/05 Vic Calusa
Harbor 863-675-1050.
LOST: 2/7, male Pekingese,
tan & white, neutered, vic.
Oak Park, "Chucky".
male black & tan please
call (863)763-5810 be-
hind rodeo grounds.
SET OF KEYS- lost in the vi-
cinity of Walmart or The
Farm Store or Scottys.

seats, .good for storage,
you must tow away,
PUPPIES- 2 mix breed, 8
weeks old, to good home
only, (863)634-4669

you pick up, by the truck
oad or bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof

Call for more information.

Sat. Feb 19th Only. 8am
To 1pm. 200 NW 2nd Ave

Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.

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Employment -
Fuill-TiMe 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Tine 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Accepting Applications
for Cooks. Apply at:
208 S. Parrot Ave. after 2p
A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs, exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
Batch Panel Operator
Needed at Feed Mill,
Benefits Available Equal
Opportunity Employer,
Apply at Syfrett Feed
Company 3079 NW 8th
Street Okeechobee

Seeking: Experienced
Teachers & Bus driver (CDL
req.) Great working envi-
ronment. 863-467-5000
& LABORS: Needed in Port
St. Lucie. 772-201-9621




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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechoibee Ne-s is A, Equal Oppartunity Emplayer

LPN Experience Preferred.
Competitive salary & benefits
(full time positions).
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm. M-F,
or call 863-946-2420-ext.103

Southern Gardens Citrus seeks an individual with pre-
vious experience operating and maintaining centrifug-
es and pumps. Some mechanical abilities required
along with good math & organizational skills. Will be
performing heavy manual labor while working in a
noisy and wet environment. Must be able to function
in a team environment and work a flexible schedule
including nights, weekends, and holidays. High
school diploma or GED preferred. Employment in-
cludes 401 -K, benefits, bonus opportunity, and week-
ly overtime potential. For additional information call
863)902-4133 or apply in person at 1820 CR 833.
lewiston, Fl.

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

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Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animn-als.'s) '
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valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135 for more de-

Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
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(863) 357-2442

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at McArthur Farms, Inc. Maintenance
Shop, 1550 N.E. 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. (863)763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401(k).
Drug free workplace. E.O.E.

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

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. Must Have Experience
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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Local, 2 yrs. exp.
required. Call
863-634-7051 or
Drug Free Workplace
Server & Part Time
Exp'd Prep Cook
,1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave., ,kJeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
Start immediately
$600-900 per. wk, "or
more" benefits/no
heavy lifting-6days wk.
Home every night
Apply in person, Newman
Air Cond., 202 NE 2nd St.
Full Time Person for Reach
FM Radio, 90.5 in Lake
Okeechobee, Community
relations person must be
outgoing and organized.
Send resumes by email
productions.net or fax to
No Phone Calls Please.
Full Time RV Parts
Counter/Cashier Clerk
Benefits. Salary based
on exp. Call Travel
Easy RV 863-467-0131
Ask for Chris.
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.
Hardware Store Counter
Sales, closing paperwork,
great hrs, benefits, Apply
in person, Mobile Home
Depot, 1153 Hwy 441 SE,
Heavy Equipment
Operator Needed
Salary based on
EOE/DFWP. Apply at
Rock-A-Way, Inc.
2308 S. Parrott Ave.
Lakeport Lodge looking
for couple for maintenance
& housekeeping, salary
plus lodging. Honest &

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

$500 Sign On Bonu
AFLAC Insurance
No following needed
Lori (772)285-1128
Person needed. Apply in
person @ Big Lake Marina
964 us hwy 441 SE.


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.;Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Apply In Person Only At
11 Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Over 3 Decades Established.
Looking for a Controller & Bookkeeper.
Must have min. exp. 15 yrs. Top pay,
Fax resume 954-781-0403.

avail. Apply at 1111 SE
Park St. (863)357-3444.

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

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

Busy Okeechobee Physi-
cians office looking for ex-
perienced' receptionist.
Great salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to
Attn: Jamie

Receptionist, F/T, pleasant
telephone manner, w/
Excel & Word exp. DFWP,
Fax res. 863-763-6337
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items t the classifleds.

Seeking Proj. Manager/
Proj. Superintendent,
Skilled Operators &
Laborers for upcoming local
project. EOE-M/F,DFWP.
Call (954)321-9336 or Fax

Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
Reading a newspaper helps
you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people

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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:

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information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


SOkeechobee News
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechoiee News Is An Equal Oppportunity Em~iployer

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.

Secretary Receptionist
position well spoken pro-
fessional attire must have
computer skills benefits
avail, fax resume to

Seeking applications for
Full/Time position in a well
established Okeechobee
Family Agricultural
Business. Must be
computer literate &
proficient in Microsoft
xcel, Microsoft Word,
Quick Books, Accounts
Receivable Excellent Pay,
Retirement(401 K) and
Health Insurance Provided
Send Resume to P.O. Box
249 Okeechobee, Fl 34973

Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
hazmat and tanker
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or

One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-

East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project seeks Trans-
portation Specialist to ad-
minister services to 10
Florida centers ensuring
compliance w/Headstart
Transportation Stds & ap-
plicable govt. regulations.
Preferred : AA Degree in
Mgmt/Business field &
exp. w/Head Start trans-
portation Stds. & approp
state regs for transporta-
tion of pre-school children.
2 yrs exp. in fleet transport
mgmt, Class A CDL Lic
with P/S endorsements.
Current School Bus Driver,
Passenger Seat Techni-
cian, & DOT Medical Cer-
tificates required. Exten-
sive travel throughout Flor-
ida. Competitive salary,
excellent benefits. Position
located in Okeechobee,
Florida. Send resume by 2/
Marty Hillary
Director of HR
4901 Glenwood Ave
Ste 300
Raleigh, NC 27612

WOMAN To live in & be a
companion to a 90 yr old
woman. Free room &
board + salary.

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Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work

How do you find a.job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Two-Drawer Filing Cabinet
A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.
2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705)... $9.95
3-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 727)... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds-of projects) ... $2.00
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

SHED- 12x16, Wooley, tile
floor and ceiling fan,
$3500 neg. (863)610-

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

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

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Air -onditione' '-
Aniques 510
Appliance Paruts .-20
Beauly Suplies '"-
Bicycles i1
Books & Migazines S
Building Mater ..ial r '
Business Equipment :. t'
Carpets Rugs ,,r
Children's Items
China, Clasio are, Ftc. ,'. .
Coins Stamps 5'7,
Collectibles .7'
Computer Videu "-i
Crafts Supplies 5'.
Cruises 5')I
Drapes. Lmers & Fabrkic '-'5
Fireplace Fixture 'L00"'
Furniture ,1
Furs ,.
Health i Reducing
Equipment i'(
Hearing Equ;;; ne. '
,upp!;es .n"
Hoasehzld! Il.enii '
.Lai pz 'L:ghts -'
Luggage .S5
Medical Items ,['r
Miscellaneous ,':55
Pi,.:ic.. I I': i ru nents I rI
O Hite ... ,
t q u ,, ,.,'5
Pets Supplhe,
Services ,i70
Photography 775
Plumbing Supplies i.,-u
Pools & Supplies ',:,S
Equipment '''C'
Satellite ,9
Sewing Machines ''
Sporting Goods 105
Stereo Equipment 710
Television RJdiao
Tickets .'
Tools 25
Toys & Cames 31"
Wanted to Buy -J0

ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $500. (863)763-
Window type, 8000 BTU's,
Fedders, Approx. 3 yrs. old.
$100 (863)357-6229
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.

HALL TREE Dark Oak org.
finished bench seat twin
Umbrella stand Ajustable
$400 (863)467-9413
oak, with swivel chair,.
60x34, 6 drawers, $800:
great shape, has minor
water damage, $50.
(863)467-7999 Iv msg.


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

Electric Dryers, (2) &
stackable washer & dryer,
$150 will sell sep.
white, like new,
Good Conditio, ;.1 i
After 5pm.
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
6x9 JBL car 2 new $25

For stove
Almond, $10

(75) $12.00
will separate or swap.

DOORS: 16', Bi-Fold, used
as room divider w/track &
hardware. $300. 863-
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary

'"Alexandria" salad plates

Size 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.

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

monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.

Wall unit
BOOK STANDS rattan light
wood (2) $40 or will sep.
(863)357-1794 or
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
white w/mirror $75
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.

cowhide seat chairs
$2500 (863)634-5732

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
Armoire w/storage $100
(863)697-6274 or
58 inches wide, fits 33
inch TV, $50. (863)357-
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
KING SIZE Temtur-pedic
matt & boxspring $1000

LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503.
LR SET- peach, with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.
European Health Concept
.Magnetic. Twin, $350.
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

Blue, $40.
After 5pm.
RECLINERS (2) blue La-Z-y
Boy & 1. sleeper sofa blue
& white $200
Leather, Light tan, 2. yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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Storage Bench

This do-it-yourself storage bench project is sure to
be a big hit out on the patio or by the pool this spring.
Measuring 72.inches long by 24 inches deep by 31
inches tall, it features a generous cabinet underneath.
its hinged, padded seat, perfect for storing barbecue,
gardening or even pool supplies. Casters make it
easy to move the bench into the shade or around the
patio as needed. The storage bench is made almost
entirely of exterior-grade plywood, and full-size
traceable patterns and detailed assembly diagrams
make construction a snap.

Storage Bench plan (No. 423) ... $8.95
Outdoor Furniture Package (No. C94)
Four other projects.. $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle itemss,
clip & send w/ check to:

Please be sure to
include your name,

Good condition. $75

SOFA- Tan w/flowers 6
mos. old $699 new will
sacrifice. $225 (863)635-
Lrg. coin made $35

forters, skirts, pillow
shams, covers, sheets,
$300 (863)467-2315
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.

stored $2200

GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep:
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
MEN'S & LADIES left hand-
ed golf clubs, New & used
$150 (863)467-0504

Pre WW II, Call for Info.
Remington 700 ADL SYN
7mm Rem Mag NIB $375

ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751

new, never used, includes'
stack & base. $75.

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

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

AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table& End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-

14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win;, 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
Sell separately. (863)946-
Good condition
$200. Firm
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

W ll

GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.

Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112

DONKEY- Young Jack,
$200. (863)467-0613.

shots, papers, $500 neg.
2, females, All shots/Vet
.checked Good temperament
$10.00. (772)220-2153.
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)

CAMERA, Sony Mavica
CD400, all accessories,
new $800, sell for $400.,

Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.

54 in. Big Screen

14 hp Kohler Engine.
30 gallon tank. $1100
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3%" Nails $250 (863)674-
Craftsman 10"
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hxl 8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.
TOW BAR Blue Ox Adenta
class ID 10,000 Ibs. 2" re-
clever $300 or best offer

MOP-VAC Dirt devil new in
box, Great item & easy to
use $45 (863)675-8149
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lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.

Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
On a rent buy bases a Home
or DBL. wide in the Okee-
chobee area & does have
a down payment


Christmas Trees J
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 811.
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce _,OI
Farm Services
Offered ._.
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 0
Fertilizer _. -.
Horses 8 10I
Supplies 8-11.
Lawn & Garden 950s
Livestock 8C5
Poultry 'Supplies 8iO
Seeds Plants,
Flowers 86c

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

Lawn Mower, Dixon ZTR,
52 in cut, 18hp, runs
good, new parts, $1500.
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951. ,
3.75 Briggs & Stratton $30

man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.


Apartments 'OS
Business Places .010
Property i915
Townhouses Rent ','.:i
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 9"0
Land Rent 035
Resort Property
Rent 945
Roommate 'W.
Rooms to Rent '55
Storage Space
Rant 9i,:ii

New paint, carpet & apple.
$800 mo $500 sec Lawn
serv.incl (863)697-3008.

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
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
ick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classifieds.

COUPLE w/2 small (dogs KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
looking for a rental within I Kayak, w/paddles and
files N. oof Oke' ; l B' R, i rits 5 ,150. (803)673-
piefened lle 8f3 2( \ iii "_;.(iji

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CBusmmn. -l
S- -
Con aJ.
Ty i ,.i i i .i r .. ; .'. 1 ,
'arm s .- ,' '
Heou e, ,.3,. i,'
H-iunting '
In et. -IF
Properly s '".I, :
Land Sal.
Lots Sale
Open HolsEin i
Our ',i :
Pr, l Il i :. "

Real ."-c l r'.
Sale il.
Wa-rehouse ,i..'. ,
WateIefront Pro e,? L./:'

OKEECHOBEF- Cusrtonmei
brick home n i l 23 a(nis,
Iany huge oaks, close lo
townI, extremely private, I/
2 mi from new Equestrian
Ctr, (863)634-6071 or
_L.(383183 f -1 ....-.....
RIM CANAL, 2 Br., 2 Ba
w/Garage & 500 Sq. Ft.
Cedar Lined Rec Rin. w/
10x20 indoor itealed pool
Ready to move in. Call lor
list off all new items.
Willing to accept
Hurricane Damaged
($163,000.)reduced to
$145,000 772-597-6158
or 954-801-6158

Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
(954) 605-6407

OKEE 75'x100' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568

LOT RENTAL, Quiet, Adult
Community. Ocean & Gulf
access. 561-744-8387

0Mobile Homes

Mo'biL oN-icn.; Lot. .'o-
nobi m ? 4 n Pat-l, ",iil'"
Mobile Homes R.-nt ,'
Mobile Hoi,.. Sale 5)ir,

2/2 on Waterfront lot in Pri.
vate Park furnished land-
scaped, Many extras Call
Jay 863-634-3451.

2/2 on Waterfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A,.fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.

90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
DBL WIDE 2BR/2BA. needs
little work as is. 100xI00
lot all for $58,000 neg.

Recreation h

Boats ." -
Campers. RVs i.'
Jet Skiis ". "
Marine Aicessores 3ii"
Marine M;sceilaneoua. '.a'
Motorcycles 'ui. ,
Spoil Vet;rls a V.. ,

AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercuiy eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
BIMINI BOAT top new in
box fits pontoons & boals
up to 8' wvide $15
BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum.
needs TLC, $100.


GROVE BOAT loader also
transport wheels & hitch
see on my boat $75
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in tihe

Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the

ood cord $52 5
(863)63/-4 106
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Place your ad online at
classtl.html or mailto:
classad@newsza.com _

RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Meiculy mtr, w/trli, exc.
cond low Irs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trir. cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.

w/trlr. late model Evinrude
48HP. trolling motor;
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries.) $2500,

TRI HILL 16 Fiberglass,
30H1P Evinrude, trr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.

fit up to 22' boats $75

ZODIAC BOAT-10 ft, fiber-
l? ottom, $150.
3781. '

crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (i63946-1219.

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

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

BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.

4-WHEELER ATV, 160 rear
rack ele. start w/reverse
great shape $850

r 36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.

'33,.Florida room. Fully
Furnished. Very Nice!

Trailer 33', w/FI. rm. Furn.
w/washer & dryer
& freezer. Very Nice!


Abr.'o Wantea 41 i.i
D:-ic Cars 1'
Ccmnrercial Trucks 42:11
Con struction
Equipment -1)25
Foreign Cars h'010
Four flhael Drive 40-5
iHe.-ci ly Trucks 4041i
P:,. P p- irE .i1.j-1,
;." .'.,L Ir u licks hA :,L,
'*port )i"tJ4 1, ,
fI actor T ri ers 4u': ii
Utqiliv Trailers A1.5
Vaii'. J 074i

CAMARO, 1994- asking'
$1300 or best offer.

6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or

'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.

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

FORD TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold AC, all power, $3700
or best offer. (863)673-

GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c. exc. cond. $1300.

4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-

Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

$550. Or
best offer.

Even if you've had credit problems in the past,
the Wallace Automotive Group can help put
you on the good credit highway today!

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


Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
(i $900.

ADODGE short bed cover 6
mon. old $175

1994 Chevy Camaro new, 10 hsp, fits John
$ Q995 Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
2000 Kia Sephia
4D,,Air,A,,S,,oo,40. *'S3,995 FIRESTONE Airbags-com-
'1995 Buick Lesabre Custom plete kit will fit Super Duty
Ford & Dodge Pu's'$200
w $ *4,795 (772)597-2647
1998 VW. Bug
Runs, $550. Or
2004 Hyundai Sonata Rubest offer.
:..: 11,995 863-467-8856.
2001 VW Passat GLS Wagon
$ ,11 ,995 TIRES Super Swampers (4)
A&of 811,9%5 on 1.6.5 rims rims
2004 -Mercury Sable LS 33x12.3-16.5 good cond.
A e17K $ 13,995 $650 (863)697-9704
2004 Mazda 3-5 Dr. Hatch
From $ 14 995 TOOL BOX, Alum. w/side
a a rails & custom Tonneau
Cover, Fits '73-'87 Chevy
Short bed. (863)634-4291

1995 GMC Sonoma Pickup
2 Sps o5 sP.S, $1,995
2004 Ford E150 Conv. Van
vE' KMi!w'Cwi' .$ i $7,995
2002 Ford E150 Cargo Van
.$fik' 12,995

2002 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS
,en Ao, eI.'12,h, $13,995
2004 Hyundai.Sante Fe GLS
.' .$c ~16,995

3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL'

CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,

CHEVY TAHOE '91 runs
good will trade for pick up
$2350 or best offer

Classic Jeep Cherokee '85
runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer

Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0941

runs,. needs some work,
$450 or best offer.

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
-'u'i, or Can be fixed up.
1:.- 863-673-0920.

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


DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims, lock-
r' ,'r, $7600 neg.
.r,: 2392.

ISUZU HOMBRE 98' (chevy
s-10) 5 spd. ac, Great gas
mi. $2500

5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.

Enclosed 6'x10', Barn
doors, side door. Like new.

built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 863-763-8449.

$300 or best offer.

Chevy Astro Van, '99, 8
passenger, candy apple
red, $6500 or best offer.


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730 Aubuindate Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property
in Okeechobee County, Florida
E1/2 of E1/2.of S1/2 of S1/2 of
Tract 24 29 34S 33E 1.50 acres

for the relief demanded in the complaint.
DATED on this 17th day of Feb., 2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
555247 ON 2/19,26,3/4,11/05

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