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Vol. 98 No. 297 Wednesday, October 24, 2007 500 Plus tax
N.W 154th Ave.
Northwest 154"' Avenue
will be closed to all traffic
from 8:30 a.m. until approxi-
mately 3 p.m. on Thursday,
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.
Local blood bank
It's time for the Second
Annual Okeechobee Blood
Round-up. This year, Florida's
Blood Centers (FBC) hopes
to break the record of 400 set
last year. Blood drive organiz-
ers have set a goal of 500 do-
"It's a huge goal but one
that I know the community of
Okeechobee can accomplish"
said Bill Casian, director of
Marketing and Public Rela-
tions at Raulerson Hospital.
"The hospital relies on
*the blood that is collected in
Okeechobee to support our
daily operations," said Mr. Ca-
The Round-up will fea-
ture live entertainment, free
food, kids' activities and a free
goody bag for every donor,
along with hourly drawings
throughout the day for tons of
prizes and give-a-ways, with a
grand prize of a new washer
The Round-up will be on
Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County Courthouse Parking
Lot, Northwest Second Street
and Third Avenue. For more
information, contact www.
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Community Links. Individual Voices.
Tax vote deadline Monda
and Senate debate
property tax relief
By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) --House
members think they have built
a "better mousetrap," but time
rray be on the Senate's side in
a showdown over property tax
Lawmakers must settle their
differences by Monday, or it will
be too late to put a proposed
state constitutional amendment
on the Jan. 29 presidential pri-
That looming deadline may
overshadow the House's rare
bipartisan unity, passing its tax-
cutting plan 108-2 late Monday
as lawmakers met in their fourth
special session of the year.
The Senate split 26-11 largely
on party lines on its version last
week. All but two Republicans
voted for the Senate plan while
all except two Democrats op-
"Our mousetrap, so to speak,
is better than the one across the
hall," said House Democratic
Leader Dan Gelber, of Miami
Beach. "I think it's a lot closer
to something the citizens of this
state will embrace."
Whether they get a chance
to embrace either plan -- or a
compromise -- in January could
hinge on behind-the-scenes talks
among House and Senate lead-
ers over the next day or two.
The House is set to resume
formal action Thursday. Senate
President Ken Pruitt, R-Port St.
Lucie, has advised his members
there may be no need to re-
turn if an agreement cannot be
Senators thought they had
a deal with House leaders and
Gov. Charlie Crist when they
went into special session Oct.
12. That plan is essentially what
the Senate passed last week, but
the House made changes -- "im-
provements" representatives say
-- that could sink everything.
The House plan is expected
to save taxpayers about $11 bil-
lion in the first four years com-
State competition: Drill team takes honors
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The Okeechobee Diamond Divas Mounted Drill Team brought home honors from the Sunshine State Mounted Drill
Competition over the weekend. The annual state competition was held at the Tampa Fairgrounds on Saturday and
Sunday. The teams competed twice in each category, and awards were based on total scores. In the Juniors competi-
tion (for age 18 and under), the Diamond Divas placed second. In the Open competition (including adult and junior
teams), they placed third. Team leader Denise Colgan said she was thrilled with their performance, especially since
five of the girls are new to the team this school year and they had less than two months to practice together before
the state competition. The team, which represents Okeechobee High School, is sponsored by the Okeechobee Cat-
tlemen's Association. Left to right are Christina Close, Rosa Pearce, Rachel Muros, Pritney Nethers, Monica Chavez,
Sarah Payne, Team Captain Cassie Colgan and Georgia Hert.
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Grooming is part of the mounted drill competition. Be-
fore they perform each team is reviewed by the judges.
about air quality
By Chauna Aguilar
Certified National Organiza-
tion of Remediators and Mold
Inspectors, (NORMI) Peter Jor-
dan spoke to the Okeechobee
Rotary Club about the impor-
tance of indoor air quality and
steps to take to ensure that
quality is maintained.
Mr. Jordan displayed news-
paper articles that depict the
health problems that are con-
stantly in the news during the
recent months and years.
According to their website,
NORMI is a non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to improving
the indoor living environment
through educating the public
and training professionals to
identify problems and offer so-
lutions, to improve indoor air
and drinking water quality.
This includes the elimination
of bacteria such as staphylococ-
cus. Mr. Jordan also spoke of
"sick building syndrome." The
term "sick building syndrome,"
See Rotary - Page 2
Diamond Divas Captain Monica Chavez (front) and
Cassie Colgan reminds her Sarah Payne practice a drill
teammates to keep smiling team maneuver before the
when they perform in the Saturday performance at
arena. the Tampa Fairgrounds.
pared to nearly $10 billion for the
Senate plan, but the differences
lie mainly in the details.
Foremost is a House provision
-- not in the Senate version -- that
would give businesses, snow-
birds and landlords protection
against rapid rises in property
values. It's similar to the existing
Save Our Homes Amendment
that shields primary homes, or
homesteads, from such increas-
Save Our Homes caps annual
See Tax - Page 2
Trail rides, hikes,
swamp buggy rides
set for Oct. 27 event
FLORIDA -- The South Flor-
ida Water Management District
will hold a grand opening cel-
ebration for the Hickory Ham-
mock Equestrian Center on
Saturday, October 27 beginning
at 9 a.m. The public is cordially
invited to attend and celebrate
completion of the new eques-
trian center, as well enjoy a va-
riety of recreational activities on
The equestrian center has
been developed in partner-
ship with the Florida Cracker
Trail Association, an equestrian
group whose members have
spent many hours marking
trails and improving the area
for public use. Hickory Ham-
mock Equestrian Center has
stalls, picnic shelters, fire rings
and grills, a non-potable wa-
ter well with hand pump, two
composting toilets and night
lighting, along with primitive
campsites for horseback riders
and others who have horse rigs
or camp trailers. Tent camp-
ers are also welcome. Marked
equestrian trails, interior dirt
roads and fire breaks provide
riders with access to more than
10 miles of riding trails.
This 4,470-acre property is
not just for horse enthusiasts.
The Florida Trail Association,
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UKeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarians including Jeanette Miller (left) learned about indoor air pollution from certified
National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspector (NORMI) Peter Jordan (right) and
his wife Julie Jordan (center) at the Rotarian luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
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Ky. man charged wi
By Eric Kopp Detective M.D. Faulkner, of
Okeechobee News the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
A Kentucky man was arrested Office (OCSO), said Williams
on an Okeechobee warrant last has a listed address in Win-
week that charged hi warranith trying chester, Ky., of 2300 Gay Evans.
to claim home- d him with trying In Okeechobee, his address is on
stead exemption . - S.E. 371' Court.
on property he . "He has to make a decision on
owned there and where he wants to file," said De-
in OkeechobeeN , tective Faulkner. "He can't have
County. ' ; his cake and eat it too."
Paul B. Wil- The detective said he was
liams, 65, was - first contacted on Aug. 23 by the
charged with - . Okeechobee County Property
one count of Paul Appraiser's office. He was told
homestead ex- Williams that the names on a warranty
emption fraud deed on Williams' property in
-- a first-degree misdemeanor. He Okeechobee had been changed
was booked into the Okeechobee from Paul B. Williams and his
County Jail then was released on wife Jennifer A. Williams, to Paul
Oct. 18 after posting a bond of B. Williams only. The change,
$750. He was arrested on a war- along with the Kentucky mailing
rant when he arrived here. address, prompted the property
th homestead fraud
appraiser's office to remove the
exemption on Williams' property
in Okeechobee County.
Around Aug. 20 Williams con-
tacted the local appraiser's office
and told them that his address in
Okeechobee County was his per-
manent address and he did not
rent here, stated the detective's
arrest report Because of this, he
wanted the homestead exemp-
tion put back on the property. He
then faxed the property apprais-
er's office a copy of his intention,
along with a copy of his Florida
driver's license and his voter reg-
The local appraiser's office
then contacted the Clark County
Property Valuation Administrator
in Clark County, Ky. The detec-
tive said that office confirmed
that Williams had filed for home-
stead exemption on his property
in Winchester on Aug. 1. He had
also signed an affidavit stating
that Clark County, Ky., was his
personal residence, added the
Detective Faulkner said he
didn't know if Kentucky authori-
ties will investigate the matter.
"When they recognize he
filed down here it's up to them
to investigate it up there," he
said. "Probably everything will
be geared for down here. I know
he's not getting it (homestead ex-
emption) up there."
The OCSO detective went on
to say that his investigation into
other cases of homestead ex-
emption fraud perpetrated by
those who come to Okeechobee
County for the winter is continu-
Space shuttle Discovery launch successful
By Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) --
Space shuttle Discovery and a
crew of seven rocketed into orbit
Tuesday in pursuit of the interna-
tional space station, where a for-
midable construction job awaits
Discovery blasted off at 11:38
a.m., ducking through clouds.
It carried a giant Tinkertoy-type
link that must be installed at the
space station before European
and Japanese laboratories can
Despite a forecast calling for
rain right at launch time, the
weather ended up cooperating.
And a chunk of ice on plumbing
between the external fuel tank
and Discovery - 4 inches by 1�/2
inches - was deemed too small
by NASA to pose a serious launch
hazard. It appeared to be melting
as the countdown entered its fi-
Launch director Mike Lein-
bach wished the crew good luck
and Godspeed just before liftoff.
"We're ready to take Harmony
to her new home," replied com-
mander Pamela Melroy, referring
to the new space station com-
partment aboard Discovery.
Discovery's fuel tank was
modified following the last mis-
sion to prevent dangerous ice
buildup from the super-cold liq-
uid hydrogen and oxygen, and
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assessment increases at 3 percent.
The House plan has a 5 percent
cap for non-homestead proper-
ties, helping it win support from
business interests including the
Florida Chamber of Commerce
and Florida Retail Federation.
House Democrats don't like
that provision even though they
voted for the overall proposal.
They moved to increase the cap
to 7 percent or exclude school
taxes but lost on voice votes.
Gelber said he was worried
any amendment the Legislature
proposes will fail if it is opposed
by teachers, firefighters and oth-
ers. Sixty percent voter approval
is required to put an amendment
in the constitution.
House sponsors, though, say
their bill would cut school taxes
Continued From Page 1
a statewide group of avid hikers,
has spent many volunteer hours
marking hiking trails through the
area. A section of the Florida Na-
tional Scenic Trail winds for 11
miles through Hickory Hammock
and through two adjacent public
use areas to the north, Bluff Ham-
mock and Boney Marsh.
Several primitive campsites
along the trail beckon hikers for
an overnight stay. Three miles
north of Hickory Hammock, a
25-foot-high bridge rewards visi-
tors with a grand view of the gen-
tle meanders and marshes of the
restored Kissimmee River. Wind-
ing north through Boney Marsh,
Continued From Page 1
according to the Environmental
Protection.Agency (EPA), is used
to describe situations in which
building occupants experience
acute health and comfort effects
that appear to be linked to time
spent in a building, but no spe-
cific illness or cause can be iden-
The causes of sick building
syndrome are: inadequate ven-
tilation; chemical contaminants
from indoor sources; chemi-
cal contaminants from outdoor
sources; and biological contami-
Mr. Jordan explained that in
the past efforts were made to
increase the insulation in homes
reduce the potential for launch
debris. The patch of ice that had
NASA scrambling less than two
hours before launch cropped
up on a pipe that carries the hy-
drogen from the tank into the
shuttle, and was stuck mostly
to a baggy material. It appeared
to harmlessly break loose at the
moment of liftoff, as NASA sus-
pected it would.
At least six pieces of foam
insulation fell off the fuel tank
during liftoff, but it was well past
the crucial first two minutes and
therefore posed no risk to Dis-
covery, said Bill Gerstenmaier,
NASA's space operations chief.
The shuttle wings, however,
were not altered in any way,
even though a safety engineer-
ing group pressed for a delay
because of concern over three
panels with possible flaws.
Melroy, only the second wom-
an to lead a shuttle mission, ex-
pressed her confidence late last
week about flying Discovery, as
have many of the senior manag-
ers who decided. to skip.wing re-
pairs. A possible cracking prob-
lem with the protective coating
on three of the wing. panels was
deemed an acceptably low risk.
A hole in the wing brought
down Columbia in 2003, the re-
sult of a strike by a slab of fuel-
tank foam insulation at liftoff.
Discovery and its crew are
embarking on a two-week mis-
by less than $1 billion over the
first four years compared to about
$2 billion for the Senate amend-
That may not be enough,
though, to staunch campaigns
against the proposal after legisla-
tive leaders earlier had promised
education would be "held harm-
less" from tax cuts.
,"It may be more harmless, but
we still are being harmed," said
Mark Pudlow, spokesman for the
Florida Education Association.
He added the statewide teachers
union, though, has not yet taken
a formal position.
"We expect to be held harm-
less," said Wayne Blanton, execu-
tive director of the Florida School
Another key difference is tax
relief for homesteads. Primary
homeowners now get a $25,000
exemption plus Save Our Homes
The Senate plan would allow
the trail is fringed with live oaks,
palms, bay and holly trees on the
edge of the Kissimmee flood-
plain. At certain times, hikers can
continue north through the Avon
Park Air Force Range.
Bicycling enthusiasts can en-
joy riding on a two-mile section
of the old Sebring Grade on the
south half of Hickory Hammock.
Now grassed and canopied by
overhanging tree limbs, the
grade once connected Sebring
and Basinger before U.S. Hwy. 98
was built in 1949. You can also
enjoy bike riding on the interior
"woods road," an old ranch trail
along the hammocks.
The public is encouraged
to attend the October 27 grand
which made "air tight" homes
that were supposed to be more
energy efficient. This created sick
homes because all of the germs
stayed within the home instead
of being filtered out.
According to Mr. Jordan the
seven components of indoor air
quality are: particulates; odors;
chemical gases; biological con-
taminants; temperature; relative
humidity; and comfort level.
Filters are the main way that
a person can help control the in-
door air quality in their homes.
By buying higher quality filters
more harmful particles are taken
out of the air. Mr. Jordan rec-
ommended buying the pleated
filters and changing them in in-
crements of no more than every
three months maximum.
Another way to ensure that
sion that is considered the most
challenging and complex in the
nine years of orbital assembly of
the international space station.
The shuttle is carrying up an
Italian-built live-in compartment,
about the size of a small bus, that
the astronauts will attach to the
space station. The name Harmo-
ny was the choice of schoolchil-
dren who took part in a national
competition. About 130 of those
youngsters traveled to Cape Ca-
naveral to witness the launch.
Also on hand for the launch
was "Star Wars" director and writ-
er George Lucas. Packed aboard
Discovery is the lightsaber used
by the character Luke Skywalker
in 1983's "Return of the Jedi" to
mark the 30th anniversary of the
first "Star Wars" film.
Europe and Japan's labora-
tories will link up with Harmony
once they are launched by shut-
tles 'over the next few months.
The European lab, named Co-
lumbus, is targeted for a Dec. 6
launch. Discovery's on-time de-
parture Tuesday kept the Colum-
bus mission on track.
The beans are on," an animated
Leinbach told his team once
Discovery safely reached orbit.
NASA has a postlaunch tradition
of celebrating with beans and
"Let's get on to the next launch
in December," said Christopher
an additional $25,000 exemp-
tion - except for school taxes
- for homes valued at more than
$50,000. The average first-year
saving is expected to be about
The House proposal, instead,
would give homesteads an ex-
emption equal to 40 percent of
the median home value in each
county. It also would not apply to
Many longtime homeowners
already in effect have an exemp-
tion exceeding 40 percent due
to Save Our Homes. They would
keep that benefit but gain nothing
from the 40 percent provision.
Linking the exemption to me-
dian value is an idea that origi-
nated with the House Democrats
and helped win their support for
the plan. It is designed to limit
tax cuts in small, rural counties
already in a financial pinch due to
low property values.
Savings, though, could vary
opening to become familiar with
Hickory Hammock's many recre-
ational opportunities. Those with
horses are welcome to join the
morning trail ride guided by ex-
perienced riders from the Florida
Cracker Trail Association. A guid-
ed hike will be led in the morning
by members of the Florida Trail
Following the trail events,
there will be a short ceremony
with South Florida Governing
Board Chair Eric Buermann and
representatives from the volun-
teer organizations. Pat's Barbe-
cue, of Lake Placid, will be pro-
viding lunch for purchase during
the day, including hamburgers,
hot dogs, barbecue, water and
soft drinks. Following lunch,
swamp buggy rides will be avail-
your home does not get mold is
to make sure any leaks are fixed
within 24-48 hours. If the leaks
are not fixed in a timely manner
one is more susceptible to mold
and/or other health issues.
A mold inspection through
NORMI involves an interview, in-
spection, laboratory work, sani-
tation or remediation, written
report and clearance sampling.
The interview typically takes
the work out of most issues be-
cause the property owner usually
knows exactly where the prob-
lem areas are in their own home.
They then conduct an inspection
of the inside and outside of the
home. Laboratory work is done
on any form of mold or bacteria
that are found and sanitation or
remediation solutions are recom-
mended to the property owner.
Scolese, NASA's No. 2 man.
After they arrive at the space
station on Thursday, Discovery's
astronauts also will move a mas-
sive girder and set of solar wings
from one part of the orbiting
complex to another. That work
will involve extending radiators
as well as the folded solar wings
- 240 feet from tip to tip when
In all, five spacewalks are
planned, four to complete this
construction job and one to test a
method for fixing damaged shut-
tle thermal tiles using a caulking
gun and high-tech.goo. The dem-
onstration with sample tiles was
added after Endeavour suffered a
gouge to its belly during the last
launch in August from a piece of
flyaway fuel-tank foam.
Once Discovery leaves, the
three space station residents -
one of whom will be dropped off
by the shuttle - will face even
more construction work to pre-
pare for the European lab's arriv-
al. Astronaut Clayton Anderson,
who will return to Earth aboard
Discovery after a five-month sta-
tion stay, shook a white towel
and did a backflip after watching
the launch live on a computer.
Discovery's crew includes an
Italian astronaut making his first
spaceflight, Paolo Nespoli.
"It's nice to be in space," he
radioed minutes after reaching
greatly from county to county,
ranging from $82 in Liberty to
$588 in Broward.
The, chambers also have dif-
ferent proposals for low-income
The Senate plan would give
those 65 and older with house-
hold incomes of $23,604 or less a
$100,000 exemption. The House
version would exempt 100 per-
cent of the median value in each
In an issue closely watched by
local officials, the House agreed
to remove a provision that would
require the Legislature to set local
property tax caps, but it's still in
the Senate proposal.
Florida League of Cities legisla-.
tive director Rebecca O'Hara said
she is encouraged by the House
action but that her organization is
still trying to analyze the affects of
able for those who would like to
able for those who would like to
see the equestrian trail.
The Hickory Hammock
Equestrian Center is located at
the end of McArthur Road, four
miles north of the main Hickory
Hammock trailhead. The main
trailhead at Hickory Hammock is
eight miles southeast of Lorida,
and about one-half mile north-
west of the Istokpoga Canal (18
miles south of Sebring and 33
miles north of Okeechobee on
U.S. Hwy. 98.)
For additional information
about the ceremony or about this
project, please phone the SFW-
MD Okeechobee Service Center
at 863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.
They are given a written report
on the findings from the inspec-
tor detailing what steps have to
be taken to remedy the situation.
Clearance sampling is done after
the completion of the sanitation
or remediation in order to prove
that the work was successful and
cleaning up the property.
Indoor quality air solutions
include: finding the source and
removing it; filtration; and air pu-
Controlling the temperature,
humidity, changing air filters,
good housekeeping and control-
ling moisture are the main ways
that everyone can attempt in
.controlling the growth of mold
and bacteria within their homes.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative delegation to meet
Representative Richard Machek announces that the Okeechobee
County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting and
public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. until 3
p.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commission Cham-
bers at the Okeechobee Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2N' Street,
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and issues
involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's of-
fice at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan(a&myflorida-
house.gov, no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2007.
Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit court, has
announced that the clerk's office web site now offers Okeechobee
County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a
variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index
and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The low will be in
the upper 60s. The wind will be from the south around 5 mph until
around midnight becoming light. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower
80s. The wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph shifting
to the east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 50
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be around 70. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and isolated Thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 30
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3
The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Corpmission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Tracey Ann Murphy, 44,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Oct.
19 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on
an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violation
of community control - resist-
ing arrest without violence and
violation of community control
- driving while license sus-
pended - habitual offender. Her
bond on these charges was set
at $5,000. She was also arrested
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violation
of probation - resisting arrest
without violence. Her bond on
that charge was set at $2,500.
* John Flynn, 37, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 20 by Deputy Rusty Harts-
field on felony charges of felo-
ny domestic battery and false
imprisonment. He was also
charged with the misdemean-
or of resisting arrest without
violence. His bond was set at
* Angelina J. Deschamps, 36,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Oct.
20 by Deputy Lieutenant K.J.
Ammons on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with violation of probation
- possession of cocaine. Her
bond was'set at $2,500.
* Lee Wiles, 22, N.W. 11"' St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
20 by the OCPD on a charge
of felony domestic battery. His
bond was set at $500.
* Cody Dale Cooper, 22,
N.W. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 21 by Trooper
D.S. Cox on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond
was set at $500.
* Clemente Baltazar, 25,
N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a charge
of possession of cocaine. His
bond was set at $5,000.
* Martinez Valentine, 26, Rt.
#6, Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 21 by Trooper D.S. Cox on
a felony charge of driving while
license suspended - habitual
offender. His bond was set at
Felon is charged with having ammo
* Jorge Baltazar, 25, N.W.
36"' Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 21 by Deputy Augus-
tin Saucedo on a felony charge
of possession of cocaine and
a misdemeanor charge of no
driver's license. His bond was
set at $3,250.
* Bryan Lamar Whiddon,
38, S.E. 28"' St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 21 by Depu-
ty Justin Akins on a charge of
leaving the scene of a traffic
crash with injuries. His bond
was set at $1,500.
* Timmy Joe Lee, 18, Cen-
ter St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 22 by Deputy Arlene
Durbin on a charge of aggravat-
ed assault. His bond was set at
* Alfredo Juarez, 21, Chero-
kee Court, West Palm Beach,
was arrested Oct. 22 by Troop-
er Thomas B. White on a fel-
ony charge of possession of a
similitude ID card, and a mis-
demeanor charge of no driver's
license. His bond was set at
* Hivan R. Medrano, 22,
S.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 22 by Dep-
uty Sergeant J. Royal on an
Okeechobee. County warrant
charging him with failure to
appear - driving while license
suspended - felony. He is being
held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
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A convicted felon was ar-
rested upon his release from a
local hospital for reportedly hav-
ing live ammunition in his pos-
Marcel Bates, 31, N.E. 16"'
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
on Oct. 22 and charged with
possession of ammunition by a
convicted felon. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $20,000.
An arrest report by Deputy
Chris Hans, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
said Bates had 24 9mm Win-
chester Luger bullets in his pos-
session as he was being released
from Raulerson Hospital.
Bates was con-
victed in 1997
of battery by
a detainee. He
was then con-
victed in 1999
on a charge of
sale of cocaine Marcel
near a church. Bates
Then in 2000,
he was convicted of battery on
a law enforcement officer and
possession of cocaine.
Deputy Hans stated in his re-
port that the hospital had con-
tacted the sheriff's office about
a suspicious incident. The report
states that Bates was having an
argument with his girlfriend at
the hospital when the man was
seen picking up a bullet from his
bed and putting it into his right
The deputy said as he spoke
with Bates at the hospital the
man continually put his hands
into his pants pockets even
though he was told not to do
this. Deputy Hans then frisked
the man and found the 24 bul-
lets, said his arrest report.
When his discharge from the
hospital was complete, Bates
was taken into custody without
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LAKE: I hope that the communities around the lake are watch-
ing the water situation in Georgia. What is happening there could
very well happen to Lake Okeechobee. Once natural resources are
gone they are usually gone forever. If Lake Okeechobee ever dies it
will be devastating to the whole state of Florida. This is a wake up
call that we had better heed.
LOCKS: It's all fine and dandy that the locks at J&S Fish Camp,
Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport and Henry Creek will remain closed un-
til the water levels increase but what about Taylor Creek? Why can
they not leave this lock closed? We haven't had enough water in
our canals to get our boats out for months, much less starting them
or taking them out. What is the reason behind all of this?
SIGN GONE: Who do you contact about a street sign replace-
ment at South Parrott and S.W. 32 Street that has been gone since
the hurricane in 2005. Editor's note: The county road depart-
ment may be reached at 763-3514.
INSURANCE: Here is something different for the Speak Out, I
would like to thank Congressman Tim Mahoney for helping fight to
get me insurance to complete my numerous needed medical pro-
cedures. He stands behind what he says, and will fight for the citi-
zens who need it. The social security administration on the other
hand will just let you deteriorate despite a quite obvious problem.
(X-Rays don't lie.) It's strange how doctors won't work on you if
they have not been paid for the first half of the job, when it has not
been completed yet. I think of it like you have a mechanic fixing
your car, stop halfway through and want to be paid, without the
job being finished. Then they expect you to drive around with a
half broke car, asking for the bill to be paid before any more work
is done. What designates someone as being disabled and how?
Which methods does the Social Security Administration facilitate
in the determination process of an individual? Maybe I should just
wait longer, after all the social security administration does not
seem to see anything wrong, out of place or irregular.
VETERANS DAY: Sunday, Nov. 11 will be Veterans Day. Every year
our numbers dwindle for the turn out in Veterans Park. How about
this year we show our men and women how much we appreci-
ate their efforts not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the men and
women who serve throughout the world. Our service people could
use our support every day, but Veterans Day is special. I know the
people of Okeechobee care. I see it in many places throughout our
community. How about if all of us show them how much we care
for their efforts and the sacrifices they have already made. Come on
Okeechobee, I know you care, but lets really show it this Veterans
COUMADIN: This is about Coumadin aka warfarin, aka rat poi-
son aka blood thinner. After having my father live with me and
seeing the affects that this has on him, I have become quite knowl-
edgeable. I just want people who are on this medication, have a
loved one on this medication or have a friend on this medication
to take it very seriously. This is not a drug to neglect. Please make
sure that the INR is done on time, every time. My father was done
+ as prescribed by his doctor, and sadly I watched the blood go to
his head, meaning his brain was filled with blood, and it happened
very quickly and within two to three hours he passed away at the
hospital. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist and get
knowledgeable about this drug.
LEGAL: This is about the drug paraphernalia being bought in
stores, but is illegal if you get pulled over with it, later on. It's the
same way with a beer. You can buy it in the store, but you can be
chugging along with it in your car and get pulled over then its il-
legal. There are other things than drug paraphernalia that you can
buy but later becomes illegal, like drinking. And there are probably
other things that I haven't thought of yet.
RESTAURANT: Park Avenue Barbecue will be coming to
Okeechobee. I had dinner at one the other night and the waitress
confirmed it. There will be no Chili's.
UNPROFESSIONAL: I would just like to comment on bosses
who scream at their employees. It is very unprofessional.
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Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
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
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 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
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
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, 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 some-
one that might need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Ed'ucation/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA),meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.mr. at the Sebring Li-
ons Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
(863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-3053.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The
Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the jasinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
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) 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.
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Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
ber of old photos. Some of these photos were taken by
staffers; others were apparently brought in by community
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Church holds revival
The Haven of Rest church is currently holding a revival with Bro.
David Hansel, from now until Thursday, Oct. 25. Services will start
at 7 p.m. every night. For information call (863) 357-3053.
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.
Reunion Benefit for American Legion Post 64
Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. there will be a reunion benefit for
the American Legion Post 64. The dinner will be $6 per plate. The
menu will consist of Barbecue Ribs, Barbecue chicken, potato
salad, baked beans, dessert and tea. With music by Rhonda and
Clay Thomas. The public is welcome. For information call (863)
VFW to host District 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.
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
Church of God plans 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 rib-eye
steak dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 64,501 SE 2 St. Dinner includes steak, baked potato,
salad, roll and dessert. Donation is $12. Public welcome. For infor-
mation call (863) 447-5599.
Friends of the NRA holds dinner and auction
The Okeechobee Friends of the NRA will hold a dinner and auc-
tion on Nov. 1, 2007 at Pogey's restaurant. Tickets are $40 each,
price includes: prime rib dinner. Proceeds from benefit will go to
the Okeechobee 4-H Sharp Shooters club.
Tickets are available at the Gun Shop, 2020 S. Parrott Ave., (863)
New Horizons sponsors Tribute to Dr. Brown
New Horizons of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast will spon-
sor a Tribute to honor beloved pediatrician Dr. Fred Brown, on
Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 until 8 p.m. The event will be held at the
First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Tickets are $25 per person,
tables and sponsorships are also available. A prime rib dinner is in-
cluded in the ticket purchase. For tickets and information call Con-
nie Abney at (863) 763-2813.
Masonic Lodge holds Annual dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. will hold
their Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4 until 7 p.m.
Eat in or take out is available. Adult meals are $7 donation each and
children are $3.50 each. Children's plates are not available for take
out. Proceeds will benefit Distressed Worthy Brothers. For informa-
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Cynthia Hand and David Rogers, Jr. plan to wed in 2009.
Aubrey and Susan Hand of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Cynthia Hand to David
E. Rogers Jr. of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is
the son of David and Victoria
Rogers of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Valentines Day 2009.
The bride to be is a 2008
graduate of Okeechobee High
The groom is a 2006 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High
After the wedding the cou-
ple will reside in Okeechobee.
Catherine Brunson and Jerry Pope plan to wed in November.
Matt and Karen Disney and
Dan and Sue Brunson of Crook
County, Wyo., are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Catherine Brunson to
Jerry Pope of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Laurie and Dorothy Pope
of Newnan, Ga.
The wedding is planned for
Nov. 17, 2007 at Buckhead Ridge
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will reside in Okeechobee.
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CES students celebrate Columbus Day
In Kindergarten, on Friday,
October 12th, we celebrated Co-
lumbus Day. We all learned what
it was like to be an explorer. On
Thursday, October 18th we had
our Fall Festival. It was a great
time for all. We thank everyone
for all their help and support.
Students in Ms. Enfinger's
third grade class are so excited.
What a week! First they went
to Dolly Hand Theater at Palm
Beach Community College, then
saw a caterpillar change into
a chrysalis, and made plans to
attend the Fall Festival. They've
finished a unit on Christopher
Columbus and wrote letters to
their favorite teachers asking
some pretty important ques-
tions. They saw a play last week
at the Freshman Campus called
One Hundred Dresses. Students
are working very hard on their
academics. They are using the
computer, learning centers and
direct instruction to achieve
Congratulations to Brandon
Leal, Amanda Tinsley, and Mar-
izol Jaimes, our Students of the
Happy Birthday to Marizol
Jaimes and Kelvin Ford.
Miss L's class is going great
in 3rd grade! We just finished
learning about the wild animals
of the Galapagos Islands in our
reading series. Our next exciting
stories are about a big egg and
a seeing-eye dog. Science just
finished up the chapter on En-
ergy, now we have started talk-
ing about heat. In Social Studies
we continue about time and an-
cient civilizations. Math's chap-
ter on subtraction is just ending
and we will start talking about
money and telling time. This can
be a difficult subject for many,
so please work as much with
your child at home on this. Also,
keep practicing those multipli-
Students of the Week: Dalton
Third Grade BASE
Third Grade BASE news, we
are pleased to announce that we
are awarding the, children who
have met their nine weeks AR
goal. We will be going to Golden
Corral for lunch. Please encour-
Joe Kishel, age 56 of
Okeechobee passed away on
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007.
A memorial service will be
held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11
a.m. at the Real Life Children's
Contributions may be sent
to Real Life Children's Ranch,
7777 U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee,
He was a great asset to Real
Life Children's Ranch and will
be greatly missed. We appreci-
ate all of the hard work he has
done for the children and staff.
Arrangements were under
the direction and care of Martin
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so he/she can meet their second
nine weeks goal. We already
have earned over 360 AR points!!
In Science, we are learning
about Heat. The students did a
great job on the last Science test
on Energy!! I'm proud of them.
In Math, we are learning about
Money. Writing Display Day will
be Oct. 31. Come see our writ-
ings about the Fall Season.
Congratulations to our recent
students of the week: Macken-
zie Mackin, Juliana Sanchez,
Lynnettte Casiano, and Edwin
Mrs. Achong and Mr. Hall's
class have been busy reading
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. We
are enjoying the book! We also
have a reward trip planned for
Dairy Queen for students that
have had good behavior. We
have been studying density in
Science. In Math we have been
doing equations with addition
and subtraction. Congratulation
to: Nikki Keiffer and Matthew
McClanahan for meeting their
Accelerated Reader goals. Bran-
don Armstorn, Austin Walker
and lan Kelly have been student
of the week. Eunice Crowell
celebrated her birthday!
As a licensed funeral director with 36'years of experience,
Paul R. Mitchell has a passion for serving this community.
He's a member of the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club and
Okeechobee Main Street.
At Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory, we're
committed to offering Okeechobee much more than
exceptional funeral care. As active members of this
community, we reach far beyond the funeral home's
walls to serve local families. That's because like Paul,
we're all passionate about our community.
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Keep up the good work!
In 5th grade students have
been hard at work learning
all kinds of new things!!! Our
Studious Scientists have been
learning about Matter and All of
Its Unique Properties. Students
had fun blowing up balloons
and looking at different amounts
of matter and how you can
change all the properties. Our
Math Maniacs are digging their
way through algebraic expres-
sions. They have been learning
how to use variables, and solv-
ing expressions with variables
in them. Our entire grade also
spent anentire week learning
about Christopher Columbus
and his many voyages. Students
were fascinated to learn that
Columbus started sailing at a
VERY young age. Students also
learned about Christopher's
Famous 3 ships; the Nina, the
Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Most
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also had no idea that Colum-
bus did not set out to discover
America, he came upon it by
accident. Our students were
also able to enjoy an afternoon
presentation of The Little Mon-
ster Tales play by Fantasy The-
atre Factory at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Auditorium.
After the show students were
able to ask questions and learn
how they could become ac-
tors, and star in a play just like
the one they had watched. Our
Rockin Readers have helped
our school earn over 1/3 of
the Accelerated Reader points
needed to have a CRAZY, FUN,
MIX-UP DAY. Students that have
earned their nine weeks goal
will be rewarded for the Fabu-
lous Efforts with lunch at Gold-
en Corral. WAY TO GO FIFTH
GRADE! KEEP UP THE HARD
WORK. YOUR TEACHERS ARE
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 LIFESTYLES 7
Tabitha Armstrong and Justin
Hunter of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their son,
He was born on Sept. 19 at St.
'Lucie Medical Center in Pt. Saint
Lucie, he weighed 6 lbs 10 ounces
and was 20 % inches long at birth.
Owen was welcomed home by
his brother, Garrett Hunter.
Maternal grandparents are
Tammy and Gene Ward of Cairo,
Paternal grandparents are Rob-
ert Hunter and Beth and Bill Suggs
Great grandparents are Nancy
Cooper, Jackie and Mike Barnes
and Clarence and Helen Hunter.
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At the Movies Bo"ndie
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
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
Theatre II - "Game Plan"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre Ill - "The Come-
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day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.,
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
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senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24,
the 297th day of 2007. There are
68 days left in the year.'
Today's Highlight in His-
On Oct. 24, 1945, the United
Nations officially came into exis-
tence as its charter took effect.
On this date:
In 1537, Jane Seymour, the
third wife of England's King
Henry VIII, died 12- days after
giving birth to Prince Edward,
later King Edward VI.
In 1648,. the Peace of West-
phalia ended the Thirty Years
War and effectively destroyed
the Holy Roman Empire.
In 1861, the first transconti-
nental telegraph message was
sent as Chief Justice Stephen J.
Field of California transmitted a
telegram to President Abraham
In 1901, widow Anna Edson
Taylor became the first person
to go over Niagara Falls in a bar-
In 1931, the George Wash-
- ington Bridge, connecting New
York and New Jersey, was of-
ficially dedicated (it opened to
traffic the next day).
In 1939, nylon stockings were
sold publicly for the first time, in
In 1940, the 40-hour work
week went into effect under
the Fair Labor Standards Act of
In 1952, Republican presi-
dential candidate Dwight D.
Eisenhower declared in De-
troit, "I shall go to Korea" as he
promised to end the conflict.
(He made the visit over a month
In 1962, the U.S. blockade of
Cuba during the missile crisis of-
ficially began under a proclama-
tion signed by President John F.
Ten years ago: Setting the
stage for .an upcoming summit,
President Bill Clinton rejected
calls for a confrontational ap-
proach to China, arguing that
isolating the Chinese would be
"potentially dangerous." In Ar-
lington, Va., former NBC sports-
caster Mary Albert was spared
a jail sentence after a grudging
courtroom apology to the wom-
an he'd bitten during a sexual
Five years ago: Authorities
arrested Army veteran John Al-
len Muhammad and teenager
Lee Boyd Malvo near Myersville,
Md., in connection with the
Washington-area sniper attacks.
(Malvo was later sentenced to
life in prison without the pos-
sibility of parole in Virginia and
Maryland; Muhammad was sen-
tenced to death in Virginia, and
to life in prison in Maryland.)
The San Francisco Giants defeat-
ed the Anaheim Angels, 16-4, to
take a 3-games-to-2 lead in the
Today's Birthdays: Foot-
ball Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is
81. Rock musician Bill Wyman is
71. Actor-producer David Nelson
is 71. Actor F. Murray Abraham
is 68. Actor Kevin Kline is 60.
Former NAACP President Kweisi
Mfume is 59. Country musician
Billy Thomas (Terry McBride
and the Ride) is 54. Actor B.D.
Wong is 47. Rock musician Ben
Gillies (Silverchair) is 28. Singer-
actress Monica Arnold is 27.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Adri-
enne Bailon (31w) is 24.
Thought for Today: "Seek
not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and
lawful means. But seek the tes-
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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Visiting
friends or taking a day trip will help
you avoid some unpleasant conver-
sations with people you don't want
to talk to right now. You need time to
think. Change can be good but it has
to be the right move.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think
about what you really enjoy doing
and try to incorporate it into the way
you earn your living. You may have
to start out small but, if you take your
time and do things right, you will
eventually build a successful little
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't
take advantage of someone who is
taken with your smile, personality
'and flirtatious ways. You will be the
center of attention and may even feel
invincible. Don't get too comfortable
- you'll get brought back to reality.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take
a more aggressive approach to what-
ever you are doing and you will get
results. Someone you are interested
in will step up to help when he or
she sees how hard you are trying. A
change at home will do you good.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Book your-
self a ticket to somewhere you've
always wanted to visit. You can en-
joy the fruits of your labor but don't
spend it foolishly. You will learn
something new about yourself by ob-
serving what the people around you
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Money
may be a concern, especially if you
have decided to make a residential
move or renovations to the place you
live. Don't put yourself in an awkward
financial position. Stick to your game
plan - even under pressure.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Taking
on a new project or getting involved
in something you believe in will be
exciting if your motives are sound.
Don't expect to get anything more
than experience out of the deal. You
don't have to give money to be effec-
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You
will get the guidance you need from
someone you least expect. Ask your-
self what this person wants in return
before you accept any help. You are
better off to start small and remain in
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Not everyone will agree with you
but, when it comes to your personal
life, you have to do what feels best
for you. A new relationship will get
you thinking about possibilities and
a new direction. Don't fool yourself
into thinking that someone else will
do the work.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Don't let your emotions lead to a
mistake. Separate your feelings from
the deals you are trying to make. Be
cool, calculated and businesslike.
Don't show your uneasiness and you
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You
have more to give than you realize so
stop spinning your wheels and offer
what you can do to people in your
community. A hidden talent will lead
to a lucrative venture.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you
don't see anyone doing what needs
to be done, do it yourself. You will get
recognition if you take action. Love is
on the rise but you may question with
whom you really want to be. Don't
make a hasty decision.
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should be telling the world
how lucky I am and I should be
happy, but I'm miserable. I am
a 30-something mother of two,
I have started dating my
husband's polar opposite. My
ex was an alcoholic. He was in
trouble with the law and could
not earn a living to save his life.
I not only supported us, but
shouldered all the responsibility
for our home and our children
while he led his own life with his
drinking buddies. But that is in
Today I am seeing "Gary." We
have been dating nine months.
Gary treats me like a queen and
is fabulous with my children. I
think he worships the ground I
walk on. He's loving, affection-
- ate, generous and caring.
So why am I complaining?
Because he is ALWAYS HERE.
He never leaves! Yes, I get to
work all day and he stops in only
a few times a day, but the min-
ute I am done, he is at my door.
He usually has dinner with me
or wants to take us out, so I have
a hard time saying no.
He respects the fact that he
can't spend the night in front
of my kids,- but he stays until
they are asleep, so the only time
- I have to myself is when I'm
sleeping. He spends every wak-
ing hour with me and comes
with me wherever I go.
Gary jumps in and pays for
^ everything before I can even
pull my wallet from my purse.
I feel crazy for complaining, but
it makes me feel so indebted. I
also feel stalked, controlled and
burdened. Am I just being self-
ish? Is there a way to train my-
self to like to be spoiled? Help!
- Smothered In Michigan
DEAR SMOTHERED: You
are not being selfish. You were
starving for certain things in
your marriage to your ex and
have overcorrected in this new
relationship. Please don't think
you are the only person to do
this. It happens quite often.
You are about eight months
overdue for a frank and honest
discussion with Gary about the
personal space you need. You
are still healing from a dysfunc-
tional marriage, and he appears
to be so smitten - or insecure
- that he's preventing you from
figuring out where you end and
he begins. It would be interest-
ing to know what baggage this
man is carrying.
Please, I urge you, set some
clear boundaries before you
become so upset with him that
you "toss the baby out with the
*DEAR ABBY: My son, "Lo-
gan," recently started at a new
school, and we are getting calls
requesting play dates. So far, I
have responded by offering to
host, but eventually I will have
to decide if I feel comfortable
letting my son go to a home I'm
not familiar with.
I feel strongly that Logan'
should not go to a home where:
the parents - or children
- own guns. How do I ask the'
question without passing judg-'
ment? I respect my neighbors'
right to own a firearm and don't
wish to challenge their choice,
but I simply cannot in good con-
science allow my son to play in
a home with a gun. - Atlanta
DEAR ATLANTA MOM:
Here's how to handle it. When
your son is invited for a play
date, say: "He'd love to come.
But before I agree, I have a few
questions: Who will be supervis-
ing the children? Are there any
guns in the house? Do you plan
on taking the children anywhere
else?" They're all legitimate
questions, and you don't come
across as judgmental. As a par-
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Ron's Pressure Washing
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Roof coating, Repair to
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
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AIR COND - 31/4 ton w/ heat,
used 2 months, $600
AIR COND- 3 ton, needs gas,
$200 or best offer
AIR CONDITIONER - For single
wide trailer, Coleman Sun-
catcher Model 7456-901.
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT -
Janitrol Model PCK048-1, 3
ton in size. $600
CENTRAL AIR UNIT, 3 ton,
used. $450 (863)673-0920
MAYTAG PORTABLE AC -
Cost $499, asking $250
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles,
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
DESK - MahoganyChip & Dale
style/vanity. Great condition.
$400. Firm (863)634-0812
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
POSTER BED- antique, king
size, bedding, $850
SOFA: OVER-STUFFED, Neu-
tral color w/ pattern. Great
condition. $100 or best offer.
DOUBLE STACK OVEN - Whirl-
pool, asking $200 or best of-
ELECTRIC STOVE - Very good
condition. $75 or best offer.
FREEZER - Frigidaire, Upright.
21cu ft, Frostfree, Great con-
Sdition. $125. (863)763-2736
GAS STOVE, Magic Chef, 30",
white & GAS DRYER, Frigi-
daire, white, $450 will sell
PORT DISHWASHER - West-
inghouse, excellent condi-
tion, $65 (863)675-7439 if
no answer leave message
REFRIGERATOR- 26 cu ft,
with ice maker, works great,
white, freezer on top, $200.
STOVE - Electric, Excellent
condition. Full size. $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER - Works
great. $100 (863)673-0780
WASHER & DRYER - Ken-
more stacked, works but
needs new agitator, $50
WASHER & DRYER - GE, ex-
cellent condition. $250
WASHER & DRYER - Works
great. $200 (863)634-5471
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Whirlpool. Works great.
$175 for the pair, will sep.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER -
White, in excellent condition.
$125 firm. (863)517-0244
WOODEN SHED- 8 x 6, one
TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $500 or best of-
BICYCLE - Used for only one
month, includes lock. $30
NEW ENCYLCOPEDIA SET -
Funk & Wagnalls, 34 book
set, good cond. $100 or best
offer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg
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Manufacturer. 40x60 to
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contractor or customer.
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April 1st. All models and siz-
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BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $50
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $150
will sep (863)467-8681
CARPORT - 12'x40' & FL/Rm
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$500. for all or best offer
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SEPTIC TANK - 1350 gallon,
fiberglass, new. $400 or
best offer. (863)763-6297
BABY BATHTUB- Like new.
BABY CLOTHES - Girls, from
3-12mo. All for $35.
CONVERTIBLE CRIB, Winnie
the Pooh, white, $75 or best
CRIB - Excellent condition.
$100. Firm. 863-673-5704
PLAY PEN - large, excellent
condition . $25
TODDLER BED GUARD - Safe-
Y 1st, expandable, exc cond.
20 (954)632-8636 LaBelle
DIAPER CHANGER / DRESSER
- Light Wood. Very good
shape. $150 (863)763-8688
GIRLS MISC CLOTHING - Siz-
es 11/12. $25 for all.
(863)673-3819 leave mes-
sage if no answer
HERMAN SURVIVOR MENS
BOOTS- size 12, asking $20
LADIES CLOTHES- Size 3X,
Pants, shirts & dresses.
Good condition. $300.
BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION - over 10,000 cards,
10 albums + many extras,
$1000 neg (863)599-0449
LEARNING RAINBOW PRO-
GRAM - Stepping Stones to
Knowledge. $100 or best of-
fer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg
ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
ARMOIRE - Beautiful pine,
must see. $500
BED - Sealy, Full size, New,
BED - Twin size, w/trundle,
dresser & computer desk in
one unit. $450
BED, King Size, Nautilus, Paid
$2000. Asking $600 or best
CHAIR - Glider rocker with ot-
toman & matching child size
glider rocker. $45
CHAIR - Mauve colored. $20
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Dresser
& Night stand- Matching set.
Good condition. $150.
COFFEE TABLES - 4 glass top,
3 with mirrors, must see.
$100 for all. (863)763-3982
DESK - Black & tan, large. $40
DESK - Solid wood, 5 drawer,
Great condition. $60.
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
DINETTE - W/glass table top.
$100 (863)467-1547 or
DINETTE SET - Round, glass
top, wrought iron. $175
ELEC LIFT CHAIR - Recliner,
battery backup, beige micro
sued fabric, $500
ENTER CENTER - wall unit,
wood, shelves, holds TV or
FLEXSTEEL RECLINER - like
new, burgundy, $150 or best
offer or trade for like new lift
chair (863)634-9620 Okee
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
MATTRESS SET - Queen size,
box spring & frame. $75
RECLINER - burgundy, leather
look, great condition, $40
VANITY w/ Mirror - Antique,
Chair, Bureau, Head Board,
Foot Board. $150 for all.
GOLF CART - '94 EZ Go, elec-
tric, w/charger, recondi-
RIFLE SCOPE - Simmons,
never used. $30
SHOTGUN, 410, 44 Magnum,
45 Long Colt, Winchester
3030, $1625 will sell separ-
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER -
Weslo ' Momentum 610,
nearly new. $150 or best of-
417 W.S. Park
TREADMILL Heavy Duty.
Originally $1500, Will sell for
$500. Call (863)675-0246
COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038
RAINSOFT WATER SYSTEM -
new, complete, $1000
ROOM DIVIDER, Beaded, can
be used as a window panel,
feminine colors, exc. cond.
LADIES DIAM. RINGS - & ear-
rings, 1-20" gold necklace,
$600 neg or will sell separ-
ate. (863)634-9620 Okee
IONIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. Now
WALKER - With wheels & feet.'
Will hold over 3001bs. Cost
$500. Will sell for $200 or
best offer. (239)292-7509
WHEEL CHAIR - New, Large
size & Apnea Machine &
Respirator. $300 or best of-
fer. Will sep. (863)675-7963
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- to be in-
stalled on Van. Like Brand
new, $800 or best of-
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $500.
ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
CONVEYORS, (2), aluminum,
each 10' long, can be
hooked together, good
wheels, $60. (863)697-9704
I Thinking about new carpets?
Let one of our professionals help you!
FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street * (863) 763-7131
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DRUMS - 8, 55 gallon, heavy
plastic, clean. $150
INTERNATIONAL BUS - '69,
converted to RV, airbrakes,
rear eng., $500 or best of-
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TANK - 500 gal. diesel or gas,
Manual, no wheels. Good
TEMPORARY POWER POLE -
Complete, 200 amp, square
D. $200 (863)467-7415
GUITAR - Arch Top, Good
shape. $75 (863)467-6148
PA SYSTEM: TRAYNOR, 6
Channel w/ reverb.D $250.
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $350
ADORABLE AUSSIES - New
toy size! Champion lines. All
color. Vet checked. $650 &
up. Call Kim (772)519-2095
BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 7
wks old. $250
PET CAGE, 4' tall, black. $25
PIT BULL PUPS - 3 males, 3
females, have papers, par-
ents on premises, $300
(863)697-1658 / 634-3111
SADDLES '- Wintec 'English
saddles (1) 16" & (1) 17".
Used only a few times. $950.
will sep. (863)447-2395
SUN CONURE BIRD- cage in-
cluded, friendly, sweet,
lovable, 2 yrs old, $250
POLARIOD CAMERA - $20.
SEW MACH - Kenmore, ro-
tary, 117.552, 117.812,
w/instr. book, attachments,
$200 neg (863)467-8717
BASKETBALL HOOP - Large,
metal, like new, has ball. $40
GOLF CLUB - 14 piece set
with bag, $25. Call
Hunting Buggy. Needs carbu-
retor. $1500.00 Call
POOL CUE - Excellent condi-
tion. $30 (954)632-8636 La-
POOL TABLE - Indoor/outdoor.
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)673-5704
AMPLIFIER - Clarion APX
4004, 2/3/4 Channel, $150
SPEAKERS (4) 12" infinity
Kappa Speakers, never used
$500 or sell separate
SUBWOOFER- 1 Memphis ,
12", Mojo Series, $100
SUBWOOFER, (2), MMAT
P3.0, 12", nearly new, great
cond., never beaten up,
$400 neg. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS - 2, 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1500. Neg.
Pd. $2000. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS (4) - JBL, 12"
FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will . separate.
HITACHI TV - Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
PLASMA TV - 42", 3 yrs old,
made by LG, works great.
BUSH HOG - Iron King, 5ft., 3
years old, good condition.
Engine hoist, drill press, metal
toolbox, riding lawn motor
parts & more. $500 will sell
GAS GENERATOR - Honda, 5
KVA, engine frozen, 2 gaug-
es missing. $50
GENERATOR, Coleman, w/5hp
motor, 2500 watt, on
wheels, motor runs, $95.
TOOLBOX - Snap On, 8 drawer
roll away, good condition.
$800 or best offer.
WELDER/GENERATOR - Mill-
er, Bobcat 225, 8000 units,
fell off p/up truck. Good for
parts. $50 (863)763-2053
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $250. (863)763-3451
VACUUM - Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$400 neg. (863)634-9526
CASSETTE TAPES - Break-
Church, Message by Ron
Parsley. $5 (863)983-4314
VIDEO CAMERA - $50.
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Supplies . 845
Lawn & Garden 850
SADDLE, Western, Cordura
16", New. Comes w/ Head
stall, reins & breast collar.
$250. neg. (863)983-8646
CHAINSAW, ECHO Profes-
sional, .68 cc engine, like
new, $150. 863-467-1958
LAWNMOWER - Riding, Snap-
per 38" cut electric start,
14.5 hp, exc cond. $1000
PATIO BAR - Curved, 3 doors,
light gray, 40"H x 60"L, very
heavy, excellent condition.
RIDING LAWN MOWER--
Craftsman LT 2000, Used 3
times. Excellent condition.
WEEDWACKER, STHILE Pro-
fessional, straight shaft,
$150. Call 863-467-1958
YANMAR 1510 - 3 cyl diesel
in good shape w/almost new
4' Bush hog. $2600.
BBQ HOGS FOR SALE - Call
for details. (772)260-4792
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
KINGS BAY: 2br, 2ba, 2 story
apt., No pets. $800/mo. +
$800. sec. (561)248-5309
The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
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-
BHR- 2/2, new CBS home,
tile, boat ramp, sea wall.
Fenced yard, $900/mo
BRAND NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1350 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
BUCK HEAD RIDGE - 2br, 1ba
Nice! On canal. Furnished.
$850. mo. 561-746-0448 or
561-352-5977 for more info.
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.
LOCATED 15 MINUTES
1ST, LAST& SECURITY
CALL M - F, 9AM TO 3PM
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $825. mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1300.
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 1ba, just
off Hwy 710, w/den, Ig kitch-
en, Shed, $950/mo + Sec.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$800/mo w/1st, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723
S.E. OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$950 mo. 1st. & last sec.
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
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, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
WATERFRONT, 2 BR, M.H.,
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528
NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CAROLINA. LOCATED ON
THE NEW RIVER IN ASHE
COUNTY 26 LOTS
AVAILABLE. PRICES BEGIN
AT $85,000. Century 21
3836 0 ) 8 6 5 - 4 2 2 1
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
WEDNESDAY PRIME TIME
I Vinyl Repair
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE, Clean, 2br, lba, no
pets, new paint, carpet & kit
& apple's. $675 mo. + sec.
OKEECHOBEE: Large 2br, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st & $800/Sec
For Details. 561-352-4243'
KINGS BAY, 2br/1ba, w/gar-
age, all appl., w&d, $650
mo. 1st, last & $300 sec.
Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
Last, + $800 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Call (863) 801-3133
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Business Places -
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms Sale, 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land -Sale 1040
Lots. Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
LAWN BUSINESS includes,
crane, mowers, Bucket
Truck, can be bought separ-
BUILDING & LAND
7200 sq ft-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
2400 sq ft- Office space under
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
LABELLE- Ft Denaud area-
3br, 2ba, 2 car gar, pool, 2
lots Reduced $275K
OKEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
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
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.
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $150K
Call Cell# 772-530-2095
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, $100,000
or best offer, (772)878-3335
3 acres, Lot A & B Track 8.
Please call David @
1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
- $49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
(888)291-5253 Or visit
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$159,900. New home ideally
located near historic
Charleston SC. 3 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom, 9' ceiling, 2 car
garage. Call Now!
Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 24, 2007
BOSTON WHALER 13'- 40hp MOTORCYCLE HELMET, HJC,
North Carolina Mountains OKEECHOBEE On Rim Canal, Evin, restored; restored trail- good cond., size small, $10.
NEW! E-Z to Finish Log Cab- furnished, 2br/lba, 9685 SE er, $2999 (724)992-2893 (863)357-0344 or
in w/.85 acre $89,900, also 116th trail, A/C, W/D, (863)675-3919 (863)610-0754
Big Mountain View & River- screen porch, Adult Park, No
front Home Sites Available. pets, garbage pickup, water, BOW RIDER, 14', w/70hp MOTORCYCLE TRIKE, 1994 -
Call For FREE INFO lawn services, dock & boat Johnson & trailer, some VW eng. & frame, black/sil-
(828)429-4004. ramp Cell# 1-863-634-9781 work, $400 or best offer. ver, $2,500. 863-674-0898
772-215-2236 or 863-517-1019
Pre-Construction GRAND TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br INGHY10ft glass, or tan- SADDLE BAG, small leather
OPENING! Dockable Lake- 2ba, 2 person max. All until DINGHY- ft glass, or tan- SADDLE BAGS, small leather
front 5 AC- Only $39,900 furnished, including yard. dem oar locks, Boston Whal- slant style, used very little,
front 5 AC- Only $39,900- $1250. mo. (863)634-2561 er look alike, perfect shape. $225. (863)357-0344 or
SAVE $10,000 One Day- $250 (863)357-1784 (863)610-0754
ket! Spectacular waterfront FISHING BOAT -14 Ft., Alumi- SUZUKI '01- 805 cc V-Twin
acreage on Lake Dannelly! num w/trailer. $300 or best liquid cooled, low miles, all
Park- like setting, gorgeous offer. (863)675-7963 La- the options, better than new
AL location. Private, gated BANK REPO'S Belle $3750 (863)612-0345
community. Excellent financ- MOVE TO YOUR LAND
ing. Must see. Call now & Mobile Home Angels FLATS BOAT '95- Fiberglass, SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 - frame
ask how to PAY NO CLOS- 561-721-2230 '00 90 hp Yamaha, alum trlr, sliders, Yoshi exhaust, flush
S trolling motor & push pole. mt turn signals, $5000
ING COSTS! (800)564-5092, DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New $4995 firm (863)983-7216 (863)697-9405
x.904. Homes of Merit DW sold for .
$79,900 setup & AC includ- GLASS TRON FLATS BOAT '84 SUZUKI KATANA 600F '94 -
SAVANNAH HIGHLANDS NEW ed. (863)675-4442 - W/90 hp Johnson motor & Runs good. $1500 or best
HOME $164,900: New home ed. (863)675-4442 trailer, very good cond. offer. (863)228-5044
near historic Savannah, LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years. $3500 neg. (863)673-0733
Georgia. Three bedroom, two New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide. JAVALIN BOAT, '89, 191/ ft.,h
bath, two car garage, $39,900 includes set up and 15J ohnsO mtor91&tr-
screened porch. Coastal Liv- A/C. Call (863)675-8888 175 Johnson moth or & trol-
ing at an affordable price! g- mr., S, FOUR WHEELER- BMX 200,
(888)499-7575 www.savan- No Money Down with the eq- $4999. (863)357-3092 Runs & looks good. $800. or
nahhighlands.com. uity that you have in your lot. JON BOAT - 14 ft, good condi- best offer (863)228-2123
Veryeasyfinancing. Double tion. $150 or best offer.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5 wide's starting @ $43,900 (863)634-2336 HONDA 250 ATV - 2004 runs
acres riverfront on Big Reed Call(863)675-4442 (863) great, blue in color, new
Island Creek near New River JON BOAT, 12', Sears, flat bot- tires, $2000 (863)675-0104
State Park, fishing, view, pri- OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re- tom, painted camo, 2 swivel La Belle
vate, good access $89,500 modeled inside w/new roof. seats, no motor, $300.
(866)789-8535. In nice adult park, $10,900 (863)634-5593 HONDA 250R '85, 3-Wheeler,
(772)546-3067 2 stroke, very fast, some ex-
(72i) |0 67MONARK '00 - 17 ft, 40 hp, tras. $1500 or best offer.
M PALM HARBOR depth finder, easy load trail- (863)447-5212
Mobile Homes 4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package, er. $1800 (863)528-4172 SUKr M 15 '00 - Racing
Deluxe loaded, over SUZUKI RM 125 '00 - Racing
* 2,200 sq. ft OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/ dirt bike, runs good. $1600
30th Anniversary Trailer. $1000 or best offer. or best offer. (863)763-4271
_ Sale Special (863)763-0812 THREE WHEELER 250 SX '95
Mobile Home - Lots 2005 Save $15,000. POONTOON BOAT - '95, - Runs good, needs carb
Mobil Home art2010 Call for Free Color Brochures Small, 22', 70 hp Evinrude, work, & a 250 SX for parts.
Mobile Homes - PaRent 201 800-622-2832 Tandem axle trailer. Exc. cond. $600/all. (863)634-7702
Mobile Homes - Rent 2015 -
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020 PENA, 1982, 2BR, 2BA mobile $4500. (863)675-4397 YAMAHA PW50 '03 - Dirt bike,
home in nice, adult park, TRI HULL, 16', galvanized 20' has training wheels, great
w/screen room, carport & trlr., 35hp motor, runs ood, condition. $800 or best offer.
storage shed, furnished. carpeted, 4 seats, $900. (239)731-5912/633-6777
$20,500 (863)763-8770 (863)983-6042_T.M .
SUPER SALE - Many New s 31
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 4142 SE DWs avail. Between $39,900 COACHMEN - '91, 33ft. Very
22nd Ct. $750. mo. + 1st, & $59,900 Very easy financ- G AM ' h OACHMEN - 91, 33ft. Very
Last & $400. Sec. Dep. With ing. Call (863)675-8888a GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High- good cond., Ong. owner.
option to . bu. (863)6758 top, Mechanically restored, Towed only 1600 mi. $4999.
305-494-3738/863-467-5656 TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 2ba Receipts, $2500. or trade for Firm (863)612-0515 Lv msg
Lake access, quiet area, auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 3241 SE $650/mo., 1st, last & sec. TRAILER HITCH - DrawTight. i
24th St. $850. mo. + 1st & dep. (561)743-4331 $50 (863)467-6148 Automobies
last. W/opt. to buy $50 (863)467-6148
305-494-3738/863-467-5656 Recreation I I
OKEE., Unfurnished, 2BR 2Ba
on Canal. Direct TV, Water &
Lawn Maintenance included. gg 1 1 ,1 : MOTOR - 7.5 air cool Game Automobiles 4005
Easy access to lake. $675 Fisher, exc. running cond. Autos Wanted 4010
mo. + sec. Avail. 10/21 Boats 3005 $400. Call 863-801-1781 Classic Cars 4015
772-794-2438 or 538-8183 Campers/RVs 3010 TROLLING MOTOR - 12 volt Commercial Trucks 4020
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, on Jet Skiis 3015 Motor Guide Bow Mount, Construction
1.25 ac, in Prarie, $850/mo. Marine Accessories 3020 foot control, 30 Ib thrust. Equipment 4025
1st, last & sec dep Marine Miscellaneous 3025 $50 (863)763-3568 Foreign Cars 4030
(863)763-3631 /763-2049 Motorcycles 3030 i Four Wheel Drive 4035
Sport VehiclesATlVs 3035 Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
OKEECHOBEE - DOUBLEWIDE Parts - Repairs 4045
3br/2ba, W/D, Located in CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650 Pickup Trucks 4050
Ousley Estates, Available jj J^1 1 cc, black, $2,500. Call Sport Utility 4055
NOW!! (863)357-1517 863-674-0898/517-1019 Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BOAT - '93 Hurricane Fun HARLEY SPORTSTER '92 - Vans 4'070
S - Deck boat, nice, great interi- XLH1200, lowered, fwd.
or, 115hp needs rebuilt controls, S & S carb, pipes
$1999 (863)675-3919 $3900 neg (863)467-7415 _____r____A
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,2 Ba. BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat, HONDA SHADOW SABRE
on lot w/screened porch. Nice great shape, to trade for 14 1100, '02, w/9k mi., custom $5001 Cars from $500! 97
area. Will lease with option to + ft. utility trir., in same headlamps & much more, Chevy Cavalier $800! 95 VW
buy. $750/mo Owner Financ- cond., $700. (239)233-0413 $4999. (863)885-2804 Jetta $450! For listings call
ing (863)634-3451. BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher- MINI BIKE - 31V hp, New tires, (800)366-9813 x 9499.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA, man, w/'89 115hp Mariner newer clutch. Runs good. BUICK PARK AVE '93 - good
No pets. $700/mo. & $550 eng. & trlr., runs great, $250. or best offer, condition, $1975 or best of-
security. (863)763-0648 $2000. (863)467-7123 (863)634-9737 Lv msg fer (863)634-1830 Russ
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315 S. Parrott Avenue * Okeechobee, FL 34974
BUICK REGAL - '95, 2 door,
AM/FM Cassette, Very cold CHEVY 4WD PICKUR 2004 -
A/C, Pwr windows/locks. Heavy duty crew cab, all
$1800. Neg. (863)634-6626 power, running boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '92 - size off-road tires, $17,500.
Runs good. $800 or best of- Call 863-467-1545.
CADILLIAC DEVILLE - '97,
4.6L, 4 dr, Runs good. Needs GOLF CART BATTERIES-(6)
atC pump00. (863)673Must see to appre- $90 For all or will sell separ-
ciate. $2000. (863)673- ate (863)635-3824
CHEVY CAMARO RS, '97 -
cony., needs brake work &
cosmetics, $1700 neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle CAMPER TOP - Grey, fits
short bed, full size pick up.
CHRYSLER LEBARON CON- $150 (863)634-2975
VERTIBLE '94 - White, a/c,
117k, auto, drives well, small CHEVY 454 ENGINE - Runs
dent. $1700 (863)612-1211 good. $800 (863)673-1981
DODGE STRATUS, '00 auto CHEVY ENGINE: 350, 4 Bolt
a/c, all power, $2500. Main w/Holly 750 dual pump
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere carb. Race trans. $1500 or
my best offer. (239)878-4078
COVER - For trucks, vans &
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '98, sport utility vehicles, like
for parts, clean title, new 5 new. $30 (863)763-0669
spd. trans, new clutch pkg.,
$300. (863)674-5752 ENGINE & TRANS - 1987, 302
engine, w/OD trans, can hear
FORD MUSTANG '93 - Con- run, $700 or best of-
vertible. Runs good. Needs fer(863)763-1370
body work. $700. West Palm
Beach. (561)254-7458 FRONT CHROME BUMPER &
GRILL - for Ford F250 clear
HYUNDAI, '01, exc. cond., headlights, 3rd brake light,
asking $2,000. $150. (863)697-2032
(863)357-2623 MOTOR - for Chevy, 350,
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS complete w/transmission,
'94 - Excellent condition. '76 Model, 65k mi., $450.
$1700 (863)675-2816 (863)673-6738
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93-17" NISSAN SENTRA '87 - good
Moma's, runs good. $1500 tires, new battery, blown
or best offer. (239)210-1475 head, good for parts $350
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE - PARTS CAR - Pontiac Grand
'95, NA/C, New .top. New PARTS CAR - '95Pontiac $400
paint. Runs great. $5000. or 7Am 95. $400
best offer. (863)763-4746 86359-2923 or
NISSAN SENTRA SW '85- RE-CAP TIRES
manual 5 spd, 90+k miles, (2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
engine & trans rebuilt, good ber, $175 for both or will sell
shape $900 (863)635-3643 sep (561)676-0427
PARTS CAR - Cadillac STS RIMS - 16" 6 lug, American
'96, bad trans, no title. $500 Racing, $200 or best offer.
863)467-5401 or Call 863-675-8305 or
Police Impounds for Sale! 96 RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Honda Accord $750! 94 Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
Toyota Camry $600! For list- $600 (239)707-4407
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext RIMS, chrome, 20", w/5 on
9271.4.5 or 5 on 4.75, bolt pat-
PONTIAC TRANS AM '87 - T- tern, $400 neg.
tops, many new parts, (863)697-0328 Heather
$1400 or best offer RIMS- Chrome, 6 lug, 15".
(863)357-1772 / 801-4690 $150 or best offer.
TOYOTA '87- 4x4, 5 speed, (863)634-8902
ext. cab, 22 R Turbo, excel- RUNNING BOARDS - Factory,
lent condition $3000 or best off '99-'03 ext cab full size
offer (239)229-8518 Chevy pick up, black, needs
TOYOTA CAMRY 1986 - painted. $50 (863)634-4698
Needs timing belt. $800 or TAILGATE - Fits F350, blue sil-
best offer. 561 -262-0510 ver. $400 (772)873-8399
Tickets for "State Fair" community theatre performance on sale
Tickets are now on sale for
the fall musical production
from the Okeechobee Com-
munity Theatre (OCT), Rodgers
and Hammerstein's State Fair.
The show will be performed on
Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at
the theatre on Southwest Sec-
ond Avenue at Seventh Street,
behind Golden Corral Restau-
rant in Okeechobee.
Reserved seats are $10 each,
and are available from the
Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce, at 55 S Parrott
Ave., during regular business
State Fair is from the writ-
ing team that created the clas-
sic musicals, Oklahoma!, The
Sound of Music, South Pacific,
Carousel, and the King and I, all
of which have been produced
locally by theatre company.
It is the only one of the Rodg-
ers and Hammerstein musicals
which was originally written
especially for a movie, and not
for Broadway. Twentieth Cen-
tury Fox approached the pair,
following their phenomenal
success with Oklahoma! on
the Broadway stage. They sug-
gested the possibility of build-
ing a musical around the story
of State Fair, which had already
been brought to the screen in a
non-musical version featuring
comic philosopher Will Rogers.
The result was the 1945
motion picture, which starred
Jeanne Crain, Dana Andres,
Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine.
It won that years Academy
Award for best original score.
The movie was so well received
that a new version was filmed
in 1962 with Pat Boone and
Finally, in the mid 1990s,
plans came together to bring
the show to the New York stage,
and State Fair found a new life
in a live production with John
Davidson, Kathryn Crosby, and
Andrea McArdle in the leading
roles. It is that version which is
being presented by the OCT.
Like the other classic golden
age Rodgers and Hammerstein
musicals, State Fair boasts a
line-up of hit songs including
"It Might as Well Be Spring,"
and "It's a Grand Night for Sing-
ing." In addition, a love song to
a prize-winning hog, performed
by a barbershop quartet, is a
sure audience pleaser.
The cast of local performers
is the largest ever assembled
for an Okeechobee Community
Theatre Production, with a to-
tal of 32. The group includes a
number of veterans of previous
OCT shows, along with talented
group of newcomers, ranging
in age from preteen in the 80s.
A host of support people are
also working behind the scenes
to coordinate the technical re-
State Fair is the story of an
Iowa Family who plan all year
for their annual three day visit to
the fair, hoping for blue ribbons
in livestock and canning compe-
titions. The younger members
of the clan are also hoping to
find romance and excitement.
The community theatre will
complete its current season in
March with its spring comedy,
Plaza Suite. That show is from
Neil Simon, America's most pro-
lific writer of comedies, who is
also known for the Odd Couple,
Barefoot in the Park, and the
Sunshine Boys. Auditions for
Plaza Suite will be held in Janu-
ary, and tickets for that show
will go on sale in February.
The Okeechobee Communi-
ty Theatre is an all-volunteer or-
ganization of local people who
produce live musicals, comedies
and dramas for Okeechobee
audiences. It is now in its 29th
Church at the Salvation Saloon
The world famous Salvation Saloon presents church at the local
saloon with live music by "Clergy" and a service out back with "Rem-
nant" on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Office Bar and Grill, 6315
Hwy 441 S.E. For information call (863) 467-8232.
VFW Post 9528 holds fundraiser
The VFW Post 9528 will be holding a fundraiser for Malinda Woods
to help pay for medical bills due to cancer. The fundraiser will be held
on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. There will be a ham dinner with all of the fix-
ings, tickets are $8 donation. The meal is all you can eat. There will
be music provided all day. There will be a cake auction/cake walk, a
drawing on two smoked hams. There will be other various fundraiser
activities. Donations are accepted. Any one wishing to make a dona-
tion please call Johnnie Patent at (863) 467-0600 or (863) 763-1616.
Boats and Pearls Gala planned
The second annual Boats and Pearls Gala will benefit Hospice of
Okeechobee. The western themed evening will be filled with dancing
to the music of the Nashville Band. Guests will be treated to a prime
rib dinner with all the trimmings. Six paintings by local artist will be
offered for auction. The event will be held at the KOA Convention Cen-
ter, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., tickets will be a $50 donation per per-
son or sponsor a table (seats 8) for $500. Tickets may be purchased
at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Livestock Market and Gilberts
Chevrolet. For information, contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684
or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.
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.
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., be-
ginning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being sponsored
by the Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and will feature
a burn out pit, tug-o-war and donut eating contest for adults. There
will also be 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 Ser-
geant Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, (863) 763-3117. Tickets can also be purchased at Style Studio,
1600 S.R. 70 E., and Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.
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.
Friends of the Library Election
The election of officers for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library
Board for the coming year will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m.
in the library board room. The position of Treasurer is open. Nomina-
tions will also be accepted from the floor. For information call (863)
AARP Driver Safety Course planned
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., will sponsor 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. 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 Church in .Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian author,
Marion Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $5 which includes lunch. For information, contact Cheri
Watford at the church office (863) 763-4021 or Regina Hamrick at
(863) 763- 8865 for tickets.
Civil War re-enactment planned for Dec. 1 & 2
The seventh annual Civil War re-enactment about the raid on Fort
Pierce will be held Dec. 1 & 2 at the Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 E.
Midway Road, in Fort Pierce. On Saturday, camps will be open to the
public from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and battles will be held throughout
the day with the main battle being staged at 2 p.m. On Sunday, camps
will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the main battle
starting at 1 p.m. Other activities include living history demonstrations,
Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, Ladies Tea, blacksmith and more. Ad-
mittance costs are $3 for adults and $1 for children. Kids under the age
of 6 will be admitted free. For information: contact Anita Errico-Smith
at (772) 465-7608, or by e-mail at email@example.com; or, Lou Rausch
at (772) 359-6541, or, Greyriderl863@aol.com. All proceeds from the
event will go to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #400.
VFW Post 9528 host Veterans Day activities
The VFW Post 9528, 2002 Hwy 78 West, will host Veterans Day
fun, games and music on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. They will be hosting
Veterans from Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts in recent
years. All Veterans are invited to come help us celebrate Veterans Day.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. For information call (863)
RUNNING BOARDS, off of OKEECfOBEECOUNTY
Ford F250 C rew Cab, black, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black, NUBBIN SLOUGH EAST CULVERTS No.1 & 2
for 4 dr.,, $125. BID # 2007-32
(863)697-2032 CAS PROJECT NO: 00-0903-171
TIRES - 4, Nitto Terra Grappler INVITATION TO BID
325/60 R18. Still have Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
25%-35% tread. $200. Call efs until 3:30 PM on Wednesday 11-07-07 They will be publicly opened by the
(863)634-0955 county Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIOS received after the time speci-
fied will not be accepted.
TIRES & RIMS- 265/75/R16, The BIDS shall be based on furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor for the
aluminum rims. $350 or best NUBBIN SLOUGH EAST CULVERTS No. 1 & 2, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID #
offer. (863)634-8902 2007-32.
TIRES 17"- (4) asking $60 All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
(863)763-8797 ings Specifications and Contract Documents as prepared by Craig A. Smith &
Associates and/or pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from:
TIRES: 37x12.5x20 Super Okeechobee County Board ofounty Coommissioners
Swamper SSR, 75% tread. 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 102
$675 or best offer. Okeechobee, FL 34972
(239)657-8493 (863) 763-6441
TRUCK PARTS- '97 Ford or
F-250 4x4 all running' gear. Engineer
$2000. 863-467-5401 or Craig A. Smith & Associates
11101 South Crown Way, Suite 1
772-359-2923 Wellingon, FL 33414
WH S KMC Balzac, 22", Phone: 561) 791-9280 - Fax: (561) 791-9818
WHEELS, KMC Balzac, 22", Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
fits Ford Superduty w/8 on
170 bolt pattern, like new A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be required for each set of Construction
$1800. (863)697-0328 Plans, Specilications and Contract Documents. Checks are to be made payable
$1800.(863)697-0328 to Craig A. Smith & Associates. Contract Documents can be obtained by express
WHEELS/TIRES- Pacer Juice, mail upon receipt of vendor's check and express mail account number.
8 lug Nitto Terra Grappler Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
305/55R20 Lugnuts/ctr caps cepted.
incl. $750. (863)634-2131 Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform
the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certified Check; in an
amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to
CHEVY SILVERADO P/U - '81 Okeechobee County, Flodda, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder
r i will execute the contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety
Pwr windows/locks, tilt bonds equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10)
steering, long wheel base. days after written notice of the award of contract.
$1200 neg. (863)634-9737 ' No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set
FORD 100 '70, 360 motor, 3 for opening of the bids.
speed on column. $900 Any questions pertaining to the project specifications or scope of work shall be ad-
(865)789-1647 dressed to the Engineer in writing by fax/email no later than Wednesday.
----10-31-07 5:00 o.m.
FORD 250 '86 - 4 wd, 4 spd,
body in good shape, great The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informaliies in any
ody in u s pe, ri bid, and delete any portion of the project, whenever such action is in the interest
mud truck, custom running of the County.
boards $750 (863)467-2231 if in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, it
FORD F150, '97, V8, cold.a/c is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarification from the Engineer. Additionally,
great work truck, $2500 it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to require-
great work truck, $2500. ments ofthis bid and the County.
---------Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "NUBBIN
FORD PICKUP, '94, cold a/c, 4 SLOUGH EAST CULVERTS No. 1 & 2 BID #:2007-32"
new tires, 137,500 orig. mi., Ray Domer, Chairman
great cond., $2400. Board of County Commissioners
(863)673-6819 Okeechobee County, FL
FORD RANGER - '92, Red, Ex- Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
tended cab, 6 cyl, Runs Okeechobee County, FL
good. $1000. 245458N 10/24/0 7
(863)673-3358/673-3354 0 0
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer. CHEVY CON VAN 1500 '95-
(863)634-2582 GMC SURBURBAN - '88, HD Mark III package, interior
GMC PICKUP, '89 - 3/4 ton, Tow pkg. 454 Big Block Chevy great w/TV, runs good
4x4, longbed, truck in La. eng. Runs great. $4200 or 1 800 (863)509-8179
Belle, $1500 or best offer. best offer. (863)763-4746 - '
(863)675-3806 CHEVY VAN - 76, New 350
SUBURBAN '85 - runs great, long block factory ordered
MAZDA B2200, '86, blue, runs needs a little work, $500 from GM, New carb., 76K orig
good, $800 or best offer. 561)743-3932 or mi. $2000 (863)634-3412
(239)728-8521 (561401-5102 Kevin CHEVY VAN '96 - 1 ton G30
PONTIAC PICKUP, '85, rebuilt r i work van, $3000
motor, exc. cond., $2,000. I' n (863)467-4650
TONNEAU COVER - Fiber- LANDSCAPE TRAILER, 7x18 CHEVY VENTURA MINIVAN,
glass, fits '99-Up Ford Super good condition, $1600 '99, blue, runs good, 159k
Duty, Short bed. Arzona beige (863)840-0505 mi., $4500 or best offer.
Duty, Short bed. Anzona beige (239)728-8521
$400. Neg. (863)227-0222 OPEN TRAILER - Tandem
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford needs right axle. $1000 or READING A
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed. best offer. Call Barb at NEWSPAPER
Tan, tinted windows $300. (863)763-8188 HELPS YOU
(772)263-6481 GET INVOLVED IN
* I UTILITY TRAILER - 16 ft, all THE COMMUNITY
steel, car/buggy trailer,
brakes heavy ramps, tandem
FORD EXPEDITION, '98, Eddie axle. $1000 (239)370-8532 ,
Bauer, 4x4, good cond.,
$4500 or best offer. ' .ja.,
(812)291-0118 *-e -p*
FORD EXPLORER - '92, Black, CHEVY ASTRO VAN '99 - '.f
4x4, Runs good. Good con- good cond., 71K miles, good �
edition. $1995. tires, $5000 or best offer
(863)673-3358/673-3354 (863)634-9513 / 467-2195
Okeechobee High School golfer, Corey White, qualifies for regionals
Corey White, a member of 80 score enabled him to move Ward on Monday, Oct. 15 to a score of 80; followed by Jim- The girls' team traveled with vidual scores were Serene Ache-
the Okeechobee High School on in the competition. - compete in their district match- my Haddan with 89; Jonathon Coach Lonnie Sears to Pointe son (126); Rachel Holt (145);
boys' golf team, has qualified The boys' and teams traveled es. The team had a good show- Crawford with 99, Michael Wat- West in Vero Beach on Oct. 15. Molly Mitchell (147); Amelia
for regional competition in Palm to Martin Downs Country Club ing against nine other schools, son with 91 and Clay Coleman They also competed against Provencher (147) and Bridgette
Bay on Tuesday, Oct. 23. White's in Palm Bay with Coach Mark Corey White led the team with with 100. nine other schools. The indi- Duffy (150).
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"Stacked" wins tournament
The team "Stacked" (left to right) Theresa Nunez, Sherry
King and Machelle Callahan came in first place in the Val-
ley National Eight-ball Association 14th Annual Pool Tour-
nament in Freeport, Bahamas. In the ladies singles division
there were 13 players, Theresa Nunez came fourth place.
advance to Regionals
The Okeechobee High School
swim team swam their way to a
very respectable fifth place at the
FHSAA District swimming and
diving meet held Oct. 19 at the
North County Aquatic Complex in
Nine individual swimmers, as
well as both the girls' and boys'
relay teams, placed in the top
eight, earning them a spot at the
FHSAA Class 2A-4 Regional Swim
Meet to be held Friday, Oct. 26 in
In order to compete at the Re-
gional Swim Meet, the competi-
tors' time had to be one of eight
fastest times in each individual
Race. Three freshmen, Savannah
Asmussen, Jaiden Barnhardt and
Celena Lechter swam personal
bests which landed them individ-
ual sports. In addition, sophomore
Damon Heater and juniors Randi
Barnes and Nathan Chandler
also advanced in their respective
events. However, Barnes elected
not to participate at Regionals.
Sophomore Kenny Murphy will
be an alternate in the event that a
swimmer drops out of the race.
The team's fifth place finish
came from all the points earned
by each swimmer who compet-
ed. The results of the individual
Girls' 200-yard freestyle: (18)
Teal Sheffield-2:56.25; (20) Alyssa
Girls' 200-yard individual med-
ley (butterfly, back, breast and
freestyle) (4) Savannah Asmus-
sen-2:43.12 (personal best). Will
compete at Regionals.
Girls' 50-yard freestyle: (8) Jaid-
en Barnhardt-30.65. Will compete
at Regionals; (16) Celena Lechter-
33.19 (personal best).
Boys' 50-yard freestyle: (10)
Kenny Murphy-27.79 (personal
best). Will compete at Regionals;
(11) Justin Juback-28.15 (person-
al best); (19) Lucas Hawthorne-
Girls' 100-yard butterfly: (6)
Girls' 100-yard freestyle: (5)
Jaiden Barnhardt-1:07.81 (per-
sonal best). Will compete at Re-
gionals; (21) Lara Tristen-1:23.23.
Boys' 100-yard freestyle: (7)
Nathan Chandler-59.64. Will
compete at Regionals; (12) Kenny
Murphy-1:01.81 (personal best);
(13) Justin Juback-1:04.08 (per-
sonal best); (22) Hawthorne Lu-
Girls' 500-yard freestyle: (5)
Savannah Asmussen-6:29.69. Will
compete at Regionals; (9) Alyssa
Girls' 100-yard backstroke:
(12) Teal Sheffield-1:26.63.
Boys' 100-yard backstroke: (8)
Damon Heater-1:25.37 (personal
best). Will compete at Regionals.
Girls' 100-yard breaststroke:
(8) Celefia Lechter-1:31.90 (per-
Boys' 100-yard breaststroke:
(6) Nathan Chandler-1:18.50. Will
compete at Regionals.
200-yard medley relay: Girls-(5)
Jaiden Barnhardt, Celena Lechter,.
Savannah Asmussen and Tristen
200-yard medley relay: Boys-
(5) Damon Heater, Nathan Chan-
dler, Kenny Murphy and Justin
200-yard freestyle relay: Girls-
(7) Tristen Lara, Alyssa Holt, Teal
Sheffield and Celena Lechter-
200-yard freestyle relay: Boys-
(6) Kenny Murphy, Damon Heat-
er, Justin Juback and Nathan
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