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Sunday, October 14, 2007

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Halloween can be
a nightmare for pets
loween can be a doggone scary
time for pets, and there's no
doubt little Sparky can get easily
For pets, Halloween night
can turn into a real nightmare
if precautions aren't taken to
protect them, says Patty Hug, a
small animal veterinary techni-
cian in the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sci-
ences at Texas A&M University.
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Boil water notice
for Freshman Campus
A boil water notice is still in
.effect for the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, 610 S.W Second
Ave. Officials of Okeechobee
Utility Authority urge that drink-
ing and cooking water be
brought to a rolling boil for one
minute. It is 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notice rescinded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ity has rescinded the boil water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.

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

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

Lake Levels

10.10 feet
Last Year: 13.23 f6et

Source: South
Florida Water
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.

Florida's future requires planning

Uncontrolled growth
could ruin Florida,
deplete resources
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Part I of 2
While not preaching gloom
and doom, an environmental
group in Tallahassee is send-
ing a crystal clear message: if
growth isn't controlled the state
of Florida may be ruined.
Around the time of World
War II Florida was the least-

populated state in the south.
But that's all changing.
"Now, we're about to be
the third biggest in the na-
tion (behind California and
Texas). That's a pretty amaz-
ing change. It's no wonder our
resources can't keep up," said
Charles Pattison, president of
1000 Friends of Florida.
The goal of the non-profit
group is to try and protect nat-
ural areas, fight urban sprawl,
promote sensible development
patterns and provide affordable

At the heart of their current
fight is uncontrolled growth that
will not only see Florida's popu-
lation swell from 17,872,295 in
2005 to 35,814,574 in the year
2060, but will see the state's
natural resources shrink and
suffer severe damage -- includ-
ing Lake Okeechobee.
And where are all these peo-
ple going to live?
In a study done by the Uni-
versity of Florida's GeoPlan
Center, central Florida is ex-
pected to experience "explosive
growth." Continuous develop-

ment is anticipated from Ocala
to Sebring, and from St. Peters-
burg to Daytona Beach. The
counties of Seminole, Orange,
Brevard, Indian River, Pinellas,
Hillsborough and Manatee are
expected to "build out" in the
period from 2020 to 2040.
Simply put, build out means
there is no place left to build or
The counties of Charlotte,
Lee and Collier are expected to
build out before 2060, which
will cause an almost continu-
ous band of urban development

JAKES Day: Outdoor program at Flying G

Submitted to the Okeechnoee News
Officer Eddie Brown of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows off the skills of his dog,
Grady, at JAKES Day, Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Flying G Ranch on U. S. 98. JAKES Day (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge,
Ethics and Sportsmanship) is an outdoor program for youngsters sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federa-

On Saturday, Oct. 6, 103 kids along with 150 parents and volunteers participated in JAKES Day at the Flying G
Ranch on U. S. 98. JAKES Day (Juniors A6quiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) is an outdoors program
sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Youngsters took part in buggy rides, water balloon throwing,
shooting muzzle loaders, bows, .22 rifles, 20 gauge shotguns, fishing and saw law enforcement demonstrations.

along the southwest coast. The
study goes on to state that large
amounts of spillover will move
to the counties of DeSoto, Hen-
dry and Glades.
According to the study, this
projected development will
create "... an almost continu-
ous strip linking Fort Myers to
West Palm Beach."
Okeechobee County will
also see major development
and loss of agricultural land.
Lake Okeechobee will also be
See Planning - Page 2





Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Malcolm Johnson, engineer
for Coquina Water Control
District, looks at flags mark-
ing underground telephone
lines on the Coquina right-of
way at Peavine trail. These
lines will have to be moved
in order forCoquina to com-
plete their project of install-
ing culverts on the east side
of Peavine Trail.
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When they met Friday morn-
ing Oct. 12, the Board of Super-
visors of Coquina Water Control
District continued discussing ac-
tions to be taken to implement
this year's installment of their five
year water control plan.
Engineer Malcolm Johnson
reported that he was still working
toward getting South Florida Wa-
ter Management District permits
that would allow Coquina to dig
fill dirt for canal renovations. Part
of Coquina's five year plan call
for narrowing and deepening the
canals. Some of the canals may
even have to be moved. This proj-
ect will require a lot of fill dirt.
The board has been install-
ing culverts on the east side of
Peavine Trail to improve drain-
age. They decided that this cul-
vert project would be a priority.
The board looked at flags mark-
See Project - Page 2

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You can grow a garden in town


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
In many cultures, gardening
every available inch you have
to produce food is necessary to
survive. In hilly Italy, every hill,
not matter how steep, is ter-
raced and grows grapes, olives
and other crops. During the
World Wars, "victory gardens"
helped feed families at home
while the men folk fought over-
Here, there are city gar-
dens as well. Vergil and Ber-
nice Hayes of Okeechobee
raise vegetables and flowers in
raised beds in their back yard

"There's not too much out
here right now," Mr. Hayes
Tomato plants, bush beans
and cabbage plants just starting
to form heads were growing in
raised beds. Mr. Hayes used
concrete block, set hole-side
up, formed the sides of a rect-
angular bed and curved pieced
of decorative concrete edging
shaped the curvy bed closest to
the road.
"Because of the nematode
problem here in Florida, the
raised beds work better," said
Mr. Hayes. "I put cedar shav-
ings in first, and then sterilized
potting soil over that. Soil in
Florida is so sandy that there is
very little nutrition so you have

to add just about everything.
But those bush beans are doing
well. I had put the seed in the
freezer back in '94 and it has
germinated, but I think that will
be about it. You can cold-store
seed just so long.
"Nematodes are microscop-
ic and live in the soil. You will
never know they are there until
your plant starts to fail. Then
when you pull them up, you
will see the knots on the roots.
That tells you nematodes are
your problem. Okra has deep
roots and is very susceptible to
nematodes where a shallower
rooted plant will not.
"Other insects can cause
problems, too, mealy bugs,
for example," he commented.
See Garden - Page 2

vergii rayes
INI Florida/MaryAnn Morris
Backyard gardener Vergil Hayes of downtown Okeechobee has
made raised beds from concrete blocks and edging to plant his
vegetables for the winter.

Vol. 98 No. 287

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2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 14, 2007

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impacted by the burgeoning
population and the picture be-
ing painted is not a pretty one.
"The impact will be pretty
negative (on the lake and the
Everglades)," said Mr. Pattison.
"They (the Bureau of Economic
Business Research) didn't factor
in where the drinking water is
going to come from, and made
no prediction if there would
be enough water or enough
Mr. Pattison said that bureau
was responsible for some of the
population study and made no
predictions past the year 2030.
He went on to say that the point
of this study was to "show peo-
ple how bad it is going to be if
we don't make some changes."
And, he added, how it would
threaten both the Everglades
and Lake Okeechobee.
"I think the lake is already
a reservoir," said George
Long, county administrator for
Okeechobee County. "That's
part of the problem -- the water
supply objective. Sooner or later
OUA (Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority) is going to have to look
at water supply services other
than the lake."
Mr. Long, who is also a mem-
ber of the OUA board of direc-
tors, said one such alternative
source would be wells.
Vivian Young, communica-
tions director for 1000 Friends of
Florida, said it's the hope of her
group that the lake won't be-
come a reservoir for these new
"We think we have to do
something dramatically differ-
ent," she said. "Is there enough

water to handle this? How much
can the system handle? Is it ap-
propriate to put development in
low-lying areas? We need to step
back and look at these issues."
For Mr. Pattison, his concern
lies north of Lake Okeechobee.
"What's coming into the
lake from the north -- the water
that's coming down the Kissim-
mee River?" he said. "That area
is projected to have some of the
biggest population numbers in
the entire state. The whole Chain
of Lakes is getting heavy devel-
opment pressure right now.
"It's as much what's going
on north as what's going on
around the lake, which is tied
in to the Everglades. We need a
bigger buffer around the lake,"
he continued.

When talking about the pop-
ulation increase to the north of
Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Pattison
said Orange County is expected
to go from just over 1 million to-
day to 2.5 million by year 2060.
Palm Beach County, he contin-
ued, had a population of 1.27
million in 2005. By 2060 that
number is expected to swell to
2.7 million.
Other areas he mentioned
were Collier County, which is ex-
pected to increase from 319,000
people in 2005 to 963,000 in
2060. Lee County, he said, will
go from 537,000 today to 1.4
million by 2060.
Closer to home, it is pre-
dicted that Hendry County will
burgeon from 39,000 today to
almost 80,000 in 2060. Glades
County, he continued, will go
from 11,000 in 2005 to almost
18,000 in 2060.
For Okeechobee County,
Mr. Pattison said it is predicted

that the county will increase
from 38,491 in 2005 to 61,292 in
However, Mr. Long doesn't
agree with that prediction.
"I think he's way off," said Mr.
Long. "The Grove will be built in
10 to 15 years and you're look-
ing at 15,000 additional housing
He said The Grove -- a devel-
opment aimed mainly at retirees
that will include retail, housing
and recreation segments -- will
likely add another 30,000 people
to Okeechobee County's popu-
lation by itself.
The Grove will be built on
approximately 5,760 acres, or
about 9 square miles, added Mr.
A Glades County official also
disagreed with the study's pre-
"I think it's low," said Larry
Hilton, deputy county manager
for community development
in Glades County. "It will prob-
ably double that in 30 years -- or
more than that even."
But Hendry County Plan-
ning and Development Director
Vince Cautero said the figures
predicted for his county are
pretty close.
"For that period, I think it's in
the ball park," he said. "A num-
ber of consulting firms have
done studies and some are ag-
gressive, but I think it's pretty
much in the ball park."
The accuracy of those predic-
tions isn't Mr. Pattison's main
concern -- it's controlling the
growth and protecting agricul-
tural land and the state's re-
"Growth could provide eco-
nomic opporutnities, but it could
make the situation worse. How
good is that? Why shouldn't you

be able to have economic ben-
efits but protect the lake at the
same time?" he asked.
He said in order to not have
sprawl throughout the area, big
buffers -- such as special nature
areas or some form of agricul-
ture -- are needed around Lake
"You could have the same
number of houses, but locate
them better," he said. "Why
shouldn't you be able to do
As for agriculture, he said
the state needs to step up and
do something and posed the
question: "What does the state
of Florida want in the form of
"We have to have incentives
to keep people in agriculture
whether it be state grants, ease-
ments or other considerations,"
he said. "If they (those in who
derive their living from agricul-
ture) can make more money
selling out, I can understand
that. Agriculture should be a
part of Florida's future. The way
we're going, I doubt it will be
"With growth pressure, may-
be people should take this stuff
seriously," he continued.
He certainly does.
"Density increases should be
something the people can ben-
efit from," he said. "Local gov-
ernment should say 'if you're
not going to do something to
protect Lake Okeechobee, then
forget it.' If we don't do a better
job of managing Florida, it will
be so ugly people won't want to
come here."
Editor's Note: In our next is-
sue we will look at ideas on how
to control growth and make it
pay for itself.

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Gary Bitner

Pemayetv Emahakv Student Council
Student Council members from each of the six grades at the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School on the Brighton Reserva-
tion took part in the official school dedication recently held at the school. They were (left to right) Mallorie Thomas-kinder-
garten; Lance Howard-first grade; Aiyana Tommie-second grade; Rylee Osceola-third grade; Michael Garcia-fourth grade;
Layton Thomas fifth grade; and, Delaney Osceola-chairwoman.

Continued From Page 1
ing underground telephone lines
which would interfere with the
culvert project. Mr. Johnson was
directed to contact the telephone
company to move the lines.
Another portion of the five
year plan allows Coquina to do

Continued From Page 1
"You want to be careful about us-
ing some toxic products. There is
one insecticide that's made of
worms and it works pretty well."
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes have been
interested in gardening for a long
time. They had garden stores in
Broward County, the last one in
Pompano Beach, before mov-
ing northwest to Okeechobee
in 1959. In Okeechobee, they
owned and operated the Garden,
Ranch, and Pet Supply store be-
hind the Village Restaurant.
"Bernice handled the pet side
and I handled the gardening
side," said Mr. Hayes, "and we
did that for a good, long time.
His tomato plants grew lustily
at the base of a tall metal pole at
the other end of the garden. At the
top of this pole, up pretty high a
smallish bicycle wheel had been
laid sideways and secured to the
top of the pole.
"They're doing well. They are
the bush type tomato. They're
what is called 'determinate;'
they are bushy and rather low.

maintenance to roads giving ac-
cess to their water control struc-
tures. Work on the first mile of
One Mile Grade west of Peavine
Trail was set as the number one
road priority. This road was found
to be about 25 feet north of where
it should be. Board chairman Mel-
vin Byars thinks this was caused
as people over the years veered to
the north to avoid a marshy area.

Another time I planted the vin-
ing type tomato and when they
really started to get going, I tied
strings to that bicycle wheel and
ran them down to my tomato

INI Florida/MaryAnn Morris
For a unique touch, a pole,
topped with a bicycle wheel
gave Mr. Hayes' vining toma-
toes and Kentucky Wonder
pole bean something to aim
for. "The pole beans did near-
ly reach the top," he said.
"Their big, dark green leaves
made a nice display from the

The second road priority was
determined Three Mile Road east
of Peavine Trail.
Superintendent Danny Fari-
cloth was given permission to
make emergency road repairs
when necessary.
As part of their road mainte-
nance program the board plans
to look at prices for leasing dump
trucks and prices on shell rock.

plants. Well, those tomato plants
climbed right on up. Got high,
too," he said.
"I planted pole beans there
one year; they did go all the way

They also discussed the com-
plaints of a property owner who
claimed that lower water level in
a Coquina canal had lowered the
water level in ponds where he
raises tropical fish.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda may be reached at

up! They made a really attractive
display from the road with the
coarse, dark green leaves going
all the way up!"
MaryAnn Morris may be contacted
at mmorris@newszap.cdm

INI Florida/MaryAnn Morris
If you edge your beds with standard concrete block laid holes
up, those holes make ideal "pots" for plants. Vergil Hayes of
downtown Okeechobee planted cabbage in his. "Last time I
did beans there," he said.

Okeechobee 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.

Extended Forecast
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-
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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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 Tuesdays 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 avail-
able at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's of-
fice, 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 public
hearing on Wednesday, December 5,2007, from 1:30 am until 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 involv-
ing state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues per-
taining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's office at
(561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan(amyfloridahouse.gov,
no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.

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

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

Today's Weather

Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 14, 2007 3

Shoplifters required to carry signs in lieu of jail

PALATKA (AP) -- Reshane
Lewis wasn't happy, sweat drip-
ping from her face as she paraded
outside the courthouse here carry-
ing a sign reading: "I stole from a
local store."
The sun beat down. For two
hours, Lewis carried the red and
white sign back and forth, her pro-
bation officer watching. Passers-by
and court employees mostly ig-
nored her.
"It is, better than going to jail,
but it's not fair," said Lewis, who
says she was arrested in a Wal-Mart
last December for being the look-
out while a friend took children
Putnam County Judge Peter
Miller has sentenced Lewis and
more than 600 other people to car-
ry signs at the courthouse or out-
side victimized stores over the past
dozen years, part of his standard
punishment for shoplifting.
He is one of several judges'
around the country who believe
unusual sentences, usually some
form of public penitence, work.
The company that administers
Putnam County's probation sys-
tem says that only three of Miller's
sign carriers have repeated their of-
"If you see someone marching
up and down in front of a store,
you may think twice before steal-
ing. I'm not going to say it is going
to prevent it, but it will stop the one
who did it from doing it again,"
said the judge, who give the thieves
a choice of a 30- or 60-day jail sen-
tence or two hours of humiliation.
They also must pay a $294 fine,

perform 25 hours of community
service and complete six-months
Miller is not alone in his creative
sentencing, as recent examples
Some teens who yelled "Pigs" at
police officers in Painesville, Ohio,
were forced by Municipal Court
Judge Michael A. Cicconetti to
stand on a street corner with a pig
and a sign reading, "This is not a
police officer." He also made three
men arrested in a prostitution sting
to wear chicken suits near the area
where they were arrested and carry
a sign: "There is no chicken ranch
in Painesville."
Judge Larry Standley in Har-
ris County, Texas, ordered a man
who had slapped his wife, to take
yoga classes to help him lessen his
A San Francisco judge sen-
tenced a man convicted of mail
fraud to stand outside a post office
with a sign that read: "I stole mail.
This is my punishment."
Assistant Public Defender Mack
Brunton, who represents many
shoplifting defendants before Mill-
er, said "We don't like it, but what
he does is legal."
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist
to know that this is his way to en-
courage them not to do it again. It
seems to work fairly well," Brunton
said. He said defendants "cringe"
when given Miller's option of jail
or sign.
"They hate it. They would rather
jump off a cliff than carry the sign.
They would pay more money. They
would swim the English Channel,"

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Joshua David Stevens, 22,
was arrested Oct. 10 by Detective
John Zeigler on felony charges of
dealing in stolen property, forgery
and uttering a forged instrument.
He was also charged with the
misdemeanor of petit theft. His
bond was set at $15,250.
* Cory Lane Ward, 22, N.W.
ill5" Drive, Okeeehobee,-,wasIar-,
rested Oct. 10 by Detective Kristin



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Gray on a felony charge of posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams,
and on misdemeanor charges of
possession of drug paraphernalia
and violation of driving restric-
tions. He was released on his
own recognizance.
* Jamar Mackey, 18, Comus
St., Hobe Sound, was arrested
Oct. 11 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist
and charged with battery of facil-
ity staff by expelling certain fluids.
His bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
,paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

he said.
Sentences based on public hu-
miliation aren't new in colonial
times, lawbreakers were forced to
sit in stocks. Their neighbors would
taunt them and throw rotten veg-
etables or even excrement.
William V Dunlap, a professor
at the Quinnipiac University School
of Law in Connecticut, has looked
into cases involving unusual sen-
tences. He doesn't know of any
empirical studies that show wheth-
er jail or public embarrassment is
a stronger deterrence. Since the
cases are misdemeanors, the sen-
tences are seldom challenged in
higher courts, Dunlap said.
"They don't amount to cruel
and unusual punishment. They are
unusual, but most of them as not
as cruel as sending someone to jail
or prison," he said.
In his 22 years on the bench in
this town 50 miles southwest of
Jacksonville, Miller has seen some
strange thefts. One of the most un-
usual was a man who left a store

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bottle of Pepto Bismol in his pock-
et. The man explained that he stole
the sausage because he was hun-
gry and the stomach medication
because kielbasa gave him heart-
Miller says most thieves lift items
they don't really need DVDs, video
games, clothes, cosmetics and he
has little sympathy for them.
"I don't like having to pay for a
thief taking something and I don't
think anybody else does either,"
said Miller, 63. "The rest of us end
up paying for what they are steal-
Lewis, a 23-year-old condo
cleaner, thinks she was unfairly
targeted and plans never to visit an-
other Wal-Mart. "I have a job. I have
no need to steal."
She said after paying fines, court
fees and the cost of probation she is
out $500. She sees Miller's demand
that she march as piling on.
"This is just a humiliating stunt,"
she said.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more information
please call (863) 634-4780.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information 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 Sep-
tember. 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.
'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 Brethren
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 exten-
sive. 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9055..
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is in-
vited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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)
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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone
just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-
9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. 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 fa-
cilitator. 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 Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. 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)

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Community Events

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 161' Avenue. For more information please contact Program
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 communi-
ty and local supporters to participate in their homecoming week
festivities by decorating your businesses and homes in purple and
gold. To extend the "Purple Wave" the school is encouraging every-
one 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 stu-
dents will be participating in will be listed in the newspaper. Keep
a watch for them.

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

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

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

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

Two-day motorcycle rally planned
A motorcycle rally will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday,
Nov. 11, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E., beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being spon-
sored by the Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and
will feature a burn out pit, tug-o-war and donut eating contest for
adults. There will also be events for children that include a bounce
house, wildlife area and face painting. There will also be live music,
as well as food and prize giveaways. Tickets are $5 in advance each,
and $10 each at the gate on the day of the event. Children under the
age of 12 will be admitted free. The purpose of the two-day event is
to help educate youngsters about the dangers of joining a criminal
street gang and to raise money for the FGIA that will be used to
educate kids about the dangers of joining a gang. For information,
tickets or to sign up a team to compete in one of the adult contests,
contact either Detective Sergeant Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, (863) 763-3,117. Tickets can
also be purchased at Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E., and Syble's Flow-
ers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

Music and Motorcycles in Zephyrhills
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. downtown Fifth Ave.,
Mainstreet Zephyrhills, Inc presents Music and Motorcycles. Veter-
ans 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 an entry fee of $10. Registration starts at noon, judging
and awards are at 8:30 p.m. There will be vendors, live music, food
and entertainment. With the Howlin' Buzz Blues Band. For infor-
mation, visit www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org.

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 Recreation Area,
1400 E. Midway Road, in Fort Pierce. On Saturday, 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 demonstrations, Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, La-
dies Tea, blacksmith 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.

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

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for
the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance
with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at
(863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
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-
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TALLAHASSEE-- FloridaAgricul-
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and adhere to good food safety
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The training and materials,
which will be printed in both Eng-
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statewide by Florida extension pro-
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fruits and vegetables. Currently,
few materials exist to train farm
workers in food safety practices.
Food safety requirements must be
clearly communicated at all levels
of production and handling, Mr.
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YMS is keeping parents informed

Report cards
Report cards for the first nine-
weeks go home with students
Friday, October 26. If your child is
having academic difficulties, please
contact his teachers through the
agenda book or call your child's
guidance counselor. Students
must pass 5 out of 6 courses for
the year in order to be promoted
to the next grade. In order to pass
a course, the student must earn a
passing grade in three of the four
grading periods. Please contact the
school so we can all help make this
a successful year for your child.
Tutorial programs
The Yearling tutorial programs
have expanded to include morn-
ing tutorial from 7:10-8:10 Tuesday
through Thursday. Morning tuto-
rial students will be able to ride the
high school bus in the morning
and will be shuttled to Yearling on
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
day mornings only. We also offer
tutorial to all students on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons from
3:40-5 p.m. Parents must provide
transportation to pick up their child
from the afternoon tutorial pro-
gram at 5 p.m. All students must
sign up in advance to participate
in any tutorial programs. Please
contact Dylan Tedders at Yearling


James 'Chief' Gainey
James "Chief" Gainey, age 73
of Okeechobee, died Friday, Octo-
ber 12, 2007 at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Nov. 19,1933 in Kershaw, S.C.'
to Sam and Garfielia Gainey, he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1972. He retired from the
United States Navy after 20 years of
dedicated service as a Chief Petty Of-
ficer of Radio Communications. He
served in the Korean and the Viet-
nam War. He also retired from Pratt
Whitney after 21 years of dedicated
service as a materials research and
development technician. He was
a member of the VFW, the Radio
Club of Okeechobee, and enjoyed
- fishing and swimming.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, and brother, Sam Gainey,
He is survived by his loving
wife of 50 years, Clara Gainey of
Okeechobee, sons, Keith (Marsha)
Gainey of West Palm Beach, Mitch
Gainey, and Chris Gainey both
of Okeechobee, daughters, Lesa
Trenter of Ocala, and Lori (Mike)
Erwin of Lake Worth. In addition,
he is survived by sister, Thelma
Eubanks of Lancaster S.C.; grand-
children, Jason, Shannon, Chase,
Anna, Dane, and Grace.
A visitation will be held Sunday,
October 14, 2007 from 2 until 4
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment will take place
in Kershaw Cemetery in Kershaw,
S.C. with arrangements handled by
Baker Funeral Home, 210 E. Hilton
St. Kershaw, S.C. 29067. ; (803)-
Memorial contributions can be
made in Mr. Gainey's honor to the
VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W 34th St.
Okeechobee, FL. 34972.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Middle School (863) 462-5056 for
a detailed explanation of the pro-
gram and activities.
Information hotline
Yearling Middle School offers
an Information Hotline to assist
students and parents. Parents and
students will be able to call the In-
formation Hotline at 462-5066 and
listen to their work assignments
for the day or week. Please call
our school office if the Information
Hotline seems incorrect.
Open Gym - conditioning
Yearling Middle School is offer-
ing open gym and conditioning
drills during the week on Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays from
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for Year-
ling and Osceola students (boys
and girls) interested in sharpen-
ing their basketball skills. Students
must have a current school physi-
cal and parent permission to par-
ticipate. The open gym and condi-
tioning drills are not a team tryout.
Basketball tryouts for girls begin
October 24 and for boys October
31. Students must have a school
physical to try out for the teams
and must have a minimum of a
2.0 grade point average.
The YMS Soccer Team upped
their season record to six wins
and three loses this week after
defeating Osceola Middle School
twice this week. The Yearling Soc-
cer Team faced the Warriors from
Osceola Middle School at Yearling
on Monday, October 8 in a regular
season conference game winning
by a score of 3-0. The Yearling Soc-
cer Team finished in third place for
the season in conference play and
had to face Osceola Middle School

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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/YMS

McCrary spikes!
Yearling's Paige McCrary spikes the ball over the out
stretched hands of an Osceola defender.

again on Thursday, October 11.
The Yearling Team led the first
half by a score of 3-0. The tough
Osceola Team came back and
tied the score at 3-3 at the end of
regulation: Yearling scored three
goals in the ten minute overtime
period to claim the victory 6-3. The
Yearling Soccer Team travels to An-
derson Middle School on Monday
afternoon to take on the top seed
of the conference tournament.
Anderson defeated Yearling earlier
this season 4-3.
The Yearling Girls took on un-
defeated Osceola Middle School
(8-0) on Monday at 4:30 at Yearling
Middle School. Osceola won the
first game of the three game series.
Yearling came back and won the
second and third games claiming
match victory. The match was the
final match of the season for both
teams. By winning the match over

Osceola, Yearling ended up in a
three way tie for the regular season
conference champion with Osceo-
la Middle School and Stuart Middle
School. Yearling Middle School lost
earlier in the year to Stuart Middle
for Yearling's only loss of the sea-
son, Stuart Middle School lost to
Osceola Middle School during
the season for their only loss of
the season, and Osceola Middle
School lost to Yearling Middle
School on Monday for their only
loss of the season. The Conference
Tournament began on Thursday
for Yearling. The Yearling Volleyball
Team swept Oslo Middle School in
two games to win the match. The
Yearling girls travel to Stuart Middle
School on Monday, October 15.
Teacher planning day
Please remember there is a
Teacher Planning Day on Friday,
October 19. There will not be
school for students on Friday.

Okeechobee District School Menus

Monday - Oct. 15
Chicken Nuggets
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Chef Salad
Green Beans
Fruit Cocktail
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad

Tuesday - Oct. 16
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
Cottage Cheese & Fruit
Tater Tots
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad

Wednesday - Oct. 17
Shepherds Pie

Chicken Patty Sandwich
Chef Salad
Yellow Con
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad

Thursday - Oct. 18
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Chef Salad
Vegetable blend
Diced Pears
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad

Friday - Oct. 19
No school - work day
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes:
Juice, choice of entree or cereal

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Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the
287th day of 2007. There are 78
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On Oct. 14, 1947, Air Force test
pilot Charles E. ("Chuck") Yeager
broke the sound barrier as he flew
the experimental Bell XS-1 (later
X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry
Lake in California.
On this date:
In 1066, Normans under Wil-

liam the Conqueror defeated the
English at the Battle of Hastings.
In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots,
went on trial in England, accused
of committing treason against
Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was be-
headed in February 1587.)
In 1806, the forces of French
Emperor Napoleon I defeated the
Prussians in the twin battles of
Jena and Auerstadt.
In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhow-
er, 34th president of the United
States, was born in Denison,

In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt,
campaigning for the presidency,
was shot in the chest in Milwau-
kee. Despite the wound, he went
ahead with a scheduled speech.
In 1944, German Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel committed sui-
cide rather than face execution
for allegedly conspiring against
Adolf Hitler.
Thought for Today: "It is
amazing how complete is the de-
lusion that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy, Russian author


*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
You are on a roll, so don't let any-
one slow you down. A hidden matter
may be revealed, allowing you to put
a little more time, money and effort,
into something you want to pursue.
Someone you've known for a long
time will introduce you to something
or someone new.
-TAURUS (April 20-May 20): An
old lover or friend may want to partner
with you in some way. Travel to plac-
es you haven't been in a long time.
Don't underestimate someone who
is trying to talk you into something.
Keep your money in a safe place.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You
may want to do things a little differ-
ently today but, as soon as you do,
someone is bound to question or crit-
icize you. Don't ruffle feathers or make
unnecessary changes. Problems will
surface at home. Keep your thoughts
to yourself.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
You should forget about work and the
pressure that goes along with it and
enjoy a little entertainment. A short
trip will be eventful. The people you
meet and the activities you take part
in will influence your life.

*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't
get engaged in a no-win battle at
home. You are better off getting out
with friends, doing a little shopping
or taking care of your own person-
al needs. Go over the fine detail of a
project you are going to present.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You
need to get away or enjoy the peo-
ple who support you the most. Don't
put up with someone who doesn't re-
spect your feelings. It may be time for
a change or, at least, to make plans
that will lead to the improvement of
your life and your future.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Participating in a community event
will allow you to network and get help
professionally. If you aren't happy
with your current position, consider
your options.. Remember: It's never
good to burn bridges.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
You will have some great ideas. You
may feel like taking it easy or social-
izing but, right now, it's important to
develop or launch something you
have been working on. An unusual
change will come from a very unex-
pected source.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): The less anyone knows about
your personal business, the better.
You may be tempted to travel but,
before doing so, consider if your ab-
sence will trouble or hinder some-
one. If you've made a promise, don't
break it.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Everything you do will make a differ-
ence to someone so don't stop short
of doing all you can to help. Money,
networking and partnerships should
all take precedence over ignoring
what's going on around you. What
you do today will alter your future.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Don't let emotional issues scare you.
Face your problems head-on and you
will feel better. You will come up with
a viable solution to a financial prob-
lem you have. Use your intelligence
and skills properly.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Think about how you can turn some-
thing you've wanted to do into a re-
ality. You can change your surround-
ings both professionally and person-
ally if you feel you are missing out or
that you have been in the same posi-
tion for too long.

At the Movies

The following movies are now showing .at the
Brahman Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 12, through Thurs-
day, Oct. 18, 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 Ill - "Mr. Woodcock" (PG-13) Show-
times: 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 un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.

Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce \iJh.I Lewis

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for short
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Dear Abby

Scholarship stresses out student

*DEAR ABBY: I recently
began attending a private high
school in Manhattan on schol-
arship. The commute can take
two hours - or more - each
way. In the beginning, I was will-
ing to accept the challenge and
make it work. However, as the
long days continue, I'm wonder-
ing if it's worth it.
I don't seem to relate to any
of my classmates and I'm not
sure this school is right for me.
Also, my relationship with my
family has gotten worse since I
started. I come home too tired
to talk with them, and discus-
sions about supplies usually re-
sult in fights ending in tears.
I don't think my parents are
proud of me. Instead of encour-
agement and support, I am be-
ing yelled at for feeling the way I
do. I know this school will create
a bright future for me, but can it
only come at the expense of the
relationship with my family and
my happiness? I go to school

upset and miserable every day.
Should I drop out? Or should I
exchange happiness in my life
now for success in the future?
Please help. - Confuzzled in
New York
not sure the answer is "either/
or." Let me take your concerns
one at a time.
Obviously the challenges
brought about by this new
school have required certain
lifestyle changes for you. Per-
haps a few more could be ben-
eficial. Specifically, if the com-
mute to and from school is too
tiring, have you considered tak-
ing a 45-minute nap when you
return home? Many people find
that a nap renews their energy.
Also, the trip could provide you
with valuable study time. If that
isn't feasible, then perhaps you
and your family could agree that
weeknights aren't a workable
time for the level of communi-
cation you would like, and make

an extra effort to be together on
You say that discussions
about school supplies are so
stressful they end in fights and
tears. Is it possible that there
is a special fund at school to
help scholarship students with
school supplies? The way to
find out would be to schedule a
session with your counselor and
ask. And while you're at it, ask if
there's a way for all the scholar-
ship students to meet and get to
know each other. If they feel as
isolated as you do - and they
may - perhaps you could form
a support group.
The only reason to drop out
and forgo an opportunity like
the one you have been given
is if you have exhausted every
other option. You should not
have to exchange happiness for
success, but happiness can be
fleeting and the lessons you are
learning at this school are not all
inside the classroom.

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Viruses and Bacteria

Tiny, Mighty Germs

Have you ever wondered how we
\ come down with colds,
/7 flu and other diseases?
W(I. Colds might be caused
' by bacteria or viruses.
Diseases such as flu and smallpox are
caused by viruses. Illnesses such as
food poisoning can be caused by
bacteria such as E. coli (E KOH-lie)
and salmonella (SAL-muh-NELL-uh).
Bacteria and viruses are some of
the tiniest creatures on Earth. They
are also some of the most powerful.
They can wipe out armies or destroy
crops. But bacteria also help keep
everything on Earth alive.
The Mini Page takes a closer look at
these important little creatures and
reviews some tips to help us stay healthy
Spreading illness
When you get sick, viruses and
bacteria can use your own body's
defenses to spread to other people.
For example, when you get a cold,
your body produces extra mucus in
your nose, trying to flush out the virus
from your system. When you sneeze,
you spray the virus all over the place,
sending it to other people.
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can pass to anything you touch.
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Without bacteria, life would not
exist on Earth. They break apart dead
matter and return the materials to the
People use bacteria to do certain
jobs, including purifying water, in
sewage treatment plants.
Bacteria are necessary for our
health. They live in our intestines and
help us digest food so we can use the
vitamins and minerals in it.
These bacteria
do not normally
cause illnesses.
But if something
throws our bodies
off balance, such as not getting enough
sleep or healthy food, the normal
bacteria in our bodies can multiply
and make us ill.
Bacteria can also enter the body
from outside. They might get in
through your mouth or nose,
contaminated food, or a cut.

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Alistair: What's the old saying about the
flu virus?
Matt: Win a flu, lose a flu!

Ian: Why did the fireplace need a doctor?
Kevin: Because its chimney had a flue!

Paul: Where do most kids catch a virus at -
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These girls are washing
their hands after holding
baby chicks at the state
fair. Many fun places such
as petting zoos have
special hand-washing
areas set up. Washing
your hands is the most
important thing you can
do to fight off viruses and

Preventing illness
Experts say washing your hands is
the most powerful strategy you can
use against bacteria or viruses. It is
important to wash your hands:

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hands into your mouth for
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through a microscope. The individual bacteria are the
long, dark shapes. E. coli bacteria on cooking surfaces
or in food can cause food poisoning.

What are bacteria?
Bacteria are creatures made of just
one cell. A cell is the smallest unit of life
that can function on its own.
Bacteria are so .small that hundreds
to thousands of bacteria could fit on the
period at the end of this sentence.
Where do bacteria live?
Bacteria can grow in many ,.
different habitats, such as the
soil, human bodies, animals
and plants. They have even
been found living in active .
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of the ocean. Experts believe *
bacteria may be some of the
earliest forms of life.
They like to grow in warm,
wet places, such as in your
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Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., for his help.
Site to see: www.dcchildrens.com/dcchildrens/forkids/forkids.aspx

Look through your newspaper for stories about health.

Go dot to dot and color.
Regular soap and water are fine for washing your hands. You
don't need to use special antibacterial soap. (Antibacterial
means "against bacteria.")
Wash your hands long enough to get rid of any bacteria or
viruses. This would be about 15 to 20 seconds of rubbing your
hands with soap. Make sure you scrub each finger.
One trick is to sing the ABC song or a verse of "Happy
Birthday" while you are washing your hands. When you are
done singing, your hand-
washing time will
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*Brady Rymer leads a rock band for

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parents lived in many places, including

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and Sparta, N.J.
In high school, he and a bunch of friends formed a band,
all through college. They moved to New York and made
several CDs, and then toured the country.
After Brady became a dad, he quit the band because he
didn't want to tour anymore. He began writing songs and
singing for kids. He performed at day-care centers and schools.
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Supersport: Maurice Jones-Drew
. Height: 5-7 Birthdate: 3-23-85
Weight: 212 Hometown: Antioch, Calif.
There are lots of players in the National Football League
who are bigger than Maurice Jones-Drew, but few who create
more excitement.
Resembling a bowling ball in helmet and pads, the 5-7
Jacksonville Jaguars back dazzles opponents and electrifies crowds as he
zigzags up the field.
In his first NFL season last year, Jones-Drew broke 10 team records
and amassed 2,250 all-purpose yards, third most by a rookie in league
history. He rushed for 941 yards, caught passes for 436 yards, returned
kickoffs for 860 yards and also scored 16 touchdowns.
Maybe it was the "Superman" in him surfacing. Since he was 10 years
old, he has worn a Superman T-shirt under his football jersey.
A former All-American and history major at UCLA, Jones-Drew also
gets around off the field. Active in the Jags Rookie Club, he participated
in several outreach programs that included feeding the homeless and
visiting children's hospitals and elementary schools.

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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423

417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243

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

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

B uildngs
Shd 03:

toy size! Champion lines. All
color. Vet checked. $650 &
up. Call Kim (772)519-2095

DOG BOX - Custom built. $250

Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

CHINE in good condition.
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

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

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

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


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

Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
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

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Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 14, 2007

Park Apt, 1 br available on the
Rim Canal. Call for details.
OKEECHOBEE- Newly remod-
eled effic. apt., turn., you pay
utilities, Prefer seasonal rent-
ers. (863)467-4253
1br/1ba, 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
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.

BASSWOOD- Affordable New
3/2/2, $1200/mo to move in.
BHR- 2/2, new CBS home,
ADA accessible, tile, boat
ramp, sea wall. Yr/Mo, lease
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
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.
2ba, Great/Rm, Carport.
$1100. mo.
HOUSE - 2/1 w/appl. & CA.
920 NW 4th St, $800/mo,
1st, last, & $500 sec dep.
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
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
PLAiTS BLUFF, 3/2 on 4.5
Ac, porches, barn, & fenced
4 ur horses $850/mo 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-6472
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129

Great Location!
S * Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successfully

Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or

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

C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528

Buying a car? Look In the
classifieds. Selling a
car? Look in the classi-

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Salel1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Owner Will Finance
12 Units

Call Jonathan
Cumberiand Realty GroupLLC
Bbert Baton-Lic RE Broker

7200 sq ft-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, Florida.
2400 sq ft- Office space under
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more

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

non-waterfront, CBS
home/remodeled kitchen.
Large beautifully landscaped
lot. Boat ramp for Subdivi-
sion nearby. $445,000. Cla-
ra, Chaplin RE
3/2/2, Fenced. 9107 S.E.
64th Dr., Okeechobee, Off
15A, Hammock Addition, be-
hind Country Corner Store.
$210,000. (863)467-1694
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
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
BA., Near Kissimmee River.
C/Air. Large lot w/lots of
trees. 15609 State Rd. 70 W.
$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

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

sunroom, covered patio, car-
port, pool, clubhouse, every-
thing included. $550/month.
Call (954) 610-5345
BH RIDGE- 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $800/mo,
1st & Sec, (772)370-1095

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA dbl
wide, w/d, 2.5 acres, fenced,
owner mows, good credit,
d/w. $1100. (239)910-5115
$600/mo $300 deposit. Call
(863)467-2156 or
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., Unfurnished, 2BR 2Ba
on Canal. Direct TV, Water &
Lawn Maintenance included.
Easy access to lake. $675
mo. + sec. Avail. 10/21
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEE., Unfurnished DW. 3 BR,
2 BA, Sunroom. New carpets
& appl's. On Canal w/access
to lake. 2 Car Carport. C/Air
& Heat. Lease only. $875
mo. + sec. dep. Call
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/1ba,
$550/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933

Owner financing
4 mobile homes
sin banco
4 casas
$40,000 to $45,000
Call Jonathan 634-9275
Cumbernand Realty Group,LLC
ElbertBaon-Lic RE Broker
Mobile Home Angels
SW OKEE., 2br, FL/Rm, Cen-
tral air & heat, double car-
port, shed, W/D, Adult Park.
$13,500. (863)763-7927

Sherri Enfinger, Manager * www.gilbert-golfcars.com
1 863763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue * Okeechobee, FL 34974

Beautiful 4 acres with 3 Mo-
bile Homes, all new roofs,
price reduced to sell, spa-
cious country living,
$163,000. (863)357-2623
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


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

17ft, 70 hp Evinrude, w/cus-
tom trailer & trolling motor,
live wells, etc.., runs great.
$2000 (863)634-2454 or
(863)357-1784 1
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trlr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
(772)597-2344 aft 5pm
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr & trailer.
$8,000. neg (863)983-7835

TOY HAULER, '02, Forest Riv-
er, 24', new tires, new bat-
tery, $15,000 or best offer.

AIR BOAT PROR - Brand new.
Adjust. diameter. 68-80"
Warp drive. 6 blade $2000
Call Kenny 772-260-5680
72" 6 blade warp drive.
$1000. Call (772)260-5680
& ask for Kenny.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans -14070

4.6L V8, 5 spd, leather, 6
cd/am/fm stereo, new tires.
$10,000 or best offer.
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $5000. or
best offer. (863)763-4746

FORD F350 '86 - Car hauler,
18ft bed, wench, ramps, 400
eng granny 4 spd, custom
int. $3800 (863)357-1784
FORD F350, '99, Mark Ill Se-
ries, 7.3 diesel mtr., white,
.crew cab, full cap, 130k mi.,
new tires, clean truck,
-$12,500. (863)610-0329

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of
Residential single Family (RSF) to the proposed classification of Agriculture (A)
The property owners and applicants are Jerold and Lizabeth Matheny. The proper-
ty address is 1095 NW 368th Dnve and is more particularly descnbed as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 33 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly bounded and described
as follows
Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 21. Township 33 South, Range 35
East, thence S 01�, 07' 47" E along the Westerly section line and said Section 21
a distance of 4062 8 feet to a point: thence N 89�, 31' 12" E, a distance of 98.94
feet to a point lying on the Southeasterly rght-of-way line of State Road 15 (U.S.
Hwy 441), thence continue N 89'. 31' 12" E a distance of 1336.91 feet to the
point-ol-beginning; thence continue N 89� 31' 12" E a distance of 1237.24 feet to
a point, thence S 00�, 47' 35" E a distance of 1072.00 feet to a point marking the
Northeast corner of Grand prinx Ranches Plat No. 1, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
page 73, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, thence S 89�, 34'
17" W along the Northerly boundary line of said Grand prix Ranches, a distance of
735.00 feet to a point: thence N 76�, 14' 07" W continuing along said Northerly
boundary line a distance of 524.22 feet to a point; thence N 00�, 28' 48" W a dis-
tance 942.34 feet to the point-of-beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the board of County Commissioners on Thursday, November 8,2007
at 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of county Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the test-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based, county Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2007-0664
241817ON 10/05,14/07

PONTIAC PICKUP, '85, rebuilt
motor, exc. cond., $2,000.

Tow pkg. 454 Big Block Chevy
eng. Runs great. $4200 or
best offer. (863)763-4746

29 Passenger. Great condi-
tion. A/C. $5,800.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze!


Community Events

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
" gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

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 be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youthproject director, at (863) 462-5863.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local

meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. We
now have day and evening classes available. No child care will be
available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol - United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop,
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. ,

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers
The Salvation Army needs your help during the upcoming Christe
mas season. They need wonderful people who capture the Christmas
spirit to be bell ringers at different businesses during the holiday sea-
son. If you would like to be a bell ringer or find out more informa-
tion, call Rev. Jim Dawson at 447-2715 during the first two weeks in

Submitted photo/Cathy Womble
Andrew Hall, a home school student in the C.H.E.O. advanced cake"
Christian Home Educators: Cake decorating class decorating class, shows that guys can bake and decorate cakes as*
Karen Cortez, Brianna French, and Neresa McLaren are all part of Cathy Wombles advanced cake decorating well as girls can. This way, he doesn't have to wait for his mom to
class for the C.H.E.O. - Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee. bake one for him.


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 14, 2007


Submitted to the Okeechobee News

Young Robin Hoods
Archery was one of the many activities at JAKES Day held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Flying G
Ranch on U. S. 98. JAKES Day (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship)
is an outdoor program for youngsters sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation.
In addition to archery, the 103 young people there participated in buggy rides, water bal-
loon throwing, muzzle loader shooting, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting and fishing.

Daniel named 2009 Solheim Captain

I It was great to see Palm
Beach County, Fla. resident Beth
Daniel named as the captain of
the U.S, 2009 Solheim Cup team.
Ms. Daniel served as an assistant
captain for the victorious U.S.
eam at thisyear's event in Halm-
stad, Sweden.
Ladies Professional Golf As-
sociation (LPGA) Commissioner
Carolyn F. Bivens made the an-
nouncement at the Longs Drugs
Challenge. Daniel accepted her
role after being named by the
selection committee comprised
of Nancy Lopez and Betsy King,
2005 and 2007 U.S. Solheim Cup
captains, respectively; Rae Evans,
chairwoman of the LPGA Board
Of Directors; Vicki Goetze-Acker-
man, president of the LPGA Ex-
ecutive Committee; and LPGA
Commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens.
Ms. Daniel is a three-time
Rolex Player of the Year with 33
LPGA victories. She will be the
eighth LPGA Tour and World Golf
Halls of Famer to captain the U.S.
squad. The 2009 Solheim Cup
will be played at Rich Harvest
Farms, in Sugar Grove, Ill., Aug.
"I am honored to have been
chosen to captain the 2009 U.S.
Solheim Cup Team," Daniel said.
"Having played on the team
eight times and served as assis-
tant captain to Betsy (King) just
last month, The Solheim Cup
holds a very special place in my
heart. And, as I said after we

Fairways and
by Daniel Shube

won in Halmstad, there are a lot
of very deserving players in posi-
tion to captain the U.S. Team. I
am thrilled to be chosen at this
time and look forward to helping
the 2009 team be the best they
can be in representing the LPGA
and the United States."
As captain, Daniel will lead a
team of 12 of the best U.S.-born
players from the LPGA in their
quest to win The Solheim Cup
for the third consecutive match,
and to keep the U.S. Team's U.S.-
win streak alive; the U.S. Team
has never lost when The Solheim
Cup has been played in the Unit-
ed States.
As the assistant captain to
King in 2007, Daniel extended
her Solheim Cup resume as she
has participated, in some way,
in nine of 10 Solheim Cup com-
petitions (she did not make the
team in 1998, but attended as a
spectator). Daniel played in the

inaugural event in 1990, was a
member of the 1996 U.S. Team
that became the first to win The
Solheim Cup on foreign soil, and
has earned 13 1/2 points for the
U.S. Team.
"We are delighted to name
Beth the captain for the 2009 U.S.
Solheim Cup Team," Ms. Bivens
said. "Beth's experience and pas-
sion for The Solheim Cup are in-
credible. She is a true leader and
a competitor who will inspire her
team. She also will be a great mo-
tivator to ensure her players have
fun, while remaining focused on
retaining The Solheim Cup."
In her rookie year (1979) Dan-
iel recorded16 top-10 finishes,
which included a win at the Patty
Berg Classic, en route to LPGA
Rookie of the Year honors. Her
one major championship victory
came at the 1990 Mazda LPGA
Championship, which was one
of seven wins that season, for
which she was named the 1990
Rolex Player of the Year and Vare
Trophy winner.
After nearly 30 years on Tour,
Daniel has earned more than $8.7
million in career earnings, plac-
ing her seventh all-time on the
LPGA. She played a full schedule
through 2006 and works as a golf
analyst for LPGA events on the
Golf Channel and CBS Sports.
Join me in wishing Beth Dan-
iel good luck in her quest to keep
the cup on U.S. soil!

Sports News in Brief

Junior Volleyball Club OHS gold seats

to hold parent meeting
Big Lake Junior Volleyball club
will hold a parent meeting on
Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at
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Halloween night can be a nightmare for your pets

een can be a doggone scary time
for pets, and there's no doubt little
Sparky can get easily spooked.
For pets, Halloween night can
turn into a real nightmare if pre-
cautions aren't taken to protect
them, says Patty Hug, a small ani-
mal veterinary technician in the
College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University.
Like most holidays, Halloween
brings extra guests to your door-.
step and into your pet's territory.
Pets accustomed to large crowds
of visitors should have little
trouble adjusting, says Hug, but
other pets may be frightened by
your new (and strangely dressed)
"If you are hosting a Hallow-
een party, it is best to designate
an area for your pet, such as the
bedroom, where they can con-
stantly be separated from the
guests," says Hug. "The scent of
the owner in the bedroom will
comfort the animal and keep it
from feeling abandoned."
If you don't have a suitable
area to designate as doggie's do-
main, consider boarding your pet
at a separate location. "Let a trust-
ed friend take care of your pet for
the night or ask your veterinarian
if they offer boarding," Hug sug-
If you prefer to keep your
kooky creatures by your side on
All Hollow's Eve, be sure to re-
strain them. "A leash should keep
the pet from frightening trick-or-
treaters and from running out the
door into danger," says Hug.
For pets that live outdoors, take
extra precautions to ensure there
is a substantial barrier between
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Church to
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The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee would like to wel-
come all families with children,
filth rade and under to Heroes
LiUnmsked, a no-lfear fall festi-
val Bible adventure at the R.O.C.
(Recreation "Outreach Center),
310 S.W Fifth Ave., on Wednes-
day, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8 p.m.
There will be costumed bible he-
roes, carnival games, food, candy
and more. For information call the
Church office at (863) 763-2171.

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

Donations sought
for Halloween event
Okeechobee Main Street, along
with the City of Okeechobee and
Okeechobee County, will host
the third annual Halloween Fes-
tival in Flagler Park on Wednes-
day Oct. 31, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. This free event will feature
fun and games for children of
all ages. Donations of candy and
treats from the community are
needed. Drop off locations are:
WOKC; Bass Funeral Home, 205
N.E. Second St.; Sherwin Wil-
liams, 820 E.N. Park St.; Seacoast
National Bank (north and south
locations); American Red Cross,
323 N. Parrott Ave.; City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave.; Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W.
Fourth St.; Beef 0' Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave.; Gizmo's Pizza, 3235
U.S. 441 S.E.; Syble's Florist and
Gifts, 119 S. Parrott Ave.; Acci-
dent Law Offices of Philip DeBe-
rard, 114 N. Parrott Ave.; Y Drive
Thru, intersection of S.R. 70 and
S.R. 710; First Bank and Trust of
Indian Town 205 East North Park
Street and the Main Street office,
111 N.E. Second St. For informa-
tion about the festival or to get
involved with the event, please
contact Karen Hanawalt at 863-
357-MAIN (6246).

"Keep your animals in a fenced
area with a ceiling, if possible,"
advises Hug. "This may keep the
animal from escaping and keep
children from throwing candy
- particularly chocolate, which
is toxic to pets - into the fenced
Even when protected by a
fence, some pets become fright-
ened by the constant movement.
and noise that comes with Hal-

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particularly bad luck on this
haunting holiday. "Some people
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Hug. "It is up to the owner to pro-
tect pets from increased risk."
In an attempt to protect black
cats, many pet stores refuse to sell
them on or around Halloween. If
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that. "It is important to remember
that it isn't natural for animals to
wear costumes, so they may need
to be trained to become comfort-
able in them," says Hug . "Avoid
any costume that impedes their
limbs or obstructs their vision.
Simple, one-piece costumes tied
loosely at the neck are the best

When dressing your home
for Halloween, place decorations
out of your pet's reach, says Hug.
"Never leave your pet alone in a
room with a burning candle or
candy decorations. If you suspect
your pet has eaten candy, look for
vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and
seizure-like activity. Immediately
contact your veterinarian if your
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