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Saturday, October 20, 2007

PO BOX 117007


OHS to host
band festival
Okeechobee High School is
again hosting the Florida Band-
masters Association Marching
Band Music Performance Fes-
tival on Oct. 27. Tickets are $5.
The Florida Bandmasters As-
sociation, in conjunction with
the Florida School Music Asso-
ciation, sponsors non-competi-
tive performance opportuni-
ties called Music Performance
Assessments. The purpose for
Band Music Performance As-
sessments is to provide oppor-
tunities for the marching band
to perform in an environment
which provides critical evalua-
tion of its performance by not-
ed experts in the field of band
performance. This gives the
students the opportunity to per-
form for their peers, and gives
them an opportunity to hear
performances of their peers and
learn from that experience.
Page 6

Local man arrested
on cocaine charges
An Okeechobee man was
arrested on drug charges early
Friday morning while in the
parking lot of a local nightspot.
Leon Villegas-Ramiro, 26,
of Northwest 46th Avenue, was
charged with the felony of pos-
session of cocaine (two counts),
and a misdemeanor charge of
no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $5,750.
While walking through the
parking lot of a nightclub on
U.S. 441 S.E. shortly after mid-
night on Oct. 19, Deputy Roy
Gilchrist ,of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
stated in his arrest affidavit that
he saw a man retrieve two
beers from a cooler in the trunk
of a vehicle.
Page 3

In Brief

N.W 154th Ave.
closing temporarily
Northwest 154th Avenue will
be closed to all traffic from 8:30
a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
on Thursday, Oct. 25.
According to the
Okeeechobee County Road
Maintenance Department, a
pipe under the road must be
replaced. To do this, the road
must be closed.
If you have any questions,
call (863) 763-3514.

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

Lake Levels

10.07 feet
Last Year: 12.23 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.

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Community Events........ ........ 4
Crossword........................... 13
Obituaries.............................. 6
O pinion.................................. 4
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Woman sues store owner

Lawsuit alleges
age discrimination

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A discrimination lawsuit has
been filed in federal court on be-
half of an Okeechobee woman
who was accused of stealing
lottery tickets and subsequently
fired from the local convenience
store where she was working.
The lawsuit states that clerk
Roberta 'Bert' Brower was ac-

caused of stealing 42 rolls of
Florida Lottery tickets, valued at
$300 per roll. When the incident
reportedly occurred on Thurs-
day, May 5, 2005, Mrs. Brower
was working at the Handy Food
Store located at 2790 U.S. 441
S. The store is owned by B&B
Corporate Holdings located in
The former manager of that
store, Glenda Renne Certain,
was arrested on Sept. 25 in con-
nection with the theft. Accord-
ing to an Okeechobee County

Sheriff's Office (OCSO) arrest
affidavit she was charged with
grand theft.
The arrest report by OCSO
Deputy Paul Jackson indicated
that between the stolen tickets
and a concealed cash deposit
the store lost.$10,886.
But prior to Certain's arrest,
a B&B employee accused Mrs.
Brower of taking the lottery tick-
ets, states the lawsuit.
On May 5, Steve Alleyn, who
said he was a loss prevention
official with B&B, approached

Mrs. Brower. The suit alleges
that Mr. Alleyn accused Mrs.
Brower, who was 65 years old at
the time, and said: "I know you
did it. Ninety-five percent of the
time people that steal them are
your age."
The suit goes on to say Mr. Al-
leyn "berated her and called her
a liar" and then suspended her.
Mr. Alleyn did not return a
phone call seeking comment.
"What they did to her was
despicable. They should be
ashamed of themselves," said

Joesph Mancini, a Fort Pierce at-
torney representing Mrs. Brow-
er. "To simply show up and take'
her into the back room and say
what he did -- I don't know how
he could do that.
"What happened to her was,
frankly, in my opinion, outra-
geous," he continued.
An OCSO report by former
Deputy Kenneth Sarros states
that Mr. Alleyn suspected Mrs.
See Lawsuit - Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Planning Board/
Board of Adjustments and Ap-
peals Thursday unanimously
approved a 6.27-acre develop-
ment located to the east of the
U.S. Post Office. The proposed
development will include a
Hampton Inn with 85 hotel
rooms. The site will also fea-
ture out-parcels available for a
restaurant, bank and a two-sto-
ry building for retail spaces.
According to their applica-
tion, Kite Properties, LLC, is a
hospitality developer located in
Vero Beach. Their subsidiary,

Okeechobee SR70 Holdings,
LLC, has purchased the prop-
erty with a goal of develop-
ing a successful project while
maintaining the integrity of the
community and increasing em-
ployment and business oppor-
tunities for local residents.
The current use of the prop-
erty is for a single family resi-
dence and a stable, which will
be demolished. According to
- the applicant they have already
secured a franchise agreement
with the Hampton Inn. They
will not only be developing the
hotel, they will also be the own-
ers and operators of the hotel

as well.
The site requires a small
scale comprehensive plan map
amendment changing the fu-
ture land use from residential
single family to commercial.
The property is currently zoned
partially residential multifamily
and heavy commercial. They
are asking for a zoning change
from residential multifamily to
completely heavy commercial.
The following uses would be
permitted within a heavy com-
mercial district: professional
office, business office, medical
See Hampton - Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Planners voted unanimously
Thursday to recommend The
Lakehouse future land use and
zoning changes from residential
single family (RSF) to planned
unit development (PUD-R)
The Lakehouse, submitted
by Jose Rasco, CFO of property
owner 15th Street Homes, LLC,
submitted their conceptual site-
plan review in order to receive
a recommendation to the City
Planning Board for their rezon-
ing request of PUD-R.

This proposed develop-
ment of approximately 50
acres, located between South-
west Ninth Street and South-
west 15th Street, and between
Southwest Seventh Avenue
and Southwest 10th Avenue,
was a controversial issue as the
Okeechobee City Council held
a special meeting on June 7
where Mayor Kirk was forced
to break a deadlock between
voting council members.
At that time the proposal 4-.
was to change the property
from residential single family to
See Lakehouse - Page 2

Use of the-

Taylor Creek

locks limited

Due to the continued
drought that is causing record
low levels in Lake Okeechobee,
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District recently be-
gan restricted operation of the
Taylor Creek Navigation Lock
(S-193) on Lake Okeechobee.
This action is being taken to
maintain water levels in the LD-
4 Rim Canal and Taylor Creek
at this time to coincide with lo-
calized rainfall and watershed

recovery in the area.
Taking advantage of recent
rainfall, the S-192 located at the
head of the historic Taylor Creek
was opened to send basin wa-
ter south and the navigation
lock operation was restricted to
twice daily at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This effort to increase water
levels in the area is providing
boat owners an opportunity
See Locks - Page 2

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Stacey Jablonski
Flames dance at bonfire
Flames danced and swirled into the night air Thursday
evening at Okeechobee High School as students and
faculty gathered around the annual homecoming week
bonfire. The bonfire followed a pep rally in support of the
Brahman football team who were preparing to do battle
with the Westwood Panthers on Friday evening.
" 1 '11 " " { " "" //

Vol. 98 No. 293

City planners

give OK to


Homecoming Parade: OHS students are heroes

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Senior Class Float in the Okeechobee High School Homecoming parade featured
Bubba the Brahman mascot as Superman. The parade was held on Friday in downtown

The Okeechobee High School Junior ROTC's color guard led the annual homecoming
parade Friday afternoon through downtown Okeechobee.

Hampton Inn development

planned for Okeechobee

2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 20, 2007

Holiday Happenings

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

Church of God holds
annual fall festival
" The Bassinger Church of God,
16050 Hwy 98 N., will hold their
annual fall festival on Nov. 3,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Every-
one is welcome. There will be
a cake auction at 11:30, games,
prizes, a dunk tank, fun house,
popcorn and snow cones. There
will be chicken dinners for a $5
donation - adult and hotdogs
and chips for $2.50 donation for

Continued From Page 1
Within 15 minutes after being
suspended, an unnamed deputy
went to Mrs. Brower's home and
asked her to accompany him to
the sheriff's office, said the suit.
Once there, she was interviewed
about the theft then released.
The lawsuit states that Mr. Al-
leyn demanded that the woman
be arrested "now." The deputy
refused because there was no
proof to support his allegation,
said the suit.
The suit alleges that Mr. Alleyn
then told the deputy he would re-
turn on Monday, May 9, with the
"The victim in the case has
never contacted me, after sev-
eral attempts of me contlaclting
him. The case is closed due to no
further information from the vic-
tim," wrote Deputy Sarros in his

the children. All proceeds will go
to help Connie Spivey and family
for medical expenses. For infor-
mation call (863) 467-1503.

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

Donations sought
for Halloween event
Okeechobee Main Street,along
with the City of Okeechobee and

supplemental report.
The suit goes on to say that
Mrs. Brower was never contacted
by B&B and told that her suspen-
sion was over and that she could
return to work.
Mr. Mancini said his client is
currently out of work.
"This hit her pretty hard -
- there's no two ways about it,"
he said, in a phone interview Fri-
day, Oct. 19. "This still sticks with
He went on to say that back
pay is being sought, as well as
compensatory and punitive dam-
ages. The suit is also asking that
Mrs. Brower be returned to work
at the store. The amount of dam-
ages, if any, will be decided by
the jury.
No trial date has been set, but
Mr. Mancini said these types of
trials are normally heard by a fed-
eral judge 12 to 18 months after
the suit is filed.
Mr. Mancini indicated that

Submitted photo
This conceptual site plan shows the layout of the proposed
Lakehouse development which will be located between S.W.
Ninth Street and S.W. 15th Street, and between S.W. Seventh
Avenue and S.W. 10th Avenue. The City Planning Board voted
unanimously to recommend the future land use and rezoning
changes from residential single family to planned unit devel-

Continued From Page.1
multifamily. Councilwoman Lydia
Jean Williams and Councilman
Dowling Watford voted for the
change, while councilmen Lowry
Markham and Clayton Williams
voted against the change.
This time around at the plan-
ning board the project was re-
ceived well not only by the board
but by some individual citizens
that opposed the previous multi-
family change.
The Lakehouse development
went back to the drawing board
and is now requesting approval
from the Planning Board with the
blessing from the TRC for their
conceptual site plan which calls

for a single family development
through PUD-R zoning in order to
allow for the preservation of the
unique nature of the property.
While there is a bald eagle
habitat on the property, there is
also wetlands, water quality and
stormwater management issues.
By use of a PUD-R zoning, these
zones can be protected while cre-
ating an environment where the
residents can enjoy the natural
aspects of the property.
According to the submitted site
plan, the developer is proposing a
total of 136 units of varying single
family homes. They are propos-
ing 14 plantation homes that will
range from 2,400 to 3,000 square
feet; 13 village homes ranging
from 1,900 to 2,400 square feet;
52 bungalows ranging from 1,600

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Developer Kelly Kite (left) and Chris Goetzfried (right) spoke
before the City Planning Board concerning the proposed de-
velopment adjacent to the U.S. Post Office which will contain

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

asking for Mrs. Brower's reinstat-
ment is part of all discrimination
suits if the job is taken away il-
legally, even though it's not likely
she would actually go back to
work for B&B.
"It's not feasible to put her
back in that environment," he
said. "Trying to put somebody
back into that environment is fu-
In essence, the suit is saying
"The reason this person can't
go back to work, Mr. Employer,
is because of what you did," said
Mr. Mancini.
Prior to the suit being filed, the
incident was investigated by U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC). EEOC re-
ports indicate that there was suf-
ficient reason to believe that Mrs.
Brower was suspended and dis-
charged because of her age and
that statutes were violated.
Mr. Mancini said a violation is
found in less than 10 percent of

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

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cases investigated by the EEOC.
At this point, the EEOC sug-
gested that both parties get to-
gether and reach "... a just reso-
lution of this matter."
However, B&B has not con-
tacted Mr. Mancini concerning
their willingness to mediate the
Mr. Mancini said before going
to federal court there must be an
adiminstrative ' process that in-
cludes the EEOC investigation.
"They send charges to the em-
ployer and include documents
asking if they want to mediate the
case. They (B&B) didn't agree to
it," said Mr. Mancini.
He said the corporation was
asked a second time if they want-
ed to talk, but none have taken
"I don't know what they told
the EEOC," said Mr. Mancini.
Phone calls to Kevin Johnson,
the attorney representing B&B,
were not returned.

Graphics, provided by the developer, detail the layout of a
portion of the development where entry to the homes will be
via the rear of the house where cars will enter a garage and
the occupants will go into their house via a covered walkway
passing by a side yard or a pool which is an optional addition
to the homes.

to 1,900 square feet; and 57 cot-
tages ranging from 1,500 to 1,600
square feet.
In the graphics provided, the
entry to the homes will be via the
rear of the house where cars will
enter a garage and the occupants
will go into their house via a cov-
ered walkway passing by a side
yard or a pool which is an option-
al addition to the homes.
The project is proposing for
sidewalks and other infrastruc-
ture throughout the project such
as the walkways around the eagle
protection area to be open for
public use dependent on the laws
surrounding the use of the area.
The clubhouse will be up to
4,000 square foot will be private
for resident use only.
The PUD-R process is new to

Continued From Page 1
office; retail service, retail store
including outdoor display of mer-
chandise; restaurant, caf6; per-
sonal service; dry cleaner, laun-
dry; funeral home; hotel, motel;
private club, nightclub; craft stu-
dio; business school; commercial
indoor recreation; commercial
parking garage, lot, taxi stand or
bus terminal.
The developer stated in the
letter that the site area will meet
all of the city's landscape buffer
requirements to shield the de-
velopment from the neighboring
residential properties to the east
of the proposed development.
The property owner also
showed pictures to the board of
sample pre-cast concrete walls
that are typically associated with
the upscale hotel use that is being
The majority of the issues that

the city as this would be the first
actual application of this zoning
The Planning Board will send
their recommendation of ap-
proval to the City Council where
the applicant will go through two
public hearings.
Pending approval from the
council, the development would
then come before the TRC again
with a normal site plan review
which involves the actual specif-
ics of the project.
Once the site plan is approved
it goes on to the building permit
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

were brought before the board
were applicable to the site plan
review stage to the effect of buf-
fers to neighboring properties;
lighting to neighboring proper-
ties; and traffic issues. These is-
sues were voiced by neighboring
landowners John Burnette and
his wife Kim Burnette.
Ultimately the development
was approved unanimously to
recommend approval to the City
In unrelated business, the
board also approved a rezoning
for .57 acre property located at
1811 S.W. Second Ave., Building
Blocks Academy. The current
zoning is light commercial (CLT)
and the use of a daycare center is
not allowed within that zoning.
The applicant requested a change
to commercial professional office
(CPO) which allows a daycare
center as a special exception.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Continued From Page 1
to safely remove their stranded
boats. Owners are encouraged
to use this opportunity as soon
as possible, because this window
of opportunity is expected to be
short and weather conditions
may not provide additional water
in the basin for some time.
During these restricted op-
erating hours, all boaters at the
navigation lock at the scheduled
time will be locked through, and
then the navigation lock will be
closed until the next scheduled
operating time. Normal hours of
operation for this navigation lock
will resume when conditions in
the watershed limit water man-
agers ability to send water down
stream and the canal and lake lev-
els equalize.

Boaters wishing to lock
through at times other than the
restricted hours will be accom-
modated but only in the event of
an emergency. Locks at J&S Fish
Camp, Buckhead Ridge, Lake-
port and Henry Creek will remain
closed until water levels increase
to an elevation that will permit
safe passage.
Boaters are strongly urged to
check in with the locktender when
traveling onto Lake Okeechobee
and to take notice of the hours of
operation at the navigation lock,
especially before making plans to
stay out late on the lake.
For more information, please
contact the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200. You may also
ask the locktenders for operat-
ing information when locking
through, or contact them on VHF
Marine Band Radio on Channel

Today's Weather

Okeechobee Forecast

Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with numerous showers and
scattered thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind
will be from the west around 5 mph shifting to the northeast at 5 to
10 mrph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and iso-
lated thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the. northeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 40

Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from
the northeast around 5 mph becoming east around 10 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny, with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers
and isolated thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain.is 20
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers and thun-
derstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 20


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Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Rick Erwin Cress, 53, S.W.
23rd St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 16 by Deputy Corporal
Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felonies of committing a
gross fraud or cheat at common
law (six counts), fraud - obtain-
ing property communication un-
der $300 (four counts) and crimi-
nal use of personal identification
information. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of second-
degree petit theft (five counts).
His bond was set at $40,000.
* Elizabeth Marie Starcher, 25,
N.W Eighth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a felony
charge of driving while license
suspended/revoked - habitual
offender, and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
violence. Her bond was set at
* Mark Elliott Hazlitt, 28, N.W
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 16 by the OCPD on
charges of possession of cocaine
and interference with railroad
track and other equipment. His
bond was set at $4,000.
* Lawrence Wayne Ritchie,
29, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 16 by the OCPD
on a charge of interference with
railroad track and other equip-
ment. His bond was set at
* Connie Sue Cox, 42, N.E.
15'h Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 16 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell, and misdemeanor charges
of possession of marijuana under
20 grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $15,000.
* Justin William Bailey, 18, S.E.
Damask Ave., Port St. Lucie, was
arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Patri-
cia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felony of possession of
oxycodone, and the misdemean-
or of possession of marijuana un-
der 20 grams. His bond was set at
� * Jamie Tulane Smith, 31, N.
34th St., Hollywood, was arrested
Oct. 16 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of
violation of probation -- fleeing or
eluding a law enforcement officer
and violation of probation -- driv-
ing while license suspended, and
the misdemeanor of violation of
probation - resisting arrest with-
out violence. He is being held
without bond.
* James Gene Janata, 26, S.R.
78 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 16 by Deputy Patricia Mas-

sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with fraud-
ulent use of a credit card less than
$100. His bond was set at $500.
* Patricia Lynn Gonzales, 34,
N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 17 by the OCPD
on a charge of violation of proba-
tion - possession of cocaine. She
is being held without bond.
* Charles Edgar Hill, 24, S.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 17 by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand
theft. His bond was set at $2,500.
* Nicki Osceola, 22, was
picked up at the Leon County Jail
and arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation - posses-
sion of cocaine. Her bond was set
at $10,000.
* Clemente Baltazar, 25, N.W.
42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 18 by Deputy Roy Gil-
christ on a felony charge of driv-
ing while license suspended or
revoked - habitual offender. His
bond was set at $5,000.
* Richard Wells, 20, Brush
Creek Road, Colbert, Ga., was ar-
rested Oct. 18 b Deputy Sergeant
J. Royal on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation -- grand theft.
He is being held without bond.
* William P. Edwards, 47,
N.W. 20'h Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy
Justin Akins on charges of driving
under the influence, driving while
license suspended with knowl-
edge and refusal to submit to a
breath test. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests
and not convictions, unless
otherwise stated. Anyone list-
ed here who is later found in-
nocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

Local man arrested on cocaine charges

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was ar-
rested on drug charges early Fri-
day morning while in the parking
lot of a local nightspot.
Leon Villegas-Ramiro, 26,
of Northwest 46th Avenue, was
charged with the felony of pos-
session of cocaine (two counts),
and a misdemeanor charge of no
valid driver's license. His bond
was set at $5,750.
While walking through the

parking lot of a nightclub on U.S.
441 S.E. shortly after midnight on
Oct. 19, Deputy
Roy Gilchrist of
the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO)
stated in his ar-
rest affidavit that
he saw a man re-
trieve two beers
from a cooler in Leon
the trunk of ave- Villegas-Ramiro
He told the man that he could
not get into the silver Dodge ve-

hicle with the beer, and then no-
ticed another man sitting in the
driver's seat with the motor was
As he approached the front of
the vehicle Deputy Gilchrist stat-
ed in his report that he saw the
man in the driver' seat put a small
white object under the headrest
on the passenger seat. The man,
later identified as Villegas-Ramiro,
got out of the vehicle.
When asked for identification,
Villegas-Ramiro gave him a Mexi-
can ID. When the man was asked
if he had a valid driver's license

he said no, stated the deputy's
Deputy Gilchrist along
with Deputy Donald Ellis then
searched the vehicle. They re-
portedly found a white powder
in a piece of plastic. Above the
sunvisor they found a green tube
that contained a small amount
of a substance, states the OCSO
Both substances were field
tested and indicated a positive re-
sult for the presence of cocaine,
stated Deputy Gilchrist in his re-

Phone call leads to area man's arrest

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A phone call from an alert
individual at an area conve-
nience store led to the arrest of
an Okeechobee:
man on felony ,
drug charges C
Thursday eve-
Carlos Rafael
Colon, Jr., 23,
S.E. 24th St., was
charged with
the felony of Carlos
possession of a Colon
controlled sub-
stance. He was also charged with
possession of marijuana under
20 grams, a misdemeanor.
Colon was booked into the

Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $3,000.
Deputy John Fisher of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) responded to a
convenience store on U.S. 98 N.
Thursday in regard to a suspi-
cious incident. According to the
caller, a customer placed what
appeared to be drugs on the
check-out counter while paying
for some items.
The deputy's report states
that when he arrived at the store
around 6:30 p.m. he found a man
sitting in a vehicle that matched
the description given to the
OCSO dispatchers by the caller. A
Florida Identification Card in the
man's possession identified him
as Colon, said Deputy Fisher's

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The deputy then asked the
man to place the contents of his
pockets onto the hood of Deputy
Fisher's patrol car. Among those
contents, states the OCSO report,
was a prescription pill bottle.
Even though the label on the bot-
tle was partially destroyed, Dep-
uty Fisher was able to ascertain
that the name on the bottle was

not Colon's, said his report.
Inside the bottle the deputy
reportedly found a small amount
of a green leafy substance and
three pills. The leafy substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence
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Community Events

Two-day motorcycle rally planned
A motorcycle rally will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday,
Nov. 11, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E., beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being spon-
sored by the Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and
will feature a burn out pit, tug-o-war and donut eating contest for
adults. There will also be events for children that include a bounce
house, wildlife area and face painting. There will also be live music,
as well as food and prize giveaways. Tickets are $5 in advance each,
and $10 each at the gate on the day of the event. Children under the
age of 12 will be admitted free. The purpose of the two-day event is
to help educate youngsters about the dangers of joining a criminal
street gang and to raise money for the FGIA that will be used to
educate kids about the dangers of joining a gang. For information,
tickets or to sign up a team to compete in one of the adult contests,
contact either Detective Sergeant Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, (863) 763-3117. Tickets can
also be purchased at Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E., and Syble's Flow-
ers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

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Are cocaine sentencing laws reasonable?

By Kara Gotsch
American Forum
This month the Supreme Court
heard a case which touched on a
20-year-old controversy involving
justice and crack cocaine. The
court will rule early next year
in Kimbrough v. United States
whether a federal district judge's
more lenient sentencing deci-
sion, based on his disagreement
with policy that punishes crimes
involving crack cocaine more
harshly than those involving pow-
der cocaine, is reasonable. The
case will help judges determine
their ability to sentence below an
advisory guideline range. Unfor-
tunately, the outcome will leave
in place the excessive manda-
tory penalties that the Kimbrough
judge found unjust.
The case of Derrick Kimbrough
stems from his 2005 guilty plea in
Virginia for possession with intent
to distribute 56 grams of crack
cocaine and possession of a fire-
arm. Kimbrough, a Desert Storm
veteran with no previous felony
convictions, was prosecuted in
federal court where penalties in-
volving crack cocaine are harsher
than in state systems. As a result,
instead of receiving a sentence
of about 10 years under Virginia
law, he faced a federal sentencing
guideline range between 19 and

22 years.
Federal District Judge Ray-
mond A. Jackson, who presided
over Kimbrough's case, called
the recommended guideline sen-
tence "ridiculous" and instead
sentenced Kimbrough to 15
years, the minimum required by
mandatory sentencing laws.
The sentencing range in this
case and many other drug-related
cases is tied to mandatory mini-
mum sentences passed by Con-
gress in the 1980s. Lawmakers
intended to impose tough pen-
alties on high-level drug market
operators, such as heads of drug
organizations and major drug
traffickers. However, the small
quantities that trigger mandatory
minimum sentences for crack
cocaine offenses largely entangle
defendants with bit roles in the
crack trade. In 2006, more than
60 percent of federal crack co-
caine defendants had only low-
level involvement in drug activity,
such as street-level dealers, cou-
riers or lookouts. State criminal
justice systems are well equipped
to handle these kinds of cases but
are unable to pursue the import-
ers and international traffickers
who bring drugs into the coun-
try. Stopping drugs from crossing
America's borders is the domain
of federal law enforcement, but
federal resources are being mis-

Upcoming Events

AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rolt 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)
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.
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 6344780.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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 adopt-
ing in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program
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 ap-
pearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at
(863) 532-0449.
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)
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Secu-
rity 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 informa-
tion, 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. Par-
rott 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N,W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health 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)
A.A. 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.

Had the drugs Kimbrough
possessed been solely powder
cocaine the amount would not
have triggered a mandatory mini-
mum sentence or the lengthy sen-
tencing guideline range. Indeed,
it takes 5,000 grams of powder
cocaine, 100 times the amount
of crack cocaine Kimbrough pos-
sessed, to warrant a 10-year man-
datory. This dramatic sentencing
disparity exists despite the fact
that the drugs are pharmacologi-
cally identical -- crack is made by
cooking powder cocaine with
baking soda and water. Both
drugs produce equally harmful
effects on the body.
Is 10 years in prison for a non-
violent drug offense money well
spent? The U.S. Justice Depart-
ment says yes, but many in Con-
gress disagree and a bipartisan
group is seeking to change the
crack cocaine sentencing law.
Since May, three proposals to re-
form sentencing laws have been
introduced in the Senate. Each bill
would reduce the quantity dispar-
ity between crack and powder co-
caine necessary to trigger a man-
datory minimum sentence. One
proposal that would equalize the
penalties for crack and powder
cocaine goes the farthest to shift
federal law enforcement focus
from street level dealers, like Mr.

Kimbrough, towards high-level *
The momentum in Congress
is buoyed by a recent report from
the U.S. Sentencing Commission
which finds that the penalties for
cocaine offenses "overstate the
relative harmfulness of crack co-
caine" and "sweep too broadly
and apply most often to lower
level-offenders." The Commis-
sion has recommended statu-
tory reforms to Congress and
has proposed an amendment to
decrease the guideline offense
level for crack cocaine offenses.
The amendment could reduce
crack sentences by 15 months on
average and would go into effect
November 1 as long as Congress
does not act to reject it. However,
it would not change the statutory
mandatory minimums.
The Supreme Court's consid-
eration of the magnitude of dis-
cretion afforded to federal judges
is a step towards creating a more
just sentencing system. However
regardless of the Court's action
on this case, without Congress al-
tering the harsh mandatory pen-
alties for crack cocaine offenses,
America's sentencing policy will
remain unreasonable.
Gotsch is the director of
advocacy at the Washington,
DC-based Sentencing Project.

Community Events

'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. 1 000friendsofflorida.org.

The E.O.E. #4137 to hold yardsale
The F.O.E. #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 is having a yard'sale on
Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. All
proceeds go to local charities. Donations would be appreciated.
Any questions please call the club at (863) 763-2552.

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.

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/
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 is hosting District 11 Round Table
Meeting and Picnic on Oct. 27. All members and guests are wel-
come. 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. Ev-
eryone 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 ribeye
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 infor-
mation call (863) 447-5599.

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Wildlife refuge will benefit from Acceler8 project

South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and the Village
of Wellington Wednesday (Oct.
1) celebrated the completion of
another milestone for Everglades
restoration, cutting the ribbon on
the S7 pump station in central
Palm Beach County. The pump
station is a component of the
Acme Basin B Discharge Project,
part of the State's Acceler8 initia-
tive and one of five Water Pre-
serve Area projects to improve
water quality in the Everglades
Water Conservation Areas.
* When complete, the project
will divert urban stormwater run-
off from the local drainage basin,
known as Acme Basin B, away
from the Arthur R. Marshall Loxa-
hatchee National Wildlife Refuge,
ending all direct discharges into
the federally-managed lands.
"By diverting nutrient-laden
stormwater away from the Wild-

life Refuge, the natural hydrology
of the area's sensitive ecosystem
can be restored, allowing the na-
tive flora and fauna to recover
and flourish," said Ken Ammon,
SFWMD Deputy Executive Direc-
tor for Everglades Restoration.
"The District's partnership with
Wellington demonstrates how
governments can successfully
work together with the commu-
nity to achieve incremental resto-
ration of the ecosystem."
Operation of the S7 pump sta-
tion will move water from the C-
1 canal into the C-51 West canal
and subsequently to Stormwater
Treatment Area 1 East for treat-
ment prior to being discharged to
the Refuge, part of the Everglades
Protection Area. The treatment
wetland uses plants to naturally
clean phosphorus from water
flowing into the Everglades. Over
the last decade, the State has con-

structed more than 36,000 acres
of treatment wetlands, which are
currently cleaning water to levels
of phosphorus as low as 12 parts
per billion.
The Acme Basin B Discharge
Project also includes improve-
ments to nearly three miles of
the C-1 canal, which will offer
increased conveyance capacity,
and a new impoundment and
second pump station to provide
temporary offline water storage
of 1,028 acre-feet of water -- the
equivalent of more than 22,000
residential swimming pools. This
will maintain flood protection
in the basin and reduce nutrient
loads flowing into the C-51 ca-
nal and subsequently to the Ev-
erglades Protection Area. Future
components of the project will
provide recreational opportuni-
ties, such as walking trails, over-
looks and equestrian trails.
Wellington City Manager

Charlie Lynn, the Wellington Vil-
lage Council and District staff
inaugurated the pump station at
a ribbon-cutting ceremony this
morning at the intersection of
Southern Boulevard and Flying
Cow Road. The village has part-
nered with the SFWMD to expe-
dite the various components of
this project.
One of the SFWMD's priority
initiatives, Acceler8 is facilitating
funding, design and construction
of critical Everglades restoration
projects. Together, the projects
will restore 100,000 acres of
sensitive wetlands, expand wa-
ter treatment areas by close to
29,000 acres and provide 428,000
acre-feet of additional water stor-
age for Everglades restoration a
decade ahead of schedule.
In 2000, Florida forged a 50-50
State-federal partnership to imple-
ment the massive Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan. The

State and SFWMD have invested
close to $2 billion to improve the
quality, timing and distribution of
water in this unique ecosystem,
including $312 million of work
underway or completed as part
of the Acceler8 initiative;
In addition to acquiring land
and constructing projects as a part
of the comprehensive plan, Flor-
ida has invested more than $1.8

billion to improve water quality
in the Everglades. During Water
Year 2006, the State's stormwa-
-ter treatment areas captured and
treated nearly 1.5 million-acre
feet or 488 billion gallons of wa-
ter, reducing phosphorus loads to'
the famed River of Grass by close
to 70 percent. For more informa-
tion on Acceler8, visit www.ever-

OHS to host Bandmasters festival

Okeechobee High School is
again hosting the Florida Band-
masters Association Marching
Band Music Performance Festival
on Oct. 27. Tickets are $5.
The Florida Bandmasters As-
sociation, in conjunction with
the Florida School Music Asso-
ciation, sponsors non-competi-
tive performance opportunities
called Music Performance As-
sessments. The purpose for Band
Music Performance Assessments
is to provide opportunities for
the marching band to perform in
an environment which provides
critical evaluation of its perfor-
mance by noted experts in the

field of band performance. This
gives the students the opportu-
nity to perform for their peers,
and gives them an opportunity to
hear performances of their peers
and learn from that experience.
At the Marching Band Festival
on Oct. 27, the Okeechobee High
School Blazin' Brahman Band will
perform, along with marching
bands from Indian River, St. Lu-
cie, Martin, and Highlands Coun-
ties. The gate will open at 3 p.m.
The Osceola and Yearling Middle
School Bands will open the event
by playing the Star Spangled Ban-
ner at 3:30 p.m.
Food and drinks will be avail-

able throughout the afternoon
and evening. The public is invited
to enjoy the performances.
The mission of the Florida
Bandmasters Association is to
promote and support band pro-
grams in the state of Florida. As
its guiding principle, the Associa-
tion further believes that music
holds a unique place in human
existence and touches our lives
in ways that no other experience
can. The Association believes
that our growth as individuals is
defined in terms of our ability to
develop thinking capacities, mo-
tor skills, and affective responses.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Troop 955 visits City Council
Boy Scout Troop 955 members (front row-left to right) Daniel Jansen, 13; Matt Saucier, 13;
Alex Perez, 14; (back row-left to right) Nicholas Flood, 12; Nick Methner, 13; Jared Wilson,
14; and William Holliday, 13; visited the City, Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, which
is led by Mayor James Kirk (far right).


Pamela Elizabeth
Pamela Elizabeth Martin, 64,
of Lakeport died, Oct. 14, 2007
at Raulerson Hospital. Born Feb.
21, 1943 in Cincinnati Ohio, to
the late Stanley
and Eleanor He
is. She was the
owner of Alice's
Restaurant at the
Brighton Semi-
nole Reserva-
tion. She came
to Lakeport from
Fort Myers 12 Pamela
years ago. She Elizabeth
was a member Martin
of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church in Moore Haven. She loved
to write children's stories, and
poems. She especially loved rose
gardening and was a member of
the Garden Club of Lakeport.
She is preceded in death by her
brother, Joseph He is and her hus-
band, Kenneth Martin.
She is survived by her son,
Robert Seiber of Louisville, Ky.;
daughters, Peggy (David) Han-
nam of Kissimmee; Tracy Seiber
of St. Cloud, and Samantha Alex-
ander of Lakeport. In addition, she
is survived by 12 grandchildren
and one great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be
held Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at
the Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Friends may also make dona-
tions to the charity of their choice
in remembrance of Mrs. Martin.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.

Mark Eugene Brown
Mark Eugene Brown, age 55
of Okeechobee died Wednesday,
Oct. 17, 2007 in Lawnwood Medi-
cal Center. Born March 28, 1952
in Atlantic, Iowa, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past 2 years and was a member
of More 2 Life Church. He always
enjoyed a game of golf.
He is survived by his wife, Car-
ol Brown. of Okeechobee; sons,
Chad O'Connor of Okeechobee,
Jerrod Brown of Minnesota, Jason
(Jennifer) O'Connor of Ft. Pierce;
daughter, Heather (Ernie) Tumo-
szwicz of Okeechobee; brothers,
Jay of Atlantic, Iowa, and Randy
of Kansas City, Mo; sisters, Bar-
bara and Terry, both of Atlantic,
Iowa. In addition he is survived
by four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends,
Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel from 10
a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.,
with Pastor Cary McKee of More 2
Life Church officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Troy Woodrow Martin
Troy Woodrow Martin, age 58
of Okeechobee passed away Fri-
day, Oct. 19, 2007 at Raulerson
.Hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1948 in
Belle Glade, to James and Ethel
Martin, he has been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 16 years
and was a wielder by trade.
He is preceded in death by his
father, James Luther Martin.
He is survived by his mother,

Ethel Martin of Okeechobee;
daughter, Pam (Cole) Grenwel-
gee of Texas; brother, Pat (Mary)
Martin; sisters, Zelda (Harold)
Rennolds and Gail Lewis all of
Okeechobee. In addition, he is
'survived by his grandson, Corbin
Grenwelgee of Texas.
Visitation will be held on Sun-
day, Oct. 21, from 2 until service
time at 4 p.m. in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Delbert Miller Fish
Delbert Miller Fish, age 75 of
Okeechobee died Oct. 18, 2007
at Raulerson Hospital. Born, Nov.
27, 1931 in Willis, Mich. to Roy
and Evola Fish. He was a line-
man in Michigan before retiring.
He married Phyllis Sisty in 1958.
he was a member of the Eagles
#2254 in Michigan. He came to
Okeechobee from Monroe, Mich.
in 1995.
He is survived by his wife,
Phyllis Fish of Okeechobee;
daughter, Julie Roderick of Peters-
burg, Michigan; son, Tim J: Fish
of Monroe, Mich.; seven grand-
children and two sisters, Donna
Butler or Ocala and Betty Curley
of Petersburg.
The family will not hold ser-
vices or visitation.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St. Okeechobee.

Community Links. Idividu cal V Pices.

Music is unique in that it has the
potential to develop people in all
three areas, by fostering perfor-
mance skills, creativity, self-ex-
pression, and social skills, all of
which are important for lifelong
Okeechobee High School
Band Alumni (and their par-
ents) are needed to make this
event a success. The next plan-
ning meeting will be held at 7:00
p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 23, in the
band room of Okeechobee High
School. If you cannot attend the
planning meeting, but are inter-
esting in volunteering, call Band
Director Clint LaFlam at OHS.

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Rev. Tom Pasquarella
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Marriage is a beautiful institu-
tion created by God and God has
a specific purpose for it. Marriage
is to be a picture of the church's
relationship to the Lord Jesus
Christ. You might be wondering
how this can be. We need to be-
gin with submission. Now, I know
submission leaves a bad taste in
the mouths of both believers and
non-believers, because we do not
want to be under the authority of
anyone else. We want to be our
own island. We are not an island
in marriage but we are a union
that is a reflection of something
"Wives, be subject to your
own husbands as to the Lord."
(Ephesians 5:22) Wives are to be
subject or submit themselves to
their husbands, because of Ephe-
sians 5:23: "For the husband is
the head of the wife, as Christ is
the head of the church, He Him-
self being the Savior of the body."
Wives are equated to the church
in this illustration of a marriage.
The church is to be in submission
to Christ and so the wife is to be in
submission to the husband. Now

please do not shoot the messen-
ger but please read on. It is sad to
say this is not what a marriage is
today. There are many that think
a woman should not submit or
be subject to her own husband,
but that is because many have
abused this verse. I am not say-
ing wives need to be abused and
put down, this is not forced sub-
mission, but it is a willful submis-
sion. Wives are to submit them-
selves to their husbands because
of their love for Jesus. I know that
it is hard to willingly submit, but
if you think this is hard, wait until
you hear the husband's responsi-
bility in marriage.
"Husbands, love your wives,
just as Christ also loved the
church and gave Himself up for
her. (Ephesians 5:25) Husbands
are to love their wives as Christ
loved the church. How much
are'husbands to love their wives?
Well, how much did He (Jesus)
love the church? He sacrificed
Himself for her and died in her
place so that they may be with
Him forever. "Have this attitude
in yourselves which was also in
Christ Jesus, who although He
existed in the form of God, did
not regard equality with God a
thing to be grasped, but emp-

tied Himself, taking the form of a
bond-servant, and being made in
the likeness of men. Being found
in appearance as a man, He hum-
bled Himself by becoming obedi-
ent to the point of death, even
death on a cross." (Philippians
2:5-8). Husbands are to humble
themselves for their wives and
die to themselves, because it is
not about self but about others.
Jesus died for you because He
placed you first, this means that
husbands have to sacrifice not
only their lives, but their desires
and seek what is best for their
brides. If husbands could love
their wives like Jesus loved the
church and died for her, wives
would have an easier time sub-
mitting to husbands because they
would be loved with an uncondi-
tional love. This is what makes a
great marriage!!!
This can happen only when
there is a commitment to Christ
Jesus, because of what He has
done on your behalf. He died
in your place taking the punish-
ment for your sin, so you would
be with Him forever. I know that
if you commit your marriage to
God He will bless it and grow it to
be a perfect picture of Jesus and
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FBC celebrates Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation Month at Okeechobee First Baptist Church. Throughout the
month, the pastors (left to right) David Harris, Pastor of Worship; Steve Wegmann, Pastor
of Education and Senior Adults; Randy Huckabee, Senior Pastor/Teacher; and Mark Mc-
Carter, Pastor of Students are honored by the membership with special dinners, cards and
other expressions of love and appreciation.

Church News in Brief

Church of Christ plans
clothing give-away
The Okeechobee Church of
Christ will be having a clothing
give away on Saturday, Oct. 27, at
their church building, 1401 S. Par-
rot Ave. from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The public is invited. For informa-
tion call (863) 763- 4477.

Church of God puts on
Tribulations House
Can you handle your fears?
The Okeechobee Church of God
will be having their Tribulation
House Oct. 25 through 27 at the
Okeechobee Church of God,
301 N.E. Fourth Ave. The event
will start at 7:30 p.m. each night,
Thursday night they will stop tak-
ing groups in at 9 p,m. Friday and
Saturday, there will be no time
limit on group registration. It is
free admission. This event is not
for small children, any child un-
der the age of 12 must be accom-
panied by an adult. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-1317.

Haven of Rest Church
holds revival
The Haven of Rest Church is
having a revival with Bro. David
Hansel from Monday, Oct. 22
through Thursday, Oct. 25. The
service will begin at 7 p.m. each
night. Everyone is welcome. For
information call (863) 357-3053.

Church to host bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will
be held Nov. 10, at the Presby-
terian Church USA 312 N Parrott
There will be handmade crafts,
holiday decorations, Christmas
gifts, "white elephants," recycled
serviceable items, and all kinds of
baked goods,
Doors will open at 9 a.m. For
more information call Eleanor
Newhouse, (863) 763-5928.

Church of Nazarene
to hold Gospel Concert
The Dixie Echoes Quartet will
be in concert Saturday Nov. 3, at
7 p.m., at His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W.
28th St. in Okeechobee. A love of-
fering will be taken. For more in-
formation call: (863)-763-7113.

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

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 Fellow-
ship Ball at 200 NW Second St. in
Okeechobee. You will find a vari-
ety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
nuts, baked goods, white ele-
phant 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 informa-
tion call (863) 763-4021.

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

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

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

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

Church plans
Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist
Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will have a "girls night
out" with well known Christian
author, Marion Bond West; on Sat-
urday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until,2
p.m. Tickets cost whichh includes
lunch. For information, contact
Cheri Watford at the church office
(863) 763-4021 or Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets.

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

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Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 20, 2007


Cornrnunr Links. Individual Vroices


The Osceola Middle School Warriors had a pep talk with their
coach Todd Jones and his wife Rachel Jones during a time
out during their critical Treasure Coast Conference Champi-
onship game on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
OMS Warrior Marie Renfranz (4) jumped to try to stop the
Panther serve during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 17,
where the Warriors came up short falling to the Panthers 10-
15 in their final game.

OMS Warrior Rebekah Bryan (5) went low to catch this ball
volleyed from the Stuart Middle School Panthers.

Taydra Delprete (10) did her part on the OMS Lady Warrior
team during their game Wednesday, Oct. 17, against the Stu-
art Middle Panthers. The Warriors fell short in the final game
with the Panthers defeating them 15-10 for the Treasure Coast
Championship Title.

OMS volleyball team comes up short
The Osceola Middle School Todd Jones, came back in the 15. The Jaguars came out on top members are Stevie Brant
(OMS) Warriors volleyball team second round and gave the Jag- with a 15-10 win over the OMS Rebekah Bryan, Taydra Delpn
came up short against Stuart Mid- uars a run for the Treasure Coast Warriors. Samantha Fletcha Darby Jor
die School Jaguars. The Jaguars Championship out volleying the The Warriors are the Treasure a a dar or
took the first game from the War- Jaguars 25-24. Coast Conference Volleyball run- Jordan Maynard, Marie Renfra
riors with a score of 25-10. This forced them to go into ner-up for 2006-07 and 2007-08. Aubrey Robertson, Maranda S
The Warriors, coached by round three which is played to The Warriors Volleyball team rano and Carissa Tyson.

Submitted to Okeechobee News

First place Corporate Team
The winners of the corporate team division of the Joyce
Hacker Scholarship golf tournament held on Oct. 13 at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club were (front row)
Kody Stephen; (back row, left to right) Tommy Ziglar, Dale
LaFlam and Noel Stephen.

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The first place winners of the Draw Team division of the
Joyce Hacker Scholarship Golf Tournament held at the
Okeechob4e Golf & Country Club on Oct. 13 were (left to
right) Bob Wright, Nancy Haldeman, Kenny Curran and
Bob Knapp.

"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.

Arlen Cook, Pastor

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pool, new laminate floors, new kitchen
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home, in town location just a couple
blocks behind the Brahman theater.
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home on the First Tee. Gorgeous oaks enhance
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living area increases the livablity of this solid
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12 Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 20, 2007

AttheMovie Bndie
At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
atres IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 19,
through Thursday, Oct. 25, are as
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
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
Theatre III - "The Come-
backs" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.,
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)


in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Oct. 20 , the
293rd day of 2007. There are 72
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On Oct. 20, 1944, during
World War 11, Gen. Douglas Ma-
cArthur stepped ashore at Leyte
in the Philippines, 2/2 years after
he had said, "I shall return."
On this date:
In 1740, Maria Theresa be-
came ruler of Austria, Hungary
and Bohemia upon the death of
her father, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI.
In 1803, the U.S. Senate rati-
fied the Louisiana Purchase.
In 1903, a joint commission
ruled in favor of the United States
in a boundary dispute between
the District of Alaska and Cana-
In 1947, the House Un-Ameri-
can Activities Committee opened
hearings into alleged Communist
influence and infiltration within
the American motion picture in-
In 1964, the 31st president of
the United States, Herbert Hoover,
died in New York at age 90.
In 1967, seven men were con-
victed in Meridian, Miss., of vio-,
lating the civil rights of three slain
civil rights workers.
In 1968, former first lady Jac-
queline Kennedy married Greek
shipping magnate Aristotle Onas-
In 1973, in the. so-called "Sat-
urday Night Massacre," special
Watergate prosecutor Archibald
Cox was dismissed and Attorney
General Elliot L. Richardson and
Deputy Attorney General William
B. Ruckelshaus resigned.
In 1977, three members of the
rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were
killed in the crash of a chartered
plane near McComb, Miss.
In 1987, 10 people were killed
when an Air Force jet crashed
into a Ramada Inn hotel near In-
dianapolis International Airport
after the pilot, who was trying
to make an emergency landing,
ejected safely.
Ten years ago: Hungarian-
born U.S. financier and philan-
thropist George Soros announced
he would donate as much as $500
million in aid to Russia over the
next three years. Mir cosmonauts
performed history's first "internal
spacewalk" (because of the need
for spacesuits) to restore power
to the damaged Spektr module of
the space station.
Five years ago: With a U.S.
invasion looming, Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein issued an am-
nesty decree releasing everyone
from pickpockets to political pris-
oners from prison. The Anaheim
Angels evened the World Series
in Game 2 by beating the San
Francisco Giants 11-10.
Today's Birthdays: Actor
William Christopher is 75. Coun-
try singer Wanda Jackson is 70.
Singer Tom Petty is 57. Actress
Melanie Mayron is 55. Baseball
All-Star Keith Hernandez is 54. Ac-
tor Viggo Mortensen is 49. Rock
musician Jim Sonefeld' (Hootie &
The Blowfish) is 43. Rock musi-

cian David Ryan is 43. Rock mu-
sician Doug Eldridge (Oleander)
is 40. Rapper Snoop Dogg is 36.
Singer Dannii Minogue is 36.
Country musician Jeff Loberg is
31. Actor John Krasinski is 28.
Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman
("My Wife and Kids") is 22.
Thought for Today: "Mor-
als is not preaching, it is beauty
of a rare kind." - Ernest Dimnet,
French priest, lecturer and author

Wizard of Id



Beetle Bailey





- EA.

By Eugenia Last
Get rid of the things you no longer use.
Move on emotionally and you can start
again, much wiser and aware of what
you can and cannot do. Learn from past
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Emotional confusion is apparent. Do
not donate to an organization or an ac-
quaintance without sufficient informa-
tion. A love connection can be made if
you are single and, if you are already
with someone, a new commitment can
be made.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You
can dazzle everyone with your origi-
nality and ability to sound convincing.
However, if your ideas are not sound,
you will be in a position where you are
responsible for others with little recourse
or plan. Don't jump too quickly.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Someone may try to talk you out of your
money today. Don't bend for someone
who has not shown you respect in the
past. It's time to reconnect with some-

one who was always on your side and
covering your back.
* LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will be
entertaining but don't become a spec-
tacle. Pick and choose your fights and
where you stage them. If you are in pub-
lic, rise to the occasion and refuse to
let anyone get on your nerves. Don't let
ego get in the way.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You
will face some opposition from the
ones you love but that shouldn't stop
you. from following through with plans
you made a long time ago. Changes at
home may be sudden but, if you think
matters through, you will realize you will
be better off in the end.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can
make everyone stand up and clap if you
proceed with an idea you have. You will
succeed if you put in a little extra effort
today. You will attract money, lovers,
new friends and proposals.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't
let your emotions get in the way or hold
you back. You don't have to have the
approval of everyone in order to move
forward. Believe in yourself, your talents

and your ability to get the job done.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Travel or physical activity may lead to
delays, minor mishaps or even an in-
jury. Play with caution, even if you feel
you can conquer the world. A sudden
change made by someone will leave
you in the lurch.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Someone will be trying to catch up to
you so don't look back or stop what you
are working on. A deal must be finished
or a project completed. Don't allow any-
one to apply emotional pressure.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You
will be looking through rose-colored
glasses and, if you don't take them off,
you may get hurt in the end. Don't be
too gullible - ask questions. Better to
be safe than sorry. Don't lend or borrow
money or possessions.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Nothing will be clear or out in the open
today. Be extremely observant if you
want to catch what's really going on. A
love interest may not be sharing his or
her true feelings.

Dear Abby

Girl's modesty is

her own business

*DEAR ABBY: I'm private
about my body. I'm not comfort-
able being nude in front of any-
one except my sister, my best
friend or, of course, my mother.
At slumber parties, most of
the girls are very casual about
undressing in front of each other.
Because I am not comfortable
with it, I change in the bathroom.
(I'm the only one who does.)
Some of them let it be my
business, but others make fun
of me about it, which I find hu-
miliating. I don't want to stop go-
ing to slumber parties because
of this. How should I respond to
their comments? It doesn't harm
them, so shouldn't they just let it
be my business? - Modest In
The Southwest
DEAR MODEST: Of course
it should be just your business.
You have a right to march to a
different drummer if you wish.
However, the more you rise to the
bait when being teased about be-
. ing modest, the more it will hap-
pen. My advice is to smile and say,
"OK, so I'm old-fashioned - deal
with it!" (It also couldn't hurt to
grow a thicker skin.)

*DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-
old girl in Indiana. My mom re-
cently got out of an abusive rela-
tionship and I moved in with my
friend. When Mom found a place
to live, I joined her.
Now my friend is mad at me
for leaving, and she's taking it
out on my animals that are still
over there. What should I do?
- Scared In Bedford
important thing you should do
is recognize that the relationship
you have with this "friend" is also
abusive. She is abusing your ani-
mals in an attempt to control you
in the same way your mother's
abuser tried to control her.
You must find another home
for those poor animals as soon
as possible. If that's not feasible,

notify the animal rescue group or
the nearest SPCA so your pets can
be placed in a safer environment.

*DEAR ABBY: I have a dear
friend, "Karen," whose daughter
grew up with mine all through el-
ementary and high school. They
are now both in their 20s. Karen's
daughter, "Trish," decided to be-
come a stripper and left home to
live with an abusive boyfriend.
She is now back home to get
away from the man, and Karen
told me that Trish had to strip a
few more times to pay off some
traffic tickets or she'd lose her
driver's license.
Abby, Trish has been calling
my daughter and has been over
to my house a few times since
her return. I told her and her
morn that I don't want her over
here because her boyfriend has
been threatening to harm her and
anyone who is with her.
Now Karen is upset with me!
She says I am "insane" to think he
would harm me and my family.
She said if he tried to harm Trish
it would be at the club where she
dances. Abby, I lived through vio-
lence as a child, and I know you
can never predict which ones
will follow through on a threat
like that. I don't want to lose my
friendship" with Karen, but I can-
not allow that kind of scene back
in my life. What can I do? - Torn
In Florida
DEAR TORN: Stand your
ground, that's what. Your friend
Karen is dreaming if she thinks
she can predict the actions of a
sociopath or a psychopath - and
that, in my opinion, is what an
abuser is in most cases.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
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the fur nutria
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who designed
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$75-$125. (561)346-4646
When you want something
sold, advertise in the

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


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

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

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

In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243

KINGS BAY, 2br/1ba, w/gar-
age, all apple , w&d, $650
mo. 1st, last & $300 sec.
Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$800/month, First,
Last, + $800 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment - 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

DUPLEX, 3BR, 1BA, Belmont
St. in LaBelle
(239)872-0596 Iv msg.

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 NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1350 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
CBS 3BR, 1BA, W/D, large
porch. $850/mo. 3/1 Mobile
Home, $625/mo + 1st, last,
sec & ref's. Includes city wa-
-ter. (561)346-4692/346-4646
HOUSE - 2/1 w/appl. & CA.
920 NW 4th St, $800/mo,
1st, last, & $500 sec dep.
IN TOWN - 2BR, 1BA, scr.
porch, carport, fenced back
yard, shed. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-7838
or (239) 989-8892
Cottage 2/2.5 + Loft, Cov.
Porch. Includes water, sewer,
Cov. Parking & 24 ft boat
dock.$1350 mon. unfurn.
Century 21 Horizon
plex, washer & dryer hook-
up, central a/c & heat.
$700/mo + $500 sec. Move
in now, next rent due 12/1.
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/1st, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129

Great Location!
I " -* 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

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

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

BH RIDGE- 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $800/mo,
1st & Sec, (772)370-1095
OKEE., Rim Canal Efficiencies
or Trailers, Includes electric
Starting @ $120. per wk.
TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

'03- w/'05 Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trlr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
SUN TRACKER, 2005 - 18'
Pontoon with trailer, 50HP
Mercury trolling motor,
$7,900. 863-824-0444

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

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world around you.

der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, 24 x 13 en-
closed Florida room &
more!! Grab flyer!! 309 SW
10th Ave. (863)357-0391
OKEECHOBEE: Completely
remodeled, 4br, 2 ba, plus
family room, 2000 sq ft, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$155,000 (863)824-6112 or
BA., Near Kissimmee River.
C/Air. Large lot w/lots of
trees. 15609 State Rd. 70 W.
$79,000. Additional lot next
to home also for sale for
$35,000. (561)746-5852
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

ACREAGE, 2 1/2 acres cleared
and fenced located in Four
Seasons. Reduced! $82,000.

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

Need quick sale. 3 Mobiles on
2 canal lots. $98,000 Open
Saturday 1pm - 3pm. Diane
Dangremond, Century 21
Horizon Properties.

Mobile Homes


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

sunroom, covered patio, car-
port, pool, clubhouse, every-
thing included. $550/month.
Call (954) 610-5345
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
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561

Mobile Home Angels
MOBILE HOME- 61ft, all new
on river, w/dock, 2/3 br,
screen room, extras,
$37,000 (863)255-4935
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
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



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4Q15
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

4'6L V8, 5 spd, leather, 6
cd/am/fm stereo, new tires.
$10,000 or best offer.

Heavy duty crew cab, all
p ower, running boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
size off-road tires, $17,500
Call 863-467-1545.

So Mate enclosed, 5x10,
1,300. Call 863-824-0444

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Plymouth Breeze 4 DR 7780B
Cadillac Deville 4 Dr 7487B
Kia Sportage 4 dr wagon 7723B
Buick Lesabre Sedan 7769A
Chevrolet Tahoe LT 7083B
Honda Accord EX sedan 7647B
Chevy Silverado Ex Cab Loaded 7588A
Chevy Silverado K1500 Ex Cab 8032A
Chevy Silverado K1500 7580A
Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew 7647B1
ChevrTolet Impala LS 8006A GM Cert
Chevrolet Trail Blazer UT 7418A
Chevrolet Express Cargo P4108
Chevrolet Trail Blazer UT 7136A
Chevy Monte Carlo SS 7749A GM Cert



Chevy Impala Sedan 7671A GM Cert $14,995
Chevy Malibu GM Cert C4123 $14,995
Chevy Trailblazer 7479A GM Cert $15,995
Chevy Venture Lux. Ext Van 6440A $15,995
Ford F-150 Ex Cab 7684A $15,995
Chevrolet Impala LT C4127 GM Cert $16,995
Chevrolet Silverado Ex cab 6509A $16,995
Chevrolet Uplander LS C4118 GM Cert $16,995
Dodge Caliber SXT 8015A $16,995
Chevrolet Trailblazer C4139 $16,995
Pont.Grand Prix Sedan C4129 GM Cert $16,995
Ford F-150 Ex Cab Loaded 7345D1 $17,995
Chevy Silv.K1500 7598A1 GM Cert $17.995
Ford F-150 Supercrew C4130A $17,995
Pont. Grand Prix Sedan C4126 GM Cert $17,995


Pont Grand Prix Sedan C4125 GM Cert $17,99;
Chevrolet Impala LT C4128 GM Cert $17,99;
Chevrolet Silverado Crew cab 7763A $18,99
GMC Sierra C1500 7469A $18,995
Chevy TrailBlazer GM Cert C4101 $19,99;
Lincoln Aviator Loaded 7675A $19,99;
Chevy Silverado Ex Cab Loaded 7457A $19,99;
Ford F-150 Supercrew Harley 7667A $20,99;
Chevrolet Silverado Crew PU 7746A $22,99;
Cad. Escalade Black Loaded 7679A $24,99;
Pont GTO Coupe 8019A GM Cert $24,99;
Chevy Suburban 4 x 4 GM Cert 7080A $24,99;
Chevy Tahoe GM Cert C4103 $26,99;
Lexus SC 430 Cony. 7598B $28,99;
Chevy Corvette Conv. GM Cert 8005A $38,99;



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