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Vol. 98 No. 279


Airport closing
As of 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct.
8, the Okeechobee County Air-
port will be closed to fixed-wing
aircraft for a minimum of three
days due to the milling and re-
paving at the intersection of the
two runways.


Farmworkers launch
statewide protest
IMMOKALEE -- The Coalition
of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
launched a nine-day, statewide
tour on Saturday, Sept. 29, to
educate consumers, students,
people of faith and other com-
munity members about Burger
King's continued refusal to work
with the CIW and to address the
reality of sweatshop conditions
in the fields where Burger King's
tomatoes are picked.
Page 3

OMS announce
milers of the week
Congratulations to the Mil-
ers of the Week from the OMS
PE department. Students from
the 8th grade are: Dennis
Cummings, Jannier Lafuente,
Eduardo Monjaras, and Jessica
Page 6

Agri-civic center
open for riding
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., is open
for recreational riding the first
and third Tuesdays of each
month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are avail-
The cost is $10 per person.
Rules, waiver and release forms
are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioner's office, 304 N.W
Second St., and the county ex-
tension office at 458 U.S. 78
N. Persons 18 years of age and
younger are required to wear
For information, call (863)
763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.

Support group
ing on Christ is a new support
group forming for women suf-
fering from depression.
Once the group is organized
it will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772)

Drought Index
Current: 270
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.00 feet
Last Year: 13.37 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
*Q..%\ Management
. District. Depth
*^ ^ , given in feet
',, above sea level.


Classifieds..................... 16, 17
Com ics .................................... 15
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword........................... 16
Obituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
Sports........................................ 8
TV ....................................... . 17
W weather ..................................... 2

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

No fault insurance Dill passes

By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
ida's no-fault auto insurance
system would return Jan. 1 un-
der a bill passed Friday by the
Legislature, relieving some of
the confusion over the state's re-
quirements for motorists to have
medical coverage.
The Senate unanimously
passed the bill to bring the sys-
tem back after the House had
passed it 105-4 earlier in the day.
The measure now goes to Gov.
Charlie Crist, who is expected to

sign it.
The measure restores the re-
quirement that drivers in Florida
purchase $10,000 worth of per-
sonal injury protection coverage,
and resumes a no-fault system
that protects motorists from be-
ing sued in most cases after an
"By taking action on Florida's
no-fault law and personal injury
protection requirements, we en-
sure that Florida's drivers con-
tinue to be protected while also
reducing the possibility of fraud,"
Crist said in a statement released

by his office.
The requirement that drivers
have the coverage had been in
place for about three decades
before the law expired Monday.
Some large car insurance com-
panies pushed for the system's
demise because it has been
riddled with fraud, with few con-
trols over what the insurance
would cover.
But hospitals and other medi-
cal providers have worried that
without the requirement, they
would be on the hook for mil-
lions of dollars in care costs for

Martha's House: Aids victims of domestic violence

- Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Martha's House outreach facility will be relocated to their new building that is currently
under construction where their .former facility stood brJ(:fe hurricanes destroyed it.
The projected date for occupancy is February 2008.

,New facility near completion

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
In October 2006, Martha's
House staff and volunteers,
along with local citizens, gath-
ered to celebrate the ground-
breaking of their new outreach
facility when they received
$290,283 through the Office of
Domestic Violence Program
and the Department of Chil-
dren and Families (DCF).
Construction on that facility
located at 4134 U.S. 441 N. ac-
tually began in May 2007. The
2,288-square-foot building will
house two administrative of-
fices, four advocate offices, a
conference room and a small
Since February of 2006,
Martha's House has rented two
offices in town. While the lim-
ited space has been rough, they
have continued to serve victims
of abuse in Okeechobee.
On Sept. 15, 2006, Martha's
House received a call that they
had been awarded $290,283
to build their much needed
outreach facility. In addition
to the amount received, Mar-
tha's House had to contribute
a $30,000 cash match, which
came from fundraisers and
other services.
October is Domestic Vio-

Submitted photo
Rotary Club treasurer Kristy Crawford (right) present-
ed Martha's House executive director Stephanie Locke
(center) and board member Linda Utt (left) with a check
for $725. The money was raised at their annual Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) fundraiser, which is a
joint fundraiser that supports Martha's House and Rotar-
ian scholarships.

lence Awareness Month which
is intended to connect battered
women's advocates who are
working to end violence against
women and their children.
Martha's House is a non-
profit organization which
serves victims of domestic vio-
lence, as well as other women

Area big game

hunter fulfills

life-long dream

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Former Okeechobee resi-
dent Conley Campbell recently
fulfilled a life-long dream to
participate in a big game hunt
in South Africa using only a
bow and arrow. What he didn't
dream of as a young boy was
that his own son, Sean, would
accompany him on his jour-
"I've been trying to get there
for over 50 years," stated the

65-year-old Mr. Campbell.
Mr. Campbell owned a suc-
cessful taxidermy business in
Okeechobee for 17 years be-
fore moving to Belle Glade and
opening the Glades Funeral
Chapel with his wife, June
Early in September, the
former Okeechobee residents
packed up their gear and head-
ed out. They caught a flight
from West Palm Beach that
See Hunter - Page 2

and children in distress.
They serve victims statewide
through use of their 24-hour
hotline (863) 763-0202, emer-
gency safe shelter, counseling
and education, self-sufficiency
assistance, help in obtaining
See Martha's - Page 2

crash victims who don't have
health insurance.
"This was incredibly impor-
tant," said Tony Carvalho who
represents hospitals with trauma
centers as president of the Safety
Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.
"All hospitals would have been
affected (if PIP hadn't returned)
but trauma centers would have
had a much greater increase in
uncompensated care."
Over the summer and in spe-
cial session this week, lawmak-
ers devised a proposal to restore
the system, but with new anti-

fraud controls. Among those are
restrictions on what procedures
will be covered and who can be
reimbursed for care in an effort
to preclude claims by fly-by-night
The House and Senate had dif-
fered over whether the measure
should also limit fees for lawyers
in cases where drivers and their
insurer disagree over whether a
claim should be paid. The House
wanted to limit lawyers' fees; the
Senate didn't.
Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort
See Law - Page 2

OHS students

coping with

loss of friend

Funeral services
are scheduled for
Wednesday, Oct. 10

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Life at Okeechobee High
School was slowly returning
to normal Friday following the
drowning death of a 15-year-old
teen earlier this week.
Charles Edward Lowe
drowned Wednesday, Oct. 3, af-
ternoon in the Taylor Creek Ca-
nal. His body was recovered in
about 15 feet of water by divers
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

"Yesterday (Thursday) was
very quiet and subdued," said
OHS principal Toni Wiersma
Friday afternoon. "Today, it's
more back to normal -- as far
as the kids. The kids are quietly
talking about it."
OCSO Detective Sergeant T.J.
Brock said Friday afternoon that
Dr. Charles Diggs of the Medical
Examiner's Office has ruled Mr.
Lowe's death as an accidental
Mr. Lowe, along with two
female family members, were
using a small fiberglass boat to
jump a "waterfall" in the canal
that was created by two metal
weirs. The water was flowing
See Coping - Page 2

Bush defends

treatment of

terror suspects

By Jennifer Loven
Associated Press Writer
dent Bush defended his admin-
istration's methods of detaining
and questioning terrorism sus-
pects on Friday, saying both are
successful and lawful.
"When we find somebody
who may have information re-
garding a potential attack on
America, you bet we're going
to detain them, and you bet
we're going to question them,"
he said during a hastily called
Oval Office appearance. "The
American people expect us to
find out information, actionable

intelligence so we can help pro-
tect them. That's our job."
Bush volunteered his
thoughts on a report on two
secret 2005 memos that au-
thorized extreme interrogation
tactics against terror suspects.
"This government does not
torture people," the president
Meanwhile, Senate Armed
Services Committee Chairman
Carl Levin, D-Mich., demanded
a copy of a third Justice Depart-
ment memo justifying military
interrogations of terror suspects,
See Suspects - Page 2

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Sean Campbell recently brought down an African antelope during a bow-hunting safari in
South Africa. He was on the safari to help his father Conley Campbell fulfill a life-long dream
to go big game bow hunting in Africa.

-- I


2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 6, 2007

Taylor Creek locks access restricted

Due to the continued drought
that is causing record low levels in
Lake Okeechobee, the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
will begin restricted operation of
the Taylor Creek Navigation Locks
(S-193) on Lake Okeechobee at 8
a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.
This action is being taken to
maintain water levels in the LD-
4 Rim Canal and Taylor Creek by
capturing localized rainfall and to
facilitate watershed recovery in
the area.
The S-192 located at the head
of the historic Taylor Creek was

opened Friday, Oct. 5, morning to
send basin water south. This ef-
fort to increase water levels in the
area provides boat owners with
an opportunity to safely remove
their stranded boats. Owners are
encouraged to use this opportu-
nity as soon as possible, because
weather conditions may not pro-
vide additional water in the basin
for some time.
Navigation lock operation will
be restricted to two times a day.
Times to lock through will be 6
a.m. and 2 p.m. During these re-
stricted operating hours, all boat-

Sexual Predator Notification

The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is disclosing this
information to the public in order
to enhance public safety, aware-
ness, and protection. This infor-
mation is not intended to increase
fear: rather it is this agency's be-
lief that an informed public is a
safer public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten, intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear in
this bulletin have served the sen-
tence imposed on them by the
courts. They are NOT wanted by
the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is now
better informed.
Leitner was convicted of Lewd
& Lascivious Victim Less Than 12
YOA, Offender Over 18 YOA on
4/19/2001 in Palm Beach County,
Florida. The victim was a minor.

Continued From Page 1
swiftly through the weirs and the
three teens were apparently using
the boat to "jump" the waterfall.
Sgt. Brock said in an interview
Thursday that Mr. Lowe was in the
front of the Sand Piper 8 boat and
the two girls -- one 15 and the oth-
er 16 -- were sitting in the back of
the boat. When they jumped the
waterfall this particular time the
boat hit deeper in the water than
expected. The small boat, esti-
mated at 6-feet in length, began to
take on water and theri.capsized,
said Sgt. Brock. All three teens
were thrown into the water.
The accident occurred around
4 p.m., he continued.
The girls were able to surface
and grab onto the side of the boat.
They subsequently turned loose of
the boat and swam to shore.
The current, said Sgt. Brock,
caught Mr. Lowe and forced him
under. He never surfaced.
No one was wearing a life pre-
The site of the accident is an
estimated half-mile north of the
bridge on Cemetery Road, said the
OCSO detective. A short distance
downstream from the accident
site the water is about waist deep,
he added.
"Throughout the morning
hours (on Thursday, Oct. 4) prob-
ably a dozen students became vis-

Continued From Page 1
flew into Newark (N.J.) Interna-
tional Airport. From there, they
hopped across the Atlantic to Par-
is, France, and then boarded yet
another flight to Johannesburg,
South Africa. Once they landed in
Johannesburg, they continued on
to Palabra, South Africa, where
they joined the Angus Brown big
game hunting safari.
"It was a long 21-hour trip,"
stated Conley. "I couldn't have
done it without Sean."
What the father and son were
after was the Cape buffalo, one
of the five most dangerous ani-
mals in the world along with the
elephant,, the rhino, the lion and
the leopard.
The Cape buffalo is a large,
powerful animal. They can weigh
as much at 1,985 pounds and can
run at speeds of up to 35 miles per
hour. Their horns span can exceed
3 feet. It is reported that more big
game hunters have been killed
by these highly aggressive beasts
than by any other African animal.
Supposedly, wounded animals
have stalked and attacked the
hunter who injured them.
It is estimated that these wild
animals kill 40-50 people each
Other than humans, only the
lion is considered a predator of
these monstrous beasts.
With the help of Angus Brown
and Zulu trackers and skinners,
the Campbell men came eye-to-
eye with what they sought. With
Sean in one blind and Conley in
the other, an 1,800 lb., 12-year-
old male Cape buffalo stepped
into view.
"It was so close to me that I
could hear it grunting and breath-

ers at the navigation lock at the
scheduled time will be locked
through, and then the navigation
lock will be closed until the next
scheduled operating time.
Boaters wishing to lock
through at times other than the
restricted hours will be accom-
modated but only in the event of
a dire emergency.
Locks at J&S Fish Camp, Buck-
head Ridge, Lakeport and Henry
Creek will remain closed until wa-
ter levels increase to an elevation
that will permit safe passage.
Boaters are strongly urged


-li[ .Continued From Page 1
IN' C legal, medical and financial aid,
victim advocacy, children's ad-
vocacy, information and referral,
outreach programs, community
and law enforcement training
and the Speakers Bureau.
Martha's House offers a week-
S ly support group program called
Women in Need (WIN). It is de-
E Cl veloped specifically to meet the
needs of women dealing with,
,-:g h blor affected by, domestic violence
7, e o 24 and abusive relationships. The
-- support group offers education,
Rodney Leitner networking and a. safe and sup-
W/M portive environment in which to
DOB 08-15-1966 process issues.
Hair Color Blonde The WIN program is provided
Eye Color Blue free of charge to all women age
Address: 2946 N.E. 103rd Av- 16 and above.
enue Mental health counseling
by contracted licensed mental
If you have any questions regard- health professionals is available
ing this bulletin, contact Michele to victims of domestic violence
or Connie at the Okeechobee (past represent), sexual violence
County Sheriff's Office at 763- and to children who have wit-
3117, extension 2240 or website nessed domestic violence. The
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us counseling is at little or no cost
to the client.
ibly upset after hearing this news," Counselors are available at
said Ken Kenworthy, assistant su- Martha's House offices or on
perintendent of schools. "Others school campuses. The goal is to
came to school and when they got assist victims and their families
to school it became too emotional to recover from the trauma of
for them. We made an office avail- abuse, to prevent further occur-
able for them to talk and share." rences and to help young people
Ms. Wiersma said counselors avoid the traps of abusive rela-
were on hand Thursday to help tionships.
students cope with Mr. Lowe s Other programs offered
students cope with Mr. Lowe'sh. through Martha's House include
de haTeen Alternatives to Violence
"We had numerous counsel- (TATV), the Rape Prevention and
ors available Thursday," she said. Education Program and the Rural
Education Program and the Rural
"Now, they're (the counselors) on Initiative Latina Program.
an as-needed basis." From July 1, 2006, until June
Mr. Kenworthy said in events 30, 2007, Martha's House has
such as this the school system ha� , sheltered 103 women and chil-
a crisis team, made up of counsel- dren with a total of 3,889-sh.elter
ors and psychologists, available to das provided. They hae ou
help students eal with the trag- sealed 379 clients for a total of
edy.e. 4,626.25 hours; performed 110
The OHS principal said stu- child assessments; had 859 ho-
dents will be allowed to check tline calls; held 15 community
out and attend Mr. Lowe's funeral education events where a total of
on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.
It will be held at the First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W Fourth St. Burial
will follow at Evergreen .Cem- Law
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Continued From Page 1
Oct. 9, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Bass Lauderdale, said negotiators
Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 worked overnight Friday and de-
Mr. Kenworthy said Mr. Lowe's cided to remove lawyer fee caps
classmates are currently getting from the House bill, rather than
some things together to take to risk scrapping the system. Senate
the funeral. He added that when leaders had said lawyer fee caps
Mr. Lowe's class graduates in two would kill the bill.
years, there will be a memorial Bogdanoff said the House
page reserved for him in the OHS could fight for more limits on law-
yearbook. years another time. But for now,

to check in with the lock ten-
der when traveling onto Lake
Okeechobee and to take notice
of the hours of operation at the
navigation lock, especially before
making plans to stay out late on
the lake.
For more information, please
contact the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200. You may also
ask the lock tenders for operat-
ing information when locking
through, or contact them on VHF
Marine Band Radio on Channel

923 attended; and, held 11 pro-
fessional training sessions with a
total of 228 in attendance.
In order for Martha's House,
which is funded primarily through
state and federal grants, to con-
tinue to provide these services
to Okeechobee the community
has to extend their assistance in
contributions to satisfy matching
funds that are required for these
grants. Community support also
provides any financial shortcom-
ings that they may have.
Martha's House is asking that
the community, as businesses or
individuals, to come together to
support their efforts on a regular
basis by pledging a monthly do-
nation to the organization.
According to executive direc-
tor Stephanie Locke, this would
help create a steady, consistent
revenue source that would assist
them in managing their general
operating fund.
Another need that Martha's
House is requesting of the com-
munity is to install a Generac
20KW 60Hz/20KVA 50 Hz gen-
erator which has been estimated
to cost $4,200 to install. They cur-
rently have a 100-ft. x 62-ft. pad
where the generator needs to
be placed. It is currently located
in their offices at the shelter. Ac-
cording to Mrs. Locke, additional
lines need to be installed into the
electric panel which is why the
cost is estimated to be so high.
I Also, any organizations that
wish to choose Martha's House
as a beneficiary for a fundraiser
are greatly appreciated. Recently
the Okeechobee Rotary Club pre-
sented $725 to Martha's House
from their L.O.S.T. Bike/Run.
If anyone wishes to contribute
to any of the above requests, or
to make monthly pledges, con-
tact Martha's House administra-
tive offices at i,Se63 763.-28-3
For help in a domestic violence
situation, call (863) 763-0202.
Posi your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

"we have a product that's going
to go a long way to eliminate the
abuse and the fraud in the sys-
tem," she said.
Under the bill (HB 13C), there
would be no requirement for driv-
ers to have the coverage between
now and Jan. 1. Until then, if
there's an accident and any driver
involved doesn't have coverage,
there will be the possibility of a
lawsuit to determine who is at
fault to determine who will pay

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Conley Campbell (front row, right) recently fulfilled a life-long dream to participate in a big
game hunt in South Africa where he killed this Cape buffalo. But his dream was enhanced
when his son, Sean Campbell, (front row, left) participated in the event with him.

ing," said Conley. "My heart was
racing as it came closer and clos-
Finally, one of the native hunt-
ers leaned forward and whispered
to him to take his shot. Conley
took aim with his 96 lb. Hickory
Creek Draw Lock DL24 bow that
was fitted with weighted arrows
strong enough to penetrate the
thick hide and overlapping ribs of
the fierce beast. The shot found
its mark, penetrating both lungs

right above the heart. The animal
came crashing down.
It took Conley quite a while to
realize that he had finally realized
his dream.
Not to be left out, Sean bagged
a large African antelope.
Both hunters will have the
heads of their prey mounted and
sent to them. It will take a year
for this to be done. The meat of
both animals was donated to the
people of the area to feed their

Now that the Campbells have
achieved Conley's dream, what
is next on their agenda? Both
men are already planning a trip
to Alaska and Canada within the
next two years to hunt moose
and bear.
From there, who knows.
As long as there are big game
to hunt, the Campbell men will
be on their trail.

Continued From Page 1
held outside the United States.
In a letter to Attorney General
nominee Michael Mukasey, Levin
wrote that two years ago he re-
quested - and was denied - the
March 14, 2003, legal opinion.
Levin asked if Mukasey would
agree to release the opinion if
the Senate confirms him as at-
torney general, and cited what
he described as a history of the
Justice Department stonewalling
"Such failures and the repeated
refusal of DoJ to provide Congress
with such documents has pre-
vented the Congress from fulfilling
its constitutional responsibilities to
conduct oversight," Levin wrote.
The White House said Mukas-
ey has not been cleared to read
the classified documents Levin
The two Justice Department
legal opinions from 2005 were
disclosed in Thursday's editions
of The New York Times, which re-
ported that the first opinion autho-
rized the use of painful methods,
such as head slaps, freezing tem-
peratures and simulated drown-
ings known as waterboarding, in
That secret opinion came
months after a December 2004

opinion in which the Justice De-
partment publicly declared torture
"abhorrent" and the administra-
tion seemed to back away from
claiming authority for such prac-
tices, and after the withdrawal of a
2002 classified Justice opinion that
had allowed certain aggressive in-
terrogation practices so long as
they stopped short of producing
pain equivalent to experiencing
organ failure or death.
The second Justice opinion
was issued later in 2005, just as
Congress was working on an anti-
torture bill. The opinion declared
that none of the CA's interroga-
tion practices would violate pro-
visions in the legislation banning
"cruel, inhuman and degrading"
treatment of detainees, The Times
said, citing interviews with un-
named current and former offi-
Though both memos remain
in effect, the White House insisted
they represented no change from
the 2004 policy.
"We stick to U.S. law and inter-
national obligations," Bush said,
without taking questions after a
brief picture-taking session.
Speaking emphatically, the
president noted that "highly
trained professionals" conduct any
questioning. "And by the way," he
said, "we have gotten information
from these high-value detainees
that have helped protect you."

Today's Weather

S-10s -O08 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s

Okeechobee Forecast
. Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and iso-
lated thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the east at 10 tol5 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday night: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers.
The low will be in the mid 70s. The wind will be from the east at 10
to 15 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and isolated thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
east at 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers. The low will be
in the mid 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and isolated thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 70s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 70s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
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Hendry County

suspect in custody

The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement and the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office announce
the arrest of
Lennox Joseph,
32, accused in
the murder of a
Clewiston man
in May of this
year. Immigra-
tion and Cus-
toms Enforce-
ment agents
took Joseph Lennox
into custody last Joseph
night at the Mi-
ami International Airport as he
was trying to re-enter the country.
Joseph is charged with one count
of second-degree murder.
According to witnesses, on the

This stuffed figure was seen
southwestern part of the city.

evening of May 14, 2007, Joseph
and another man entered a home
at 570 Fleetwood, in Clewiston. Af-
ter entering the home the two men
allegedly exchanged gunfire with
the victim John Tull, 44. Tull died
at the scene and Joseph was later
found at a Delray Beach hospital
suffering from gunshot wounds
to his face and arm. Shortly after
Joseph's release from the hospital
he fled to Jamaica. A warrant was
issued for his arrest. Police believe
the shooting was a result of a dis-
pute over a drug transaction.
Joseph was booked into the
Miami-Dade Jail under no bond.
Police are still searching for the
second suspect. The investigation
is on going

guarding a mailbox in the

Farmworkers launch statewide protests

IMMOKALEE -- The Coalition
of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
launched a nine-day, statewide
tour on Saturday, Sept. 29, to edu-
cate consumers, students, people
of faith and other community
members about Burger King's
continued refusal to work with
the CIW and to address the real-
ity of sweatshop conditions in the
fields where Burger King's toma-
toes are picked.
CIW members will share their
experiences and invite fellow
Floridians to join them in Miami
on November 30 in a historic
nine-mile march. The march will
begin in Miami's downtown busi-
ness district outside the offices of
Goldman Sachs, a major investor
in Burger King, and end at Burger
King's corporate headquarters.
The CIW has called on Burger
King to pay a premium for their
tomatoes to be passed directly on
to tomato pickers to increase their
wages and to work with the CIW
to improve working conditions
and ensure the respect of work-
ers' human rights in the fields.
The CIW has previously garnered

Courtesy photo/CIl
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has launched a protes
tour seeking better wages for farm workers. In St. Peters
burg, the tour inspired a return to the streets -- the very sami
street, in fact, where a couple of hundred St. Petersburg res
idents joined in for an action during the "Month of Protests
that launched the Taco Bell boycott back in 2001, at a Taco
Bell restaurant just down the street from this Burger King.
similar accords with fast-food gi- ers earn roughly 45 cents for ev
ants Yum Brands (parent compa- ery 32-lb bucket of tomatoes the
ny of Taco Bell) and McDonald's. pick. At this rate, a farmworke
Presently, Florida tomato pick- must pick and haul approximately

2.5 tons of tomatoes just to make
minimum wage for a 10-hour
day. According to the CIW press
release, farmworkers regularly
toil long hours with no overtime
pay, no health insurance, no right
to organize, no sick days and no
"Today, in the wake of the Yum
Brands and McDonald's agree-
ments, we stand on the threshold
of a more modern, more humane
agricultural industry in Florida.
Yet, facing this historic opportu-
nity, Burger King seems to have
chosen business as usual over
progress, continued exploitation
over justice," said CIW member
W Leonel Perez. "It is time for Burg-
t er King to seize the moment and
. stand with Florida's tomato pick-
e ers in our fight for fundamental
- human rights in the fields."
" The CIW will be joined on the
o tour by members of Interfaith Ac-
tion (IA), a coalition of religious
allies organizing in solidarity with
�- the CIW, and the Student/Farm-
y worker Alliance (SFA), a national
:r network of youth and students
y supporting the CIW.

Airlines makes man change T-shirt or else

TAMPA (AP) -- Southwest Air-
lines said it plans to apologize to
a Florida passenger after an em-
ployee forced him to change out
of a sexually suggestive T-shirt or
risk getting thrown off the plane.
The incident Sunday in Colum-
bus, Ohio, came after Southwest
Airlines created a public uproar
by telling a woman on a flight in
July that her outfit was too reveal-
ing for her to fly.
Largo resident Joe Winiecki
said he was sitting in the last row
of a Columbus-to-Tampa flight
when an employee told him he
had to change his T-shirt, turn it
inside out or get off the plane.

The shirt, bought in the Vir-
gin Islands, uses sexual double
entendre to promote a fictional
fishing tackle shop. The largest
lettering reads "Master Baiter."
Winiecki argued that the air-
line was violating his right to free
speech but changed rather than
risk getting kicked off the flight
and missing a day of work.
"It's really disappointing in
this country when I can't travel
from Ohio to Florida with the
clothes on my back," Winiecki
said. "Who's to say what's offen-
sive and what's not?"
Southwest spokesman Chris
Mainz said Friday the employee

made a mistake because the Dal-
las-based airline does not have a
dress code.
The issue of in-flight attire
moved into the national spotlight
when San Diego college student
Kyla Ebbert showed up for a
Southwest flight in July wearing
a denim miniskirt and a summer
sweater over a tank top.
An employee objected and
asked her to change or leave the
plane and get new clothes. Ebbert
was allowed to fly after agreeing
to alter her outfit. The airline later
apologized, offered Ebbert free
tickets and tried to make light of
the mix-up in humorous advertis-

ing. Ebbert declined the tickets.
After the Ebbert encounter,
Southwest President Colleen Bar-
rett sent employees a generally
worded e-mail reminding them
that the airline has no dress code,
Mainz said.
Southwest, like other airlines,
has language in its contract of
carriage it reserves the right to
deny service to customers who
are abusive or threatening, or
whose clothing is "lewd, obscene
or patently offensive."
Airline officials have discussed
giving employees more specific
examples of offensive and allow-
able dress, Mainz said.



$6.M to

By Bruce Schreiner
Associated Press Writer
A jury awarded $6.1 million Friday
to a woman who said she was
forced to strip in a McDonald's
back office after someone called
the restaurant posing as a police
Louise Ogborn, 21, had sued
McDonald's Corp., claiming the
fast-food giant failed to warn her
and other employees about the
caller who already struck other
McDonald's stores and other fast-
food restaurants across the coun-
Ogborn had been seeking
$200 million. McDonald's Corp.,
attorneys argued the company
was not responsible and contend-
ed the company was being sued
because of its deep pockets.
Ogborn hugged relatives after
the verdict was read.
"Louise has stood up for
what happened to her and what
McDonald's failed to do for three-
and-a-half years, and this jury just
vindicated her completely," said
her attorney, Ann Oldfather.
McDonald's is evaluating
whether to appeal the decision, a
spokesman said.
"While we are disappointed
with the verdict, we remain vigi-
lant in our efforts to protect our
employees and provide them with
a safe and respectful workplace,"
said William Whitman, a spokes-
man for McDonald's USA.
Ogborn accused the company
of negligence leading up to the
events in April 2004, when she
was detained for 31/ hours.
In the lawsuit, she said some-
one called the restaurant in Mount
Washington impersonating a po-
lice officer and gave a description
of a young, female employee,
accusing her of stealing from a
customer. The caller instructed
an employee to strip search the
woman, according to testimony.
Ogborn was forced to undress,
endure a strip search, and to per-
form sexual acts, the lawsuit said.
The events were captured on sur-
veillance video, which was shown
to jurors during the trial.
A former assistant manager,
Donna Summers, was placed on
probation for a misdemeanor
conviction in relation to the inci-
dent. Her former fiance, Walter
Nix Jr., is serving five years in pris-
on for sexually abusing Ogborn
during the 3/2-hour search.
A Florida man, David Stewart,
was charged with making the
hoax phone call but acquitted last
summer. Police have said the calls
stopped after Stewart's arrest.



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REPLY: In response to your article in today's Oct. 3, paper about
bus stops, I agree with everything that was said except that the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office also needs to monitor and cor-
rect some of the bus drivers. We have a bus that comes through our
neighborhood to pick up a handicapped child. The speed limit is 25
mph, with one stop sign. I have watched this bus many times speed
around our circle like it was a race track, let alone stop at the stop sign.
I try not to drive when the buses are working, but I have seen them
also speeding, driving down the center lines, making three-point turns
on S.R. 710, and making traffic stop in both directions with kids on
board. I really think some bus drivers believe they own the roads and
they can do what ever they want to make their schedules. Yes, there
needs to be safety at all times, but also we need to make sure the kids
get from the bus stops to school and back safely.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you have seen a school bus break the law
you should contact Louise Piper, supervisor of transportation for the
school district, at (863) 462-5146. Ms. Piper told us you can also con-
tact the superintendent of your child's school and they will, in turn,
contact her.
CLASSIFIEDS: Free classified ads on Wednesday, when they fi-
nally came I found the item that I was looking for. By running them all
in one paper a week it shows more ads than they have had in a long
time. But thanks to the Okeechobee News another tiny paper had a
chance to make big-time classified readers happy.
FOOD PACKAGES: Can anyone tell me when the country origin
will be put On food packages?
LOCKS: We are pleased with the decision to close the Taylor Creek
Locks. The water levels in the canals affected by that lock have already
risen approximately a foot in a day, and we look forward to higher
levels in our canals. This is a good decision that does not cost the
taxpayers any appreciable amount of money.
WAR: I would like to make a statement on the war in Iraq. They
keep saying if we leave that we have lost the war, but the purpose
of this war was for weapons of mass destruction. Then the soldiers
went in there and took out Saddam and his sons, and there were no
weapons to find -- whether they moved them or not. In my opinion
we have won the war, we did what we went there for now it is time
to get out. But if you do that, then you think it will make a haven for
the terrorist, but all the terrorists already have their haven. I feel like
we have one this war, we got rid of Saddam. .There are no weapons of
mass destruction, so let's get out of there.
HALLOWEEN: I think people get too busy and too caught up in
themselves these days. We need to make an effort to be more of a
community. I heard the high school is planning some kind of Hal-
loween dance or something -- some teenagers I know are planning
their costumes.
FLU SEASON: The flu season is back. Parents, please, if your child
is sick keep him/her at home. Bringing a sick child to school is not
only bad for the sick child -- who is miserable and needs to be home
in bed -- but also spreads the disease to the rest of the class, teachers,
etc. If a child is throwing up or running a fever, don't give them over-
the-counter- medicine and expect them to tough it out at school. Keep
him/her at home. It is the parents' responsibility to take care of the sick
child, not the school's.
. WATERFRONT. PROPERTY: You say that no extra tax moneyI
should be spent on property on the water. Well, I pay more than peo-
ple who live off the water so we can enjoy Mother Nature -- good
or bad. What was done with my "extra" before the hurricanes and
drought? They used it on you. We are also a part of the community
and would like it to return the way it was. They clean and keep up
.your neighborhood, why not mine? Remember, this is a water bound
community not the Midwest or Broward County. Also beautification
of our community brings in the travelers who appreciate the beauty
and clean waters edge of our lovely Okeechobee. It must have been a
while since you've enjoyed your surroundings.

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High Court can change law's
By Doug Kendall But restraint fell away in the 5th Amendment's Takings Clause
Media coverage of the Su- 1980s as conservative domination "as a severe brake upon federal
preme Court tends to be domi- of the Supreme Court became and state regulation of business
nated by the scoreboard, with possible. Almost overnight, Bick- and property."
stories chronicling the number lel, Harlan and Frankfurter were Meese himself called for "con-
of closely divided cases won by displaced by radical libertarians stitutional calisthenics" and he
the "liberal" and "conservative" such as Richard Epstein, prophets commissioned a series of reports
wings of the Court. of law and economics, such as with titles such as "The Constitu-
But as we start chalking up Richard Posner, and conservative tion in the Year 2000" and "Eco-
wins and losses for the October originalists, such as Raoul Berger nomic Liberties Protected by the
2007 term, we should pause: too and Robert Bork. In 1985, Epstein Constitution." These little blue
much staring at the scoreboard took to the opinion pages of the books distilled the various threads
can obscure what's really hap- Wall Street Journal with a piece of conservative legal thinking into
opening on the field -- or bench, entitled "Needed: Activist Judges a concrete agenda for constitu-
Conservative "wins" mean some- for Economic Rights," a move tional change.
thing very different now, because that would have been considered The four current members of
the conservative judicial project heresy a decade before. the Court's conservative wing --
has changed dramatically. This heady brew of activist Chief. Justice John Roberts, and
For decades, conservative le- conservative approaches to the justices Clarence Thomas, Anto-
gal giants were apostles of judi- law fueled the rise of the Federal- nin Scalia and Samuel Alito -- are
cial restraint -- justices like Felix ist Society. It was institutionalized all products of this Reagan admin-
Frankfurter and the younger John at the Reagan Justice Department istration/Federalist Society milieu,
Marshall Harlan and theorists like when Edwin Meese became At- and you can trace many of the
Harvard Law Professor Alexander torney General in 1985. Charles legal conclusions in the opinions
Bickel. Their goal was to cabin Fried, Reagan's solicitor general these justices wrote or joined last
what they deemed to be the "ex- at the time, highlighted one as- term to their roots in these little
cesses" of the Warren Court and pect of this new approach when blue books. Most notably, you
to make the Supreme Court the he wrote of the "quite radical see past as prologue in the radical
"Least Dangerous Branch," as project" by Meese and his Feder- reconstruction of the Equal Pro-
Bickel once described it. alist Society advisors to use the tection Clause advanced in the

Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets the first Saturday of ev-
ery month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd
Street at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service
on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Any-
one desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to
attend. The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. For informa-
tion call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The
Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call. (863) 634-4780.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their
guests are invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her an-
cestry. The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a
family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their
web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information,
call (863) 634-4780.
,O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane
at 7 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Any-
one currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is
-welcome. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty
Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 467-9055.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
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 infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line
(863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

portions of Chief Justice Roberts'
Seattle schools opinion that Jus-
tice Kennedy refused to join, and
in the dramatic constriction of ac-
cess to federal courts advocated
by the chief in his dissent in the
global warming case.
Today, the biggest open ques-
tion is whether Roberts will be
able to secure the fifth vote neces-
sary to make these positions the
law of the land. Five like-minded
justices, steeped in the conser-
vative project of the 1980s and
1990s could also dramatically
change the direction on law in a
host of areas in which the Court is,
now closely divided -- the execu-
tive power of the president, tak-
ings, the Establishment Clause,
and more.
If all you see is the scoreboard,
you'll miss the stakes -- higher
than they have been in years -- of
the game.
Editor's Note: Doug Kendall
is founder and executive director
of Community Rights Counsel, a
public interest law firm that pro-
motes constitutional principles.

Community Events

Yard sale aids Hospice care
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale at the blue volun-
teer building located next to The Hamrick Home at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon. Many new items are
available. All monies raised will go to the continuing care for our
patients in The Hamrick Home and our patients who choose to stay
in their own homes. For information, call Cathy at (863) 467-2321
or (863) 697-1995.

Eagles club plans fundraiser
Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509 Auxiliary will hold
a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. Dinner will be
cooked by Glen Shrader. The dinner will consist of dancing chicken
and side dishes. There will be prize drawings throughout the event.
For information, call (863) 467-1154.

Membership meeting/Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will hold their annual mem-
bership meeting/family day on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Quail Creek Plan-
tation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m. for every-
one to enjoy. There will be music, games, a bounce house for the
kids, sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for all ages.
Members are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable
or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 1, contact Charlene or Lisa at
the Farm Bureau Office at (863) 763-3101.

Golf tournament benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor their third annual Greater Open
Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club to benefit the United Way of Okeechobee. The best-
ball tournament will get under way with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Tournament registration will be held from 7 until 8 a.m. Fees are $50
per person and include 18 holes of golf; cart; coffee and doughnuts
in the morning; and, lunch during the awards presentation. Green
and tee sponsorships are still available. Prizes will be awarded for
the: longest drive; closest to the pin; and, to the first, third and third-
to-last place teams. Eddie Accardi Dodge will sponsor a car for a
hole-in-one. Also, an autographed Jack Nicklaus 460 driver with
matching head cover will be given away. For information, contact
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering adult and
infant/child CPR classes. Adult classes will be held Thursday, Oct.
18. Infant/child classes will be Tuesday, Oct. 9. All classes will start
at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Red Cross branch office at 323 N.
Parrott Ave. To register or for information, call (863) 763-2488.

Airboat club plans meeting
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its month-
ly meeting at Beef 0' Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on
Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. Preparation for the Speckled Perch Fes-
tival will be the primary agenda item. All members are encouraged
to be present.

Eagles club hosting an operations school
The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4509, 4701 U.S.
441 S.E., will host a Florida State Aerie Operations School on Sat-
urday, Oct. 13, for District 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the
club. This school is open to all Aerie and Auxiliary members of any
Fraternal Order of Eagles. A continental breakfast and lunch will be
served. For information call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or the Cypress
Hut Aerie at (863) 467-1154.

VFW has karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on Oct. 13
and 27 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The league is open to the public.
Everyone is eligible to enter including karaoke hosts and members
of bands. For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-9002 or Bill
at (863) 763-0818.

Library offers free computer classes
The Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., is of-
fering free computer classes. Learn the basics of computers, set up
an e-mail account and learn how to use it. Registration is required.
Classes are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 26. For
information and to register, call the library at (863) 763-3536.

Church hosting revival for kids
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 10th Ave., will host
a free children revival and puppet show with special guest Bruce
and Jami Borlik and family on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct.
14. The Borlick family has traveled internationally with their pup-
pet ministry, and is an exciting and fun family. For information, call
(863) 763-7983.

Karey's to host '50s Sock Hop
Karey's Restaurant, 1713 U.S. 441 N., will hold a '50s sock hop
on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 until 11 p.m. There will be food, door
prizes, karaoke, a hula hoop contest, etc. Children 5 to 17 years old
are $15, adults $25 and $5 for 50/50 drawing, price includes food
and drink. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Mak-
ing Strides Against Breast Cancer. For information contact Crystal at
(863) 634-9483, or Chrissy at (863) 532-1717.


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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 6, 2007 RELIGION 5

Reflections From The Pulpit
Stu Beebe the Bible. Second place goes to 4 - Righteousness (II Peter
Chaplain, Hospice of Homer's Iliad with less than four 3:13)
Okeechobee hundred. Nothing comes close 5 - Reward (Matthew 5:11,12)
Today there are a couple of to the Bible. So here's what the 6 - Inheritance (I Peter 1:4)
books that are selling quite well Bible says about the ultimate des- And who will gain entrance
in religious book stores even tination of those who are saved in to this wonderful place?
down at area stores; "90 Minutes Christ: 1 - The changed (I Corinthians
in Heaven" and "23 Minutes in Whom will we meet there? 15:51)
Hell." I know. What ever hap- I - God (I Kings 8:30) 2 - The saved (John 3:5)
npnel ton pn,, time? Thp nn 2 - Christ (Hebrews 9:12, 24) 3 - The called (II Peter 1:10-

about heaven is selling a whole
bunch better than the other one,
which is not surprising when
you consider our modern denial
of hell, the devil and anything
thereto associated. It just may be
that circumstances in the Middle
East that have stirred up this inter-
est. After all, if you are saved and
the rapture is imminent, what it
going to be like when we get to
First of all, we'd like to have a
reliable reference for our informa-
tion, And as a reliable historical re-
source, the Bible is unsurpassed.
There are over three thousand
original manuscripts that verify
the authenticity and accuracy of

3 - The Holy Spirit (Psalm
3- Angels (Matthew 18:10)
5 - Righteous people (Hebrew
Who (or what) will not be
1 - Wicked people (Revelation
2 - Death (Luke 20:36)
3 - Flesh and blood (I Corinthi-
ans 15:50)
4 - Pain (Revelation 21:4)
5 - Sorrow (Revelation 7:17)
6 - Night (Revelation 22:5)
And what will be there?
1 -Joy (Luke 15:7, 10)
2 - Rest (Revelation 14:13)
3- Peace (Luke 16:25)

4 - Those who overcome
(Revelation 2:7)
5 - The holy (Revelation 19:8)
6 - The obedient (Revelation
When you are putting together
your personal shopping list for
the rapture, consider these lists. It
will become quite evident to you
that the most important things
are about what you have become
through Christ Jesus. What you
have, what you know, and where
you have been have very little to
do with eternity.
That kind of puts this world
into perspective, doesn't it? God
bless you in your journey.



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These heavenly directions were offered by the Okeechobee Church of Christ.

Texas Baptist General Convention

could elect woman for president

By Matt Curry
Associated Press Writer
DALLAS (AP) A former
Southern Baptist missionary who
got her start as a church secre-
tary is likely to become the first
woman president of the Baptist
General Convention of Texas.
If Joy Fenner wins the elec-
tion as expected at the end of
this month, it will widen the gap
between the conservative South-
ern Baptist Convention and the
moderate Baptist General Con-
vention of Texas, which has been
distancing itself from the national
denomination for years.
The Southern Baptist nation-
al leadership says that women
shouldn't be pastors and that a
wife should "submit herself gra-
ciously" to her husband. South-
western Baptist Theological Sem-
inary in Fort Worth just started a
homemaking program for wom-
en to reinforce what the school
president calls biblical family and
gender roles.
But Baptists are fiercely in-
dependent and emphasize local
control over their churches, and
moderate Southern Baptists like
the Texas group are more open to
women's leadership. Fenner has
been endorsed by Texas Baptists
Committed, an influential group
that led resistance to a conserva-
tive takeover of the state conven-
tion. A rival state group, Southern
Baptists of Texas Convention, was
formed in 1998 and remains loyal
to the SBC.

Fenner, '72, worked as a sec-
retary in the 1950s at First Baptist
Church in Marshall and spent 13
years with her husband as a mis-
sionary in Japan. She served as
the state convention's first vice
president last year, putting her in
position for the top job.
Her only announced oppo-
nent for the one-year presidential
term is the Rev. David L. Lowrie
Jr., a West Texas pastor who says
the convention is headed in the
wrong direction. He pledges to
support Fenner if she wins.
"I think as society itself has
come to represent diversity in
leadership, I kind of wish the
church had led the way," Fenner
said. "But maybe as it is happen-
ing in professions and businesses,
that some of it is spilling into the
If she wins, Fenner won't be
the first woman in the country to
lead a state Baptist convention.
The Baptist General Association
of Virginia has had five woman
presidents, said Pam Durso, of
the Baptist History and Heritage
Society in Atlanta.
But female convention leader-
ship is rare in the South. And the
Texas group, with a $50 million
annual budget and 2.3 million
members, is the nation's largest
state Baptist convention.
David Currie, executive direc-
tor of Texas Baptists Committed,
doesn't expect Fenner will face
opposition based on her gender,
because "hard-core fundamental-

ists - theologically and emotion-
ally - have supposedly left the
state convention." Still, as of last
year, only 1.2 of the 5,600 church-
es affiliated with the Texas group
had women pastors or co-pas-
tors, Durso said.
Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist
Church in Canyon, said he wasn't
running out of opposition to a
woman becoming president. He
said he was concerned about
keeping the ties that remain be-
tween the Texas group and the
national denomination.
Many Texas Baptist churches
are affiliated with the moder-
ate state convention and the na-
tional denomination. Lowrie said
churches affiliated with the Texas
convention gave the SBC $13.9
million in donations last year.
"I didn't enter this race because
I was concerned with us having
a woman president," he said. "I
was more concerned about the
direction of the convention. If she
were elected, I'd be very support-
ive of her and the convention."
Lowrie said staff layoffs an-
nounced Tuesday at the state
convention offices could throw
support to his candidacy. The
Texas convention plans to cut 29
positions by the end of the month
to decrease spending.
Starting in 1979, theological
conservatives began to consoli-
date control over the 16.3 mil-
lion-member Southern Baptist
Convention, the largest Protestant
group in the country.






Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
A new creation
Like flowers bloom new every spring, God can create a new you also. You just have to let

Take time to think
This shows that if we really stop to think about it, we have a lot to thank God for.






Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
Prayer is good exercise
This sign just reminds people that we need more than just physical exercise in order to
stay in proper shape.

Religion Briefs

Church hosting
interaction program
The First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St., will be hosting God's Time
-- a morning of free organized
Christian activities that includes
play, instruction and interaction
for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held
each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be
provided, for infants during the
class. For information, call (863)

Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if
you need transportation to and
from these activities, call (863)

party scheduled
A scrapbooking crop party
will be held on Friday, Oct. 5,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbook-
ers are welcome. Carolyn Jones
will be available to assist with
your scrapbooking questions
and supplies. Refreshments will
be served and there will be door
prizes. Bring any scrapbook pag-
es on which you are currently
working. For more information
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or
Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Church hosting
revival for kids
The Pentecostals of
Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 10"' Ave.,
will host a free children revival
and puppet show with special
guest Bruce and Jami Borlik and
family on Saturday, Oct. 13, and
Sunday, Oct. 14. The Borlick fam-
ily has traveled internationally
with their puppet ministry, and
is an exciting and fun family. For
information, call (863) 763-7983.

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Church offers
religious classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing religious education classes for
children. Registrations for Catho-
lic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are
now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten "
through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For information, call the par-
ish office at (863) 763-3727.

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.... .Sputnik changed

everything, 50 years ago

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Congratulations to OMS Students of the Week, for the week of Sept. 24. Student, (in no
particular order) are: Adel Elhindi, Alexis Torres, Alexzandra Perkins, Dillon Jones, Jessica
Wackier, Jozle Alfaro and Patricia Sanchez.

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Congratulations to OMS Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 1. Students (in no par-
ticular order) are: Francisco Sanchez, David Blount, Mary Baker, Kenia Soto-Chamu, Jacklyn
Fertig, Devon Tindall and Kourtney Wainer.

OMS announce milers of the week

Congratulations to the Mil- Students from the 6th grade are
ers of the Week from the OMS : Kutter Crawford and Garionna
PE department. Students from Johnson.
the 8th grade are: Dennis Cum-
mings, Jannier Lafuente, Eduardo Upcoming Events
Monjaras, and Jessica WackIer. October 8 Soccer and Volleyball at.
Students from the 7th grade: Vic- Yearling, 4:30 p.m.
tor Pineda and Heather Lowry, Yearling,4:30 p.m.
,Francisco Sanchez, Jenna Roth, October 9 School Advisory Council,
+ Eduardo Corona Brianna Nunez. 5p.m.

October 10 Soccer / VB Tourna-
ment begins, date and time to be
October 10 PTO Fall Fundraiser
October 17 End of First Nine Weeks
October 19 Teacher Work Day - No

TV, weather
forecasts, 24-7

By Seth Borenstein
AP Science Writer
a series of small beeps from a
spiky globe 50 years ago, the
world shrank and humanity's
view of Earth and the cosmos
Sputnik, the first artificial sat-
ellite, was launched by the Sovi-
ets and circled the globe Oct. 4,
1957. The Space Age was born.
And what followed were chang-
es to everyday life that people
now take for granted.
What we see on television,
how we communicate with each
other, and how we pay for what
we buy have all changed with
the birth of satellites.
Communications satellites
helped bring wars and celebra-
tions from thousands of miles
away into our living rooms.
When we go outside, weather
satellites show us whether we
need to carry an umbrella or flee
a hurricane. And global position-
ing system satellites even keep
us from getting lost on unfamil-
iar streets.
Sputnik gave birth to more
than mere technology. The
threat of a Soviet-dominated
space spurred the U.S. govern-
ment to increase tenfold money
spent on science, education and
research. Satellite pictures of
Earth inspired an embryonic en-
vironmental movement.
Spy and communications
satellites also kept the world at
relative peace, experts say. Just
last week, scientists used com-
mercial satellite images to docu-
ment human rights violations in
When Sputnik was launched,
the public thought a space fu-
ture would consist of gigantic
space stations and colonies on
the moon and other planets. The
fear was warfare in space raining
down on Earth.
"The reality is that the things
we expected did not come to

pass, and the things that we did
not fathom changed our lives in
so many ways that we cannot
even envision a life that's dif-
ferent at this point," said Roger
Launius, senior curator at the
Smithsonian Institution's Nation-
al Air and Space Museum.
America got a taste of that in
May 1998. Just one communi-
cations satellite malfunctioned.
More than 30 million pagers
went silent. Credit card payment
approvals didn't work. National
Public Radio and CNN's Airport
Television Network went off the
air in some places.
"The civilization we live in to-
day is as different from the one
that we lived in the mid-1950s
as the mid-1950s were from
the American revolution," said
Howard McCurdy, an American
University .public policy profes-
sor. "It's hard to imagine these
things happening without space.
I guess I could have a computer,
but I wouldn't be able to get on
the Internet."
All thanks to an 184-pound
metal ball with spikes shot into
space by a country that doesn't
exist anymore.
Because Sputnik was
launched by a centralized com-
munist government, people
feared that space would help
totalitarianism, said Georgia
Tech University history professor
Steve Usselman.
Satellites "clearly undermined
state authority, particularly na-
tional authority," Usselman said.
"It's taken us in exactly the op-
posite direction."
As satellites went commer-
cial, they spurred on financial
markets, opened up information
to people across the globe which
is not what centralized govern-
ments want, Usselman said.
Spy satellites also enabled
countries to keep an eye on their
"Except for crazy guys in air-
planes, nobody can pull off a
sneak attack," McCurdy said. "I
think it made the world much
less dangerous than it was in
President Lyndon B. Johnson
in 1967 said that it was thanks

to satellites that "we know how
many missiles the enemy has
and, it turned out, our guesses
were way .off. We were doing
things we didn't need to do. We
were building things we didn't
need to build. We were harbor-
ing fears we didn't need to har-
Weather satellites now give
people an accurate view of
threats from nature, as well as
vastly improved everyday fore-
casts, said Keith Seitter of the
American Meteorological Soci-
ety. They save lives when hurri-
canes approach, giving days of
notice instead of hours.
"It's very hard to be surprised
these days with the kind of data
we have available with satel-
lites," Seitter said. "Certainly 50
years ago that wasn't the case."
In television, satellite com-
munications let upstart net-
works like HBO, CNN and ESPN
develop and feed cable systems
via satellite. That brought world
events live to people around the
globe. But it also allowed people
to isolate themselves with niche
channels, Usselman said.
Henry Lambright, a professor
at Syracuse University, said satel-
lites have had practical benefits,
but "the more important benefits
are looking at Earth as a whole
and looking outward at Earth in
.the cosmos."
Initial pictures of Earth from
space, especially Apollo images
from the moon, were embraced
by an environmental movement
to show how fragile the planet
The orbiting Hubble Space
Telescope and others have given
people views of the universe
that not only go trillions of miles
away, but billions of years back
in time.
"The launch of Sputnik actu-
ally triggered heightened inter-
est among the American people,
not only in space, but in science,
mathematics and education,"
said White House science ad-
viser John Marburger. "It also
opened up people's eyes to the
possibility that space could actu-
.aly be used for something "r

Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
N.E.H.S. Garden
These New Endeavor students literally learn how to prepare the ground for a garden, plant
the seeds and grow them, and how to harvest and market the vegetables that they grow.
These happy gardeners are (in no particular order) Brad Clay, Justin Freer, Christ Seruill,
Blaine Bartley, Mike Holmes, Jeffery Lee, Javas Jones, Colton Garcia, Reggie Jones and
Johnnie Williams.


Charles E. Lowe
Charles E. Lowe, age 15 of
Okeechobee died Wednesday,
Oct. 3, 2007 in Okeechobee. He
was born on July 5, 1992 in Pa-
He was
a student at
High School. He
enjoyed fishing
and weight lift-
He is sur-
vived by his Charles E.
mother, Tonya Lowe
Lowe. (Trevor
Smith) of Okeechobee; father,
Thomas Lowe of Port Saint Lucie;
sisters, Christina Talley and Tay-
lor Lowe both of Okeechobee;
grandparents, Leddie and Larry
Pilgrim of Okeechobee and
Becky and Arnold Lowe of Se-
bring; Uncle Eddie (Tina) Lundy
of Okeechobee; cousins, Dustin
Lundy, Sara Lundy, Laranda
Southerland, Kimberley Lundy,
Dillon Lundy. His devoted friend
Trevor Smith, whom Charlie
loved very much and his extend-
ed family and friends.
Visitation will be held Tues-
day, Oct. 9 from 4 until 7 p.m. at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
in Okeechobee, with funeral ser-
vices following Wednesday, Oct.
10 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Okeechobee. Inter-
ment will follow at the Evergreen
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are en-
trusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. Second St.

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 6, 2007 7

Employment boost payrolls,

jobless rate also increases

By Jeannine Aversa
AP Economics Writer
creation picked up in September
but not enough to stop the unem-
ployment rate from rising to 4.7
percent, the highest in just over a
The new job market snapshot
released by the Labor Department
on Friday showed that employ-
ers boosted payrolls by 110,000,
the most in one month since last
May. In an encouraging note, the
economy actually added 89,000
jobs in August. That marked an
improvement from the net loss
of 4,000 that the government first
The bump up in the unem-
ployment rate from 4.6 percent in
August came as hundreds of thou-
sands of people streamed back
into the labor market. That new
rate of 4.7 percent was the highest
since the summer of 2006.
Wages, meanwhile, rose sol-
President Bush, whose job per-
formance ratings on handling the
economy have sagged in recent
months, hailed the figures as "an
indicator that this economy is a vi-
brant and strong economy for our
He cited the government's revi-
sions showing job gains in August
-- initially reported as a net loss of
4,000 payroll jobs -- and said that
it means "we've had 49 consecu-
tive months of job creation, and
that's the longest uninterrupted
job growth on record for-our
"I am really pleased with the
economic news but I don't take
good news for granted. I under-
stand that people are worried
about their mortgage payment,
concerned about sending their
child to college," he said. Bush
exhorted Congress to "keep taxes
Altogether, Friday's report sug-
gests that although the job market
has softened, it hasn't been hit
nearly as hard by a credit crunch
and a housing slump as thought
was the case just a month ago.
To be sure, the ill effects of
these problems are showing up
at some companies. Construc-
tion firms cut 14,000 jobs in Sep-
tember, Factories slashed 18,000.
Retailers got rid of just over'5,000
jobs. Financial services companies
eliminated 14,000 slots.
However, gains in education
and health services, professional
services, leisure and hospitality,
and in government work more
than offset those losses, leading
to a net gain in new jobs in Sep-
Ken Mayland, president of
ClearView Economics, said the
new employment report should
allay fears that the economy may
be heading for a recession.
The August report, which origi-
nally showed the first loss of jobs
in four years, stoked fears that the

AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
President Bush (right) accompanied by Ed Lazear, chairman
of the Economic Advisers, makes a statement on the econ-
omy Friday, Oct. 5, in the Oval Office in the White House in
economy was heading down that Average hourly earnings rose to
path. The revised payroll figure for $17.57 in September, a 0.4 percent
August mostly reflected a big gain increase from August. Economists
in government employment, es- were forecasting a 0.3 percent in-
pecially in hiring teachers at local crease. Over the past 12 months,
schools. wages are up 4.1 percent. That
"There is still a certain amount was the highest annual gain since
of caution on the part of compa- February.
nies' human resources depart- Wage growth supports con-
ments. The economy is still in summer spending, a major contrib-
slowdown mode and not fully utor to national economic growth.
back to health. But it is not in the A rapid and prolonged pickup in
intensive care unit," Mayland said. wages, however, can spur infla-
On Wall Street, the latest em- tion concerns. On the other hand,
ployment news gave stocks a lift. if the job market were to falter,
The Dow Jones industrials were wage growth would be crimped.
up around 50 points in morning That would lessen people's appe-
trading. - tite to spend, spelling trouble for
The tally of new jobs was bet- the economy.
ter than the 100,000 positions Economic growth, which
that economists were forecasting clocked in at a brisk 3.8 percent
would be added to payrolls. They pace in the spring, is believed to
did correctly predict that the job- have slowed to a pace of around
less rate would rise to 4.7 percent. 2.4 percent or less in the just
Still, the worst housing slump ended July-to-September quarter.
in 16 years and a jarring credit Some believe that growth will be
crunch have intensified uncertain- weaker in the final three months
ty about the economy's outlook as of this year.
well as companies' own financial Job growth has slowed. The
positions. economy created an average of
To cushion the economy and 97,000 jobs a month during the
bolster confidence, Federal Re- third quarter. That was down from
serve Chairman Ben Bernahke and an average 126,000 a month in the
his colleagues last month sliced a second quarter.
key interest rate by one-half per- The unemployment rate is ex-
centage point to 4.75 percent. It pected to climb to close to 5 per-
was the first rate cut in more than cent by the end of the year - but
four years. that's a figure that is relatively low
Policymakers hope the rate re- by historical standards. During the
duction will make businesses and deep recession of the early 1980s,
people more inclined to spend for instance, the civilian unem-
and invest, which would help en- ployment rate topped 10 percent
ergize overall economic activity. at.several intervals.
The new employment figures cast A meltdown in the housing and
doubt on whether the Fed will cut mortgage markets this year. has
rates again later this month, some clobbered some homeowners,
economists said. driving foreclosures to record-high
The latest report of employ- levels. Lenders have been forced
ment conditions across the coun- out of business. And, investors in
try came as Bush has seen his ap- mortgage-backed securities have
proval-ratings tank. A record-low taken huge losses. A spreading
34 percent approved of his han- credit crunch took a turn for the
dling of the economy in October, worse in August, unhinging Wall
according to an Associated Press- Street. There have been some
Ipsos poll. signs that the financial turmoil has
Those with jobs saw gains last calmed down, although the situa-
month. tion remains delicate.

By Jeannine Aversa
AP Economics Writer
fidence in the economy revived
as the Federal Reserve's bold in-
terest-rate cut and less turmoil
on Wall Street made people feel
better about the country's pros-
pects of surviving a painful credit
crunch and housing slump.
The RBC Cash Index showed
consumer confidence rose to
80.6 in early October. That was
an improvement from Septem-
ber's reading of 71.1, the lowest
in nearly 1 1/2 years. The index is
based on the results of the inter-
national polling firm Ipsos.
"Consumers are cautiously
more optimistic than a month
ago," said Peter Morici, an econo-
mist and business professor at the
University of Maryland. "There is
,a growing sense that the credit
crisis is resolving. It is not wholly
resolved but it is resolving."
To help stem the crisis and
stave off a recession, the Fed low-
ered a key interest rate for the first
time in four years. It sliced the rate
by one-half of percentage point to
4.75 percent. The Fed hopes this
will induce individuals and com-
panies to spend and invest more,
developments that would ener-
gize overall economic activity.
The Fed's rate cut, ordered on
Sept. 18, was credited with help-
ing to boost consumers' spirits
in early October. The rate reduc-
tion came after information was
collected for September's confi-
dence reading.
The rebound in consumer
confidence, however, did not
help President Bush.
A record-low 34 percent ap-
prove of his handling of the econ-
omy in October, according to a

separate AP-Ipsos poll. The pres-
ident's overall job-approval rating
fell to 31 percent, the lowest ever.
Even with the Fed's aggres-
sive action, the financial climate
remains delicate. Fears persist
that the sour housing market and
credit problems could throw the
economy into a recession. For-
mer Federal Reserve Chairman
Alan Greenspan has said the odds
of a recession have grown since
the spring.
"Consumers are more positive
after the Fed rate cut and calming
of financial markets but the lack
of a complete rebound in the (Ip-
sos consumer confidence) index
illustrates a wariness about the fi-
nancial situation," said T.J. Marta,
fixed income strategist at RBC
Capital Markets.
People's feelings about current
economic conditions jumped to
101.1 in October, from 90.5 in
The Fed's rate cut did pro-

vide relief for homeowners with
adjustable-rate mortgages who
faced a reset on Oct. 1. Their rates
went up, but the jolt was not as
. severe as it could have been.
Stabilizing gasoline prices also
helped lift confidence, econo-
mists said. Gasoline is now sell-
ing for $2.79 a gallon, down from
$2.81 a gallon in late September,
according to the Energy Depart-
Individuals' sentiments about
the economy's prospects and
their own financial fortunes over
the next six months rose to 25.7
in October, compared with 14.4
in September. The new reading
suggests that while consumers
feel better about the outlook they
still have some angst.
"As long as we don't have
another blow up in the credit
markets, we'll probably see con-
fidence come back some more,"
said Mark Vitner, economist at

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reported strong September job
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weak data upward.
The Labor Department's
report that employers added
110,000 jobs in September -- near
the 115,000 increase analysts had
expected -- reassured Wall Street
that the job market wasn't pulling
back sharply but that an interest
rate cut could still be a possibility
when the Federal Reserve meets
Oct. 30-31.
Strength this year in the job
market amid a housing down-
turn and tighter credit conditions
has been an important pillar for
the economy.
Crucially, August payrolls
were changed to a gain of 89,000
versus the previous estimate of
a 4,000 decline. The unemploy-
ment rate rose to 4.7 percent
from 4.6 percent in August as
hundreds of thousands of people
came back into the labor market,
looking for work.
In midmorning trading, the
Dow Jones industrial average
rose 67.31, or 0.48 percent, to
Broader stock indicators also
rose. The Standard & Poor's 500
index rose 6.84, or 0.44 percent,
to 1,549.68. The advance put the
S&P 500 near its record close of
1,553.08, which occurred July
19 before stocks began a broad
retrenchment amid concerns
about credit, housing and the
overall economy.
The Nasdaq composite index
rose 16.98, or 0.62 percent, to
Bond prices fell sharply as in-
vestors interpreted the jobs data
as evidence against a rate cut.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury
note, which moves opposite its
price, climbed to 4.61 percent
from 4.53 percent late Thursday.
While employment appeared
to be holding up, Wall Street was
also forced to examine the ramifi-
cations of credit market tightness
and a slumping housing market
on the banking sector. Merrill
Lynch & Co. warned of a loss in
the third quarter, and Washing-
ton Mutual Inc. forecast sharply
lower profit due to problems
stemming from turmoil in the

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change, officials and guests of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.,
attend the opening bell ceremony at the exchange on Fri-
day, Sept. 7. Chunghwa is Taiwan's largest telecommunica-
tions company. Stocks plunged in early trading while bonds
surged higher Friday after the government reported payrolls
in August fell for the first time in four years rather than rising
as had been expected.
mortgage market. The warnings from recent tightness.
follow similarly weak forecasts In corporate news, aluminum
from Citigroup Inc. and UBS AG maker and Dow component Al-
earlier this week. coa Inc. said Thursday it expects
Merrill rose $1.11 to $75.89, to book charges of $845 million
while Washington Mutual rose 89 on the planned sale of its pack-
cents, or 2.6 percent, to $36.17. aging and consumer products
Many investors expect the finan- businesses. Alcoa, which rose 78
cial institutions to return to more cents, or 2.1 percent, to $38.44,
normal results in the current also said it plans to restructure
quarter. its electrical and electronic solu-
The U.S. dollar made head- tions segment.
way against the Euro, British Blackberry maker Research
pound and other world curren- In Motion Ltd. rose $8.08, or 8
cies as September's strong labor percent, to $108.62 after report-
market bolstered the greenback. ing its profit and revenue more
The initially weak data in August than doubled in the second quar-
was seen as one motivating fac- ter on strong growth in its sub-
tor in the Federal Reserve's de- scriber base. Results were in line
cision to slash rates last month, with analyst expectations.
Lower interest rates pulled the Advancing issues outnum-
dollar sharply lower in recent bered decliners by about 3 to
weeks. 1 on the New York Stock Ex-
Gold prices fell and the dollar change, where volume came to
was mixed against other major 128.5 million shares.
currencies. Light, sweet crude The Russell 2000 index of
fell 51 cents to $80.93 per barrel smaller companies rose 5.67, or
on the New York Mercantile Ex- 0.68 percent, to 834.88.
change. Overseas, European markets
Investors appeared unfazed advanced following the U.S.
by comments from Fed Vice jobs report. Britain's FTSE 100
Chairman Donald Kohn, who gained 0.57 percent, Germany's
said access to credit for business- DAX index rose 0.47 percent,
es and consumers won't likely while France's CAC-40 rose 0.47
be as readily available and as percent. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei
inexpensive as it had been a few stock average closed down 0.16
months ago, even if the credit percent and Hong Kong's Hang
markets continue their recovery Seng index gained 3.18 percent.

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 6, 2007

Crossbow season open

Football season's in full swing,
and the 2007-08 hunting season's
starting to crank up. Archery sea-
son's been going on in most of
the state, and in this issue, I want
to talk about three other seasons
about to start: crossbow, muzzle-
loading gun and the first phase of
dove season.
Crossbow season occurs be-
tween archery and muzzleload-
ing gun season in the Central and
South hunting zones, lasting five
days: Oct. 22-26 and Oct. 8-12, re-
spectively. In the Northwest zone,
it comes in later, on the Monday
after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), and
lasts one week through Dec. 3.
This season's for any hunter
who'd like to use a crossbow or
continue using a bow on private
lands. This is not just for disabled
hunters. Crossbow season doesn't
apply to wildlife management ar-
eas (WMAs), however.
The most common game to
take during crossbow season will
be deer and wild hog. Only bucks
may be taken, and one antler must
be at least five-inches long above
the hairline. The daily bag limit on
antlered deer is two. Wild hogs -
- considered livestock on private
lands -- may, with landowner per-
mission, be hunted year-round
with no bag or size limits.
It's also legal to shoot gobblers
and bearded turkeys during cross-
bow season. Only one may be
taken per day, and there's a two-
bird fall-season limit. But you can't
hunt turkeys in Holmes County
during the fall and winter.
Crossbows and bows must
have a minimum draw weight
of 35 pounds,' and hand-held re-
leases on bows are permitted.
For hunting deer, hog and turkey,
broadheads must have at least two
sharpened edges with a minimum
width of 7/8 inch.
Legal shooting hours are a half-

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hour before sunrise to a half-hour
after sunset. Except for turkeys,
hunters may take resident game
over bait on private lands.
Some things you can't do dur-
ing crossbow season include hunt-
ing deer, hog or turkey with dogs,
using explosive or drug-injecting
arrows, and possessing firearms.
Immediately following the
close of crossbow season in the
Central and South hunting zones
is the beginning of muzzleload-
ing gun season. Season dates run
Oct. 27 - Nov. 4 and Oct. 13-21, re-
spectively. Muzzleloading season
comes in later in the Northwest
zone and runs Nov. 16-18.
During muzzleloading gun
season, bows and crossbows are
legal methods of taking game on
private lands, along with muzzle-
loaders. On WMAs, only muzzle-
loaders may be used.
Legal shooting hours are the
same for muzzleloading gun sea-
son as crossbow season. And,
legal game, including bag limits
and prohibited methods for tak-
ing game, also are the same as
crossbow season. Bag limits and
antler/size restrictions for game on
WMAs can differ, so check the spe-
cifics of the area before you hunt.
For hunting deer, muzzleload-
ers firing single bullets must be at
least .40-caliber. Guns firing two or
more balls must be 20-gauge or
larger. You may not use muzzle-
loaders with self-contained car-

tridge ammunition capabilities or
possess modern firearms during
muzzleloading gun season.
The first phase of the mourning
and white-winged dove season be-
gins Oct. 6 and ends Oct. 29 state-
wide. Shooting hours during this
first phase are noon to sunset, and
there's a 12-bird daily bag limit.
The only firearm you're al-
lowed to hunt doves with is a
shotgun, but you can't use one
larger than a 10-gauge. Shotguns
must be plugged to a three-shell
capacity (magazine and chamber
You may hunt doves over an
agricultural field, as long as the
crop's been planted as part of reg-
ular agricultural practices. How-
ever, it's against the law to scatter
agricultural products over an area
for the purpose of baiting.
Some things you can't do while
dove hunting are using rifles, pis-
tols or crossbows; shooting from
a moving vehicle; or herding or
driving doves with a vehicle.
In addition to a Florida hunting li-
cense, you'll need a $5 crossbow
permit to hunt during crossbow
season. A $5 muzzleloading gun
permit is needed to hunt during
muzzleloader season, and you'll
need a no-cost migratory bird per-
mit if you're going to hunt doves.
If you hunt on a WMA, you must
have a management area permit
that costs $26.50.
All are available at county tax
collectors' offices or license agents
or by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA or clicking MyFWC.com/
So if you're going after that
monster buck during the crossbow
and muzzleloading gun seasons
or dove hunting with friends and
family, I hope I've helped explain
the rules and regulations on some
of Florida's hunting seasons.

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The threat of a storm turned into a rainbow during Powderpuff football practice at
Okeechobee High School on Wednesday.

Brahman golfers head to

districts with 10-3 record

ByLorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman boys' golf team
will head to the district tourna-
ment at Martin Downs on Oct. 15
with a 10-3 record.
"This has been a very success-
ful season for us," stated Coach
Mark Ward. "Corey White leads
the team with a 40 stroke average;
followed by Jimmy Haddan with
a 44; Clay Coleman with a 47 and
Jonathon Crawford and Michael
Watson with 48. Freshmen Tyler
Platt, Tim Gray, Tony DeVoss, Mark
Weir, and Ethan McWhorter are
playing well. Chad Sutton, anoth-
er freshman, is learning and pro-

dressing. Sophomores Cameron
Tewksbury and Adam Tewksbury
are also doing well. John Conner,
also a sophomore, is constantly
improving, as is freshman Austin
Pluskot. Rounding out the team
are senior Nick Jones, who is play-
ing well and Jay Zeller, who is also
coming along well."
The Lady Brahman golf team
will also head to district competi-
tion at Point West in Vero Beach
on Oct. 15. The team is made
up of seniors Serrene Acheson,
Rachel Holt, Amelia Provencher,
Molly Mitchell and Bridgett Duffy.
"We have to give a special
thanks to Waldau's Junior Golf for
all the financial and other support

that they have given us throughout
the year," stated Coach Ward. "We
are very proud of our team. The
program continues to grow with
24 athletes coming out for golf
this year. There are no complaints
from them. They are playing well
and I see great things for the team
in the next 4-6 years. There are
kids coming up in the next three
years that are already playing well
and will challenge team members
to work to the next level."
Coach Ward went on to say, "If
you want to be part of a winning
experience, help out some young
golfers. They are the future of the

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County Parks and Recreation's 2007 summer adult softball league. Team members (front
row, left to right) are: Greg Hernanzez, Chris Quisinberry, Mike Barcia and Travis Conrad;
(back row, left to right) are: Brett Pendrey, Eric Raulerson, Delbert Howard, Ty Waldron,
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ball game where the Quality T's Rams defeated the Izzy's Cowboys 27-7. Cheerleaders
for the Rams (in no particular order) are Mikeshia Tillman, Jenna Thompson, Mercedes
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Parks and Recreation's 2007 Summer-Adult Softball League. Team members (front row,
left to right) are: Alex Estremera, Mitchell Gaucin, Nick Johnson and Jeff Newman; (back
row, left to right) are: Rudy Garcia, Dean Hodges, Tony Santiago, Kevin Lawrence, Philip
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Ancient boats surface as Lake Trafford dries

By Kevin Lollar
The News Press
IMMOKALEE (AP) -- From a
distance, the brown object near
the bank of Lake Trafford looks
like a log, or maybe a big alliga-
Close up, though, it becomes
identifiable as a large section of
a dugout canoe, possibly more
than 1,000 years old.
As lake levels have dropped
during the ongoing drought,
normally submerged areas have
become dry. Ten canoes, long
buried in the sand, have been ex-
"They started showing up
a couple of months ago, but I
wanted to verify what they were,"
said Ski Olesky, owner of the Lake
Trafford Marina. "That's why I
didn't say anything. Now, the wa-
ter is coming back up, and pretty
soon, you won't be able to see
Archaeologist George
Provenzali of Janus Research in
Tampa'was called in to measure
the canoes and take samples for
radiocarbon dating to decipher
their age and to determine what
kind of trees they're from.
The largest canoe fragment
was almost 14 feet long; some
seem to be cypress, others pine.
Radiocarbon dating should be
complete within two months,
Provenzali said.
"The dates will probably vary,
and until we get the data back,
we can't say much," Provenzali
said. "But the dugouts are very
old. Those things are amazing:
You take a sample, and it looks
like the trees were cut yesterday."
Dead plant material geher-
ally breaks down quickly, but
the canoes had been buried in
anaerobic sediment without oxy-
gen where organisms that cause
decomposition can't live.
Dredging activity at the lake
and natural wave action have un-
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Bubba Blalock, a guide for Lake Trafford Marina, displays a canoe that could be more than
a thousand years old, on the lake Thursday, Sept. 27, in Immokalee. Numerous canoes have
started popping up since the water on the lake has gone down due to draught.

In the spring and summer of
2000, a drought in north-central
Florida lowered water levels in
Newnan's Lake east of Gaines-
ville, and archaeologists discov-
ered 87 500- to 5,000-year-old
canoes. Florida's oldest canoes,
discovered at DeLeon Springs in
Volusia County, are 6,000 years
"Canoes of any sort are very
rare in South Florida," said Bill
Marquardt, curator in archaeol-
ogy at the Florida Museum of
Natural History in Gainesville.
"Many more are known in the
lakes in North Florida. Anytime
a water-logged canoe is found in
South Florida, it's something we
can learn from."
At the time of contact with Eu-
ropeans in the early 16th century,
all of South Florida was dominat-

ed by the Calusa Indians, a fishing
culture whose population centers
were along the coast at such plac-
es as Pineland on Pine Island and
Mound Key in Estero Bay.
Researchers don't knowwhom
the Trafford canoes belonged to.
"Historically, South Florida was
under the control of the Calusa,"
Marquardt said. "So it may have
been other groups subservient to
the Calusa. We don't know the
tribal names. It might have been
the Muspa (from the Marco area)
or related Indians from around
Lake Okeechobee."
There are no plans to re-
move the canoes from the lake,
Provenzali said.
"If we retrieve them, in a year
or two, they'll disintegrate," he
said. "We're hoping the rain
comes and covers them, and they

can be preserved for hundreds or
thousands of years."
These aren't the first ancient
canoes found at Lake Trafford,
said marina mechanic and guide
Bubba Blaylock: During a dry
spell a few years ago, some ca-
noes were exposed, but then
rains raised the lake level and wa-
ter covered them.
"Over the years, I've heard sto-
ries about people's grandfathers
who'd say, Hey, there are canoes
in Lake Trafford,'" Blaylock said.
"Others would say, No way, I've
seen the lake low, and there aren't
any canoes.'
"But I tell you: I wouldn't cross
this lake in a canoe like this, not
with all the alligators out there.
Maybe the Indians had more in-
fluence with their young men, but
I would have had to say, No.'"

Community Events

Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is doing a toy collection for the needy chil-
dren of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are to
be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped. Please
drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E., Suite K.
For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-9386.

Nicotine anonymous meeting dates slated
NICA (nicotine anonymous) is starting a new club with meetings to
be held at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E., Suite K, on
Monday from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call Steve Condit
Sr. at (863) 801-3110.

Church has fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community Church will hold a men's fellowship
breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m., and
a women's fellowship every other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m. For
information or if you need transportation to and from these activities,
call (863) 467-1733.

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 6, 2007 13

Olive grove in Panhandle produces first commercial harvest

By Tony Bridges
The News Herald
Mueller has spent eight years rais-
ing an olive grove from a sandy,
secluded piece of ground in the
Panhandle's Jackson County.
That's 220 trees planted, irrigat-
ed and nursed through summer
grasshopper invasions and winter
cold spells, with only what help
he could cajole from friends and
in spite of doubts that he would
succeed. The work has been ar-
duous, the details that needed
minding seemingly infinite.
As hobbies go, it is not the
easiest choice for a septuagenar-
ian retiree, even one as robust as
Mueller. But ask, and he will tell
you he has done it happily, just for
the joy he gets out of tending that
tiny Mediterranean fruit.
Now, the labor is beginning to
pay off in other ways, too. Green
Gate Groves is wrapping up its
first commercial harvest, ending
the season with a modest 200
pounds of olives sold to local
"It's been interesting, and it's
been fun," Mueller said. "You
have to love olives and olive oil.
Otherwise, it might be work."
Mueller, a former manage-
ment consultant, discovered ol-
ives while living and working in
Europe. He and his wife visited
Italy often, and their favorite ho-
tel was surrounded by an olive
grove. The owner educated him
about them.
"The more I learned, the bet-
ter I liked it," he said.
After he retired, the Muellers
moved to Bay County, drawn by
the abundance of shoreline. He
fished his way along the coast

AP photo/The News-Herald, Andrew Wardlow
Olives sit in a net after being raked from a tree at Don Muel-
ler's olive grove Sept. 30, in Jackson County. The grove will
wrap up its first commercial harvest in about a week, ending
the season with a modest 200 pounds of olives sold to local

and up and down the bays and
bayous until the freezer at home
was packed with more fish than
the family could eat.
"I got tired of fishing and boat-
ing," he said. "That started it."
He had learned enough about
olive trees to know he needed
land in a temperate area, some-
where that wasn't too hot, but

didn't often get much below 45
degrees, either. North Florida isn't
exactly an ideal location - ol-
ives are grown mostly in Spain,
Greece, Italy and California.
Still, Mueller wanted to try, so
he chose the sand hills of south
Jackson County and bought a
five-acre plot near Compass Lake
in 1999. Then, he started import-

ing trees from overseas.
They come in different variet-
ies: manzanilla, sevillano, lec-
cino, frantoio, mission and a
half-dozen others, maybe more.
Mueller experimented with most
of them to see which ones could
survive the local weather. The se-
villanos didn't fare well. The mis-
sions thrived. The frantoios grew
but took seven years to produce
"Trying to get the trees through
their first two years is difficult," he
He installed irrigation systems
to dribble water to the trees and
fought off grasshoppers that at-
tacked the saplings. Friends
helped him rake the fruit from
the limbs, where it dropped into
collection nets, and he learned to
process the olives and make his
own oil.
(Mueller uses lye and brine to
mellow the naturally bitter fruit
into snackable table olives and
makes extra virgin oil by pressing
batches of olives with a 20-ton hy-
draulic jack.)
When he wasn't working on
the grove, Mueller was remodel-
ing the inside of the tractor barn
to make it resemble a rustic Ital-
ian villa, putting in handmade
cabinets, a fireplace and rocking
chairs. The barn is where he ex-
periments with flavors, usually
with Chivas, his Scottish collie,
This fall, he finally was ready.
He opened the grove to visitors.
He doesn't sell processed ol-
ives or oil because of the liability.
Instead, he sells olives right off
the tree, along with a recipe for
processing them at home. Muel-
ler said he had to set a limit of five
pounds per customer. Even then,

the ascolana olives - think mar-
tini garnishes - sold out in two
days at $4 a pound.
There still are plenty left. The
limbs on some trees were sag-
ging nearly to the ground Sunday.
But Mueller said he can wait only
about another week before he
will have to harvest the rest.

He will turn them into table
olives and oil and give the crop
away to friends. But even if this
harvest doesn't sell out, he has
proven something, Mueller said.
"This could be a whole new
industry for the Panhandle," he
said. "Everybody said I couldn't
do it, so I did."

Tiny soldiers in a citrus war: sterilized fruit flies

By Christopher
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
SARASOTA (AP) -- Two or
three times a day, laboratory
technicians load chilled metal
boxes onto small planes at Sara-
sota-Bradenton International Air-
The boxes contain millions
of foot soldiers in the state's war
against the Mediterranean fruit
fly, a tiny pest that could devas-
tate Florida's $4 billion citrus in-
When they reach 2,000 feet
above southwest Florida, the
boxes are opened, releasing a
shower of tiny bugs into the sky.
As it falls, the rain comes alive.
Bodies once dormant from the
cold start to twitch. Tiny wings un-
furl and flutter. If the technicians
have done their job right, the flies
will never reach the ground.
The federal government's se-
cret weapon against the Mediter-
ranean fruit fly? Male flies made
sterile by radiation.
About 70 million flies are
dropped each week over Tampa,
Miami and about 160 square
miles of Sarasota and Manatee
counties, areas considered a high
risk for a Medfly outbreak be-
cause they have major sea ports.
Although they are sterile,
the flies' urge to mate has been
chemically fired up with the aro-
ma of ginger oil. Their mission is
to lure the female fruit flies from
their wild, fertile counterparts.
The Sterile Insect Release Pro-
gram is run from a small U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture lab near
the airport. Introduced in 1998,
the program has helped keep
Florida's citrus industry free of
one of agriculture's most destruc-
tive pests.
The program costs taxpayers
about $3 million per year. Florida
citrus growers say that is money
well spent.
The industry employs about
90,000 people and has an eco-
nomic impact of $9 billion, ac-
cording to a University of Florida
study. A fruit, fly outbreak would
prevent Florida fruit and veg-
etables from being sold in many
other states and countries.
"This type of unique bio-con-
trol is important to keeping Flori-
da citrus certified for shipment to
markets around the globe," said
Michael Sparks, CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual, the state's largest
growers organization.
If left unchecked, fruit flies
"could cause millions of dollars
of damage to citrus and agricul-
ture as a whole in Florida," he

AP photo/Herald-Tribune, Rod Millington
A hatched Mediterranean fruit fly is shown Sept. 17, in Sara-
sota. The tiny pest could devastate Florida's $4 billion citrus
industry. The federal government's secret weapon against the
Mediterranean fruit fly? Male flies made sterile by radiation

Fruit flies are attracted to 250
different types of fruit and vege-
tables including avocados, grape-
fruit, guavas, lemons, mangoes,
tangerines and oranges.
The flies do not eat the pro-
duce. Rather, the females lay
their eggs under the skin of the
fruit. Their larvae, which look like
maggots, then eat the fruit from
the inside.
A female can lay about 800
eggs in her life. The eggs become
adult flies capable of reproducing
in about 25 days.
Even with a survival rate of
only 50 percent, a population of
100 Medflies could explode to 10
million in about 120 days.
"If we can find these things
when (they number) five or 50 or
even 5,000, then we can win it,"
said Dr. David Dean, an entomol-
ogist with the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
The influx of visitors to Flori-
da's beaches and theme parks
adds to the risk of a fruit fly out-
Larvae can be brought in
when travelers ignore regulations
and sneak fruit into the state.
Fruit flies also arrive in shipping
containers or are inadvertently
brought back by boaters from the
"They can't get here on their
own; they get here with the help
of people," Dean said.
Florida's most recent Med-
fly outbreak occurred in 1998.

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Medflies were found in seven
counties, including Sarasota and
This year, crops in five coun-
ties in Texas were quarantined
because of an outbreak of the
Mexican fruit fly.
The idea of the sterile-insect
technique is simple: Inundate
high-risk areas with millions of
sterile male flies so the chances
of a female mating with a fertile
male are virtually zero.
But where do they get 70 mil-
lion male flies?
The answer is from El Pino,
a USDA mass-rearing facility in
Guatemala. There, hundreds of
millions of flies are bred, and
maggot-like larvae are hatched.
After about eight days, the lar-
vae turn into pupae, a small hard
shell barely bigger than a grain of
rice. Inside, the larvae transform
into flies.
Millions of pupae are then put
into water heated to 94 degrees, a
temperature that most males sur-
vive but which is deadly to virtu-
ally all females. The dead pupae,
which float to the surface, are
skimmed off by a machine.
The surviving pupae are dyed
vibrant orange so that fruit fly
trappers can distinguish them
from wild fruit flies.
The pupae are put into sau-
sage-shaped plastic bags and
exposed to radiation to make the
flies sterile. Less than 24 hours
later, the bags arrive by plane at
the Sarasota facility.

The flies spend five to seven
days at the lab, hatching out of
the pupal stage and reaching sex-
ual maturity.
Housed in a temperature-
and humidity-controlled storage
room, the flies are kept in mesh
screens stacked on top, of 'one
Beneath the screens is a small
wick sprayed with ginger root oil.
A fan spreads the aroma through
the screens, making the flies
more sexually competitive, said
John Renshaw, the facility direc-
The flies feed on a clear jelly-
like slab of sugar and agar that is
cooked on site in 60-gallon pots.
When it is time to release
them, the screens are rolled into
a metal storage room kept at 38
"All the little critters get cold,"
Renshaw said. "They wrap their
wings around themselves, re-
lease their feet and curl up into a
little ball."
Workers wearing hooded
tops to ward off the cold load the
balled-up flies into metal release
boxes from which they will be
dropped. One box typically holds
about 95 pounds of flies.
In the plane, an augur device
under the box controls the release
of the flies, dropping 125,000 per
square mile.
Medflies are also attacked
through a ground-based pro-
Around 250 fruit fly trappers
keep tabs on roughly 60,000 traps
from Key West to Jacksonville.
Every fly caught is checked for
traces of the vibrant orange dye
that signifies it is a sterile male.
If a wild fly is found, state and
federal agencies go into emer-
gency mode.
That happened in July, when
trappers in Tampa found a male
Oriental fruit fly. More than 500
traps were set in an 81-square-
mile area around Valrico, east of
Tampa, where the fly was found.
No other flies have since been
Before the release program,
outbreaks of fruit flies were treat-
ed by spraying malathion, a pes-
ticide; from planes. The measure
was unpopular with the public
who feared it posed a health risk.
Now, any area with an out-
break would be inundated with
sterile flies from the Sarasota fa-
"The flies are much'more ef-
ficient because they find each
other. We've got biology working
for us," Dean, the entomologist,
said. "We do that long enough,
we can totally eliminate the spe-


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At the Movies Blondie

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 5,
through Thursday, Oct. 11, are as
Theatre I -"Game Plan" (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 p.m.
Theatre II - "Heartbreak Kid"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre Ill - "3:10 to Yuma"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15 and 7 p.m. Monday at 3 p.m.
only. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15 and 7 p.m.
Also in Theatre III - "Resident
Evil" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 9
p.m. only. Saturday and Sunday
at 9 p.m. only. Monday at 7 p.m.
only. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 9 p.m. only.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)


in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the
279th day of 2007. There are 86
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On OcL 6, 1927, the era of
talking pictures arrived with the
opening of "The Jazz Singer," a
movie starring Al Jolson which
featured both silent and sound-
synchronized scenes.
On this date:
In 1536, English theologian
and scholar William Tyndale,
who was the first to translate the
Bible into Early Modern English,
was executed for heresy.
In 1683, 13 families from
Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Phil-
adelphia to begin Germantown,
one of America's oldest settle-
In 1884, the Naval War College
was established in Newport, R.I.
In 1889, the Moulin Rouge in
Paris first opened its doors to the
In 1949, President Truman
signed the Mutual Defense Assis-
tance Act, totaling $1.3 billion in
military aid to NATO countries.
In 1949, American-born Iva
Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of
treason for being Japanese war-
time broadcaster "Tokyo Rose,"
was sentenced in San Francisco
to 10 years in prison and fined
$10,000. She ended up serving
more than six years.
In 1973, war erupted in the
Middle East as Egypt and Syria at-
tacked Israel during the Yom Kip-
pur holiday.
In 1976, in his second debate
with Jimmy Carter, President Ford
asserted there was "no Soviet
domination of eastern Europe."
Ford later conceded he'd misspo-
In 1981, Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat was shot to death by
extremists while reviewing a mili-
tary parade.
In 1989, actress Bette Davis
died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France,
at age 81.
Ten years ago: In a blow to
both Democrats and Republicans,
President Clinton used his line-
item veto to kill 38 military con-
struction projects. American biol-
ogy professor Stanley B. Prusiner
won the Nobel Prize for medicine
for discovering "prions," de-
scribed as "an entirely new genre
of disease-causing agents."
Five years ago: Pope John
Paul II elevated to sainthood Jo-
semaria Escriva de Balaguer, the
Spanish priest who'd founded
the conservative Catholic organi-
zation Opus Dei. The French oil
tanker Limburg was attacked by
a small explosives-laden boat off
Yemen's coast, killing one Bulgar-
ian crew member.
One year ago: The U.N. Secu-
rity Council adopted a statement
warning North Korea of unspeci-
fied consequences if it carried
out a nuclear test. Petty Officer
3rd Class Melson J. Bacos, a Navy
medic, pleaded guilty to kidnap-
ping and conspiracy, telling his
court-martial at Camp Pendleton,
Calif., that he stood and watched
as seven members of a Marine

squadron murdered an innocent
Iraqi civilian.
Today's Birthdays: Actress
Britt Ekland is 65. Impressionist
Fred Travalena is 65. Singer Mil-
lie Small is 61. Singer-musician
Thomas McClary is 57.
Thought for Today: "The
greatest dangers to liberty lurk in
insidious encroachment by men
of zeal, well-meaning but without
understanding." -- Justice Louis
D. Brandeis (1856-1941).

Wizard of Id


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The Last Word in Astrology

By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mixing,
business with pleasure will be beneficial.
Your ability to put a creative twist to any-
thing you do will catch the attention of
someone who can aid in your pursuits.
Travel will be in your best interest.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Welcome the changes heading your
way. You should be out celebrating, not
worrying about the outcome. Make your
move, do your thing and go after what
you want.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't
take life too seriously. Have some fun
and engage in playful activities as well
as a little romance. Do something spe-
cial with the one you love but, most of
all, lighten up and enjoy the moment.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): You
may not like to venture far from home
but today is a perfect time to visit friends
and family. A love connection can be
made with someone from your past, so
don't hesitate to get in touch with old
* LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discussing
emotional issues will not work for you to-

day and could end up causing you an
even worse scenario. Don't put pressure
on anyone. Blow off steam by engaging
in challenging, physical activities.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do
some work around your home and you
will get it looking exactly the way you
want. Added comfort will entice visi-
tors and make you feel more at peace.
You can resolve any pending problems
you have with neighbors, relatives or
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get in-
volved in things that interest you and
doors will open, friendships will develop
and opportunities will arise. Travel, help-
ing others and voicing your opinion will
lead to business or personal partner-
ships. Take a straightforward approach
to whatever you do.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Be careful what you promise today.
Someone will hold you to what you say
and will not be forgiving should you
back away. Emotional blackmail is ap-
parent, especially when dealing with
loved ones. Don't put yourself in a vul-
nerable position.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

*DEAR ABBY: I am close
friends with a couple I'll call "An-
gie" and "Gil." I met them at the
same time and have always been
unattached while they are a mar-
ried couple. This didn't matter,
and we hit it off right away.
The problem is, when Angie
gets mad at Gil for whatever rea-
son, she wants me to be mad, too.
She thinks I should take sides, and
this makes me uncomfortable be-
cause they are both my friends.
Gil has never asked me to take
sides with him.
Angie has gone so far as to re-
quest that I ignore any attempts
by Gil to contact me if they are
fighting. (He never does.) I feel
bad for him and like I am betray-
ing a friend by agreeing to do as
she asks. I don't know how to ex-
plain to her that as they are both
my friends, I would rather be left
out of their arguments and not
have to choose sides.
Am I wrong to be friends with
a couple? Is this inviting trouble
because I am single? - Exas-
perated In Iowa
is nothing wrong with a single per-
son being friendly with a married
couple. It is only "inviting trouble"
when one of them is as immature
and controlling as Angie appears
to be.
My advice is to put Angie on
notice that you will not accept be-
ing drawn into their arguments -
and if she cannot respect the fact
that you prefer to remain neutral,
you will have to distance yourself
from both of them.
*DEARABBY: Iwork for an or-
ganization that allows nepotism.
Many husband/wife/child combi-
nations are employed here.
My supervisor is married to
one of our deputy directors, and
their son is also employed here.
The son works in my department
and is supervised by his dad.

This person sleeps in his cubby,
comes in late and leaves early. He
is incompetent at answering the
phone and has committed seri-
ous errors in working with clients.
He has also told co-workers that
he can't be fired because of who
his mother and father are.
What's the best way to han-
dle working within this situa-
tion? Does this violate any laws?
- Just Wondering In Waco,
violates the laws of common busi-
ness sense. Many companies do
not allow relatives of employees
to be hired for the very reasons
you have described. Because this
young man's shortcomings are
affecting clients, it is only a mat-
ter of time until it's reflected in the
bottom line.
Since you are unhappy - and
with good reason - look for
other employment. The "ship"
you're on now does not appear to
be seaworthy.
*DEAR ABBY: Please help
settle an argument between my
husband and me. We have been
married for 24 years. When he
drives and I am with him, he re-
fuses to move the sun visor on
his side to keep the sun out of my
eyes. He says the visor will block
his vision and he won't use it -
even for himself.
Why would the car manufac-
turer put in visors that could block
the driver's vision? I think his ar-
gument is wrong.
I end up holding up a maga-
zine or my hand to block the sun
since sunglasses are not enough.
My arm gets tired after a few min-
utes. I feel he is rude not to do
this for me. What do you think?
- Mad In Maryland
DEAR MAD: I thinkyou should
wear a hat with a wide brim and
lots of sunscreen. A woman has
to take care of herself.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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MIXED DOG- F 5yrs, spayed,
white short hair, dark tan on
ears, vic of Belmont Woods.
Reward (239)229-4850
REWARD For the return of a
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Sun. Oct. 5th-7th, 8am-?,
4425 Hwy 441 S. Lot 51C.
Items To Numerous To
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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

Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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

Now Hiring
Experienced Cook
Apply in person @
Crossroads Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL

Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
or call 863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 N E 3rd Ave.
Manager for local flea market,
must have excellent computer
skills and be available to work
weekends. Retail background
preferred. Good salary and
benefits included. Fax resume
to (863)763-7874 or apply in
person Monday thru Friday
at 269 NW 9th Street,
Will train, paid salary based on
experience. Call for more
details Ashley (863)763-0665

Must have MS Office
experience, Quickbooks a plus.
Mon -Fri, 8am - 5pm
CEECO 863-357-0798

Okeechobee County. Work
w/children & adolescents for
in-home, school based &
office visits. M-F. Master's
degree required. Fax resume
to 772-489-0423

F/T Class A CDL required.
Local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p

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

Will do:
*Remodeling *Repairs
*Decks & Docks
Call (863)467-4959

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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

1 Lighthouse
16 Green machine?
17 Recall
18 Superman and
Supergirl, briefly
19 Mount
discourse: Abbr.
20 Uncommunicative
21 Intention
22 It's depressed
27 Siberian forest
30 Talk
31 Pak of the
32 Target of TV's
36 10th-century
37 Mercury from
38 Chemistry
40 Theater pickups,
on signs
41 Only occupant
of Vostok I
43 Days before
45 Berlin beef?
46 Dukes
47 Lonely
50 Unadon
51 View from
Monte Carlo
52 Sports agent
53 _ Tour
56 Eastern light
62 Acted-out song
63 Bookkeeper's
alma mater,

1 Interchangeable
2 Giant kick
3 Relative of -ese
4 Storage
5 Classic
Correll show
6 Race-ready, as
a pool
7 The joint

8 Spade, e.g.,
9 Tot
10 Shopping cart:
11 Add punch to
12 "Of cloudless _
and starry
skies": Byron
13 Fifth filler: Abbr.
14 Find out
15 Elocutionary
21 "By Jove!"
22 Shut up
23 Just clear of the
24 Furnishings are
part of them
25 Secret spot?
26 Energizes
27 _ titmouse:
28 Make it big
29 Alpine herbivores
30 Make fun of
33 "Shanghai
Noon" costar
34 DOD division
35 Pungent plant
also called

39 Follower
42 Cinch
44 Dweller along
the Jubba
48 Revolutionary
49 Virtue, to
50 Lyre-playing
52 Kim's ex

53 First name of a
Parisian stinker
54 Salt's quaff
55 Front money?
56 Bowsprit
57 _ Darya River
58 Communication
59 LA and MI
60 Ballad center?
61 Singer Bachman

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
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cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
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you check with the Better
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for It?


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose, 3
males, parents on premises.
w/papers, $350 or best of-
fer. 863-610-0685

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garage? Advertise your
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Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
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Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
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Fertilizer 835
Horses . 840
Supplies 845
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Flowers 865

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ISpecial Notice

On the Water, 1 or 2br, fully
furn., will pay 3 mos. rent in
advance, must be able to get
to the river, preferably Okee-
. tantie area. (304)755-8047

TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528
Treasure Island. Fenced yd.
$875 mo. (772)359-6584


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

YEARLY- 1BR, 1BA cabin.
$550/mo + sec dep in 55+
park. (863)763-7164
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
KINGS BAY: 2br, 2ba, 2 story
apt., No pets. $800/mo. +
$800. sec. (561)248-5309
or (863)697-8728
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, W/D
Fenced patio, $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE- 1br, lba, par-
tially furn., screen porch,
convenient, $750/mo. 1st,
last & Sec., (863)610-0559
OKEECHOBEE- Newly remod-
eled effic. apt., furn., you pay
cities, Prefer seasonal rent-
ers. (863)467-4253
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First,
Last, + $1000 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129

lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1BA, $825. mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
2ba, Great/Rm, Carport.
$1106. mo.
plex, washer & dryer hook-
up. (863)763-4414
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, Ig porches on
�/ ac land. Fenced, Central
air/heat, $850. mo. + 1st,
Last/Sec. Neg. (863)634-6839
OKEE., Brand new 3br, 2ba,
Gar., NW 6th St. $1100. mo,
1st, Last & Sec. No pets,
(863)634-7895 or 634-7548
OKEE.- CBS, 2br/1ba/1gar.
Remodeled, Laundry, Cent/Air,
Yrd serv. $950 + Sec. Avail
$825/mo. W/D, shed & Ig
screened porch, fncd yard.
(561)743-0192 Iv msg.
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1 furn
house, $1000 + dep & 1/1
furn trailer, $750 + dep.,
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129
3BR/2BA, $975 mo. +
$975 sec. dep., $1950 to
move in. (863)634-1554

Great Location!
* Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
OKEECHOBEE- Office space
1400 sq ft, carpeted unit,
next to Medicine Shop, 101
NW 5th St., Rent inclds wa-
ter & garbage pickup, Call
Karen (863)634-9331

Mobile Homes

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

7200 sq ft-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, Florida.
2400 sq ft- Office space under
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
HWY 98: Okeechobee Airport
area, 2 Commercial Lots
75 x 150 Feet each.
$49,000. each, or best offer.
Luxury Realty
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

BRAND NEW, 2/2 Villa, 1200
sq ft, never lived in, lots of
upgrades. Asking $149,900,
will consider rental. Call

BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
duced to $172K, Oak, tile &
marble & much more. Mov-
ing/Must sell now! Must see!
309 SW 10th Ave.
(863)357-0391 Appt. Only!

OKEE, 3.8 acres, vacant,
beautiful trees, well, septic.
Buildable for MH or SFR. Ask-
ing $125,000.(863)610-0219

To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:

YAMAHA YZ250 '02, 2 stroke,
$1700 or best offer.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CORVETTE- '86, Black & sil-
ver, T-Tops, Low mi., Under
70K mi., Runs Great. $8500.
or best offer. (863)763-4746

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include your name,

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BH RIDGE- 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $800/mo,
1st & Sec, (772)370-1095
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE, 3br/2ba, Lo-
cated in Opsley Estates,
Available Now.
LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA dbl
wide, w/d, 2.5 acres, fenced,
owner mows, good credit,
d/w. $1100. (239)910-5115

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch. Will
lease w/option to buy. $700/
month. Owner financing.

Mobile Home Angels
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
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Call for Free Color Brochures
SW OKEE., 2br, FL/Rm, Cen-
tral air & heat, double car-
port, shed, W/D, Adult Park.
$13,500. (863)763-7927


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

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