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Vol. 98 No. 286 Saturday, October 13, 2007 500 Plus tax


Inside

Love: A parable
in blue jeans
He was a simple man of few
words. Those who didn't know
him might call him shy. Then he
met Christine. The man of few
words became a man of fewer
words, especially around her.
Somehow, they connected.
After dating this special girl
for months, he realized that he
was head-over-heals in love.
Page 6

Briefs

Boil water notice for
Freshman Campus
A boil water notice is still
in effect for the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, 610
S.W Second. Ave. Officials of
Okeechobee Utility Authority
urge that drinking and cooking
water be brought to a rolling
boil for one minute. It js hoped
that the ban may be lifted by
Monday. For more information
call 763-3239, 467-1599 or 763-
9460.

Boil water
notice rescinded
Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity has rescinded the boil water
notice that was issued on Oct.
10 for the area bounded by
S.R. 70, Southwest 32nd Street,
Eagle Bay Drive and Southeast
Second Avenue. Water in that
area is now safe for drinking
and cooking without boiling.
For any questions call 863-763-
9460 or 863- 763-3239.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
OKEECHOBEE -- The U.S.
Coast GuardAuxiliary Flotilla 57
in Okeechobee is seeking new
members to become involved
in the Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who ac-
tively support recreational
boating safety and other Coast
Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authori-
ties.
Members could be involved
in patrols, communications,
administration, seamanship,
piloting/navigation, weather or
search and rescue.
For information, call (863)
763-0165.

Drought Index
Current: 264
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.09 feet
Last Year: 13.23 feet
Source: South

District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds................ . 10, 11
Com ics .................................. 9
Community Events................... 4
Crossword........................... 10
Obituaries.............................. 6
Opinion.................................. 4
Speak Out............................. 4
Sports.................................. 12
TV ........................................ 11
W eather................................. 2

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Traffic stop yields cocaine

Four local men Avenue. cocaine was found under the
are nOw facing Naranzo-Oregon and Mace- back seat of a 1999 Chrysler
are 1now facing do were charged with trafficking four-door vehicle that was driv-


trafficking charges

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Four Okeechobee men were
arrested on drug charges after
more than two pounds of a sub-
stance believed to be cocaine
was found in their car after they
were stopped for speeding in
a school zone Thursday after-
noon.


Manuel Arturo
Naranjo- Delgado-
Oregon Almazon
Arrested were: Manuel Nara-
njo-Oregon, 23, of Northwest
37th Avenue; Arturo Delgado-
Almazon, 23, of Northwest 37th


Jose Luis
Salasar-
Macedo


Martin
Delgado-
Almazon


Avenue; Jose Luis Salasar-Mace-
do, 25, of Northwest Eighth
Avenue; and Martin Delgado-
Almazon, 24, of Northwest 37"',


in cocaine and are being held
without bond. Arturo Delgado-
Almazon and Martin Delgado-
Almazon were both charged
with trafficking in cocaine and
resisting arrest without violence,
and are being held without bond
in the Okeechobee County Jail.
According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
arrest report by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force, approxi-
mately 2.4 pounds of suspected


Fundraising: Children's Crisis Center planned


Okeechobee News!Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis members learned about the plans of New Horizons to build a center for children that will be located adja-
cent to their main location at 4500 Midway Rd., Ft. Pierce, Friends of New Horizons and Kiwanis members (left to
right) Patricia Daum, Jack Wolfe, Joanna Norris, Reda Larson and Frank Irby were on hand for the presentation.


New Horizons to expand facilities


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members learned
about the upcoming plans of
New Horizons of Okeechobee
and the Treasure Coast from
their director of fund develop-
ment Patricia Daum at their
lunchebn on Thursday, Oct.
11.
New Horizons is the pri-
mary provider of behavioral
health services for adults and
children in Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, Martin and St. Lucie
counties. They are currently
in the early stages of a capital
campaign to raise funds for
the new 20-bed children's cri-
sis unit on 10 acres that they
already own adjacent to their
headquarters.
The project will cost an es-
'timated $6 million with con-
struction-expected to-begin
in May 2008, and opening the
facility in May 2009.


Currently due to the lack
of a children's crisis unit,
children in Okeechobee and
the treasure coast are sent
out of the four-county area
for treatment to locations as
far as West Palm Beach and
Melbourne. There have even
been instances when chil-
dren have been taken north
of Orlando for treatment.
There are only four chil-
dren's beds located in the
four-county area which are in
Vero Beach. According to Ms.
Baum, they stay full most of
the time.
Traveling creates an ad-
ditional burden for the fami-
lies who are already dealing
with a very stressful time in
the event of their child having
some sort of crisis.
New Horizons has already
received $1,500,000 toward
construction from state allo-
cated funds.


Learning to read the


signs of gang activity


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce learned about
signs of gang related activ-
ity and ways that the Florida
Gang Investigators Association
(FGIA) is helping Florida strive
towards the Gang-Free Florida
Initiative at their Wednesday,
Oct. 10, general membership
luncheon.
Janie Alt, the events coordi-
nator for FGIA spoke of ways
to identify gangs and the reali-
ties of gangs within the world,
United States, Florida and
Okeechobee. She stated that if
someone claims not to have a
gang problem, "give me three
hours and I will find something
gang-related."
Ms. Alt also works at the


Okeechobee County Juvenile
Level 10 Correctional Facility
where she works with sex of-
fenders. (The juvenile correc-
tions system uses a numeri-
cal system with Level 2 as the
minimum security for juveniles
and Level 10 is maximum se-
curity for juveniles.)
Okeechobee has three lo-
cal members of the FGIA: the
Southeast Regional director
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark;
the director of programs de-
partment Sherie Surls; and Ms.
Alt.
This places Okeechobee as
a key location to assist in the
battle against street gangs. Ac-
cording to Ms. Alt, a street gang
is any group of two or more
people that wear the same col-
See Gangs - Page 2


Last year, 248 children
from Okeechobee received
services of some sort from
New Horizons facilities.
New Horizons currently
provides the following ser-
vices for children: case man-
agement; domestic violence
youth diversion program;
emergency screening; fam-
ily emergency treatment ser-
vices; mobile crisis response
team; mobile family crisis
team; outpatient counseling
services; student, assistance
program; and therapeutic be-
havioral on-site services.
New Horizons is state and
locally funded with a bud-
get of $22 million through
the Department of Children
and Families (DCF) and local
county funds.
Funds are raised through
a volunteer committee which
has six local members: Jo-
anna Norris; Ida Clemons;


Reda Larson; Sharon Robert-
son; Sheriff Paul May; Connie
Abney; Marvin Wherrell and
Marie Culbreth.
Ida Clemons and Joanna
Norris are also board mem-
bers.
Through this committee of
Okeechobee Friends of New
Horizons, they have planned
a fundraiser for the children's
crisis center as a tribute to
honor Dr. Fred Brown. The
event will be held on Thurs-
day, Nov. 1, at the Recreation
Outreach Center (ROC) 310
S.W. Fifth Ave.
George and Mary Beth
Cooper will be preparing a
prime rib dinner which will
cost $25 per person. Reserved
tables of ten, program ads
and sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available.- - .
They chose Dr. Brown due
See Kiwanis - Page 2


en by Martin Delgado-Almazon.
The substance was field tested
by OCSO crime scene techni-
cian Kathleen Watson and in-
dicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine, added the
report.
The 1,108.9 grams of cocaine
has an estimated street value of
$22,000. A kilogram or "kilo" of
cocaine weighs 1,000 grams.
See Arrests - Page 2


OHS plans

homecoming

week fun
By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
homecoming celebration is
under way. The Homecoming
dance will be held tonight at
Okeechobee High School.
This year's homecoming
theme is "Superheroes Wanted."
Monday, Oct. 15: The theme
for the day is "Rescue the Ward-
robe." Students should wear
mixed match clothes. At lunch
the games of the day will be "Pin
the Cape on Bubba" and "Help
Rescue your Class." The "Pin the
Cape on Bubba" game involves
taping a cape onto a picture of
Bubba the Brahman bull. The
class with the most people able
to tape the cape in the right po-
sition wins and once again, the
class water jugs will be available
for coin deposit.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: The dress
for the day is "Kid Colt vs. Ma-
gua." Students will dress as cow-
boys or Indians. "Lasso the Pan-
ther" will be the game of the day
at lunchtime. The class that can
lasso the panther the most wins
the game.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Stu-
dents have been asked to dress
as superheroes. Lunch activi-
ties include "Help Rescue your
Class" and Kream the Kat." In
"Kream the Kat" students can
throw pies at the panther. The
class with the most hits, wins.
Voting for homecoming queen
will also take place.
Thursday, Oct. 18: Dress
will be "A league of Friends."
Each class will dress as follows:
sophomores, "Past" -- 1950's to
1970's heroes; juniors, "Future"-
SciFi heroes; seniors, "Present"
-- camouflage. Lunch activities
will include "Puncture the Cat"
and "Help Rescue your Class."
The idea of the puncture the cat
game is to throw darts at the
panther and pop the balloons.
The class that can pop the most
balloons, wins.
The annual homecoming pep
See Homecoming - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Airport improvement
The resurfacing project on one of the runways at the Okeechobee County Airport
is about two thirds completed. The project should be completed by the end of the
month. The airport's second runway is open to aircraft.


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Lawmakers pass $1.1 billion budget cut


By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE. (AP) -- Flor-
ida's budget could shrink by
about $1.1 billion and college
students may pay higher tuition
due to legislation passed Friday
in response to a shortfall in tax
revenue blamed mainly on a
housing slump.
A compromise budget-cut-
ting bill cleared the House 72-
39 and the Senate 23-9 to close
out the Legislature's third spe-
cial session of the year. About
10 minutes later lawmakers
reconvened in a fourth special
session to deal with property
tax relief.
The cuts to Florida's $71 bil-
lion budget passed on straight
party line votes in both cham-
bers - Republicans for and
Democrats against - and now
goes to Gov. Charlie Crist.
The bill (SB 2C) includes a
5 percent tuition increase for
community college and state
university students - $55 per
semester for a standard course
load - starting in January.
Crist vetoed a 5 percent tuition
increase earlier this year but
now says he's keeping an open
mind.
Majority Republicans argued
most of the cuts were just re-
ductions in spending increases
the Legislature approved when
it passed the original budget.
"It's an adjustment; it's not


Homecoming
Continued From Page 1
rally and bonfire will take place
on school grounds. These activi-
ties are open to O.H.S. students
only. Students must display an
O.H.S. identification badge and
pay a $2 admission fee to help
pay for site cleanup.
Friday, Oct. 19: There is
no school on Friday. The Friday
schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. -- All floats must be


Arrests
Continued From Page 1
According to OCSO Lieuten-
iant Billy Markham the estimated
street value is just a guess be-
cause its purity is unknown, and
the sezied contraband was yet to
be cut. The more times the co-
caine is cut, he said, the more it
is worth on the street.
The OCSO arrest report in-
dicates that Deputy Corporal


Kiwanis
Continued From Page 1
to his understanding of the need
for this center due to his exten-
sive work with the children of
Okeechobee for approximately
50 years.
Joanna Norris, the
Okeechobee County School
system crisis counselor, spoke
'to Kiwanis members about her
work with the children within
Okeechobee. Mrs. Norris is a
former teacher who chose to
go back to school to become a
licensed mental health counsel-
or in order to help the children
that as a teacher she didn't have
time to adequately address their
needs.
Mrs. Norris and one oth-
er mental health counselor
Okeechobee has programs for
students regarding depression


cuts," said House Policy and
Budget Chairman Ray Sansom,
R-Destin. "We are not cutting
education."
He said public schools still
are getting 5 percent more than
the last budget year, which end-
ed June 30. That's $355 more
per student, but about $100 less
than in the original budget.
Democrats complained GOP
leaders refused to consider re-
pealing recent tax cuts they
said favor businesses and the
wealthy, increasing user fees or
other ways to boost revenue to
avoid some of the cuts.
"There's still pain in this
budget," said Senate Demo-
cratic Leader Steve Geller, of
Cooper City. "We're still cut-
ting a couple hundred million
dollars out of education, we're
still cutting money to hospitals,
nursing homes."
Democrats also predicted
lawmakers will need to make
revisions in just a few months
because they did little or noth-
ing to stimulate Florida's econ-
omy.
"This legislature has bal-
anced corporate tax giveaways
on the backs of our school chil-
dren," House Democratic Lead-
er Dan Gelber, of Miami Beach,
said in a statement. "There
are close to a million children
lacking health insurance in our
state and Florida has the worst
high school graduation rate in


ready to be escorted to the stag-
ing area;
2:15 p.m. -- Parade Lineup at,
the south side of U-Save;
3 p.m. -- Parade begins;
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- 10-year
reunion reception;
6:30 p.m. -- pre-game partici-
pants at field;
7 p.m. -- pre-game activities.
At half time of football game
against Fort Pierce Westwood,
the Homecoming court will be
introduced and the Homecom-
ing Queen and Homecoming


Brian Hagan was working the
school zone on U.S. 441 North
at Okeechobee High School
when he clocked a vehicle do-
'ing 33 mph in a 25 mph zone.
When Cpl. Hagan-stopped the
1999 Chrylser the driver initially
identified himself as Jose Del-
gado, stated the report. It was
later learned his true name was
Martin Delgado-Almazan.
Cpl. Hagan also learned that
the driver did not have a driver's
license.
During a search of the car,


and bullying. The first year that
Mrs. Norris worked as a coun-
selor three or four children were
detained under the Baker Act. In
2005, seven students were "Bak-
er Acted." That number doubled
in 2006 to 14, which is the high-
est yearly total so far.
A. student can be Baker Act-
ed if they tell a licensed mental
health counselor that they are
going to kill themselves and do
not retract their statement or that
they are going to kill someone
else. Criminal action is not re-
quired.
When a student is Baker Act-
ed they are taken involuntarily to
a hospital of facility for an evalu-
ation. A decision is then made by
a licensed professional whether
the child needs further treatment
or stabilization or if the child is
released.
This children's crisis unit will
make a more central location


the nation for three consecutive
years."
House Majority Leader Adam
Hasner, R-Delray Beach, issued
a statement saying Republicans
"stood by the principle that if
the people of Florida have less
money to spend, government
should spend less too."
In the House, some Demo-
crats also criticized the tuition
increase.
"We're raising tuition mak-
ing it more unaffordable for
working families in Florida to
send their children to college,"
said Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-
Tallahassee.
Rep. Marti Coley, R-Mari-
anna, responded that Florida's
tuition rate is the nation's low-
est while the state spends more
on higher education than most
others.
"We must have adequate tu-
ition to be able to globally com-
pete," she said.
Richardson also spoke
against a conforming bill (SB
8C) that would niake the in-
crease permanent and then re-
quire automatic annual increas-
es linked to inflation, which
has been running at about 3
percent.
It passed 95-17 in the House
and 31-2 in the Senate, where
both no votes were cast by Re-
publicans.
The measure also would al-
low university boards of trustees


King will be announced.
There will also be a week-
long canned food drive spon-
sored by the National Honor So-
ciety. The class that collects the
most canned food by the end of
the week will be awarded points
toward the spirit week competi-
tion.
Mrs. Wiersma, principal of
O.H.S., the staff and students
have invited the community to
participate in the celebration by
decorating in purple and gold.
To extend their "Purple Wave"


OCSO deputies Augustin Sauce-
do and John Ashby began to
search the vehicle and noticed
the back seat was not securely
in place. When they lifted the
,seat thev.guJnd a. large package
%wrapped ifi plastic.
At this. point the task force
was summoned to the scene.
According to the arrest re-
port, it was later learned that the
cocaine was picked up in West
Palm Beach.
Lt. Markham said the men
are being held without bond be-


available for children and their
families in the event of a crisis
situation. This crisis unit is only
the first phase of The Center for
Children which will include the
children's crisis unit, a child ad-
vocacy center and a family ser-
vice and community resource
center upon completion.
The Center for Children will
be a place where children from
6-years old to 17-years old can
come for emergency treatment
when they are experiencing a
mental health crisis.
For more information about
the fundraiser contact New Ho-
rizons of Okeechobee at (863)
462-0040. For information about
New Horizons and the benefits
they offer, visit www.nhtcinc.
org.
Post your opinions
In the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguillar@newszap.com.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News

Ring of Scars goes to Battle of the Bands
Ring of Scars, with Corrupted Media Records, is a regional metal band featuring three
Okeechobee High School graduates, Shane Bryant, Grant Clements and Brad Thiboult
and two graduates from Orlando, Bobby Gibson and Jared Golden, who is from the band
"Frozen." They are gaining more ground by the miles. By submitting three of their best
songs to the New Rock Alternative Radio Station 103.1 "The Buzz," the band was selected
by The Buzz to showcase their talent and compete for a chance to play at the Buzz Bake
Sale 2007. This Saturday night, Oct. 13, the band will take the stage at the Mojo Room in
Port Saint Lucie and is, prepared to win. The band released this statement about the up-
coming show: "We need everyone of our fans, friends and family members in Okeechobee
and all of the surrounding areas to be out in FULL FORCE with their ROS tee shirts on.
The more that are there, the better our chances of winning. The all ages battle of the bands
starts at 7 p.m. For more information on the show and band visit www.ringofscars.com.


to add a fee to pay for comput-
ers and other technology of up
to 5 percent of tuition starting in
the 2009-10 school year.
Sen. Paula Dockery, a Lake-
land Republican, joined Dem-
ocrats in opposing another
conforming bill (SB 24C) that
would permanently cut $20 mil-
lion from $100 million annually
allocated through a trust fund
for water quality and quantity
projects. The main budget bill
would made the cut only for
this year. The bill passed 22-11
in the Senate and 71-42 in the
House.
"Not very few months ago
- May - this state was on
fire," Dockery said. "We had
wildfires all over the state. This
state is in drought condition. I
know we have tough choices
to make, but water is not just
a nice thing to fund. Water is
vital."
Senate Fiscal Policy Chair-
woman Lisa Carlton, R-Osprey,
said other parts of the budget
such as education and health
care would have to take big-
ger cuts if the water program is
spared.
"We all had to make some
tough decisions when you're
cutting $1 billion out of the bud-
get" Carlton said. "We all have
to squeeze and pinch."
Associated Press writer David
Royse contributed to this report.


the business community and lo-
cal supporters are encouraged
to wear purple and gold to the
parade and game next Friday
evening. The school will be
honoring the returning classes
of 1998, 1988, 19787, 1968 and
1958 and all Okeechobee High
School graduates. Please show
your support for your students
and their school. School spirit is
very high this year. Help keep it
that way.


cause they may be turned over
to federal authorities and then
prosecuted at the federal level.
Cpl. Hagan said he also cited
Martin Delgado-Almazan for
speeding artd not having a valid.
driver's license.
Lt. Markham said the Chrys-
ler was not seized because it be-
longs to another party. However,
a $250 administration fee will
have to be paid by the owner of
the car before it can be returned
to them.


Gangs
Continued From Page 1
ors, symbols, etc. whose primary
acts are criminal.
According to a previous article
from Sgt. Stark, documentation is
essential the in the fight against
gangs. Some of the ways that one
can be documented as a gang or
gang related individual include:
the person telling him he/she is
a gang member; tattoos that are
gang related; parent or caregiver
telling him that his/her child is
a gang member; the person is
found in public with known doc-
umented gang members four or
more times; and, creating gang
graffiti.
There must be two signs of
gang-related activity in order for
the individual's name to be en-
tered into the database of the now
over 1,000 names of known gang
members in Okeechobee.
ThroughtheFGIA, Okeechobee
has resources to law enforce-
ment all over the world to aid in
identifying gang related activity or
individuals.
Okeechobee also has three
individuals qualified to teach
gang awareness and prevention
classes.
FGIA is sponsoring a motor-
cycle rally and hot rod show that
is aimed at combating the re-
cruitment of children into crimi-
nal street gangs at Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E, on Saturday, Nov. 10,
and Sunday, Nov. 11.
The event will feature various
games for adults, prize give-aways
and special events for kids.
The rally will be open from 9
a.m. until 9 p.m. both days. Tick-
ets are $5 in advance for the entire
weekend or $10 at the gate on the
day of the rally. Children 12 and
under will be admitted free.
To purchase tickets in advance
or for sponsorship opportunities,
contact (863) 634-8980 or (863)
634-4151.
For more information about
the FGIA and gang awareness re-
sources visit www.fgia.com.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar
may be reached at
caguilar@newszap.com.


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.nowlan6(amyflorida-
house.gov, no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.

VFW Post sponsors Operation Shoebox
OKEECHOBEE -- Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is looking for all
family members -- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or
mothers -- of those serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian
Gulf.
The post is sponsoring Operation Shoebox and would like to
send packages to active military personnel from Okeechobee.
Please call (863) 697-2930, or e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.
com.


Okeechobee Forecast
, Saturday: Partly sunnyIwith a chance of showers and thunder-
stor rs... The high will be in'the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
not theast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with the low around 70. The
wind will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Sunday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph
in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with the low in the upper 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 70s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. The
high will be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of show-
ers. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 13, 2007 3


FSU Professor, poet is finalist for 'National Book Award'


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- "En-
tertainment Weekly" recently
called award-winning poet Da-
vid Kirby one of "5 reasons to
live" and with good reason.
Once again, Florida State
University's Robert 0. Lawton
Distinguished Professor of Eng-
lish -- author or co-author of 29
books, hundreds of articles and
individual poems, and dozens of


book reviews for the New York
Times -- has landed on the short
list for a major literary prize.
Kirby has been selected as one
of five finalists for the 2007 Na-
tional Book Award for Poetry for
his latest collection, "The House
on Boulevard St.: New and Se-
lected Poems."
The year's top poet will be
named on Nov. 14 along with


National Book Award winners in
three other literary genres, but
Kirby's collection already has a
winning review. In its Oct. 10 an-
nouncement of this year's final-
ists, the National Book Awards
cited the works in "Boulevard
St." as "long-lined and often
laugh-out-loud funny," calling
them "poems (that) encom-
pass many things, including the


heated restlessness of youth, the
mixed blessings of self-imposed
exile and the settled pleasures of
home."
"It's hard to take credit for
anything when, like me, you're
surrounded by colleagues and
students as committed and
accomplished as the ones at
Florida State," said Kirby, who
earned his Ph.D. from Johns
Hopkins University and joined
the FSU faculty in 1969, at age
24. Almost 40 prolific years later,
he calls FSU a perfect lab for cre-
ative activity. "I'm just happy to
be one of the chimps," he said.
Kirby's FSU colleagues have
described him in somewhat
loftier terms. In 2003, he was
named the Robert 0. Lawton
Distinguished Professor, the
highest honor bestowed by the
FSU faculty on one of its own.
Three years later, the dedicated
professor who. specializes in
19th century U.S. literature and
creative writing (poetry) won
FSU's Distinguished Teaching
Award.
"That David Kirby has been
chosen as a finalist for a Na-
tional Book Award is wonderful
recognition of a brilliant poet
who is one of the most valuable
faculty members at the universi-
ty," said FSU College of Arts and
Sciences Dean Joseph Travis.
"David is living, breathing proof
that beautiful scholarship and
wonderful teaching go hand-in-
hand."
In a profile of Kirby that ap-
peared in the Sept. 2 Tallahas-
see Democrat, former U.S. Poet
Laureate Billy Collins declared,
"He's created this new form.
You can recognize a David Kirby
poem from across the room."
Kirby's distinctive collections
of poetry about life in and out of
academia -- marked by his wry
appreciation for popular culture
-- have won praise from both
literary and popular culture
realms. However, his writing
comprises nearly every genre
and includes critical studies of
19th- and 20th-century Ameri-
can literature, meditations on
modern culture, children's sto-
ries, and pedagogical works.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News

NEHS class excels in relay races
The fifth grade Alpha class triumphed over the fourth grade Alpha class in Relay Races that were held during PE. on Fri-
day, Oct. 5 at New Endeavor High School.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
NEHS Students of the Week
NEHS Staff members would like to thank the following students for their display of good behavior and academics. Thank
you to our Students of the Week, Andrew Jackson, Christopher Spruill, Anarelys Merconchini, Ana Gomez and Peria Pa-
lacios. Keep up the good work!


Perhaps his best known
work, Kirby's poetry collections
include volumes such as "The
Ha-Ha," "The House of Blue
Light," "The Traveling Library,"
and of course, "The House on
Boulevard St.," published last
spring, which has made him a
National Book Award contend-
er. Also published this year was
a collection of essays - "Ultra-
Talk: Johnny Cash, The Mafia,
Shakespeare, Drum Music, St.
Teresa of Avila and 17 Other Co-
lossal Topics of Conversation."
His verse has appeared in The
Kenyon Review, Southern Re-
view, Ploughshares and other
prestigious literary publica-
tions.
Kirby has won the Britting-
ham Prize in Poetry; the Kay
Deeter Award; the Guy Owen
Prize; the James Dickey Prize;
the Millennium Cultural Rec-
ognition Award; four Pushcart
Prizes and appearances in two
volumes of "Best American Po-
etry." He received a 2003 Gug-
genheim Fellowship, and has
been awarded highly competi-


tive grants from the Florida Arts
Council and National Endow�
ment for the Arts.
A member of the National
Book Critics Circle, Kirby writes
regularly for The New York
Times Book Review, The Atlan-
ta Journal-Constitution and The
Chicago Tribune.
The National Book Awards
for Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
and Young People's Literature
are bestowed annually to rec-
ognize the best of American
literature. On Nov. 14, the 2007
winners will be announced at
the National Book Awards Ben'-
efit Dinner and Ceremony in'
Manhattan at an event hosted
by writer Fran Liebowitz. Each
winner receives $10,000 and a
bronze statue, while each final"
ist receives a $41,000 cash award
and a bronze medal.
To learn more about Kirby's
celebrated body of work, visit
his Web site at www.davidkirby.
com or the FSU Department of
English Web site at www.engt
lish.fsu.edu.


Community Events

Civil War re-enactment planned for Dec. 1 & 2
The seventh annual Civil War re-enactment about the raid
on Fort Pierce will be held Dec. 1 & 2 at the Savannas Rec-
reation Area, 1400 E. Midway Road, in Fort Pierce. On Satur-
day, camps will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. and battles will be held throughout the day with the main
battle being staged at 2 p.m. On Sunday, camps will be open
to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the main battle
starting at 1 p.m. Other activities include living history dem-
onstrations, Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, Ladies Tea, black-
smith and more. Admittance costs are $3 for adults and $1
for children. Kids under the age of 6 will be admitted free. For
information: contact Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-7608, or
by e-mail at civilwargal@cs.com; or, Lou Rausch at (772) 359-
6541, or, Greyriderl863@aol.com. All proceeds from the event
will go to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #400.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10
and are good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can b6
purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call
(863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our
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Charter School dedication
The Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School at the Brighton Reservation was recently dedi-
cated. This was the first Indian charter school built east of the Mississippi River. Already
over-enrolled at more than 150 students, plans are already under way to expand next year.
Those dignitaries in attendance were (left to right) Louise Gopher-education director of
the Seminole Tribe of Florida; Russ Brown-principal of the new school; Phoebe Raulerson-
former superintendent of Okeechobee County; and Sandra Barker-chief executive officer
of the school. Ms. Gopher is the second member of the Seminole Tribe and the first female
Seminole to obtain a four-year college degree. She received her degree at Florida Atlantic
University.


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WATER WOES: I left a glass bottle one half full of city water when I
went on vacation. When I returned about a month later the bottom of
the bottle was absolute brown, smelly, sludge. I wish I had taken it to
be tested but I reacted in disgust and threw bottle and all away. Who
can possibly expect me to believe that the city water, for which we pay
dearly, is safe for bathing in or cooking with, let alone drinking? Will
someone blame it on the low lake level? What effect is the decision of
the COE (Corps of Engineers) to maintain a lower lake level due to the
condition of Hoover Dike going to have on our water supply? I think
that West Palm Beach is not the only city with water woes.

SPORTS: I agree with the caller who called in about the sports
program not having a medical person there. I think that if they don't
have the money to have someone like that there, then they shouldn't
be allowed to play games. I do however think that the Flag Football
program at First Baptist Church is a good program. I do not have any-
one in that program or do I attend the church, but it is a good program
non the less.

CANALS: I am glad I'm not the only one asking what is going on
with the state of the canals in Okeechobee. I pay double the taxes
of my neighbors because I live on so called waterfront property and
there is no water? We can't put in our boats and can't even see water
due to the overgrowth of bushes and shrubs along the banks! We
know there is a drought but can't something be done about this over-
growth of vegetation. I have tried to go down to the edge of the water
and weed but am afraid of using any chemicals so near the water. This
vegetation was not like this during the last two droughts we had back
a few years ago and with the rainy season ending next week what are
we going to do? I guess the only thing would be to pray for a very cold
winter to try to kill all the overgrowth.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE: I have been reading the comments
about the canals and cleanup. Before pointing fingers or complaining
about the canals, homeowners should get their deeds out and see
who owns the canals. Some canals are public property and are the
responsibility of state or local government. However, some are private
and belong to the people who live on either side. I used to live on
a canal and when it was overgrown, I was surprised to learn that I
owned to the middle of the canal, so it was my responsibility to clean
it up. I guess it is a buyer beware thing. If you buy a house on a canal,
you should be looking over that deed carefully before you buy to find
out who is responsible for cleaning the canals. Some canals are there
for drainage but some were just put in by developers to create "water-
front" property. If you live on a canal that was put in by the developer,
it may not be the county or city's responsibility to maintain it.

FOOTBALL: This is in response to the person who commented on
the youth football program on Thursday, Oct. 11 newspaper. First, in
your beginning comments you talk about this being the worst experi-
ence you have had and then you finish by saying your kid would miss
a great experience. Which is it, a great experience or a bad one? Sec-
ond, instead of complaining about the organization, become involved
with the organization. In this country, all the youth football programs
are ran by volunteer organizations and I am sure they would be more
than glad to receive any assistance that you can provide, especially
equipment manager.

JUNK YARD: This Junk Yard by Wal-Mart has been here for ever!
Yes, it costs money to clean it up, but if the board bites on this, shame
on them! Brantley isn't getting crackers for all the metal that is going
out of there now. Plus the sale of the property, I just don't see that
$68,000 hurting him. If the board wants to reduce the fines afterward,
that is their business. I wouldn't like it, but. That property is worth mil-
lions. He will be glad to sell it and get out of that tar pit!

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Community Events

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.


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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of
Okeechobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all
Christian singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For in-
formation, contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Min-
ton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Cru-
sade Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of
education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues;
domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex.abuse; plus,
educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or
(863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11
a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For infor-
mation, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the
County 4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who
would like to be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can
sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the
extension office at (863) 763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music
sing at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-6869.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discus-
sion at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave.,
The Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more in-
formation please call (863) 634-4780.

Monday.
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.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Every-
one who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For informa-
tion or to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863)
467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a
business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are
due in September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863)
763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 467-9055..
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner
at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the
church next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or
group that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate.
For information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. 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.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers
Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m.
then from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional sup-
port or someone just to care are welcome. For information call the
hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chris-


tian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 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.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second
St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.
NA. 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.


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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
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Community Events

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
Saturday, 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.

Domestic Violence awareness discussed
Cheryl Kirby, President, Domestic Violence Task Force, office
of the State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit, will be on WWFR 91.7
FM and 100.3 FM to talk about the Domestic Violence Summit,
slated for October 16 at the Port Saint Lucie Community Center.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The
discussion will be at 7:30 a.m. and will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Domestic Violence hotline is
1-800-500-1119.

Main Street plans monthly mixer
Okeechobee Abstract and Title Insurance Company and Qual-
ity Air Conditioning will host the Okeechobee Main Street Monthly
Mixer on Wednesday Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 8 pm. They will be cel-
ebrating and showing our support for Okeechobee High School's
upcoming Homecoming. Attendee's are encouraged to wear pur-
ple and gold! The Mixer will feature the mega 50/50, door prizes
and light refreshments. The public is invited.
Join us at Quality Air Conditioning's new facility located at
5351 SW 16th Avenue. For more information please contact Pro-
gram Manager Karen Hanawalt at 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Calling all Brahman supporters
Okeechobee High School homecoming is rapidly approaching.
The school has extended an invitation to the business community
and local supporters to participate in their homecoming week fes-
tivities by decorating your businesses and homes in purple and
gold. To extend the "Purple Wave" the school is encouraging ev-
eryone to wear purple and gold on Friday, Oct. 19. The school will
be honoring the returning classes of 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968 and
1958 and all O.H.S. graduates. Homecoming week activities that
the students will be participating in will be listed in the newspa-
per. Keep a watch for them.

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 pub-
lic. 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 Hum-
mingbird'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 information call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Orchid Club to meet
On Monday, Oct.22 at 7 p.m. Orchid Club will meet at the Co-
operative Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. The club will hold
an organizational meeting to elect officers so that activities and
speakers may be planned. Bring ideas for speakers and topics.
Harry Hoffner of Hoffner Orchids will be available to answer any
questions 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.

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
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. For information contact
Crystal at (863) 634-9483, or Chrissy at (863) 532-1717.

4-HI Club to clean saddles
The Bits n' Spurs 4-H Club will have a saddle cleaning fund-
raiser on Saturday, Odt. 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 ar-
rangements to drop off the saddles in advance. If you have sev-
eral saddles to be cleaned, the club may also make arrangements
to pick them up. For more information, contact Paula Daniel at
(863) 763-8185.


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Submitted Photo/Diana Stark
During Bishop John W. Howe's visit to the Church of our Saviour on Sept. 30 there were
seven people confirmed. Those who were confirmed were (back row) Reverend Dr. Ed-
ward A Weiss, Bradly Stark, Caleb Smith, Right Reverend John W. Howe, James Greeson,
(front row) Katie Wallace, Kari Berger, Andrea Eddings and Kyle Lunt.

Bishop Howe visits Church of Our Saviour
Bishop John W. Howe vis- seven people confirmed, firmed were, Bradly Stark,
ited The Church of Our Sav- three people were baptized Caleb Smith, James Gree-
ior, September 30, for the and one received their first son, Katie Wallace, Kari
Sunday morning service, holy communion. Berger, Andrea Eddings and
During his visit there were Those who were con- Kyle Lunt.


A clear warning
This sign shows that if you give into the Devil even a little, he can take over your life.



Love: A parable in blue jeans


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
He was a simple man of few
words. Those who didn't know
him might call
him shy. Then
he met Christine.
The man of few
words became
a man of fewer
words, especial-
ly around her.
Somehow, they
connected.
After dating John
this special girl Hicks
for months, he
realized that he was head-over-
heals in love. For last several
weeks he had been trying to build.
up the courage to tell Christine
that he loved her. But the words
were not easy for him and they
never seemed to come out right.
Every time the opportunity came,
he stumbled and stuttered.
Not to say he didn't try. He re-
hearsed what he wanted to say
to Christine over and over again,
but to no avail. He had even prac-
ticed in front of a mirror. When
an opportunity came to speak the
words, however, the words stuck
in his throat -- and he choked.

Obituaries

Barbara Korobanov
Barbara Korobanov, age 71 of
Okeechobee died Oct. 11, 2007
at her home. She was born on
April 11, 1936 in Poland. She was
a homemaker having come to
Okeechobee from Port Saint Lu-
cie in 2006. She was formerly of
Pleasant Mountain., Pa.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Feodor Korobanov of
Okeechobee; son, Edward Koro-
banov of Okeechobee; daughter,
Diana Halahan of Port Saint Lucie
and two grandchildren.
No services or visitation will be
held.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory. 205 N.E.
Second St., Okeechobee.


Maybe it was because he had
watched too many movies and
thought he needed to be moving
in speech and romantic in presen-
tation. Maybe it was just because
he was trying too hard. Whatever
the reason, .he just could not get
the words out.
Meanwhile, they continued
going together. He recalled that
Christine had mentioned that her
car seemed to be running poorly,
so he took her car to -a service
station and had the mechanic fix
it. He didn't say much about it to
her, but when he returned the
car to her apartment she thanked
him.
Christine had often mentioned
that with her work schedule, she
didn't have the time to visit her
mother as often as she wanted.
His work was a little slow, so he
took an hour off for a short visit.
Again, when they next met, he
didn't say much, but Christine
thanked him for what he had
done. Little things like this contin-
ued to happen.
Time went on and he could
still not get the words out. He
wanted to say that he loved her,
but couldn't. Once again he mus-
tered up the courage to invite
Christine to a special dinner and


try again. Christine noticed that he
seemed to be unusually uncom-
fortable that evening. It seemed
like something was on his mind,
but nothing was happening.
Finally, biting his lower lip
and clearing his throat, he tried
to speak -- but Christine put her
fingers to his lips, and told him,
"Me first." Christine told him how
much she appreciated all that he
had done and all he was in her life.
Christine then shared that she had
wanted to tell him something for
quite a while, but she had been
afraid to. "You know," she contin-
ued, "All that you have done for
me has touched me deeply. You
have made me feel special. You
have made me feel cared for. This'
must be what it feels like to be
loved. I have known other men
who said they loved me, but you
are the only one who has cared
and acted like this." Christine
paused for a moment, and then
continued, "Your actions have
spoken love so much more elo-
quently than anything I have ever
heard or anything I could ever say.
I love you, too."
"They will know we are Chris-
tians by our love, by our love. Yes,
they will know we are Christians
by our love."


Reflections From The Pulpit


We are k(
Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
"All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise
cast out. For I came down from
heaven, not to do mine own will,
but the will of him that sent me.
And this is the Father's will which
hath sent me, that of all which he
hath given me I should lose noth-
ing, but should raise it (them) up
again at the last day." (John 6:37-
39)
Have you ever been caught
in a revolving door? If just keeps
on going around and you can-
not get out. Some people are like
that, they have no direction as to
where they are going. You may
sake someone, "Where are you
going?" The person will answer,
"I don't know." Then how will
you know when you get there?
Besides a door is commonly
used to enter a house or building,
and it can be used metaphori-
cally as the entrance to anything.
Remember, Jesus said "I am the
door." He was speaking of the
entrance into the Kingdom (See
John 10:7-9). The door of faith is
the opportunity of belief offered
to the Gentiles in Acts 14:27. It
also declares the greatest prom-
ise ever given to mankind.
We are called out of life's re-
volving door into great opportu-
nity:; e are the called out. God
has called us out of this world
and has promised to give us His
blessing, and make us His people.
That is why the Greek name for
the church translates into English
as "called out." This call has been
extended to all men. If you will
hear H is Word, this greatest of all
promises is yours.
A little boy who for the first
lime saw the sign "Common"
in Boston at the entrance of the
great park known as Boston
Commons, called out joyfully, "It
doesn't say, "Keep Off the Grass,'
it sa) s, 'Comm on!'"
The New Testament was writ-
ten in the common language of
the people so that everybody
could understand the great sign
reads, "Come on!"
The Spirit of God must draw
thern out: "No man can come
to me, except the Father which
hath sent me draw him " (John


ept by His
6:44)
I believe that God has invited
all men (whosoever) but many
refuse to hear the call of God.
They are too full of themselves to
come to Him and receive His of-
fer of Life Eternal.
The people of God will not
become the cast out. (See also
Matthew 8:12; 22:13; and 25:30).
They are in tune with His will;
therefore, the promise is as good
as theirs.
A sheep rancher in the remote
mountains of Idaho found that
his violin was out of tune, and try
as he would, he was unable to
make the instrument sound the
way it should. A frequent listener
to a radio station in California,
he wrote the station concerning
his problem, asking these good
people at a certain hour and min-
ute on a certain day to strike the
right note for him. This they did:
stopping everything else, silenc-
ing all other sounds for a mo-
ment, they struck that note. In
his shepherd's hut in the distant
mountains, the shepherd heard
that sound, and from that single
note he put his instrument in
tune again. - Bible Illustrations:
Book Four. Copyrightl998, AMG
International, Inc.
Thus is the hour of worship,
a special time of being in touch
with God. Here we listen for the
signal-tone He strikes for our
lives, for the pitch He gives by
which our hearts may be put in
tune. If not at this moment, they
will be -- God will see to that.
Some years ago, musicians
noted that errand boys in a cer-
tain part of London all whistled
out of tune as they went about
their work. It was talked about
and someone suggested that it
was because the bells of West-
minster were slightly out of tune.
Something had gone wrong with
the chimes and they were dis-
cordant. The boys did not know
there was anything wrong with
the peals, and quite unconscious-
ly they had copied their pitch.
In just the same way, we tend
to copy people with whom we
associate; we borrow thoughts
from the books we read and
the programs to which we lis-
ten, almost without knowing it.
But God has given us His Word
which is the absolute pitch of life


promise
and living. If we learn to sing by
it, we shall easily detect the false
in all of the world's melody.
Biblical Illustrations; Book
Four, Copyright 1998. AMG Inter-
national, Inc.
Those who would be in tune
with God and heirs of His prom-
ises must first enter through the
door into His promises. Jesus
said, "Ye must be born again."
Because it is so frequently
repeated, this phrase does not
make much impression upon
those who hear it. Nobody
seems to think there are earth-
quakes and revolutions in it; but
there are. Nobody seems to think
it is a part of the "power of God
and the wisdom of God" but it is.
Not the thunder that cracks and
rolls through the mountains, not
the summer storms that sweep
across the earth, not the volcano
and the earthquake, their power
is nothing compared with this
simple annunciation, "Ye much
be born again!" Must? Take out
that word, and say, with tears
of gratitude, "We can be born
again!" There is no other truth as
full of hope as this.
The Lord will keep all of those
who come to Him. That is the
worlds' greatest promise! He will
not lose one of those given by
His Father. He said that all which
the Father has "given me I should
lose nothing." And we can count
on that! He has promised.
The work of grace, is the
Lord's and we must learn to
trust Him. But before we can see
His blessed will for our lives, we
must kneel at His feet.
A sculptor wrought a beauti-
ful statue, and a man who saw it
said," I do not understand your
statue. It is all out of proportion.
Can't you see it?"
"You cannot see it as I see
it," remarked the sculptor. "You
will find at the foot of the statue
a place to kneel, and when you
kneel at the foot of my image of
Christ, you will see it in its true
proportion."
The man knelt there, and he
saw at once the statue in its true
proportion and glory. There are
things in Christ which you can
never learn or see until you have
knelt at His feet. - Biblical Illus-
trations.


Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek

Children's Church begins
New Testament Baptist Church will begin their Children's Church Ministry Oct.21 at the
10:30 a.m., morning service with a dedication to the children. The ministry will serve chil-
dren ages 5 to 11. These are a few of the children that will be attending the new ministry.


Church News in Brief


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 Mission
Conference continues through
Sunday, Oct. 14. Times will be
Wednesday 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 special singing. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Pas-
tor Jim Gilbert at (863) 763-6682.


Church plans
revival for kids
The Pentecostals of
Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 1011' Ave.,
will host a free children's revival
and puppet show with special
guest Bruce and Jami Borlik and
family on Saturday, Oct. 13, and
Sunday, Oct. 14. The Borlick fam-
ily has traveled internationally
with their puppet ministry, and is


"Where the Differ
t^= ''"Where the Differ


an exciting and fun family. For in-
formation, call (863) 763-7983.
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98th St. * Okeechobee, 34972 * (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 * Home: (863) 763-7165



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Steering our lives
Like the steering wheel in our car, God is there daily, not just when we have a flat and
remember He's in the trunk.


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Frank is Back
Frankenstein has been spotted waving at traffic on U.S.
441. He has made the trip to Okeechobee to help celebrate
Halloween.



Halloween-proof



your property


By James and
Morris Carey
For The Associated Press
Halloween is just aro
corner, and if you're ni
ful, your home could giv
to the neighborhood gho
goblins.
To be sure it's safe whi
or-treaters roam, take the
to make sure the child
safe and your sidewalks
and porchesare clear ai
lighted.

Clear the way
First, remove hoses,
planters and-anything litt
can trip over. Repair cr
paths using a concrete ca
smooth out uneven surface
a concrete patching prod
place, loose or damaged
and mortar, and check fc
wood steps and porches
using a wood patch or
boards as needed.
SThen make sure that a
ing surfaces are clean an(
prevent slipping. Use a
before trick-or-treaters arr
wait till the morning afte
a garden hose to wash av
candy that may have miss
or little mouths.

Light up the night
Halloween may be thE
est" night of the year,
doesn't have to be the de
Use battery-powered jac
terns and chemical light s
decorations instead of c
which can lead to fire.
It's also a good time
sider permanent path
that will make paths safe
round - a poorly lighted
an accident waiting to h
These low-voltage system
more affordable, energy-i
and easier to install tha
Although elements can
chased piecemeal, most
facturers offer a kit that c
everything needed to brig


the exterior of your home.
Where more lighting is need-
ed, such as at the front porch,
und the consider motion-activated light-
ut care ing. This type of light fixture turns
oerrit on when a sensor detects motion,
Auls and a feature that protects against in-
truders. Make a motion-activated
en trick- front porch light fun for Hallow-
se steps een by replacing the standard
sren are bulb with a black light.
s, stairs Sound the alarm
nd well-
Though you'll likely hear the
muffled call of 'trick-or-treat'
through your entry door, there's
ladders, no better time than Halloween to
le ones make sure that your doorbell is in
racks in good working order.
aulk and For a quick and easy fix, here's
ces with what to do: the most common
uct. Re- doorbell problem is corrosion on
I bricks the contacts. A little of it is all it
Dr rot in takes to break the electrical con-
Repair section. To fix it, turn off the pow-
replace er and remove the button cover.
Then loosen the screws holding
ill walk- the wires, and clean each wire
d dry to where it connects (using sand-
broom paper or emery cloth) until they
rive and shine. Clean the screw contacts,
r to use too. Then reattach them, turn on
vay any the power and test.
ed bags If it still doesn't ring, replace
the button. And just for Hallow-
een you can change the door
chime to one that mimics ghosts,
e "dark- ghouls and goblins.
but it Protect the kids
deadliest.
k-o-lan- Finally, for kids' costumes,
ticks for bright colors with reflective tape
candles, are most visible. Be sure all ma-
terials are flame-resistant and fit
to con- properly -- not long enough to
lighting cause tripping, or loose enough
all year to catch on things.
path is When it's time to leave, re-
happen. view safety instructions, give
ms are . each' child a flashlight and put
efficient identification and quarters for
in ever. phone calls in their pockets (or
be pur- a cell phone). Then as night falls,
manu- be sure Fido is secure (so as not
contains to bite) and prepare yourself for a
hten up trick-free night.


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moving out of the area and will look at all REA-
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$299,500 MLS# 94514


Fright and delight



this Halloween


Scare up excitement
with simple and safe
Halloween tips

(ARA) - Halloween is a sea-
son that brings jack-o-lanterns
to front porches and spiders,
super heroes and princesses to
the streets. This year add to the
ghoulish atmosphere with a few
safe and healthy tricks that will
make your book of spells the
most popular on the block.

Lanterns lead
the 'spooky' way
Safety comes first on Hallow-
een when you are welcoming
trick-or-treaters to your haunted
mansion. Always maintain a well-
lit area to prevent accidents and
to monitor ghosts and goblins as
they approach. Use pumpkin-in-
spired paper lanterns to do the
trick. Have the kids draw jack-
o-lanterns on paper lunch bags,
cut out the eyes, nose and mouth
and add several inches of sand to
the bottom of each bag. Place a
small votive candle in a glass jar,
position on the sand and light for
an eerie trick-or-treat experience.

Fright light
Whether your costume is
scary or sweet, always wear light-
weight and lightly colored cloth-
ing and remember to carry a
flashlight to navigate through the
dark night. Try adding a recogniz-
able patch or reflector to a child's
costume to make sure they are
easily spotted.

'Boo' in your basket
According to. the National
Confectioners Association (www.
CandyUSA.org), 93 percent of
children go "trick-or-treating,"
making candy the focus of the
door-to-door Halloween ritual. So
why not give some special atten-
tion to the way you pass out your
candy selection? Make your treat
bowl the most memorable in the
neighborhood and give it a cos-
tume of its own. Decorate your
treat basket with a witch's broom
and hat or create a ghostly silhou-


._Holiday Happenings.

Church to Donations sought for
Unmask Heroes Halloween event
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee Main Street, along
Okeechobee would like to wel- with the City of Okeechobee and
come all families with children, Okeechobee County, will host
fifth grade and under to Heroes the third annual Halloween Fes-
Unmasked, a no-fear fall festi- tival in Flagler Park on Wednes-
val Bible adventure at the R.O.C. day Oct. 31, from 6 until 8:30
(Recreation Outreach Center), p.m. This free event will feature
310 S.W Fifth Ave., on Wednes- fun and games for children of
day, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8 p.m. all ages. Donations of candy and
There will be costumed bible he" treats from the community are
roes, carnival games, food, candy needed. Drop off locations are:
and more. For information call the WOKC; Bass Funeral Home, 205
Church office at (863) 763-2171. N.E. Second St.; Sherwin Wil-
liams, 820 E.N. Park St.; Seacoast
National Bank (north and south
VFW Post 4423 plans locations); American Red Cross,
Halloween party 323 N. Parrott Ave.; City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave.; Okeechobee
The new Men's Auxiliary of the County Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W.
North VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W Fourth St.; Beef 0' Brady's, 608 S.
34th St., will host a Halloween Par- Parrott Ave.; Gizmo's Pizza, 3235
ty on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There U.S. 441 S.E.; Syble's Florist and
will be a costume contest with Gifts, 119 S. Parrott Ave.; Acci-
the judging taking place around 9 dent Law Offices of Philip DeBe-
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costume and also for the most Thru, intersection of S.R. 70 and
original (creative) costume. Deb- S.R. 710; First Bank and Trust of
bie Collins will be hosting kara- Indian Town 205 East North Park
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p.m. The public is invited. If you 111 N.E. Second St. For informa-
are not a member, please sign at tion about the festival or to get
the front door as a guest. If you involved with the event, please
have any questions, call the Post contact Karen Hanawalt at 863-
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a round table. Costumes are no
longer just for kids.

Gummy mummy
Choosing which candy to
pass out is a tough decision. NCA
surveys reveal that kids' favorite
treats are candy and gum. Give
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cupcakes, cookies and cakes.

Carry in style
Making a one-of-a-kind trick-
or-treating bag with inexpensive
materials is a fun way to involve
kids in Halloween preparation.
Grab an old pillowcase or bag
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their costume or favorite Hallow-
een creature. Adding designs is
easy with fabric paints, ribbon
and buttons.

Cook before they collect
In addition to choosing a
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cook a wholesome meal before
sending your goblins and ghosts
into the night. Serve a Halloween
themed meal like grilled cheese
sandwiches cut into tombstone
shapes with an enchanted for-
est of broccoli. Add "Boo" and
"R.I.P" in ketchup to make them
smile. Sending your trick-or-treat-
ers out on a full stomach will pre-
vent them from over eating their
Halloween goodies.

"Chews" gum
After the kids sample their
basket treats, suggest they chew
gum. According to the American
Dental Association (ADA), chew-
ing sugar-free gum, like Eclipse,
Orbit or Extra, helps reduce tooth
decay. Let the kids indulge a little
during the special holiday, but
don't forget the importance of
oral hygiene and brushing and
flossing your teeth before bed
and after every meal. They'll
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WEST PALM BEACH -- To an
untrained eye it might be mistak-
en for an average housefly, but
Lixadmontia franki has a greater
purpose. This species of fly is
the latest weapon in a biological
battle to control an invasive spe-
cies of weevil threatening native
plants in Florida's Everglades and
beyond.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District, in partnership
with the University of Florida In-
stitute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, is releasing dozens of
these tiny flies today as part of
an ongoing study to determine
their effectiveness in controlling
the Mexican bromeliad weevil,
Metamasius callizona.
Introduced species control is
a key component of the District's
environmental restoration mis-
sion, including the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP). The District has invested
$442,000 this year on continuing
efforts to reclaim Florida's na-
tive habitat from hostile invasive
plant and,iinsect species, includ-
ring 117,001 on the fly research.
- Altogether, Florida has invested
close to $2 billion toward CERP
projects designed to restore, pro-
tect and preserve the water re-
sources of central and southern
Florida, with a primary focus on
reviving the nation's unique Ever-
glades ecosystem.
Invasive species such as me-
laleuca, old world climbing fern
and Australian pine, as well as
the Mexican bromeliad wee-
vil, can dramatically change
Florida's habitat. In moving to
Florida, these species left behind
natural predators that kept them
in check in their native habitat.
Scientists look for natural control
methods in the species' home
ranges to identify ways for con-
trolling them here.
"Great solutions to some of
our complex, environmental res-
toration challenges are coming
from the application of cutting-
edge science," said South Florida
Water Management District Exec-
utive Director Carol Wehle. "The
District is optimistic that these
biological controls will prove to
be another valuable tool in pro-
tecting our native species and the
Everglades."
Scientists anticipate that this
fly will provide an environmen-
tally friendly way to control what
bromeliad enthusiasts have
dubbed the "evil weevil." This


Submitted photo/SFWMD/B. Larson
South Florida Water Management District is releasing bio-
control flies to fight invasive species in the Everglades.


invasive, introduced species lays
its eggs inside the leaves of sev-
eral varieties of native brome-
liads. When the weevil larvae
emerge, they feed on the leaves
and stems, often destroying the
plant in the process. The weevil
is native to Mexico and was first
sighted in Broward County in
1989. Today it can be found in 21
Florida counties.
Throughout South Florida,
bromeliads are a significant part
of the ecosystem. While contrib-
uting to native plant bio-diver-
sity, bromeliads also have -deep
centers that serve as water-filled
reservoirs, providing homes and
hunting grounds for native frogs,
birds and insects.
Extensive study by University
of Florida scientists has shown
that Lixadmontia franki combats
the weevil by laying its eggs in-
side the weevil's body. Working
from within, the fly maggots then
destroy the weevil, preventing it
from harming bromeliads. Rigor-
ous research has demonstrated
that the fly will not impact agri-
culture, humans or native plants
and animals.
Scientists hope that the flies
released today will establish sus-
tainable, breeding colonies to
protect native bromeliads. They
have also been released at the


Big Cypress National Preserve
in Collier County, the Enchanted
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County and the Lake Rogers Park
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Lixadmontia franki is a spe-
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"Officials with the two organiza-
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environment. We are all working
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Community Events

Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is doing a toy collection for the needy chil-
dren of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are
to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped.
Please drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-
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Music and Motorcycles in Zephyrhills
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. downtown Fifth Ave.,
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day Parade at 10 a.m. Join us to show appreciation for our veterans.
There will be a Full Throttle bike show, with trophies and prizes with
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At the Movies Blondiel


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 III - "Mr. Woodcock"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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 Saturday, Oct. 13, the
286th day of 2007. There are 79
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 13, 1792, the corner-
stone of the executive mansion,
later known as the White House,
was laid during a ceremony in the
District of Columbia.
On this date:
In A.D. 54, Roman emperor
Claudius I died, poisoned appar-
ently at the behest of his wife,
Agrippina.
In 1775, the U.S. Navy had its
origins as the Continental Con-
gress ordered the construction of
a naval fleet.
In 1843, the Jewish organiza-
tion B'nai B'rith was founded in
New York City.
In 1845, Texas voters ratified a
state constitution.
In 1943, Italy declared war on
Germany, its one-time Axis part-
ner.
i In 1944, American troops en-
tered Aachen, Germany, during
World War II.
In 1960, Richard M. Nixon and
John F. Kennedy participated in
the third televised debate of their
presidential campaign. (Nixon
was in Los Angeles; Kennedy was
in New York.)
Ten years ago: A jet-pow-
ered car driven by British Royal Air
Force pilot Andy Green streaked
across Nevada's Black Rock Des-
ert at speeds topping 764 miles
an hour, faster than the speed of
sound. However, the car couldn't
complete two runs within the 60
minutes required by record-keep-
ers. (Green officially broke the re-
cord two days later.) In Quebec,
Canada, 43 senior citizens and a
bus driver were killed when the
bus plunged into a ravine.'
Five years ago: Serbia's
first presidential elections since
the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic
failed because of a low voter turn-
out. The Anaheim Angels routed
the Minnesota Twins 13-5 to win
the American League Champion-
ship Series in five games. Best-
selling historian Stephen E. Am-
brose died in Bay St. Louis, Miss.,
at age 66.
Today's Birthdays: Former
British Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher is 82. Playwright Frank
D. Gilroy is 82. Gospel singer Shir-
ley Caesar is 69. Actress Melinda
Dillon is 68. Singer-musician Paul
Simon is 66. Actress Pamela Tiffin
is 65. Musician Robert Lamm (Chi-
cago) is 63. Actor Demond Wil-
son is 61. Singer-musician Sammy
Hagar is 60. Actor John Lone is
55. Model Beverly Johnson is 55.
Actor Reggie Theus is 50. Singer
Marie Osmond is 48. Rock singer
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) is 47.
Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
is 45. Actress Kelly Preston is 45.
Country singer John Wiggins is
45. Actress Kate Walsh is 40. Ac-
tress Tisha Campbell-Martin is
39. Classical singer Carlos Marin
(II Divo) is 39. Olympic silver-
medal figure skater Nancy Ker-
rigan is 38. Country singer Rhett
Akins is 38. Actor Sacha Baron
Cohen is 36. Rock musician Jan
Van Sichem Junior (K's Choice)
is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singers
Brian and Brandon Casey (Jagged
Edge) are 32. Singer Ashanti is 27.
Christian rock singer Jon Micah
Sumrall (Kutless) is 27.
Thought for Today: "The
world will never starve for won-
ders; but only for want of won-
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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): It
may be hard for you to keep a secret
but, if you do, you will have far greater
success getting what you want and
when. A change in a partnership will
be beneficial. Hard work will bring
good results.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
You can do whatever you like but first
make sure everyone is on the same
page and no one is being left out. As
long as you are organized, you can
set the stage for a great day. Love is
looking very good.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put
some extra hours in working on your
resume or checking out job opportu-
nities. Problems with an older relative
may leave you feeling uncertain but, if
you think rationally, it may also bring
about something good in the end.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Things are looking exceptionally good
for you. Travel, entertainment and love
are all looking good. A change in your
current status will prove interesting
and provide you with a new outlook
on the future.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen
and observe but don't involve your-
self in discussions that may lead to
turmoil. See where everyone else
stands before you make a decision
that could alter your position, living
arrangements and your future. If you
can't stand the pressure, get out with
friends and leave well enough alone.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep
moving, experiencing and trying new
things in order to satisfy your whims
today. A chance to hook up with some-
one interesting will pay off and may
result in a partnership of sorts. Start
voicing your thoughts and opinions.
* LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you
are open to suggestions and willing to
lend a helping hand, the people you
meet along the way will help you with
your future goals. Your ideas are good
and implementing or sharing them will
lead to new possibilities.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It
may be the weekend but you have too
much to lose if you don't keep being
productive. Picking up valuable infor-
mation will lead to satisfaction and
greater success. Love is in the stars,
so put time aside.


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Keep things to yourself and avoid
criticism or opposition. Problems while
traveling will lead to frustration. Work
quietly on a project that interests you
and you will stay out of trouble and the
line of fire. Now is not the time to make
changes.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You've got everything under control
and everyone willing to bend to your
needs so enjoy the moment. Deals can
be sealed and commitments made.
This is a. great day for love, romance
and getting to the bottom of things.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You may have to fightfor what you want
today but, if you are too aggressive or
initiate such matters, don't expect to
win. Avoid confrontation. This is not
the time to share but rather to contem-
plate your next move secretively.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put
your ideas and thoughts on the table
and you will get some interesting sug-
gestions. Make the necessary chang-
es to allow you to proceed with your
dreams. You may have to eliminate
some projects along the way.
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*DEAR ABBY: My mother has
baby-sat my 1-year-old daughter,
"Lily," since she was less than
2 months old because circum-
stances compelled me to return
to work earlier than planned.
She agreed to keep her for free
to help my husband, "Riley," and
me because she knows things
are tough financially right now.
We pay Mother as much as we
can, and of course, provide all of
Lily's food, diapers, etc. to keep
at her house. I have thanked my
mother many times, and hope
she realizes how grateful we are
for everything she does.
However, the longer Mother
baby-sits Lily, the more she acts
like she can overrule the deci-
sions Riley and I make regard-
ing our daughter. She complains
about how "stupid" our pedia-
trician is (even though she has
never met Lily's doctor person-
ally). She tries to dictate what
decisions we make based on her
"mother-knows-best" philoso-
phy, then becomes offended if
we do something different.
Recently she informed me
that she was sending back the
"chunkier" baby food I had
bought for Lily to eat at her
house because she doesn't think
Lily is ready for that kind of food.
When I pointed out that Lily has
been eating the same food at our
house for the last two months,
she hung up on me.
I have always tried to avoid
confrontation with my mother,
but when it comes to my daugh-
ter, I believe Mother should re-
spect the decisions that Riley and
I make. I'm afraid if I say anything,
though, she'll refuse to keep Lily
any longer. What should I do?
- In a Bind in Texas
DEAR IN A BIND: Your choice
is whether to bite your tongue or
bite the bullet. Avoiding confron-
tations may have worked when
you were a.child, but now that

Close to Home


you are a parent your little girl's
welfare must come first.
It appears your mother is try-
ing to relive her own mother-
ing experience by imposing her
will on you. The situation is not
healthy for you, your daughter, or
even your mother. Either find the
courage to talk to her woman-
to-woman and clear the air, or
you and Riley should make other
child-care arrangements for your
daughter.
*DEAR ABBY: I entered high
school this year and auditioned
for a play. Well, I got the part. It's
a pretty big one and I'm happy
about it. However, I will have to
kiss a senior! It will be my first
kiss - ever! I'm so nervous. I
can't get out of the kiss or the
role.
Please give me some tips
about kissing. I know you are
busy, but I really need your help.
- Never Been Kissed in Ver-
mont
DEAR NEVER BEEN
KISSED: This is something you
need to discuss with the actor
you'll be kissing, as well as the
drama teacher who will be di-
recting the play. If you're afraid
you'll make a mistake because
you don't know how to kiss, be
comforted in the knowledge that
most of the action will be as-
sumed by the senior, who proba-
bly is experienced in that depart-
ment. All you will need to do is
lift your chin, close your eyes and
pucker up. Also, there will be re-
hearsals before the performance
- and practice makes perfect.
(Oh, the sacrifices we make for
art!)
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 orPO. Box 69440,
Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Wonderword
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LETTERS ONLY. DO NOT CIRCLE THE WORD. The leftover letters spell
the Wonderword.


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Announcements ........100
Employment..........200
Financial ... . ...... 300
Services ........ .. ....400
Merchandise . . . .. ...500
Agriculture ........... 800
Rentals ... .... ......900
Real Estate ...... ....1000
Mobile Homes ....... .2000
Recreation ...... . . . . .3000
Automobiles ...... . . . 4000
Public Notices .. ... . .5000'



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Auctions 105
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900 Numbers 160



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Tank, Too Much To List.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230





Walpole Inc, a family
owned and operated
company, is seeking a
Full Time Truck
Mechanic. Work 5%
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tional rotating on call
weekends. Our local
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offers Top Pay, Full
Benefits and much more.


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FULL TIME
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must have excellent computer
skills and be available to work
weekends. Retail background
preferred. Good salary and
benefits included. Fax resume
to (863)763-7874 or apply in
person Monday thru Friday
at 269 NW 9th Street,
Okeechobee.
NAIL TECH &
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For salon formerly Vanity.
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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Hockey team's
advantage
8 Embarks
15 With everything
where it should
be
16 Spanish rice
seasoning
17 Sneaks on the
court?
18 Stalemate.
19 "Plant_ and
watch it grow"
20 Have the same
view as
22 1974
Gould/Sutherland
film
23 Dumas dueler
24 Native
Oklahoman
25 "The Deer
Hunter" setting
26 Fighter at
Gallipoli
27 Crinkly fabric
28 It traditionally
translates to "0
come"
30 Go quickly
32 Barnum's two-
footer
37 Like some
computer woes
38 Oppose
39 Words with
dozen
42 Simple basket
44 IV areas
45 Santa Monica-
to-Jacksonville
rte.
46 Kojak et al.
47 Shaft entrance
48 Magicians, at
times
50 Place to join a
union
51 Chicken Little,-
for one
52 Hammer or anvil
54 French salad
style
-55 Low life?
56 Like aftershave
57 Earliest time


DOWN
1 Run into trouble
2 Bridge opening
3 Investors
4 Beach flock
5 Words of
compliance
6 Average, in
school
7 Artificial
8 Model named
for a desert
wind
9 Furniture
designer
Charles
10 Kind
11 Not expected to
go down
12 Conducted
here
13 Use Liquid-
Plumr, say
14 "That's mildly
amusing!"
21 More dreadful
23 "Now seems it
far, and now
": Scott
26.Hotel courts
27 Trig function


29 Club at a club
31 Old Dodges
33 Prepared for a
close shave
34 Isn't any more
35 Guam, Saipan,
etc.
36 Private way
39 Living room
pieces
40 Slanted in the
newspaper?


41 Danger
43 Fake being
46 What we have
here
47 Harry's veep
49 Inspired with
love, old-style
50 Buck's tail?
53 Word in a
familiar
language
lesson


ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:


By Robert Mackey
(c)2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


10/13/07


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Employmen
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sidered fraudulent. In all
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance . 430
Medical Services435



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COMMERCIAL SEWING MA-
CHINE in good condition.
(863)763-2053

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
SPoultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




Fence Posts, Metal Gates &
Water Troughs. Var sizes.
Priced individually or as
package. (863)763-5567


HORSE TRAILER - 4 horse
Sooner, alum, dressing rm &
rear tack, like new, bumper
pull. $8500 (863)763-3521


BRAHMAN BULLS
For Sale
Call (863)467-7998
For More Information


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, 1/2 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
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1 br/1 ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First,
Last, + $1000 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.
(954)290-0861


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.
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 &
damage dep., $1250 mo.
(863)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- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/1st, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723
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
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129


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


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
(772)-349-8637
OKEECHOBEE- 4br home to
share full hse priv, W/D,
pool, gar, $650/mo incld 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



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 - Sale 1015
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








Owner Will Finance
12 Units
$435,000

Call Jonathan
634-9275
Cumbeiand Realty Group,LLC
ElbertBatton-Uc RE Broker



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.


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!
OKEECHOBEE: Completely
remodeled, 4br, 2 ba, plus
family room, 2000 sq ft, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$155,000 (863)824-6112 or
(772)349-8637
WOOD FRAME HOME: 2 BR, 1
BA., Near Kissimmee River.
C/Air. Large lot w/lots of
trees. 15609 State Rd. 70W.
$79,000. Additional lot next
to home also for sale for
$35,000. (561)746-5852


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


Mobile Homes I


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 yardd,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
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
& apple'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
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933






Owner financing
4 mobile homes
CASAS BARATAS
finandamiento
sin banco
4 casas
$40,000 to $45,000
Call Jonathan 634-9275
Cuntbeland Realty Group.LLC
bert Batton-Lic RE Broker
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Beautiful 4 acres with 3 Mo-
bile Homes, all new roofs,
price reduced to sell, spa-
cious country living,
$163,000. (863)357-2623
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
SW OKEE., 2br, FL/Rm, Cen-
tral air & heat, double car-
port, shed, W/D, Adult Park.
$13,500. (863)763-7927


Recreation

- - l - -
Boats 3005
Campers/RVe 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ARROW GLASS BASS BOAT -
17ff, 70 hp Evinrude, w/cus-
tom trailer & trolling motor,
live wells, etc.., runs great.
$2000 (863)634-2454 or
(863)357-1784
SMOKER CRAFT PONTOON,
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
(772)597-2344 aft 5pm
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr & trailer.
$8,000. neg (863)983-7835


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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 Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


FORD MUSTANG GT '02 -
4.6L V8, 5 spd, leather, 6
cd/am/fm stereo, new tires.
$10,000 or best offer.
(863)946-1381


FORD F350 '86 - Car hauler,
18ft bed, wench, ramps, 400
eng granny 4 spd, custom
int. $3800 (863)357-1784


FORD PEOPLE MOVER 1998 -
29 Passenger. Great condi-
tion. A/C. $5,800.
(863)467-5114





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SPORTS Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 13, 2007


Brahman bowlers


take two matches


The Brahman bowling teams
had a good week, winning
matches against John Carroll
High School and the Sharks from
Sebastian River High School.
They traveled to Super Play
on Tuesday to take on John Car-
roll. The Lady Brahmans won
their first game, lost the second,
but then put it together to win
the third and take total pins.
They were led by Danielle Ra-
cine's 160 high game.
The Brahman boys' team lost
their first game, but came back
to win the second and third
games and total pins. They were
led by Sonny Lowe's 196 and
183 high games, Bobby Spelts'


186 high and Josh Stanley's 170
high.
The Sebastian River Sharks
came to town on Wednesday to
challenge the Brahmans.
The Lady Brahmans won
their first game, lost their sec-
ond, and once again came back
to take the third game and total
points. They were led by Sarah
Johnson's 146 high and Reba
Spiess' 147 high.
The Brahman boys' team
won their first two games and
lost the third game, but took to-
tal pins for a 5-2 win. They were
led by Bobby Spelts' 257 high,
Sonny Lowe's 230 high and Josh
Stanley's 213 and 212 highs.


Once again for the third time
this week, both Brahman bowl-
ing teams won their matches.
The Vero Beach Indians came
to town Thursday afternoon to
challenge the Brahmans and left
with two more losses on their
record.
The Lady Brahmans lost their
first game, but came back stront
to take the second and third
games for a 4-3 win. They were
led by Danielle Racine's 177


high game and Alicia Valcani-
ant's 152 high.
The Brahman boys won
their first two games, lost the
third, but took total pins by 245
for a 5-2 win.' They were led by
Josh Stanley's fine 644 series,
224 and 223 high games; Mike
Grzech's 193 and 191 highs and
Bobby Spelts' 189 high. This was
a good for the Brahman teams,
going into the last two weeks
before district competition.


Special turkey hunt

application ends Oct. 16


If you haven't applied to take
part in the 2008 special-oppor-
tunity spring turkey hunts, the
deadline for submitting applica-
tions is midnight (EDT) Oct. 16. "
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) created these hunts for
sportsmen looking to take an
Osceola, the "crown jewel" of
the turkey hunter's Grand Slam.
The FWC designs special-op-
portunity turkey hunts to take
- 'place on large tracts of land,
with great habitat, healthy tur-
key populations and a limited
number of hunters.
Demand for these hunts
is typically greater than the
number of available permits,
but hunters can increase their
chances of being selected by
submitting as many $5 nonre-
fundable applications as they
like. Successful applicants pay a
permit fee of $50-$175, depend-
ing on the special-opportunity


hunt area selected.
The Osceola is a highly prized
subspecies of wild turkey, found
only in peninsular Florida, south
of and including Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay
and Duval counties. All hunts
take place within the Osceola
Turkey's home range.
Applications may be sub-
mitted at www.wildlifelicense.
com, county tax collectors' of-
fices or at any license agent. A
random drawing decides who
will receive the coveted permits.
To apply, hunters can obtain ap-
plication worksheets at MyFWC.
com/hunting and at all FWC re-
gional offices.
Participation rules limit out-
of-state hunters to one permit
per hunt.
For more information on
special-opportunity Osceola
turkey hunts, visit MyFWC.com/
hunting.


Sports News in Brief


Junior Volleyball
Club 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 trying out. For information,
go towww.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 Na-
than Owen at (863) 462-5025.

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.
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
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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 Con-
nie 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
following 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 Aux-
iliary 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
spouses and children of de-
ceased 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 receive any federal
or state funding. Sponsors are
sought for the tournament. For
more information, call (863)
697-2930.


Hornish ponders future in NASCAR


By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- As the
list of open-wheel stars moving
to NASCAR grows, Sam Hornish
Jr. remains undecided about his
future.
He's had tremendous success
in IndyCars - winning three
championships and last year's
Indianapolis 500 - but his tryout
in stock cars hasn't been nearly as
smooth. He's still trying to make
his first Nextel Cup event, and
dropped to 0-for-4 after failing to
qualify for Saturday night's race at
Lowe's Motor Speedway.
"We knew it was going to be
difficult coming in," Hornish said
Thursday. "We'd like to have
been racing a couple times so far,
but we knew this was a possibil-
ity. We knew this was going to
be tough, and that's why I said I
wanted to do this."
A longtime open-wheel loyal-
ist, Hornish now finds himself
one of the many newcomers in
NASCAR.
The road was paved last sum-
mer by Juan Pablo Montoya, who
left Formula One for the Cup
Series, and the defections have
been fast and furious ever since.
In the past week, reigning Indy-
Car champion Dario Franchitti
and Champ Car star Patrick Car-
pentier both said they will run full
Cup schedules next season.
Former Formula One world
champion Jacques Villeneuve,
also scheduled to run a full sea-
son, made his Cup debut last
week at Talladega and Scott
Speed raced in the ARCA event
there in preparation for a full sea-
son in that series.
All the moves have been full


AP photo/Rick Havner
Sam Hornish Jr. talks to a team member during practice for
Saturday's Bank of America 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
auto race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thurs-
day, Oct. 11. The 2006 IndyCar Series champion is still trying
to make his first Nextel Cup event after three failed attempts.


of fanfare, but Hornish has just
quietly plugging along. He can't
get into a Cup race, and he's not
turned too many heads in the
eight Busch Series events he's
run, with a 15th-place finish at At-
lanta earlier this season his best
showing.
But Hornish cautions that its
unfair to judge him against driv-
ers who have been racing stock
cars far longer than he has.
"These guys have more races
in stock cars the past two months
then I have my entire life," he


said. "We knew it was going
to be tough and that's why we
didn't decide 'We're going to do
it next year, lets just go do it.'
"We're here trying to get track
time, trying to get experience, so
if I do go this route, I'll at least
have a little experience and at
least have been to some of these
tracks before."
But Hornish remains unde-
cided on what route he plans to
go. Car owner Roger Penske is
leaving the decision up to him,
assuring Hornish there will be a


seat for him in either series.
And unlike some of the other
open-wheel defectors, Hornish
believes he has a choice.
"Some of the Formula One
guys, there is no where else for
them to go and this was a place
where they could have an oppor-
tunity," Hornish said. "And Dario,
I hear he had his deal to come to
NASCAR for two years, and he
didn't have a whole lot of success
in the IRL until this year. So that
may have been a case of 'Let's go
try something different.'
"But for me, this has been
something that's always intrigued
me. I always wanted to run the
Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400.
And I know in order to ever have
a chance to win, you've got to be
doing it fulltime."
As the American star of open-
wheel racing, Hornish admits to
pressure surrounding his upcom-
ing decision. Half of his fans tell
him he'll be letting the IndyCar
Series down if he leaves, while
the other part encourages him to
go to NASCAR, because with it's
36-race schedule, they can watch
him race more often.
Hornish said he won't be
swayed by the opinions of oth-
ers.
"I've tried to really stay with
the IRL and do all the things I
could do," he said. "I feel I can
only do so much - somebody
will replace me. It might not be
today or tomorrow, but there will
always be the next American driv-
er. I think I've tried to do the best
I could for myself, the league and
open wheel racing in general.
"But sooner or later, I'm going
to quit racing. I am not always go-
ing to be able to do it."


Hurricanes seeking way to beat Georgia Tech


By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- The last time
Georgia Tech visited the Orange
Bowl, the Yellow Jackets beat in-
vincibility out of Miami.
They were three-touchdown
underdogs that night against the
Hurricanes, who were ranked
No. 3 and contenders for both
the Atlantic Coast Conference
and national titles. That is, un-
til Georgia Tech sacked Miami
quarterback Kyle Wright seven.
times and headed home ith `
14-10 upset win.
Wright has recovered from the
bumps and bruises of that loss.
On many levels, the Hurri-
canes' program still really hasn't.
Consider: Entering that Nov.
19, 2005, matchup, Miami lost
nine times in its last 79 games.
The Hurricanes are a mere 12-10
since, including another loss to
Georgia Tech last year, and will
seek long-awaited payback over
the Yellow Jackets Saturday in
a critical game for both teams'
ACC hopes.
"That's a team I haven't beat-
en as a starter and probably not
too many guys on this team have
beaten Georgia Tech," Wright
said. "We want to win every
game, but this is a big game. I'll
just put it at that. It's a must-win
after last week."
The Ramblin' Wreck feel ex-
actly the same way.
Both teams went on the road
a week ago, got into big holes
and saw comeback tries fall
short. Maryland took a 21-10
lead on Georgia Tech and held
on to win 28-26; North Carolina
stunned Miami by taking a 27-0
halftime advantage, eventually
winning 33-27.
The losses left the Hurricanes
and Yellow Jackets on shakier
footing in the ACC Coastal Divi-
sion. Virginia and Virginia Tech
are both unbeaten entering the
weekend in league play, with
Miami (4-2, 1-1) within realistic
reach and Georgia Tech (3-3, 1-
3) still believing it can fight its
way back into the mix.
"We're not out of this thing,"
Yellow Jackets quarterback Tay-
lor Bennett said. "The way col-
lege football is going right now,
there's no way to predict who's
going to win or who's going to
go where. We're not counting
ourselves out."
Given the way they've played
against Miami of late, why would
the Yellow Jackets feel anything
but confident?
"Every game for us, from now
on, is a do-or-die game," Tech
safety Jamal Lewis said.
Getting back on track isn't the
only thing Georgia Tech can do
this weekend.
In the past three decades, only
three schools - Notre Dame
(1978-80), Virginia Tech (most
recently 1997-99) and Florida
State (most recently 1997-99) -
can say they've beaten the Hur-
ricanes three times in as many
years.
Georgia Tech could join that
exclusive club with a victory,
and would be well on its way if
its defensive front dominates the
Hurricanes yet again. Wright was


sacked six more times last year
by the Yellow Jackets in a 30-23
Tech win at Atlanta, and Miami
has been outgained 207-101 on
the ground in the last two meet-
ings with Chan Gailey's club.
"I know one thing. If you can't
run it, you can't win, and if you
can't throw it, you can't win,"
Gailey said. "If you do one a little
bit better than another, and you
major in it, it's not an issue. It's
when you become unable to do
another one that it hurts you in
the win columnn" - -
So the Hurricanes will ask of-
fensive coordinator Patrick Nix
- who came to Miami from


Georgia Tech after last season
- to turn their struggles against
the Yellow Jackets around.
"If you work against the same
defense every day for four or five
years, you get an understanding
of it," Gailey said. "So it helps
him tremendously."
This was an emotional week
at Miami, which had some play-
ers - including safety Kenny
Phillips and wide receiver Dar-
nell Jenkins, two of the Hur-
ricanes' undisputed leaders
- demanding better play from
teammates.
Miami coach Randy Shan-
non lit into the 'Canes after one


practice, shouting that "losing is
not acceptable at the University
of Miami," and his team under-
stands that another loss could
simply doom the season.
Shannon wants more,
though, than just having the
Hurricanes say the right things.
"That's a good sign, but now
they've got to do it on game
day," Shannon said. "You can
have the edge in practice, which
is good because you understand
what we need to get done and
the tempo and the sense of ur-
gency. Now when game time
comes, have that same edge and
sense of urgency."


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