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Vol. 98 No. 295 Monday, October 22, 2007 500 Plus tax


Inside

From crawley to
creepy, it's the
Brown Widow Spider
I had really intended to
get off these recent articles
about worms in trees and on
grass. But the folks in this
community keep bringing in
all kinds of creatures to identify. -
Everybody wants to find out
"how to destroy this bug". So
bear with me for another week
while I offer some background
'on another occasional visitor to
our Florida Yards.
Page 6

Briefs

N.W 154th Ave.
closing temporarily
Northwest 15411 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.

Legislative
delegation to meets
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 Commis-
sion Chambers, 304 NW 2NNd
Street, Okeechobee, 34972
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-
ria.nowlan@myfloridahouse.
gov, no later than Wednesday,
November 26, 2007.


Drought Index
Current: 210
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

10.16 feet
Last Year: 12.94 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
i Management
District. Depth
'. given in feet
above sea level.



Index
Classifieds............................. 7, 8
C om ics ...................................... 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword ................................. 7
Obituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ ..... 4
Sports..... ... ....... 8
TV .............................................. 8
W eather.................................. ... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Iran's nuclear program a threat


By Matthew Barakat
Associated Press Writer
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) _-- The
United States and other nations
will not allow Iran to obtain a
nuclear weapon, Vice President
Dick Cheney said Sunday.
"Our country, and the entire
international community, cannot
stand by as a terror-supporting
state fulfills its grandest ambi-
tions," Cheney said in a speech
to the Washington Institute for
Near East Studies.
He said Iran's efforts to pur-
sue technology that would allow
them to build a nuclear weapon


are obvious and that "the regime
continues to practice delay and
deceit in an obvious effort to buy
time."
If Iran continues on its current
course, Cheney said the U.S. and
other nations are "prepared to
impose serious consequences."
The vice president made no spe-
cific reference to military action.
"We will not allow Iran to
have a nuclear weapon," he
said.
Cheney's words seemed to
only escalate the U.S. rhetoric
against Iran over the past several
days, including President Bush's


warning that a nuclear Iran could
lead to "World War Ill."
Cheney said the ultimate goal
of the Iranian leadership is to es-
tablish itself as the hegemonic
force in the Middle East and un-
dermine a free Shiite-majority
Iraq as a rival for influence in the
Muslim world.
Iran's government seeks "to
keep Iraq in a state of weakness
to ensure Baghdad does not pose
a threat to Tehran," Cheney said.
While he was critical of that
government and President Mah-
moud Ahmedinejad, he offered
praise and words of solidarity


to the Iranian people. Iran "is a
place of unlimited potential ...
and it has the right to. be free of
tyranny," Cheney said.
Cheney accused of Iran of
having a direct role in the deaths
of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and said
the government has "solidified
its grip on the country" since
coming to power in 1979.
The U.S. and some allies ac-
cuse Iran of secretly trying to
develop nuclear weapons and
have demanded it halt uranium
enrichment, an important step in
the production of atomic weap-
ons. Oil-rich Iran says its pro-


The train stops here: students enjoy Central's Fall Festival


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
A train took children for rides around the grounds of Central Elementary School Thursday evening during the school's
annual Fall Festival.


Tiny 3-year-old ballerina,
Isabella Godinez, made an
appearance at Central El-
ementary School's annual
Fall Festival Thursday night.
She is the daughter of Ashley
Cyr.


Witches, Emma Hickox-age 2 and her sister Hannah
Hickox-age 4, checked out the festivities at Central
Elementary School's annual Fall Festival Thursday
evening. They are the daughters of Frank and Jenny
Hickox.


Two-year-old Kate Turlington
enjoyed cotton candy while
at the Central Elementary
School annual Fall Festival
Thursday evening. She is the
daughter of Mark and Jill Tur-
lington.


gram is for peaceful purposes
including generating electricity.
At a news conference
Wednesday, Bush suggested that
if Iran obtained nuclear weap-
ons, it could lead to a new world
war.
"I've told people that if you're
interested in avoiding World War
III, it seems like you ought to be
interested in preventing them
(Iran) from having the knowl-
edge necessary to make a nucle-
ar weapon," Bush said.
Bush's spokeswoman later
See Iran - Page 2


Schools


welcome


new Army


recruiter
By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A new Army recruiter has
been assigned to Okeechobee
High School and Indian River
Community
College. He is
Sergeant Rob-
ert Whisen-
hunt. Sgt.
Whisenhunt
may have a
new military
assignment,
but .he is no Robert
stranger to Whisenhunt
Okeechobee.
He moved here in 1990 with his
parents Robert Whisenhunt, Sr.
and Wanda Whisenhunt.
Sgt. Whisenhunt graduated
Okeechobee High School in
1999. He left for basic training
at Fort Sill, Okla. '"*, weeks
after graduation anrd has re-
mained in the service ever
since. In his eight years of ac-
tive duty, Sgt. Whisenhunt has
been stationed at various posts
throughout the world. He took
is advanced infantry training
(AIT) at the Aberdeen Proving
Grounds in Maryland, where
he learned to be a power gen-
eration mechanic.
He was stationed at Fort
Hood, Texas for two years, and
spent one month of deploy-
ment fighting the Burgdorf
Junction, Idaho fire in August
of 2000.
The year 2001 was memo-
rable for Sgt. Whisenhunt; he
marriedBrookeSpurrier-Brooks
and was sent to South Korea
for one year. In his absence, his
wife came to Okeechobee to
See Recruiter - Page 2


Rucks' Red Top Dairy



moves to county in 1954


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Florida is an interesting place
to' live. When
the tax struc-
ture changed
in Kentucky,
horse breed-
ers migrated
to Marion ;
County in the
North Central
region and Sport
when the Rucks
price of land kept going up for


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


.


development in Dade and Bro-
ward counties, the dairies came
Northwest, to Okeechobee
County. Okeechobee County


already had a reputation as
great cattle country.
Mrs. Margaret Rucks (Hamer-
ic), came with the Rucks' family
in the 1950s, O.M. Rucks was a
pioneer of the dairy industry in
Florida. He had a dairy on Mi-
ami Beach until the Hurricane
of 1926 washed it and much of
the cities of Miami and Moore
Haven off map.
"My family is from Arkan-
sas. I came to Florida in 1946,
the year Sport Rucks and I
See Rucks - Page 2


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Red Top Dairy moved from Broward County to Okeechobee
County in 1954, to 854 acres on the east side of Nubbin Slough
on S.R. 710.


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Wetlands contend for most productive wildlife habitat


By/Audrey Driggers

Wetlands rival the tropical
rain forests as the most bio-
logically productive habitats in
temperate regions of the world.
Wetlands in the United States
support nearly 200 species of
amphibians, 5,000 plant species,
and a third of all native bird spe-
cies. About one-half of the 188
animals that are federally desig-
nated as endangered or threat-
ened in the U.S. are wetland-de-
pendent. Of these federally listed


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animals, 17 are bird species or
subspecies. Most freshwater
fish depend on wetlands. Some


wildlife species spend their en-
tire lives in wetlands, while oth-
ers use them intermittently for
breeding, nesting, feeding or
rearing their young. Benefits of
Wetlands to Birds. Birds use wet-
lands for breeding and rearing
young. Birds also use wetlands
for feeding, resting, shelter, and
social interactions. Some water-
fowl, such as pied billed grebes,
have adapted to wetlands to
such an extent that their survival
depends on the availability of
certain types of wetlands within


their geographic range. Birds
find food in wetlands in the form
of plants and invertebrates such
as shellfish. Birds also feed on
small mammals and other birds.
Birds also find shelter in wetland
vegetation from predators and
the weather. But beware: preda-
tors are likely to abound where
birds concentrate, breed, or
raise their young. Some preda-
tors, such as the raccoon, are
well adapted to both wetland,
and upland environments, and
take large numbers of both


young and nesting birds. Mam-
mal habitat in wetlands. Few
mammals are as closely tied to
wetlands as are many birds, but
the food, water and shelter wet-
lands offer are attractive to many
mammals and species of upland
wildlife. Restoring wetlands. The
U.S. Department of Agriculture
has programs to aid landown-
ers in restoring wetlands, offer-
ing both technical and financial
assistance. While restored wet-
lands are usually not as desirable
for habitat as natural wetlands,


they do offer quality habitat for
many species. For more infor-
mation, visit the Wildlife Habitat
Management Institute's website
at www.whmi.nrcs.usda.gov
or the NRCS home web site at
www.nrcs.usda.gov

Wildlife Ways,
Did you know?
About one-half of the nearly'
200 animals federally designated
as endangered or threatened in,
the U.S. are wetland-dependent.


NASA official confident Discovery safe to fly


By Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) --
The NASA official who presided
over Columbia's doomed re-en-
try - and who will make the fi-
nal call about whether Discovery
should launch Tuesday - said
he is confident this will be a safe
flight despite lingering questions
about wing imperfections.
Shuttle launch manager Le-
Roy Cain said Sunday he would
delay the space station construc-
tion mission if he thought Dis-
covery's wings would not hold
up during its return from orbit. A
hole in one of Columbia's wings
led to its destruction 41/2 years
ago; Cain was the flight director
on duty at Mission Control.
"We have not cut any corners
here. We've reviewed the data in
detail," Cain said at a news con-
ference.
Meteorologists said rain and
possibly thunderstorms could


delay the launch. The odds of
acceptable weather for the late
morning launch was 60 percent.
Half of the engineers who
participated in Discovery's flight
readiness review this past week
favored a launch delay to al-
low further tests and possible
replacement of. three suspect
wing panels. Senior managers
opted to press ahead, saying they
were not convinced repairs were
needed.
A new inspection method
uncovered what could be cracks
just beneath the protective coat-
ing on these three wing panels.
It's unknown whether the cracks,
if they're there, might worsen
and cause the coating to chip off,
making the area more vulnerable
to the 3,000-degree heat of re-en-
try. No one knows what could be
causing cracks.
Cain said all 44 of the rein-
forced carbon panels that form
the leading edge of Discovery's


Submitted photos/M. Rucks
An aerial photo of Red Top Dairy, shot by Larry Greenberger
in 1958 or 59, shows the employee and owner's houses.


Rucks
Continued From Page 1
were married. Yes, his name was
"Sport." It says so on his tomb-
stone, too," said Mrs. Margaret, as
she likes to be called.
"Our dairy, Red Top Dairy, was
out southeast on Route 710 about
six miles at Sherman's bend, just
east of Nubbin Slough. As a mat-
ter of fact, Nubbin Slough divided
Red Top and Newcomer's Dairy
properties.
"We raised four daugh-
ters there. When we came to
Okeechobee in 1954, one was a
first grader, one was a fourth grad-
er, one was a sixth grader and one
was born after we moved here.
"When I went to register the
girls for school, the first grade,
in what they called the primary
school was where Central Ele-
mentary is now. It was for grades
one through three. "Then the el-
ementary school for grades four
through eight was in the building
where the school board offices
are now and where the freshman
campus is was the high school
for grades nine through 12. Back
then, the schools were not air
conditioned. I don't think they


Recruiter
Continued From Page 1
wait for his return.
"The people in South Korea
were wonderful; they were very
friendly," stated Sgt. Whisenhunt.
"They are great soccer fans."
In March of 2002, Sgt. Whisen-
hunt returned to Fort Hood and
joined the First Cavalry Division.
In March of 2003, he was de-
ployed to Iraq for the first time


Iran
Continued From Page 1
said the president was making
not making any war plans but
rather "a rhetorical point."
Also, on Thursday, the top of-
ficer in the U.S. military said the
U.S. has the resources to attack
Iran if needed despite the strains
of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Navy Adm. Michael Mullen,
the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, said striking Iran is a last
resort, and the focus now on di-
plomacy to stem Iran's nuclear


even locked the doors at night.
The lady who took all the informa-
tion said to us that so and so was
our bus driver. Coming from Bro-
ward County where it was getting
rather crowded, I was amazed
that she actually knew the name
of the person who drove our bus!
"Omar Hunt was the supervi-
sor when we moved here. When
we went to our first P.T.A. meet-
ing, all the people lined up to
shake hands with us and all the
other new people to make them
feel welcome. I had never seen
such friendliness in Broward
County, for sure!
"We had no telephone for
about the first six months we lived
in Okeechobee. There had never
been anyone living out there, so
they had to run a new line. Then
when we did get a telephone, it
was a three-party line. (A "party"
line is one where one line served
several people and, although the
phone rang at all the houses, it
would ring once for one party,
twice for the second, and two
long and one short ring for some-
one else.
"We had a partner in the busi-
ness, a good partner, for 18 years.
Theodore Berman. He did the ad-
ministrative work, Sport worked
in the barn and I did the secre-


with the First Cavalry. Upon his
arrival in Iraq, he was sent to
serve in Baghdad.
"One of the incidents I re-
member most is that of chil-
dren running along our convoy
cheering," said .Sgt. Whisen-
hunt. "They were truly happy to
see us. Their lives up to the time
we arrived were very difficult."
During his next 12 months
in Iraq, he reenlisted and chose
the option to move to Fort Lew-
is, Washington.


ambitions, but "there is more
than enough reserve to respond"
militarily if need be.
The Bush administration's in-
tentions toward Iran have been
the subject of debate in Con-
gress.
Last month the Senate ap-
proved a resolution urging the
State Department to label Iran's
Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Corps a terrorist organization.
Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said he
feared the measure could be in-
terpreted as authorizing a military
strike in Iran, calling it Cheney's
"fondest pipe dream."


wings may have some similar
flaw, along with the wing panels
on NASA's two other shuttles.
The as-yet-unanswered question,
he said, is how bad the degrada-
tion needs to be in order to take
action.
"We believe, to the best of our
ability to know today, that this
risk is certainly lower than some
of the more significant risks that
we take because of the inherent
nature of this vehicle when we
go fly," he said.
Discovery's astronauts will
use an inspection boom in orbit
to check each wing panel, espe-
cially the three in question. The
equipment can detect whether
any coating is missing, but is not
sensitive enough to spot underly-
ing cracks, Cain said.
As has been the case since the
Columbia disaster, NASA would
be poised to launch a rescue
shuttle if Discovery could not re-
enter safely because of damage.


During the last shuttle launch
in August, a piece of foam insula-
tion, possibly with ice attached,
broke off a fuel tank bracket and
smacked into Endeavour's belly,
gouging tiles. No repairs were
conducted in orbit, and the shut-
tle re-entered just fine.
To prevent foam from coming
off these brackets again, NASA
removed some of the denser
underlying insulation, which is
made of cork. Other modifica-
tions also were made to other
parts of the external fuel tank.
Discovery's tank was used in
extensive testing following the
Columbia accident and recerti-
fied to fly in space.
Discovery will spend 11�/2
weeks at the space station. It will
carry up a pressurized module
that will serve as the docking
port for European and Japanese
laboratories.


Red Top nad different breeds o dairy cows, but all came into
the milking barn to be milked and fed morning and night.


trial work in the office. 'I never
worked in the barn.
"We did have a Bookmobile,
though. It would come out from
Fort Pierce and it stopped at every
dairy.
"We would go to town twice
a week: on Friday to get groceries
and on Sunday to church.
"There was the A&P, Evans
Mercantile that was Anna Jean
Evans Osteen's family that owned
that, P.P. Evans and his wife Lu-
cille were her parents. Then there
was Hargraves now that's Doc
Anderson's wife Carole, she was a
Hargraves. Dozier Clements' wife,
June worked in a shoe store.
"We raised Holsteins, Jersey
and Guernsey cows. I don't re-
call exactly how many we had
at a given time, but I remember
moving them up here from Bro-
ward County. We milked them in
the morning in Broward County,
loaded them on trucks, unloaded
them at the new place and milked
them again in Okeechobee Coun-
ty that night.
"We bought 852 acres," she
said. "We paid $250 an acre for
it, now the land would cost you
about $25,000 and acre.
"We bought the land from J.G.
and Dolly Kelly and I think that


In November 2005, he was
again deployed to Iraq, this time
with the 29"h Signal Battalion.
He spent nine months in Mosul
and three months in Baghdad.
Sgt. Whisenhunt returned to
Washington in October 2006.
Once back home, he submit-
ted a packet to be a volunteer
recruiter at Okeechobee High
School. The packet was ac-
cepted and Sgt. Whisenhunt
was sent to Fort Jackson, South
Carolina for a 7-week school on


Wesley Harris had owned it be-'
fore, she said.
"We built two owners' houses
and cix employee houses on the
new Red Top Dairy, where Sport,
his dad, and his brother worked
the barn and Berman worked in
the office.
"But then, in 1977, my hus-
band, Sport died, just all of a sud-
den. That same year, a train hit
my daughter. One of the Doug-
las brothers heard the crash and
called the police and they got her
in the ambulance and to a hospi-
tal. Thanks to his call, she lived.
"We had two employees die,
too. One dropped dead in the
feed room, the wife of the other
came and asked me to take him
to the doctor, and they sent him
right to the hospital. Next thing I
heard was that he had died.
"It wasn't all tragedy. Once we
went to the back pasture in an old
army truck we used on the farm. I
was driving. The high sides on the
truck somehow hit the overhead
support plank as I drove through
the gate. I tore down the fence
on both sides of the gate when
I hit that plank. My husband did
not get too worked up, though. I
guess he wasn't too surprised."
You may contact Maryann Morris
at mmorris@newszap.com.


recruitment.
After successfully complet-
ing the school, Sgt. Whisen-
hunt, his wife Brooke and
their new 4-month-old son fi-,
nally came back to his home in
Okeechobee where he expects
to remain for at least three
years.
If you would like information
on a career in the Army, contact
Sgt. Whisenhunt at (877) 665-
5233 or go to GOARMY.com.


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 entertain-
ment. With the Howlin' Buzz Blues Band. For information, visit www.
mainstreetzephyrhills.org.

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.


Benefits and Fundraisers


Benefit account for Christopher Thomas set up
OKEECHOBEE -- David Thomas and Trish Metzcher have set up
a benefit account in memory of their son Christopher Thomas who
died early Saturday, July 14, in an automobile accident.
The account has been established at Seacoast National Bank.
For those who would like to donate to the family, the account
information is at the bank.
If you have any questions, call Mrs. Metzcher at (863) 634-5795.

Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE -- A special benefit account has been established
at Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Longen)
Vandermolen to help defray medical costs.



Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. 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.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. 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 show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.


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DISTRACTED DRIVERS: This is to all you people that drive while
talking on a cell phone, it is to dangerous to be doing this, while your
driving you are using all of your faculties. Yes you can multi-task, but
not while you're driving and talking on a cell phone. If you feel the
need to talk to someone, pull off to the side of the road and then call
them. Also you parents of teenagers who are just starting/learning to
drive, tell them not to use their cell phones while they are driving. If
they have to call you or someone else they can pull of to the side of the
road. Too many lives are being lost because of cell phone usage.

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: I don't understand about the drug par-
aphernalia being legal to have on sale in stores, but if you have it on
you when you get pulled over or something, you get arrested for it.

RESTAURANT: This is in reference to them not letting us have the
Park Avenue Barbecue restaurant, we need another decent restaurant,
not a place that has a sports bar, we have too many of those already.
We need a good family restaurant and a good barbecue place, so why
would they vote no, not to have that? This town is growing, we have
more people, we need more schools, can't they see we need more
restaurants?

DOG: All that really matters in the Universe, and all that really mat-
ters on this planet and all I care about is Ellen Degeneres' wish: Let
Ruby keep the dog.

LEGAL: This is in reference to the Speak Out that says drugs. I was
told by a police officer, that it is legal to sell the things, but as soon as
somebody uses it, it is considered illegal paraphernalia. Because some
people collect them, don't judge them until you know.

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Community Events

VFW has karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on Oct. 27
from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The league is open to the public. Everyone
is eligible to enter including karaoke hosts and members of bands.
For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at (863)
763-0818.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. Parrot
Ave. from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited. For information
call (863) 763- 4477.



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Letters to the Editor


Marvin's Garden of
Earthy Delights
I hope I have the last word on
Marvin Brantley's junk yard. Are
the people of this city so naive as
to not see the need for the service
that he has performed over the
years?
As a former salvage yard own-
er I will say first hand that it is
not pretty business. Marvin never
claimed to be running a flower
shop. Try and imagine where
all the so-called junk in Marvin's
place would be if not for him.
Come down my cul-de-sac for a
first-hand look.


You know something else?
Most of the time he gave people
money for their junk. If he made
a few bucks profit while keeping
your fair city cleaned up, so be it.
As far as I'm concerned the
county stole that $68,000 in the
first place. What difference does
it make that his property is worth
millions? The caller in Speak Out
seemed to think it is alright to take
his money since he has so much.
When Marvin gets that place
finished and sold I hope he tells
the county and all his detractors
to notice the sprig of mistletoe at-
tached to his shirttail.
Jim Shaffer


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at- the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
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 informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Every-
one who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge
Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
'New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting
in Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian
Brethren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are wel-
come.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.'
For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, 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
information, 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 information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chris-
tian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. 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 un-
til 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.}
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of
Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The Lakes Shops Suite K. For in-
formation call (863) 634-4780.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation 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 Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510. �
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until
1 p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
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) 763-5996.
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
women 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 Presbyte-
rian 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 Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.


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Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
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Community Events

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

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 hosts District Roundtable meeting/picnic
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 is hosting District 11 Round Table
Meeting and Picnic on'Oct. 27. All members and guests are 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.

Chamber of Commerce, Texaco 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.

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.

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.
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Okeechobee News, Monday, October 22, 2007 5


At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 19,
through Thursday, Oct. 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Rendition" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Game Plan" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
$aturday 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) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, Oct. 22, the
295th day of 2007. There are 70
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 22, 1962, President
John F. Kennedy announced a
quarantine of all offensive mili-
tary equipment shipped to Cuba,
following the discovery of Soviet-
built missile bases on the island.
On this date:
In 1746, Princeton University
was first chartered as the College
of New Jersey.
In 1797, French balloonist
Andre-Jacques Garnerin made
the first parachute descent, land-
ing safely from a height of about
3,000 feet over Paris.
In 1836, Sam Houston was
inaugurated as the first constitu-
tionally elected president of the
Republic of Texas.
In 1907, President Theodore
Roosevelt visited The Hermitage,
the Nashville, Tenn., home of
the late President Andrew Jack-
son. (Years later, Maxwell House
claimed that Roosevelt had
praised a cup of its coffee during
this visit by saying it was "good to
the last drop.")
In 1928, Republican presi-
dential nominee Herbert Hoover
spoke of the "American system of
rugged individualism" in a speech
at New York's Madison Square
Garden.
In 1934, bank robber Charles
"Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to
death by federal agents at a farm
in East Liverpool, Ohio.
In 1968, Apollo 7 returned
safely, splashing down in the At-
lantic Ocean.
In 1979, the U.S. government
allowed the deposed Shah of Iran
to travel to New York for medical
treatment - a decision that pre-
cipitated the Iran hostage crisis.
In 1986, President Rongald
Reagan signed into law sweeping
tax-overhaul legislation.
Ten years ago: For the first
time, U.S. inspectors discovered
E. coli bacteria in imported Ca-
nadian beef, halting shipments of
34,000 pounds. President Clinton
presented a modest strategy to
combat global warming by grad-
ually reducing greenhouse gases
over the next two decades. The
Cleveland Indians tied the World
Series at two games apiece as
they beat the Florida Marlins, 10-
3, in Game 4.
Today's Birthdays: Actress
Joan Fontaine is 90. Nobel Prize-
winning author Doris Lessing is
88. Actor Christopher Lloyd is
69. Actor Derek Jacobi is 69. Ac-
tor Tony Roberts is 68. Actress
Annette Funicello is 65. Movie di-
rector Jan de Bont is 64. Actress
Catherine Deneuve is 64. Rock
musician Leslie West (Mountain)
is 62. Mississippi Gov. Haley Bar-
bour is 60. Actor Jeff Goldblum is
55. Movie director Bill Condon is
52. Actor Luis Guzman is 50. Ac-
tor-writer-producer Todd Graft is
48. Rock musician Cris Kirkwood
is 47. Christian singer TobyMac is
43. Singer-songwriter John Wes-
ley Harding is 42. Actress Valeria
Golino is 41. Comedian Carlos
Mencia is 40. Country singer Shel-
by Lynne is 39. Reggae rapper


Shaggy is 39. Rapper Tracey Lee is
37. Actor Michael Fishman is 26.
Talk show host Michael Essany is
25. Rock musician Zac Hanson
(Hanson) is 22. Actor Jonathan
Lipnicki is 17. Actress Sofia Vas-
silieva is 15.
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persuade oneself that the second-
best is anything but the second-
best." - Doris Lessing, British
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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
There will be a lot going on of a secre-
tive nature. Keep your eyes and ears
peeled at work as well as at home. Be
suspicious of anyone who shows too
much interest in what you are doing.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Don't think about what you have to do -
- get moving. You have no time to waste
and plenty to lose if you don't start the
ball rolling. This is not the time to wait
for someone else to make a move. Be
a leader.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Think things through before you make
your move. Someone is likely to oppose
or manipulate your situation. Don't let
love or personal problems stop you
from being productive.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
There is nothing you can't accomplish if
you put your mind to it. You will surprise
the people who know you the best with
your quick response and execution of
whatever you are doing. This will result
in getting a helping hand.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be care-
ful not to make unreasonable promises.
The last thing you want is to leave your-
self short of cash. You may be a gener-
ous, fun-loving person but, sometimes,
tough love or standing your ground are
better alternatives.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Deal
with emotional matters head-on. A part-
nership may be up in the air, upsetting
all aspects of your life. A change at work
or with your peers may leave you ques-
tioning your own direction.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ad-
dress the issues that are bothering you.
Once you clear the air, you will feel
much easier about moving forward.
Stop doing things for the wrong reasons
or because someone else wants you to.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Take a deep breath and proceed with
your plans. You can't let anyone stand
in your way when there is so much to
do and so much to gain. A change at
home and in your personal life will help
you get ahead.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Stick close to home. Don't venture


far from what you know. Minor mis-
haps, accidents and arguments are all
in the stars if you don't sit tight, avoid-
ing being the center of attention. Bide
your time.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You are right on target and ready to take
on any challenge that comes your way.
You know what you want and how
to get it, so don't waste time or wait
around for someone to catch up to you.
Love, money and intrigue are all in the
stars.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Take a fresh look at an old idea. You
can make some extra cash if you offer a
domestic service. A creative opportunity
will open up doors and bring proposals
your way. It's time to take action.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Emotional matters may slow you down.
Someone you care about may catch
you off-guard and question your mo-
tives. Protect your assets and refrain
from giving away too much informa-
tion.: Someone you least expect will let
you down.
� 2007 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Dear Abby


Online affair could


have terminal effect


*DEAR ABBY: My wife,
"Nancy," and I have been mar-
ried 3/2 years. We've always had
our differences - our taste in
music and movies, and the fact
that she's a social butterfly and
I'm not. But we've always been
loving and had similar goals and
interests in other areas of life.
About four months ago, Nan-
cy met a guy on MySpace. He's
from southern Oklahoma; she's
from Dallas. They hit it off right
away and are now self-declared
"best buds." I don't doubt that
they are just friends. However,
be always says how much he
"cares" for her. They spend many
hours a day talking to each other
on the computer. I have voiced
my concerns, which have been
met with stiff resistance.
Now my wife is planning a
trip to Dallas - where her par-
ents live - to spend a week with
them and this guy that she met
online. I don't think anything is
going on now, but I suppose it
could happen.
What really bothers me is the
amount of time they spend on
the computer and leaving mes-
sages for each other when they
aren't both on. It leaves no time
for our marriage. It also tells me
that Nancy isn't getting what
she needs from me or is bored
with me because she makes the
choice to continually talk with
him instead.
I have already told her I want
a divorce based on the premise
that "If marriage is a flame, she
is snuffing it out."
Is this a sound choice on my
part? Doing this is very difficult,
and it's just begun. And yes, I
am filled with so much anger,
frustration and rage that it's hard
to hold on. - Hurt Beyond
Words, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
DEAR HURT: Your wife is
having an emotional affair, and
you have every right to feel the
emotions you're experiencing.
However, instead of telling her
you want a divorce, you should
have told her you wanted mar-

Close to Home


riage counseling to see if the two
of you could iron out your differ-
ences. If it isn't too late, please
try it before she leaves for Texas,
because if she goes, your prob-
lems will only compound.
I also recommend that you
discuss the situation with your
in-laws and try to enlist their
help. I'm sure they will be less
than thrilled to know that she's
using her prospective visit as a
way of meeting her new "best
bud."

*DEAR ABBY: I have a prob-
lem with time. I am always late,
no matter what - whether it's
to class, to see friends, to the
movies. I am early occasionally,
but usually I am barely on time
or late.
I have tried giving myself time
frames and everything else I can
think of, but nothing ever works.
I have just started high school,
and I want to shed the reputa-
tion of being "the late Miss Suz-
ie." Do you have any suggestions
to help prevent my lateness? -
The "Late" Miss Suzie
DEAR MISS SUZIE: I'm glad
you realize that you have a prob-
lem, because being chronically
late is not only evidence of poor
time management, it is also rude
and an inconvenience to others.
There is truth to the old saying
that when people are kept wait-
ing, they use the time to count
up the tardy person's faults.
I do have a suggestion that
has worked for me. Because you
are usually "barely" on time or
late, set your clock 10 minutes
ahead. Then "forget" about it
and abide by your clock. The se-
cret is in the forgetting.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren,
also known as Jeanne Phillips,
and was founded by her moth-
er, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear
Abby at www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.


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6 Okeechobee News, Monday, October 22, 2007


From crawley to creepy, it's the Brown Widow Spider


I had really intended to
get off these recent articles
about worms in trees and on
grass. But the folks in this
community keep bringing in all
kinds of creatures to identify.
Everybody wants to find out
"how to destroy this bug". So
bear with me for another week
while I offer some background
on another occasional visitor to
our Florida Yards.
And just in time for Hal-
loween, a specimen bag with
three small spiders appeared
last week for us to identify. The
visitor said she had "hundreds
of them" all over the outside
of their new trailer. She also
suspected that they snuck into
a pet's cage and bit one of her
pets.
An examination of these
creepy creatures showed a
small orange dot on the bottom
side of the darkest brown spi-
der. A closer look with a mag-
nifying glass showed its char-
acteristic "hour-glass" shape,
and confirmed its identity - the
BROWN widow spider.
Widows and Buttons
Newcomers to Florida are
sometimes shocked to learn
that we don't just have Black
Widow spiders, but two kinds
of Black widows, plus a Red
widow and the Brown Widow.
Our UF Venomous spider pic-
ture bulletin also includes the
Brown Recluse. (But have no


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

fear, despite many reports to
the contrary, the Brown Re-
cluse does not live in Florida.)
The one most likely to be
encountered by people is the
Brown Widow, Latrodectus
geometricus. "Button spiders"
are another common name for
this group of arachnids - this
comes from the small rounded
body shape. Brown widows
were found most often south of
Daytona Beach and along the
coast, but the reports seem to
be increasing into other areas
and states. There is debate if
this spider is truly a native, or
if it came here from other tropi-
cal areas.
Brown widows are not that
big -- about an inch long when
their legs are extended. The
legs have darker bands at their
joints. The back of this spi-
der can be colored from light
gray to light brown to black,
with various black, white, red
and yellow markings. I found
a good reference that shows
many possible colors, and they
appear differently as they get
older. But the characteristic
feature is seen on the underside
of the abdomen: an orange or


yellow colored hourglass.
The female widow lays
about 250 eggs in a rounded
egg sac that is about �' inch in
diameter. The egg sac can con-
firm the identity of the Brown
widow: the outer shape re-
minds me of a floating subma-
rine mine or a sandspur. Eggs
hatch in about 20 days.
Once a spider is found, it
may signal a widespread pop-
ulation which may be hard
to eradicate. Brown widows
make their webs around build-
ings in well-lighted areas. As
the young spiders mature,
they construct a loosely woven
web. - this cob-webbing also
helps identify this as a widow
spider. In Florida, all the wid-
ows (except the northern black
widow) breed year-round, and
one female can produce up to
18 egg sacs.
A bite to remember
The widow spiders are ex-
tremely timid - they are not
going to. rear up and attack
people. They only human bites
reported occurred when a spi-
der was accidentally trapped
between clothes and the vic-
tim's body. And there is little
chance that a pet would get bit,
unless there is a lot of debris
around the cage - that's what
attracts insects that are the food
for spiders.
I've never been bit by a
brown widow, so what is re-


ported here is based on reliable
accounts from those who have
lived to tell about it. This in-
cludes all 2,500 people report-
edly bitten by Widow Spiders
across the globe since 1983;
all survived - except two poor
souls in Europe that had other
health issues.
The bite of widow spiders
usually feels like a pin prick.
The initial pain disappears rap-
idly, leaving local swelling and
two tiny red marks. The venom
is a neurotoxin that comes from
the bite. It produces muscular
cramps in the shoulder, thigh
and back within 15 minutes to
three hours. In severe cases,
pain spreads to the abdomen,
blood pressure rises; nausea,
sweating and difficulty in breath-
ing also are symptoms. Death
can result, depending on the
victim's physical condition, age
and location of bite.
In case of a widow bite,>
a physician needs to be con-
sulted and prompt treatment
.is needed. If possible, capture
the spider for positive iden-.
tification. Proper treatment
may depend on identifying the
species. Even the squashed re-
mains of the spider can be use-
ful for identification purposes.
Putting Widows to rest
All this talk about this brown
button spider may be of inter-
est to Spiderman, bug lovers
and Halloween celebrants, but


what the average Jane and Joe
wants to know is how do I pro-
tect myself and get rid of these
things?
The best way to prevent
spider bites is to avoid getting
bitten. The number one rule is:
don't put your hands in areas
that you have not first inspect-
ed with your eyes. Wear gloves
and a long-sleeved shirt when
working areas that are likely to
have widow spiders.
Since typical hiding places
are in protected sites around
homes, the best defense is to
make your Florida Yard un-
friendly for widows. If you are
around schools, UF has a fact
sheet with specific suggestions
for dealing with widows in that
setting.
* Sanitation is the most im-
portant control strategy - re-
duce clutter, move stored ma-
terials like firewood away from
house.
* Routinely clean and vac-
uum up any suspected webs.
(Be sure to dispose of the dust
bag into a sealed plastic bag
when you are done!)
* Blasting webs and egg
cases with a strong stream of
water may remove them form
walls, but aim the water steam
at an angle to avoid getting hit
by the water - and dislodged
spiders.
* Widows rarely come
indoors, but make sure by
tightly fitting screens and win-


dows .
* Turn off lights at night to
avoid attracting insects - the
food source for these nocturnal:
spiders.
Smashing them to smither-
eens also comes to mind, but
if you miss, the potential for
a bite is real.- So what about
pesticide sprays? Our Spider
bulletin contains recommen-
dations for both homeowners
and commercial applicator
pesticides. The products also
differ based on where they are
going to be used. Spraying
around the perimeter of a build-
ing will not work. Surprisingly,
dusts applied to webs work'
well, but the applicator can eas-
ily get poisoned or bit. Please
check with our office to be sure
that you are using the right
product. And as always - Reafc
and follow all directions: The
Label is the Law!
I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page, http://okeechobee.ifas.
ufl.edu. If you need additional
information on brown widow
spiders, please email us at,
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Lo-
cal residents can stop by our
office at 458 Hwy 98 North
in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 to 3 PM on
Tuesday afternoons.


Holiday Happenings

EO.E. to host Halloween Party
The F.O.E. #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 will host a Halloween party
on Saturday Oct. 27 starting at 7 p.m. There will be a 11', 2nd and 3rd
prize given for the best costume. Contest judging will be about 9 p.m.
There will be live music, finger food, and more. The public is invited.
If you are not a member, sign in as a guest. For information call (863)
763-2552.

Cypress Hut Eagles holds first costume party
The Cypress Hut Eagles will hold their first annual Halloween cos-
tume party on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. There will be prizes for the best cos-
tume for Guy and Girl, with additional prizes throughout the evening.
Please bring in a covered dish (finger foods), see bartender to sign up
for food. For information call (863) 801-1627.

Dr. Heller's office holds Halloween open house
Dr. Heller's office, 1713 U.S. 441 N, Suite E will hold a Halloween
open house from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on.Wednesday, Oct. 31. There
will be free food and refreshments and free skin laser treatment of arm
spots. Learn about Restylane and Botox. And See Dr. Heller and staff in
Halloween Costumes. For information call (863) 467-8771.

Church to Unmask Heroes
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee would like to welcome all
families with children, fifth grade and under to Heroes Unmasked, a
no-fear fall festival Bible adventure at the R.O.C. (Recreation Outreach
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.

VFW Post 4423 plans Halloween party
The new Men's Auxiliary of the North VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W.
34'h St., will host a Halloween Party 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. Debbie Collins will be hosting karaoke and danc-
ing 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.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Face painting at Central
Six-year-old Daytona O'Brien proudly displayed her new
facing painting Thursday night at the Central Elementary
School annual Fall Festival.


Obituaries___ ____


Carol Ann
(Nee Pineau) Schmidt
Carol Ann Schmidt, 69 of
Okeechobee, formerly of Lake
Worth, died Sunday, Oct. 21,
2007 at the Gerstenberg Hospice
Center in West Palm Beach. She
graduated from Lake Worth High
School, Class of 1955. Prior to
her retirement, she was an office
manager for Dr. Peyton Denton
in West Palm Beach. She was an
avid bowler and a member of.the
Red Hat Society in Okeechobee.
She enjoyed traveling with her
husband, frequent trips to Las Ve-
gas and Biloxi. Mrs. Schmidt was
a member of Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church in Okeechobee.


She is preceded in death by
her husband, Curt Schmidt.
She is survived by her devoted
daughter, Darlyne Morrison and
grandson, Tommy Slack, both of
Jupiter; step-son, Richard (Lee)
Schmidt and their daughters, Han-
nah and Caitlin all of McDonough,
Ga.; and a host of dear friends.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27,
2007 at the Taylor & Modeen Fu-
neral Home, 250 Center St. Jupi-
ter; with Chaplain David Miller
officiating.
The family request that con-
tributions be made to Hospice
of Palm Beach County, Inc. 5300
East Ave. West Palm Beach, FL.
33407.


All arrangements are under the
care of Taylor & Modeen Funeral
Home in Jupiter.

Kathleen G. Tomey
Kathleen G. Tomey, 91, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Oct.
21, 2007 at the Hamrick Home.
She had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past five
years and is of the Catholic Faith.
Mrs. Tomey was born in Mont-
gomery, Ind.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Louis Keith Tomey.
She is survived by her son,
L. Keith (Kathy) Tomey II; three
daughters, Margie (Bob) Solliday,
of Satellite Beach, Beverly Mc-
Guire of Ft. Lauderdale, and Bon-


nie McGuire of Ft. Lauderdale. In
addition, she is survived by nine
grandchildren and 23 great-grand-
children.
The family will receive friends
for a visitation Tuesday, Oct. 23,
3007 in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Services will be private graveside
at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
in Ft. Lauderdale, Wednesday,
Oct. 24.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548 Okeechobee FL. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.


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Gone fishing'
Longtime Okeechobee resident Eva Mae Williams, 99,
loves to go fishing. It was her wish to go fishing to celebrate
her 99th birthday, which she celebrated at her lake house in
Lake Placid. On Sept. 21, two of her grandchildren, Connie
Lowe and David Williams, took her out on the lake and she
caught five fish. On Sept. 22, grandchildren Debbie Rog-
ers, Connie Lowe, Celeste Ripple and David Williams host-
ed a celebration in her honor. Eva Mae Williams' maiden
name is Whidden. She married Zibe Williams in 1927. They
lived in Crewsville, Sebring and Brighton before settling in
Okeechobee in the early 1940s. Their descendants include
six children, 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and
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people wanted to sell
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Fertilizer 835
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Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$800/month, First,
SLast, + $800 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.
(954)290-0861


BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, W/D, lawn
service, water service,
$1050/mo, 1st, last, $500
sec. Avail first week in No-
vember (561)723-0661
BHR - 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba Cabin,
$550 mo. + sec. Also lot
space available in this 55 +
Park. (863)763-7164.
BRAND NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1350 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 1/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1050
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
561-214-1143/346-3620
CBS 3BR, 1BA, W/D, large
porch. $850/mo. 3/1 Mobile
Home, $625/mo + 1st, last,
sec & ref's. Includes city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692/346-4646
CHARMING 2/1
LOCATED 15 MINUTES
FROM TOWN
NEWLY REMODELED
1ST, LAST & SECURITY
NO PETS
CALL M - F, 9AM TO 3PM
(863)467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $825. mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
OKECHOBEE, 3BR/1BA Du-
plex, washer & dryer hook-
up, central a/c & heat.
$700/mo + $500 sec. Move
in now, next rent due 12/1.
(863)763-4414
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
(863)467-1254/357-1918
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/1st, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723


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S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. ,1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129



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






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



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


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



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


Real Estate I



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




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


DUPLEX, 3BR, 1BA, Belmont
St. in LaBelle
(239)872-0596 Iv msg.
OKEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
$145,000 (303)810-8585
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
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.
(863)697-6446


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


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



ANCIENT OAKS, 55+, 1BR,
sunroom, covered patio, car-
port, pool, clubhouse, every-
thing included. $550/month.
Call (954) 610-5345
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
(863)763-7164
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All until.
furnished, including yard.
$1250.umo. (863)634-2561

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



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
MOBILE HOME- 61ft, all new
on river, w/dock, 2/3 br,
screen room, extras,
$37,000 (863)255-4935
MOVE IN SPECIAL- SWMH,
2/2, on quiet cul-de-sac. Ful-
ly furn., Front & rear porch-
es. Metal roof over/awnings.
2 storage sheds. Dbi carport.
$14,000 (863)610-0421 or
(863)357-6185
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for Free Color Brochures
800-622-2832


Recreation



Boats 3 .)05
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 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
SUN TRACKER, 2005 - 18'
Pontoon with trailer, 50HP
Mercury trolling motor,
$7,900. 863-824-0444


HARLEY HERITAGE SOFTAIL
CLASSIC -'05, 11K mi.
Custom colors. Lots of
chrome & leather. Beautiful
Bike. Tons of opt. $16,000.
863-467-0278/859-771-5196


Automobiles



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



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


UTILITY TRAILER, 2006 Car-
go Mate enclosed, 5x10,
1,300. Call 863-824-0444


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION
OF TAX ROLL
Pursuant tc rrfin., l1.122, Flodrida
Statutes, ' , 'r,, . Property Ap-
praiser of Okeechobee County hereby
gives notice that the 2007 Tax Roll for
Okeechobee County was certified to
the Tax Collector on the 19th day of
October 2007, for the collection of
Taxes.
244956 ON 10/22/07


7


By Mark Long
AP Sports Writer
GAINESVILLE (AP) -- Florida coach
Urban Meyer has talked all season about
trying to limit the number of carries for
quarterback Tim Tebow.
Now, he might really have to do it.
Tebow has a bruised right, non-throw-
ing shoulder, an injury sustained in the sec-
ond half of Florida's 45-37 win at Kentucky
on Saturday. Safety Major Wright (thumb)
and offensive tackle Carlton Medder (heel)
also were banged up in the game, maybe
more serious than Tebow.
Tebow played through the pain and
sealed the victory with 2-yard touchdown
run that followed a 40-yard pass to Percy
.Harvin.
Meyer said Tebow won't have any
contact in practice this week as the 10th-
ranked Gators (5-2, 3-2 Southeastern Con-
ference) prepare for No. 19 Georgia.
"We have to be careful," Meyer said
Sunday. "We've got to continue to coach
him up to manage the game. He's had so
much success (running). He's the kind of
persona that takes it. That's a concern."
Meyer said there were several plays Sat-
urday in which Tebow could have thrown
the ball to an open receiver for short yard-
age, but instead tucked it and ran - taking
the safer option but also taking unneces-
sary hits.
The Gators have tried to limit Tebow's
touches all year, especially after he ran 27
times for a career-high 166 yards at Missis-
sippi last month.
But Tebow has carried 19, 16 and 20
times in the three games since. He finished
with 78 yards on 20 attempts against the
Wildcats.
"He's getting about 20 carries a game,
but a lot of those are him all of a sudden
making a play," Meyer said. "When you
take that away from Tim Tebow - not that
he's a normal quarterback - but he's not
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Lemon scrambles
Miami Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lem-
on scrambles in the second quarter
against the New England Patriots dur-
ing a football game at Dolphin Stadium
in Miami, Sunday, Oct. 21.


what Tim Tebow is to our offense.
"The thing we all have to understand is
we can't get him hurt."
That may have already happened.
Tebow, however, said he would be OK!
"It's just a little banged up," he said.
"It's fine."
The Gators - who control their fate
in the SEC East with consecutive games
against Georgia, Vanderbilt and South Car-
olina - sure hope so. After all, Tebow has
accounted for 73 percent of their offense
this season.
He has 125 carries for 578 yards and 10
touchdowns. He also leads the nation in
passing efficiency (177.5), completing 66
percent of his passes for 1,711 yards with
17 touchdowns and three interceptions.
"You can see him changing," Meyer
said. "A year ago, he would have had many
more carries because that's kind of who
he is. Now, he's getting a lot of confidence
in distributing the ball. That comes with
experience and confidence in the people,
the personnel, around him."
But Florida would like to see him pass
more often. Meyer said a typical game plan
calls for no more than 10 runs by Tebow.
Tebow's competitiveness and desire to
make something happen lead to many
more - too many more for Meyer.
Still, there's one thing Meyer doesn't
want to take away from his star quarter-
back.
"We don't let him lose his edge, No. 1,"
he said.
Meyer said he would know more about
Medder and Wright later Sunday. Wright's
injury seems to be the most serious. He
broke a thumb and might need surgery.
"They could cast it, which we all know
a safety without a hand that can grasp and
make a tackle and intercept a pass, that's
awful difficult," Meyer said. "We have
some injury issues."


Patriots defeat Dolphins 49-28


By Steven Wine
AP Sports Writer �
MIAMI (AP) - Tom Brady was flawless
at the start and off the bench, too.
With his team winning easily, Brady
came out of the game early in the fourth
quarter Sunday, then re-entered to throw
a team-record sixth touchdown pass, cap-
ping unbeaten New England's 49-28 rout
of the winless Miami Dolphins.
Brady's TD total exceeded his career
high of five, set last week against Dallas.
Brady now has 27 TD passes after seven
games. The NFL record is 49 set by Pey-
ton Manning in 2004. If Brady maintains
his current pace over 16 games, he would
finish with 61.
Brady completed his first 11 passes
for 220 yards and four scores, including
throws of 35 and 50 yards to Randy Moss.
His other touchdown passes covered 14
and 16 yards to Wes Welker, 30 to Donte
Stallworth and 2 to Kyle Brady.
Willie Andrews returned a kickoff 77
yards for a touchdown to help the Patriots
lead 42-7 at the half.
The Patriots improved to 7-0 for the
first time in their 48-year history, while the
drubbing was the biggest downer yet for
the Dolphins, who fell. to 0-7 for the first
time in their 41 seasons.
Miami lost its 10th consecutive-game,
extending a franchise record, and lost run-
ning back Ronnie Brown to a knee injury
in the third quarter. He came into the game
leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage.
The Patriots have won all seven of their
games by at least 17 points, matching an
NFL record to start a season. They showed
little letup until backup quarterback Matt
Cassel entered the game with 11 minutes
left.
Jason Taylor intercepted Cassel's sec-


ond pass and returned it 36 yards for a
touchdown to make the score 42-21. The
TD was the eighth by Taylor, breaking the
modern career NFL record for a defensive
lineman he shared with George Martin.
Brady then re-entered the game and
drove New England 59 yards in four plays,
the last a 16-yard scoring pass to Welker.
The Patriots were that relentless all af-
ternoon. They led 35-7 when Brady faked
a spike play at the Miami 14 late in the first
half. He overthrew an open Moss but hit
Welker for a score on the next play.
The first time the Patriots punted, Chris
Hanson's kick pinned the Dolphins at their
1. Even when Miami forced New England
into a third-and-18 situation, Brady hit
Moss for a touchdown.
Moss outfought defenders in the end
zone for both of his scores, which gave
him 10 touchdown receptions this sea-
son.
For the second game in a row, the Pa-
triots scored their highest point total in 23
years. Their 42 points by halftime were a
franchise record for a half.
Brady finished 21-for-25 for 354 yards
and no turnovers.
The Dolphins upset New England twice
in the past three years in Miami, and the
Patriots came out determined not to let it
happen again. They took the opening kick-
off and drove 80 yards for a touchdown,
which came when the Dolphins missed
three tackles on a 30-yard pass from Brady
to Stallworth.
The Patriots' Ty Warren recovered a
fumble by quarterback Cleo Lemon at the
Miami 28, and New England scored six
plays later on Brady's pass to Kyle Brady.
After Lemon scored on a 4-yard keeper,
Andrews answered with a TD on the sec-
ond kickoff return of his career. That made
it 28-7 after less than 20 minutes.


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