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Vol. 98 No. 292 Friday, October 19, 2007 50 Plus tax


Inside '
Large brawl
leaves one injured
CLEWISTON -- Detectives
with the Clewiston Police De-
partment are investigating a
large fight that broke opt at an
area bar that left one man in-
jured from a stab wound.
According to a police re-
port of the incident, the fight
involved a large number of
people. Starting inside the bar,
the fight spilled over into the
parking lot, where groups of
men, and some women, also
became involved.
Page 5
OHS Class of '98
reunion this weekend
The Okeechobee High
School Class of 1998 reunion
will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and
Saturday, Oct. 20.
The event will begin Friday
with the Homecoming Parade
where participants who wish
to ride on the spirit float should
meet at 2:15 near U-Save.
Page 6
FWC seeks grant
proposals
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
Non-game Wildlife , Grants
Program invites proposals for
2008-09 funds. The program
provides competitive grants for
research, management, educa-
tion and conservation projects
that maintain or restore the
richness and natural diversity
of Florida's non-game wildlife
species. Projects must include
a clear, specific description of
the anticipated benefits to non-
game species in Florida.
Page I 1
Briefs

OHS Homecoming
Friday, Oct. 19: There is
no school on Friday. The Friday
schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. -- All floats must be
ready to be escorted to the stag-
ing area;
2:15 p.m. --Parade Lineup at
the south side of U-Save;
3 p.m. -- Parade begins;
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- 10-year
reunion reception;
6:30 p.m. -- pre-game par-
ticipants at field;
7 p.m. -- pre-game activities.
At half time of football game
against Fort Pierce Westwood,
the Homecoming court will be
introduced and the Homecom-
ing Queen and Homecoming
King will be announced.

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

Lake Levels


10.07 feet
Last Year: 13.23 feet


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


Property tax cut talks stall


Florida legislators
can't agree on
details for tax plan

By DAVID ROYSE
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _
Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is
urging state House members to
approve a four-year, $11 billion
property tax cut plan already
passed by the Senate, despite
misgivings from some in his own


party that the proposal does not
go far enough.
Talks in the state Legislature
bogged down Thursday over
how much of a tax break the
state can afford and who should
benefit. Lawmakers headed into
the weekend agreeing that they
want to give voters a chance to
lower property taxes, but unable
to come together on details.
Under plans so far, poten-
tial cuts for homeowners could
range from about $200 to nearly
$1,000. All plans would have to
be approved by voters.


The Senate's plan mainly
contains elements pushed by
Gov. Crist since his gubernato-
rial campaign. But many in the
House want to pass a broader,
deeper cut plan.
The Senate measure would
ask voters to approve a wide-
ranging change to the consti-
tution that includes a broader
homestead exemption, the abil-
ity to take property tax breaks to
a new house and a new exemp-
tion for businesses from having
to pay property tax on equip-
ment.


OHS Homecoming: Thursday night bonfire


UKeecnobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the class of 2008 of Okeechobee High School spent Thursday collecting
and stacking wood into a pile in preparation for the annual homecoming bonfire and
pep rally held Thursday evening. The homecoming kinr and queen will be announced
tonight during half time festivities at Brahman Stadium.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the class of 2008 of Okeechobee High School took a few minutes out of
their busy day to admire the wood pile stacked by their classmates in the parking lot of
O.H.S. It was set on fire Thursday evening as part of the school's annual homecoming
week celebration. Those members admiring their work were (front row, left to right)
Marin Escobedo, Miguel Rodriguez, Omar Torres and Andy Palacios; (back row, left to
right) Samuel Medina, Michael Barrera, Giovanni Jimenez, Juan Fonseca and Christo
Sanchez.


A number of House Repub-
licans, including Speaker Marco
Rubio, say the proposal passed
by the GOP-controlled Senate
does not cut enough from prop-
erty taxes that have, they say,
threatened the American dream
of home ownership for many in
the state.
The plan under consideration
in the House, which would cost
the state upward of $14 billion
over four years, has more breaks
for more property owners - in-
cluding new exemptions for
businesses, vacation property


and rental property.
Gov. Crist said many of the
House ideas are good, but that a
smaller tax break is better than
no tax break.
"It's hard for me to not be
pleased with an $11 billion tax
cut. It's hard not to like that....
In the pursuit of what you per-
ceive to be perfection, you don't
want to lose the opportunity for
something good," Crist said after
House members said they would
take the weekend to decide how
See Tax - Page 2


Code cases




go before




magistrate


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
New Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Special
Magistrate Lois Nichols heard
12 cases this week, including
one dangerous animal case.
Under new business, Magis-
trate Nichols heard three cases
Tuesday, Aug. 16, that dealt
with beautification issues and
the demolition of derelict struc-
tures.
Elysee Augustin, of Lake
Worth, is the owner of prop-
erty on N.E. 14th Avenue that is


said to be in violation of county
codes, according to code en-
forcement officer Beth Albert.
Ms. Albert states in her report
that Ms. Augustin must demol-
ish an abandoned wood frame
structure on the property. The
structure has been condemned
by the county's building offi-
cial. The property must also be
mowed and trimmed of "ex-
treme overgrowth."
If the property is not brought
into compliance within 14 days
Ms. Augustin may be fined $250
See Code - Page 2


Main Street



gains national



accreditation


The efforts of Okeechobee
Main Street over the past year
has earned it recognition for
commercial district revitaliza-
tion by meeting standards for
performance set by the Na-
tional Trust Main Street Center.
Okeechobee Main Street joins
650 other Main Street revitaliza-
tion programs nationally recog-
nized as 2007 Accredited Na-
tional Main Street Programs.
"The national accreditation
means the local Main Street
program is meeting our nation-
al standards of performance
for what a Main Street program
should be doing," said Doug
Loescher, director of the Na-


tional Trust Main Street Center.
"The organizations we name
each year as National Main
Street Programs are those that
have demonstrated the skills
and comprehensive perspec-
tive needed to succeed in Main
Street revitalization."
The annual accreditation
process evaluates commercial
district revitalization programs
based on criteria ranging from
having an active board of di-
rectors and paid professional
manager to tracking economic
progress and preserving histor-
ic Main Street buildings.
See Main - Page 2


Index
C lassifieds............................. 8, 9
Com ics .................................. 7
Community Events................... 4
Crosswordn................................. 8
Obituariest............................. ..... 6
Opinion ...................................... 4
Speak.Out ................................. 4
Sports...................................... 11
TV ........................................... 9
W eather.................................. 2

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Local woman shooting



pool in the big leagues


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The infamous "Black Cat,"
otherwise known as Theresa
Nunez, is striving to accom-
plish her goal to become a key
player in the Women's Pro-
fessional Billiards Association
(WPBA) at the level of world
champions Allison Fisher, Kar-
en Corr and Jeanette Lee.
Her ultimate goal as a pro-
fessional shooter is to play
against these three outstand-
ing players.
Ms. Nunez has been fea-


tured in Billiard Digest and the
Billiard A-Z Magazine.
While Ms. Nunez has partic-
ipated in many tournaments,
the majority of them have
been eight ball tournaments.
She has won many titles over
the years including the Florida
State Championship for two
years in a row. In 2007, she
placed second in the Seminole
VNEA Tournament which was
held in August at the Holly-
wood Hard Rock Hotel.
In September, Ms. Nunez
participated in another tourna-


ment at the Sarasota K Club
where she took first place. This
tournament allowed shooters
from the Billiard Congress of
Ametica (BCA), American Cue
Sports (ACS) and the Valley
National Eight-ball Association
(VNEA) to participate.
Most recently Ms. Nunez
was awarded a first place tro-
phy for her participation in the
VNEA 14"' Annual Pool Tourna-
ment in Freeport, Bahamas.
Ms. Nunez began her path
to accomplishing her goals
See Pool - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Theresa Nunez placed first in the ladies division of the Valley
National Eight Ball League Association's 14th Annual Pool tour-
nament held in Freeport, Bahamas on Sept. 22nd through Oct.
6, at the Westin & Sheraton at Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort.


-L,







2 Okeechobee News, Friday, October 19, 2007


Faulty tag light leads to drug arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A traffic stop due to a non-
functioning tag light led to the
arrest of an Okeechobee man on
felony drug charges Wednesday
evening.
Tavares L.
Whitehead, Sr.,
30, of N.E. 13"'
Avenue, was
booked into the
Okeechobee
County Jail on
felony charges
of possession Tavares
of cocaine and Whitehead
possession of
a controlled substance with-
out a prescription. He was also
charged with the misdemeanors
of possession of marijuana un-


Tax
Continued From Page 1
to proceed.
Gov. Crist said more on prop-
erty taxes can be done when law-
makers hold their regular session
in March.
House leaders will work
through the weekend, said Ru-
bio, R-West Miami, trying to as-
sess various proposals and get a
feel for what the financial hit to
the state would be if each were
included. But no official meetings
will be held before Monday.
The Senate's tax cut proposal
would double the amount of
property value that would be
exempt from taxbs for primary
homes.
It also would change the Save
Our Homes law, which says that


Code
Continued From Page 1
per day, ruled the magistrate.
In the case of Hattie P. Brad-
ley, of Rivieral Beach, Ms. Albert
states in her report that property
owned by Ms. Bradley on N.E.
14th Ave. is in violation of county
code due to a derelict and unsafe
mobile home. Ms. Bradley was
given notice of the alleged viola-
tion on Aug. 2, states Ms. Albert's
report.
If Ms. Bradley's property is not
brought into compliance by Nov.
15, she may be subject to a fine
of $250 per day until the matter is
resolved, ruled Ms. Nichols. The
structure must be removed and
the property owner must pay all
demolition and permit fees.
Casa Partners, Inc., is accused
of having a derelict and unsafe
structure on the West Palm Beach
company's property on N.E. 13th
Ave. in Okeechobee County, ac-
cording to a report by Ms. Al-
bert. The company was ordered
Tuesday to have the property
brought into compliance by Nov.
15 or they could be fined $250 a
day until the property is brought
into compliance. To come into
compliance, the structure on the
property must be demolished
and the property cleaned.
Magistrate Nichols then heard
an animal case that dealt with'a
dog being classified as danger-'


Main
Continued From Page 1
"Rebuilding a district's eco-
nomic health and maintaining
that success requires broad-
based community involvement,
active support from both the
public and private sectors, and
sound management," said Mr.
Loescher. "Having a solid orga-
nization at the foundation of that
revitalization effort is so impor-
tant to long term success."
The organization's perfor-
mance was evaluated by Florida
Main Street which is the coor-


Pool
Continued From Page 1
within the WPBA by participat-
ing in her first qualifier in the
WPBA tour. The tournament
was a double elimination 9-ball
tournament of the Ladies Spirit
Tour held at Hollywood Billiards,
during the weekend of Oct. 13,
and 14.
While she didn't place in this
tournament, it was her first 9-
ball tournament which gives her
much needed experience to the
different rules and regulations
that are involved in this level of
play.
"I'm going to give myself
four tournaments, then mark
my words I'll be up there with
them," said Ms. Nunez. She was
referring once again to the likes
of Allison Fisher, Karen Corr and
Jeanette Lee.
She went on to explain that
due to her new status in this area
of billiards, she is now the new
player on the block, but every-
one has welcomed her with open


der 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $5,000.
An Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) arrest report
by Deputy Joseph Hall indicated
that he stopped a 2003 maroon
Mazda automobile on N.E. Ninth
Street around 10:45 p.m. on Oct.
17.
The deputy states he then
asked the driver to get out of
the car, and showed the driver
that the license tag light was not
working. He went on to state in
his report that he saw White-
head in the passenger seat with
an open beer bottle in his hand.
By this time, fellow Deputy
Donald Ellis arrived with his K-
9 Ruby. While sniffing the exte-
rior of the four-door sedan, Ruby


taxable value of a homestead
can't go up more than 3 percent
a year. Under the Senate bal-
lot proposal, that limit would be
portable, continuing even when
someone moves to a new house.
The House generally agrees
with both of those proposals, al-
though its leaders still haven't fi-
nalized agreement on how much
they would like to expand the
homestead exemption.
Both chambers agree that an
expanded tax exemption for first-
time home-buyers should be part
of the plan.
Whatever plan lawmakers
eventually agree on would have
to be approved by voters, because
it would require a change to the
constitution. Most lawmakers
want to put the issue on the Jan.
29 presidential primary ballot.
How much property owners
would save depends on which


ous.
According to a report by Claire
Hudson from the county animal
control office .the black and tan
Rottweiler name Sparticus had
twice exhibited aggressive be-
havior. Her report stated that on
Sept. 4 Sparticus jumped on and
scratched a 3-year-old boy, who
then had to be taken to the hos-
pital emergency room. Then, on
Sept. 21, the animal attacked a
5-year-old boy who also had to
be taken to the emergency room.
Ms. Hudson's report states that
the youngster's ear had to be re-
attached..
The animal, nearly 2 years old,
was owned by Emanuel Soler
and was allowed to run loose on
Mr. Soler's business property for
security reasons.
However, according to Ms.
Hudson, the dog's owner elected
to have the animal put to sleep.
She said if Mr. Soler had kept
Sparticus he would have had to
adhere to several requirements
that would keep others safe.
"He was allowed to keep the
dog, but didn't want to keep it
in a pen all of its life," said Ms.
Hudson.
In old business, Georgia Mar-
shall was first notified that her
property located on N.E. 64th Ave.
was in violation of county code
due to a derelict structure on
April 27. Ms. Albert's report also
indicates that Ms. Marshall was
given until Oct. 11 to remove the


dinating organization for Main
Street programs in Florida
"This is quite accomplishment
for such a young organization.
The credit for achieving this level
of success goes to the respec-
tive membership and the Board
of Directors," said Maureen Bur-
roughs, President of Okeechobee
Main Street.
Established in 1980, the Na-
tional Trust Main Street Center
helps communities of all sizes
revitalize their traditional historic
commercial districts. The Main
Street Center leads the preserva-
tion-based community revitaliza-
tion movement and has proven


arms. "They don't expect much
from me," she stated, "but they
don't understand the will power
I have behind my cue stick." Ms.
Nunez shoots with an Espiritu
Custom Cue.
"It is really business for me.
Balancing both family and shoot-
ing has been very hard, but
thanks to my family it has been
possible," she explained.
She is currently working on
developing a shooting glove line
that she hopes to be released in
2008. The line will feature the
unique Seminole Indian designs.
In addition to shooting pool
Ms. Nunez is a mother of four
children: Stevie; Joshua; Jona-
than; and Danyelle. She currently
resides in Ft. Meyers and gradu-
ated from Okeechobee High
School in 1988.
She is the co-owner of a new
local business Best Buds, which
is a floral shop that she owns
with her best bud and sister-n-
law Deanna Nunez. Ms. Nunez
attended the South Florida School
of Floral Design.
Ms. Nunez is also the head


alerted to the front door on the
driver's side of the car then sat
down. Deputy Ellis then put Ruby
inside the vehicle and the K-9
alerted to the front passenger's
seat and the back seat on the
passenger's side.
Deputy Hall and Deputy Ellis
then searched the vehicle and
found a clear plastic bag that
.contained some white broken
pills, stated the OCSO report.
The deputy's arrest report
goes on to state that they also
found four clear bags that con-
tained a green, leafy substance,
and one white pill in Whitehead's
right front pocket. As Deputy Ellis
was removing the marijuana he
saw a white substance fall to the
ground between Whitehead's
feet. The deputy reached down


are included in the final propos-
al, how many of the various tax
breaks one might be eligible for
and where they live because of
differences in local tax rates.
Doubling the homestead ex-
emption would save homeown-
ers an average of $240 next year,
according to legislative estimates.
Being able to take the "Save Our
Homes" limit to a new house
could provide average savings of
more than $800 next year. Those
purchasing their first home could
save $500 on average from a pro-
posed break for first-time buyers.
Likely to be part of the final
package is a requirement that the
Legislature limit how much gov-
ernments can raise local property
tax rates, an element disliked by
cities and counties. They say local
government has a better sense of
when a tax increase is needed.
Both chambers want to in-


derelict mobile home and clean
up the property.
However, continues the re-
port, the property has still not
been brought into compliance.
Therefore, Magistrate Nichols
ordered that a lien be placed on
the property. If the problem is not
taken care of in three months,
the county may foreclose on the
lien.
Laura Nurquez of Miami has
been notified by code enforce-
ment officer Blanco Saucedo that
a badly damaged barn on her
U.S. 98 N. property must either
be repaired or removed. It was
ordered by the special magistrate
that a fine of $75 per day be lev-
ied until the property is brought
into compliance. The fine began
on Oct. 17.
Reports from the Oct. 16
code hearing indicate that Jer-
riston Mason had been cited for
not installing a barrier around a
swimming pool on his S.W 19th
Lane property. However, code
enforcement officer Gina Geh-
ring indicated that the problem
has been corrected.
Mr. Mason was fined $50,
however, for the one day that the
property was not in compliance.
Magistrate Nichols also is-
sued orders that liens be placed
on several different properties
throughout the county because
they have not been brought into
compliance. Those properties,
and their owners, include: By-


that historic preservation and
community-driven economic
development effects lasting
change. Currently active in more
than 1,150 downtown and
neighborhood business districts,
Main Street programs have gen-
erated more than $41.6 billion
in new investment since 1980.
Participating communities have
created 349,148 net new jobs,
77,799 net new businesses, and
rehabilitated more than 186,820
buildings, leveraging an average
of $25.76 in new investment for
every dollar spent on Main Street
initiatives.
The National Trust for His-


cheerleading coach for the Brigh-
ton Warrqirs.
She is also working on posters
and a children's book which she
hopes to have animated in the
future. Busy Ms. Nunez also has
plans with her co-owner, Dean-
na Nunez to begin work on their
second business adventure "Me
Too!" which will be a children's
spa.
"It is hard to believe that I am
doing exactly what I love most,
balancing motherhood and
business gets difficult but with
the help of my friends and fam-
ily I am blessed and fortunate
to travel and live my dreams,"
stated Ms. Nunez. "I know that
without Jesus, my goals and
my dreams couldn't be accom-
plished. Through him all things
are possible."
Ms. Nunez also wanted to
thank the following for their help
through the years that have got-
ten her to this point in her life
and in her career as a profes-
sional shooter: "my mother Alice
Sweat; my best bud and part-
ner/co-owner Deanna Nunez;


and picked up the substance. He
also found a protion of a white
pill on the ground and in the
same area, continued the report.
The leafy substance was field
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of mari-
juana, said Deputy Hall's report.
The other substance was field
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of co-
caine. The pills were taken to a
local pharmacy and were identi-
fied as a generic form of xanax
called alprazolam -- a schedule 4
controlled substance.
The deputy's report goes on
to say that the suspected mari-
juana weighed 5.1 grams, while
the suspected cocaine weighed
less than 1 gram.


clude a tax break for low-income,
elderly homeowners, but there's
a disagreement on how big. The
House would wipe out property
taxes for all low-income seniors,
the Senate's senior tax exemption
is more limited.
. There's also disagreement on
a House proposal to limit how
much property taxes can go up
for nor-homestead properties,
such as businesses, rental prop-
erties or vacation homes. The
Senate says that would cost local
governments too much.
The Housealso has proposed
cutting how much in property tax
dollars should go to schools, but
replacing that with a 1 percent-
age point sales tax increase.. That
would shift some of the burden
for education funding from ho-
meowners to people who buy
things -- like tourists.


ron S. Aitken, N.E. 12th Avenue;
and Bruce D. Pogue, N.E. Eighth
Drive.
Also, a code complaint filed
by enforcement officers against
Joseph M. Doyle and Toni B.
Doyle and their property on
N.W. 84"' Court was dismissed
.because the property has been
brought into compliance. This
was also the case for Kevin and
Catherine Bartfield. The property
owned by them at S.E. 33rd Ter-
race has been brought into com-
pliance so the case against them
was dismissed.
Finally, Magistrate Nichols de-
nied a fine reduction request by
Patrick and Carmen Williams on
property they own on U.S. 441 N.
The couple had received notice
that a fine of $25 per day would
be levied against the property
until it was brought into compli-
ance. The fine began April 22 and
continued until the problem was
corrected on Sept. 27. The fine
totals $16,250.
The couple filed paperwork
requesting the fine be dropped
totally because they do not be-
lieve any violation was commit-
ted.
However, Ms. Nichols ruled
that "no reason exists for the re-
duction of the accrued fine and
therefore the reduction request is
denied."
The next county code special
magistrate hearing has been set
for Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.


toric Preservation is a private,
nonprofit membership organiza-
tion dedicated to protecting the
irreplaceable. Recipient of the
National Humanities Medal, the
Trust was founded in 1949 and
provides leadership, education
and advocacy to save America's
diverse historic places and revi-
talize communities. Its Wash-
ington, DC headquarters staff,
six regional offices and 25 his-
toric sites work with the Trust's
200,000 members and thousands
of local community groups in all
50 states. For more information,
visit the Trust's web site at www.
nationaltrust.org.


Raylene Jones; Linda Penrod;
my brothers Dallas and Daniel
Nunez for help with my children;
Shawna Tommie; Kim Chalfant;
Michelle Allen; Rhonda Good-
man; Nora; and my native sisters
across the world."
The following businesses and
organizations have also helped
along the way through various
means of support: Grace Chris-
tian Academy; Peace Lutheran;
Pemayetv Emahakv Charter
School; Stitchin' Post; Regions
Bank; Golden Corral; Beef '0
Brady's; Los Cocos; Kahootz;
Brahma Bull; Alibis; Good Spir-
its; Shooters Billiards; Seminole
Tribe of Florida; Best Buds; Da'vi
Nails; Sweat Trucking; National
City Bank; Okeechobee Archi-
tect; Badcock Home Furnishings;
Seminole Design & Building; Da-
vis and Laskey; Seminole Hard
Rock; Sarasota K Club; Miccosu-
ki Tribe; CCE Crew and Riverside
Lawn Care.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar may
be reached at
caguillar@newszap.com.


News Briefs

Hospice yard sale open today
Hospice of Okeechobee has a wide variety of furniture avail-
able for their Yard Sale on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. until noon. A
matching dining room set with table, chairs and hutch is one of the
items. For more information call (863) 467-2321.

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 Cham-
bers at the Okeechobee Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2"d Street,
Okeechobee, 34972
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and issues
involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's of-
fice at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan@myflorida-
house.gov, no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.

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


Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be from
the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms then a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms after midnight. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the south around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 40
percent.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the south around 5 mph shifting to the east in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of show-
ers. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20
percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 30
percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.


Lotteries

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TIME FLIES: Wow, Christmas time is coming fast! Where did this
year go?
PUMPKIN PATCH: I just saw it -- the pumpkins look great! They
have a nice crop this year.
TAXPAYERS MONEY: The bottom line is an administrator and
county commissioners are needed who will look after the best inter-
ests of the taxpayers, and not profit or try to from their position in of-
fice. I feel that some of the commissioners who are currently in place
are profiteers and in it for their benefit only. They need to be watched
very closely as in constantly under the microscope, after all it's the
taxpayers' money that they are spending. Especially need to watch for
them profitting or their associates profiting. It's been happening for
years in the Good Ole Boy administration.
PROGRESS: Sometimes it's better to progress at a turtle's pace,
than no pace at all. I don't want to see all the old buildings torn down.
I would love to actually see the old jail restored and the court house
be maintained. But those projects need to be looked at and done with
grants and fundraisers. I just want to see the true junk in town gone.
Where we lived before here, the city did a great job of restoring and
preserving the old historic buildings. When I take my kids home they
love the history lessons that come with a trip to see Grandma and
Grandpa. We have to take the old with the new. I personally love the
new court house; it shows that we are thinking about the future of
Okeechobee and where we are want to be. I think that there needs to
be a true effort put forth by those in charge to continue to clean up the
city and the county. All of the administration from both need to get to-
gether and set standards and then enforce the rules using all the power
that they have. If what I hear is true about the plans for the property of
the old junk yard is true, it will be a great addition for Okeechobee and
I can't wait to find out if the plans are for real! You can't stop progress,
maybe stall it a little along the way, but never totally stop it.
ENFORCE THE LAW: County Commissioners, .you need more
money to run this county? Why don't you do like West Palm Beach?
They fine their people $250 a day for illegal signs on the median strips
and the county right of way. These signs run down our property value
in our district area and it is such an eye sore. Why don't you just en-
force the law?
BUSES: I am a parent of a child in an Okeechobee County School
who just got back from a field trip to the theatre over in Belle Glade.
Well I dressed my child for the theatre and put him in long pants, and
when he got home he told me that their bus was not air conditioned,
and I know that the county has air conditioned school buses. And
since I just paid my property taxes, I would like to know where my
property tax money is going, when the county has air conditioned
buses and they're not provided for four bus loads of children.
CANALS: This is in regards to canals. I live on a canal in Taylor
Creek Isles, and if I find out that my deed does go to the center of the
canal, I am putting a board fence with barb wire on it.
ACT LIKE ADULTS: I saw in the paper where at the football games
the parents were telling their kids to hit them so hard that it would hurt
them. I think people like that shouldn't be allowed out there. And if it
was the coach, then he should not be coaching. These children, and
that's what they are, is children, they are out there to have fun. Not
to hurt each other or not to be told to hurt another child. Who ever
- is telling them that is sick and should not be allowed out there at all.
Football is a violent game, and no child of mine would be playing that
at all. But the kids that are playing, the adults should act like adults.
The children should be out there to have a good time, not to worry
about whether they get hurt or not, or are told to hurt another child.
That is despicable and then you wonder why these kids turn out to be
juvenile delinquents. Think about it.
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The EO.E. #4137 to hold yardsale
The F.O.E. #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 is having a yard sale on Sat-
urday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. All pro-
ceeds go to local charities. Donations would be appreciated. Any
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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
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 Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an operi speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will
be held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Res-
taurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch
will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and informa-
tion to promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The
Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.
Monday
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S,. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-9055.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.


Thursday
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.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
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.


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Community Events

Hospice to hold Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will have a one day yard sale on Friday
Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be held at the Hospice Blue
Volunteer Building on S.E. Fourth St. next to The Hamrick Home.
There will be great bargains at discounted prices. Everything must
go to get ready for our next two day yard sale coming in November.
All monies raised will be used for patient care including services of-
fered in The Hamrick Home. For more information call 467-2321.

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

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

'Florida 2060' is radio topic
* Pm Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 a.m. WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM
will have guest speaker, Charles Pattison, President, 1000 Friends
of Florida. The topic of discussion will be about Florida's Popula-
tion and developed land to double in 50 years; Florida 2060 "not a
pretty picture?" and "we can do better" - An alternative scenario.
For information contact 1000 friends of Florida at (850) 222-6277 or
www. 1000friendsofflorida.org.

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.

CCC holds monthly meeting
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee
School Board Office. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information
regarding services for children and their families. Guest speaker:
Pat Hickman with the Early Learning Coalition and Mike Davis with
the On Track Program. The public is invited to attend. Immediately
following the CCC meeting there will be a planning meeting for
the Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo scheduled for Jan.
26, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Agri Civic Center. For more
information, please call Sharon Vinson at 462- 5000, Ext. 257.

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.







Okeechobee News, Friday, October 19, 2007 OTHER AREA NEWS 5


INI/Nancy Dale
Highlands Hammock State Park provides a serene scene
for visitors.


Visit Highlands


Hammock State Park


Travel a two-hour
time warp into
Florida's pre-history

By Nancy Dale
The "12 Hours of Sebring"
in Central Florida is the famous
Formula One Grand Prix race
.where every March world class
drivers thrill thousands of fans
challenging their agility and en-
durance.
However, high-speed rac-
ing is not the only attraction
in Sebring, it is also a place to
slow down and travel back into
Florida's pre-history, the Age of
Coal and Conifers (Pennsylva-
nian Period that began 250 mil-
lion years ago) in the ancient
Cypress Swamp of giant ferns
and hardwood forests of "real
Old Florida" at Highlands Ham-
mock State Park. It is a short
day trip from Florida's east
coast but a journey millions of
years back in time.
The story of Florida's natu-
ral history at the park remains
unspoiled for motorists, bi-
cycle riders, and in-line skat-
ers that travel along the 3.2
mile paved loop road beneath
an arching canopy. The cry of
Red-Shouldered Hawks and
Pileated Woodpeckers echoes
through the tall Cypress and
some 1,000-year old Oaks
as they weave beneath their
protective shield. The ancient
hammock (defined as higher
ground than its surroundings)
is characterized by hardwood
vegetation and deep, humus-
rich soil where visitors can
hike nine wooded trails, or
stroll along several elevated
boardwalks. The most popular
30-minute hike is the Cypress
Swamp Trail and "catwalk"
built across Charlie Bowlegs
Creek where photographers
can shoot close-up pictures of
alligators swimming below as
Wood Storks and White Ibis
wade through tannic waters
immersed only in the natural
sound of wildlife.
Only six miles west of Se-
bring, away from the fast
pace of urban life, Highlands
Hammock is one of the first
four state parks established in
Florida. "The idea of establish-
ing a park at what locals called
'Hooker's Hammock' was a
goal of several businessmen
in the 1930s. They shared their
plans with Mrs. Margaret Ship-
pen Roebling who along with
her family donated funds to
purchase land for the park and
began construction," explains
Park Services Specialist Doro-
thy Harris.
Raymond Greene, also
an early supporter, managed
the nearby $30 million dol-
lar Spanish Style Harder Hall
Hotel overlooking Little Lake
Jackson. The famous "1900's
Boom Day" Harder Hall Hotel
had a brief heyday then closed


when the developer died in a
plane crash. Today, its future
still hangs in the balance as the
hotel is closed but its beautiful
pink towers still loom over the
Lake attracting the attention of
curious travelers on U.S. 27.
At the park you can hike
or choose to ride the tram on
a ranger-guided tour and en-
joy their extensive knowledge
about bobcats, panthers, river
otters, flora and fauna of the
Park's unique native habitat.
If you are a horseback rider,
there is an equestrian trail for
your pleasure (a negative Cog-
gins Test must be presented
prior to using the trail).
When you're hungry, there
are delicious dishes served-up
fresh at the Highlands Ham-
mock Inn, a historic structure
built by the Civilian Conserva-
tion Corp (CCC) in the early
1930s. The story of the CCC
is told in the Museum (across
from the Highlands Hammock
Inn). It was after the 1929 stock
market crash when an adjoin-
ing section of land was pur-
chased for the CCC that pro-
vided needed jobs and for the
groundbreaking of the Florida
Botanical Garden and Arbore-
tum to be located in the park.
During WWII the project
was abandoned and the garden
never completed. Today, High-
lands Hammock State Park has
expanded to over 9,000 acres
of preserved land, adds Harris
with camping and other recre-
ational activities/facilities.
Just off loop road is a large
open amphitheatre framed by
the woods in an ample clearing
with rows of wooden benches
for rustic seating. This is a site
of frequent weddings and cel-
ebrations. There is also an on-
site Recreation Hall available
for rent. Call. (863)386-6094 to
reserve these facilities or the
open air picnic pavilion.
Just beyond the park's en-
trance is a spacious camp-
ground nestled beneath tall
shady oaks. The year-round
camping fee is $18 plus tax
with a Florida, senior citizen or
disabled discounts available.
For reservations visit: www..
ReserveAmerica.com or call
1(800)326-3521. Pets are wel-
come in all outdoor areas in
the park but must be confined
on a six foot leash. The daily
admission fee is $4 per vehicle,
up to eight people, or $3 for
a single occupant. Highlands
Hammock State Park is open
365 days a year.
Driving directions to the park
from the east coast: take S.R.
70 west through Okeechobee
to U.S. 27. Travel north on U.S.
27 to Sebring and turn west on
County Road 634 (Hammock
Road), the park entrance is
four miles.
Highlands Hammock State
Park is a place of respite, relax-
ation, recreation and where to
experience the natural beauty
of old real Florida.


LEACH

Clewiston PD help
agencies crack do
on child predators

Elizabeth Hiriart
Special to Okeechobee New
CLEWISTON -- For the
teenth time, the Clewiston F
Department and its LEACH
Force have directly helped t
possible sexual predators b
bars.
Using the Internet as a
area cops scour chat room.
other websites in search of (
nals solely interested in eng
in indecent communications
minors.
As local cops have found,
aren't a lacking number of p
tors in the world, and while


catches reported sex predators

)I can't catch them all, every little bit Police served a search warrant on nographic images to the girl. The
helps. Boeham's home. The search re- digital images that were sent var-
WII Recently, the police depart- vealed numerous images of chil- ied in nature, but all were deemed
ment assisted two agencies in dren in sexually explicit poses, to be harmful content with regard
arresting two men who were in- Boehman was taken into cus- to the viewing of such images by
volved in child exploitation, tody and is awaiting both federal a minor.
One of the investigations had and state charges relating to nu- The person also proposed to
's been ongoing for five months, merous counts and charges. commit various sex acts.
ump- until officials arrested Donald J. At the same time, detectives The Pennsylvania Office of the
Police Boehman, 36, of Louisville, Ky. were hot on the trail of another Attorney General had been close-
Task The suspect is said to have man, an online persona named ly monitoring Forbes for a year
o put been involved in the possession "twitch_1973," which detectives before his contact with Clewiston
behind and distribution of child pornog- tracked back to 36-year-old Jo- Police.
raphy. seph Forbes, of Moon Township, Forbes is in- custody awaiting
tool, Posing as a minor, local de- Penn. arraignment, where he will have
s and tectives were sent 16 pictures Beginning in September, the to answer for his offenses in Flor-
crimi- by a person they knew only as user contacted who he believed ida.
aging "ukalum 93." They had been was a 14-year-old girl living in The Clewiston Police Depart-
s with carrying on online conversations Clewiston. Little did he realize ment continues working on simi-
with the man, who clearly was that it was really an undercover lar cases, according to officials.
there not interested in just talking. police officer..
)reda- After the images were sent to Just as with the earlier case, Elizabeth Hiriart can be reached
they the detective, the Kentucky State the suspect transmitted 11 por- at ehiriart@newszap.com


Police investigate


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Large bra
leaves on

By Jose Jes
Special to Oke
CLEWISTO
the Clewiston
are investigation
broke out at a
one man inji
wound.
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the incident, t
large number
inside the ba
over into the
groups of mei
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Officers re
scene, La Fies
arland Hwy.,
a.m. on Oct. 7
ported that a
the hospital fr
he sustained
ments earlier.
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awl the fight when he was struck by
another man. He said it was his
ie injured sister who told him he had been
stabbed.
sus Zaragoza Officers later interviewed a
echobee News 39-year-old woman who took re-
N -- Detectives with sponsibility for the stabbing. She
Police Department said she acted in another wom-
Police Department an's defense when she stabbed
ng a large fight that Beraza.
in area bar that left The woman told officers that
ured from a stab she did not turn herself in to au-
thorities immediately because
to a police report of she had to work.
the fight involved a Officers recorded the state-
of people. Starting ment of several witnesses and
r, the fight spilled
parking lot, where continuing to investigate the
n, and some wom- Don Gutshall, chief of police,
ne involved t cited the brawl in his report to
sndedto the commissioners.
ta Bar, 721 e. Sug- According to the chief, 'the
at approximately 1 location has been a magnet for
7. Dispatch had re- increased activity recently and
rm a stab wound something may have to be done
in the brawl oo- to quell the situation.
in the brawl mo- He blamed overcrowding in-
t least 12 people side the bar as a possible reason
th least 12 peas one for the calls that the police depart-
nthe melee, as one ment is receiving involving the
d off the otherious ac- business.
reported various ac- "It can be because of the num-
s made it difficult tber of people they have in the
Sexactly ulhad been building," Chief Gutshall said.
o, thexactly, had been "There's too many people in too
)r the stabbing that small an area."


a, 25.
Regional Medical
a told officers that
opting to break up


Glades County

Roundup

Save water at home
Just about every day we are re-
minded to conserve water and we
acknowledge that we should. But
we don't always know what ac-
tions will really make a difference.
To learn more about saving water
(and lowering your water bill)
and to learn to check for leaks,
change a washer, calibrate your
sprinkler, come to this informa-
tive workshop. The program will
be presented by Angela Sachson,
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
on Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Glades County Extension Service
Office in Moore Haven. Space is
limited and pre-registration is re-
quired. Call 863-946-0244 to sign
up.

Turkey shoot planned
The Moore Haven High School
Athletic Booster's Club will spon-
sor a turkey shoot fundraiser at
the 10th Street Athletic Complex
in Moore Haven on Tuesday eve-
ning, October 23, 2007 at 6:30
P.M. Shells for 12,16,20 and 410
guage guns will be provided. The
price to shoot is $5 per round and
the price to sponsor a turkey is
$20. Contact the coordinator of
the event, Sonny Hughes, at 946-
0635 or 675-6800 for questions or
donations. All proceeds benefit
all sports teams at Moore Haven
Junior/Senior High School.

Barbecue benefits
scholarships
The Moore Haven High School
Scholarship Foundation will hold
a Pork barbecue on Friday, Nov.
16, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m..
The dinner will be in front of the
Doyle Connor Building on US 27.
Meals ordered in advance will be
delivered at no charge. Tickets
can be purchased for $6 from any
of the following scholarship foun-
dation members: Wayne Aldrich,
Paul Beck, David Chapman, Joe
Flint, Ellen Geake, John Huysman,
Larry Luckey, Don McCardel, Jea-
nette Peeples, & Carl Perry. For
more information, contact Jea-
nette Peeples 863-946-2083 ext.
15. All proceeds will benefit the
Moore Haven High School Schol-
arship Fund.


News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


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6 Okeechobee News, Friday, October 19, 2007



Student Council plans Red Ribbon Week events


Second Grade
At Everglades Elementary
School, Mrs. Campbell's class is
busy working on Reader's The-
atre. We are learning all about
subtraction in
math.
Mrs. Kirby's
class has been
busy making
their fall leaf
crayon trans-
parencies and writing their
ghost stories. We're also review-
ing our subtraction facts and
learning all about energy. What
a busy month!
Ms. Hunt's class has been
graphing everything! We have
been organizing our favorite
music, pizza topping, High
School Musical characters, and
breakfast food into pie graphs,
pictographs and bar graphs. We
are such math nerds!
Mrs. Brady's class is learning
two Halloween songs. "Three
Black Cats", and "Pumpkin,
Pumpkin." Ask your child to sing
them to you. We are also reading
scary stories! We made ghosts
out of our foot prints; thank you
Mrs. Morgan for your help. This
is a spooktacular month!
Mr. Wright's class is learning
about recipes, subtraction, and
energy.
Ms. Damora's class is mak-
ing story maps and vocabulary
maps.
Third Grade
In Mrs. Tilton's/Mrs. Dedson's
class, we are counting bills and


coins and making change in
Math. We launched stomp rock-
ets in science to demonstrate
force, motion, distance, and
gravity. We are taking an imagi-
nary trip around the world in
Social Studies. This week we are
visiting Australia to learn about
"Animals Down Under." For writ-
ing, we are practicing our skills
as authors by writing sentences
with alliteration. We modeled
after Pamela Edwards' hilarious
book, "Some Smug Slug."
Miss Kauffman's' class is
working hard on subtraction
and rounding off in Math class.
We are also reading many enjoy-
able stories in reading and are
learning to work well together
in our centers. We continue to
build our writing skills as we
wrote about the fall season, us-
ing many descriptive words and
phrases. In science, we enjoyed
learning all about simple ma-
chines and how they help us
everyday. As always, we chal-
lenge ourselves using 100 Book
Challenge!
Ms. Watford's class is work-
ing hard on subtraction and
place value in math. We are
busy decorating our room for
Halloween. We finished writing
our spider stories, and displayed
them around our room.

RE.
Coach Chester and Coach
Forde are proud to continue in
the fifth year of the Greater Gator
Mileage Club. This program was
adopted from Fitness Finders


and helps to promote physical
fitness by walking, jogging, or
running. The P.E. Department of
Everglades Elementary believes
that these lifetime activities will
help combat obesity levels of
U.S. children that has doubled
in the last two decades.
We would like to invite par-
ents to also be a part of the
Greater Gator Mileage Club. At
Lock 7 on South 441, using the
paved trail at the lake, students
and parents can walk together
from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every
second Saturday of the month
starting in October and ending
in March. Parents and their fami-
lies are invited and encouraged
to participate with your children
throughout the school year.
Walking helps develop fitness
while building muscles, burning
calories, reducing stress, and
creating good lifetime habits.
Your children will be more phys-
ically fit, energetic and ready to
learn. The Greater Gator Mile-
age Club in physical activity that
is FUN and REWARDING! Come
join us! Hope to see you there.
Administration
One of the best ways to create
a lifelong reader is free and easy
to do. Read Together! Children
read when parents read. Find a
time at the end of the day and
a place free from distractions
like the radio and television. Get
cozy and read! Younger children
will gain fluency and confidence
from reading a book over many
times. Older children will gain


from being asked about what
they just read. Reading improves
vocabulary and fluency. Vocabu-
lary and fluency improves read-
ing. It's a win/win situation. So
grab a book and Read Together
Everyday!
Student Council
Red Ribbon Week: Oct. 22
through Oct. 26 is "National
Red Ribbon Week." The Student
Council will sponsor activities
during the official week.
This year's theme: "Drug Free
A Healthy Way to Be"
Students in Kindergarten,
First, Second, and Third grades
will participate in a special "Say
No to Drugs - Mc Gruff" draw-
ing and Coloring contest. Stu-
dents in Fourth and Fifth grades
are encouraged to participate in
Mc Gruff News; featuring our
School's Drug Free Activities.
Winners will be chosen by
Mc Gruff and the Sheriff's De-
partment in each grade. Win-
ners will receive ribbons and
prizes. Classroom entries are
welcome. Contest entries must
be turned in on time so Student
Council can display all winning
entries in the cafeteria during
this week.
National Red Ribbon
Week Schedule
Oct. 22 - Red Ribbon Day: All
students and staff are encour-
aged to wear red ribbons. Teach-
ers please remind students that
today they are part of a national


OHS Class of '98 reunion this weekend


The Okeechobee High
School Class of 1998 reunion
will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and
Saturday, Oct. 20.
The event will begin Friday
with the Horrfecoming Parade
where participants who wish
to ride on the spirit float should
meet at 2:15 near U-Save.
On Friday at 6 p.m. the class
of '98 will meet at the high
school cafeteria for more cake
and punch as well as the pre-


sentation of the slide show. The
Homecoming game is sched-
uled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee High School foot-
ball stadium.
Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a
family day gathering at the Bas-
inger Civic Center, at the corner
of US Highway 98 and Micco
Bluff Road, approximately 28
miles SE of Sebring and ap-
proximately 25 miles north of


Okeechobee on the east side of
the Kissimmee River.
Food will be catered. Chil-
dren are welcome. The slide
show and videos from various
events in high school will be
shown.
Class officers will be collect-
ing a $20 per adult cover charge
for the entire weekend. This
charge covers all of the reunion
activities, even if you only at-
tend one event.


Saturday night the adults will
gather at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St., for addi-
tional social time with a DJ, ca-
tered food, drinks and fun. A DJ
will be spinning the latest hits
from 1998.
Please RSVP to ohs98grads@
yahoo.com. For additional in-
formation contact Robert Frost
at (352) 494-3606 or Amanda
Surles Baker at (863) 634-4908.


+ sponsoring essay contest for students


Area Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW) groups are again
sponsoring their annual Patri-
otic Student Contest, where
winners can receive scholar-
ships and incentives for their
winning patriotic essays.
The deadline for all entries
is Nov. 1.
For grades six through eight,
the theme of their Patriotic Pen
Essay will be: "Why I am an
American Patriot." These es-


says are to be no less than 300
words and no more than 400
words.
Local winners will receive:
first-$100, second-$75 and
third-$50.
For grades nine through 12,
the theme of their Scholarship
from the Voice of Democracy
will be: "My Role in Honoring
American Veterans." Contes-
tants must submit a three- to
five-minute broadcast on stan-


dard cassette tape or CD, along
with a typed essay.
Winners in this category will
receive: first-$150, second-$100
and third-$50.
All material must be in Eng-
lish, and include the contes-
tant's name and school.
Contestants in both cat-
egories will compete at the lo-
cal, state and national levels.
Contestants moving on to the
national level will receive an


effort against drugs.
Oct. 22 - Sheriff to introduce
Red Ribbon Week (video)
Oct. 23 - Pledge to be "Drug
Free" during the Morning an-
nouncement
Oct. 24 - Message from our
Student Council Officers
Oct. 25 - "Say No to Drugs"
Contest winners announced


Oct. 25 - Prizes awarded and
news photo for the winners
Oct. 26 - School Spirit Day!
Wear your Everglades School
t-shirt.
Oct. 31 - Mc Gruff and Hal-
loween Safety
Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Hollin, Student Council
Sponsor.


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Teachers, librarians invited to 'Great Water Odyssey'


PORT MYERS -- Fifth-grade
teachers and elementary school
librarians from communities
around Lake Okeechobee are
invited to participate in a "Great
Water Odyssey" workshop at
Eastside Elementary School in
Clewiston on Oct. 27 from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Openings are
available in the free program,
which is sponsored by the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and taught by staff
members of the Center for En-
vironmental Studies at Florida
Atlantic University. In-service
credits are awarded to teachers
who attend the Saturday work-


shop.
The Great Water Odyssey is
a computer-based curriculum
on the importance of water
resources in Florida. It supple-
ments classroom lessons and is
compatible with Florida's Sun-
shine State Standards, which are
statewide expectations for stu-
dent achievement. The curricu-
lum also provides opportunities
to prepare students for success
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment.Test (FCAT).
When implemented in the
classroom, the "Great Water
Odyssey" program is a creative,
hands-on way to teach students


about water resources and wa-
ter conservation, at the same
time reinforcing reading, sci-
ence, language arts, geography,
history and math skills. Science
content assessments are em-
bedded within the program,
with printable score summaries
available for grading purposes.
The South Florida Water
Management District provides
Great Water Odyssey workshops
throughout its 16-county region
to encourage young citizens to
value and protect Florida's wa-
ter resources, including natural
areas. To date, the State has in-
vested $1.8 billion to improve


Obituaries


Mary Ellen Sullivan
Mary Ellen Sullivan, 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 was
a resident of
Okeechobee
since 1987. She
was a member
of Sacred Heart Mary Ellen
Catholic Church, Sullivan
the Widows and
Widowers and the KOA. She en-
joyed playing cards and swim-
ming.
She was 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 Sulli-
van; and 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.

James Luther Martin
James Luther Martin, 94 of
Okeechobee and formerly of
South Bay, died on Thursday,
Oct. 18, 2007 at his residence.
Born Oct. 2, 1913 in Milton, Fla.
to James and Eula Martin, he
was a resident of Okeechobee
since 1989. He was a member of
the Oakview Baptist Church and
enjoyed reading, fishing and gar-
dening.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 71 years, Ethel Martin;
sons, Pat (Mary) Martin and Troy
Martin; daughters, Zelda (Har-
old) Rennolds and Gail Lewis, all
of Okeechobee. In addition, he is
survived by eight grandchildren
and 16 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sun-
day, Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. until


services at 4 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel. Intern-
ment will be held in Port Mayaca
Cemetery at a later date.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Edward D. Yates
Edward D. Yates, 81,- died
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at his
residence. Born Aug. 6, 1926 in
Okeechobee, he was a lifetime
resident of Okeechobee.
He is survived by his sister,
Bessie Mae Touchton; caretaker,
Hilario Merino; and close friends,
Dottie and Ricky Parazes all of
Okeechobee. In addition he is
survived by a host of nieces,
nephews, great nieces and great
nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday,
Oct. 22, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel from 10 a.m. until
services at 11 a.m. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 19,
through Thursday, Oct. 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Rendition" (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 II - "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 Ill - "The Comebacks"
(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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
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Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the
292nd day of 2007. There are 73
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops
under Gen. Lord Cornwallis sur-
rendered at Yorktown, Va., as the
American Revolution neared its
end.
On this date:
In 1765, the Stamp Act Con-
gress, meeting in New York, drew
up a declaration of rights and lib-
erties.
In 1812, French forces under
Napoleon Bonaparte began their
retreat from Moscow.
In 1864, Confederate Gen. Jub-
al A. Early attacked Union forces
at Cedar Creek, Va.; the Union
troops were able to rally and de-
feat the Confederates.
In 1936, H.R. Ekins of the New
York World-Telegram beat out
Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York
Journal and Leo Kieran of The
New York Times in a round-the-
world race on commercial flights
that lasted 181/2 days.
In 1950, during the Korean
War, United Nations forces en-
tered the North Korean capital of
Pyongyang.
In 1960, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower imposed an embargo
on exports to Cuba covering all
commodities except medical sup-
plies and certain food products.
In 1967, the U.S. space probe
Mariner V flew past Venus.
In 1977, the body of West
German industrialist Hanns Mar-
tin Schleyer, who had been kid-
napped by left-wing extremists,
was found in Mulhouse, France.
In 1977, the supersonic Con-
corde made its first landing in
New York City.
In 1987, the stock market
crashed as the Dow Jones Indus-
trial Average plunged 508 points,
or 22.6 percent in value.
Ten years ago: Special U.S.
envoy Dennis Ross arrived in Is-
rael for another round of meet-
ings in an effort to push the Mid-
east peace process forward. The
Cleveland Indians defeated the
Florida Marlins, 6-1, in Game 2 of
the World Series, evening the se-
ries at one game apiece.
Five years ago: Jeffrey Hop-
per, 37, was seriously wounded
outside a steakhouse in Ashland,
Va., in the latest Washington-area
sniper shooting. In York, Pa., for-
mer mayor Charlie Robertson
was acquitted and two other
men were convicted in the shot-
gun slaying of Lillie Belle Allen,
a young black woman, during
race riots that tore the city apart
in 1969. The San Francisco Giants
defeated the Anaheim Angels 4-3
in Game 1 of the World Series.
Today's Birthdays: Former
ambassador to Russia Robert S.
Strauss is 89. Author John le Carre
is 76. Artist Peter Max is 70. Ac-
tor Michael Gambon is 67. Actor
John Lithgow is 62. Former Na-
tional Organization for Women
President Patricia Ireland is 62.
Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 62. Talk
show host Charlie Chase is 55.
Rock singer-musician Karl Wall-
inger (World Party) is 50. Singer
Jennifer Holliday is 47. TV host
Ty Pennington ("Extreme Make-
over: Home Edition") is 43. Rock


singer-musician Todd Park Mohr
(Big Head Todd and the Mon-
sters) is 42. Actor Jon Favreau is
41. Amy Carter is 40. "South Park"
co-creator Trey Parker is 38. Co-
median Chris Kattan is 37. Rock
singer Pras Michel (The Fugees)
is 35. Actor Omar Gooding is 31.
Country singer Cyndi Thomson is
31. Writer-director Jason Reitman
is 30. Actor Benjamin Salisbury is
27.
Thought for Today: "A good
beginning makes a good ending."
- English proverb.


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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Ask
outsiders for help, not the people you
are close to. An emotional issue will
arise if you make complaints or criti-
cize someone you live or work with.
Secret matters will take a turn. Don't
reveal the nature of your business.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay
calm, even if someone you work with
is being difficult. You should be mak-
ing plans to do something entertain-
ing or pampering yourself. Love is on
the rise and attending an event will
enhance your status.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You
should look into ways to make self-im-
provements. Travel to familiar places
and you will remember something that
will help you avoid making the same
mistake twice. You can make a strate-
gic and clever professional move.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): You've
got a handle on something big that can
turn profitable if you follow through.
Find out all you can by attending a lec-
ture or tradeshow. Emotions may run
high but go after what you want.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't
slack off. The more you can produce
or prepare for the future, the more
fun you will have when things are
complete. Someone you know has
a greater interest in you than you
-realize.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't
cause a fuss just because someone
doesn't want to do things your way.
You are better off letting things slip
and enjoying the moment. Travel or
getting together with friends, neigh-
bors or relatives will lead to impor-
tant knowledge.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Try
your hand at something creative or
original and you will discover a hid-
den talent. Don't let someone you've
known for some time put you down.
Have a good plan of action.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The
longer you hesitate, the less you will
get back. Put yourself on the line and
follow through if you want to make
gains. A firm hand will work best. If
you are wishy-washy or back down,
you will lose out.


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Go to whatever lengths necessary to
finish what you start or to close a deal.
Don't fold under pressure - be de-
termined. A clear mind and a precise
message will bring the best results.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
This is the perfect time to catch some-
one off-guard and get what you want.
You can convince others to follow
your lead or back you up. Don't let
your emotions stand in your way. Say
no to anyone trying to take advantage
of you.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An
offer is likely to crop up. Prepare to
take a good look at your options and
make a decision that enables you to
change your position in life. Put the
past behind you and strive to be the
best you can.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't
let someone who is making you prom-
ises cause confusion. You have to
read between the lines or you may be
used for purposes that will leave you
feeling empty. Secret matters will lead
to trouble in the future. Be careful.
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Dear Abby



Aunt must fend



off her critic

*DEAR ABBY: I recently ac- in your life is more important to
cepted the honor of raising my you?
10-year-old nephew, "Matt." I
have a daughter, "Sierra," who is .. *DEAR ABBY: My mother
also 10. Sierra's father is being a recently killed herself. She had
jerk about my raising someone been in pain for a long time and
else's child. He claims that by couldn't take it anymore.
having Matt in the house, I am My two young daughters -
"taking away" from our daughter, ages 6 and 8 - have asked me
She calls him the brother she has several times, "How did Nana
always wanted. die?" I told them Nana had been
Matt was in trouble in the past. in a lot of pain for a long time, and
He has issues because he has then she died.
been passed around a lot. We're They continue to ask, though,
dealing with it as a family. Matt is how she died. I searched on the
getting used to the fact that I am Internet, and many sources say
not going to throw him away no to tell them what happened, but
matter what he does, and he's I feel they are too young. Also,
straightening up. He's a great kid. my dad doesn't want me to tell
What should I do about the them specifics. He feels they are
fact that my daughter's dad won't too young to know she killed her-
stop with the "he has.parents, let self wWhat should I do? When is
them raise him" remarks? If I send the right time to tell them? How
Matt back, I know he'll end up in should I tell them? Please advise
jail. He's doing well here. I told me because I have no idea how
Sierra's father to mind his own -to handle this, and most parent-
business and I will handle mine, ing resources don't address this
but he's being hateful about it situation. - Loving Daughter
toward me and our daughter, and Mother
I know you'll have something DEAR LOVING DAUGHTER:
good for me, Abby. Please share. I have a hunch that the reason
- Concerned Aunt in North your daughters "continue to ask"
Carolina how Nana died is they either al-
DEAR CONCERNED AUNT: ready know the answer and want
Nowhere in your letter did you confirmation, or people have
refer to "the father of your daugh- clammed up about it in their
ter" as your husband. In this case, presence to the point they know
that may be a good thing. It im- something is wrong.
plies that he is not under your You should sit them down and
roof spreading his poison. ask them why they have been
In most relationships, one asking that question. Then tell
party is more dominant than the them the truth - that Nana was
other. In your case, I hope the sick and in pain and ended her
dominant party is you, because life earlier than anyone wanted
you must draw a line in the sand her to.
that Sierra's father can't cross. You did not mention whether
The price he will have to pay for your mother killed herself be-
having a relationship with you cause she was in physical or psy-
and your daughter will be that he chological pain. If it was the latter,
can no longer bad-mouth your it's important that your daughters
nephew or your choice to raise understand in the coming years
him. that depression can run in fami-
I know this isn't a decision that lies, that there is help for it, and
can be made lightly, but the ques- that they can come to you if they
tion you must answer is: In the need to talk about anything that is
scheme of things, which "man" troubling them.

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Fax Resume 888-433-8191
Call 866-633-5677
MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
Okeechobee County. Work
w/children & adolescents for
in-home, school based &
office visits. M-F. Master's
degree required. Fax resume
to 772-489-0423
RECEPTIONIST/FRONT DESK
Needed for busy doctor's
office. Call (863)763-1917 or
fax: (863)467-1142


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



SUCCESSFUL ENTREPREN-
EUR seeks 5 self-motivated
self-starters. Must be in a
position to start now. Imme-
diate income. Small Fee Re-
quired. 910-987-0453


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seeing
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legs
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author
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chefs with noble
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54 Reduce
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a 1948 political
song
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings * All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Services



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



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
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Books & Magazines535
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Carpets.'Rugs 550
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Tickets 720
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REFRIGERATORS (5) - Misc.
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Agriculture



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



SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE-
12 yr old, bl & wh, gaited,
ret. show horse, needs exp.
rider. $500 (863)357-3325


Rentals S



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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243



KINGS BAY, 2br/lba, w/gar-
age, all appl., w&d, $650
mo. 1st, last & $300 sec.
(863)763-2414
Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$800/month, First,
Last, + $800 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.
(954)290-0861


BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, W/D, lawn
service, water service,
$1050/mo, 1st, last, $500
sec. Avail first week in No-
vember (561)723-0661
BHR - 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba Cabin,
$550 mo. + sec. Also lot
space available in this 55 +
Park. (863)763-7164
BRAND NEWI 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
p orch. $850/mo. 3/1 Mobile
ome, $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
HOUSE - 2/1 w/appl. & CA.
920 NW 4th St, $800/mo,
1st, last, & $500 sec dep.
(561)743-0192.
IN TOWN - 2BR, 1BA, scr.
porch, carport, fenced back
yard, shed. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-7838
or (239) 989-8892
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
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
(863)467-1254/357-1918
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/lst, 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



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


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


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
(772)-349-8637


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

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BH RIDGE- 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $800/mo,
1st & Sec, (772)370-1095
TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
WATERFRONT, 2 BR, M.H.,
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528


RealEstate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Ppoperty 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


DUPLEX, 3BR, 1BA, Belmont
St. in LaBelle
(239)872-0596 Iv msg.
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. 70 W.
$79,000. Additional lot next
to home also for sale for
$35,000. (561)746-5852


ACREAGE, 2 1/2 acres cleared
and fenced located in Four
Seasons. Reduced! $82,000.
(863)697-6446


R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, $100,000
or best offer. (772)878-3335
or (772)224-1423


HEADING TO FORECLOSURE
Need quick sale. 3 Mobiles on
2 canal lots. $98,000 Open
Saturday 1pm - 3pm. Diane
Dangremond, Century 21
Horizon Properties.
(863)357-7789


MobileHomes


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Mobile Homes - Sale 2020



ANCIENT OAKS, 55+, 1BR,
sunroom, covered patio, car-
port, pool, clubhouse, every-
thing included. $550/month.
Call (954) 610-5345
OKEE., Unfurnished, 2BR 2Ba
on Canal. Direct TV, Water &
Lawn Maintenance included.
Easy access to lake. $675
mo. + sec. Avail. 10/21
772-794-2438 or 538-8183


OKEE., Unfurnished DW. 3 BR,
2 BA, Sunroom. New carpets
& apple's. On Canal w/access
to lake. 2 Car Carport. C/Air
& Heat. Lease only. $875
mo. + sec. dep. Call
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 2ba, on
1.25 ac, in Prarie, $850/mo.
1st, last & sec dep.
(863)763-3631 /763-2049
RV For Rent or Sale - BHR,
New '05. $475 mo. + sec.
in a 55+ park. Call
(863)763-7164
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
-furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
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
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


Recreation



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



BLUE WAVE CLASSIC 180,
'03- w/'05 Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325
SMOKER CRAFT PONTOON,
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trlr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
(772)597-2344
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
slafeds


WINNEBAGO '99 - 30ft, Class
C, Ford V10, 57K, 1 slide,
jacks, awnings, enter center,
$20,000 (863)467-5419 aft
2pm


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 1200 XL - '02, Black,
15K ml., Wide tires, Chrome,
Runs exc. Must Sell. $8800.
Or best offer.
(863)467-5770 or 634-2829
VULCAN 1500 CLASSIC, '01,
exc. cond., many extras,
$6500. (863)673-0783



YAMAHA RHINO 660 '05 -
Warren Winch, high set &
canvas top. Good condition.
$6,700. Call (863)634-7727
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Automobiles



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



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



CHEVY 4WD PICKUP, 2004 -
Heavy duty crew cab, all
power, running boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
size off-road tires, $17,500.
Call 863-467-1545.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public �
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-0098-CA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
2000 DODGE RAM PICKUP
VIN #: 3B7HF12Y1G112615
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Pastor Lobato Garcia
Last known address: 7275 N.E. 7th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to for-
felt your interest in the following prop-
erty in Okeechobee County, Flodrida:
2000 DODGE RAM PICKUP - VIN #:
3B7HF12Y1G112615 has bee n filed,
and you are required to serve a copy
of written defenses, if any, to Jeffrey F.
Mahl, Senior Assistant Attorney Gener-
al, Attorney for the FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY ANO
MOTOR VEHICLES, if you wish to con-
test this forfeiture action. The DE-
PARTMENT's attorney's address is
1515 North Flagler Drive, 9th Floor,
West Palm Beach, Florda 33401, on
or before 10/29, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before you serve on the DEPART-
MENT'S attorney or immediately
thereer; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Dated: 9/18/2007
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/s/LindaF. Young
As Deputy Clerk
242072 ON 10/5,12,19,26/07


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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.

Moose Legionnaires hold annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order of Moose, Legionnaires are again holding their annual
Koeze Nut "Fundraiser" for food baskets for the less fortunate. Order forms and catalogs
may be picked up at the Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave., see Paul at the Lodge, 159 N.W.
36t" St., (863) 763-4954 or call Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman at (863) 467-1484 to or-
der.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members -- sons, daughters, broth-
ers, 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@oacen-
terprises.com.


Community Events

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, spice cake and beverage. Tickets are $8 donation. For
tickets call (863) 824-0013 and leave a message.

VFW to host District Roundtable meeting/picnic
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 is hosting District 11 Round Table Meeting and Picnic on Oct.
27. All members and guests are welcome. There will be plenty of good food, games and
fun. Meeting starts at 10 a.m. Picnic starts immediately following meeting. For information
call (863) 697-2930.

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 members of bands. For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at (863)
763-0818.

Sons of American Legion steak dinner
The Sons of American Legion will sponsor their monthly rib-eye steak dinner on Sunday,
Oct. 28 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64,501 SE 2 St. Dinner includes
steak, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. Donation is $12. Public welcome. For informa-
tion call (863) 447-5599.

Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will host its
annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be some-
thing for everyone, ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of freshly
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 barbecued 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.

Methodist Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite everyone to attend their annual
bazaar on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Fellowship Ball at 200 NW Second
St. in Okeechobee. You will find a variety of crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods,
white elephant items and a silent auction. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and
desserts will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects local
and abroad. Come and bring a friend! For information call (863) 763-4021.

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 sponsored 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 everis 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 Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

AARP hosts Driver Safety Course
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety
Course on Nov. 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The course is for ages 55 and up. All
you have to do is attend all classes and stay alive. Consult your auto insurance agent for your
three year discount upon completion of class. Therewill be a $10 tuition fee (check only)
for information call Instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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. Veterans day Parade at 10 a.m. Join us to show ap-
preciation 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 information, visit www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org.

FFA to honor veterans at OHS
Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the Veteran's Day Assembly
at the Okeechobee High School. Included in the ceremony will be speeches, recognition
of veterans, and a slideshow. If there are any Okeechobee High School graduates that have
served or are serving in any branch of the armed forces that were not recognized last year,
the students would like them or their loved ones to bring pictures and information to the
high school to be included in the slideshow. All veterans and citizens in the community are
invited to attend this ceremony. It will be held on Nov. 9, in the high school gym, and the
time will be announced at a later date. If there are any questions about the assembly, please
call the Okeechobee High School at 462-5025.

Craft Fair seeks vendors
Vendors wanted for Craft Fair on Nov. 23 and 24. Set up time is 8 a.m., doors open from
9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Reserve before Oct. 25 and save $5. Spaces $35 extra space or table $5
each. Inside or outside spaces for tents.. For information call the Okeechobee Shrine Club
at (863) 610-3374 or (863) 763-8072.

VFW Post Auxiliary to host annual Bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tables are available for $10. Everyone is welcome. Bring
your goodies to sell or come and shop. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For information,
call Cheryl at (863) 697-2930.

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 Sat-
urday, camps will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and battles will be held
throughout the day with the main battle being staged at 2 p.m. On Sunday, camps will be
open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the main battle starting at 1 p.m. Other
activities include living history demonstrations, Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, Ladies 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 donations are to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be
new and unwrapped. Please drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-9386.

Senior Services offering assistance
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Health News in Brief


Cancer Center has
forum discussion
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and the physi-
cians at Big Lake Cancer Center
would like to invite you to a fo-
rum discussion on "Breast Can-
cer: Advances in Diagnosis and
Treatment," on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.
For information or to register for
this event, call (863) 467-9500.

Breast Cancer
program planned
The Okeechobee County
Health Department offers a free
community health education pro-
motion and wellness program for
breast cancer awareness. Learn
about early detection, prevention
and treatment for breast cancer.
The dates and locations are as fol-
lows: Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. until 5:30
p.m., Sun Trust Bank, 815 South
Parrott Ave.; Saturday, Oct. 20,
9 a.m. until noon, Seacoast Na-
tional Bank, 1835 Hwy 441 S.E.;
Monday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m. until 5
p.m., Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave.; Friday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m., Bank of America,
205 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion call (863) 462-5781.

Freedom from
Smoking classes open
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
munity.
The purpose of the program is to
reduce adult and youth tobacco
use, and provide tobacco resourc-
es to residents, businesses and
community organizations in the
county. Freedom from Smoking
classes will be held every Tuesday
at the Okeechobee County Health
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863)
462-5781.

Dine with the doctor
The popular medical series,
"Dine with the doctor" will be
held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, with din-
ner at at 5 pm. The guest speaker
will be Dr. Ludmila Mishelevich, a
Family Practice Physician at Raul-
erson Hospital. Dr. Mishelevich
will discuss Hypertension at 5:30
p.m. Dinner is $5 but the lecture
is FREE. For more information or
+ to make a reservation, please call
Bill Casian, Marketing/Public Re-
lations Director at 824-2702

Depression support
group forming
Depending on Christ is a new
support group forming for wom-
en suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it
will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772)
597-0463.

Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-


tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488
for information.

ACS plans
annual walk
The American Cancer Society
is planning their third annual Mak-
ing Strides Against Breast Cancer
5K Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20. The
walk will be held in Flagler Park
with registration beginning at 8
a.m. Teams, sponsorship and vol-
unteers are needed. If you would
like to join in the efforts to prevent
breast cancer, call Carrie Heine-
man at (863) 634-6012.

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

Addiction.
consultation offered
Problems with drug or alco-
hol addiction in someone you
know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource
service can give you the help you
need. Contact the Drug Rehab
Resource at (866) 649-1594 for a
free confidential consultation. Or,
go to the website at www.drugre-
habresource.net.

Cancer Society
seeks volunteers
The American Cancer Society
is recruiting volunteers who are
interested in making a difference
in the fight against cancer. Volun-
teers with the American Cancer
Society's Florida Division par-
ticipate in programs that support
research funding, educate the
community, deliver services to
patients and advocate for policies
that help defeat cancer. To get in-
volved, call the American Cancer
Society at (800) ACS-2345.

Narcotics group
to meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will
begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the
Just For Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441
S.E., Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780.

Healthy Start
can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

Cancer support
group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Sup-
port Group will meet the first
Thursday of each month. Each
meeting will be held from 5:30


until 6:30 p.m. in room 113 at
the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St. Cancer patients, survi-
vors and supporters are all invited.
The group will share stories and
encourage each other as we take
this journey. This support group
will provide participants with in-
formation, resources, support,
guest speakers and devotional
time and will help comfort dur-
ing either your battle or you loved
one's battle with cancer. For in-
formation, call the First Baptist
Church at (863) 763-2171.


Martha's House
offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a
workshop called Deafening Si-
lence, which deals with provid-
ing services to deaf and hard of
hearing survivors of domestic vio-
lence. The date and time will be
announced at a later date accord-
ing to community interest and re-
sponse. Contact Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group
seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition
is accepting donations of baby
items such as furniture, shoes,
clothing, maternity clothes, stroll-
ers and other items for infants
and toddlers. Proceeds from the
sale of donated items will be used
to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For in-
formation, call (863) 462-5877.

Blood donors
are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is
looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. The Big Red Bus
mobile unit will be at the Wal-
Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on the last Saturday of each
month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (561) 845-
2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360.
All blood types are needed. There
is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed
for all donors.

Pregnancy financial
assistance available
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, contact Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.

Childbirth classes
planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be offering Child-
birth Education Classes. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5877.

Just for Today
Club forms
The Just for Today Club of
Okeechobee is an Addiction re-
covery social club/meeting place
where people can come to fellow-
ship or attend meetings. For infor-
mation on this new club, contact
Michael at (863) 634-4780.


Community Events


Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit
is administering FPL's Care to Share Program in
Okeechobee County. The Care to Share 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 num-
ber. 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 ap-
pointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic
League of Okeechobee have discount cards avail-
able. The cards are $10 and are good for one year at
selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863)
462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities
in our community.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volun-
teers 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 information, contact Mike Davis, youth project
director, at (863) 462-5863.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area
has openings for membership. The members of the
volunteer council protect and advocate for a better
quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Vol-
unteers are appointed by the governor for a four-
year term. Local meetings are held on the second
Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit
www.floridasac.org.


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

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St.,
has services available at no charge to help people in
their search for the right employee or job. For more,
visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.

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

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


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Touchdown!
Zeke Matthews of the Child's World Gators streaked across the goal line for a Gator touch-
down against the Triple T Sod Seminoles during last Tuesday's O.C.R.A. Mighty Mites
football game. The Gators defeated the Seminoles 31-0.



FWC seeks grant proposals


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
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2008-09 funds.
The program provides com-
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Sports Briefs


Junior Volleyball Club
to hold parent meeting
Big Lake Junior Volleyball
club will hold a parent meet-
ing on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School Lecture Hall, for all
parents of girls in grades three
through high school who are
interested in trying out. For in-
formation, go to_www.biglake-
juniors.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 foot-
ball. When you purchase a gold
seat, you receive free admission
to all home sporting events for
free.
To purchase a gold seat con-
tact OHS athletic director Na-
than Owen at (863) 462-5025.

Tournament to
help children home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 and
Auxiliaries will host the Second
Annual golf tournament to ben-
efit the VFW National Home
for Children. The tournament is
November 3, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Everyone
is invited. Blind draw or teams.
For information 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 wel-
come.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

VFW Auxiliary plans
golf tournament
VFW Post 10539 Ladies
Auxiliary will host a golf tour-
nament to benefit the VFW
.National Home for Children
on Nov. 3, at the Okeechobee
Country Club. The VFW Na-
tional Home for Children offers
a home for spouses and chil-
dren of deceased and disabled
veterans as well as a home for
children of active duty military
personnel while they serve our
country at home and abroad.
The home does not receive any
federal or state funding. Spon-
sors are sought for the tourna-
ment. For more information,
call (863) 697-2930.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News

Mighty Mites
The Child's World Gators took on the Triple T Sod Seminoles on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the
O.C.R.A. Mighty Mites Football League. The Gators defeated the Seminoles 31-0. Braydon
Rucks of the Seminoles carried the ball down the field during the game.


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