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Vol. 98 No. 290 Wednesday, October 17, 2007 50 Plus tax


Inside

Man gets 12 years
in molestation case
An Okeechobee man was
found guilty of sexually molest-
ing his 10-year-old daughter and
was sentenced to serve 12 years
in prison on Tuesday morning.
Page 2

Local anglers finish
third in tournament
Local anglers Neil Nix, Danny
Marsocci and Eric Kindell, fishing
under the name Team Sake, fin-
ished in third place with a two-
day total weight of 67.3 lbs. in the
Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series
Championship tournament held
in Orange Beach, Ala. on Oct. 4-6.
Page 14

Briefs

OHS homecoming
events today
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.

Local court
cases now online
Sharon Robertson,
Okeechobee County clerk of cir-
cuit 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 abil-
ity to perform a person o0 case
search in a variety of ways. Visit
www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us
for the index and progress dock-
ets of Okeechobee County pub-
lic record,court cases.
Questions should be directed
to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.
fl.us.

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

Drought Index
Current: 311
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
Last Year: 13.07 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
S above sea level.


Index
Classifieds.... .......... 11-13
C om ics .................................... 10
Community Events.................... 4
Obituaries.............................. 6
Opinion............................. 4
Speak Out........................ 4
Sports............................. 14
Weather ........................... . 2
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OCSO traffic unit stops 108


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent operation aimed
at making motorists aware of
the safety of children at school
bus stops resulted in 108 traffic
stops.
The operation, dubbed Op-
eration Awareness, had mem-
bers of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) traffic
unit monitoring the roads and
traffic around bus stops.
"They did all the large sub-


divisions, S.R. 710, and all the
congested areas," said OCSO
Lieutenant Billy Markham.
"They worked as many areas
as they could."
Operation Awareness began
Monday, Oct. 8, and ended Fri-
day, Oct. 12.
According to OCSO Deputy
Sergeant Gary Bell, most of the
traffic stops were for speeding
infractions. He said the traffic
unit was targeting speeding
vehicles in the congested areas
while children were present to


help enforce awareness of the
school bus stop locations and
the presence of children.
"I believe the goals and ob-
jectives of the operation were
met," said Sgt. Bell.
Lt. Markham said vehicles
were also stopped for such
infractions as not coming to a
complete stop while a school
bus was stopped and getting
too close to a stopped bus. The
traffic unit also made six arrests
during the five-day operation
that included arrests for no val-


id driver's license and driving
on a suspended license.
"Operation Awarness
stemmed from recent inci-
dents that have occurred in our
neighboring counties," said Lt.
Markham. "The sheriff's office
wanted to conduct this opera-
tion to build the community's
awareness of the buses and the
children out near the roadways
while loading and unloading at
these bus stops."
He said members of the
OCSO traffic unit worked the


Taekwondo America: students earn new belts


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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Sonny Adams
Students at Russ Adams Taekwondo America tested for belt advancement on Oct. 5. They were (front row, left to
right) Alex Hernandez, T.J. McKenna and Gage Cashwell; (middle row, left to right) McKayla Skinner, Tyler Fairtrace,
Kimberly Hernandez, Maliah Wright, Donnie Watson, Jr., Dustin Jandro, Jesus Yanez and Disan Hernandez, Jr.;
(back row, left to right) Juliet Skinner, Cody Raulerson, Stephen Brown, Nicholas Brown, Angelica Davis, Jannier
LaFuente, Tara McKenna, Anthony Hernandez and Russ Adams-instructor,owner. Not pictured were Tiffany Bowers,
Cindy Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Sr., Ruth McKenna and Travis McKenna, Sr.


Judges test students for belt advancement


Students of Russ Adams
Taekwondo America tested
for belt advancement on
Oct. 5. The results were an-
nounced at the school on
Oct. 12. They were:
Yellow to orange: Jannier
LaFuente;
Orange to green: Steven
Brown, Gage Cashwell and
Cindy Hernandez;
Green to senior green:
Nicholas Brown, Angelica
Davis, Tyler Fairtrace and
Dustin Jandro;
Senior green to brown:
Disan Hernandez, Sr., Ruth
McKenna and T.J. McKenna,,
Jr.;
Brown to senior brown:
Tiffany Bowers, Kimberly
Hernandez, Tara McKenna,
Juliet Skinner and Jesus
Yanez;


Four judges graded students for belt advancement at the belt testing held on Oct. 5 at
Russ Adams Taekwondo America. They were (left to right) Lucas Ortiz-first degree sr.
black belt, instructor trainee from Moore Haven; Luis Maisonett, fourth degree senior
black belt from Moore Haven and former student of Russ Adams; Russ Adams, third
degree senior black belt from Okeechobee and Cody Raulerson, first degree black
belt from Okeechobee.


Red to senior red: Alex
Hernandez, Anthony Her-
nandez, Disan Hernandez,
Jr., Travis McKenna, Sr. and


Donnie Watson, Jr.
Senior red to first degree
probationary black belt: Ma-
liah Wright;


First degree probationary
black belt to first degree de-
cided black belt: Cody Raul-
erson.


bus stops in the morning and
afternoon, and used radar to
enforce speed limits.
"Yes, there is a problem in
Okeechobee and around the
nation about passing a school
bus or speeding up to pass a
school bus before it stops," said
Louise Piper, the supervisor of
transportation for Okeechobee
County schools in an Qct. 2
interview about Operation
Awareness.
See Traffic - Page 2


Democrats


could stop


property


tax debate
By Brendan Farrington
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Dem-
ocrats who rarely are in a posi-
tion of power when it comes to
shaping policy now find them-
selves able to stop a proposal to
lower property taxes if Republi-
cans don't write it in a way that
satisfies their concerns.
But if nothing gets done dur-
ing the special session called by
Republican Gov. Charlie Crist,
Democrats risk angering hom-
eowners who have been prom-
ised property tax relief. They're
counting, instead on Republicans
getting rid of some add-ons to the
ideas they do accept.
"We're not trying to stop any
property tax relief. In fact, we're
trying to push property tax relief.
The only thing that we're asking
is that it be framed properly,"
Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Wilton Man-
ors, said Tuesday. "Our constitu-
ents are crying out for property
tax relief. We want to provide it."
The effort to prepare a ques-
tion for the Jan. 29 ballot is be-
coming a battle of wills between
Republicans who think the Legis-
lature isn't going far enough and
Democrats who say proposals
that include eliminating all prop-
erty taxes for low-income seniors
will strip hundreds of millions of
dollars from schools.
While there are some signs of
compromise, such as a Senate
committee accepting a $100,000
property tax exemption for low
income seniors instead of a com-
plete exemption, there are also
signs of a growing divide.
A House committee voted
Tuesday to put a 3 percent cap
on all property assessments, not
just primary homes. While the
idea may to be removed from the
measure lawmakers are consid-
ering, it's a signal to Democrats
who want to be more cautious
on the approach to property tax
relief.
Democrats support two basic
ideas that Crist campaigned on
last year before winning office:
See Tax - Page 2


New drug program explained to Rotary


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians learned about the
newly-formed Okeechobee
Misdemeanor Drug Court Pro-
gram from Judge Jerald Bryant
at their weekly luncheon on
Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The first Drug Court session
was held on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
According to Judge Bry-
ant, there are currently 12 par-
ticipants in the program, and a
new participant observed the
session on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The Drug Court allows these
participants to remain under
the judge's supervision rather
than just a probation officer.
The drug court model al-
lows a team of individuals to
participate in each individual's
treatment plan, rather than the


traditional avenue of placing a
defendant on probation with
treatment as a condition of pro-
bation. In the traditional pro-
bation, if a defendant relapses
into drugs or violates the terms
of their probation they are nor-
mally incarcerated until the end
of their sentence without any
further treatment.
With the new program, the
defendants will seen by the
judge every two weeks. The
process begins with an early
screening process when some-
one is charged with any drug-
related misdemeanor offense.
Through that screening a treat-
ment plan is created that de-
fines what that individual needs
to keep them away from the
drugs so that they may function
in society without violating the


law.
The potential participant is
able to observe the Drug Court
in session and then attends the
following session two weeks
later where they enter a plea
and sign their contract agree-
ment with the program.
The offender volunteers
to go into the drug program
where they will have the bene-
fit of not only getting treatment
for their addiction, but also of
charges against them being dis-
missed upon completion of the
program.
The new program immedi-
ately deals with any non-com-
pliance by participants. For
example, if an individual tests
positive for drugs once he or
she could be sent to spend the
See Program - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian President Terry Burroughs (right) introduced his high
school friend now Judge Jerald Bryant (left) at the Rotarian
luncheon which was held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Judge Bryant
brought proof from their high school days in the form of a high
school portrait of Mr. Burroughs (center).







2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 17,2007


State regulators subpoena Allstate


Companies to
explain profits
By Brent Kallestad
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Flori-
da's insurance regulators have
subpoenaed the Allstate com-
panies for a January hearing to
explain why they want to boost
premiums in the wake of record
profits.
Gov. Charlie Crist, who cam-
paigned largely on getting prop-
erty insurance rates and hom-
eowners' taxes reduced, said
Tuesday that some insurance
companies he described as "te-
nacious and greedy" may be
violating Florida law.
Crist has been angry with the
industry for not lowering rates
as a new state law passed in
January was designed to do.
The nation's largest publicly
traded personal-lines insurer,
Allstate is on pace to exceed last


year's record profit of $5 billion.
It was to announce its third-
quarter earnings Wednesday.
Allstate spokesman Adam
Shores said Tuesday that the
company shares Crist's con-
cerns.
"We're all trying to work
through this and find solutions
that work for everyone," Shores
said. "We're committed to our
customers and the promise
we've made to them, to pay
their claims when a major ca-
tastrophe strikes and to do that
we need to have an appropriate
rate and an appropriate amount
of money in the bank."
Crist and Insurance Com-
missioner Kevin McCarty com-
plained Tuesday that Allstate
Floridian Indemnity and Allstate
Florida Insurance Company
are requesting rate increases of
about 28.3 percent and 41.9 per-
cent respectively.
The hearings for Allstate ex-


ecutives are scheduled for Jan.
15 and 16 at the Capitol.
McCarty also said Encompass
Floridian Indemnity is request-
ing a 38.4 percent increase, and
Encompass Floridian Insurance
Company is requesting an in-
crease of almost 39.7 percent.
"The insurance industry is
tenacious. They are greedy, they
are working hard and they are
skilled so we have to be just as
tenacious and work as hard,"
Crist said.
Earlier this month, State Farm
bowed to Florida regulators by
agreeing to lower rates by an av-
erage of 9 percent, give refunds
to make up for an overcharge,
and make it easier for some car
insurance customers to save
money.
Florida's largest private home
insurer, State Farm, has more
than 1 million policies in force
statewide. The company said its
rate decrease would be effective


"as soon as practical," and cus-
tomers would see the decreases
when they renew.
"There are a lot of compa-
nies believe it or not, that are ac-
tually dropping rates," Crist said
Tuesday.
Lawmakers in January passed
legislation that was meant to
force insurance companies to
lower their premiums.
Companies have said that
one of their biggest costs is
backup insurance, or reinsur-
ance, to protect them against
big losses. In January, lawmak-
ers made available cheaper
state reinsurance to alleviate the
need for insurers to purchase so
much private reinsurance. The
new law says the companies are
supposed to pass the savings on
to customers. But since then,
many companies, like Allstate,
have filed for higher rates, rather
than lower ones.


Jeb Bush speaks at fundraisers for S.C. group


By Seanna Adcox
Associated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- For-
mer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on
Tuesday helped raise roughly
$200,000 for a South Caro-
lina group pushing Gov. Mark
Sanford's agenda for less state
spending, school vouchers and
restructuring government in a
state where the chief executive
has limited power.
Bush and Sanford, both Re-
,publicans, made speeches at
three stops across South Caroli-
na to raise money for ReformSC,
a group helping Sanford take on
the GOP-controlled Legislature
with ads and mailings.
Sanford and South Carolina
legislators have been at odds
over several issues, including
state budget spending and re-
structuring to give the governor


Traffic
Continued From Page 1
She referred to these inci-
dents of passing a school bus as
"blow-bys."
Ms. Piper said 52 school
buses operate in Okeechobee
County every school day. Five of
these buses are for special needs
children. These buses travel ap-


Tax
Continued From Page 1
doubling the homestead exemp-
tion for primary homes to $50,000
and allowing homeowners to
keep the benefits of the 3 percent
Save Our Homes assessment cap
even if they move.
They also generally support a
proposal to give first-time home-
buyers a tax break and to give
small business owners an ex-
emption from property taxes for
equipment.
But the bill has grown beyond
what Crist has pushed for, with
GOP lawmakers adding on ad-
ditional measures to cut taxes
more. In addition to a tax cut for
low income seniors, there is also
a proposal to ease taxes on busi-
nesses on the waterfront, and
affordable housing projects, for
example.
While much of the proposal
wouldn't apply to school taxes,
several of the added-on measures
would. Legislative estimates are
that in all, the proposal could cost


Program
Continued From Page 1
weekend in jail. The punishments
graduate into greater sanctions
based on the non-compliance
with the program.
Judge Bryant gave several
examples of sanctions he had
placed on individuals recently.
One of those examples detailed a
participant that tested positive for
drugs. They were given an addi-
tional eight hours of community
service with the Florida Depart-
ment of Forestry.
Participants are required to
contact their counselor every day.
One participant neglected to call
his/her counselor for two days.
They received the assignment of
writing a 500 word essay on re-
sponsibility.
When the infractions from
the participants program deviate
repetitively or more significantly
Judge Bryant is forced to give
more severe penalties such as
jail time and even placing the of-
fender in residential treatment in
order to allow them to get help
with their drug addiction.


more control and accountability
over state agencies.
"If governors don't have the
power to lead, the institutional
power to lead, the state doesn't
progress to the extent that it
could," Bush told The (Spartan-
burg) Herald-Journal before an
event there. "Here's a guy who
has in his heart the desire to
change things for the better, and
he needs to be given the tools to
do it."
Supporters paid $500 per
ticket to hear Sanford and Bush
speak at three events closed to
the media. More than 400 people
were to attend, said ReformSC
organizer Chad Walldorf.
The group, launched in the
spring, has yet to decide specifi-
cally how and when to spend its
money, said Walldorf, a long-
time Sanford supporter and co-
founder of the restaurant Sticky


proximately 1.1 million miles
per year and transport approxi-
mately 4,600 kids every day.
According to the School Bus
Information Council (SBIC),
25 school-aged children were
killed as pedestrians in 2000 and
eight were killed as passengers.
Six children have been killed as
pedestrians in St. Lucie County
in the last two years, including
the Sept. 25 death of Kristopher


schools $1.2 billion.
"This bill is just getting too
big, just getting too complicated.
I admire and respect Gov. Crist.
I remember what he said he
wanted," said Senate Democratic
Leader Steve Geller, of Cooper
City. "We support exactly what
the governor says he wants. I
don't blame the governor. He
didn't add all these other Christ-
mas tree ornaments."
Whatever lawmakers come
up with, most want to put it on
the Jan. 29 presidential primary
ballot. That requires support from
75 percent of each chamber of
the Legislature, and that means
Republicans, who are just shy of
a two-thirds majority, must con-
vince some Democrats to support
the final proposal.
Geller and another Democrat,
Sen. Ted Deutch, of Boca Ra-
ton, both voted for the proposed
constitutional amendment in the
measure's final Senate commit-
tee stop Tuesday. But Geller said
it didn't mean they would vote for
it on the floor later in the week.
In fact, Geller said it was unlikely


At anytime, the offender has
the option to opt out of the Drug
Court program and be sentenced
as he/she would have been in the
traditional manner.
The mission of a drug court is
to stop the abuse of alcohol and
other drugs and related criminal
activity.
The rules in drug court are
based on the participant's perfor-
mance and are measurable. For
example, the participant appears
in court or does not; attends treat-
ment sessions or does not; and,
drug tests reveal drug use or ab-
stinence.
Prior to each session, the judge
meets with his team that consists
of the public defender prosecu-
tor, drug court coordinator, coun-
selors, evaluators and the deputy
clerk. He is then told about each
participant in the drug court pro-
gram and how they have com-
plied with their plan during the
past two weeks.
Their plan could include but
is not limited to any of the fol-
lowing: educational counseling;
residential treatment; obtaining
work; probation; group or indi-
vidual counseling; and random


Fingers.
Some legislators have said
they see the group as a way for
Sanford to target legislators who
are up for re-election and un-
'friendly to the governor's ideas.
House Speaker Bobby Harrell,
R-Charleston, has said Sanford
would accomplish more if he
tried to work with legislators
instead of constantly criticizing
them.
Sanford insisted he's not tar-
geting anyone.
"It ain't about me, and it ain't
about any single legislator," he
told The Associated Press. "It's
about these ideas this adminis-
tration's been about for some
time."
ReformSC is a way of "lever-
aging the message" directly to
voters, in hopes they will call
legislators and demand change,
Sanford said.


Huffman who was struck by a
motorist.
Ms. Piper went on to say in
the last 10 years an average of 29
school-aged children have been
killed yearly while getting on or
off a school bus. Those figures
came from the SBIC, she said.
Lt. Markham said state stat-
utes require motorists to stop for
a loading or unloading school
bus in those areas where there


either of them would support it
without some more changes to
address Democratic concerns.
In the Senate, Republican lead-
ers said they were open to Demo-
cratic concerns - and generally
were cool to a few efforts to add
more tax cuts on Tuesday.
Republicans in both cham-
bers said something needs to be
done to give people a significant
property tax cut, and some cau-
tioned against asking people to
vote on something that wouldn't
do enough.
"People in Florida are clam-
oring for relief," said Rep. David
Rivera, R-Miami. "I can't go to
a grocery store, a restaurant or
walk down my neighborhood
without someone telling me they
need property tax relief."
Rivera said the problem was
too big to do a little at a time
and urged his colleagues to hold
fast for relief that was "not just
piecemeal, but an entire tax relief
plan."
Crist said he was encouraged
by progress and said he has been
speaking with leaders of both par-


drug testing.
The judge then rewards prog-
ress or penalizes non-compli-
ance.
Judge Bryant uses a reward
system where he gives the indi-
viduals who usually haven't been
praised for many good things in
their lives with cards that read "I
soar with the eagles." This shows
the individual that they are ca-
pable of doing things above and
beyond what they've done in the
past, and it helps to raise their self
esteem.
Raising their self esteem, in
turn, helps in their completion of
the program and lowers the recid-
ivism of drug court participants to
13 to 15 percent. The recidivism
rate of those serving a traditional
probation is 52 percent.
The Drug Court system also
reduces taxes spent on jail time,
prison time and court costs.
According to Judge Bryant,
the annual cost for a jail bed
is $33,000 and a prison bed is
$21,000. The annual cost for the
Drug Court program per partici-
pant is only $2,500 to $4,000. This
is a substantial savings for the tax-
payers especially since the major-


,"Most people at a gut level
understand that maybe we're a
little bit behind the times in re-
gard to the way things are done
in South Carolina," Sanford told
The AP. But they can't explain
how, which is where ReformSC
comes in, he said.
"You've got. it make it more
real to that farmer out in Hamp-
ton County," Sanford said.
Sanford said he and the for-
mer Florida governor were
friends, and that he wished more
politicians were driven by their
philosophical beliefs.
"I certainly agree with the
need for reform," said Sumter
resident Henry McFaddin, who
attended the fundraiser at the
Governor's Mansion complex.
"It's about the evolution of South
Carolina. Bringing it up to stan-
dard."


is no raised median, unpaved
surface of 5 feet or more or no
physical barrier that separates
the lanes of travel.
"A paved turn lane does not
constitute a median," he added.
Locally, said both Ms. Piper
and Lt. Markham, there have
been no incidents of children
being hit by a motorist as they
either boarded or exited a
school bus.


ties, including a 5:45 a.m. phone
call to Geller.
"They're all trying to find the
best way to do what's right for the
people of Florida, and that's what
this is all about," Crist said.
House and Senate committees
approved the plans Tuesday and
both chambers were to begin
debating their proposals Wednes-
day. Each will likely change. They
have to reach an agreement by
the end of the month in order to
get a question on the January bal-
lot.
Cities and counties are deeply
concerned about a provision that
asks voters to require the state
Legislature to put limits on their
ability to raise taxes. Lawmakers
from small, poor counties are
particularly concerned that taking
away significant amounts of their
tax revenue could leave them un-
able to provide services.
And environmentalists are
worried that cuts to taxes that
support Water Management
.Districts could hamper work to
cleanup the Everglades.
Associated Press writer David Royse
contributed to this report.


ity of the cost for the Drug Court
is paid by the participant as a part
of their program.
The Okeechobee system is
currently just for adult misde-
meanor offenders. Future plans
are to extend the program to a
felony drug court, juveniles and
family drug court.
Okeechobee is the second
misdemeanor Drug Court in the
circuit, and one of about six in
the state.
Judge Bryant thanked Sharon
Robertson, the clerk of court for
all of her and her staff's hard work
at helping to create this program.
He also showed his appreciation
to Judge Roby for allowing the
creation of the Drug Court.
Judge Bryant extended an in-
vitation for citizens to come ob-
serve the Drug Court in action
which meets every other Tuesday
at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse. The next ses-
sion will be Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caullargnewszaD.com.


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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
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 Com-
missioner's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county exten-
sion 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, Dec. 5, 2007, from
1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the County
Commission Chambers at the Okeechobee Commission Cham-
bers, 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 is-
sues 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
office at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan(my-
floridahouse.gov, no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.

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


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Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms through midnight. The low will be in the lower 70s.
The wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be from the
southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is
40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 30 per-
cent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with the lows in the lower 70s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 80s.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 3


Man gets 12 years in molestation case


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
found guilty of sexually molest-
ing his 10-year-old daughter and
was sentenced to serve 12 years
in prison on Tuesday morning.
Circuit Court
Judge Sherwood
Bauer told Car-
los Garcia Jr., 30,
that he will also
have to serve
18 years proba-
tion and will
be labeled as a
sexual predator. Carlos
Garcia received Garcia, Jr.
credit for the 290
days he has already served in the
Okeechobee County Jail.
"This case was unique in the
way it came about," said Judge
Bauer prior to sentencing Garcia.
Garcia was arrested by De-
tective Shane Altman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office on Dec. 4, 2006, after he


voluntarily went to the sheriff's
office to tell what had happened.
He was joined by his wife and
pastor.
Because he turned himself in,
told Detective Altman that he had
a problem and showed remorse
both the state and Judge Bauer
showed leniency on Garcia.
Detective Altman charged Gar-
cia with capital sexual battery and
lewd and lascivious molestation
on a child under the age of 12.
However, because of Garcia's ac-
tions and remorse, the capital sex-
ual battery charge was dropped
and the man was sentenced on
the molestation charge. He also
used his cell phone to take a pho-
tograph of his daughter as she
performed a sex act.
"The state gave you a big
benefit by not prosecuting you
for capital sexual battery," Judge
Bauer told Garcia, who stood be-
fore him in his jail-issued orange
jumpsuit. "You ended up com-


ing to law enforcement, which is
quite unusual. I have to give you
credit for that."
Following his release from pris-
on, Garcia will also be required to
wear an electronic monitoring
device.
"Had you gone to trial, you
would have received life," the
judge told Garcia.
Capital sexual battery is a
mandatory life sentence.
"To your benefit, although
a day late, you were asking for
help," said Judge Bauer.
In his taped confession played
in open court, Garcia told Detec-
tive Altman this was the first time
he had ever acted on his urges
and that he knows he has a prob-
lem. He also told the detective
that he wants help.
"I know it shouldn't have hap-
pened," Garcia told the detective.
"I stopped because I knew it was
wrong."
In his confession he said the


actual molestation only lasted a
few seconds.
I In a follow-up interview, Gar-
cia admitted to Detective Altman
that he had taken the photo. He
said his wife saw it and then con-
fronted him.
"She was angry and wanted
me to leave," he said.
In addressing the court prior to
Garcia being sentenced, Assistant
State Attorney Ashely Albright
recommended that the man be
sentenced to 20 years in prison
on the molestation charge.
"Apparently he's known he
has a problem and has struggled
with it," said Mr. Albright.
He went on to say that the evi-
dence indicates that this was an
isolated case, "... but he knows
he has a problem."
Garcia was also ordered to pay
court and all applicable costs. If
he chooses, he will have 30 days
to appeal.


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
(DOC).
* Mildred Hardison, 33, N.W.
Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 15 by Corporal Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation - driving under
the influence. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
* Beau Asher Emley, 24, N.W.


23rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of drug offender
probation, violation of probation
- driving under the influence, vio-
lation of probation - possession
of cocaine, violation of probation
- possession of a controlled sub-
stance and violation of probation
- possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell. He is being held with-
out bond.
* Ernesto Urbina, 34, N.W.
First St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 15 by Cpl. Aric Ma-
jere on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation - burglary of


a structure, violation of proba-
tion - grand theft and violation
of probation - dealing in stolen
property. He is being held with-
out bond.
* Kenneth Ryan Muscanera,
23, S.W. 10th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 15 by Cpl. Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with
violation of probation - leaving
the scene of an accident with per-
sonal injury. His bond was set at
$10,000.
* Chester Chisholm, 67, N.E.
13th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 15 by Deputy Roy Gil-
christ on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of failure to appear - pur-


chase of a controlled substance
and the misdemeanor of failure to
appear - possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams. His bond was
set at $10,000.
* Marshall Logan Coker, 18,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Oct.
15 by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force on a charge of posses-
sion of oxycodone. His bond was
set at $1,000.
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.


Judge urges appeals court to review custody case quickly


By Laura Wides-Munoz
AP Hispanic Affairs Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- A judge post-
poned a hearing Tuesday in a
custody dispute over a 5-year-old
Cuban girl while both sides file
appeals, and she urged the higher
court to review the drawn-out case
as quickly as possible.
Last month, Circuit Judge Jeri
B. Cohen ruled that the Cuban fa-
ther, Rafael Izquierdo, is a fit parent
whodid' nt abandon his daughter"


when her mother brought her to
the U.S. in 2005. He wants to bring
her back to Cuba.
Cohen delayed the hearing on
whether the girl would be endan-
gered if she were removed from
her foster family and returned to
Cuba with Izquierdo, his wife and
her 7-year-old half sister. Florida
child welfare officials are trying to
keep her here and want Florida's
3rd District Court of Appeal to get
involved.
"..On 'my hands and knees I


am begging them to hear the. is-
sues on an expedited basis for the
sake of the child, the families, her
brother, for everyone involved,"
Cohen said.
State attorneys filed a notice
of appeal Monday with the appel-
late court. They want to overrule
Cohen's decision on lzquierdo's
ability as a parent.
The state also contends the
girl's well-being would be harmed
if'she wAs' taken' frm 'her Miami
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brother by a different father.
The father's attorneys say that
since lzquierdo is fit, there are
no grounds for an endangerment
hearing.
"Otherwise, we would never
take children from good foster par-
ents," Izquierdo attorney Ira Kurz-
ban said outside court. He filed his
own appeal Tuesday with the 3rd
District.


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WAKE UP: Yes I am just an American citizen, I'm not into any politics,
but when Chavez meets with Castro for secret 3-4 hour meetings and
then Putin of Russia goes to Iran to meet with Ahmadinejad, something is
up. President Bush better wake up, instead of worrying about Iraq, I think
we have other worries. Because if they hit us from the South, the east and
from the west, what are we going to do about it? Something needs to be
done. Wake up President Bush.

INVESTIGATE: Queen Elizabeth or Queen Liz, I watched the movie
last night. If you have the opportunity, please watch. I had forgotten that
Queen Elizabeth as a young girl in the Second World War was a mechan-
ic. She worked on ambulances and other vehicles. Should the investiga-
tors be checking into this? We have lost so many of our precious young
people, such as Princess Diana, and John Kennedy Jr. and what about all
of our young people in Iran and Iraq? We need to find out why these kids
are being killed.

CHARITY: There are so many organizations seeking funding and
most folks don't have a lot to give, so we do want to be careful to give
where the money will do the most good. For example, when people are
just standing in front of the grocery store asking for donations, you can't
tell if they are really raising money for a particular cause or not. If it is a
legitimate donation to a nonprofit, I should be able to write a check and
have a receipt for tax purposes.

RETHINK STRATEGY: To the letter writer, can't we 'all just live in
peace? To each his own! I would think your God would like to see all
people come together and not hate each other for how we live or feel.
Pat Cooper's abstinence policy is not working. I see pregnant teens or
teens with babies all over this town. We need to rethink our strategies.
I think it's sad these babies are being raised by grandparents instead of
their parents. Imagine a planet at peace. It's hard but if we tried it may
one day happen.

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Community Events

Main Street plans monthly mixer
Okeechobee Abstract and Title Insurance Company and
Quality Air Conditioning will host the Okeechobee Main Street
Monthly Mixer on Wednesday Oct. 17 from 5:30 to- 8 pm. They
will be celebrating and showing our support for Okeechobee
High School's upcoming Homecoming. Attendee's are encour-
aged to wear purple 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 com-
munity and local supporters to participate in their homecom-
ing week festivities by decorating your businesses and homes
in purple and gold. To extend the "Purple Wave" the school is
encouraging everyone 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. Homecom-
ing week activities that the students 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.

VFW has karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on Oct.
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 mem-
bers of bands. For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-9002
or Bill at (863) 763-0818.



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 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.
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) 634-4780.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Bas-
inger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until I
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.;
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.


that our visitors to Okeechobee
know that they have arrived in
"Brahman Country."
A new tradition is that we are
opening one of our fields for tail
gate parties prior to the game.
Come out and grill a hamburger
or hot dog before the game and
socialize with other Brahman


supporters.
Thank you for your continued
support of Okeechobee High
School, our future leaders of this
wonderful community.
Go Brahmansl
Toni Wiersma, Principal


Community Events

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.

Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W.
301h Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W. 144th Drive and turn
left at the flashing light. Go west two miles and follow the signs to
the Center. For information call (863) 763-4630.

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) 763-3117. 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.rp. 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-
2930, or e-mail Cheryl(5oacenterprises.com.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 LIFESTYLES


Hannah

Gabrielle

Williams
Kevin and Katharine Williams
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Hannah Gabrielle.
She was born on May 19, 2007
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. She
weighed 7 lbs 14 ounces and was
19 % inches long at birth.
Hannah was welcomed home
by her sister Rachel.
Maternal grandparents are
Susan Berger and Phil and Lori
Berger of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Lester and Patricia Williams of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Ruth
Thomas of Okeechobee.


Jacob David

and Casey,

Robert.

Schoenfeld
Jenny and Heath Schoenfeld
of Vero Beach are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their sons, Ja-
cob David and Casey Robert.
They were born on July 18,
2007 at Indian River Memorial
Hospital in Vero Beach. Jacob
weighed 4 lbs 9 ounces and was
17 % inches long at birth. Casey
weighed 4 lbs 5 ounces and was
17 �/4 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Pat and David Wemmer of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Don-
na Schoenfeld and the Late Bobby
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Kylie Becnel and David Durrance to wed in November.


Becnel-

Durrance
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Becnel
of Jacherie, La., are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Kylie Marie to Cpl. David
S. Durrance of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is son
of David J. Durrance and Lauraine
Everett of Okeechobee.


The wedding is planned for
Nov. 30,2007 in Thibodeux, La.
The bride to be is a graduate of
Saint James High School in Saint
James, La. She is also a gradu-
ate of Nichols State University in
Louisiana. She is employed as a
public accountant.
The groom is a 2000 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School.
He is medically retired from the
U.S.M.C.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Mobile, Ala.


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sister Dorothy who stood by him
with her help.
Now we are hoping God will
heal our son, Sam Bass, of Boones-
ville, Ark., who had surgery on his
neck, but now is temporarily un-
able to use his left arm.
We thank all of you for the love
and support everyone has shown.
Ray and Faye Conner


Wednesday, Oct. 17: Stu-
dents have been asked to dress
as superheroes. Lunch activities
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; se-
niors, "Present" -- camouflage.
Lunch activities will include "Punc-
ture the Cat" and "Help Rescue
your Class." The idea of the punc-
ture the cat game is to throw darts
at the panther and pop the bal-
loons. The class that can pop the
most balloons wins.


The Dinner
Diva


'/ Leanne
Ely

I had to turn the heat on this
morning, much to my delight.
We've been going through an.
unusually long and hot summer
here in North Carolina, complete
with a drought that has caused
landscapes to droop and lawns to
brown across the state.
And while we really need some
rain, we at least have cooler tem-
peratures...finally! To celebrate, I
decided a good pot of soup was in
order. With colds and flu being just
around the corner, having a good
dose of garlic in your soup will help
you fight those cooties!
So if the temperatures are start-
ing to dip where you live and you
want to celebrate the end of sum-
mer and the start of fall with soup,
here is a favorite soup of mine to
celebrate with:
Garlic Vegetable Soup
Serves 6


The annual homecoming pep
rally and bonfire will take place on
school grounds. These activities
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 sched-
ule is as follows:
11 a.m. - All floats must be
ready to be escorted to the staging
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 re-
union 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 Homecoming
Queen and Homecoming King will
be announced.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small chopped onion
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 medium stalks celery,
chopped
1/4 medium head cabbage,
chopped
6 cups low sodium chicken
broth
2 (14.5-oz.) cans diced toma-
toes
3 cups water
3 cloves garlic, pressed
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large saucepan
with a tight-fitting lid over medium
heat; saute onions, carrots, celery
and cabbage for about 5 minutes,
stirring well. Raise heat to high and
add broth, tomatoes and water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low,
cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.
Remove from heat and add garlic
and salt and pepper to taste.
NUTRITION per serving: 110
Calories; 6g Fat; 6g Protein; 8g
Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;
Omg Cholesterol; 793mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1/2
Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
Points: 2
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve
with a big spinach salad and grilled
cheese sandwiches for a hearty and
healthy meal.


Thank you
We would like to express
our thanks to God and our
friends, neighbors and especially
Okeechobee Christian Church
for the many prayers and visits as
Raymond Conner experienced the
second surgery on his left hip. He is
doing wonderfully and we are sure
it is because of the many prayers.
We are also most grateful for his


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Colleges' investments net good returns


By Justin Pope
AP Education Writer
Colleges and universities raked
in money by the billions last year.
But their investing success now
has a price - a movement in
Congress to force the wealthiest
schools to spend more of their
money to keep down tuition.
In recent weeks, a string of
colleges and universities have an-
nounced enviable investment re-
sults. Leading the way was Yale,
which earned 28 percent over the
year ending June 30, increasing
the school's endowment to $22.5
billion overall.
Harvard, the world's wealthi-
est university with $34.9 billion,
beat the market again with a 23
percent return. There also were
good returns for smaller schools
such as Bowdoin (24.4 percent)
and William & Mary (19.2 per-
cent).
But while those numbers were
coming out, some members of
the Senate Finance Committee
in Washington were wondering
aloud why the rise in endowments


isn't stemming tuition increases.
At a hearing last month, lawmak-
ers batted around the idea of forc-
ing at least some of the wealthier
colleges to spend more savings
on reducing costs.
"Senators, what would your
constituents say if gasoline cost
$9.15 a gallon?" Lynne Munson,
an adjunct fellow at the Center for
College Affordability and Produc-
tivity in Washington told the com-
mittee. "Or if the price of milk was
over $15? That is how much those
items would cost if their price had
gone up at the same rate that tu-
ition has since 1980."
In the mid-1990s, a billion-
dollar endowment was a mark
of the financial elite, a club with
just 17 schools in its ranks. By last
year, 62 colleges had hit the mark.
Within a few years there will like-
ly be 100.
Private foundations are re-
quired by law to spend at least
5 percent of their endowments
each year on their missions, but
public charities - a category that
includes colleges - face no such


requirement. Holding colleges to
the same standard is an idea that
clearly interests Iowa Republican
Sen. Charles Grassley, the minor-
ity leader of the Senate Finance
Committee and Capitol Hill's clos-
est scrutinizer of non-profits.
"It'd be good to see the very
elite institutions, with the richest
endowments, take the lead and
create a ripple effect throughout
higher education to make college
more affordable for everyone,"
he said in a statement. It's un-
clear right now, both Republicans
and Democrats say, whether the
proposal will make it out of the
committee, which is considering
several ideas related to taxes and
higher education.
In fact, colleges spent on aver-
age 4.6 percent from their endow-
ments last year, according to the
latest figures from National Asso-
ciation of College and University
Business Officers.
But if the billionaire colleges
alone spent the full 5 percent, that
would mean'an extra $1.5 billion
available annually for financial
aid, calculates Michael Dannen-


berg, director of education policy
at the New America Foundation,
a Washington think-tank. He says
such a requirement would be fair,
given that colleges are allowed
to invest tax-free. That perk has
boosted many endowments by
billions and carries an obligation
to public service.
Higher education officials
were angry they weren't allowed
to speak out against the proposal
at a hearing last month, but sub-
mitted their own testimony last
week, arguing they spend plenty
on public service and that en-
dowments aren't simply savings
accounts that can be tapped at
any time for any reason.
Many endowment funds come
with strings attached by donors
on how they can be used.
Colleges also have to budget
prudently, taking market swings
into account, and they try to
avoid big jumps in spending just
because the market did well in
a particular year. But by sticking
to gradual adjustments, they can
look stingy.


Obituaries


Mary Ellen Sullivan
Mary Ellen Sullivan, age 91 of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Oct.
14, 2007 at her residence. Born
Nov. 5,1915 in Kansas City, Mo., to
Harry and Louise Hagan, she has
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1987. She was a member
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Widow and Widowers and the
KOA. She enjoyed playing cards
and swimming.
She is preceded in death by
her husbands, Duke Sullivan and
John Creamer; son and daughter
in law, Mike and Susan Sullivan
and grandson, Brendan Sullivan.
She is survived by her grand-
daughter, Carmen Sevier Sullivan;
great granddaughters, Karianna
and Kallista Sullivan. In addition
she is survived by many nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel at
3 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be
made to Hospice of Okeechobee,
P.O. Box 1548, 34973.
All arrangements are under
+- the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


, .- - -


Robert Allen Johnson
Robert Allen Johnson, age 79
died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 in Raul-
erson Hospital in Okeechobee.
Born Oct. 12, 1928 in Madison,
Ohio, he had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1982 and was
a member of the Okeechobee
Moose Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his
sisters; Dorothy and Shirley.
He is survived by his wife, Cleo
of Okeechobee; daughter, Patsy
(Daniel) Krouse of Okeechobee;
and brother, Richard of Madison,
Ohio. In addition he is survived by
18 grandchildren and several great
grandchildren.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Barney Thomas
Scruggs
Barney Thomas Scruggs, age 82
of Okeechobee died Tuesday, Oct.
16, 2007 in Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Born May 1, 1925 in
Jasper, Ala., he had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 59


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years, Lillie C. Scruggs; son, Bobby
Joe Scruggs; daughter, Dianne
Scruggs all of Okeechobee; broth-
ers� Lehman (Peggy) Scruggs of
Alabama, Jim (Shirley) Scruggs
of Lake Port, Eugene (Dorothy)
Scruggs of Alabama, and sister
Dorothy Boshell of Alabama. In ad-
dition he is survived by a grandson,
Kevin Cutts of Belle Glade.
The family has no service plans
at this time.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Wayne L. Arthurhultz
Wayne L. Arthurhultz, age 89
died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007
at Grace Village in Winona Lake,
Ind. Born to Franklin and Mattie
Arthurhultz in Muskegon, Mich., on
Sept. 14,1918.
He served under General Ma-
cArthur in the Philippines in World
War II and retired from the Excel
Corporation in Elkhart, Ind., after
40 years as an electrician for the
company.
A faithful member of the Grace
Brethren Church in Okeechobee
and in Osceola, Ind., he loved
Okeechobee for his church family,
his friends at River Bend Park, and
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hours in Minnesota, Michigan, In-
diana and Florida engaged in this
lifelong hobby.
He was a winter resident and
returned to Indiana to reside at the
Grace retirement Village.
He was predeceased by his
wives, Mabel and Julia; three sisters
and one brother.
He is survived by son, Michael
(Karen) Arthurhultz of Elkhart,
Ind.; daughters, Karen (Robert)
Rieffel of Okeechobee; Becky Shaf-
fer of Gainesville; six grandchil-
dren, Andrea (Michael) Croslyn
of Evansville, Ind.; David (Julie)
Rieffel of St. Charles, Mo.; Kate
Shaffer of Columbus, Ohio, Cristie
(John) Osborn and Nathan and
Jessica Arthurhultz of Elkhart, Ind.
Their seven great-grandchildren
are: Corinne, Nicholas, and Cooper
Croslyn; Karen Anne.and Ryan Rief-
fel, and Paige and Olivia Osborn.
Visitation was Sunday afternoon
and the funeral- service was Mon-
day, Oct. 15, in Osceola, Indiana.
Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial
Gardens also in Osceola, Indiana.
Memorial Contributions may be
made to the American Bible Soci-
ety or the Grace Brethren Church.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Zimmerman-Inman
Funeral Home in Osceola Indiana.


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Wall Street retreats as oil prices jump


By Madlen Read
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) --_ Wall
Street sank for a second straight
session Tuesday after Federal Re-
serve Chairman Ben Bernanke
said the slumping housing mar-
ket remains a "significant drag"
on the economy.
Bernanke's speech Monday
night in New York elevated con-
cerns that the summer's credit
tightness might persist into the
winter - a sobering thought for
investors, who are sifting through
mixed third-quarter earnings and
watching energy costs rise.
"First of all, the worry is we're
getting more bad news on hous-
ing. No. 2 is higher oil prices.
That's a pretty bad combination,"
said Hugh Johnson, chief invest-
ment officer of Johnson Illington
Advisors.
Crude oil prices briefly spiked
to a record above $88 a barrel
Tuesday, and a National Associa-
tion of Home Builders' index that
tracks developers' expectations
of future home sales fell for the
eighth consecutive month .to the
lowest point since January 1985.
Johnson added: "Of particular
concern were the comments by
Bernanke. That sort of injected
a fairly high level of uncertainty
into the economic and earnings
outlook. That comes at a time
when earnings results are not
particularly exciting - in fact, are
dismal."
The Dow Jones industrial av-
erage and the Standard & Poor's
500 index posted their biggest
point drops in five weeks Mon-
day, after Citigroup Inc. reported
a steep third-quarter profit de-
cline and announced plans with
a consortium of banks to set up
a fund to help bail out the credit
markets.
Then Tuesday, Wells Fargo &


AP photo/Richard Drew
Traders James Maguire Jr, left, and Gerard Farco, right, watch the numbers as they work on
the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 16. Wall Street extended its retreat
Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the night before that the slump-
ing housing market remains a "significant drag" on the economy.


Co. shares fell more than 3 per-
cent after the bank said third-
quarter earnings increased less
than analysts anticipated and that
it boosted loan loss reserves in
anticipation of further problems
in consumer credit. KeyCorp
shares declined more than 5 per-
cent after the Midwest regional
bank posted a 33 percent drop in
third-quarter profit.
In mid-afternoon trading, the
Dow fell 60.07, or 0.43 percent, to
13,924.73.
Broader indicators also fell.
The S&P 500 index slid 7.28, or
0.47 percent, to 1,541.43, and the
NASDAQ composite index dipped
6.59, or 0.24 percent, to 2,773.46.
Bond prices rose as investors
pulled money out of stocks, and
the yield on the 10-year Treasury
note fell to 4.64 percent from 4.68


percent at Monday's close. Bond
prices and yields move in oppo-
site directions. The dollar rose
against most currencies. Gold
also rose.
On Tuesday, Treasury Secre-
tary Henry Paulson echoed Ber-
nanke's sentiments, saying the
housing market is a significant
risk to the economy. Bernanke
had said Monday the deepening
housing slump will probably keep
dragging on economic growth.
Still, Bernanke again pledged
to "act as needed" to help finan-
cial markets that seized up this
summer, and said inflation re-
mains in check. Inflation could
be a key factor for policymakers
when deciding whether to cut in-
terest rates for the second month
in a row at their Oct. 30-31 meet-
ing.


While core inflation - which
excludes volatile food and energy
prices - is mild, oil prices are
pushing further into record terri-
tory on speculation about supply
disruptions.
Crude futures rose $1.38 to
$87.51 a barrel on the New York
Mercantile Exchange, after briefly
surpassing $88.
Declining issues outnumbered
advancers by 2 to I on the New
York Stock Exchange. Volume
came to a fairly light 804.23 mil-
lion shares.
Overseas, Japan's Nikkei stock
average fell 1.27 percent and
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index
fell 1.98 percent. Britain's FTSE
100 fell 0.45 percent, Germany's
DAX index fell 0.09 percent, and
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Church News in Brief


Church of Christ to hold clothing give-away
The Okeechobee Church of Christ will be having a clothing give away
on Saturday, Oct. 28, at their church building, 1401 S. Parrot Ave. from
8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited. For information call (863) 763-
4477.

Church of God holds annual fall festival
The Bassinger Church of God, 16050 Hwy 98 N., will hold their annual
fall festival on Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
There will be a cake auction at 11:30, games, prizes, a dunk tank, fun
house, popcorn and snow cones. There will be chicken dinners for a $5
donation .- adult and hotdogs and chips for $2.50 donation for the chil-
dren. All proceeds will go to help Connie Spivey and family for medical
expenses. For information call (863) 467-1503.

Lighthouse Refuge, Inc., presents dinner and
gospel sing
The Lighthouse Refuge, Inc. presents a dinner and gospel sing at the
First Baptist Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6
p.m. There will be a barbecue chicken dinner. The gospel sing will fea-
ture Buckhead Ridge Christian Church Praise Band, Michael Perrault and
New Ground. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 each. Take
out can be picked up between 4 and 6 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
for information call Donna Dean at (863) 357-2106 or (863) 801-9201. All
proceeds will go to a women's shelter.

Church to Unmask Heroes
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee would like to welcome all
families with children, fifth grade and under to Heroes Unmasked, a no-
fear fall festival Bible adventure at the R.O.C. (Recreation Outreach Cen-
ter), 310 S.W Fifth Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8 p.m. There
will be costumed bible heroes, carnival games, food, candy and more.
For information call the Church office at (863) 763-2171.


Church plans Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Second
St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian author, Marion
Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets cost
$5 which includes lunch. For information, contact Cheri Watford at the
church office (863) 7634021 or Regina Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for
tickets.

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

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.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time - a morning of free organized Christian activities that in-
cludes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.

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


Dinner to benefit food pantry
The Okeechobee Presbyterian church will hold their fall dinner on
Saturday, Oct. 27. Seatings are at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., with take out. Menu is
roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, carrots, gelatin salad,
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Central Elementary students learn about fire safety


First Graders
at Central El-
ementary have
been learn-
ing about fire
safety. We had
visitors from the
fire fighters and the Forest Rang-
ers. We enjoyed a walk through
the ambulance. Everyone was
thrilled to hear the sirens close
up. Some of us even had the op-
portunity to spray foam from the
Forest Ranger's truck.
The fire department put on a
puppet show for us with some
interesting characters who
taught us to: STOP, DROP and
ROLL, stay down crawl out, and
not to play with matches. We
also learned that it's important
to have a smoke detector and to
check the batteries. Our fami-
lies should also have a meeting
place in case of fire. Where will
your family meet?
First Graders enjoyed a
field trip to the Public Library.
Thanks to Ms. Pat for sharing
some wonderful books. Parents,
do you have a library card? You
can check out books and videos.
You can even use computers. All
of this is free. The Public Library
is a great place to visit.


Of course our trip to Dairy
Queen was a yummy experi-
ence.
We have been studying and
writing about living and non-liv-
ing things.
In math we have learned to
add using a number line, count-
ing on and doubles. Students
are reaching their 60th Step in
100 Book Challenge. Keep read-
ing!
Students of the Week are: El-
exxus Espada, Jasmin Montalvo,
Rocky Resendiz, Hannah Harp-
er, Jasmine Lamb, Saul Arroyo,
Autumn Allen, Zachary Lamb,
Nicholas Williams, Xavier Peter-
son, Troy Vest, Miguel Sanchez,
Tyla Harper, Annibelle Hectrick,
Qwanaza Dingle, and Antonio
Bustos
Birthdays: Adrian Chavez,
Kaitlyn McKay, Emily Garrard,
Zachary Lamb, Gage Ingram,
Benjamin Williams, Nicholas
Williams
Mrs. Greseth's second grade
class has been working hard
on addition and subtraction
in Math. They have learned all
about Christopher Columbus
and his important discovery. In
Science they just had fun doing
experiments with magnets. In


Reading we read The Enormous
Turnip, and then the students
wrote their own stories, includ-
ing The Enormous Piece of
Candy, and The Extremely Hard
Math Problem.
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week: Haley Bryner
and Skylar Casian. Way to go!
Do you know how many dif-
ferent strategies there are for an-
swering an addition problem?
Well, our second graders have
been hard at work learning mul-
tiple strategies to help them with
adding as well as subtracting.
In Science, we just finished
our chapter on energy and how
we get it. We also talked about
the food pyramid and why it's
important.
Congratulations to Julie
Ybanez who has the most 100
Book Challenge steps! Con-
gratulations also to the students
of the week: Amber Lowry and
Yiselt Pineda!
Don't forget that the 9 Weeks
ends October 18th. Make sure
your mom or dad are signing
your 100 Book Challenge folder
for every 15 minutes you read at
home.
Miss Prevatt's class has been
working very hard on their 100


book challenge; some students
have already reached 80 steps.
Keep Reading!!! We have been
learning alot about nouns, fact
families and energy. We also
celebrated Columbus Day by
making Christopher Columbus
on his ship. We have also made
bats and candy corn for Hal-
loween. Congratulations to our
students of the week: Kaitlyn
Hoyle, Ruby Buster, Dalton Stan-
dridge, and Shawna Peacock.
Happy Birthday to Tommy Cruz
and Kaitlyn Hoyle.
Mrs. Whiteside's class has
been decorating for Hallow-
een. The students painted bats,
witches, ghosts, and other scary
creatures. They have also creat-
ed some fall trees with beautiful-
ly colored leaves. Since we don't
get to see those pretty trees here
in Florida we looked at some
pictures of autumn trees.
The class just finished a So-
cial Studies unit on Hispanic
Heritage Month. The students
learned about many famous
Hispanic Americans such as Jai-
me Esclante, Roberto Clemente,
and Rita Moreno. It was inspir-
ing to learn about all of their ac-
complishments.
Congratulations to the stu-
dents of the week: Ivy Campbell


and Pricila Garza!

Second Grade
B.A.S.E.
Can you believe that people
used to think the world was
flat? Well, we know that is not
true because of great explorers
like Christopher Columbus. The
kids in 2nd Grade B.A.S.E. have
been busy learning map and
globe skills. They have also en-
joyed learning a song about the
7 continents on the globe and
that "Never Eat Soggy Worms"
is a fun way to remember where
north, south, east, and west are
on the map.
In Science, we just finished
our weather chapter and have
learned a lot of big words like
evaporation, condensation, and
precipitation. All of the kids
had a super time being meteo-
rologist and keeping track of the
weather in Spanish.
A great big hooray to Taylor
Jorden who now has the most
100 Book Challenge Steps! And
3 cheers to the following Stu-
dents of the Week: Mariah Agu-
irres, Hunter Strickland, Taylor
Jorden, and Rudy Juarez. Thank
you for all of your hard work


and super citizenship!
Don't forget that the 9 Weeks
ends October 18"'. Make sure
you have met you're A.R. Goal
and that mom or dad are signing
your 100 Book Challenge folder
for every 15 minutes you read at
home.

Fourth Grade
Mr. Goff's class is still work-
ing very hard to memorize our
multiplication facts. We will be
taking a hot pencils multiplica-
tion test every week and we
want to be able to score a 100%
every time we take it. In math
we have been studying chap-
ter 5 which deals with telling
time. In science we are learning
about heat and light. In reading
we are reading a play called The
Baker's Neighbor. It is about
two people who live in a small
village. One is a baker and the
other is his neighbor. They get
into a dispute and have to go be-
fore a judge to settle the dispute.
We are also working hard on
meeting our Accelerated Reader
goal. In writing we are working
hard on making our expository
writings very descriptive. We are
also working on making sure the
stories are well elaborated.


Florida State professors help develop autism Web site


By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) -- What's so
unusual about a baby fascinated
with spinning a cup, or a tod-
dler flapping his hands, or a pre-
schooler walking on her toes?
Parents and even doctors
sometimes miss these red flags
for autism, but a new online video
"glossary" makes them startlingly
clear.
A new Web site, which a
Florida State University professor
helped create, offers dozens of
video clips of autistic kids con-
trasted with unaffected children's
behavior. Some of the side-by-
side differences can make you
gasp. Others are more subtle.
The free site, debuting Mon-
day, also defines and depicts
swimmingg," "echolalia" and
other confusing-sounding terms
that describe autistic behavior.
Stimming refers to repetitive,
self-stimulating or soothing be-


havior including hand-flapping
and rocking that autistic children.
sometimes do in reaction to light,
sounds or excitement. Echolalia
is echoing or repeating someone
else's words or phrases, some-
times out of context.
The new site is sponsored by
two nonprofit advocacy groups:
Autism Speaks and First Signs.
They hope the site will promote
early diagnosis and treatment,
which can help young children-
with autism lead more normal
lives.
Pediatrician Dr. Michael Was-
serm,an cautioned that the site
might lead some parents to need-
lessly fret about normal behavior
variations, and said they shouldn't
use it to try to diagnose their own
kids.
"Just as there's a spectrum in
autism... there's a spectrum in
normal development," said Was-
serman, with Ochsner Medical
- Center in New Orleans. "Children


don't necessarily develop in a
straight line."
But Amy Wetherby, a Florida
State professor of communica-
tions disorders who helped cre-
ate the site, noted that some-
times "parents are the first to be
concerned and the doctors aren't
necessarily worried. This will
help give them terms to take to
the doctor and say, 'I'm worried
about it."
And while the children shown
in the "Red Flags" video clips on
the site have been diagnosed
with some form of autism, the
sponsors note that not all chil-
dren who behave this way have
something wrong. In fact, the be-
haviors in some of the short video
clips - when viewed individually
- look fairly normal.
The important thing is to seek
medical help if a child does ex-
hibit persistent unusual behavior,
to either rule out autism or get an
early diagnosis, said Alison Singer


of Autism Speaks:
Added Wetherby, "We now
know that one out of 150 children
has autism, or one out of 94 boys.
It's not a rare disability. We also
know that early intervention is
critical."
The site was to be available to
the public starting Monday on the
Autism Speaks Web site http://
www.autismspeaks.org.
Several autism specialists who
reviewed it at the request of The
Associated Press called it an un-
usually helpful tool for parents
and doctors.
"The moving pictures speak
a million words," said Dr. Edwin
Cook, an autism researcher and
educator at the University of Illi-
nois at Chicago.
"Not only do I see this as useful
for the general public and for par-
ents who, might be wondering ...
but I will frankly be using it for ed-
ucation" and training, Cook said.
He has received research funding


from Autism Speaks but has no
connection to the new site.
Stefanie Voss of Tallahassee,
said it will be a great tool "for par-
ents who are in the situation that
I was in three years ago, which
is, 'I'm not sure if something's
wrong with my child.'"
She -said she asked her pe-
diatrician about her son Nicholas
when he was 14 months old and
was told he didn't show "the clas-
sic signs" of autism.
"He did smile and have eye
contact, but what I've learned
since is those aren't the only red
flags," Voss said.
Nicholas didn't point, wave,
or demonstrate any other non-
verbal communication. He'd also
spend hours opening and closing
cabinet doors or spinning plastic
bowls on the floor.
She eventually took him to
Florida State where he was diag-
nosed at age 17 months and in-
tervention began, Nicholas:is fea-


tured in a video clip on the site.
With speech lessons, physi-
cal therapy and behavior training
several hours daily, he's now af-
fectionate, social, talking, walking
and in preschool.
"It shows you that all your hard
work and early intervention pays
off," Voss said.
Dr. Karen Ballaban-Gil, a pedi-
atric neurology specialist at Mon-
tefiore Medical Center in New
York, said the site "will be doing
a real service."
The site will eventually feature
a section on autism treatments
and Ballaban-Gill said the only
scientifically sound ones are in-
tensive behavior training. Oth-
ers, including special diets, are
unproven and should not be in-
cluded, she said.
Singer said there is no decision
yet on which treatments will be
added to the site.
Florida State University Center for
Autism and Related Disorders: ihtMl9/
autism.fsu.4d4Y.'


Crist recognizes Hispanic Heritage contest winners


TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist announced the
winners of the Hispanic Heritage
Month Excellence in Education
Award and student essay contest.
The educators and students will
be honored at this evening's an-
nual celebration of Hispanic Heri-
tage Month, "Florida: A Tapestry
of Cultures," at the Governor's
Mansion. Joining Governor Crist
will be artist Xavier Cortada,
whose paintings depicting Flori-
da's vibrant Hispanic culture have
been featured at the Capitol dur-
ing Hispanic Heritage Month.
"Much of Florida's economic
and cultural strength comes
through our state's Hispanic com-
munity, and throughout Hispanic
Heritage Month we have celebrat-
ed that strength," ,Governor Crist
said. "I applaud' all contest par-
ticipants for sharing their talents,


insight and experience and con-
gratulate this year's winners."
Three outstanding Hispanic
educators will be honored with
the inaugural Excellence in Edu-
cation Award for their contribu-
tions to education in Florida. Each
will receive an award check for
$1,500, as well as a $500 gift cer-
tificate for office supplies, made
possible by event sponsors. The
winners are as follows:
* Isabel Garcia, Coral Park
Elementary School, Miami
* Ingrid Robledo, George Wash-
ington Carver Middle School,
Miami
* Monica Sleeter, Hillsborough
High School, Tampa
Three students will also be
honored for their outstanding es-
says. Essays addressed the topic,
"In what way will you impact the
future of the Hispanic community


in Florida and why?" Each stu-
dent will receive a four-year full
tuition scholarship to the Florida
state college or university of their
choice and a laptop computer.
The winners are as follows:
* Gladys Levy, Devon Aire El-
ementary School, Miami
* Elisa Lemerond, Tomlin Middle
School, Plant City
* Pedro Quevedo, Hialeah Senior
High School, Hialeah
All winners will receive a
signed print of Cortada's painting
Conquistadores, which is being
donated to the state's permanent
art collection through the spon-
sorship of Washington Mutual.
Cortada's artwork has been fea-
tured in museums, galleries, and
other cultural venues throughout
the nation and across Europe, Af-
rica and Antarctica. Most recently,
Cortada's work was exhibited dur-


ing the Governor's Florida Sum-
mit on Global Climate Change
held in Miami, Florida, on July
12-13, 2007.
This evening's event is made
possible by signature sponsor
Washington Mutual, and through
supporting sponsors AAA Auto
Club South, Bacardi, Coca-Cola
of Florida and Sallie Mae Founda-
tion. In-kind sponsors are Apple,
Florida Prepaid College Founda-
tion, Office Depot and the City of
Tallahassee.
The event is organized in co-
operation with the Governor's
Mansion Foundation and Volun-
teer Florida Foundation, a chari-
table nonprofit working to further
social service initiatives champi-
oned by Governor Crist. For more
information on Florida's Hispanic
heritage, please visit www.Flori-
daHispanicHeritage.com.


Education News In Brief


Submitted photo/Cathy Womble

Cake decorator
Shelby Padgett, is a part of Christian Home Educators of
Okeechobee, where she attends. an advanced cake deco-
rating class taught by Cathy Womble. She shows off her
newly decorated cake and is excited about learning more
next week.


Submitted photo/Cathy Womble

Fondant experts
Brianna Spier, Rebekah Hall, Jessica Drawdy, and Heath-
er Planning, learned just exactly how creative you can be
when decorating with fondant. They are all part of Cathy
Womble's, Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee,
Advanced Cake Decorating class. They are excited about
learning how to decorate wedding cakes next week.


Library offers free computer classes
The Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., is offering
free computer classes. Learn the basics of computers, set up an e-mail
account and learn how to use it. Registration is required. Classes are
scheduled Friday, Oct. 26. For information and to register, call the library
at (863) 763-3536.
Class of '57 members sought
Members of the Okeechobee High School class of '57 from first grade
to graduation or other, please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631,
Reba Platt at (863) 763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.
OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making plans
for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked to
e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Peterson, class
president, at ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you after
each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or would
like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will offer parenting
education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and par-
ents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This

Community Briefs

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 program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and
FPL corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance
funds to customers 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 appoint-
ment only, no walk-ins are accepted.


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.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until,8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at the
Stichin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda
at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.




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, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.







10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 17, 2007


At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 12,
through Thursday, 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 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; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Today

in History
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17,
the 290th day of 2007. There are 75
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in
History:
On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces
under Gen. John Burgoyne
surrendered to American troops in
Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of
the Revolutionary War.
On this date:
In 1807, Britain declared it
would continue to reclaim British-
born sailors from American ships
and ports regardless of whether
they held U.S. citizenship.
In 1907, Guglielmo Marconi
began offering limited commercial
wireless telegraph service between
Nova Scotia and Ireland.
In 1919, the Radio Corporation
of America was chartered.
In 1931, mobster Al Capone was
convicted of income tax evasion.
(Sentenced to 11 years in prison,
Capone was released in 1939.)
In 1933, Albert Einstein arrived
in the United States as a refugee
from Nazi Germany.
In 1941, the U.S. destroyer Ke-
arny was torpedoed by a German
submarine off the coast of Iceland;
-- 11 people died.
In 1957, the movie "Jailhouse
Rock," starring EMs Presley, had its
world premiere in Memphis, Tenn.
In 1973, Arab oil-producing na-
tions announced they would begin
cutting back oil exports to Western
nations and Japan; the result was
a total embargo that lasted until
March 1974.
In 1989, an earthquake measur-
ing 7.1 on the Richter scale struck
northern California, killing 63 peo-
ple and causing $6 billion in dam-
age.
In 1992, Japanese exchange
student Yoshi Hattori was shot and
killed by Rodney Peairs in Louisi-
ana after Hattori and his American
host mistakenly knocked on Peairs'
door while looking for a Hallow-
een party. (Peairs was acquitted of
manslaughter, but in a civil trial was
ordered to pay more than $650,000
to Hattori's family.)
Ten years ago: The remains of
revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Gue-
vara were laid to rest in his adopted
Cuba, 30 years after his execution
in Bolivia.
Five years ago: Ira Einhorn,
the '70s hippie guru who had fled
to Europe after being charged with
murder, was convicted in Philadel-
phia of killing his girlfriend, Holly
Maddux, and stuffing her corpse in
his closet a quarter of a century ear-
lier. (Einhorn was later sentenced
to life without parole.)
One year ago: President Bush
signed legislation authorizing tough
interrogation of terror suspects and
smoothing the way for trials before
military commissions. America's
official population passed the 300
million mark, fueled by a growing
number of immigrants and their
children. CBS News correspondent
Christopher Glenn died in Norwalk,
Conn., at age 68.
Today's Birthdays: Actress
Marsha Hunt is 90. Actress Beverly
Garland is 81. Actress Julie Adams
is 81. Daredevil Evel Knievel is 69.
Country singer Earl Thomas Con-
ley is 66. Singer Jim Seals (Seals &
Crofts) is 65. Singer Gary Puckett
is 65. Actor Michael McKean is 60.
Actress Margot Kidder is 59. Actor
George Wendt is 59. Actor Sam Bot-
toms is 52. Astronaut Mae Jemison
is 51. Country singer Alan Jackson
is 49. Movie director Rob Marshall
is 47. Animator Mike Judge is 45.
Actor-comedian Norm Macdon-


ald is 44. Singer Rene' Dif is 40.
Reggae singer Ziggy Marley is 39.
Singer Chris Kirkpatrick ('N Sync)
is 36. Rapper Eminem is 35. Singer
Wyclef Jean is 35. Actress Sharon
Leal is 35. Rock musician Sergio
Andrade is 30.
Thought for Today: "Those
who nobly set out to be their broth-
er's keeper sometimes end up by
becoming his jailer. Every emanci-
pation has in it the seeds of a new
slavery, and every truth easily be-
comes a lie." I.F. Stone, American
journalist (1907-1989).


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Dear Abby


Woman can't seem



to find 'right' guy


*DEAR ABBY: Call me confi-
dent, but I know I am a real catch.
But for the life of me, I can't get a
date with the "right" kind of guy.
Abby, I am beautiful inside and
out. I was raised in a great family
with good morals, I'm kind to ev-
eryone, I've got a killer personality,
great sense of humor, an inspiring
attitude, and the glass is always
half-full.
This may seem cocky, but my
two problems with men are: I seem
to attract creeps, and the kind of
men I deserve don't think they've
got a shot in hell, so they don't ask
me out.
Most of the dates and relation-
ships I've had have happened be-
cause I asked the other person out.
I've been in two major relation-
ships with very attractive, bright
men, and I'd like to experience that
again.
I'm so sick of meeting creeps! I
really want someone in my league.
I've been told a thousand times that
I'm gorgeous, stunning, or asked
why I'm not modeling. Yesterday
someone called me Miss America.
I'm well-read and in tune with the
arts, smart and funny. Where are
the male equivalents? - Dateless
23-year-old
DEAR DATELESS: They died
of altitude sickness, trying to climb
the pedestal you have placed your-
self on. You have described your
obvious selling points, but what
about the quality of your character?
Are you nice to people who don't
want anything from you? Are you
giving? Sensitive? Can you compro-
mise? Are you interested in other
people?
Perfection does not exist in any-
one. And the sooner you become
less preoccupied with your own
perfection, the more likely it is that
you'll meet your male "equiva-
lent."
*DEAR ABBY: I'm 30 years old
and an intelligent person, but I'm
embarrassed to say I'm stumped
when I have to talk to someone
who has recently experienced the


loss of a loved one. I don't really
know what to say, especially when
the person is older and I have to
convey my condolences on the
phone. I can't make it a one-liner,
and I don't know how to go about
conversing about their loss.
There have been a couple of sit-
uations recently that I avoided alto-
gether because I didn't know what
to say. Whatever I think of saying
sounds too hollow and insincere
to my ears, because I don't really
know the pain of loss that they are
experiencing. Can you help me
here? - Totally Clueless
DEAR TOTALLY CLUELESS:
This subject has been discussed
before in my column, but because
your problem is shared by so many
readers, I'll do it again.
When someone has experi-
enced a loss, all you need to say
is, "I heard the sad news and want
you to knowyou're in my thoughts.
I'm very sorry about your loss." It is
the truth - it's not insincere or hol-
low. If the person wants to discuss
it further, he or she will. Your job at
that point is just to listen. There is
no way you can make the pain go
away. But sometimes talking about
it, or even having a shoulder to cry
on, can temporarily lighten some-
one's load.
*DEAR ABBY: When I was in
high school I didn't bother getting
a yearbook until my senior year.
Now that I look back, I wish I had
the ones from my first three years
of high school. Is there any way to
obtain old high school yearbooks?
- Belle K., Cadillac, Mich.
DEAR BELLE: Contact the high
school from which you graduated
and make an inquiry. Also, if there
is an alumni association, contact it
to see if there are any extra year-
books available for purchase.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write
DearAbby at www.DearAbby.com
or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.


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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may
feel like taking off or starting something
new, but it's best if you keep close tabs
on your professional position. A cre-
ative idea will open your eyes to a lu-
crative option. Develop it in your spare
time.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get
whatever has been bothering you off
your chest. The more you discuss
the way you feel and where you see
yourself in the future, the greater your
chance to turn a dream into a reality.
Love and romance should be high on
your list today.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Money,
real estate, settlements, legal and
health issues can all be dealt with,
getting positive results. Redecorate,
renovate or make a residential move.
An older relative will make a difference
to your income.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't
take too long to decide what you are
going to do. Things are going your way
and, even if you are a little sensitive
and emotional today, you can turn any
negative into a positive. Travel, com-


munication and relationships should
all play a role.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You should
probably take part in some challenging
but pleasurable activities today. You
will have what it takes to win but don't
let your generosity or pigheadedness
stand in the way of your success. Keep
the peace and avoid idle time.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make
your home more comfortable but don't
go over budget. Talks will play a major
role in making a relationship you are
in better or changing the dynamics so
you are on equal terms. Avoid being
the one doing everything.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone
will confuse you, making it difficult for
you to make up your mind. A short trip
to visit an old friend will clear your head.
Don't ask for favors - the time will be
better spent doing the work yourself.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A
chance to do something a little differ-
ent will help you to get ahead. You can
present and promote today, but don't
expect everyone to like what you are
doing. However, without hearing the
response others have, you won't know


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you can and can't do. Don't let anyone
force you into making a decision.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You
can expect to find, come into or even
win money today. A job you want or
a professional change you've been
thinking about can now be activated.
You can get ahead.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Learn
to save and you will build the security
you need to lessen the stress you are
feeling. Don't go overboard personally,
financially or emotionally. Look at all
the angles and you will find the solu-
tion that works for you.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A per-
sonal or professional relationship can
be altered if you go about it logically.
Challenge yourself by taking on a task
or project that requires your all. Show
your worth and it will lead to bigger and
better opportunities.
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248 .
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Call (863)763-5553


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8, Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
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Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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




AIR COND - 31/4 ton w/ heat,
used 2 months, $600
863)357-2301 or
(804)761-9253
AIR COND- 3 ton, needs gas,
$200 or best offer
863)357-2301 or
804)761-9253
AIR CONDITIONER - For single
wide trailer, Coleman Sun-
catcher Model 7456-901.
$300 (863)467-9942
AIR CONDITIONER - Great for
1 room. $35 (863)467-6148
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT -
Janitrol Model PCK048-1, 3
ton in size. $600
(863)467-9942
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920


ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
$375 (863)610-1276
DESK - Mahogany,Chip & Dale
style/vanity. Great condition.
$400. Firm (863)634-0812


DOUBLE STACK OVEN - Whirl-
pool, asking $200 or best of-
fer (863)634-9649
ELECTRIC STOVE - Very good
condition. $75 or best offer.
(863)517-0244
GAS STOVE, Magic Chef, 30",
white & GAS DRYER, Frigi-
daire, white, $450 will sell
sep. (863)467-6886
PORT DISHWASHER - West-
inghouse, excellent condi-
tion, $65 (863)675-7439 if
no answer leave message
REFRIGERATOR- 26 cu ft,
with ice maker, works great,
$100 (863)675-7514
REFRIGERATOR, Maytag,
white, freezer on top, $200.
863)467-6886 or
561-723-0257
WASHER & DRYER - Works
great. $200 (863)634-5471


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STOVE - Electric, Excellent
condition. Full size. $75.
(863)517-1569
WASHER & DRYER - GE, 8
cycle, 2 spd, heavy duty,
dryer 5 cycle, matching set,
$100 (863)467-9048
WASHER & DRYER - Ken-
more stacked, works but
needs new agitator, $50
(941)545-8746
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Whirlpool. Works great.
$175 for the pair, will sep.
(863)675-0104/517-0566
WHIRLPOOL WASHER -
White, in excellent condition.
$125 firm. (863)517-0244



WOODEN SHED- 8 x 6, one
window. $1500
(863)763-8201


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



Letting Go By Holding Tight,
a mother's insight into loss
and recovery. Powerful new
book. Beautifully packaged
by author. Available for $10
at Ebay or from
KramerLettingGo@aol.com
NEW ENCYLCOPEDIA SET -
Funk & Wagnalls, 34 book
set, good cond. $100 or best
offer. (305)797-3690 !v msg



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buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
Steel Buildings: Before Price
increase sale. 30x40 to
100x100. Serious Buyers
Only - Limited
(772)595-9002.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $50
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $150
will sep (863)467-8681
SEPTIC TANK - 1350 gallon,
fiberglass, new. $400 or
best offer. (863)763-6297


BED: TWIN, Little Tykes, Clas-
sic Corvette. $100.
(863)467-6192
CAPTIANS BED- Complete
w/mattress & matching
chest, good cond. $100. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CONVERTIBLE CRIB, Winnie
the Pooh, white, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-0464
CRIB: Good condition. $200.
(863)634-6003
TODDLER BED GUARD - Safe-
t 1st, expandable, exc cond.
20 (954)632-8636 LaBelle


HERMAN SURVIVOR MENS
BOOTS- size 12, asking $20
(863)763-0669
LADIES CLOTHES- Size 3X,
Pants, shirts & dresses.
Good condition. $300.
(239)292-7509 Clewiston


BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION - over 10,000 cards,
10 albums + many extras,
$1000 neg (863)599-0449



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony
LEARNING RAINBOW PRO-
GRAM - Stepping Stones to
Knowledge. $100 or best of-
fer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg


BED - Sealy, Full size, New,
$225. (863)634-4540
BED - Twin size, w/trundle,
dresser & computer desk in
one unit. $450
(863)634-2975
BED, Craftmatic, twin, bought
new1 yr. ago for $2513, sell
for $1200 or best offer.
(863)697-6047
BED, King Size, Nautilus, Paid
$2000. Asking $600 or best
offer. (863)467-9402
BEDROOM SET: Blonde,
Dresser w/ Mirror, Night
stand & Dbl. headboard.
$120. (863)467-8924
DESK - Black & tan, large. $40
(863)824-3358


CHAIR - Mauve colored. $20
(863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9701
COFFEE TABLES - 4 glass top,
3 with mirrors, must see.
$100 for all. (863)763-3982
COMPUTER DESK- Pine, solid
wood, w/attached book
shelves, 42"H x 30.5"W x
21"D. $100 (863)763-4134
COUCH- black leather w/built
in recliners, good condition,
$200 (863)983-4940
CRAFTMATIC BED- twin size,
back & legs raise, massager,
paid over $2000 asking
$300 neg (863)763-7161
DESK - Solid wood, 5 drawer,
Great condition. $60.
(863)634-0812
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583
DINETTE - W/glass table top.
$100 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9701
ELEC LIFT CHAIR - Recliner,
battery backup, beige micro
sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
ENTER CENTER- 92"W X
78"H, glass shelves, mir-
rored back, orig $1600, take
$400 neg (863)763-7161
FLEXSTEEL RECLINER - like
new, burgundy, $150 or best
offer or trade for like new lift
chair (863)634-9620 Okee
LIVING ROOM SUITE- Lt beige
upholster, like new. $350
(863)763-4106 after 5:30
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING-
Double size, excellent condi-
tion. $50 (561)358-0131
RECLINER, electric, bought
new 1 yr. ago for $600,
great cond., sell for $350 or
best offer. (863)697-6047
SECTIONAL- two piece w/otto-
man. Microfiber, creme ask-
ing $750 or best offer
(863)675-4098 evenings
TABLE, Blonde w/ 4 newly up-
holstered chairs. Round & w/
leaf... Oval. $125.
(863)467-8924
WICKER CHAIR- Tall, white,
good condition. $25
(863)467-6984_



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


RIFLE SCOPE - Simmons,
never used. $30
(863)634-2336
SHOTGUN, 410, 44 Magnum,
45 Long Colt, Winchester
3030, $1625 will sell separ-
ately. (863)532-9881
S&W MODEL 640- Stainless
357 mag. $425. Firm.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER -
Weslo Momentum 610,
nearly new. $150 or best of-
fer. (863)635-6677
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL, Heavy Duty.
Originally $1500, Will sell for
$500. Call (863)675-0246



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



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


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


10NIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. Now
$750. (863)763-6907
WALKER - With wheels & feet.
Will hold over 300lbs. Cost
$500. Will sell for $200 or.
best offer. (239)292-7509
WHEEL CHAIR - New, Large
size & Apnea Machine &
Respirator. $300 or best of-
fer. Will sep. (863)675-7963


WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- to be in-
stalled on Van. Like Brand
new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $500.
863-983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CONVEYORS, (2), aluminum,
each 10' long, can be
hooked together, good
wheels, $60. (863)697-9704
DISPLAY CASE- 6ft, asking
$100 (863)357-6970
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DRUMS - 8, 55 gallon, heavy
plastic, clean. $150
(863)467-9390 Okeechobee
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1-4FT & 2-5FT, asking $150
for all or will sell separate
(863)357-6970
GOING TO ALASKA? Check
Out The Alaska Value Experts
First! www.alaskaoffers.com
or Call (800)922-9000.
INTERNATIONAL BUS - '69,
converted to RV, airbrakes,
rear eng., $500 or best of-
fer. (863)673-6738
METAL GATE - 10', tubular,
97" long x 50" tall, $35.
(863)634-2805
TANK - 500 gal. diesel or gas,
Manual, no wheels. Good
condition. $250.
(863)673-5852
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, Good flusher. $40.
Firm. (863)467-0007



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only $50.
(863)697-1443
GUITAR - Arch Top, Good
shape. $75 (863)467-6148
PA SYSTEM: TRAYNOR, 6
Channel w/ reverb. $250.
(863)467-9402
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $350
neg. (863)467-0627


ADORABLE AUSSIES - New
toy size! Champion lines. All
color. Vet checked. $650 &
up. Call Kim (772)519-2095
BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 7
wks old. $250
(863)763-8201
PET CAGE, 4' tall, black. $25
(863)697-0465
RED BONE HOUND- 7 mo. old,
Full blooded Very friendly,
Loves to play, Very good
w/kid's. $150. (863)261-5666
REEF TANK, 125 gal., salt wa-
ter, cherry finish, w/rock,
fish & invertebrates & extras,
$1,000 neg. (863)697-3890
SADDLES - Wintec English
saddles (1) 16" & (1) 17".
Used only a few times. $950.
will sep. (863)447-2395
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POLARIOD CAMERA
(302)856-6165


- $20.


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



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


BASKETBALL HOOP - Large,
metal, like new, has ball. $40
(863)824-3358
FISHING ROD- New, Salt wa-
ter, Trinidad 40 reel & cus-
tom 8' rod. $450. or best
offer. (863)357-0276
Hunting Buggy. Needs carbu-
retor. $1500.00 Call
863-634-2158.
POOL CUE - Excellent condi-
tion. $30 (954)632-8636 La-
Belle



AMPLIFIER - Clarion APX
4004, 2/3/4 Channel, $150
(863)824-7778
SPEAKERS (4) 12" Infinity
Kappa Speakers, never used
$500 or sell separate
(863)824-7778
SUBWOOFERS (4) - JBL, 12"
$380. (863)634-6476


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


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
PLASMA TV - 42", 3 yrs old,
made by LG, works great.
$600 (863)634-5471
SATELLITE TV TRIPOD -
W/dish, great for renters or
for camping. $35
(863)763-5567
SONY- With Wireless Head-
phones, 36", Flat screen.
Hardly used. $750. or trade
for firearms (772)461-8822


AIR COMPRESSOR- Sailor
Bell, 10hp, w/new spare mo-
tor. 220v, Big enough to run a
shop. $1000. 863-674-0518
BUSH HOG - Iron King, 5ft., 3
years old, good condition.
$300 (863)467-1655
Engine hoist, drill press, metal
toolbox, riding lawn motor
parts &. more. $500 will sell
sep. (863)357-2623
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR, Coleman, w/5hp
motor, 2500 watt, on
wheels, motor runs, $95.
(863)697-9704
TOOLBOX - Snap On, 8 drawer
roll away, good condition.
$800 or best offer.
(863)763-4271
TOOLBOX TOOLS- Craftsman,
brand new, still in plastic.
$1800 (863)983-7100
WELDER: Mig Miller Matic
251. Barely used. Paid
$1800, Selling for $1500
neg. (863)674-0416 LaBelle.



FLOOR SWEEPER VACUUMS,
(2) Light weight. $10 for
both, will sep.
(863)357-2816
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $250. (863)763-3451
VACUUM CLEANER- Kirby,
has all parts, excellent condi-
tion. $500 (863)763-9527


CASSETTE TAPES - Break-
through/World Harvest
Church, Message by Ron
Parsley. $5 (863)983-4314
VIDEO CAMERA - $50.
(302)856-6165


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820'
Farm Services 8
Offered 825,
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830,
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



SADDLE, Western, Cordura
16", New. Comes w/ Head
stall, reins & breast collar.
$250. neg. (863)983-8646
SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE-
12 yr old, bl & wh, gaited,
ret. show horse, needs exp.
rider $500 (863)357-3325



BUSH HOG, Howse, 4', very
good shape, $300 or trade
for finish mower.
(305)299-1203 Labelle s
CHAINSAW, ECHO Profes-
sional, .68 cc engine, like
new, $150. 863-467-1958 .
LAWNMOWER - Riding, Snap-
per 38" cut electric start,
14.5 hp, exc cond. $1000
(772)873-8399 Buddy
PATIO BAR - Curved, 3 doors,
light gray, 40"H x 60"L, very
heavy, excellent condition.
$200 (863)763-6640

Craftsman LT 2000, Used 3
times. Excellent condition.
$600. (863)467-0893


TORO ZTR 2002, 42", 16.5 hp,
Good condition. Very clean,
Asking $2200.
(863)946-0299
WEEDWACKER, STHILE Pro-
fessional, straight shaft,
$150. Call 863-467-1958


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Call (863)467-7998
For ore 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



$301/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext5669.
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
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$14,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BHR - 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba Cabin,
$550 mo. + sec. Also lot
space available in this 55 +
Park. (863)763-7164
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 3BR, 1BA, W/D, large
porch. $850/mo. 3/1 Mobile
Home, $625/mo + 1st, last,
sec & ref's. Includes city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692/346-4646
CHARMING 2/1
LOCATED 15 MINUTES
FROM TOWN
NEWLY REMODELED
1ST, LAST& SECURITY
NO PETS
CALL M - F, 9AM TO 3PM
(863)467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- 3ba,
2ba, Great/Rm, Carport.
$1100. mo.
1-800-543-2495
HOUSE - 2/1 w/appl. & CA.
920 NW 4th St, $800/mo,
1st, last, & $500 sec dep.
(561)743-0192.
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! 5/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
OKECHOBEE, 3BR/1BA Du-
plex, washer & dryer hook-
up, central a/c & heat.
$700/mo + $500 sec. Move
in now, next rent due 12/1.
(863)763-4414
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, W/D, 6
mo or 1 yr lease, $750/mo,
$1800 to move in. 907 SW
2nd Ave (863)634-0512
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
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129

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



ROOMS FOR RENT
Mobile Home $125-e$150 wk
1 month sec in advance
No pets (561)927-8211
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Tuprn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


OKEE., Rim Canal Efficiencies
or Trailers, Includes electric
Starting @ $120. per wk.
863-467-4576/772-349-2618
WATERFRONT, 2 BR, M.H.,
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,900! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
DUPLEX, 3BR, 1BA, Belmont
St. in LaBelle
(239)872-0596 Iv msg.
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 �


VIKING AREA
3 acres, Lot A & B Track 8.
Please call David @
(863)581-5780


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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
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
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
RV For Rent or Sale - BHR,
New '05. $475 mo. + sec.
in a 55+ park. Call
(863)763-7164
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933



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


DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & NC includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$39,900 includes set up and
NA/C. Call (863)675-8888
MOBILE HOME- 61ft, all new
on river, w/dock, 2/3 br,
screen room, extras,
$37,000 (863)255-4935
MOVE IN SPECIAL- SWMH,
2/2, on quiet cul-de-sac. Ful-
ly furn., Front & rear porch-
es. Metal roof over/awnings.
2 storage sheds. Dbl carport.
$14,000 (863)610-0421 or
(863)357-6185


No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasy financing. Double
wide's starting @ $39,900
Call (863)675-4442
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for Free Color Brochures
800-622-2832
SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888

Recreation



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



AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
ARROW GLASS BASS BOAT -
17 ft, 70 hp Evinrude, w/cus-
tom trailer & trolling motor,
live wells, etc.., runs great.
$2000 (863)634-2454 or
(863)357-1784
BASS HOUND BOAT, 91/2 ft.,
w/trolling mtr., 2 Realtree
camo flip down seats, live
seats, $400. (863)697-3890
BOAT - '93 Hurricane Fun
Deck boat, nice, great interi-
or, 115hp needs rebuilt
$1999 (863)675-3919
BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat,
great shape, to trade for 14
+ ft. utility trir., in same
cond., $700. (239)233-0413
BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trir., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
BOSTON WHALER 13' - 40hp
Evin, restored, restored trail-
er, $2999 (724)992-2893
(863)675-3919
BOW RIDER, 14', w/7Ohp
Johnson & trailer, some
work, $400 or best offer.
772-215-2236
DINGHY - 10 ft glass, or tan-
dem oar locks, Boston Whal-
er look alike, perfect shape.
$250 (863)357-1784
FISHING BOAT - 14 Ft., Alumi-
num w/ trailer. $300 or best
offer. (863)675-7963 La-
Belle
FISHING BOAT- 90 hp Evin-
rude, live wells, great cond,
w/trailer. Ready to go.
$2250 neg. (863)763-9998
FLATS BOAT '87- 14 ft, center
console, 25 hp Johnson, 40
lb trolling motor. $2000
(863)673-1538
FLATS BOAT '95- Fiberglass,
'00 90 hp Yamaha, alum trlr,
trolling motor & push pole.
$4995 firm (863)983-7216
FOUR WINDS- 15 3/4', fiber-
glass, with trailer. 4 cyl Merc
cruiser inboard w/ Merc out-
drive. $700. (863)983-1865
JON BOAT - 14 ft, good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-2336
KAYAKS- Pelican sit-in. Like
new. Includes all access.-car
carriers, paddles & sea
skirts. $300. (863)612-1357
MONARK '00 - 17 ft, 40 hp,
depth finder, easy load trail-
er. $1800 (863)528-4172
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $1000 or best offer.
(863)763-0812
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '99
Yamaha, 225hp V-Max,
short shaft, exc. cond.
$3000. (863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT, 24 ft, Evin-
rude 50hp VRO, must go,
everything works. $4000
(863)634-0822
POONTOON BOAT - '95,
Small, 22', 70 hp Evinrude,
Tandem axle trailer. Exc. cond.
$4500. (863)675-4397
TRI HULL, 16', galvanized 20'
trlr., 35hp motor, runs good,
carpeted, 4 seats, $900.
(863)983-6042


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
WINNEBAGO '99 - 30ft, Class
C, Ford V10, 57K, 1 slide,
jacks, awnings, enter center,
$20,000 (863)467-5419 aft
2pm


AIR BOAT PROR - Brand new.
Adjust. diameter. 68-80"
Warp drive. 6 blade $2000
Call Kenny 772-260-5680


AIR BOAT PROPELLER - Used
72" 6 blade warp drive.
$1000. Call (772)260-5680
& askfor Kenny.
BOAT MOTOR- Mercury 200
and hydraulic steering, free
boat & trailer. $1200
(863)801-4555


CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650
cc, black, $2,500. Call
863-674-0898/517-1019
HONDA 305 DREAM 1963,
Perfect condition. Collectors
items. Manual & Tool kit.
$3000. (727)501-3055
HONDA GL 1100 '85- good
shape, asking $600 or best
offer (863)610-0644


HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100, '02, w/9k mi., custom
headlamps & much more,
$4999. (863)885-2804
MINI BIKE - 3V2 hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$250. or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg
MOTORCYCLE TRIKE, 1994 -
VW eng. & frame, black/sil-
ver, $2,500. 863-674-0898
or 863-517-1019
SUZUKI '01- 805 cc V-Twin
liquid cooled, low miles, all
the options, better than new
$3750 (863)612-0345
SUZUKI INTRUDER VOLUSIA-
'02, 805, 6K mi., 2 tone sil-
ver. Good shape. Runs great.
$3100. Neg. (863)824-7607



FOUR WHEELER- BMX 200,
Runs & looks good. $800. or
best offer (863)228-2123
HONDA 250R '85, 3-Wheeler,
2 stroke, very fast, some ex-
tras. $1500 or best offer.
(863)447-5212
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 - Racing
dirt bike, runs good. $1600
or best offer. (863)763-4271
THREE WHEELER 250 SX '95
- Runs good, needs carb
work, & a 250 SX for parts.
$600/all. (863)634-7702
YAMAHA PW50 '03 - Dirt bike,
has training wheels, great
condition. $800 or best offer.
(239)731-5912/633-6777
YAMAHA RHINO 660 '05 -
Warren Winch, high set &
canvas top. Good condition.
$6,700. Call (863)634-7727


COACHMEN - '91, 33ft. Very
good cond., Orig. owner.
Towed only 1600 mi. $4999.
Firm (863)612-0515 Lv msg
CONAIR, Mint. Must see.
$3500 (863)261-2848


Automobiles .



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



BUICK LESABRE '91- new
tires, runs new, cold AC,
77K, $3500(772)332-6896
BUICK PARK AVE '93 - good
condition, $1975 or best of-
fer (863)634-1830 Russ
BUICK REGAL - '95, 2 door,
AM/FM Cassette, Very cold
A/C, Pwr windows/locks.
$1800. Neg. (863)634-6626
BUICK SKYLARK- '85, New
brakes, radiator, A/C less than
1 yr old. Runs great. Needs
TLC $650. (863)697-8250
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '92 -
Runs good. $800 or best of-
fer. (863)824-3471
CADILLIAC DEVILLE - '97,
4.6L, 4 dr, Runs good. Needs
A/C pump. Must see to appre-
ciate. $2000. (863)673-5852
CAMARO Z28- '95, Flowmas-
ters, Street Fighter superchip,
Full K&N intake & more.
$1500. (863)801-5176
CHEVY CAMARO RS, '97 -
conv., needs brake work &
cosmetics, $1700 neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
DODGE INTREPID '95- Runs.
$800 or best offer.
(863)599-0192
DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
S(863)634-0464 ask for Jere
my
FORD CROWN VIC LTD '88-
New eng, plugs, fuel filter,
exc cond, everything works.
$2000 (863)946-3626
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '98,
for parts, clean title, new 5
spd. trans, new clutch pkg.,
$300. (863)674-5752
HYUNDAI, '01, exc. cond.,
asking $2,000.
(863)357-2623
MERCURY COUGAR '93 -
Good body but engine needs
work. $300 or best offer.
(863)467-0987/261-1371
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE'93-17"
Moma's, runs good. $1500
or best offer. (239)210-1475
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE -
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $5000. or
best offer. (863)763-4746
NISSAN SENTRA SW '85-
manual 5 spd, 90+k miles,
engine & trans rebuilt, good
shape $900 (863)635-3643


PARTS CAR - Cadillac STS
'96, bad trans, no title. $500
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
PONTIAC TRANS AM '87 - T-
tops, many new parts,
$1400 or best offer
(863)357-1772 / 801-4690
TOYOTA '87- 4x4, 5 speed,
ext. cab, 22 R Turbo, excel-
lent condition $3000 or best
offer (239)229-8518
TOYOTA CAMRY 1986 -
Needs timing belt. $800 or
best offer. 561-262-0510
TOYOTA COROLLA VE '98-
101K, cold AC. Runs like
new, new tires & brakes,
$3800 (772)332-6896


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1 863 63-643 34
S315 S.Parrott Avenue * Okeechobee FL 34974


CHEVY BLAZER '89- Off road
vehicle, inclds 2 rolling chas-
sis (parts & all). $2500 for
all. (863)983-7100


CLUB CAR- loaded, with
charger, excellent condition,
$1700 (863)673-5947
GOLF CART-.3 wheel Easy Go,
w/new charger, runs good,
$650 (863)673-4660
GOLF CART BATTERIES-(6)
$90 For all or will sell separ-
ate (863)635-3824
GOLF CARTS - 3 wheel Easy
Go, new charger & good bat-
teries, $600 (863)675-3850


CAMPER TOP - Grey, fits
short bed, full size pick up.
$150 (863)634-2975
CHEVY 454 ENGINE - Runs
good. $800 (863)673-1981
COVER - For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $30 (863)763-0669
FORD PU '87- w/5.0, OAD, for
parts only, can demonstrate,
$700 (863)763-1370
FRONT CHROME BUMPER &
GRILL - for Ford F250 clear
headlights, 3rd brake light,
$150. (863)697-2032
MOTOR - for Chevy, 350,
complete w/transmission,
'76 Model, 65k mi., $450.
(863)673-6738
NISSAN SENTRA '87 - good
tires, new .battery, blown
head, good for parts $350
(863)467-4518
PARTS CAR - Pontiac Grand
Am '95. $400
772)359-2923 or
863)467-5401
PONEY MOTOR: '94, John
Deere/Turbo Diesel, 4 cyl.,
#4039T w/hydraulic pump.
$2000 neg. (561)719-9391
RACING BUCKET STYLE
SEATS - Universal fit, asking
$100 (863)634-7157
RIMS - 18", Lexani, excellent
condition, paid over 3k.
$1800 or best offer.
(863)467-0987/261-1371
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RIMS, chrome, 20", w/5 on
4.5 or 5 on 4.75, bolt pat-
tern, $400 neg.
(863)697-0328 Heather
RIMS- Chrome, 6 lug, 15".
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-8902
RUNNING BOARDS - Factory,
off '99-'03 ext cab full size
Chevy pick up, black, needs
painted. $50 (863)634-4698
SUN VISOR- For 3500 GM
Truck with holes for Cab
lights. $95. (863)357-1714
TAILGATE - Fits F350, blue sil-
ver. $400 (772)873-8399
TIRES - 4, Nitto Terra Grappler
325/60 R18. Still have
25%-35% tread. $200. Call
(863)634-0955
TIRES & RIMS- 265/75/R16,
aluminum rims. $350 or best
offer. (863)634-8902
TIRES 17"- (4) asking $60
(863)763-8797
TIRES: 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$675 or best offer.
(239)657-8493
TIRES: 5-M/T, Baja,
31x13.5x15 on 10" Cragar
Rims. 1K on tires. $900 or
best offer. (239)657-8493
TRANS.: ALLISON '94, 4 spd.,
model 545. 21K, fly wheel
starter/converter/adaptor.
$1500 neg. (561)719-9391
TRUCK CAP- Fiberglass for
step side pick up truck. $100
or best offer. (863)357-6315
TRUCK PARTS- '97 Ford
F-250 4x4 all running gear.
$2000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
WHEELS, KMC Balzac, 22",
fits Ford Superduty w/8 on
170 bolt pattern, like new,
$1800. (863)697-0328
WHEELS/TIRES- Pacer Juice,
8 lug Nitto Terra Grappler
305/55R20 Lugnuts/ctr caps
incl. $750. (863)634-2131


CHEVY SILVERADO 01500-
'96, Ext'd cab. Loaded, 140K
ml., Very good cond. $5000.
(863)763-4586
CHEVY SILVERADO P/U - '81
Pwr windows/locks, tilt
steering, long wheel base.
$1200 neg. (863)634-9737
FORD 100 '70, 360 motor, 3
speed on column. $900
(865)789-1647
FORD 250 '86 - 4 wd, 4 spd,
body in good shape, great
mud truck, custom running
boards $750 (863)467-2231
FORD F150 '90- 4 wd, good
woods truck, needs clutch.
$500 (863)697-1563
FORD F150, '97, V8, cold a/c,
great work truck, $2500.
(863)634-8519
FORD F350 '86 - Car hauler,
18ft bed, wench, ramps, 400
eng granny 4 spd, custom
int. $3800 (863)357-1784


MAZDA B2200, '86, blue, runs
good, $800 or best offer.
(239)728-8521


FORD PICKUP, '94, cold a/c, 4
new tires, 137,500 orig. mi.,
great cond., $2400.
(863)673-6819
FORD RANGER - '92, Red, Ex-
tended cab, 6 cyl, Runs
good. $1000.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
GMC PICKUP, '89 - 3/4 ton,
4x4, longbed, truck in La-
Belle, $1500 or best offer.
(863)675-3806
MUD TRUCK FORD RANGER
'94- On '91 F150 4x4 frame,
302 eng, auto, 36" tires.
$2000 neg. (863)634-7154
PONTIAC PICKUP '85, rebuilt
motor, exc. cond., $2,000.
(863)357-2623
TAILGATE- Vented for 1 ton
box truck. Very good condi-
tion. $149. 302-357-1714
TOOL BOX- black, asking $30
(863)634-7157


FORD EXPLORER - '92, Black,
4x4, Runs good. Good con-
dition. $1995.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
GMC SUBURBAN - '88, HD
Tow pkg. 454 Big Block Chevy
eng. Runs great. $4200 or
best offer. (863)763-4746
SUBURBAN '85 - runs great,
needs a little work, $500
561 743-3932 or
561)401-5102 Kevin


LANDSCAPE TRAILER, 7x18
good condition, $1600
(863)840-0505
UTILITY TRAILER - 16 ft, all
steel, car/buggy trailer,
brakes heavy ramps, tandem
axle. $1000 (239)370-8532
UTILITY TRAILER: 6 Ft. 6 In. x
14 Ft. Excellent cond. Ask-
ing $850. (863)673-4660


CHEVY ASTRO VAN '99 -
good cond., 71K miles, good
tires, $5000 or best offer
(863)634-9513 / 467-2195
CHEVY CONV VAN 1500 '95 -
Mark III package, interior
g great w/TV runs good
$1800(863)509-8179
CHEVY VAN - '76, New 350
long block factory ordered
from GM, New carb., 76K orig
mi. $2000 (863)634-3412
CHEVY VENTURA MINIVAN,
'99, blue, runs good, 159k
mi., $4500 or best offer.
(239)728-8521

Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-207
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WENDELL HARRY COOPER,
a/k/a WENDELL H. COOPER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WEN-
DELL HARRY COOPER, a/k/a WNE-
DELL H. COOPER, deceased, whose
date of death was September 18,
2007, and whose Social Security
Number is 263-58-5467, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: October 10, 2007.
Wade A. Coper
Personal Representative
13550 Mulholland Road
Parrish, Florida 34219
LONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Floada 34973-1367
(63) 763-3825
tom W. Conely, III
Flonda Bar #096482
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Courtesy photo/flwoutdoors.com/David A. Brown
Eric Kindell of Okeechobee brought Team Sake's 41.9 lb. kingfish to the scale on Friday, Oct.
5, to put the team in second place going into the final day of competition of the Wal-Mart FLW
Kingfish Series Championship held in Orange Beach, Ala. on Oct. 4-6.


Team Sake, made up of Okeechobee residents (in no particular order) Danny Marsocci, Neil
Nix and Eric Kindell, took third place in the Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Championship in
Orange Beach, Ala. on Oct. 4-6. They brought a two-day combined weight of 67.3 Ibs. to the
scale for the win.

Local anglers finish


third in kingfish tourney


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Local anglers Neil Nix, Danny
Marsocci and Eric Kindell, fish-
ing under the name Team Sake,
finished in third place with a two-
day total weight of 67.3 lbs. in
the Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series
Championship tournament held
in Orange Beach, Ala. on Oct. 4-
6.
The tournament was originally
scheduled to have boats on the
water all three days of the tourna-
ment, but the first day of compe-
tition had to be canceled due to
high winds, strong thunderstorms


and rough seas.
With day one of the competi-
tion being canceled, fishing start-
ed on Friday morning at approxi-
mately 6:45 a.m. from The Wharf
in Orange Beach. Scales opened
at 4 p.m. A full field of 125 boats
competed Friday but was cut
down to the top five teams on
Saturday for the final day of com-
petition. The cut was made based
on the five heaviest weights from
Friday.
Team Sake brought 41.9 lbs. to
the scale late Friday afternoon to
begin Saturday's competition in
second place behind Team Kwa-
zar with 51.11 lbs.


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In day two of the champion-
ship tournament Team Kwazar
brought another 25.6 lb. king to
the scale for a two-day total of
77.1 lbs., clinching first place for
the team.
Team Old School, who came
into the second day of competi-
tion in fourth place with 38.4 Ibs,
landed a 31.3 lb. beauty to move
up two slots into second place.
Team Sake brought a 25.20
lb. fish in on Saturday to finish
the championship tournament in
third place.


Sports Briefs
Junior Volleyball Club
to hold parent meeting
Big Lake Junior Volleyball club
will hold a parent meeting on
Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee High School Lec-
ture Hall, for all parents of girls in
grades three through high school
who are interested in trying out.
For information, go to_www.bi-
glakejuniors.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 athletics and
$40 goes to football. When you
purchase a gold seat, you receive
free admission to all home sport-
ing events for free.
To purchase a gold seat con-
tact OHS athletic director Nathan
Owen at (863) 462-5025.
Golf Tournament to
benefit children home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 and
Auxiliaries will host the Second
Annual golf tournament to benefit
the VFW National Home for Chil-
dren. The tournament is Novem-
ber 3, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. Everyone is invited.
Blind draw or teams. For informa-
tion call (863) 697-2930.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters (especially) are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.
VFW Auxiliary
plans golf tournament
VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxil-
iary will host a golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children on Nov. 3, at the
Okeechobee Country Club. The
VFW National Home for Children
offers a home for spouses and
children of deceased and disabled
veterans as well as a home for chil-
dren of active duty military person-
nel 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 in-
formation, call (863) 697-2930.


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