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Sunday, October 21, 2007

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N.W 154th Ave.
closing temporarily
Northwest 154"11 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.

delegation to meets
Representative Richard
Machek announces that the
Okeechobee County. Legisla-
tive Delegation will hold its
annual meeting and public
hearing on Wednesday, Dec.
5, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. until 3
p.m. The meeting will be held
in the County Commission
Chambers at the Okeechobee
Commission Chambers, 304
NW 2Nd Street, Okeechobee,
"This hearing is specifi-
cally designed to encourage
the public to personally ad-
dress their legislators on their
concerns and issues involving
state government," Chairman
Machek said.
If you would like to be
placed on the agenda, to dis-
cuss issues pertaining to the
state, please contact Represen-
tative Machek's office at (561)
279-1633, or via email to victo-
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 Coun-
ty court cases on line.
The information is avail-
able 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. The site provides
the ability to perform a. per-
son or case search in a vari-
ety of ways. Visit www.clerk.
co.okeechobee.fl.us for the
index and progress dockets of
Okeechobee County public re-
cord court cases.
Questions should be di-
rected to Sharon Robert-
son at www.clerk@clerk.

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

Lake Levels

10.07 feet
Last Year: 13.23 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
- "'. Management
) District. Depth
* ''- given in feet
above sea level.

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Giant leap for womankind

Two women
in charge of
two spacecraft

AP Aerospace Writer
giant leap is about to be made
for womankind.
When space shuttle Discovery
blasts off Tuesday, a woman will
be sitting in the commander's
seat. And up at the international

space station, a female skipper
will be waiting to greet her.
It will be the first time in the
50-year history of spaceflight that
two women are in charge of two
spacecraft at the same time.
This is no public relations
gimmick cooked up by NASA.
It's coincidence, which pleases
shuttle commander Pamela
Melroy and station commander
Peggy Whitson.
"To me, that's one of the best
parts about it," said Melroy, a re-
tired Air Force colonel who will

be only the .second woman to
command a space shuttle flight.
"This is not something that was
planned or orchestrated in any
Indeed, Melroy's two-week
space station construction mis-
.sion was originally supposed to
be done before Whitson's six-
month expedition.
"This is a really special event
for us," Melroy said. "... There
are enough women in the pro-
gram that coincidentally this can
happen, and that is a wonderful

thing. It says a lot about the first
50 years of spaceflight that this Is
where we're at."
Whitson - the first woman
to be in charge of a space station
- arrived at the orbital outpost
on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft
on Oct. 12. She flew there with
two men, one a Russian cosmo-
naut who will spend the entire
six months with her.
Before the launch, an official
presented her with a traditional
Kazakh whip to take with her.
It's a symbol of power, Whitson

O.H.S. Spirit: 2007 Homecoming King and Queen chosen

Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
Jessica Ziglar (left) and Giovanni Jimenez (right) were crowned queen and king at the OHS homecoming game
Friday night. Congratulations!

Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
Mary Flores( left) and her escort Mike McClain (right)
represented the Senior Class at the Homecoming

Latesha Neal (left) and Giovanni Jimenez (right) repre-
sented the Senior Class at the OHS Homecoming Game

explained, because of all the
horseback and camel riding in
Smiling, she said she took
the gift as a compliment and
added: "I did think it was inter-
esting though, that they talked a
lot about the fact that they don't
typically let women have these."
At least it wasn't a mop. The
whip stayed behind on Earth.
Eleven years ago, just before
Shannon Lucid rocketed to the
See Women - Page 2





By Greg Bluestein
Associated Press Writer
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) With
water supplies rapidly shrinking
during drought of historic propor-
tions, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared
a state of emergency Saturday for
the northern third of Georgia and
asked President Bush to declare it
a major disaster area.
Georgia officials warn that
Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre res-
ervoir that supplies more than 3
million residents with water, is less
than three months from depletion.
Smaller reservoirs are dropping
even lower.
Perdue asked the president to
exempt Georgia from complying
with federal regulations' that dic-
tate the amount of water released
from Georgia's reservoirs to pro-
tect federally protected mussel
species downstream.
"We need to cut through the
tangle of unnecessary bureaucra-
cy to manage our resources pru-
dently - so that in the long term,
all species may have access to life-
sustaining water," he said.
On Friday, Perdue's office
asked a federal judge to force the
Army Corps of Engineers to curb
the amount of water it drains from
Georgia reservoirs into streams in
Alabama and Florida. Georgia's
environmental protection director
is drafting proposals for more wa-
ter restrictions.
More than a billion gallons of
water is released from Lanier ev-
ery day. The Corps of Engineers
bases its water releases on two
requirements: The minimum flow
needed for a coal-fired power
plant in Florida and mandates to
protect two mussel species in a
Florida river.
White House press secretary
Dana Perino said Perdue's request
will be reviewed.
"In the meantime, we have al-
ready begun drafting interim rules
See Drought - Page 2

Pet threats: in FL. the bugs don't die

By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Many people who move out
to the country do so to have
more room and a better envi-
ronment for a growing family
and maybe pets for the children
or for themselves. Room to
"roam" is just as appealing to
man's best friend and Kitty. At
the same time, pets face some
of the same pitfalls people do
in Florida's warm weather and
endless sunshine.
Rabies is a virus disease
that can be transmitted from
animal to animal or animals to
people. Every Florida County
has its own regulations about

rabies shots for cats and dogs
and that information is avail-
able from your animal control
office. In some areas, rabies
shots are recommended for
horses, too. Vaccination is the
only way of keeping your pets
from contracting the disease
and perhaps passing it on to
you or your children. Low-cost
shots are available. Check with
your Animal Control Office.
Canine distemper is an-
other threat to dog health in
Florida, with the virus present
throughout the year. Distemper
can be transmitted through the
air. Cough runny nose, then
vomiting and diarrhea and, in
the case of puppies and older
dogs, death can result. Again,
vaccination when puppies are
about four months old will pro-

tect your dog. Treatment is not
always successful. Check with
your vet for vaccination recom-
Parvovirus is a very infec-
tions and very contagious dog
disease in Florida that has been
reported in most communities.
It is transmitted in fecal waste
and can be carried on the dogs,
or owners, feet. Remember
your pooper-scooper if you
love your dog. The disease at-
tacks the gastrointestinal tract
with vomiting and diarrhea,
high fever and, if left untreated,
death follows in two to three
days. Again, vaccination is a sil-
ver bullet against this disease.
Internal parasites are an
unpleasant fact in Florida. It
is always warm: nothing dies.
See Threat - Page 2

Courtesy photos/U.S.D.A.
Ticks, like fleas, feed on the blood of the animal they infest.
Florida's warm, wet, weather is an ideal climate for germs and
insect pests.

Vol. 98 No. 294

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2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 21, 2007

Citrus land sells fast to housing market

By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
seem to be more tractors tearing
up St. Lucie County's old citrus
groves than tending them these
This county once had more
orange and grapefruit trees than
almost any other place in Florida,
the nation's largest citrus pro-
ducer. Now it's one of the fast-
est-growing counties in one of
America's fastest-growing states,
and that land is fast giving way to
housing tracts.
The same is happening in
varying degrees across Florida's
citrus belt. It has been for years,
but the slow slide has suddenly
quickened. Farmers are replant-

ing fewer trees than any point
since the 1970s, and crop land is
rapidly disappearing. Previously
high land prices, diseases like cit-
rus canker and greening and even
the rising cost of trees are hurting
farmers and driving orange juice
prices to record levels, up more
than a third since 2002.
"It's avery, very expensive pro-
cess to get back into the business,
even though you have land sitting
there fallow," said Doug Bour-
nique, head of the Indian River
Citrus League. "It's not a dollar a
tree like it was 20 years ago, just
to pop them into the ground." It
can now cost $10 a tree.
Florida lost 127,182 acres (17
percent of its total) in the 2006
crop census - the second worst

drop in history behind only a
January 1986 freeze. The net loss
was higher than the previous
eight years combined.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture does not tie specific rea-
sons to any acre lost, but growers
and other industry officials say
the problems are plain. Canker
and greening forced the destruc-
tion of tens of thousands of acres
of trees in the past decade, and
bad hurricane seasons in 2004
and 2005 raked groves. Some
farmers sold to developers when
land prices skyrocketed the past
few years, though recent slowing
in the housing market probably
stymied that trend.
The fundamental problem
is that it keeps costing more to

grow. Canker and greening bac-
teria have forced farmers into te-
dious and expensive procedures
to decontaminate workers and
find infected trees.
Canker, which makes fruit un-
usable, is spread by the wind and
contaminated clothes and equip-
ment. The disease has made three
waves in Florida, the most recent
starting in 1995. It quickly infected
not only groves, but also nurser-
ies, leaving replacement trees in
scarce supply. Previously, any tree
within 1,900 feet of one tested
positive for canker had to be de-
stroyed. The state abandoned that
program after hurricanes spread
the disease so far it couldn't be

Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek

Incredible Brahmans
The 'Incredible Brahmans' were part of the OHS Homecoming parade Friday. Each class was represented with making a
float for the parade. The floats were moved to the Brahman stadium for the game.

Continued From Page 1
Russian space station Mir, a Rus-
sian space official said during a
live prime-time news conference
that he was pleased she was go-
ing up because "we know that
women love to clean."
"I really haven't heard very
- much like that at all from the Rus-
sian perspective," Whitson said in
an interview with The Associated
Press last week. "Russian cosmo-
nauts are very professional and
having worked and trained with
them for years before we get to
this point, I think makes it better
because then it doesn't seem un-
usual to them either."
"So I think I'm luckier. Shan-
non was probably breaking more
barriers in that way than I have
been," added Whitson, who spent
six months aboard the space sta-
tion in 2002.
Melroy, 46, a former test pilot
from Rochester, N.Y, and Whit-
son, 47, a biochemist with a Ph.D.
who grew up on a hog farm near

Continued From Page 1
to use procedures and flexibility to
address the endangered species
requirements and the Army Corps
has started the process of revising
the operations manual for the river
basin," Perino said.
Georgia lawmakers say neigh-
boring states also are exploiting the
law as a tool to draw more water
from Georgia's lakes.
"We've learned from this what

Beaconsfield, Iowa, are among 18
female astronauts at NASA. Sev-
enty-three astronauts are men.
What's more, Melroy is the
only female shuttle pilot left at
NASA. Eileen Collins, who in 1999
became the first woman to com-
mand a shuttle, quit NASA last
year. Susan Kilrain, who flew as a
shuttle pilot but never as a com-
mander, resigned in 2002. Both
have children.
Melroy and Whitson are mar-
ried to scientists, and neither has
The countdown started Satur-
day for Discovery's launch. There
was concern about rain on Tues-
day morning, but meteorologists
put the odds of acceptable weath-
er at liftoff time at 60 percent. No
major technical problems were
being tracked.
This will be Melroy's third
shuttle flight; her first two were
as co-pilot. She became an astro-
naut in 1995, Whitson in 1996.
Their 1 /2 weeks together in
orbit will be extraordinarily busy
and the work exceedingly com-
plex. The shuttle is hauling up a

a blunt weapon the Endangered
Species Act has become," said state
Rep. John Linder. "We need to un-
derstand this lake was created not
for mussels but for people."
More than a quarter of the
Southeast is covered by an "ex-
ceptional" drought - the National
Weather Service's worst drought
category. The Atlanta area, with a
population of 5 million, is smack
in the middle of the affected region,
which encompasses most of Ten-
nessee, Alabama and the northern
half of Georgia, as well as parts of
North and South Carolina, Ken-

pressurized compartment that
will provide docking ports for the
European and Japanese laborato-
ries that will be launched over the
next few months.
The 10 space fliers, seven of
them men, will attach the new
compartment, named Harmony,
to the space station and move a
girder and set of solar wings from
one spot to another. Five space-
walks will be conducted, includ-"
ing one to test a repair technique
on deliberately damaged shuttle
thermal tiles.
Melroy and Whitson will over-
see it all.
Their male crewmates offer
plenty of praise. One of them
- Daniel Tani - will report to
both. He'll fly up on Discovery
and swap places with an astro-
naut who has been living on the
space station since June, and stay
on board until another shuttle
comes up in December.
"The joke has. been that my
life recently is run by women,"
said Tani, who is married with
two young daughters. "I have
two bosses at work. I've got three

tucky and Virginia.
Georgia was placed under state-
wide water restrictions in April that
limited outdoor watering to three
days a week. By May Atlanta al-
lowed watering only on weekends,
and in September environmental
officials banned virtually all outdoor
watering through the northern half
of the state.
Restaurants have been asked to
serve water only at a customer's
request and the governor called on
residents to take shorter showers.
More limits will probably be need-
ed, said Carol Couch, the state's en-

bosses at home and as it was
pointed out recently, much of
the time when we're running the
robotic arm, I'm the assistant to
Stephanie" Wilson, a shuttle crew
"So far, I've survived all of it
so we'll see if I can ge.t through
the next couple months," he said
with a laugh.
It's more of a novelty for Mel-
roy's co-pilot, Marine Col. George
Zamka. He never served with or
for a woman in any of his military
flying units.
"I understand it's a wonder-
ful thing for young women to see
Pam flying, but in terms of her, I
look at her as an individual with
some tremendous skills," Zamka
Melroy and Whitson said they
don't know of any men - Ameri-
can or Russian - who would
refuse to serve on their crews. It
wasn't always that way at NASA,
which didn't accept women as
astronauts until 1978.

vironmental director.
"This is not something we can
conserve our way out of," said Lt.
Gov. Casey Cagle.
The state of emergency Perdue
declared Saturday affects 85 Geor-
gia counties, more than half of the
Conditions were worsened by
stifling summer heat and a drier-
than-normal hurricane season.
State climatologist David Stooks-
bury said it will take months of
above average rainfall to replenish
the system.

News Briefs

Legislative delegation to meet
Representative Richard Machek announces that the
Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual
meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from
1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the County
Commission Chambers at the Okeechobee Commission Cham-
bers, 304 NW 2 Nd Street, Okeechobee, 34972
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and is-
sues involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's
office at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan(amy-
floridahouse.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.

Today's Weather

Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the up-
per 80s. The wind will be from the east 5 to 10 mph. The chance
of rain is 50 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight. The low will
be in the mid 70s. The wind will be from the east around 5 mph.
The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be
from the east 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
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 chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The chance
of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.


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Continued From Page 1
Parasites affecting dogs and cats in-
clude roundworms, hookworms,
whipworms and tapeworms. A
veterinarian can look at a stool
sample under a microscope, see
what types of worms are there,
and prescribe appropriate medi-
cine. The medicines needed for
many types of worms can be very
toxic to pets and pet owners can
kill a pet, intending only to keep
the pet healthy. Better to check
with the vet. Tapeworm segments
can often be seen by pet owners
as brownish rains of rice on or
near the pet's anus or hair nearby.
Tapeworms use fleas as an inter-
mediate host, so flea control is im-
portant to tapeworm treatment.
People often get discouraged as
their pets are reinfected after treat-
ment. The pet's environment still
harbors the parasites, exposing
the pet,again and again to Florida
parasites. Washing of bedding and
sanitizing pet areas is part of the
No discussion of pet health in
Florida would be complete with-
out talking about fleas, ticks and

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L' ~ >~


Pets can suffer needlessly if owners are not aware of the so-
lutions, all of which are readily available. You may find ticks
on your pets, either engorged, after a blood meal or not.

lice. Remember, in Florida the
bugs do not die! Bugs are always
Fleas, in addition to carrying
disease, are pure misery for the
infected animal.. Some cats and
dogs are allergic to flea bites. That
adds allergic skin reactions to the
misery of bites and little buggy feet
crawling over their skin. Even after
the pet and the pet environment
are flea-free, the intense itching

can last a long time. A veterinari-
an's help is needed here.
Start your flea control war
by using an insecticide for fleas
both on the pet and on the pet's
environment. This can mean the
whole house. Rugs, drapes un-
der appliances, anywhere the pet
or you have been. Fleas are great
hitchhikers, catching a ride on
shoes, trousers or pet hair. Under
cushions on the bed, etc.

Next, shampoo or dip the
animal or use one of the spray or
foam products available for fleas.
If you are treating a cat, be sure the
product is safe for cats. Different
products have to be used, since
the cat will lick its fur clean and
ingest the pesticide. Ditto puppies
and kittens. Read the label.
Next, check with the vet. Today
there are products that can be giv-
en orally or dabbed on your pet's
skin that give long-term protection
by absorbing into the bloodstream,
which gives any biting bug a dose
of insecticide and killing it. Some
products also keep fleas from re-
producing, giving even better pro-
tection. The amount you use is
determined by the pet's weight, so
Next week we will explore some
more and talk about internal and
external problems horse owners
must care for in Florida.
Source for this article: http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu/VM057. This document is VM-42, one
of a series of the College of Veterinary
Medicine, Florida Cooperative Extension
Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, University of Florida. Date re-
vised May 1995. Please visit the FAIRS Web
site at http:.//hammock.ifas. uf. edu
MaryAnn Morris can be contacted at

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OHS Blazing Brahman Band: readies for homecoming parade

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Blazing Brahman band director Clint LaFlam participat-
ed in the annual Okeechobee High School homecoming
parade for the first time as an instructor instead of band
member. Mr. LaFlam was a Brahman band member for the
entire four years of his high school career. This is his first
year back as the band's director.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Willie Welch is another Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate who will be returning for the school's homecoming cel-
ebration, but this time he will be coming back as a teacher
and assistant Blazing Brahman band director instead of as
a band and wrestling team member. Mr. Welch was pres-
ent at the annual O.H.S. homecoming parade Friday after-

The OHS Band members patiently await the start of the 2007 Homecoming Parade.

OKeechooee News/Teresa Mataushek

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Community Events

The EO.E. #4137 to hold yard sale
The F.O.E. #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 is having a yard sale on
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 Co-
operative Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. The club will hold
an organizational meeting to elect officers so that activities and
speakers may be planned. Bring ideas for speakers and topics.
Harry Hoffner of Hoffner Orchids will be available to answer any
questions on your orchids. If you have a problem orchid, bring
it in for Harry to diagnose. For more information please call An-
gela at the Cooperative Extension Office: (863) 763-6469.

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Letters to the Editor

Help from a stranger
I am a 35 year old woman and
live in Vero Beach. I was head-
ing to Okeechobee Tuesday Oct.
2, 2007, for the day, to work at
our outpatient office, a trip I take
about twice a month. I.was on
441 heading south past Fort Drum
when I swerved to miss a trailer
hitch, spinning in the road. I end-
ed up with a flat tire and damaged
rim. When it happened I immedi-
ately pulled over ,and the car be-
hind me also pulled over to see if

I was Ok. It was a young girl who
said she normally doesn't stop,
however noticed I was female and
alone. Since I was ok, she went
on her way. While I was back in
my car, waiting to turn around to
pull back to a paved side street to
change my tire, a woman stopped
behind me, to also see if I was ok.
She followed me back about 200
feet and proceeded to take over
changing my tire. Her name was
Cindy. While we were changing
the tire (I was more or less watch-
ing Cindy change my tire), anoth-

Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more informa-
tion please call (863) 634-4780.
A.A. meeting will beheld 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) 763-
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.
AA. 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)
'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-
ritr Dealth Index and military.infqrmation 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 infor-
mation, 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 Bi-
ble 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 facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with
Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-
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)
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.
A.A. 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 Secu-
rity 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)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636,'or Hazel at (863)
763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone
that might need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.

er driver pulled over and offered
his assistance. His name was Leo.
He had a heavy duty wrench and
between the two of them, had
my tire changed and me back on
the road in about 15 minutes. I
have changed my tire before and
could have probably done it, but
maybe it was because I was in a
skirt and heels, or maybe it was
just because of their good nature,
that I basically just stood by and
I just wanted to say thank you
to Cindy and Leo as well as the

young girl who initially stopped.
They made a frustrating situation
almost pleasant as well as re-en-
forced my belief that there are still
people out there to help a perfect
stranger for no other reason than
to just help.
Just as a side note, right after
it happened and I was standing
on the side of the road with the
young girl, a sheriff car went by
without even slowing down.
Heather Roberts
Vero Beach

Community Events

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 date's 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.

Church of God puts on Tribulation 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 taking
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 under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an
adult. For information call (863) 634-1317.

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.

Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W.
30"' Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W. 144"' 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.

Chamber and Texaco hold ticket drawing
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce along with Texaco,
One Stop Express, will be sponsoring a drawing for the chance to
win 2 reserved seats ($250 value) to the Me and My Gang Tour, Ras-
call Flatts, at the Sound Advice Ampitheatre, on Nov. 3. The drawing
will be held on Oct. 31, at the Texaco One Stop Express at noon, it
is $10 to enter. For information call (863) 763-6464.

Methodist Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite ev-
eryone 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 avail-
able 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.


Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 21, 2007


Valerie McKee is runner-up Livestock sales:
SMarket Report Monday

in Farm Bureau Speech
GAINESVILLE -- Austin Gibson
of Baker County was the winner
and Valerie McKee, Okeechobee
County, was the runner-up in the
state Youth Speech Contest held
at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual ".'
Meeting Oct. 11, 2007 at the Day-
tona Beach Hilton. .
Mr. Gibson, a junior at Baker .
County High School, is the son
of Brenda Gibson of Olustee.
Miss McKee is a sophomore at,
Okeechobee High School and
is the daughter of Cary and Fran
McKee of Okeechobee. Each re-
ceived a cash award. They were
among eight finalists who won
district speech competitions, earn-
ing the opportunity to speak in the
state-level competition in Daytona
The students addressed the
topic: "How will the global market
affect agriculture in the next five
years. "
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fami-
lies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an in-
dependent, nonprofit agricultural --
organization. More information Submitted photo
about Florida Farm Bureau is avail- Valerie McKee accepts her plaque from Tom Hill, Florida
able on the organization's website, Farm Bureau assistant director of field services, during the
http://FloridaFarmBureau.org. 2007 Youth Speech Contest.

Catfish producers eligible for disaster aid

Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced
Oct. 17 that disaster assistance
is available to Florida catfish
producers for lost or damaged
feed from hurricanes, wildfires
or drought that occurred from
January 2005 to February 2007.
Bronson's announcement
follows Congress' decision to
provide the federal aid for cat-
fish producers impacted by the
string of natural disasters occur-

ring during the two-year period.
Applications were sent to
some 114 certified catfish pro-
ducers earlier this week, and
those seeking assistance are re-
quired to fill out the form with
supporting documentation and
return it to Bronson's Division of
Aquaculture for processing. The
applications must reach the Di-
vision of Aquaculture by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6.
The federal assistance is lim-
ited to feed losses during the

period in question, and covers
actual damage to the feed, loss-
es sustained by producers as a
result of interruptions in feeding
schedules or feed cost increases
caused by damages to or short-
ages of crops that are used to
produce the catfish feed.
Producers with questions
about eligibility for the aid are
encouraged to call the Division
of Aquaculture at (850) 488-

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Not much change in prices this week.
Everything mostly front end 500 wgt
calves were $3.00-4.00 higher. Slaughter
cows were about 1.00 higher Monday,
but fell back to the same as last week by
Tuesday. Quality seems to be a factor now
that most of the calves are just a clean up
deal. Lemmon Angus bull sale Oct. 26.
Top Calf price goes to Hardie Driggers,
Lake Placid with a high of $1.85. Christine
Hooker topped the cow market with a high
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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 21, 2007


Mr. and Miss O.H.S.
Bryan Suarez (left) and Joleyne Skeen (right) were Mr. and
Miss O.H.S. in Friday afternoon's Okeechobee High School
homecoming parade held in downtown Okeechobee prior
to the homecoming game with the Panthers of Fort Pierce

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Freshman representatives
Tommy Stokes (left) and Alex Ming (right), freshman class
representatives, prepared for the annual Okeechobee High
School homecoming parade Friday afternoon.

James Franklin
James Franklin Thellman, 82,
of Okeechobee, died Friday, Oct.
19, 2007 at the Hamrick Home.
Born Sept. 9, 1925 in New Castle
Pa. to John and Florence Thell-
man, he had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past 27
years. He served in the U.S.
Navy and enjoyed fishing and
He is preceded in death by
brothers, Herbert D. and Nor-
man Thellman, and sister, Doro-
thy Dixon.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Catherine Thellman of
Okeechobee; son, Larry (Sher-
ry) Thellman of Warren Ohio;
daughters, Sandra K.Krevas
of Engelwood, and Karen De-

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Sophomore representatives
Matt Skipper (left) escorted Brittny Henry (right) in the
Okeechobee High School homecoming parade afternoon.
Both represented the sophomore class.

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nise Thellman of Fowler, Ohio;
brother, John (Jenny) Thellman
of Howland, Ohio, and sister,
Audrey (Angelo) Principi of
Champion, Ohio. In addition, he
is survived by seven grandchil-
dren, and seven great-grandchil-
A memorial will be set at a
later date.
Memorial contributions
can be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL. 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

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Dear Abby


Woman fears abuse is repeated

*DEAR ABBY: When I was
around 10, my mother ended a
relationship with the man who
raised me from the age of 2. Soon
after, she met "Bill." At first, Bill was
nice, but after they bought a home
together and got married, things
changed. Bill became physically
and sexually abusive to my mother,
my siblings and me. The few years
were pure hell.
I am now 26 and still coping
with what he did to us. After they
divorced, Bill simply moved on. He
has never paid for any of the hor-
rible things that he did to us.
I recently found out that Bill is
remarried and has two more step-
children. I am literally losing sleep
thinking he may be doing those
same things to them. What should
I do? - Worried Sick In Van-
cleave, Miss.
and your siblings should go to the

police and make a statement about
what the man did to you. That's
what should have been done when
your mother divorced him. It's in-
teresting that he married two wom-
en who already had children, isn't
it? Bill's current wife should also be
notified, because a leopard doesn't
usually change his spots - and
neither does an abusive pedophile.

*DEAR ABBY: My husband and
I are young and newly married. We
have thrown several parties during
the last two years. Our guest list
consists mostly of family and some
close friends from college.
This year we debated whether
or not to have a Halloween party
because the last few parties have
resulted in huge messes for us to
clean up the next day, as well as
stragglers who don't leave until the
wee hours of the morning. My hus-
band and I both work full time and

I attend graduate school at night.
We finally decided to have it,
but put an ending time on the in-
vitations this year so we will have
time to clean the house before we
go to bed, and also to get guests
to leave at a reasonable hour. The
party will be an open house lasting
four hours.
What should I say to the people
who are now approaching us and
demanding to know why there's
an ending time? Are we rude for
imposing this restriction? I tried to
explain to one guest, but he just
didn't seem to get it.
- Flustered In Cincinnati
was putting a beginning and end-
ing time on your invitation rude.
It was practical. The person ques-
tioning you is the one being rude,
and because he "just didn't seem
to get it" he should be told exactly
what you told me.

Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the
294th day of 2007. There are 71
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On Oct. 21, 1805, a British fleet
commanded by Adm. Horatio
Nelson defeated a French-Span-
ish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar;
Nelson, however, was killed.
On this date:
In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate
Constitution, also known as "Old
Ironsides," was christened in Bos-
ton's harbor.

In 1879, Thomas Edison per-
fected a workable electric light at
his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1907, the Panic of 1907 be-
gan with a run on the Knicker-
bocker Trust Co. of New York.
In 1917, members of the 1st
Division of the U.S,. Army training
in Luneville, France, became the
first Americans to see action on
the front lines of World War I.
In 1944, during World War II,
U.S. troops captured the German
city of Aachen.
In 1959, the Solomon R. Gug-
genheim Museum in New York

opened to the public.
In 1960, Democrat John F.
Kennedy and Republican Richard
M. Nixon clashed in their fourth
and final presidential debate in
New York.
In 1966, more than 140 people,
mostly children, were killed when
a coal waste landslide engulfed a
school and several houses in Ab-
erfan, Wales.
Thought for Today: "You
will never 'find' time for anything.
If you want time you must make
it." - Charles Buxton, English au-
thor (1823-1871).

At the Movies

The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 19, through Thurs-
day, 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 III - "The Comebacks" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m..
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.

Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

"CON-CLUSIONS" 91 "Bus Stop"
By ROBERT A. playwright
DOLL & NANCY 92 Catch a ride to
SALOMON ' - shore?
94 Guitarist
ACROSS Clapton
1 Mischief-maker 96 Sampled
7 Palestine, long 98 Indiana's state
ago flower
13 Rake 100 Captain Kidd,
alternatives e.g.
20 Sigh, say 102 Bed wetter?
21 Historic Harlem 104 Untamed
theater 106 Whoopi's
22 One out of the "Ghost" role
cooler, maybe 108 Figured (out), in
23 Where a car slang
goes only up or 109 Last place, in
down sports,
25 Part of an 112 Strand, as at a
equation, in chalet
math 114 City NNWof
26 Moore of K.C.
"Striptease" 116 Botanical balm
27 Cooked up 117 Shock big-time
28 Rackets 119 Europe-bound,
30 Patella location maybe
31 Eighth of 24 120 Many a jazz
33 Piebald horse combo
,34 One who waits 124 Meets, as a
36 Beast of Borden challenge
39 Use a -1 2- 3 4
41 Pulitzer author - - -
43 Comer piece 2- -
45 Present
beginning? - - - -
47 Wolf, at times 26
51 Paris-based
cultural org. 31
52 Tavern next to
King Toot's 36 37 38
Music Store
54 Mild cheese 43
56 Rani's wrap
57 First name in 51
58 Some 45's, 7 -
60 Red Cross need 64- 65
62 Catch in a sting
64 Golf club brand 70
founded by
Karsten Solheim 75 76 77
66 Workout set
68 No voter --- - -
69 Many Founding
Fathers, - - -
70 Longtime- - -
Boston 98
conductor 104
72 Joule piece

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78 Prop for Popeye
80 Mulch matter 124
81 Put one over on
85 Jinx 129
86 Charm
88 Cheese partner 135 -- - -
90 Bird's gp.

126 Constellation
129 Hangers-on
130 Pole images
131 High standards
132 "So soon?"
133 Mini-simian
134 Sound

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12 Tag words
13 Lodge letters
14 Breaks gently
15 Pay dirt
16 Blue-collar joe
17 African antelope
18 Zellweger of
"Jerry Maguire"
19 Ritual in the
month of Nisan
24 Shoot-'em-up
29 News show
32 From now on
33 Slammer
35 Heckler's holler
36 Outfit
37 Monday, in
38 Show to a seat
40 Garb in a
Sinatra title
42 Former NBC
44 Pons and

46 Substance 87 Hammond
48 Phyllis's unseen product
TV husband 89 "No problem"
49 Part of Q.E.F. 93 "Miracle on Ice"
50 Shreds chant
53 "Puh-leeze!" 95 Maximally
55 Reflect unrefined
59 Stitch 97 Wing tip insert
61 College dept. 99 This, before big
63 Bridal bio word 101 Axel relative
65 Mythological 103 Put a damper on
prize from a 105 Steamy,
winged ram perhaps
67 Gadget that 107 Make weaker
makes three U- 109 She waited on
turns Norm and Cliff
71 Madhouse 110 Senior Saarinen
72 MPG rating 111 Mr. Wrong?
group 113 Words before
74 Scene stealer spell or shadow
75 Shot by the 115 "At Seventeen"
green singer Ian
76 First-rate 118 Nosegay
77 Colts' 119 Words of woe
horseshoe, e.g. 121 Pride protest
79 Lowdown 122 Cruise stopover
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out 127 Business card
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84 Stored on board 128 Miss. May hours

�2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.



*ARIES (March 21-April
19); Don't act in haste but do
finish what you start. Travel will
entice you but have your plans
set and don't deviate. Someone
you know may be telling se-
crets behind your back. Ignore
*TAURUS (April 20-May
20): No one will know better
than you what you should or
shouldn't be doing. Don't give
to a charity because they are
asking for cash. Volunteer your
time and you will meet new
friends and get more out of the
*GEMINI (May21-June20):
Make plans for everyone to join
you for an action-packed, fun-
filled day. Your ability to find so-'
lutions and come up with ideas
will be the best resume you
could possibly have. A propos-
al is likely to head your way.
*CANCER (June 21-July
22): A new look at an old idea
will excite you. You will be in-
spired and feeling passionate
again. Love is on the rise so
hook up with someone special
if you are single and make the
most of your relationship if you
are with someone.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

A transition is taking place.
Talk about your plans with the
People you care about most.
A change at home may take
you by surprise but, in the end,
you'll see it's exactly what you
needed to have happen.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): You may have a difficult
time leaving your work behind
you today. If you have to put
in some extra hours, do so,
but don't let it ruin family time.
Taking on too much will be criti-
cized and it's important not to
complain about what you are
trying to do.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
A change in plans will put you
in a better position. Don't fret
over what everyone else is up
to. Enjoy the moment and the
freedom to do as you please.
Self-improvement will make
you feel good, look good and
do good.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Don't trust what you're beL
ing told. Someone may be try-
ing to protect you but really,
he or she is just holding you
back. Use your head and make
your own decisions, based on
what's best for yourself.
Dec. 21): Consider where you

are, where you have been and
where you are heading. Once
you realize your attributes, you
can put them to good use and
turn a negative situation into
a positive, with lucrative gain.
Don't travel unnecessarily.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19): Prepare to close a
deal you've been working on.
You have the upper hand and,
if you follow through, you will
come out way ahead of the
crowd. Shrewdness will get
you what you want.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Mix and mingle and you
will meet some interesting peo-
ple today. Don't fool yourself
into thinking that someone you
are dealing with doesn't have
ulterior motives. If you think
about it, you can probably do
as well
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): If you are too open about
your plans, someone doing
similar things may feel threat-
ened and lead you astray.
Keep a tight lid on what you
plan to do. Focus on prepara-
tion, presentation and a sur-
prise launch.
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Who or what are you going to dress
as for Halloween, Oct. 31?
With the holiday just a few days
away, we often think of scary
creatures: monsters, witches, vampires
and aliens.
You might see a mummy or two
while you're out trick-or-treating. But
did you know that real mummies
weren't meant to be scary at all? For
some ancient Egyptians,
mummification was just a way of
preparing their loved ones for burial
after they died.
Beginning Meirterraneann Se
about 5,000
years ago, CAIRO
Egypt was a
along the Se
Nile River in 'E Y UXOR
Africa. The EGYPT
provided * Sud
fertile soil for farming, along with water for
drinking and transportation.

Among the contributions that ancient
Egyptians gave us are basic math
ideas, our 365-day calendar, and the
first paper, called papyrus. They built
cities where thousands of people lived.
Kids had games, balls and dolls.
Upper-class children went to school.

Egyptians wrote their language in
hieroglyphics (hi-ro-GLIF-ics), or pictures
that represented things, ideas and sounds.
This civilization was one of the longest-
lasting in human history.
For a happy afterlife
Egypt may be most famous for its
pyramids, huge structures made of
stone. The pyramids were built as
tombs for Egypt's kings, called
pharaohs (FAIR-ohs).
Egyptians believed that after people
died, they would have an afterlife, or
a next life. They wanted loved ones to
enjoy the next life, so they tried to
provide things they would need.
In a tomb, they might put furniture,
food, clothing, jewelry, artwork,
prayers, and statues of servants to go
with the body into the next life.

You can be a mummy!
Do you want to dress as a mummy for Halloween? You can
make a costume that's warm, comfortable and easy to see out of.
You'll need:
* white or off-white long underwear * fabric glue
and a long-sleeved T-shirt * scissors
* 5 yards of white or off-white * eyeliner
lightweight cotton material, like an and white
old bed sheet makeup
* white stocking.cap
What to do:
1. Put on the long underwear and long-sleeved T-shirt.
2. Cut the material into narrow strips and apply glue to a strip.
3. Starring at the neck, have a friend or family member wrap you in
the strips, gluing them every now and then to hold them in place.
Leave some short ends hanging.
4. Apply white makeup to your face, and smudge eyeliner around
your eyes to make them scary-looking.
5. Attach some strips to the hat, making sure you can see well.
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All the following jokes have something in common. Can you
guess the common theme or category? HA HA HA II

Meg: Why are mummies so interesting?
Sean: Because you can get so wrapped up
in them!

Sam: How do you know if a mummy is sick?
Chris: He starts coffin! ,m, .

James: What sport do mummies
like best?
Wendy: Casketball!

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Words that remind us of mummies are hidden in the block below.
Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find: EGYPT, HAILOWEEN,

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Building the pyramids

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The largest pyramid at Giza is about 450
feet high. It has three burial chambers
The three great pyramids at Giza,
Egypt, near Cairo, might have taken
80 years to build. Many thousands of
workers labored to construct them.
Blocks of limestone, each weighing
up to 2 tons, were probably floated to the
pyramid site on the Nile River. Then
the workers pushed them up ramps.
Other mummies
Mummification was also used by
other societies, such as the Incas of
South America, the Chinese, and the
Anasazi people of the American
V.I. Lenin lies in
a mausoleum
in Moscow,
In more modern times, former
Soviet leader V.I. Lenin and Chinese
leader Mao Tse-tung both were
mummified. Lenin's body was placed
on public display in Moscow in 1924.
Mao's body has been on display in
Beijing, China, since 1976. Thousands
of people visit both sites every day.

Making a Mummy

The process
Before an Egyptian funeral, the
body was mummified. This
involved drying out the body so that
it would last longer. It took special
priests about 70 days to make a
mummy. They performed religious
ceremonies as they worked.
* First, some of the vital organs
were removed. The brain was thought
to be the least important organ. It was
removed by inserting a hook through the
nose and then thrown away Sometimes
organs were put into separate jars
and buried with the mummy. Other
times they were wrapped in linen
and put back into the body.
* Next, the body was covered with
natron, a type of salt that dried it
out. Packets of natron were placed
inside the body.
* When the body was dry, the packets
were removed and the salt was washed
off Bundles of linen and other materials,
including cinnamon, sawdust and
onions, were put inside the body. False
eyes were sometimes put into place.

The Mini Page thanks Dr. Zahi Hawass, head of
Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and
Dr. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist with the Getty
Research Institute, for help with this issue.
Next week, The Mini Page is about children's
book illustrations.

Charms like these
were placed on
the body,
between layers
of wrapping.

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oki Rookie Cookie's Recipe

SSpooky Spider Treats
You'll need: These are fun and tasty treats for Halloween parties.
* 12 large (3-inch) chocolate cookies
* 1 (12-ounce) container chocolate frosting
* 12 red licorice twists (cherry- or strawberry-flavored)
* 12 red-hot cinnamon candies
What to do:
1. Spread 21/2 to 3 tablespoons of chocolate frosting on top of 6 cookies.
2. Carefully cut red licorice twists in half lengthwise to make 24 skinny
"spider legs."
3. Next, slice the 24 twists crossways in half to shorten the legs (you'll
have 48).
4. Arrange 8 spider legs on each of the six chocolate-frosted cookies,
4 on each side.
5. Place another cookie on top, forming a black spider with red legs.
6. In the top edge cookie sandwich, tuck in 2 red-hot cinnamon
candies to serve as eyes. Makes 6 servings.
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
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Meet Madison Pettis
Madison Pettis stars as Peyton in the
Disney movie "The Game Plan." This is
Madison's first movie.
Madison, 9, has done a lot of acting
on TV, however. She plays Sophie, the
daughter of the U.S. president, in the
. Disney Channel series "Cory in the
She has acted in other TV shows
such as "Hannah Montana," "Jericho" and "Barney &
Madison began taking dance lessons when she was 4. She
began modeling when she was in kindergarten. She took
acting classes as well, and began appearing in commercials.
She grew up in Arlington, Texas. She and her mother later
moved to Los Angeles.
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The Tutankhamun tomb had four
miniature coffins made of gold with
colored glass and gems. These small
coffins held King Tut's organs that were
removed during mummification. This one
held his liver.

A famous mummy
You've probably heard of Egypt's
King Tutankhamun (toot-ahnk-AH-
moon), or King Tut. His tomb was
discovered in 1922 in Egypt. It was
considered one of the greatest finds
in the history of archaeology (ar-
kee-OL-uh-gee), partly because it
had never been disturbed.
What did archaeologists discover
in his tomb?

This art showing a body
being mummified was
found in the tomb of
Bannantiu in Bahariya
Oasis. The character in
the middle that looks
like a dog is Anubis, the
Egyptian god of
mummification. He has
a jackal head and a
human body. Some
priests wore an Anubis
headpiece during the
mummification process.

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* Priests then wrapped the body
with linen. They used many long strips.
To protect the body on its journey,
they might write words on the strips,
or place amulets, or charms, between
the layers. During the process, a coat
of warm resin, a sap from pine and
fir trees, was put on the linen, and
then wrapping continued.
The mummy was then placed in a
decorated coffin made of wood, stone
or even gold. The coffin then might
be placed in a sarcophagus (sar-
COF-ah-gus), a wood or stone box,
for burial.

Animal mummies
The ancient Egyptians
believed that some of their
gods and goddesses could
appear on Earth as animals.
Some animals that were thought
to be gods were the ram, cow,
crocodile, cat and falcon.
These and other animals i
that lived among royalty were
mummified and buried much like
people. Some pets were buried along
with their masters.

* feathered fans
* statues of servants
to serve him in the
* knives

* six chariots
* furniture
* makeup
* two mirrors

A mask made of gold covered the
shoulders and head of King Tut's
mummy. The mask weighs about 20
pounds and is decorated with
precious stones.
The mummy was inside a stone
sarcophagus and three coffins that
fit inside each other. The coffin holding
King Tut's mummy was made of
solid gold and weighed 269 pounds.

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' Goldie Goodsport's Report
Supersport: Justine Henin
| Height: 5'3/4" Birthdate: 6-1-82 Weight: 125
Current residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
r, Justine Henin's tennis performance at the U.S. Open
S I won't replay on Broadway, but maybe it should. She put on
quite a show while winning the women's singles
Tough competitors kept coming at her - Venus Williams, Serena
Williams. But Henin beat them all and won the seventh grand-slam title
of her professional career. The bigger stage, the higher she seems to soar.
Henin cracks a 115 mph serve, has a widely acclaimed backhand, and
is known for her mental toughness. Her interest in tennis was kindled at
about age 6, when her mother took her to see the French Open. Henin
was a big fan of Steffi Graff, who also won seven grand-slam titles.
Henin, 25 years old, is a fierce competitor who knows it takes lots of
sweat and sacrifice, as well as sweet strokes, to succeed at the game's
highest level.

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up. Call Kim (772)519-2095

Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
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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

for details. (772)260-4792


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
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.

OKEE, Clean, 2br, 1ba, no
pets, new paint, carpet & kit
& appl's. $675 mo. + sec.
dep. (772)215-0098
OKEE., Unfurnished Duplex,
206 NE 6th St. 2br, lba,
A/C, Stove & Fridge. Wall to
wall carpet. Limit 2 children.
No pets. $700. mo. + $700.
Sec. dep. Nice location.
Quiet Neighborhood. Appli-
cations now taken. Call own-
er at (863)467-6640
1br/iba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243

KINGS BAY, 2br/lba, w/gar-
age, all appi., 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.

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

Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 11/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1050
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
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

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.
mo or 1 yr lease, $750/mo,
$1800 to move in. 907 SW
2nd Ave (863)634-0512
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/lst, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723
PLAITS BLUFF, 3/2 on 4.5
Ac, porches, barn, & fenced
4 ur horses $850/mo 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-6472
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129

Great Location!
* 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

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
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.

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

Real [state

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property -Sale 1010
Townhouses � Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses r Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
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

OKEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
$145,000 (303)810-8585
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

ACREAGE, 2 1/2 acres cleared
and fenced located in Four
Seasons. Reduced! $82,000.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds

R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, $100,000
or best offer. (772)878-3335
or (772)224-1423
3 acres, Lot A & B Track 8.
Please call David @

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
& appl's. On Canal w/access
to lake. 2 Car Carport. C/Air
& Heat. Lease only. $875
mo. + sec. dep. Call
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEECHOBEE - 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


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

BASS BOAT - 21 Ft., Ranger
Comanche, 225 Mercury En-
gine, GPS, F/F, Cover, Good
cond. Runs great! $16,500
or best offer. (863)801-1784
or (561)441-9062
'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
CLASSIC -'05, 11K mi.
Custom colors. Lots of
chrome & leather. Beautiful
Bike. Tons of opt. $16,000.
exc. cond., many extras,
$6500. (863)673-0783


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
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.
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $5000. or
best offer. (863)763-4746

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

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

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

go Mate enclosed, 5x10,
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Senior class advisors
Senior class advisors Heather Stillians (left) and Gena Davis (right) stood in front of the
wood pile at Okeechobee High School to see how high it was piled. The wood pile was
burned last night as part of the annual pep rally and bonfire for homecoming at O.H.S.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

OHS administrators on wood patrol
Okeechobee High School administrators were on hand throughout the day Thursday as
members of the class of 2008 hauled wood onto school property in preparation for last
night's bonfire. Those administrators who were present were (in no particular order) Toni
Wiersma, O.H.S. principal; Sean Downing, assistant principal and Debbie Gillis, assistant

Community Events

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 appreciation for our veterans.
There will be a Full Throttle bike show, with trophies and prizes with
an entry fee of $10. Registration starts at noon, judging and awards
are at 8:30 p.m. There will be vendors, live music, food and enter-
tainment. With the Howlin' Buzz Blues Band. For information, visit
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.

FFA to honor veterans at OHS
Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the Veter-
an'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 rec-,
ognized 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.

Fire Department plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a pancake break-
fast on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. the pancakes are all you
can eat, the meal also includes sausage, and juice. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, call (863) 357-1364.

AARP Driver Safety Course to be held
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., is sponsor-
ing 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. There
will be a $10 tuition fee (check only) for information call Instructor
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Church plans Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist Chu'rch in il.,,-t-.lI ,I. . 200 N.W.
Second St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian
author, Marion Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 which includes hlunch. For information, con-
tact Cheri Watford at the church *Ili% , (863) 763-4021 or Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets,

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 I p.m. Reserve before Oct. 25.
and save $5. Spaces $35 extra space or table $5 each. Inside or out-
side spaces for tents.. For information call the Okeechobee Shrine
Club at (863) 610-3374 or (863) 763-8072.

VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary to host Bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their an-
nual 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 in-
formation, call Cheryl at (863) 697-2930.

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

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Sports Briefs

'- 'II.Junior Volleyball Club
to hold parent meeting
Big Lake Junior Volleyball club
will hold a parent meeting on
Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee High School Lec-
ture Hall, for all parents of girls in
grades three through high school
who are interested in trying out.
For information, go to www.bi-

Golf Tournament to
benefit children's
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 and
Auxiliaries will host the Second
Annual golf tournament to benefit
the VFW National Home for Chil-
dren. The tournament is Novem-
ber 3, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski Country Club. Everyone is invited.
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski Blind draw or teams. For informa-
OHS Bowling Teams tion call (863) 697-2930.
Representative VFWAuxiliary
Sarah Johnson represented the Brahman bowling teams plans golf tournament
in the annual homecoming parade held Friday afternoon. VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxil-

iary will host a golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children on Nov. 3, at the
Okeechobee Country Club. The
VFW National Home for Children
offers a home for spouses and
children of deceased and dis-
abled veterans as well as a home
for children of active duty military
personnel while they serve our
country at home and abroad.
The home does not receive any
federal or state funding. Sponsors
are sought for the tournament.
For more information, call (863)

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
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters (especially) are wel-
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

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QB Green placed on injured reserve

By Steven Wine
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) - There will be
no comeback this season by Trent
Green, leaving the Miami Dolphins
with an uncertain quarterback situ-
ation yet again.
. Green was placed on injured

reserve Saturday, shelving him for
the rest of the season following his
second severe concussion in 13
The 37-year-old Green said he
has made no decision about play-
ing next year. A series of test results
were normal following the latest

AP Photo/Steve Cannon
Bowden meets Shannon
Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, left, and Miami
head coach Randy Shannon meet prior to the start of their
college football game, Saturday, Oct. 20, in Tallahassee.

injury Oct. 7, but doctors were con-
cerned about possible long-term
effects and declined to clear him to
By putting Green on injured re-
serve, the winless Dolphins freed up
a spot on the 53-man roster, which
they used to activate receiver Kerry
Reed from the practice squad.
"At this point, this is the best
thing for Trent and the team," coach
Cam Cameron said in a statement.
"The doctors have prescribed rest
for now. No long-term decisions
regarding Trent's future have been
Green said he understood the
Dolphins' need to make a move.
"I appreciate the way the orga-
nization has handled this," he said
in a statement. "I realize this is in
the best interest of my long-term
health, and I want nothing but
the best for the team. Right now I
haven't made any decisions about
my future, but I talked with the
Dolphins about staying involved in
some capacity the rest of the sea-
Green has been a mentor to
rookie John Beck, a second-round
draft pick who may soon be given
a chance to show whether he's
the Dolphins' quarterback of the
future. Cleo Lemon will make his
third NFL start Sunday for Miami
(0-6) against New England (6-0).

Since the retirement of Dan
Marino following the 1999 season,
Miami has used 11 starters at the
Green threw to receivers on the
side at practice this week. He said
he felt fine and had no dizziness or
other symptoms associated with
concussions, and he wanted to
play again.
But he acknowledged the deci-
si6n was ultimately up to doctors.
Green considered retirement
when a concussion in September
2006 sidelined him for eight games
with the Kansas City Chiefs. The ef-
fects of the latest injury were less
serious, he said, although it left
him unconscious for at least 30
Green started every game for
the Chiefs from 2001 to 2005, twice
made the Pro Bowl and threw for
more than 4,000 yards three years
in a row. But he wasn't the same
when he returned from his con-
cussion last year, throwing for only
seven touchdowns with nine inter-
ceptions in eight games.
When the Chiefs decided to
go with a younger quarterback
this year, Miami acquired Green
as a caretaker quarterback while
grooming Beck.

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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. (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 ,6;. i 763-2171.
Church of God holds
annual fall festival
The Bassinger Church of God,

16050 Hwy 98 N., will hold their
annual fall festival on Nov. 3, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Everyone is
welcome. There will be a cake
auction at 11:30, games, prizes,
a dunk tank, fun house, popcorn
and snow cones. There will be
chicken dinners for a $5 donation
- adult and hotdogs and chips for
$2.50 donation for the children. All
proceeds will go to help Connie
Spivey and family for medical ex-
penses. For information call (863)
467 1503.
VFW Post 4423
plans Halloween party
The new Men's Auxiliary of the
North VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W
34th St., will host a Halloween Par-

ty on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There
will be a costume contest with
the judging taking place around 9
p.m. There will be prizes for best
costume and also for the most
original (creative) costume. Deb-
bie Collins will be hosting 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)
Donations sought
for Halloween event
Okeechobee Main Street, along
with the City of Okeechobee and
Okeechobee County, will host the
third annual Halloween Festival in

Flagler Park on Wednesday Oct.
31, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This free
eventwill feature fun and games for
children of all ages. Donations of
candy and treats from the commu-
nity 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 lo-
cations); American Red Cross, 323
N. Parrott Ave.; City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.; Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W. Fourth
St.; Beef 0' Brady's, 608 S. Parrott
Ave.; Gizmo's Pizza, 3235 U.S. 441
S.E.; Syble's Florist and Gifts, 119 S.
Parrott Ave.; Accident Law Offices
of Philip DeBerard, 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 information about the festival
or to get involved with the event,
please contact Karen Hanawalt at
863-357-MAIN (6246).
Trick or treat
for 'Sight Night'
Girl Scouts will be collecting
used eyewear for people in devel-
oping 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 volunteers across North
America. The eyewear collected

by volunteers on sight night will
be cleaned, repaired, classified by
prescription and hand delivered
to people who need eyewear in
developing countries. For informa-
tion please contact Kay Mathis at
(863) 462-5000 Ext. 268 or (863)
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OHS majorettes ready for parade
Blazing Brahman Band and majorette members waited to line up for the annual Okeechobee
High School homecoming parade held Friday afternoon in downtown Okeechobee. Major-
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Brittany Herndon.

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