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Vol. 98 No. 283 Wednesday, October 10, 2007 500 Plus tax


Inside

Class of '98
reunion agenda
The reunion will be held Fri-
day, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct.
20.
The event will begin Friday
with the Homecoming Parade
where participants who wish
to ride on the spirit float should
meet at 2:15 near U-Save.
Page 6

Briefs

Airport closed to
fixed wing craft
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. The terminal and
the restaurant will be open dur-
ing the airport renovations.

Taylor Creek locks
access restricted
Due to the continued
drought that is causing record
low levels in Lake Okeechobee,
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District began re-
stricted operation of the Taylor
Creek Navigation Locks (S-193)
on Lake Okeechobee at 8 a.m.
on Monday, Oct. 8.

Group providing
animal rescue
Florida Wildlife Rescue Ser-
vice of Okeechobee is currently
providing rescue, pick up and
transport of sick, injured, or-
phaned or otherwise impaired
wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild
animal in need of help is en-
couraged to give us a call. A
volunteer transporter, licensed
by the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, will
be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the
community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863)
634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

R.0.A.D. office
has moved
The Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) office
has moved to 200 N.W. Second
Street in Okeechobee.
For information regarding
the agency, call the office at
(863) 357-4177. The fax num-
ber is (863) 357-1977.

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

Lake Levels

10.09 feet
Last Year: 13.23 feet
� Source: South
Florida Water
S Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index


OUA plans for development


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As a sign of increased devel-
opment, plans are underway for
a new sewer forcemain to con-
nect proposed subdivisions on
the eastern side of Okeechobee
with the soon to be expanded
wastewater treatment plant on
Cemetery Road.
At their meeting on Tuesday,
Oct. 9, the board of directors of
the Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity (OUA) heard a presentation
by Jeff Sumner and Chad Rucks


of Boyle Engineering on plans
for the eastside forcemain.
The board also discussed
OUA policy on private contrac-
tors working on OUA equip-
ment and employees' insurance
coverage.
The forcemain will serve
the proposed developments of
Awesome Ranch and Eagles
Landing on U.S. 441 S.E and
Northsahore Village on S.R.
70 E. Those developers have
signed a developer's agree-
ments pledging financial sup-


port for the project. Mr. Sumner
said it might also be possible to
expand the project to include
Treasure Island, King's Bay, An-
cient Oaks and Capco.
He said other areas on the
proposed right of way could be
developed.
Completion of the forcemain
would render the package treat-
ment plant Everglades Elemen-
tary School obsolete. However,
a new lift station would be re-
quired.
OUA board attorney Tom


Fire safety: Forestry officers visit Central


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Brian Cross (left) of the, Division of Forestry, assisted Halle McDuffie (right) in han-
dling the Forestry foam hose Monday morning at Central Elementary School. The for-
est rangers brought equipment to the school for the students to see in celebration of
fire safety week.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Brian Cross of the Division of Forestry displays how foam is used to fight brush fires.
The demonstration, put on for the students at Central Elementary School, on Monday,
Oct. 8 was part of Fire Safety Week. The students also saw a puppet show on fire safety
and got to see a fire truck and an ambulance.


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Conley will be talking with land-
owners about easements for
right of way and property for the
new lift station. Boyle Engineer-
ing will now pursue application
for the required permits and
preparation of bid documents.
There will also be a meeting
arranged with developers on fi-
nancial support.
In other business, the OUA
heard from a plumbing contrac-
tor who disagreed with a bill for
a broken water meter.
On June 25 employees of


Daniels' Plumbing were replac-
ing a water service line at a resi-
dence on S.E. 29th Lane. During
the course of their work they
broke the water shut off valve.
It is the policy of OUA that if any-
one, whether contractor or ho-
meowner, breaks OUA facilities,
they are billed for the repair.
Accordingly Daniels' Plumb-
ing was billed $226.95 for the
parts, labor and administrative
charges.
See OUA - Page 2


Woman charged


with trafficking



in hydrocodone


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Following her arrest on
charges of doctor shopping
last month, an area woman
has been ar-
rested again
on felony
drug charges
and booked
into the
Okeechobee
County Jail
under a
$450,000 Kelly
bond. Harper
Kelly
Harper, 44, S.W Cypress,
was arrested Oct. 8 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on three counts of traf-
ficking in hydrocodone.
An arrest report from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) indicates that


in just over 60 days, Harper
received 290 hydrocodone
pills from local doctors and
dentists. While she took some
of the pills, an OCSO detective
said she was also selling the
schedule 3 opiate-based pain
killer.
According to state statutes,
28 grams of hydrocodone is
the threshold for a charge of
trafficking. In the three in-
stances for which Harper was
charged, she received a total
of 46.89 grams of hydrocodo-
ne each time.
"She had a valid prescrip-
tion for everything she re-
ceived," said the detective.
"She has legitimate pain. The
problem is, she realized what
these things were worth."
The detective said Harper

See Arrest - Page 2


Lawmakers could


create new


property tax plan


By Brent Kallestad
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Gov.
Charlie Crist said Tuesday
he wants to extend the cur-
rent special legislative session
through the weekend to try to
come up with a new property
tax relief plan.
Crist said he was persuaded
by some lawmakers' sugges-


tions for doubling the present
$25,000 homestead exemption
and allowing homeowners
to take existing property tax
breaks with them when they
move.
"Why not go ahead and get
the job done," Crist said. "The
people would like that I'm sure,

See Tax - Page 2


Local Rotarian travels


abroad to help people


ly Chauna Aguilar
)keechobee News
Local Rotarian and surgeon, Dr.
liguel Espiritu spoke to the Okeechobee
otary Club about his journey abroad to
3uatemala where he was able to help
atives of the area by performing cata-
act surgery to correct their vision.
Dr. Espiritu, along with a group of
ve other medical professionals, trav-
led to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
whichh they reached by a six hour ride
om the airport through the rain and
'ar of mudslides. It is a predominately
[ayan Indian village where the people
ave a history of great persecution.
Santiago Atitlan sits next to Lake Atit-
n. The lake is surrounded by moun-
ains, three of which are volcanoes: San
edro, Tolliman, and Atitlan.
More than two years ago, the local


Santiago Atitlan hospital was destroyed.
by a landslide.
Before arrival, the current local hos-
pital which is located in a moderately
remodeled home and is operated com-
pletely by volunteers, had scheduled 50
to 60 surgical cases for Dr. Espiritu. How-
ever, only 50 percent of those scheduled
showed up for their procedures due to
the group being considered outsiders.
This is common dealing with the
Mayan cultures, the doctor explained. It
illustrates how much persecution they
have endured throughout their rich his-
tory.
The people of Santiago Atitlan have
no phones, radios or televisions. Their
existence used to be primarily from liv-
ing off Lake Atitlan. It is now fished out
and contaminated by non-biodegrad-
See Rotary - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian Dr. Miguel Espiritu told his fellow Rotarians about his journey
to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala where him, along with a team of five other
medical professionals traveled to help the people with eye problems such
as performing cataract surgery.








2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007


State rejects USAA's rate hike


By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE. (AP) -- Regu-
lators rejected property insurer
USAA's attempt to raise its rates
by more than half because top
company officials didn't certify
the filing's accuracy and truthful-
ness.
The rate increases requested
by United Services Automobile
Association, USAA Casualty Insur-
ance Company and USAA Gen-
eral Indemnity Company need to
be refiled with company officers
certifying that the information, is
"true and accurate," the Office of
Insurance Regulation notified the


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
able soaps and other contami-
nants.
The group of two ophthal-
mologists, one obstetrician, one
nurse, one surgeon and one
team leader who was in charge
of all of the equipment were im-
mersed into the local environ-
ment where they ate a small
piece of bread and soup for
lunch and dinner each day.
Dr. Espiritu said the surger-
ies that he was able to perform
went very well and he was able
to meet many locals. At the end
of their visit, several of the na-
tives began to come to the hos-
pital but it was too late to per-
form the surgery as they would
not have adequate post opera-
tive care.
Dr. Espiritu said he hopes to
be able to go back to the area
every three to four months to at-
tempt to eradicate cataracts as
the cause of blindness in the re-
gion within approximately two
years.
Dr. Espiritu stated that he'ex-
perienced the hardest cataracts
that he had ever encountered
in Santiago Atitlan. Some of the
worst ones were in patients in
their 50's and late 40's. Accord-
ing to Dr. Espiritu, there are two
reasons for the severity of their
cataracts: they live at a high al-
titude near ultra-violet rays; and
they wait to get medical assis-
tance until they basically cannot


Tax
Continued From Page 1
so that's what I want to do.
Lawmakers are meeting
through Friday to cut the state
budget by about $1.1 billion due
to a shortfall in tax revenue. Some
of the plans lawmakers approved
in June to cut property taxes have
run into legal trouble, so Crist
wants to try again before another
special session planned for later
this month.
Crist has often repeated his
desire to see property taxes "drop
like a rock," but so far the state
has only provided what it says will
be an average of $174 in savings
for each homeowner.
Democratic Senate leader,
Steve Geller of Cooper City, said
he thought the new plan would
only provide an additional esti-
mated $220 per homeowner. He
said that was not enough to jus-
tify the cuts that cities and coun-
ties would have to make in some
services.
"The pain it would cause to
local government is immense,"
Geller said.


company last week.
USAA companies filed re-
quests in July and August to raise
property insurance rates by what
would have been 53.9 percent on
average. USAA, which mostly in-
sures military families, has more
than 280,000 Florida customers,
according to the OIR.
The Legislature in January
passed a wide-ranging new law
meant to lower property insur-
ance tax rates. Among the require-
ments was a new requirement
that insurance company officers
and their chief actuary attest un-
der oath to their accuracy and
completeness with the specter of


perjury charges if they're found
to have certified statements they
know are false.
"No longer can companies
submit data to this office request-
ing a rate increase and when the
data is challenged, claim they
were not aware of the incorrect
or insufficient information," state
Insurance Commissioner Kevin
McCarty said this summer when
the office began requiring offi-
cials to sign an affidavit with rate
filings.
The form, which requires the
chief actuary and either the chief
executive officer or chief financial
officer of the insurance company


to swear to and sign the notarized
document, wasn't included with
the USAA filings, state officials
said.
USAA didn't immediately re-
turn a call for comment Tuesday
from The Associated Press.
But the company has said that
it needs to increase property in-
surance rates to make sure it has
Enough to. cover its anticipated
future losses, which are going up
in part because of rising construc-
tion costs. The company also has
cited the higher cost of reinsur-
ance, which is backup insurance
bought by insurers to cover heavy
losses.


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Submitted photos
Lake Atitlan is where locals of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala wash their clothing which con-
sists of elaborately embroidered pieces of cloth. Men are recognized as being single by the
absence of embroidered birds on their clothing.


see.
Because of the nature of the
project the medication utilized is
typically 4 to 5 months expired
and all work for this mission
was strictly for eye work.
Dr. Espiritu will be apply-
ing to the Rotary International
for funding for future trips to
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala in
order to be able to assist those
hundreds that were missed. He
said there are probably 400 ad-
ditional cases that can be helped
through this program.
He said the natives may be
more willing to accept the help
in the future due to the good re-
ports from their neighbors and
friends who received help from
this trip.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


House Speaker Marco Rubio,
R-West Miami, said he talked with
Crist about a timeline for dealing
with the issue but nothing has
been completed. Senate President
Ken Pruitt did not immediately re-
spond to a phone message.
Legislative leaders had earlier
set another special session for lat-
er this month to draft a new prop-
erty tax relief plan for the Jan.
29 presidential primary ballot. A
judge has removed a proposal
that lawmakers passed in June
from the ballot because he said
its summary is misleading and
inaccurate.
That proposal would have
phased out the popular Save Our
Homes amendment, which caps
annual assessment increases at 3
percent for homeowners, and re-
placed it with a larger exemption.
But some have complained that
homeowners would actually pay
more in the long run.
The new plan Crist envisions
would leave Save Our Homes in-
tact. It would include a "portabil-
ity" provision, though, that would
let homeowners take at least a
portion of their Save Our Homes
benefits to a new house.


Submitted photos
Natives of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala were the recipients
of medical services for their eyes including cataract surgery
which was performed by local Dr. Miguel Espiritu.


OUA
Continued From Page 1
Gene Daniels appeared before
the board to protest this action.
"This is a 30 year old meter,"
Mr. Daniels said. "It would have
broken no matter who turned it
off."
He said he wanted to work
with OUA. He said he had done,
that type of work in the past with
no problems.
John Hayford, OUA's execu-
tive director, disagreed with Mr.
Daniels. He said the valve was
broken because someone turned
it too far or turned it backwards.
He said the OUA employee who
investigated the situation said the
valve had been in good shape
and was not leaking. He said Mr.
Daniels' crew had been told they
would be charged if they broke
anything.
The board discussed the situa-
tion for some time. It was noted
that an OUA employee had given
Mr. Darnels' employees a back
flow device to install on that
water line. Board members El-
der Sumner and Carl Leonard
thought that this action could
be interpreted as OUA at least
giving tacit approval to the con-
tractor working on the water line.
Therefore, the board voted not
to charge Daniels's plumbing for
the broken valve.
Mr. Hayford was directed to
revisit OUA's policy on prohibit-
ing contractors from working on


Arrest
Continued From Page 1
was selling the pills for $12
each. The detective added that
this price "... was cheap." The
pain killer can bring $15 per pill,
or more, on the street.
Harper was originally arrest-
ed on Sept. 6 on a felony charge
of obtaining a controlled sub-
stance by fraud, which can also
be called doctor shopping.
According to OCSO arrest re-
ports, on Feb. 23 Harper received
90 hydrocodone pills from a lo-
cal doctor. The detective said the
unemployed woman had signed
a pain management contract
with this doctor.
By law, if a patient enters into
a pain management contract
with a doctor for pain medicine
that patient cannot receive that
same pain killer from another
doctor without voiding the origi-
nal contract then entering into
a new contract with the second
physician.


OUA equipment.
Turning to insurance, the
board discussed several options
and voted to use another insur-
ance carrier with lower rates.
Mr. Conley stated that he was
working on the details of an agree-
ment with King's Mobile Home
Park for OUA to take over the
sewage collection system of the
park. He suggested that the sys-
tem should meet OUA standards,
that the system be surveyed and
easements recorded and that the
current owner should pay the
cost of any necessary upgrades.
In other action, the board:
*received the finance report
for the period ending Sept. 30;
*paid D.A. Davidson & Co.
$7,875 for financial advisory ser-
vices provided between April 11
and Sept. 30;
*renewed the existing agree-
ment with D.A. Davidson and Co.
for one year;
*approved expenditure of
$5,078.40 for installing a radio,
wiring and antenna on the city
tower;
*authorized the engineering
firm of Metzger & Willard to ap-
ply for renewal of the operating
permit for the Cemetery Road
wastewater treatment plant; and
*adopted a resolution desig-
nating specific individuals to sign
financial documents for OUA.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


The report goes on to state
that on March 6, Harper re-
ceived 20 pain killers from a
local dentist. While these pain
killers were also a schedule 3
controlled substance, they were
not hydrocodone.
On March 14 she received an-
other 10 hydrocodone pills from
the same dentist that gave her
the pain killers on March 6, stat-
ed the report. That report goes
on to indicate that she then re-
ceived another 90 hydrocodone
pills from the doctor with whom
she had the pain management
contract on March 23. On March
28, she obtained 10 more hy-
drocodone pills from the den-
tist. She then received another
90 hydrocodone pills from her
physician on April 24, added the
arrest report.
The OCSO report indicates
that 90 hydrocodone pills weigh
46.89 grams, which surpasses
the 28-gram weight level re-
quired to support the charge of
trafficking. Trafficking is a felony
in the first degree.


News Briefs


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

Legislative delegation to meet
Representative Richard Machek announces that the Okeechobee
County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting and pub-
lic hearing on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, from 1:30 am un-
til 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the County Commission
Chambers at the Okeechobee Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2Nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and issues
involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's of-
fice at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan(a)myflorida-
house.gov, no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.

Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit court, has
announced that the clerk's office web site now offers Okeechobee
County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a
variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index
and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court
cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.


Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with the high around 90. The wind
will be from the northeast at 5 to10 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
The wind will-be from the east around 5. mph shifting to the south-
west after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny, with the high in the lower 90s. The
wind will be from the northwest around 5 mph shifting to the north
at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the mid 60s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with the low in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s.


Lotteries

MIAMI (AP) - Here are the numbers selected Monday in the
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25-23-36.


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Employee recognition
At the Okeechobee Utility Board of Directors meeting on
Oct. 9, board chairman George Long presented Peggy
Aaron with a certificate recognizing her five years' service
to the utility.






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 3


Court asked to reverse referend


By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Local
governments asked the Florida
Supreme Court on Tuesday to
reverse its prior ruling that the
state constitution requires voter
approval before they can sell
bonds widely used to finance re-
development and improvement
projects.
If the justices agree, it would
be a double reversal.
Last month, they overturned
a legal precedent the Supreme
Court had set 27 years ago that
said a local government or com-
munity redevelopment agency
can use tax increment financing
without holding a referendum.
The ruling came in a case in-
volving a road-widening project
for a wealthy Panhandle beach
area, but it also had the effect of
striking down parts of a state law
that helps communities rede-
velop blighted areas, said former
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ste-
phen Grimes.
Grimes, now a lawyer for the
Florida Association of Counties,
urged the high court to leave the
constitutional question for an-
other day and reject the $135 mil-
lion bond issue Escambia County
had sought because it failed to


conform with the community re-
development law.
"Are you throwing Escam-
bia County under the bus so to
speak?" asked Justice Barbara
Pariente.
"I might not put it that way,"
Grimes responded.
But a lawyer for Escambia,
Elaine Johnson James, conceded
the county failed to follow the
Community Redevelopment Act.
She said the county now
would prefer to have the Su-
preme Court reject the bond is-
sue for that reason and abandon
its broader ruling, which could
thwart billions of dollars in future
redevelopment projects across
the state.
"We threw ourselves under
the bus," she said afterward.
Neither Escambia nor Dr.
Gregory Strand, a Pensacola
veterinarian who challenged the
bond issue, raised the constitu-
tional issue when the Supreme
Court first heard the case. The
justices added it on their own.
. "I realize you're in an awk-
ward position," Pariente told
Strand's lawyer, David Theriaque.
"You didn't ask us to do what we
did."
Theriaque, though, urged
the justices to stick with their
unanimous ruling. It reversed a


1980 decision on tax increment
financing in Miami Beach that
helped lead to the revitalization
of the South Beach area.
Tax increment projects are
backed by revenues resulting
from increases the projects are
expected to create in property
values.
In the Miami Beach case, the
Supreme Court ruled such bor-
rowing is not covered by a con-
stitutional requirement for voter
approval of bonds maturing after
12 months that are payable from
property taxes.
The 1980 justices said the ref-
erendum requirement doesn't ap-
ply if a local government pledges
tax revenues but not possible tax
increases to repay bonds. The
present justices none of whom
were on the court back then
called that a "legal fiction."
"If there's a way to not reach
the constitutional question typi-
cally they don't, but they've al-
ready reached the constitutional
question," Theriaque said later.
"How do you put the legal fic-
tion back in the barn? It's already
left."
The present justices already
have issued' a revised opinion
since making their ruling last
month.
They lifted a cloud over bil-


um ruling
lions of dollars in existing proj-
ects by clarifying the ruling does
not apply to bonds already is-
sued. It also dropped a lease-pur-
chase form of borrowing, which
is widely used by school districts,
from the referendum require-
ment because it does not com-
mit funds beyond 12 months.
Grimes urged the justices to
hold off on the referendum ques-
tion ufitil they hear a few other
cases involving community re-
development agencies set for
oral argument in January. Those
bond issues, unlike Escambia,
conform with the community re-
development law, he said.
"Reasonable people could
come to two conclusions,"
Grimes told the justices. "I con-
cede that there's some logic to
your opinion. I'll also believe and
submit there's logic in the origi-
nal opinion."
Strand, who was present for
the argument, said he challenged
the road-widening project be-
cause it would use money that
could benefit the entire county to
help an area where property val-
ues already are rapidly rising.
"That was the middle class
subsidizing the rich," Strand
said.


Sink wants Cabinet to decide CAT fund rates


By David Royse another being contemplated for
Associated Press Writer this fall, it could greatly reduce
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Chief the state's risk next year.
Financial Officer Alex Sink wants have blHomed nsurcent large in-
lawmakers to turn over some have blamed recent large in-
control of the state's backup hur- creases in premiums on the high
ricane fund to the governor and cost they pay for buying private
reinsurance. So, with Gov. Charlie
Cabinet in an effort to shift some Crist urging them on, lawmakers
risk away from the state and to in January made more coverage
the private reinsurance market. available from the Catastrophe
Lawmakers earlier this year Fund, so companies could buy
expanded the exposure of the less private reinsurance. Then
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe the companies could pass the
Fund, which serves as an emer- savings on to their customers.
agency backup fund in case in- In some cases it has resulted
surance companies can't pay in lower premiums, but many
claims. It's mostly paid for by in- companies haven't lowered
surance companies paying pre- rates.
miums into the fund, but bailed And it put almost all insur-
out by everyone with insurance ance customers in Florida po-
when it comes up short. tentially on the hook for large as-
Sink wants the Legislature to sessments that would raise their
allow the governor and Cabinet insurance bills even more. When
- on which Sink sits - to shift the Catastrophe Fund, or CAT
more of the risk of a big hurri- fund, can't meet its obligations,
cane season away from the Ca- the law allows the shortfall to be
tastrophe Fund and baclcto-the---made-up-by tacking assessments
private -market. -Sink said -if4aw- :,.:onto the insurance bills of every-
makers could do nlat in a special - 'one itl'hOte or ar insurance.
session currently under w'y,'or Sink said part 6f the reason


the plan didn't work in lowering
rates across the board was partly
a matter of timing. Some compa-
nies had already purchased more
expensive private reinsurance by
the time CAT fund was expanded
to allow them to purchase more
state coverage.
Since the Legislature typi-
cally only meets in the spring,
Sink said turning over details of
how much coverage the CAT
fund would provide to Crist and
the Cabinet, who generally meet
twice a month most of the year,
would allow private insurance
companies to better plan for
their reinsurance needs.
But it also would allow for the
governor and Cabinet to lower
the amount of CAT fund cover-
age available. Sink - and some
others - are gravely concerned
about the high amount of ex-
posure currently hanging over
all Florida insurance customers,
who could face millions in as-
sessments over several years if
there were a big storm.
She said private reinsurance
rates have gone down since law-


makers made the move, and now
the companies should go back
to buying more of their backup
coverage in that market.
"Do we really want to mort-
gage our future, when there's
the opportunity to spread this
risk out to the global market?"
Sink asked.
Insurance companies are
likely to be split on the proposal,
as some pushed for expanded
CAT fund coverage and others
were vocal that the answer to the
state's insurance needs should
remain firmly in the private mar-
ket.
Florida Insurance Council
spokesman Sam Miller said his
group didn't have a position yet
on the Sink proposal, precisely
because some of its members
would like it and others might
not.
But overall, the idea is positive
because it acknowledges that the
private reinsurance market needs
to have the opportunity to cover
more risk, and the state needs to
be careful about h'-:\ much risk
it takes on, Miller said.


State officials being demoted in inmate transfer plan


TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Three
high-ranking Corrections Depart-
ment employees were being de-
moted because they improperly
approved moving hundreds of
inmates who paid attorneys as
much as $7,000 to secure their
transfers to other prisons, offi-
cials said Tuesday.
While no illegal activity was
found in a 100-day internal inves-
tigation, the department thinks
the way the transfers were per-
mitted were unethical, unfair and
perhaps dangerous.
Department spokeswoman
Gretl Plessinger said the names
of the workers who will be de-
moted have not been released.
Another six headquarters em-
ployees were believed to have


been innocent dupes and were
just following their supervisors'
orders, she said. They have re-
turned to work.
Plessinger said inmates want-
ing to secure a speedy transfer
would pay attorneys $3,000 to
$7,000. Those attorneys had ex-
department staffers working for
them, who would make calls to
former co-workers and request
that a certain inmate should be
moved.
The department's inspector
general has turned up the names
of two private attorneys and
two former department staffers
who helped the inmates arrange
transfers, Plessinger said. The de-
partment asked that the name of
one of the attorneys be withheld


because the investigation is con-
tinuing.
The department's general
counsel sent a letter to the other
lawyer, Bernard F. Daley Jr. of
Tallahassee, telling him that his
access to department person-
nel is being restricted "based on
your overt and covert actions to
improperly influence the trans-
fer of inmates in violation of the
department's policies and proce-
dures."
Daley said that 90 percent of
his work was done to move in-
mates to a prison near their loved
ones, but he said he will no lon-
ger do transfer work.
* "We operated within the law
and did a laudable job. I don't
think we did anything wrong. We


Arrest Report


were just lobbying central office
people and classification people,"
Daley said. "Sometimes it worked
and sometimes it didn't."
Corrections Secretary James
McDonough believes the process
was unfair to inmates awaiting
transfer on a list. It also created
security risks because the attor-
neys passed onto their clients
when and where they were be-
ing moved, Plessinger said. It can
sometimes take a year or more
for a transfer to be approved.
The procedure, which 'could
have been going on for years, will
be ended, Plessinger said.
Plessinger said the attorneys
involved have not been reported
to the Florida Bar.
The department moves about
2,000 of its 94,000 inmates a day
for everything from medical con-
ditions to disciplinary and security
reasons, she said.


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WATER: I was just wondering as to why they are not letting more
water out of the river into the lake to bring it up to where it should be. I
live on a canal and the water here is much higher than it usually is this
time of year. And I was just wondering because they say that the Kis-
simmee River is the main source of water to Lake Okeechobee. I just
didn't know why they aren't letting more water through the locks.

WATER LEVELS: I was just wondering why they keep dropping
the water in the canals. It seemed like it dropped like 2 to 3 feet in
the last couple of days when it was starting to look like it was coming
up. I was just wondering why they won't let the water come back up
when we're paying so much in taxes because we live on this so-called
waterfront.

CANALS: Here in Okeechobee, a great many of the houses are
on the canals. That doesn't mean we are "privileged" or that we have
"big bucks." Quite the contrary. Most of us are retired seniors living on
Social Security. We also pay higher taxes for this property; taxes which
should be used to maintain the canals, but they aren't maintained.
For the past year, the condition of the canals have been deplorable.
So we, in fact, are getting nothing for our tax dollars. So don't blame
Mother Nature. The buck stops with the county (both literally and figu-
ratively).

STUDENT PARKING: I've been reading the articles about the stu-
dent parking. I think parents should be more concerned about how
their children drive and less about if there are enough parking spaces
available. If parents are so concerned about where their children park
their vehicles, then parents can pay for a parking garage. But don't put
it on the taxpayers. We do enough to support your children.

INSURANCE: Most responsible people would have carried some
type of insurance to cover themselves even if the State didn't require
it. The thing that bothers me is, what happens with these people that
refuse to have insurance or even have a valid drivers license? They
don't care. They go out and kill people and they cause a lot of prop-
erty damage and then say, "Sue me. I don't have anything." When
they get arrested, they pay a fine and go out and do it again. I hope
our Legislators can come up with a better plan than what we had.
The only winners in our last plan were the Insurance companies and
Attorneys. The losers were the law-abiding citizens of this state and
the Medical'Profession. Either way the law abiding citizens paid. The
people that continue to break our laws, will still do so and the rest of
us will suffer.

OLD FRIENDS: What a nice surprise for us seeing an article in
Saturday's paper regarding a former resident of Okeechobee who
went big game hunting in Africa. Not only was that a great article we
have now found a friend of ours that we have not seen in 35 or more
years. Funny that we now live in a town that he and his wife lived in
for many years and ran a successful business. Hopefully we can get
together and rehash very old times.

HUG YOUR KIDS: The recent drowning of a local teenager re-
minds us all that there are no guarantees in this life. Every time you
say good-bye to a loved one, you might never see that person again.
As your child heads out the door to the bus stop in the morning, take
the time to give them a hug and tell them that you love them. At night'
before you go to bed, take a few minutes to look in on the children
and give them an extra hug or kiss goodnight. Make sure your children
know just how much you love them, just how proud you are of them,
just how thankful you are to have them. You never know what the
next day will bring. So go hug your kids.


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Community Events

VFW Post 4423 plans Halloween party
The new Men's Auxiliary of the North VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W.
34th St., will host a Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will
be a costume contest with the judging taking place around 9 p.m.
There will be prizes for best costume and also for the most original
(creative) costume. Debbie Collins will be hosting karaoke and danc-
ing from 6 until 10 p.m. The public is invited. If you are not a member,
please sign at the front door as a guest. If you have any questions, call
the Post at (863) 763-0818.




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Letters to the Editor


Domestic violence
victims not all female
The article on Martha's House
("Martha's House: Aids victims of
domesticviolence," Oct.5) made
comments that left male victims
of domestic vioelnce invisible and
assumed victims are almost all
women, such as where it stated
"Martha's House is a non-profit
organization which serves vic-
tims of domestic violence, as well
as other women and children in
distress." What about male vic-
tims? What happens when they
need help?
Even if male victims were the
minority, that wouldn't justify
ignoring them. You would say
'men and women' when cover-
ing firefighters. Why not domes-
tic violence victims?
Contrary to stereotypes, wom-
en are as violent as men in relation-
ships, and men suffer one-third of
injuries. Dr. Martin Fiebert of Cal
State University summarizes over
200 of these studies in an online
bibliography at http://www.csulb.
edu/-mfiebert/assault.htm.
For example, in May 2007 the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
found violence in one-fourth of
heterosexual couples, half of
which was reciprocal; and wom-
en perpetrated over 70 percent of
the reciprocal violence while men
suffered significant injuries.
A recent 32-nation study by the
University of New Hampshire con-
firmed this worldwide and found
women are just as controlling as
men in relationships in both rich
and poor nations alike.
But since men are less likely
to report it, the crime data dif-
fers from the sociological data.
Even crime data, however, now
shows 25 percent of the victims
are men; and the CDC's website
cites a major crime survey that
found: "In the United States every
year, about 1.5 million women
and more than 800,000 men are
raped or physically assaulted by
an intimate partner." ,
Decades of politically correct
gender politics has exploited
men's underreporting by inten-
tionally keeping them invisible.


Male victims still have no outreach
and few services, and they usu-
ally just "take it" while their chil-
dren suffer long-term damage
from the exposure. This is a
very serious - but hidden - prob-
lem. That's why a global coali-
tion of concerned experts has
formed to promote honest, re-
search-based domestic violence
policies. Theirwebsiteis atwww.
nfvlrc.org/
Please consider providing
more accurate coverage of this is-
sue in the future.
For more, see:
A University of Florida study
recently found women are more
likely than men to "stalk, attack
and abuse" their partners: http://
news.ufl.edu/2006/07/13/wom-
en-attackers/.
The University of Washing-
ton recently found similar results
in their own research: http://
www.sciencedaily.com/releas-
es/2007/06/070625111433.htm.
A recent study in the Journal of
Family Violence found many male
callers to a national hotline expe-
rienced high rates of severe forms
of violence from female partners
who used violence to control
them.: http://www.springerlink.
com/content/a7q0032j88817218/
fulltext.pdf.
A University of Pennsylvania
emergency room report found 13
percent of men reported being
assaulted by a female partner in
the previous 12 months, of which
50% were choked, kicked, bit-
ten, punched, or had an object
thrown at them, 37 percent in-
volved a weapon, and 14 percent
required medical attention, at:
http://www.aemj.org/cgi/content/
abstract/6/8/786.
University of Pennsylvania Pro-
fessor Richard Gelles states: 'Con-
trary to the claim that women
only hit in self-defense, we found
that women were as likely to initi-
ate the violence as were men,' in
his article reprinted at http://www.
ncfmla.org/gelles.html.
Marc E. Angelucci
President
Los Angeles chapter
National Coalition of Free Men
http://www.ncfmla.org


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From the photo archives
While cleaning out the old photography darkroom at the
Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
ber of old photos. Some of these photos were taken by
staffers; others were apparently brought in by community
members. No information is available with the photos, but
readers can share any information they might have. Some
of these have been posted at http://photos.newszap.com/
pages/gallery.php?gallery=310113. Or go online to www.
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photos," and then click on "Okee News Archives." To com-
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Community Events


Healthy Start Coalition board to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m., in their office,
575 S.W 28 St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This
meeting is open to the public. For information contact Executive
Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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 hosts 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.

4-H plans annual barbecue
The 4-H Foundation will hold their annual Pork Barbecue Dinner.
with all of the fixings, on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Freshman Campus
(ninth grade center) cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now for $6 at the
Extension Office or from any 4-H'er. Deliveries can be made for five
or more dinners by calling in advance to (863) 763-6469, or on the
19 call (863) 634-3327. You may dine in or pick up dinner from 11
until 7 p.m.

Orchid Club to meet
On Monday, Oct.22 at 7 p.m. Orchid Club will meet at the Coop-
erative Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. The club will hold an
organizational meeting to elect officers so that activities and speak-
ers may be planned. Bring ideas for speakers and topics. Harry
Hoffner of Hoffner Orchids will be available to answer any ques-
tions on your orchids. If you have a problem orchid, bring it in for
Harry to diagnose. For more information please call Angela at the
Cooperative Extension Office: (863) 763-6469.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet at 7
p.m. in the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss
the title for the month. This meeting is open and free to the public.
Meetings and topics are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 25, "The Sun
Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway"; Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass
Castle, by Jeanette Wall"; Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Hummingbird's
Daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea," the group will meet at 6:30 for
our annual Christmas tea with the discussion at 7 p.m.; Thursday,
Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle Benoir, by Christine Conrad. For informa-
tion call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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.

4-H Club to clean saddles
The Bits n' Spurs 4-H Club will have a saddle cleaning fundraiser
on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. until noon at Eli's Trailer Sales,
908 N.W. Park St. Club members will clean and oil saddles under
the supervision of adult volunteers. Money raised will be used to
finance club activities and programs. Those who can't bring their
saddles to Eli's Trailer Sales on Oct. 27 can make arrangements to
drop off the saddles in advance. If you have several saddles to be
cleaned, the club may also make arrangements to pick them up.
For more information, contact Paula Daniel at (863) 763-8185.


Upcoming Events.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health De-
partment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,,call
(863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave. The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
cated at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon un-
til 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
cost is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is
welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Ki-
wanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank
Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial,.407 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletch-
er at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the
corner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and
gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863)
612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 LIFESTYLES 5


Engagements


Area Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW) groups are again
sponsoring their annual Patriot-
ic Student Contest, where win-
ners can receive scholarships
and incentives for their winning
patriotic essays.
The deadline for all entries is
Nov. 1.
For grades six through eight,
the theme of their Patriotic Pen
Essay will be: Why I am an
American Patriot. These essays
are to be no less than 300 words
and no more than 400 words.
Local winners will receive:
first-$100, second-$75 and
third-$50.
For grades nine through 12,


the theme of their Scholarship
from the Voice of Democracy
will be: My Role in Honoring
American Veterans. Contestants
must submit a three- to five-
minute broadcast on standard
cassette tape or CD, along with
a typed essay.
Winners in this category will
receive: first-$150, second-$100
and third-$50.
All material must be in Eng-
lish, and include the contes-
tant's name and school.
Contestants in both cat-
egories will compete at the lo-
cal, state and national levels.
Contestants moving on to the
national level will receive an


Births

Chelsea Janelle Rawlings


Submitted photo
Kevin Patterson and Amy Renfranz plan to marry in Novem-
ber.

Renfranz-Patterson


Donald and Lisa Renfranz of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Amy Alyssa Renfranz
to Kevin Matthews Patterson of
Boone, N.C.
The prospective groom is the
son of Jack and Ann Patterson of
Greensboro, N.C.
The couple met at Appala-
chian State University (ASU) in
Boone, N.C. in 2004. Kevin pro-
posed to Amy on a mountain top
near Linville Gorge, N.C. on April
25, 2007.
The wedding is planned for
Nov. 3, 2007 at the Grace Luther-
an Church in Boone, N.C. with a
reception following at the Game-


keeper restaurant.
The bride to be is a 2003 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School.
She graduated from AS.U. in 2007
with a degree in English. She has
been employed with projects in-
volving the National Park Service
and A.S.U since graduation.
The groom is a 2001 graduate
of South Guilford High School in
Greensboro, N.C. He graduated
from A.S.U in 2005 with a degree
in Computer Science. He is em-
ployed by Lowe's Corporation at
their Corporate Headquarters in
Wilkesboro, N.C.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Boone, N.C.


Kristian and Christina Rawl-
ings of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Chelsea Janelle Rawl-
ings.
She was born on Sept. 11,
2007 at Martin Memorial in Stu-
art. She weighed 8 lbs 6 ounces
and was 20 inches long at birth.
Chelsea was welcomed home
by her big brother Shane.
Maternal Grandparents are
Donnie and Teonie Watson of
Okeechobee.
Paternal Grandparents are
Derek and Jane Byles of West
Palm Beach.
Great grandparents are Hen-


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Chelsea Janelle Rawlings
rietta and Chuck Stevens of
Okeechobee and Pamela Squibb
of London, England.


Correction

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 issue of the Okeechobee News ran a
birth announcement for Mason Keith Murrish the names of paternal
grandparents, William and Laura Murrish is incorrect, the correct
names are Bill and Lavon Murrish. We apologize for the error and any
inconvenience it may have caused your family.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Lucky divas
The Foxy Divas of Okeechobee (in no particular order)
Marilyn Hadley, Joy Morley and Lela West, went for an af-
ternoon of lunch and fun at the Lucky 7 in Okeechobee to
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Foxy Divas, Marilyn Hadley - Vice Mother, Eve Olson
and Mary Skjordal enjoyed their time at the Lucky 7 in
Okeechobee on their afternoon of fun.







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win thousands in U.S. Savings
Bonds and/or scholarships.
Material should be submit-
ted to: Buckhead VFW, c/o Mi-
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2002 S.R. 78 W, Okeechobee,
Fl., 34974.
Judging will be done by
Commander Jim Benoit, Post
#10539; Commander Bob
Hinebaugh, Post #4423; and
committee.
For information, contact
Mike Hall at (863) 801-3975 or
Brynda Hall at (765) 208-6381.


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The members of the Red Hat Society, Foxy Divas (in no
particular order) Farrell Sharp, Winnie Hargis, Lela West,
Mary Skjordal, Marilyn Hadley, MaryAnn Porterfield, Mari
Walther, Mary Lou Raab, Eve Olson, Joy Morley and June
Sheer pose for a photo with Margaret Smith from the Tan-
tie Quilters. This was one of many trips that they went on
during their, busy summer.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Foxy Divas of Okeechobee
Okeechobee's Red Hat Ladies have been traveling. The Foxy Divas (in no particular order)
Mari Walther - Queen Mother, Marilyn Hadley - Vice Mother, Lela West, Mary Lou Raab,
Ruth Kerley, Mary Skjordal and Eve Olson, went to visit the Brady Bunch of Lake Placid.
The had lunch together at Beef O'Brady's then drove around the Lake Placid area to see
all of the murals.


VFW sponsors essay contest


LIFESTYLES


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Voting Day
Emily Alicea, right, a fifth grader at Everglades Elementary
School, casts her ballot in the student council elections
held at the school on Friday, Oct. 5. Okeechobee County
Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler and some of her
poll workers brought their voting machines to the school
cafeteria and gave the students a practical lesson on how
the voting process works.



Community Theatre


tickets are on sale


Season tickets for the
'Okeechobee Community The-
,atre's 29th year of presenting
live Broadway-style musicals,
comedies and dramas are now
available for a limited time di-
rectly from the theatre.
The tickets assure patrons
'of the best seats in the house
for both upcoming shows,
:before they go on sale to the
;general public. Plus there's a
-fifteen percent savings over
,the regular single-show ticket
price, according to theatre co-
ordinator/director, Ron Hayes.
+ -Single show tickets sell for
$10 each, or a total of $20 for
both shows. By purchasing
season tickets at $17 per set,
there is a $3 savings. This en-
.titles the bearer to the same
seat for both shows, includ-
ing the musical in November,
and the comedy in March. The
discount reserved-seat tickets
,must be purchased by October
9.
Theatre-goers who wish to
secure season tickets should
call (863) 763-1307, and leave
their name and phone num-
*ber. A theatre representative
will then return the call to
verify the order, and obtain the
needed information.
Single seat tickets, for State
:Fair only, will go on sale for
$10 each after the close of the
seasori ticket sale. They will be
available at the Chamber of
'Commerce sometime around
the middle of October.
This year's line-up includes
the "new" Rodgers and Ham-
,merstein stage musical State
Fair, on November 2, 3, 9 and
10 and the Neil Simon comedy-
,hit, Plaza Suite, on March 7, 8,
14 and 15.
State Fair is from the writing
team that created such shows
as Oklahoma!, The Sound of
Music, South Pacific, Carousel,
and the King and I, all of which
have been produced locally by
the theatre company.
It is, however, the only
.one of the Rodgers and Ham-
merstein musicals which was
written especially for a movie,


and not for Broadway. In the
mid-1990's it was adapted into
a stage show which enjoyed
great success in New York, and
in a road production around
the country. .It boasts such
hit songs as "It Might as Well
Be Spring," and "It's a Grand
Night for Singing."
The cast of local performers
is the largest ever assembled
for an OCT production, with
a total of 32. A host of support
people are also working be-
hind the scenes to coordinate
the technical requirements.
State Fair is-the story of an
Iowa family who plan all year
for their annual three day visit
to the fair, hoping for blue rib-
bons in livestock and canning
competitions. The younger
members of the clan are also
hoping to find romance and
excitement. It is a story that
found success at the movies in
three different productions, in
the 30's, 40's, and again in the
60's.
The spring show, Plaza
Suite, was first performed by
the Okeechobee Community
Theatre in 1982, and still ranks
as a favorite with the OCT pa-
trons who attended the first
production. The show is from
Neil Simon, America's most
prolific writer of comedies,
who is also known for the Odd
Couple, Barefoot in the Park
and the Sunshine Boys.
It is a unique collection of
three separate comedic sketch-
es involving three different
couples in three very different
situations. The unifying factor
is that they all take place in the
same suite in New York's posh
Plaza Hotel on Central Park.
A movie version starred
Walter Mathau and Maureen
Stapleton. A made for TV ver-
sion was also produced, star-
ring Carol Burnett.
The Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre is an all-volunteer
organization of local people
who produce live musicals,
comedies and dramas for
Okeechobee Audiences. It is
now in it's 29th year.


Class of '98 reunion agenda


The reunion will be held Fri-
day, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct.
20.
The event will begin Friday
with the Homecoming Parade
where participants who wish
to ride on the spirit float should
meet at 2:15 near U-Save.
Friday after the parade the
class of '98 will meet at the high
school auditorium for more
festivities including the presen-
tation of the slide show. The
Homecoming game is sched-
uled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee High School foot-
ball stadium.
Saturday, Oct. 20, there will
be a family day gathering at the
Basinger Community Center at
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. which is lo-
cated at the corner of US High-


way 98 and Micco Bluff Road
-approximately 28 miles SE of
Sebring and approximately 25
miles north of Okeechobee on
the east side of the Kissimmee
River.
Food will be catered by Brad
Gibson. The slide show and vid-
eos from various events in high
school will be shown.
Saturday night the adults will
gather at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St., for addi-
tional social time with a DJ, ca-
tered food, drinks and fun.
The cost for the weekend is
$20 per adult. Please RSVP to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. For
additional information contact
Robert Frost at (352) 494-3606
or Amanda Surles Baker at
(863) 634-4908.


State Board of Education chooses

next Commissioner of Education


TAMPA - The State Board of
Education (SBE) voted unani-
mously to select Dr. Eric J.
Smith as the Florida Commis-
sioner of Education. The SBE
made its decision following a
second round of in-depth inter-
views with the three finalists in
Tampa, Florida.
"Dr. Smith was chosen from
a very talented and qualified
group of candidates," said SBE
Chairman T. Willard Fair. "He
has the skills and experience
that Florida's education sys-
tem needs, and I look forward
to working with him in the fu-
ture."
Dr. Smith was chosen as a
result of a national search con-
ducted by PROACT Search, Inc.,
a national executive search firm
hired by the SBE at the April
17, 2007, board meeting. The
original applicant pool con-
sisted of 32 candidates, but was
narrowed by the SBE to seven
candidates in August based on


a comprehensive screening
process. In September, the SBE
conducted interviews with each
of the seven candidates and
voted to narrow the list to three.
Dr. Smith will serve as Florida's
chief educational officer and is
responsible for providing full
assistance to the SBE in enforc-
ing compliance with the mis-
sion and goals of Florida's K-20
education system.
Prior to Dr. Smith being
named as Commissioner, he
was Senior Vice President for
College Readiness for the Col-
lege Board. In this position, he
organized a new division to fo-
cus on a strategy to assist school
districts in improving their high
school graduates' enrollment
and completion rates in higher
education. From 2002-2006, Dr.
Smith was the Superintendent
for Anne Arundel County Pub-
lic Schools in Annapolis, 'Mary-
land.


Church News Briefs


Church plans
Girls Night Out
The First United Method-
ist Church in Okeechobee, 200
N.W. Second St., will have a
"girls night out" with well known
Christian author, Marion Bond
West, on Saturday, Nov. '10 from
1-0 a.m:until-2 p.m. 'Tickets cost
$5 which includes lunch. For
information, contact Cheri Wat-
ford at the church office (863)
763-4021 or Regina Hamrick at
(863) 763- 8865 for tickets.

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

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)
467-1733.

Church to hold
missions conference
New Testament Baptist
Church of Okeechobee, 535 N.E.
28th Ave. (State Road 70 and State
Road 710) will be having a Mis-


sion Conference from Wednes-
day, Oct.,i.10 through Sunday,
Oct. 14. Times will be Wednes-
day through Saturday at 7 p.m.
and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6
p.m. There will be missionaries
from Romania and France along
with others. Sunday the Harris
family will be there to bring spe-
cial.singing. E'.ry',n:', is invited.
For information, call Pastor Jim
Gilbert at (863) 763-6682.


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Obituaries


Donald L. Crawford
Donald L. Crawford, Sr., age
87 of Okeechobee and formerly
of Lake Port and LaBelle, died
Sunday, Oct. 7,
2007 in Rauler-
son Hospital of
.Okeechobee.
Born June 6,
1920, in Tindall,
Mo., he had
.'been a resident ,
of Okeechobee
for the past 1 /2 Donald L.
years. He served Crawford
in the United
States Air Force as a pilot during
WWII. He was a Master Mason
'having received many awards for
his works in the lodge. He also
awarded the designation of the
Knight of the York Cross Honor.
This honorary degree is the high-
est of the York Rite of free Mason-
ry and is conferred only on those


that have held the highest office
in each of the four bodies of the
Rite. Don served as Master of
Trenton., Missouri Lodge 111 of
the Masons in 1960; High Priest
of Trenton Chapter of Royal Arch
Masons in 1967, Master of Trenton
Council, Royal and Select Masters
in 1963 and Commander of God-
frey de Bouillon Commandery of
Knight Templar in 1970. On April,
8, 2004 he was presented the 50
year Jewel and Certificate of the
Grand Lodge of Missouri, Tren-
ton Lodge 111. Noble Donald
L. Crawford, Sr., was a member
of the AMARA Shriner's Temple.
He owned Don's Marine in Fort
Pierce, LaBelle and Lakeport. He
enjoyed fishing and boating.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Junyer and Grace Craw-
ford; brother, Raymond Craw-
ford; stepbrothers, Norman and
Benny Crawford and stepsister,
Huella Wood.


He is survived by his son,
Donald L. Crawford, Jr., of
.Okeechobee; daughters, Julia
Ann Flowers of Olathe, Kan., and
Sheryl Coonfare (Joshua Ritchey)
of Okeechobee; brother Newton
"Newt" (Wilma) Crawford of San
Diego; sister, Grace (Bill) Dean
of Chillicothe, Mo., and Betty
Jo (Delbert) Gentry of Trenton,
Mo. In addition he is survived by
six grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren.
A Masonic Memorial Service
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Future forest ranger
Jillian Kennedy, a kindergarten student at Central Elemen-
tary School, learned to use the Division of Forestry foam
hose Monday morning at a demonstration held in celebra-
tion of National Fire Safety Week. She was assisted by
Brian Cross of the Division of Forestry.


European scientists share

Nobel Prize in physics


By Matt Moore
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -
-_ Two European scientists won
the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics
on Tuesday for a discovery that
lets computers, iPods and other
digital devices store reams of data
on ever-shrinking hard disks.
France's Albert Fert and Ger-
man Peter Gruenberg indepen-
dently discovered a physical effect
in 1988 that has led to sensitive
tools for reading the information
stored on hard disks. That sensi-
tivity lets the electronics industry
use smaller and smaller disks.
"The MP3 and iPod industry
would not have existed without
this discovery," Borje Johansson,
a member of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences told The
Associated Press. "You would not
have an iPod without this effect."
The two scientists discov-
ered a phenomenon called giant
magnetoresistance. In this effect,
very weak changes in magne-
tism generate larger changes in
electrical resistance. This is how
information stored magnetically
on a hard disk can be converted
to electrical signals that the com-
puter reads.
Smaller disks mean fainter
magnetic signals, so the ability
to detect them is key to shrinking
Shard disks.
The first disk-reading device
based on the effect was launched
in 1997 "and this soon became
the' standard technology," the
Nobel committee said.
Phil Schewe, a physicist and
spokesman for the American In-
stitute of Physics, said the prize
honored "a terrific combination
of great physics and huge practi-
cal application.
"I can hardly think of an ap-
plication that has a bigger bang
than the magnetic hard drive in-
dustry. Every one of us probably
owns three or four or five devic-
es, probably more, that depend
on billions of bits of information
stored on something the size of
a dime."
Fert, 69, is the scientific direc-
tor of the Mixed Unit for Physics


at CNRS/Thales in Orsay, France,
while Gruenberg, 68, is a profes-
sor at the Institute of Solid State
Research in the west German city
of Juelich. They will share the
$1.5 million prize.
Asked if he'd thought his dis-
covery would have such wide ap-
plication, Fert told The Associat-
ed Press, "You can never predict
in physics.... These days when I
go to my grocer and see him type
on a computer, I say "'Wow, he's
using something I put together in
my mind. It's wonderful."'
A former rugby player and
now avid sailboarder, Fert told
France's Inter Radio that he
planned to share some of the
spoils of his winnings with col-
leagues.
"As usual when I get prizes, I
share a little with my associates
and then I will see," he said. "I
don't know. I think I need new
sails for my windsurfers."
Gruenberg told reporters
gathered at his institute that he
was not too surprised to win the
Nobel. "Because I have received
a lot of awards, I was often
asked: 'When will the big award
come?'" Gruenberg said.
He said the prize money
would let him do research "with-
out having to apply for grants for
every tiny bit." He also said he
knew early on that his discovery
had commercial potential, which
is why he secured a patent.
"When you have three chil-
dren, it feels good to have an ex-
tra income," he said of the profit
from his patent.
The Nobel announcement
broke a streak of American wins
from 2000 to 2006 that saw 20
people awarded the physics prize,
of whom 16 were U.S. citizens or
did their work at American labo-
ratories and universities.
Last year, Americans John C.
Mather and George F. Smoot won
the physics prize for their work
examining the infancy of the uni-
verse, studies that have aided the
understanding of galaxies and
stars and increasing support for
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nasty things," explains Dr. Pa-
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ty cardiologist who is planning
research into how to protect
these women's hearts.
"This is really coming at you
from all sides," says Douglas,
who outlined the "multiple
hits" in this month's Journal of
the American College of Cardi-
ology.�
But much of the debate
centers on who should use an-
thracyclines, including the best-
known Adriamycin, that can
damage heart muscle, sapping
its pumping strength.
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Jonsson Cancer Center cites
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percent of patients whose tu-
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tion found that not all Her2 pa-
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cancer patients.
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drug Herceptin key for women
with Her2-positive tumors also
comes with a heart-damage
warning. But adding it to an-
thracyclines increases the heart
risk fivefold, with no extra ben-
efit, Slamon found.
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chemo is rare, around 2 percent
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research that anywhere from 10
percent to half of anthracycline
users experience more subtle
heart weakening, making them
more vulnerable to aging's usu-
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heart failure in the following
decade than those on different
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storm," Slamon says of all the
research. "We're adding no in-
cremental benefit with plenty
of incremental toxicity."
Now the influential National
Breast Cancer Coalition is lob-
bying oncologists and govern-
ment regulators to reconsider
treatment guidelines.
"These are very strong, very
real data that they need to pay
attention to," says coalition
president Fran Visco.
But many oncologists aren't
convinced, and want more evi-
dence that other chemos work
as well.
Indeed, Duke University is
beginning a major study funded
by the Defense Department to
do additional genetic testing on
Her2-negative women, to com-
pare Adriamycin to the non-an-
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"It's fair to say I'm using less
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cancer, says lead researcher Dr.
Kelly Marcom, Duke's breast
oncology chief.
"But there are still patients
that I think have cancers that
may be more sensitive to Adria-
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is still out."
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tumors, and took Adriamycin
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weight smoker she already was
at risk. Yet she blamed the sur-
gery when she got winded.
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my doctor about it. I'd say, 'I'm
tired, I think from the surgery,'"
recalls Sartin, 45.
Twice her ejection fraction
a measure of blood pumped
per beat dropped well below
normal. It bounced back with
treatment changes, and Sartin
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Fed agrees to slash interest rates


By Jeannine Aversa
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wor-
ried that a jarring credit crunch
would stifle the economy, Fed-
eral Reserve policymakers at
their September meeting felt
compelled to act aggressively in
lowering a key interest rate for
the first time in over four years.
Fed policymakers unanimous-
ly agreed to slash interest rates
by one-half percentage point to
4.75 percent, calling it "the most
prudent course of action," ac-
cording to minutes of the Sept.
18 meeting released' Tuesday.
The minutes underscored just
how concerned Fed Chairman
Ben Bernanke and his central
bank colleagues were that the
credit crisis and the worst hous-
ing slump in 16 years could un-
dermine the country's econom-
ic health. The minutes offered
fresh insights into the Septem-
ber meeting, where Bernanke


was faced with one of his most
important decisions since taking
office in February of last year.
"Given the unusual nature
of the current financial shock,
participants regarded the out-
look for economic activity as
characterized by particularly
high uncertainty, with the risks
to growth skewed to the down-
side," according to the minutes.
Some participants expressed
concern that a weaker economy
could worsen the credit crunch,
which, in turn, could "reinforce
the economic slowdown." At the
same time, participants pointed
out that in previous episodes
of financial market disruptions,
the economy showed some re-
silience when the country was
suffering through a period of fi-
nancial turbulence.
"Although financial markets
were expected to stabilize over
time, participants judged that
credit markets were likely to re-
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period ahead," the minutes said.
Lowering its main interest
rate, called the federal funds
rate, "was appropriate to help
offset the effects of tighter fi-
nancial conditions on the eco-
nomic outlook," the minutes
stated. The funds rate, the inter-
est banks charge each other on
overnight loans, affects a wide
range of interest rates charged
to millions of consumers and
businesses. That's why it is the
Fed's main tool for influencing
national economic activity.
If the Fed did not lower rates,
Fed policymakers "saw a risk
that tightening credit conditions
and an intensifying housing cor-
rection would lead to significant
broader weakness" in the econ-
omy as well as in national em-
ployment conditions, according
to the minutes.
Fed policymakers also be-
lieved that the rate cut "should
not interfere" with lenders and
other investors making the pain-
ful adjustments that they need to
get their financial houses in or-
der, the minutes said.
With economic growth likely
to run at a sub-par pace for a
while and incoming inflation
data on the "favorable side,"
the lowering of rates "seemed
unlikely to affect adversely the
outlook for inflation," the min-
utes said.
The credit crunch was likely
to deepen the housing slump,
raised the possibility of damp-
ening consumer spending and
could weigh on business in-
vestment in the months ahead,
the minutes said. Spending by
consumers and businesses are
crucial ingredients keep the eco-
nomic expansion going.
Policymakers didn't think that
the job market had deteriorated
as much as a government report
at the time suggested. Nonethe-
less, they believed that "some
further slowing of employment
growth was likely."
The government originally
reported that the economy lost
4,000 jobs in August the first
such decline in four years. At the
time, that news sent Wall Street
in a nosedive, intensified fears
that the economy was heading
toward recession and was seen


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as cementing a case for the Fed
to lower rates at its September
meeting.
Last week, however, the gov-
ernment released revised figures
based on more complete data
showing that employers actually
added 89,000 jobs during that
month.
Job-creation picked up in Sep-
tember, with employers boost-
ing payrolls by 110,000. Work-
ers' wages also grew solidly, the
government reported last week.
That news eased fears the econ-
omy would slide into a recession
and cast doubt on whether the
Fed would lower rates again at
its next scheduled meeting, Oct.
30-31.
The minutes also said that
Fed policymakers discussed
"additional policy options to ad-
dress strains in money markets."
No decisions were made and
no details were provided. Poli-
cymakers also at the September
meeting resumed a discussion
on ways to improve their com-
munications with Wall Street
and Main Street. No decisions
were made on that front, either.
Also contained in Tuesday's
Fed document, was informa-
tion about two Fed conference
calls that occurred after its Aug.
7 meeting as credit conditions
worsened..
The first conference call came
on Aug. 10, a day when the Fed
publicly pledged to do all it could
to prevent the credit crisis from
hurting the economy. The Fed
pumped billions of dollars into
the U.S. financial system to help
financial companies get over the
credit hump.
The second conference call
came on Aug. 16, with Fed
policymakers discussing other
ways to bring relief to the credit
situation. The talk focused on
changes associated with lending
through its discount window to
banks. During that discussion,
policymakers believed a reduc-
tion to the federal funds rate was
"not yet warranted."
On Aug. 17, the Fed slashed
its lending rate to banks and of-
fered a more grim assessment of
economic conditions. This bank
lending rate was cut again at the
Fed's meeting in September.


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Submitted to the Okeechobee News

My Aunt's House donation
Volunteer Janet Berry (left) received a banner donated to
My Aunt's House, The Closet, by Bobbi Poole on Wednes-
day, Oct. 3.


Community Events

Girl Scouts collect used eyewear
Girl Scouts will be collecting used eyewear for people in develop-
ing countries on Oct. 31, 2007 (Halloween). They would like to invite
your child to trick or treat for used eyewear on Sight Night and at all
elementary schools this month. Trick or treat sight night is for special
volunteers across North America. The eyewear collected by volunteers
on sight night will be cleaned, repaired, classified by prescription and
hand delivered to people who need eyewear in developing countries.
For information please contact Kay Mathis at (863) 462-5000 Ext. 268
or (863) 763-4631.


It's time for a winter squash


Have you noticed that the pro-
duce section of your grocery store
has about a million different hard
winter squashes in it lately? Okay,
maybe not a million, but I'm go-
ing to bet there is one or two in
there that you haven't seen be-
fore. I want to give you a guide to
these delectable squashes -- how
to pick them, prepare them and
best of all, eat them. Oh and guess
what? You guessed it-they're very
healthy and economical, too!
Let's start in alphabetical order.
First up is A for Acorn Squash with
the rest following.
Acorn squash is usually dark
green and sometimes has orange
coloring too, to its hard outer skin.
It's shaped somewhat like an
acorn without the top, hence its
name. The flesh of these squash is
nice and orange. The flavor is mild
and slightly sweet and the texture
is a little stringy, but tasty.
Butternut is one of my favorites.
The light tan skin is thinner than
some of the other winter squash-
es, so it's easier to peel than say
an acorn squash. Its shaped like
a very large pear. The flesh is also
orange-ish and the flavor, mild,
slightly sweet and the texture is
very smooth and creamy.
Buttercup Squash is one of my
favorite squashes and I'm always


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stores. Buttercups are stocky with
a turban-type top. They look great
with all your autumn decorations,
but make sure you eat some, too!
Their delicious is flavor is consid-
ered the best by some people --
nutty and sweet at the same time,
with a creamy texture.
Hubbard squashes are big
guys that can be a lot of differ-
ent colors-from a bluish hue all
the way to light green and plenty
of colors in-between. I recom-
mend Hubbard squash in my low
carb Menu-Mailer because the
carb content is lower than other
squashes and the fiber count and
nutrition is all there, too.
Spaghetti squashes look like
yellow footballs and when cooked,
have very stringy insides that re-
semble strands of spaghetti. Low
in carbs, I recommend this squash
for the low carb Menu-Mailer.
Sweet Dumplings are very


pretty -- they look like miniature
pumpkins, but are white skinned
with pretty green stripes. This is
my absolute favorite squash. Their
flesh is light yellow and the flavor
is more buttery and nutty. Texture
is creamy and wonderful.
There are more squashes than
this, but this will give you a good
idea of what's available. Now the
next logical question is: how do
you cook them?
The littler squashes can be
opened up with a knife, seeds
taken out and cooked right inside
their tough little skins. I do this with
sweet dumplings all the time. Add
a little butter, some fresh ground
nutmeg, tent the dish with foil and
cook till fork tender.. .yum!
The bigger guys need some
bigger handling. Here's how you
do it:
It's really not that hard to make
delicious winter squash. First off,
wash your big winter squash and
stab it a few times. (No Norman
Bates imitations. Go easy.)
Next, put your stabbed dar-
ling into a preheated (350 degree
oven) for about 10 to 15 minutes,
depending on the size. Throw it
right on the rack -- no pan neces-
sary.
When the time is up, pull the
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aside. Now futz with your salad
or whatever else you need to do
to get dinner ready. When the
squash is cool enough to handle,
proceed with the peeling and de-
seeding and cubing of your gourd.
Place the prepped squash in a
baking dish and bake till fork-ten-
der (same 350 degree oven from
your first go round).
You can add a little orange
juice, water, broth -- anything to
give it a little moisture. Top with a
little bit of herbs, too. If you used
orange juice, try some cinnamon
or nutmeg. If you added water, go
with just about anything. If you
used broth, a little sage or thyme
works well. When the squash
is tender, it's done. Use a fork to
smush it into a puree if you like,
add a little honey or maple syrup
if you cooked it with cinnamon
and nutmeg and enjoy -- you've
earned that delicious squash!
For more help putting din-
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Ballantine and her New York
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Central Elementary students celebrate the coming of Fall


Kindergarten
Kindergarten at Central
just celebrated the coming of
Fall with a Freaky Friday. We
painted apple prints, made ap-
ple collages, make apple jack
pattern necklaces, and Johnny
Appleseed puppets. We cel-
ebrated Johnny Appleseed Day
as well. On Sept. 28, we cel-
ebrated the letter "P" by wear-
ing our pajamas to school, and
making pancakes.
We are collecting dry goods
and can goods for Food for
Families.
The Fall Festival is Oct.
18 from 5 until 8 p.m. Please
come help raise money for our
school.
Third grade
Ms. Enfinger's class has
been working hard! In math
they are learning how to read
graphs, do double and triple
digit subtraction and algebraic
thinking problems. We are
reading Turtle Bay and learn-
ing about polluting the ocean
and beaches. We are also de-
coding long 'a' and long 'e'
words. Next week is the field
trip to the Dolly Hand Theater
in Palm Beach Community Col-
lege. We will be packing our
picnic baskets and heading out
to see a wonderful play about
a famous story. Remember
Wednesday is the last day for
our school fund raiser. Con-
gratulations to our students of
the week: Diana Jaimes, Jose
Orozco, Amanda Tinsley, Maria
Jaimes and Chris Armstrong.
Don't forget to read.
Miss L's class is enjoying our
reading theme about team-
work. Our stories show how
people can work together to


accomplish a goal. The skills
that we are working on are syn-
onyms, antonyms, prefixes and
suffixes. We will soon be mov-
ing on to talk about plot, main
idea and author's purpose. In
writing we are still working on
categorizing and main ideas of
paragraphs. Science Chapter
3 is all about energy, where it
comes from and how it is used.
Social Studies we are still learn-
ing about our 50 states as well
as all of the continents. Math
is about adding and subtract-
ing 3- and 4- digit numbers.
We will also start talking about
money. Please help your child
to learn their multiplication
facts because we will be test-
ing those chapters in the next
couple of weeks.
Students of the Week: Sher-
maine Hicks, Raylee Coleman
Miss J's class just learned
about Energy and now we
are going to learn about Heat
and Thermal Energy. We had
to spend a little more time on
place value and rounding but
now we are truckin on and go-
ing to make sure we are learn-
ing our multiplication facts.
Our student of the week for
Oct. 1-12 is: Candace McGlam-
ory. Congratulations! And not
to be forgotten Candace Mc-


Glamory and Rosaycela Cortez
have earned feet for earning
steps in 100 Book Challenge.
Third Grade
BASE News
We are very proud of how
much all the students hre read-
ing books and taking AR quiz-
zes. Ask your child how many
points he/she has. Together, we
have earned over 230 points!
Keep it up! We can't wait to
see how many students will
be going to Golden Corral for
meeting their nine weeks AR
goal. Congratulations to An-
drew Dobbs who already has
over 15 points. Patents, please
remember to have your child
read the story of the week and
receive steps in the 100 Book
Challenge.
The students are also work-
ing hard on Successmaker in
the Computer Lab and the
classroom. Congratulations
to all the third graders whose
names are recognized on the
wall for making outstanding
progress with Successmaker.
In Reading, this week we
are enjoying the story "Turtle
Bay". It is a realistic fictional
story about how two charac-
ters come together to keep
the beach clean and safe for
sea turtles when they come on
shore to nest. We are review-
ing character, setting, prob-
lem, and solution and learning
about author's purpose.
In Math, we are finishing up
addition and getting into sub-
traction with regrouping. Par-
ents don't forget to have your
child practice those multiplica-
tion facts at home. Our writing
is also fun as we are learning
the difference between exposi-


tory and narrative writings.
Congratulations to the re-
cent Students of the Week:
Berenice Garcia, Alyssa Bes-
senbacher, Jacey Mae Mullis,
and Ramon Liberato.
Thank you to all the parents
who sign agendas everyday and
make sure his/her child comes
to school with their homework
completed. We appreciate ev-
erything you do. Hope to see
everyone at the Fall Festival Oc-
tober 18th from 5 until 8 p.m.
It's an exciting time in Room
29. Over the next few weeks
we will be learning about a lot
of things. The Science chapter
is about Heat. We will learn
about conductors and insula-
tors. In Math we are still trying
to learn how to round, and will
move on to estimating. Social
Studies brings us to timelines
and our gigantic world! We
have been reading so many
interesting stories too. We're
focusing on main idea and
the reasons why authors write
their stories. We're trying to
learn how to write more and
go into more details about
subjects. We do this by having
the students write about things
that are interesting to them,
and ask "Who? What? Why?
Where? When? and How?"
We are going on two field
trips this month! On Oct. 3 we
will be seeing "The Hundred
Dresses" over at the freshman
campus. On October 16th we
will be going over to West Palm
Beach to see another play. It
will be a great experience!
Make sure to ask your children
about all the great stuff they
are seeing.
There are no birthdays this
month or any other exciting
news to report. Stay tuned for


next time. As always, please
make sure that you are read-
ing with your child each night.
It is so important. Mrs. Atwell
and I would like to see more
students doing the 100 Book
Challenge! We want to meet
our goals and your children get
to eat yummy pizza if they fill
up both sides of the page.
Fifth grade
In 5th Grade BASE, we are
beginning our Science unit
on The Nature of Matter. We
are looking forward to all the
exciting experiments that go
along with this chapter. In
Reading we are finishing up
or first theme and preparing to
take our theme test by review-
ing all the skills we've learned.
In Math we are starting our
unit on Algebra. Learning how
to write and solve equations
should be a lot of fun. Social
Studies has taken us into the
different regions of the United
States. Do you know what re-
gion you live in? I bet your stu-
dent does.
Our Students of the Week
for this month were: Berenice
Licea, Aalia Murphy, Devin
Rucks, and Sebastian Fulleda.
Great Job on.being a positive
example for others to follow.
September birthdays include:
April Floyd, Osslemy Gomez.
Kimberly Hernandez, and Eliz-
abeth Solorzano. Happy Birth-
day Girls!
. The fifth grade is working
very hard this school year.
We are making progress in
our reading series. We have
been learning to identify the
subjects and the predicates of
the sentences as well as work-
ing on comprehension skills.
The students are working on


estimation in math and just
finished a chapter on Photo-
synthesis in Science. In addi-
tion to our scholastic activities,
students brought in change to
adopt a manatee. Together the
class collected $25 and will be
able adopt a manatee through
www.savethemanatee.org.
Our students of the week
for this month were: Miguel
Maldonado, Austin Walker, Eu-
nice Powell, and Matthew Mc-
Clanahan.
In Miss M's class we have
been busy working hard
through all of our subjects. In
Reading we are almost finished
with our novel Dear Mr. Hen-
shaw by Beverly Cleary. Not
only are we reading this novel
but have been working on or-
ganization skills, in keeping a
binder of our worksheets, vo-
cabulary and notes to help us
prepare for middle school next
year. In science we have been
studying the ecosystems and
how just one thing can change
and entire system and pos-
sibly ruin it. In Math we have
been working with estimating
numbers and how to choose
different methods to complete
problems. In Social Studies,
we looked at the seven differ-
ent geographical regions of the
United States, and in the com-
ing weeks will learn about the
American Indians, and how we
have acquired the land from
them.
Our students of the week
have been: Jose Baltazar and
Sandro Fernandez. Both boys
have been helping in the class-
room, and setting a wonderful
example in the classroom!!
Miss M is SO PROUD OF BOTH
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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 5,
through Thursday, Oct. 11, are as
follows:
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
p.m.
Theatre IllII - "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)
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Today

in History
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10,
the 283rd day of 2007. There are
82 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 10, 1845, the U.S. Na-
val Academy was established in
Annapolis, Md.
On this date:
In 1813, composer Giuseppe
Verdi was born in Le Roncole,
Italy.
In 1911, revolutionaries un-
der Sun Yat-sen launched their
overthrow of China's Manchu
dynasty.
In 1935, George Gershwin's
opera "Porgy and Bess" opened
on Broadway.
In 1943, Chiang Kai-shek took
the oath of office as president of
China.
In 1957, President Eisenhower
apologized to the finance min-
ister- of Ghana, Komla Agbeli
Gbdemah, after the official was
refused service in a Dover, Del.,
restaurant.
In 1957, the Milwaukee Braves
won the World Series, defeating
the New York Yankees in Game
7, 5-0.
In 1957, the TV series "Zor-
ro," starring Guy Williams as the
masked hero, debuted on ABC.
In 1967, the Outer Space Trea-
ty, which prohibits the placing of
weapons of mass destruction on
the moon or elsewhere in space,
entered into force.
In 1973, Vice President Spiro
T. Agnew, accused of accepting
bribes, pleaded no contest to one
count of federal income tax eva-
sion, and resigned his office.
In 1.982, Father Maximilian
Kolbe, who died in the Auschwitz
Nazi concentration camp, was
canonized by Pope John Paul II.
Ten years ago: The Interna-
tional Campaign to Ban Land-
mines and its coordinator, Jody
Williams, were named winners
of the Nobel Peace Prize. Defy-
ing the Republican Congress a
second time, President Clinton
vetoed a ban on certain late-term
abortion procedures. Seventy-four
people were killed in the crash of
an Argentine jetliner in Uruguay.
Five years ago: The House
voted 296-133 to give President
Bush the broad authority he'd
sought to use military force
against Iraqi leader Saddam Hus-
sein, with or without U.N. support.
Two executives who'd overseen
WorldCom's financial record-
keeping pleaded guilty to charges
stemming from a federal probe of
the company's multibillion-dollar
accounting scandal. Hungarian
novelist and Holocaust survivor
Imre Kertesz won the Nobel Prize
in literature.
One year ago: The Bush
administration rejected anew di-
rect talks with North Korea in the
wake of the communist country's
nuclear test, and suggested it was
possible the test was something
less than it appeared.
Today's Birthdays: Play-
wright Harold Pinter is 77. Former
Illinois Sen. Adlai Stevenson III is
77. Actor Peter Coyote is 65. En-
tertainer Ben Vereen is 61. Singer


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Cyril Neville (The Neville Broth-
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is 58. Singer-musician Midge Ure
is 54.
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*ARIES (March 21-April 19): You
may feel forced to take drastic mea-
sures if someone isn't cooperating.
Ask questions and remain composed
so that you don't make a mistake.
Throw yourself into a project or work-
related pursuit rather than dwelling
on. personal matters.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
need to relax a bit and do some
things you enjoy. Pamper yourself or
get involved in a new hobby. A love
connection is looking positive and
talks of what your intentions are will
be welcome. Don't overspend.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gauge
your time - pay attention to what's
needed the most. Don't let someone
else's problems override what you
should be doing to get ahead. Work
within a strict budget and don't let lov-
ers or children cost you financially.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use
your persuasive ways to get your way
but don't bring emotional blackmail
into the scenario or you will end up
doing things alone. A parent or child
will put demands on you. Offer sug-
gestions but don't take on anyone
else's responsibilities.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you have
the travel bug, book a trip or make
plans to visit someone you find inspi-
rational. What you learn from others
will help you down the road. Don't
get angry over an emotional matter
that really doesn't concern you.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be
unique and original if you want to get
succeed. Perfection is a wonderful
thing but, if it isn't interesting, it may
not get you ahead. Sudden changes
may be necessary at home or in your
personal life.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Follow
your instincts and you will not be
led astray. A chance to do some-
thing totally different must be taken.
A change within a relationship with a
co-worker, lover or child will turn out
for the best.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Col-
lect a debt or deal with legal or finan-
cial matters. Although you should be
able to make money or come into it
in some unusual and interesting way,
the most obvious thing you should
be doing is investing. Do something
different for entertainment.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):


Hard work will bring rewards. You
may find it difficult to concentrate if
someone you care about is giving
you a hard time. Divide your time
evenly between your work and per-
sonal responsibilities.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Keep your mind on what counts. No
matter what you do or where you go,
avoid discussing something about
which you feel passionate. It is likely
to lead to an emotional meltdown and
you simply don't have time for that.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You can make some very important
changes today that will affect the
rest of your life. An inheritance, win-
ning, rebate or another means of put-
ting cash in your pocket are looking
good. Learning something new will
help you deal with whatever devel-
ops today.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Any-
thing to do with partnerships will have
to be handled with kid gloves. Don't
lead anyone on. Lay out your inten-
tions and be as open and honest as
possible. Otherwise, you may have to
face the past and deal with it.
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Yesterday's Answer: Mouthwash


*DEAR ABBY: After an un-
happy, sexless 12-year marriage,
I divorced my husband. Six
months later I met a handsome,
divorced dermatologist on the
Internet. We were immediately
attracted to each other and, six
weeks later, he invited me to
move in with him, which I did.
Last week after I picked up
our clothes at the dry cleaner
and checked them as I loaded
them into the car, I came across
an expensive black lace bra,
size 36DD. (I am a small B.) I
became very upset - I tend to
be the jealous type - and threw
it out the sunroof of my car onto
the freeway on my way home.
When my boyfriend got
home from his medical meeting
that night, I confronted him. He
told me it had to have been mis-
takenly added to our order, and
asked me what I had done with
it. When I said I had thrown it
out, he became irate and or-
dered me to look for it.
The next day, his friend (a
lawyer) called me and told me
the bra was evidence in a sexual
assault case. He said it had DNA
on it and he needed it for court.
He said I should go back to the
freeway and look for it. I did, but
could not locate it.
I feel guilty for losing my tem-
per and for possibly causing the
lawyer to lose this important
case. My boyfriend is still mad at
me. How can I make this right?
- Trusting In L.A.
DEAR TRUSTING: You need
to develop a strong sense of
skepticism. I have heard some
tall tales in my time, but the one
the lawyer told you takes the
cake.
If the bra was evidence of
a felony ina court of law, it
would have been in police cus-
tody, not your laundry hamper.
Also, once it had been through
the dry cleaning process, any

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DNA would have been compro-
mised.
Your boyfriend is not only a
cheater, he's also trying to avoid
buying the woman a replace-
ment bra. Rather than trying to
make this right, you should be
shedding the skin doctor.
*DEAR ABBY: I need help
deciding what to do about my
last name. I am going through
a divorce and am not sure if
I should return to my maiden
name.
I was married more than
35 years and my children are
grown with families of their
own. Many women have told
me they wouldn't keep their
married name - that a divorce
is-a new start, and I'm not "that
person" anymore.
It's just that I'm so used to
my married name -- but then
again, I only took the name be-
cause I got married. Please help
me decide. - In Name Only,
Phoenix
DEAR IN NAME ONLY: The
women who are urging you to
take back your maiden name
are doing so because they want-
ed to close an unhappy chapter
in their lives and have as few
reminders as possible. There
are no hard-and-fast rules about
this subject. If you are comfort-
able using your married name,
then continue to do so. If you
wouldn't mind correcting peo-
ple who have known you for the
last 35 years and telling them,
"My name is now ..." then go
ahead and change it.
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.







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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Move slightly
5 Sticky brand
11 Place for a farm
rooter
14 Pacific Coast
salmon
15 Like romantic
eyes, in old slang
16 Anger
17 Music that goes
on forever?
19 Blanc who voiced
many a toon
20.Prepared to fly
21 Legal doctrine
that bars
contradiction of a
prior statement
23 Like Tex-Mex
cuisine
25 Mardi Gras city's
Amtrak code
26 Intl. defense
alliance
29 Between ports
32 -majesty
35 Cell feature
38 Spam on an
office machine
40 Overly
41 Don't just stand
there
42 H as in Hellas
43 Egg opening
44 Frenzied routine
46 Air aid
48 Roughly
49. Horse race pace,
perhaps
51 'The _the limit!"
52 Rhoda's mom
54 "Love _ you
need": Beatles
lyric
57 Hood's chauffeur
61 Sporty Mazdas
65 March beginning
66 Music performed
while facing
away from the
audience?
68 Previously
69 Part of a human
profile
70 "Whatcha ?"
71 Swab's tool
72 Don't mind your
own business
73 Freelance work
may be done on
it
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1 "O.G. Original
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3 General Mills
cereal
4 As far as the eye
can see
5 "Yikes!"
6 IM chuckle
7 Walks none too
quickly
8 They often clash
in Hollywood
9 Lopsided victory
10 Lawmaker of old
Athens
11 Music that's easy
to understand?
12 Christmas
purchase
13 Cheerleader's
cheer
18 Maiden name
intro
22 President when
Texas was
annexed
24 Sharper-tasting
26 Part of TNT
27 Like a loud
crowd
28 Music for a
sweetheart?
30 Throws out
31 Taurus or Aries
33 "Stompin' at the
_": Big Band
classic
34 Gets out of
Dodge


36 Bit of a cote
tale?
37 Brokerage cust.
39 Kindergartner's
snooze
45 Went by horse
47 Frequent
"Survivor"
settings
50 Grunted in a pen
53 "Tuesdays with
Morrie" author
Mitch
55 Love, Italian-
style


56 Greater N.Y.C.
campus
57 Impact sound
58 "Les Mis6rables"
author
59 Pride of lions
60 Sailed through,
as a test
62 Semi-convertible
auto roof
63 R&B singer
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64 Harmony
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10/10/07


By Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke 10/10/07
(c)2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 1/1


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Need 2 years experience.
Drivers
TEAMS NEEDED!!
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Accardi-Milrot Dodge Jeep Chrysler
has an immediate opening in its newly renovated parts
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who is:
* Willing to learn
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Apply in person to
Bob Patterson
Parts Department
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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
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Holy Family
The very image of serenity, this peaceful scene of the
holy family is a great way for do-it-yourselfers to
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Ideal for beginners, all of the pieces for these
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patterns. Simply trace the pieces onto plywood, cut
out, paint and slide together. At the end of the sea-
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inches tall by 21 inches wide, Joseph stands 40 inch-
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Services



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



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S, Park
Call (863)763-5553


Embroidered
Borders & Motifs
It's easy to add embroidered
embellishments to your
sewing projects (as well as
ready-made items) with the
help of a 31-page guidebook,
"Embroidered Borders &
Motifs." The book features
22 embroidery designs creat-
ed to embellish larger items.
Embroidered Borders &
Motifs guidebook
(No. AN3757)... $11.95
Also available:
Learn to Embroidery in 12
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Merchandise



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 8 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/
i Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
SPhotography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
i Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
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Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920


ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim:
$375 (863)610-1276
BATH TUB, Antique, Claw
Foot, Large. Good condition.
$200. or best offer.
(561)261-0766
DESK - MahoganyChip & Dale
style/vanity. Great condition.
$400. Firm (863)634-0812
SOFA: OVER-STUFFED, Neu-
tral color w/ pattern. Great
condition. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6805


DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $50
(863)946-3822 Moorehaven
ELECTRIC STOVE - Very good
condition. $75 or best offer.
(863)517-0244
PORT DISHWASHER - West-
inghouse, excellent condi-
tion, $65 (863)675-7439 if
no answer leave message
REFRIGERATOR- Holds 1/4
to 1/2 keg. 2 C02 tanks.
Good condition. $300.
(239)549-3434
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
20 cu ft, almond, w/ice mak-
er, $175 (937)554-9637
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $195
(863)946-3822 Moorehaven
WASHER & DRYER-
RCA/Whirlpool, like new,
heavy duty, $250 for set
(937)554-9637
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Whirlpool. Works great.
$175 for the pair, will sep.
(863)675-0104/517-0566
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, asking $200 for both.
(863)763-4880/610-1386


WHIRLPOOL WASHER -
White, in excellent condition.
$125 firm. (863)517-0244



WOODEN SHED- 8 x 6, one
window. $1500
(8.63)763-8201


TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $500 or best of-
fer 863-634-9119__


BICYCLE CARRIERS (2) Fits
on car, $20 will sell separate
(863)763-7609
ROADMASTER, 24" girls,
mountain bike, new condi-
tion. $30 (863)824-0473



All Steel Buildings.' National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.
Steel Buildings: Hot Deals for
Best buy now. Beat price in-
crease. Erection avail.
Quality not compromised.
www.scg-grp.com
(888)898-3091



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $50
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $150
will sep (863)467-8681
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
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SEPTIC TANK - 1350 gallon,
fiberglass, new. $400 or
best offer. (863)763-6297
STAIRS/5 STEPS - 36", for
Modular Home. Fiberglass
w/Dbl. hand rail. Good con-
dition. $50. 863-467-7197


BABY CRIB- White 3 N 1 con-
vertible. Good condition.
$75. (863)467-8351
Baby Swing, Stroller/Car seat,
booster seat, bouncy seat,
bassinet & more! $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-0079
BED: TWIN, Little Tykes, Clas-
sic Corvette. $100.
(863)467-6192
CAPTIANS BED- Complete
w/mattress & matching
chest, good cond. $100. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CRIB: Good condition. $200.
(863)634-6003
GRACO STROLLER & CAR
SEAT- Snug Ride, tan &
blue, excellent condition.
$150 (863)634-1833


MEANS CLOTHES- Shorts
38-42 Clean, Good shape & 2
nice Sunday Dress coats. $
50. Will sep. 863-634-7765


HOT WHEELS - Lg collection,
1982-2007, all from near
mint cond to mint in pkgs.
$2000 (561)222-1110
SKATER- University of Florida,
marches, plays fight song.
$35 (863)674-0482



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony


BED, Craffmatic, twin, bought
new 1 yr. ago for $2513, sell
for $1200 or best offer.
(863)697-6047
BED, King Size, Nautilus, Paid
$2000. Asking $600 or best
offer. (863)467-9402
BED, twin size, Sears Posture-
pedic, headboard, mattress
& box spring, $75.
(863)763-4880/610-1386
BEDROOM SET: Blonde,
Dresser w/ Mirror, Night
stand & Dbl. headboard.
$120. (863)467-8924
BOOK SHELVES- 3, Beige,
Formica, 30x72, adjustable
shelving. Good cond. $75.
(863)674-0950 Will sep.
BOOKCASE - White, wicker
decorative, 4 shelves w/door
on bottom. $25
(863)763-0669
CHAIR - Mauve colored. $20
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9701
CHAIRS, (2), WICKER, IRON
FRAME, $40 will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-7989
COFFEE TABLES -4 glass top,
3 with mirrors, must see.
$100 for all. (863)763-3982
COMPUTER DESK- Pine, solid
wood, w/attached book
shelves, 42"H x 30.5"W x
21"D. $100 (863)763-4134
COUCH & LOVESEAT- Match-
ing, you haul.' $50
(863)634-6432
COUCH- black leather w/built
in recliners, good condition,
$200 (863)983-4940
COUNTER STOOLS- 3, Good
condition. $30. will separate.
(863)675-5737
CRAFTMATIC BED- twin size,
back & legs raise, massager,
paid over $2000 asking
$300 neg (863)763-7161
DESK - Black & tan, large. $40
(863)824-3358
DESK - Solid wood, 5 drawer,
Great condition. . $60.
(863)634-0812
DINETTE - W/glass table top.
$100 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9701
DRESSERS (2) Wicker. Tan.
$40 for both or best offer.
863)612-0647 or
863)517-2356
ELEC LIFT CHAIR - Recliner,
battery backup, beige micro
sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
ENTER CENTER- 92"W X
78"H, glass shelves, mir-
rored back, orig $1600, take
$400 neg (863)763-7161
FOLDING CHAIRS (120), Met-
al, good condition. $360 for
all. (863)763-2692
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
LIFT CHAIRS (2) Good condi-
tion. $650 for both, will sep.
(863)801-4949
LIVING ROOM SUITE- Lt beige
upholster, like new. $350
(863)763-4106 after 5:30
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING-
Double size, excellent condi-
tion. $50 (561)358-0131
RECLINER, electric, bought
new 1 yr. ago for $600,
great cond., sell for $350 or
best offer. (863)697-6047
SECTIONAL- two piece w/otto-
man. Microfiber, creme ask-
ing $750 or best offer
(863)675-4098 evenings
SOFA & LOVESEAT: White,
Wildflower pattern. Excellent
condition. $150.
(863)675-6627
TABLE, Blonde w/ 4 newly up-
holstered chairs. Round & w/
leaf... Oval. $125.
(863)467-8924
TABLE, Glass w/ black frame.
$35. (863)612-0647
(863)517-2356
WICKER CHAIR- Tall, white,
good condition. $25
(863)467-6984
It's never too late to find
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We have the countertops
you're looking for!

*L FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street * (863) 763-7131


GOLF CART: CUSHMAN, 6
sweater. 4 new tires. 6 new
batteries & new charger.
$1200. (863)610-0019


S&W MODEL 640- Stainless
357 mag. $425. Firm.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER -
Weslo Momentum 610,
nearly new. $150 or best of-
fer. (863)635-6677
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 VS. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL Heavy Duty.
Originally $1500, Will sell for
$500. Call (863)675-0246
WEIGHT BENCH & WEIGHTS-
$200, for more information
call (863)517-1605



KEROSENE HEATERS (2)
Large. $50 for both, will sep.
(863)357-2816



COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
lightweight w/matching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038
ROOM DIVIDER, Beaded, can
be used a window panel,
feminine colors, exc. cond.
$20 (863)634-5038


BRACELET & MATCHING
RING- Men's, Indian Tur-
quoise & coral, w/bear claw.
$650. Neg. (863)357-0276
LADIES DIAM. RINGS - & ear-
rings, 1-20" gold necklace,
$600 neg or will sell separ-
ate. (863)634-9620 Okee



PATIO FURN.: Wrought iron,
Green, 2 loveseats, 4 rock-
ers, 4 chairs, umbrella... lots
more! $200 (863)763-4789


POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. -Now
$750. (863)763-6907


ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
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qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CONVEYORS, (2), aluminum,
each 10' long, can be
hooked together, good
wheels, $60. (863)697-9704
DISPLAY CASE- 6ft, asking
$100 (863)357-6970
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
Fence Posts, Metal Gates &
Water Troughs. Var sizes.
Priced individually or as
package. (863)763-5567
FLIP BACK COOLER SEAT-
For a boat, like new. $170 or
best offer. (863)634-7125
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1-4FT & 2-5F, asking $150
for all or will sell separate
(863)357-6970
INTERNATIONAL BUS - '69,
converted to RV, airbrakes,
rear eng., $500 or best of-
fer. (863)673-6738
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
PRESSURE WASHER, 800
Ibs., good cond., $500.
(863)674-1409
Security Bars', for window,
$800 will sell separately.
(239)657-6211
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, Good flusher. $40.
Firm. (863)467-0007
VALLEY CARGO CARRIER-
Fits 2" hitch, scooter rack at-
tached, 500 Ib capacity. $75
(863)234-1028


ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only $50.
(863)697-1443
PA SYSTEM: TRAYNOR, 6
Channel w/ reverb. $250.
(863)467-9402


BLUE HEELER PUP, 5 months
old, all shots. $50
(863)763-6778
BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 7
wks old. $250
(863)763-8201
DOG BOX - Custom built. $250
(863)467-7197
PET CAGE, 4' tall, black. $25
(863)697-0465
RED BONE HOUND- 7 mo. old,
Full blooded Very friendly,
Loves to play, Very good
w/kid's. $150. (863)261-5666
REEF TANK, 125 gal., salt wa-
ter, cherry finish, w/rock,
fish & invertebrates & extras,
$1,000 neg. (863)697-3890



LEISURE SPA- 2 seats & 1 re-
cliner. Used very little. $800.
Firm. (863)467-0007



SEW MACH - Kenmore, ro-
tary, 117.552, 117.812,
w/instr. book, attachments,
$200 neg (863)467-8717
SEWING MACHINE: Pfaff,
Commercial grade w/ table.
$500. (863)467-6192


6 bass reels & rods, 3 pan
fishing reels & rods, 2 tackle
boxes, Plastic worms $300
(863)983-4768
BASKETBALL HOOP - Large,
metal, like new, has ball. $40
(863)824-3358
COMPOUND BOW- Bear
Whitetail 2, good cond,
ready to hunt. $100
(863)467-4850
FISHING ROD- New, Salt wa-
ter, Trinidad 40 reel & cus-
tom 8' rod. $450. or best
offer. (863)357-0276
Hunting Buggy. Needs carbu-
retor. $1500.00 Call
863-634-2158.



SUBWOOFER- 1 Memphis ,
12", Mojo Series, $100
.(863)763-8797


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HITACHI, big screen, 42",
$350. (863)763-7460


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SONY- With Wireless Head-
phones, 36", Flat screen.
Hardly used. $750. or trade
for firearms (772)461-8822


AIR COMPRESSOR- 4 hp, 30
gal., On wheels. $200. or
best offer. (863)357-1080
AIR COMPRESSOR- Sailor
Bell, 10hp, w/new spare mo-
tor. 220v, Big enough to run a
shop. $1000. 863-674-0518
BATTERY CHARGER & JUMP-
ER CABLES- 75 amp, good
rubber, water proof handles,
$75 (863)983-4768
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR, Coleman, w/5hp
motor, 2500 watt, on
wheels, motor runs, $95.
(863)697-9704
MECHANIC TOOLS, Crafts-
man, w/extenders on wheels
& other assorted tools, $700
or best offer. (863)467-0627
MITER SAW- Delta, 10", with
fresh $25. carbide blade. Ex-
cellent shape, $50. or best
offer. (863)697-8175
TOOLBOX - Snap On, 8 drawer
roll away, good condition.
$800 or best offer.
(863)763-4271
TOOLBOX TOOLS- Craftsman,
brand new, still in plastic.
$1800 (863)983-7100
WELDER: Mig Miller Matic
251. Barely used. Paid
$1800, Selling for $1500
neg. (863)674-0416 LaBelle



FLOOR SWEEPER VACUUMS,
(2) Light weight. $10 for
both, will sep.
(863)357-2816
UPRIGHT VACUUM- Kirby, all
attachments plus sprayer 7
scrubber. $150
(863)674-0482
VACUUM CLEANER- Kirby,
has all parts, excellent condi-
tion. $500 (863)763-9527
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sel It In the
classifileds.


CASSETTE TAPES - Break-
through/World Harvest
Church, Message by Ron
Parsley. $5 (863)983-4314
DVDS, (10), adult, Triple X,
new, $75 will sell separately.
Serious inquiries only.
(863)634-3783.


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER - 4 horse
Sooner, alum, dressing rm &
rear tack, like new, bumper
pull. $8500 (863)763-3521
SADDLES - 7 roping, Simco,
Billy Cook, Courts & McCul-
land, $2,965/will sep. Call
863-634-7480.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classifeids._



BUSH HOG, Howse, 4', very
good shape, $300 or trade
for finish mower.
(305)299-1203 Labelle
CHAINSAW, ECHO Profes-
sional, .68 cc engine, like
new, $150. 863-467-1958
LAWNMOWER - Riding, Snap-
per 38" cut electric start,
14.5 hp, exc cond. $1000
(772)873-8399 Buddy
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 2000, Used 3
times. Excellent condition.
$600. (863)467-0893
RIDING LAWN MOWER, '04
Craftsman, 17.5hp, 42",
electric start, auto trans.,
$800. (863)634-6114
RIDING LAWNMOWER,
Craftsman, 12.5 hp, 36" cut,
electric start, good battery,
$350. (863)635-9084
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut. Great condition.
$200. (863)801-4519
TORO ZTR 2002, 42", 16.5 hp,
Good condition. Very clean.
Asking $2200.
(863)946-0299
WEEDWACKER, STHILE Pro-
fessional, straight shaft,
$150. Call 863-467-1958

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale hn the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel







16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
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



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, W/D
Fenced patio, $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, Backlash RV
Park Apt, 1 br available on the
Rim Canal. Call for details.
(863)763-7783
OKEECHOBEE- Newly remod-
eled effic. apt., furn., you pay
utilities, Prefer seasonal rent-
ers. (863)467-4253



OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.
(954)290-0861
Shop here first!
The classified ads


BASSWOOD- Affordable New
3/2/2, $1200/mo to move in.
(772)323-4758
BHR- 2/2, new CBS home,
ADA accessible, tile, boat
ramp, sea wall. Yr/Mo, lease
(561)333-6738
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.


E T TODAY !
BRAND NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1350 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
CBS HOME in Okee,
3BR/2.5BA, 3 car carport,
$1250 mo. + 1st, last &
4 damage dep., $1-250' mo.
- ((63)532-9881/763-5323.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- 3ba,
2ba, Great/Rm, Carport.
$1100. mo.
1-800-543-2495
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
(863)467-1254/357-1918
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters *w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139


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Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE
* 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


OKEECHOBEE - 2br, 2ba, split
until, drug free, subletting, call
(812)327-0001 .
OKEECHOBEE- 4br home to
share full hse priv, W/D,
pool, gar, $650/mo incid util
6 mo Ise (561)254-9326


ROOMS FOR RENT
Mobile Home $125- $150 wk
1 month sec in advance
No pets (561)927-8211



TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
WATERFRONT, 2 BR, M.H.,
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BUILDING & LAND
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
A/C.
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
information.



BRAND NEW, 2/2 Villa, 1200
sq ft, never lived in, lots of
upgrades. Asking $149,900,
will consider rental. Call
(863)610-0219.


Daniel Boone Log Home Auc-
tion Sat. Oct. 20th - Jack-
sonville, FL 26 New Log
Home Packages to be auc-
tioned. Take delivery up to
one year. Package includes
sub-floor, logs, windows,
doors, rafters, roofing, etc.
Call (800)766-9474.
NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Re-
duced to $172K, Oak, tile &
marble & more! Moving/
Must sell now! Must see!
Flyers! 309 SW 10th Ave.
(863)357-0391 Appt. Only!
Palm Harbor Factory Prices!!!
Modulars, Mobiles, Stilt
Homes. Call (800)622-2832.
WOOD FRAME HOME: 2 BR, 1
BA., Near Kissimmee River.
C/Air. Large lot w/lotd of
trees. 15609 State Rd. 70W.
,$79,000. Additional lot next
to home also for sale for
$35,000. (561)746-5852
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OKEE, 3.8 acres, vacant,
beautiful ttees, well, septic.
Buildable for MH or SFR. Ask-
ing $125,000.(863)610-0219



1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
- $49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807.
3 BR RANCH house along
trout stream that borders Na-
tional Forest. Set on 15+
acres for tremendous priva-
cy- absolute steal at
$294,900. Won't last, call
now (877)777-4837.
ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION!
Near Tucson, Football Field
Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0 In-
terest, $159/Month ($18,995
total). FREE INFORMATION.
Money Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
Autumn Lake Sale! Dockable
Lakefront & Lake Access
with FREE Boat Slips NOW
$19,900. SAVE TENS OF
THOUSANDS! Gorgeous pri-
vate lake. Call now
(888)792-5253 X1527
www.indianlaketn.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
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chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
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REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or www.ma-
prealtyboone.com.
Build your dream retirement
home Land starting at
$79,900. On 18 hole cham-
pionship golf course. Home
of Golf Digest Schools. Blue
Ridge Mtn .setting, com-
fortable 4 season climate.


Enjoy low taxes & low cost
living in top- rated cultural &
recreational location. Perfect
for vacation/retirement. Call
now � (865)334-3253 ext.
1336.
Direct Private Access to Jef-
ferson Nat'l Forest. One of a
kind land offering mix of
hardwood forest & pristine
pasture. Incredible mtn
views. Only $119,000.
www. NationalForest-
Land.com.
Estate Homesites in Gated
Lakefront Communities on
Pristine Lake's in beautiful
Western North Carolina Call
Now (800)709-LAKE.


EXCLUSIVE ESTATES! Very
rare estates being offered for
1st time: Unique waterfall es-
tate. 15.3 acre gentleman's
farm. View @ www.trout-
streamestates.com.
FREE Closing Costs or
$10,000 Savings Bond w/
purchase of prime 20+ acre
properties abutting National
Forest. Own frontage on
huge trout stream! Call now
for details (877)202-2727.
GORGEOUS NC. MOUNTAIN
HOMESITES 3-7 Acres from
just $79,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE N.C. Enjoy
sweeping mountain views, A
mile of river frontage and
walking trails. Amenities in-
clude gated entrance, com-
munity lodge & Riverside
BBQ area. Excellent Financ-
ing Available. GRAND OPEN-
ING Saturday, October 13th
Call Today! (877)890-5253
X2987
KY LAKE PROPERTY SALE!!
Wooded 1-2 ACRE home-
sites. No time frame to build.
Prices start @ $19,900.
Save 10% month of Octo-
ber!! MLC Realty
(800)301-5263 www.Buy-
LandinKYcom.
LAKES OF SUMMERVILLE:
Coastal Southern Charm
$159,900. New home ideally
located near historic
Charleston SC. 3 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom, '9' ceiling, 2 car
garage. Call Now!
(800)639-5000 www.lake-
sofsummerville.com.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue
Ridge Mtns. 90 miles of
Shoreline start $99,000. Call
Now (800)709-LAKE.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Viev~s & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Retire to So. Carolina!
4BR/2BA/ $229,000. New
home on 18 hole champion-
ship golf course. Golf Digest
Schools facility. Blue Ridge
Mtn setting, comfortable 4
season climate. Enjoy low
taxes & low cost of living in
top- rated cultural & recrea-
tional location. Perfect vaca-
tion/ retirement. Call now
(886)334-3253 ext. 1344.
SAVANNAH HIGHLANDS NEW
HOME $164,900: New home
near historic Savannah,
Georgia. Three bedroom, two
bath, two car garage,
screened porch. Coastal Liv-
ing at an affordable price!
(888)499-7575 www.savan-
nahhighlands.com.
STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Manufacturer Direct!" Take
Now or deposit holds till
March.. Examples: 25x36
$6100.. 30x44 $7700.
35x52. 40x70. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
TN WATERFRONT 'SALE!!
Lakefront, lakeview & access
to community boat slips &
launch. 1-3 ACRE home-
sites. Save 10% the entire
month of October!! MLC Re-
alty (800)351-5263
www.BuyLandiTN.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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




ANCIENT OAKS, 55+, 1BR,
sunroom, covered patio, car-
port, pool, clubhouse, every-
thing included. $550/month.
Call (954) 610-5345
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 Ousley Estates,
Available Now.
(863)357-1517
LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA dbl
wide, w/d, 2.5 acres, fenced,
owner mows, good credit,
d/w. $1100. (239)910-5115
LARKEE LAKES- 2/1,
$600/mo $300 deposit. Call
(863)467-2156 or
(863)634-7126
MOBILE HOME- on rim canal,
furnished, 9685 SE 116th
trail, 2/1, AC, W/D, screen
porch, Adult Park, No pets,
garbage pickup, water, lawn
service, dock & boat ramp
1-863-634-9781 Cell #
OKEE., D/W 3br, 2ba, $1200.


mo. + 1st & Sec. Avail
10/15. Cr ref. req'd. No in-
side pets. (863)467-6100
OKEE., Unfurnished, 2BR 2Ba
on Canal. Direct TV, Water &
Lawn Maintenance included.
Easy access to lake. $675
mo. + sec. Avail. 10/21
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEE., Unfurnished DW. 3 BR,
2 BA, Sunroom. New carpets
& appl's. On Canal w/access
to lake. 2 Car Carport. C/Air
& Heat. Lease only. $875
mo. + sec. dep. Call
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba,
$550/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
FLEETWOOD - 14 x 70, 3 BR,
2BA, Remodeled. $2500
NOT firm! (239)246-8093.
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$39,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
MOBILE HOME- located in
Frostproof, 12x48 older,
good for storage, you haul
(863)635-3824
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Very easyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $39,900
Call (863)675-4442
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for Free Color Brochures
800-622-2832
SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888
SW OKEE., 2br, FL/Rm, Cen-
tral air & heat, double car-
port, shed, W/D, Adult Park.
$13,500. (863)763-7927

Recreation



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



AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443 .
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
BASS HOUND BOAT, 91/2 ft.,
w/trolling mtr., 2 Realtree
camo flip down seats, live
seats, $400. (863)697-3890
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $600 (863)763-7609
BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat,
great shape to trade for 14
+ ft. utility trir., in same
cond., $700. (239)233-0413
BOW RIDER, 14', w/70hp
Johnson & trailer, some
work, $400 or best offer.
772-215-2236
FISHING BOAT- 90 hp Evin-
rude, live wells, great cond,
w/trailer. Ready to go.
$2250 neg. (863)763-9998
FLATS BOAT '87- 14 ft, center
console, 25 hp Johnson, 40
lb trolling motor. $2000
(863)673-1538
FLATS BOAT '95- Fiberglass,
'00 90 hp Yamaha, alum trlr,
trolling motor & push pole.
$4995 firm (863)983-7216
FOUR WINDS- 15 3/4', fiber-
glass, with trailer. 4 cyl Merc
cruiser inboard w/ Merc out-
drive. $700. (863)983-1865
KAYAKS- Pelican sit-in. Like
new. Includes all access.-car
carriers, paddles & sea
skirts. $300. (863)612-1357
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $1000 or best offer.
(863)763-0812
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '99
Yamaha, 225hp V-Max,
short shaft, exc. cond.
$3000. (863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT, 24 ft, Evin-
rude 50hp VRO, must go,
everything works. $4000
(863)634-0822
PONTOON BOAT- 24ft, new
carpet, runs great, new hyd
steering, 2 yr old trailer.
$3700 (772)342-7304


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
ROYAL INT. '78, 31 Ft., Travel
Trir. Ready for reconstruc-
tion. Great for hunting. $300
or best offer (863)634-7598



TRAVEL TRAILER: '78, 23Ft.
L. Toilet & shower, fridge.,
sink, bed. Everything works.
$1500 (760)608-2014



BOAT MOTOR- Mercury 200
and hydraulic steering, free
boat & trailer. $1200
(863)801-4555


CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650


cc, black, $2,500. Call
863-674-089P/517-1019
DIRT BIKE- '06 Kawasaki
KLX110, Pipes, Jets, Rev box.
Exc. cond. $2500. new, Ask-
ing $1500. (863)697-8175
HD SPORTSTER - '92,
1200cc, lowered, fwd con-,
trols, custom tank, pipes,
etc. $3900. (863)467-7415
HONDA 305 DREAM 1963,
Perfect condition. Collectors
items. Manual & Tool kit.
$3000. (727)501-3055
HONDA GL 1100 '85- good
shape, asking $600 or best
offer (863)610-0644
KAWASAKI NINJA: 1000 cc's,
1700 mls. $2500 or best of-
fer. (760)608-2014


HONDA 250R '85, 3-Wheeler,
2 stroke, very fast, some ex-
tras. $1500 or best offer.
(863)447-5212
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 - Racing
dirt bike, runs good. $1600
or best offer. (863)763-4271
THREE WHEELER 250 SX '95
- Runs good, needs carb
work, & a 250 SX for parts.
$600/all. (863)634-7702


CONAIR, Mint. Must see.
$3500 (863)261-2848


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500! Cars from $500! Police
Impounds for Sale! 94 Chevy
Cavalier $800! 91 VW Pas-
sat $400! For listings call
(800)366-9813 x 9499.
BUICK LESABRE '91- new
tires, runs new, cold AC,
77K, $3500(772)332-6896
BUICK SKYLARK- '85, New
brakes, radiator, A/C less than
1 yr old. Runs great. Needs
TLC $650. (863)697-8250
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '92 -
Runs good. $800 or best of-
fer. (863)824-3471
CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE
'90- Motor like new, no rust,
clean. $1200
(863)357-7529
CAMARO Z28- '95, Flowmas-
ters, Street Fighter superchip,
Full K&N intake & more.
$1500. (863)801-5176
CHRYSLER 300M '99 - 96K,
all power, leather, $6195 or
best offer (863)675-9326
DODGE INTREPID '95- Runs.
$800 or best offer.
(863)599-0192
FORD CROWN VIC LTD '88-
New eng, plugs, fuel filter,
exc cond, everything works.
$2000 (863)946-3626
FORD MERC COUGAR '93-
18" Lexington chrome rims,
runs okay $3000
(863)634-7765 / 261-1371
FORD TAURUS '97- Exc cond,
leather int, pw, pl, ac, moon-
roof, new tires, bad motor
$1000 (239)349-0681
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '88,
good cond., $1,000 or best
offer. (863)674-1409
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE -
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $5000. or
best offer. (863)763-4746
PARTS CAR - Cadillac STS
'96, bad trans, no title. $500
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Accord $750! 94
Toyota Camry $600! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA '87- 4x4, 5 speed,
ext. cab, 22 R Turbo, excel-
lent condition $3000 or best
offer (239)229-8518
TOYOTA CAMRY '90- Nice,
4dr, white, cold a/c, runs
great. $1200 (863)610-1593
after 6:30 pm weekdays.
TOYOTA COROLLA VE '98-
101K, cold AC. Runs like
new, new tires & brakes,
$3800 (772)332-6896



CHEVY BLAZER '89- Off road
vehicle, inclds 2 rolling chas-
sis (parts & all). $2500 for
all. (863)983-7100
CJ5 1975- Factory V8, all new
suspension, radial mud tires,
$1950. or best offer
(561)743-0192
DODGE POWER WAGON, '74,
4 whl. dr., 440 big block, lift-
ed, $2500 or best offer or
trade. (863)532-1761
FORD EXPLORER 1992, 4 dr.,
Light brown. $1100.
(239)503-4077


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HONDA ON/OFF ROAD
XR650L '2001- w/add ons,
3740 mi, 1 owner, like new,
$2200 (863)983-5546
Hondas From $500! Police
Impounds and Repos for
Sale! Many Makes and Mod-
els Available! For listings call
(800)366-9813 x 9275.
MOTORCYCLE TRIKE, 1994 -
VW eng. & frame, black/sil
ver, $2,500. 863-674-0898
or 863-517-1019
SUZUKI '01- 805 cc V-Twin
liquid cooled, low miles, all
the options, better than new
$3750 (863)612-0345
SUZUKI GSXR 600 '97, Black
& purple, runs good, just
needs tires. $1500
(863)990-9903
SUZUKI INTRUDER VOLUSIA-
'02, 805, 6K mi., 2 tone sil-
ver. Good shape. Runs great.
$3100. Neg. (863)824-7607
SUZUKI TL1000S '98, Very
fast. $2500 (239)867-1093
YAMAHA R-1 - 2002, runs
great, good cond. w/custom
paint job. Moving, must sell.
$4200/neg. (863)228-0580


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CLUB CAR- loaded, with
charger, excellent condition,
$1700 (863)673-5947
GOLF CART- 3 wheel Easy Go,
w/new charger, runs good,
$650 (863)673-4660
GOLF CARTS - 3 wheel Easy
Go, new charger & good bat-
teries, $600 (863)675-3850


CAMPER TOP, white, fiber-
lass, 8', fits full size pickup,
150. (863)801-4519
CHEVY PARTS '87, From 1 ton
Dually, too many to list, from
bed to wheels. $950/all, will
sep. (863)467-7808
COVER - For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $30 (863)763-0669.
FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP-
Fits 8 ft truck bed, int &
brake lights, sliding glass.
$350 neg. (863)801-9165
FORD ENGINE- '97, 32 valve,
111,000 mi valve covers,
headers, H-pipe, all for
$1200 (863)634-8360
FORD PU '87- w/5.0, OAD, for
parts only, can demonstrate,
$700 (863)763-1370
FRONT CHROME BUMPER &
GRILL - for Ford F250 clear
headlights, 3rd brake light,
$150. (863)697-2032
MOTOR - for Chevy, 350,
complete w/transmission,
'76 Model, 65k mi., $450.
(863)673-6738
PARTS CAR - Pontiac Grand
Am '95.' $400
(772)359-2923 or
863)467-5401
PONEY MOTOR: '94, John
Deere/Turbo Diesel, 4 cyl.,
#4039T w/hydraulic pump.
$2000 neg. (561)719-9391
RACING BUCKET STYLE
SEATS - Universal fit, asking
$100(863)634-7157
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RIMS- Chrome, 6 lug, 15".
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-8902
RIMS- Set of 4, 16 x 7, 5 lug,
Dodge Ram 1500 P/U, fits
'96-'01. $200 or best offer.
(863)801-9165
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory
from Super Duty Ford King
Ranch Edition. Asking $400
(863)697-0328
SUN VISOR- For 3500 GM
Truck with holes for Cab
lights. $95. (863)357-1714
TAILGATE - Fits F350, blue sil-
ver. $400 (772)873-8399
TIRES - 4, Nitto Terra Grappler
325/60 R18. Still have
25%-35% tread. $200. Call
(863)634-0955
TIRES & RIMS- 265/75/R16,
aluminum rims. $350 or best
offer. (863)634-8902
TIRES & RIMS, (4),
245/70R17, BF Goodrich,
like new, 5 lug Grey rims,
$500. (863)801-6030
TIRES & WHEELS, New Ha-
nook 225/50R16 on chrome
5 spoke whls. Like new!
. $650 (863)467-9936
TIRES 17"- (4) asking $60
(863)763-8797
TIRES: 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$675 or best offer.
(239)657-8493
TIRES (4), Mickey Thompson,
Baha ATV, 3/4 tread,
40/1350/R20. $750 or best
offer. (863)484-0922
TIRES: 5-M/T, Baja,
31x13.5x15 on 10" Cragar
Rims. 1K on tires. $900 or
best offer. (239)657-8493
TRANS.: ALLISON '94, 4 spd.,
model 545. 21K, fly wheel
starter/converter/adaptor.
$1500 neg. (561)719-9391
TRUCK CAP- Fiberglass for
step side pick up truck. $100
or best offer. (863)357-6315
WHEELS/TIRES- Pacer Juice,
8 lug Nitto Terra Grappler
305/55R20 Lugnuts/ctr caps
incl. $750. (863)634-2131


CHEVY SILVERADO C1500-
'96, Ext'd cab. Loaded, 140K
mi., Very good cond. $5000.
(863)763-4586
FORD 100 '70, 360 motor, 3
speed on column. $900
(865)789-1647
FORD F150 '90- 4 wd, good
woods truck, needs clutch.
$500 (863)697-1563
FORD PICKUP '94, cold a/c, 4
new tires, 137,500 orig. mi.,
great cond., $2400.
(863)673-6819
FORD RANGER - '92, Red, Ex-
tended cab, 6 cyl, Runs
good. $1000.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
MAZDA B2200, '86, blue, runs
good, $800 or best offer.
(239)728-8521
MUD TRUCK FORD RANGER
'94- On '91 F150 4x4 frame,
302 eng, auto, 36" tires.
$2000 neg. (863)634-7154
TAILGATE- Vented for 1 ton


box truck. Very good condi-
tion. $149. 302-357-1714
TOOL BOX- black, asking $30
(863)634-7157


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FORD EXPLORER - '92, Black,
4x4, Runs good. Good con-
dition. $1995.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
FORD EXPLORER 1995, Good
condition. $3500.
863)467-3070 or
863)610-8691
FORD EXPLORER '98- Sport
Edition, new tires, runs &
looks good $2500 Firm
(863)674-0518
GMC SUBURBAN - '88, HD
Tow pkg. 454 Big Block Chevy
eng. Runs great. $4200 or
best offer. (863)763-4746


BOX TRAILER- 16 ft, inside
lights, shelving, tandem axle.
$1900 (772)342-7304
CAR HAULER TRLR- 16',
w/winch, new tires, heavy
duty, like new, $1500 or
trade (561)222-1110 8a-8p
CAR TRAILER- 16 ft. $700.
(863)697-0328
CARGO TRAILER, Pace,
10'lx6'wx5/2't, $1,000.
561-719-9496
HAULMARK TRAILER '06,
5'x8', Enclosed. $1000
(863)763-6778


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-207
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WENDELL HARRY COOPER,
a/k/a WENDELL H. COOPER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WEN-
OELL HARRY COOPER, a/k/a WNE-
DELL H COOPER, deceased, whose
date of death was September 18,
2007, and whose Social Security
Number is 263-58-5467, is pending in
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County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other,
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
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OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
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persons having claims or demands
against the estate of Ihe decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
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THIS NOTICE.
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WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
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PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 SPORTS 17


Sports Briefs


Junior Volleyball Club
to hold parent meeting
Big Lake Junior Volleyball
club will hold a parent meeting
on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee High School
Lecture Hall, for all parents of
girls in grades three through high
school who are interested in try-
ing out. For information, go to
www.biglakejuniors.com.

OHS gold seats
are on sale now
Gold seats to all Brahman
home football games are now
on sale for $100 per seat. Of the
$100, $60 goes to general ath-
letics and $40 goes to football.
When you purchase a gold seat,
you receive free admission to all
home sporting events for free.
To purchase a gold seat con-
tact OHS athletic director Nathan
Owen at (863) 462-5025.

Second annual
memorial golf tourney
The second annual Joyce Hack-
er memorial golf to benefit the
Joyce Hacker scholarship fund
will take place on Saturday, Oct.


Submitted photo

OCRA: Rams shut out the Raiders
The OCRA Rams shut out the Raiders with a 42-0 win on Thursday, Oct. 4, where the Rams were on their game with
coaches Darren Washington, Tony Delagall and Mike Radebaugh. For more OCRA pictures visit newszap.com.


OHS Sports Schedule


Home games are in bold.
*Designates conference games.
**District games. All varsity
home games start at 7:30
p.m.

Varsity Rlotball
Oct. 12-OPEN
Oct. 19-Westwood-(home-
coming)
Oct. 26-Martin County** - 7
p.m.
Nov. 2-Jensen Beach** - 7
p.m.
Nov. 9-Clewiston-(parents
night) 7:30 p.m.

J.V Football
The Okeechobee junior var-
sity football team will take to the
field a total of eight times. Four
will be home games and the oth-
er four will be away games. They
currently have two open dates.
Home games are in bold.

Oct. 11-Frostproof - 7 p.m.
Oct. 18-OPEN
Oct. 25-Hardee - 7p.m.
Nov. 1-OPEN

Cross Country
The Brahman cross country
team will see action at 11 meets
before competing in districts,
regional and state competition.


There are two home meets
scheduled. The home games
are in bold.
Their schedule is as follows:

Oct. 13-Fleet Feet/Puma Invita-
tional at South fork High School
Oct. 16-Lincoln Park Academy
Memorial Run at Lincoln Park
Academy
Oct. 20-Treasure Lake Con-
ference Meet
* Oct. 27-Second Annual
Running with the Bulls
Nov. 3-Districts at St. Cloud
H.S.
Nov. 10-Regional competition
at South Fork High School
Nov! 17-State Championships
at Little Everglades Ranch

Bowling
The Brahman bowling team
has a full schedule with 23
matches. There will. be nine
home matches at the Stardust
Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E., 11
away matches and three have
not yet been determined. All
matches will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Home meets are in bold.

Oct. 10-Sebastian
Oct. 11-Vero Beach
Oct. 16-Martin County High
School
Oct. 18-Jensen Beach


Oct. 23-Treasure Lake Confer-
ence
Oct. 24-Treasure Coast High
School
Oct. 25-Westwood
Oct. 29-District Tournament
- site TBA
Oct. 30-District Tournament
- site TBA

Boys' Golf
The Brahman boys' golf team
will see action 13 times; five will
be home games, four will be
away and.one will be announced
at a later date. Their home games
will take place at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club. All games
will start at 3:30 p.m. Home
games are in bold.
Oct. 15-District Tournament
Site TBA

Lady Brahman
Varsity Volleyball
The Lady Brahman varsity
volleyball team will have a busy
season with 21 matches. Home
games are in bold. Their
schedule is:
Oct. 10-Martin County High
School - 7 p.m.
Oct. 13-Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Tournament - TBA
Oct. 16-Treasure Coast High
School - 6:30 p.m.


Oct. 23-District Tournament,
first round - site and times TBA
Oct. 24-District Tournament,
semifinals - site and times TBA
Oct. 25-District Tournament
finals - site TBA - 7 p.m.

J.V Volleyball
Oct. 10-Martin County High
School - 6 p.m.
Oct. 16-Treasure Coast High
School - 5:30 p.m.

Freshman Volleyball
The freshman volleyball team
is scheduled to compete three
times. Their schedule is as fol-
lows:
Oct. 10-Martin County High - 5
p.m.

Brahman Swim Team
The Okeechobee High School
swim team wasted little time in
getting back into the pool follow-
ing the opening of school several
weeks ago.
Their 2007 schedule is as fol-
lows:
Oct. 10: South Fork High
School at Martin County High
School pool-6 p.m.
Oct. 12: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence championships at the North
County Aquatic Center- 8 a.m.


13, beginning with a shotgun
start at 8:30 a.m. There will be
a four-person team scramble
(blind draw or pick your own
team). The team draw for blind
draw will be held at the VFW
Post 10539, located at 3912 U.S.
441 S.E., on Thursday, Oct. 11 at
6 p.m. The cost will be $50 per
person and includes golf, lunch
and prizes. Prizes will be paid
in both divisions for first, fifth
and ninth places according to
the number of players in each
division. Prizes and lunch after
the tourney will be awarded at
the VFW Post immediately fol-
lowing the tourney. Entry fees
should be received no later than
Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. before the start
of the team draw. All entry fees
should be made payable to cash
or Connie Lanier. Payment of
hole sponsors should be made
to the Okeechobee Education
Fund. For information call the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
club at (863) 763-6228 or Connie
Lanier at (863) 801-5600.

Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
month.


Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters (especially) are
welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

Cheerleading squad
accepts members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
to join.

VFW Auxiliary plans
golf tournament
VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxil-
iary will host a golf tournament
to benefit the VFW National
Home for Children on Nov. 3, at
the Okeechobee Country Club.
The VFW National Home for
Children offers a home for spous-
es and children of deceased and
disabled veterans as well as a
home for children of active duty
military personnel while they
serve our country at home and
abroad. The home does not re-
ceive any federal or state fund-
ing. Sponsors are sought for the
tournament. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 697-2930.


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Push-ups for points
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ing, Macin Raulerson and Lexi Lepere.


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OnStar� with one-year Safe & Sound Service Plan4
100,000-mile/5-year Powertrain Limited Warranty5 SATLRN


1. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Children are safer when
properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant
restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle owner's manual and
child safety seat instructions for more information.
2. Not available with low-rate financing. See retailer for details. Take delivery by 10/31/07
3. Five-star rating is for the driver and front passenger seating positions in the frontal crash test and for the front and
rear seating positions in the side-impact crash test. Side-impact crash test rating is for a model tested without
optional head curtain side air bags (SABs). Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).
4. Call 1-888-40NSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.
5. Whichever comes first. See retailer for details. @2007 Saturn Corporation. Saturn and its logo are registered
trademarks of Saturn Corporation.


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