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Vol. 98 No. 298 Thursday, October 25, 2007 50 Plus tax
after 100 mph chase
A Royal Palm Beach man
was arrested Tuesday night
after he reportedly led a local
deputy on a chase with speeds
topping 100 mph.
Mohamed Moshin Chow-
dhury, 22, of Waterview Way,
was charged with the felony of
fleeing or attempting to elude
a law enforcement officer. He
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of reckless driving.
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under.
a bond of $10,750.
N.W 154th Ave.
Northwest 154ih Avenue will
be closed to all traffic from 8:30
a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
on Thursday, Oct. 25.
According to the
Okeeechobee County Road
Maintenance Department, a
pipe under the road must be
replaced. To do this, the road
must be closed.
If you have any questions,
call (863) 763-3514.
Local blood bank
It's time for the Second An-
nual Okeechobee Blood Round-
up. This year, Florida's Blood
Centers (FBC) hopes to break
the record of 400 set last year.
Blood drive organizers have set
a goal of 500 donors.
The Round-up will feature
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 from Sears.
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.flo-
ridasbloodcenters.org, or call
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Manton was already
jailed on child porn
By Eric Kopp
An Okeechobee man already
in jail on a charge of possession
of child pornography was arrest-
ed again Tuesday on additional
charges filed by the state.
Thomas Brewster Manton, 68,
N.E. Eighth Ave., was charged
with 33 additional counts of
possession of child pornogra-
phy on arrest warrants'issued by
the state attorney's office. Man-
ton's bond on
has been set at
held in the
County Jail Thomas
on a $100,000 Manton
bond following his arrest on
Tuesday, Oct. 16. ',
By Chauna Aguilar
Time change is coming a
week later than usual this year.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, don't forget
to change your clock at 2 a.m.
when time "falls back" once
again. So, everyone will have
an extra hour of sleep!
Clocks "fall back" from 1:59
a.m. to I a.m. each fall, effec-
tively moving an 'hour" of day-
light from the evening to the
On Aug. 8, 2005, President
George W. Bush signed .the
"Energy Policy Act of 2005."
This act changed the dates for
daylight-saving time in the Unit-
ed States beginning in 2007.
Daylight-saving time will now
begin on the second Sunday of
March and end on the first Sun-
day in November.
Studies performed by the
U.S. Department of Transpor-
tation show that Daylight Sav-
ing Time (DST) saves energy
because less electricity is used
for operating lights and appli-
Standard time in time zones
was instituted in the U.S. and
Canada by the railroads in
1883, but daylight saving time
was not established in U.S. law
until the Standard Time Act in
March, 19, 1918. DST was re-
pealed in 1919, but standard
time in time zones remained
DST became a local issue
until it was re-established early
during World War II, and was
continuously observed until af-
ter the war.
The Uniform Time Act in
1966 provided standardization
in the dates of beginning and
His original arrest stemmed "very graphic
from images found on his com- DetectiveS
puter when he took it to a local of pornograj
business for repair. The man's found on M
latest arrest is due to additional He said out
images found on his HP Pavilion the number
lap top computer. vestigated wa
"Every photo found was of a to 115.
child in what I would consider "The 115
to be hard core pornography," nographic an
said Detective Brad Stark of the images," he s
Okeechobee County Sheriff's From that
Office (OCSO). "This is one of 33 photos or
the worst kinds of cases you this week's cl
could possibly work." He went
He described the images as images were
end of daylight time in the U.S.,
but allowed for local exemp-
tions from its observance.
The Secretary of Energy will
report the impact of the DST
change to Congress, which
retains the right to resume the
2005 Daylight Saving Time
schedule once the Department
of Energy's study is complete.
In the U.S., 2 a.m. was origi-
nally chosen as the changeover
time because it was practical
and minimized disruptions.
Most people were at home and
this was the latest time when
the fewest trains were running.
Unless Congress makes any
decisions to once again amend
the daylight-saving time law,
it will occur on the following
dates: 2007-clocks go back on
Nov. 4; 2008-clocks go ahead
See Time - Page 2
lived to be under the age of 12.
rk said hundreds The OCSO detective said it is
ic images were not uncommon for the state to
ton's computer. direct file charges against a sus-
those hundreds, pect. He said the state attorney's
images to be in- office reviews the information
narrowed down and then determines if charges
are to be filed against an individ-
iages were por- ual. If the state then decides to
provocative child pursue the case they will issue a
d. warrant directly to the judge.
he state selected "This is common if the state
which they filed believes additional charges can
rges. be filed," he said.
to say tnose ~3
children he be-
See Charges - Page 2
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee City Tech-
nical Review Committee (TRC)
met on Wednesday, Oct. 24,
where they approved two site
plans with numerous contin-
gencies concerning two local
businesses: Southeast Milk,
Inc. and Big Lake Home Health
The TRC will considered site
improvements to a 1.54-acre
site owned by South East Milk,
Inc. The applicant John Rad-
datz on behalf -of South East
Milk, Inc. was represented by
engineers Todd Hopkins and
Steve Dobbs from-Rudd Jones
and Associates P.A. They re-
quested a project to expand the
existing building and construc-
tion of an additional metal stor-
age building within the site.
This has required the ap-
plicant to previously go before
the City Planning Board for ap-
proval of variances to setbacks
on the property.
The applicant was previous-
ly granted a zero foot setback
variance on the eastern side of
the property for the addition of
their current building to add to
the front of the building offices
and a porch to create a more
aesthetically pleasing look.
They were also granted a
variance for a 3-foot setback on
the south end of the property
for a new metal storage build-
ing which will align with the
south property line. This build-
ing will house the merchandise
See Plan - Page 2
Property tax cuts
are at a stalemate
By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE. (AP) --_ A
standoff over property tax cuts
between Florida's two legisla-
tive chambers could go down
to the wire with the Senate
now not expected to meet - if
at all -. until next Monday.
That's the deadline for get-
ting a proposal on the Jan. 29
presidential primary ballot.
The Senate and the House are
trying to negotiate over plans
that would save taxpayers from
under $100 to several hundred
dollars a year.
With no agreement in sight,
Senate President Ken Pruitt in-
formed his members Wednes-
day they need not return to Tal-
lahassee this week. Senators
left the Capitol last week after
passing their proposed state
The House this Monday
passed a significantly different
Senate leaders contend the
House included issues not on
the agenda that Pruitt, R-Port
St. Lucie, and House Speaker
See Taxes - Page 2
Can Okeechobee handle a pandemic?
By Lorna Jablonski
The Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) held a media
meeting Wednesday morn-
ing as part of their 5-day mock
pandemic drill. The exercise
focused on preparing emer-
gency responders to effectively
respond to Pandemic Flu inci-
In the mock media meet-
ing, representatives of the press
were read a release inform-
ing them of the existence of
a H5N1 mutates strain of the
avian flu virus in two patients
at Raulerson Hospital. As part
of the drill, the hospital took
immediate steps to isolate and
quarantine the affected per-
sons and immediately notified
the Okeechobee County Health
Department and the EOC.
A mock Social Distanc-
ing order was issued by the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners to limit
all public gathering places. All
civic events were canceled and
all local clubs and public gath-
erings were urged to cancel
their plans for the next month
so that there was no social in-
teraction during the pandemic
As part of the scenario, the
County Health Department
started a drive-thru flu inocula-
tion clinic to administer vacci-
nations at no cost to the pub-
The county offices had lim-
ited staff in all areas. Fire Res-
cue was only able to transport
the extremely ill and in need of
medical attention on a limited
basis. The Senior Services con-
gregate dining room was closed
for the next month. Home de-
livered meals were limited to
only once a week. The county
library, Ag-Center, County Soc-
cer program and swimming
pool were closed. Garbage
collection was limited to every
other week. Property owners
were urged to use burn barrels
to reduce garbage build up.
Only limited space was
available at Raulerson Hospital.
The Red Cross activated three
emergency response vehicles
to proved mass care for mo-
See Drill - Page 2
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Robbie Chartier, county public information officer, explained
the social distancing exercise, at Wednesday's mock pandemic
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City: proactive for citizen safety
Okceechob .oNe.'.es Chauna Aguilar
The City of Okeechobee with the assistance of Jim Davis Electric is being proactive
to protect the citizens of the city by changing the street post lamps prior to Halloween
festivities and the end of Daylight Saving Time which will end on Nov. 4.
Time "falls back" Nov. 4
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Motorcylist arrested after 100 mph chase
By Eric Kopp An arrest report by Deputy and continued in a southerly di- The chase ended in the 4900
:Okeechobee News Bryan Lowe of the Okeechobee reaction, stated his arrest report, block of U.S. 441 S.E. when the
A Royal Palm Beach man was County Sheriff's .Office (OCSO) When the driver of the motor- operator of the motorcycle lost
A Royal Palm Beach man was fter he states that while cycle passed him, Deputy Lowe control.
arreportedly lesday night after he local deputy on patrol on U.S. said he heard the operator down The deputy's report goes on
a chasreportedly led a local deputy on 441 S.E. around shift and acceleratee quickly." to state the Chowdhury was is-
a chase with speeds topping 100 10:45 p.m. Tues- The report goes on to state that sued traffic citations for unlawful
:mph. dad he saw a m, .....................-A... ............ .
Mohamed Moshin Chowd-
hury, 22, of Waterview Way,.was
charged with the felony of flee-
ing or attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of reckless driving.
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $10,750.
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that is currently stacked out in
the open which will also create a
more aesthetically pleasing look
for the property.
Several concerns were
brought forth from the commit-
tee. City Planner Bill Brisson de-
tailed issues with landscaping-
and an increase of impervious
City engineer Oscar Bermu-
dez explained that because of
the zero foot setback, the build-
ing would be encroaching within
the visibility triangle which is re-
quired. The visibility triangle is
a 35 foot triangle which allows
visibility for drivers. The visibility
must be maintained between the
heights of 30 inches above the
ground and ten feet above the
According to the planner, the
site would require 17 trees and
51 shrubs through applying the
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In this particular case, if the.
state attorney decides to file
more charges on any of the
other images found on Manton's
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Marco Rubio, R-West Miami,
set .when they called the special.
session, which began Oct. 12.
One chamber cannot unilaterally
change that agenda.
"Should we proceed with a tax
reform and reduction package,
we believe it will be important to
include the basic principles that
were the foundation of the spe-
cial session call," Pruitt wrote in
an e-mail to senators.
Pruitt added that he had "rea-
son to be cautiously optimistic,"
but "the clock is not our friend."
Rubio responded by canceling
a House session set for Thursday.
The House will reconvene next
Monday to give the Senate as
much time as possible to review
the House plan, Rubio wrote in
an e-mail to his members.
"While we are all committed
to providing property tax relief
for Floridians, we recognize as
strongly that the House and Sen-
ate share equally the power and
responsibility of lawmaking,"
Rubio wrote. "This is a complex
issue and it requires a careful ap-
House and Senate leaders
have been conducting behind-
the-scenes negotiations. Pruitt
wrote that he decided against
reconvening this week after
consulting with Senate Majority
Leader Daniel Webster, R-Win-
ter Garden, and Minority Leader
Steve Geller, D-Cooper City.
One option would be for the
House to accept the Senate plan.
Senators still would have to come
back to Tallahassee, though, to
consider separate legislation put-
ting it on the Jan. 29 ballot. That
takes a three-fourth vote in each
at a high rate of
speed. His radar
clocked the mo- Mohamed
torcycle at 78 Chowdhury
He then turned around and
activated his emergency lights
as the motorcycle sped by him
new land development regula-
tions (LDR) to the new construc-
tion on the site. The landscape
plans provided by the applicant
at the TRC meeting showed 19
trees and 51 shrubs. The issues
with the landscaping however
were due to the possible lack of
sufficient pervious area to place
If the applicant is unable to
place the required amount of
landscaping within the existing
pervious area, they will have to
create pervious area. Due to the
lack of pervious area on the site
which does not conform to the
current LDR's, the applicant will
have to take away some asphalt
to make up for the addition of the
new building and porch on the
north side of the property.
The site plan was approved
with contingencies in the follow-
ing areas: irrigation system for
buffer landscaping on the south
of the property; the footer to the
new storage building cannot en-
croach within the 3 foot setback;
computer they can.
Manton was originally ar-
rested when he took his lap top
computer to a local business for
repair. OCSO reports indicate
that he wanted all the informa-
tion on his computer written to
compact disc, which he provid-
chamber. It would be 30 votes
in the 40-member Senate, which
passed its tax-cutting plan by only
26-11. The House passed its ver-
While there are several differ-
ences between the plans, most of
the grief has been over a House
proposal that would give busi-
nesses, snowbirds and landlords
an assessment cap similar to the
one that primary homes, known
as homesteads, get in the existing
Save Our Homes Amendment.
The Senate has no such pro-
vision in its plan. Senators are
afraid it would shift tax burden
to homeowners over the long
run and take too big a bite out of
school taxes, an estimated $5.8
billion over 10 years.
The House proposal would
cap annual increases for non-
homestead property assessments
at 5 percent. Save Our Homes
caps increases at 3 percent.
All except two House Demo-
crats voted for their chamber's
overall plan, but since then their
leader, Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami
Beach, also has urged the Senate
to reject the non-homestead tax
The two chambers take dif-
ferent approaches, as well, to
expanding the existing $25,000
The Senate' version would
add another $25,000 for homes
valued at more than $50,000 -
except for school taxes. Taxpayer
savings are expected to average
about $240 in the first year.
The House has proposed giv-
ing homesteads an exemption
equal to 40 percent of the me-
dian home value in each county.
It also would not apply to school
taxes. Savings are estimated to
range from $82 in Liberty County
to $588 in Broward County.
A poll released Wednesday
Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is doing a toy collection for the needy chil-
dren of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are
to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped.
Please drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863)
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.
Moose Legionnaires hold annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut "Fundraiser" for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and catalogs may be picked up at the
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave., see Paul at the Lodge, 159 N.W 36th1
St., (863) 763-4954 or call Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman at (863)
467-1484 to order.
ne tried to stop the motorcycle
but the operator continued on at
speeds of over 100 mph. During
this time the operator of the mo-
torcycle passed three vehicles in
a no passing zone and "made a
vehicle approaching from the op-
posite direction drive off the road
to avoid a collision," said Deputy
required landscaping; gutters
with flumes connecting rainwa-
ter into the ditch; sidewalks on
the east and west sides of the
parcel; and the impervious ver-
sus pervious areas must remain
The applicant must present
plans to the engineer for final ap-
In unrelated business, a previ-
ously postponed application con-
cerning Big Lake Home Health
Services, Inc., was submitted by
Mohammad Noorudin on behalf
of property owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings. The property is located at
608 N. E. Second Ave.
The TRC had several issues
at the last meeting where they
instructed Mr. Noorudin to de-
termine what the drain field for
the sewer is from the health de-
partment and reconstruct the site
plan. accordingly to accommo-
date the parking requirements.
The applicant also had to move
the parking sufficiently eastward
in order to accommodate the re-
ed. He also complained to the
repair person that his machine
was not functioning properly.
As the computer technician
was working on the lap top an
image of a child posing in an in-
appropriate position was report-
edly found. Detective Stark said
shows Floridians support the
Senate's approach to homestead
exemption approach by 74-16
percent but did not include a
question about the House ver-
sion. , .. ,. , ., .
An overall proposal that would
include the doubled exemption
and two other provisions in the
Senate amendment received 59-
29 percent support in the poll by
Quinnipiac University of Ham-
den, Conn. Sixty percent voter
approval is required.
The university surveyed 1,025
Florida voters by telephone Oct.
17 to Monday. The margin of
sampling error is plus or minus 3
The Legislature is attempt-
ing to come up with a replace-
ment for an earlier proposal that
a judge removed from the ballot
after finding its summary was in-
accurate and misleading.
That plan would have phased
out existing Save Our Homes tax
breaks although the summary
speed on radar - 78 in a 5u mpn
zone; fleeing to elude a law en-
forcement officer; passing in a no
passing zone (three occasions);
passing while meeting on-com-
ing .traffic; and, reckless driving.
The report goes on to state
that Chowdhury was taken to the
county jail without further inci-
quired 10 foot setback and buffer
from Northeast Second Avenue.
The applicant chose to go
back to the drawing board and
completely change the layout of
the site where the parking for the
business is now located on the
opposite of the property. The ap-
plicant is required to provide four
parking spaces including one
The only issues that were
posed by the TRC came from the
building official Ray Schaub who
needs to review the property to
ensure it has wheelchair access,
Due to the small size of the
plans, the applicant will be able
to provide plans for the appropri-
ate landscaping according to the
The site plan was approved
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the image included the anatomy
of a male subject.
When Manton returned to
the business to pick up his com-
puter Detective Stark was wait-
ing for him.
Detective Stark said the inves-
tigation is continuing.
said it would have protected
them. As a substitute, it offered a
A Quinnipiac poll last month
showed the super exemption
plan ,had only 47-22 percent sup-
port: Legislative -leaders have
since conceded it likely would
have been defeated.
The new poll also shows vot-
ers favor the idea of letting ho-
meowners take their Save Our
Homes benefits with them when
they move by 57-28 percent. Both
plans include such a "portability"
Voters, though, were barely
supportive of a Senate proposal
that would give first-time home
buyers an extra 25 percent ex-
emption, favoring it only 46-44
The House does not have a
separate tax break for first-time
home buyers. They would draw
more benefit, though, from the
40 percent provision than long-
agency response communications
DIrill operations. It was a learning op-
portunity for the responders to
Continued From Page 1 learn about the unique aspects
bile feeding and 25 volunteers to of responding to a possible Pan-
work in Okeechobee. demic Flu outbreak.
As stated, this was only a There have been 340 reported
mock exercise. But, it was on cases worldwide of the Pandem-
mock exercise. But, it was done ic Flu strain since its discovery
to develop, sustain and provide in 1997. The last pandemic of
feedback on the proficiency in the Hong Kong flu took place in the
tasks that make up critical emer- 1960's.
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on March 9 and back on Nov.
2; in 2009-clocks go ahead on
March 8 and back on Nov. 1, and
in 2010, clocks will go ahead on
March 14 and back on Nov. 7.
So, remember before you go
to bed on Saturday night, put your
clocks back one hour...wouldn't
want anyone to wake up earlier
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VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members --
sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those serv-
ing in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is sponsor-
ing Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to active
military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-2930, or
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their
FPL electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to
quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020
to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned and an
interview will be done over the phone to determine if you qualify.
Interviews with your local Salvation Army are by appointment only,
no walk-ins are accepted.
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 Center, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., tickets will be a $50
donation per person or sponsor a table (seats 8) for $500. Tickets
may be purchased at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Live-
stock Market and Gilberts Chevrolet. For information, contact San-
dra Pearce at (863) 763-2684 or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.
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 host-
ing Veterans from Bosnia, Iraq, Afghenistan and other conflicts in
recent years. All Veterans are invited to come help us celebrate Vet-
erans Day. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-1616.
FFA to honor veterans at OHS
Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the
Veteran's Day Assembly at the Okeechobee High School. Includ-
ed in the ceremony will be speeches, recognition of veterans, and
a slideshow. If there are any Okeechobee High School graduates
that have served or are serving in any branch' of the armed forces
that were not recognized last year, the students would like them
or their loved ones to bring pictures and information to the high
school to be included in the sllideshow. 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.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
'chance 6f thunderstorms. The high will be around 80. The wind will
be from the northwest around 5 mph shifting to the northeast at 5 to
10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of show-
ers. The low will be in the upper 60s. The wind will be from the east
at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and iso-
lated thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 per-
Friday, night: Partly cloudy, with a chance of rain and isolated
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 40 percent.
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, 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 sunny, 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.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The low
will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
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chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s. The
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Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007
October is busy
month for NES
North Elementary School's
fourth grade classes are very
busy with October activities. Ms.
a Columbus found
play entitled .
Thformed their play isOct. 12.
the story of
how we think Columbus found
his way to the New World. It is
a 4 act play and ends with the
song by the same title. They per-
formed their play on Oct. 12.
Mrs. Snowden's class is ex-
cited to announce that they are
reading "Night of the Pufflings."
Additionally, they are excited
about Acaletics that start this
week! In Mr. Gaatz's class the
students are reading a science
fiction or fantasy book. They
will then be creating a poster
based on the book. The poster
will include the title, author, the
main characters, and the setting.
The students also need to write
a summary based on the book.
They will not give away the end-
ing. This will encourage people
who look at the poster to read
the book in order to find out
In Mr. Stanley's class, we
are working on writing. We are
writing about the skeletons we
created using our names, and
are beginning to discuss narra-
tive writing. In science, we are
busy discussing extraordinary
weather, such as tornadoes, hur-
ricanes, lightening, earthquakes,
and tsunamis. Students are pre-
paring to hand in the final copy
of their reports, as well. Also,
students are busy creating their
fictional animals and plants, and
discussing their adaptations. Stu-
dents are definitely looking for-
ward to beginning chemistry in
Submitted Photo/Okeechobee Christian Acadamy
Mrs. Marlow's K-S class (left to right)Janessa Nunez, Mrs. Marlow, Kayleigh Pearce, Lane Robbins, Briann Woodham, Taylor
Giles, Simon Coroza, Matthew Nguyen, Linny Ha, and Logan Johnson were excited to show off their Dr. Seuss hat's.
Cat in the Hat visits Christian Academy
The Chapel at Okeechobee
Christian Academy, (formerly
known as Grace Christian School)
was full of excitement and "red
and white" everywhere. Each
class wore their own version of
red and white hats as Reverend
John Garner treated the kids by
reading and dramatizing Dr. Se-
uss' book "The Cat in The Hat."
Many wore red and white
clothing in place of a hat, while
some wore both. The reading
was quite entertaining with Rev-
erend Garner using his skills as
and experienced actor providing
the characters in the book with an
English accent. As if that wasn't
enough, after the story there
were various exciting games to
play and a competition to see
who knew the most about Theo-
dore Seuss Geisel, more com-
monly known as Dr. Seuss. Did
you know that he wrote "Green
Eggs and Ham" off of a bet that
he couldn't write a book using
only 50 different words?
Library offers free
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library, 206 S.W. 16"' St., is
offering free computer classes.
Learn the basics of computers,
set up an e-mail account and
learn how to use it. Registration
is required. Classes are scheduled
for Friday, Oct. 26. For informa-
tion and to register, call the library
at (863) 763-3536.
Retired Educators sell
The Okeechobee Retired
Educators Association Christmas
ornaments are on sale. Orna-
ments are 24 karat gold on brass.
On sale are the 2006 Ornament
- First Brick School, and 2007 Or-
nament - Southland Hotel. Each
ornament is numbered, limited
edition. A certificate includes his-
torical information. Ornaments
are $15 each. All funds go to their
scholarship fund. To purchase
ornaments, call Gay Carlton at
.(863) 763-5755,. Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829, Regina Hamrick"
at (863) 763-8865, Marlon Da-
vis at (863) 763-3991 or Paulette
Whipple at (863) 467-2487.
Class of '57
Members of the Okeechobee
High School class of '57 from
first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers
at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at
(863) 763-8906 or Faith Hawk at
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and .parents are encour-
aged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend
all six classes to get a certificate
of completion. We now have day
and evening classes available. No
child care will be available. Call
(863) 462-5877 for registration.
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be
dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W
23"' Lane, or at the Stichin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863)
467-1484 for free pick up.
Free adult GED
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
An open forum in which issues
of the day are debated - some-
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
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CANALS: I never see anything in the paper about the canal clean
up. Are they doing anything about that?
RACISM: I am sick and tired of the arguments surrounding illegal
immigration. It is no longer simply a matter of law or of right and
wrong. Claims of racism are now being leveled against those who
want something done to correct this problem. Let's set the record
straight; it is not racist to expect our laws to be enforced. It is not rac-
ist to love our country and expect our neighbors to do the same. It is
not racist to expect our neighbors to understand, have appreciation
for and honor our constitution. It is not racist to expect those immi-
grants who come here to assimilate into our society. It is not racist to
expect our tax dollars to go to educate our children, not children from
other countries that often require specialized teachers. It is not racist
to expect everyone who obtains licenses, receives medical assistance,
financial aid and other public services to pay taxes like everyone else.
It is not racist to expect our signs and product labels to be printed
in English. It is not racist to expect voters to be U'S. citizens. It is not
racist to expect the American flag be flown above the flags of other
countries. And most importantly of all, it is not racist to ask people,
who refuse to do these things, to leave.
TAILGATES: Another issue is people who haul their dogs in the
back of the pickup truck. I saw a dog standing on top of a tool box the
other day. All I could think was if that truck should stop suddenly, that
dog would be flying. When there are built up sides on the truck, there
is at least some protection, and I see no problem with the dogs riding
in the horse trailer with the other animals. But just loose in the back of
the pickup is not safe, especially if the dog likes to climb around.
PUMPKIN PATCH: Went Sunday afternoon and noticed a lot of
them are already starting to go bad. That is pretty unusual for that to
happen so fast. But of course the seasons have been 'out of whack
everywhere this year and that affects everything. Yes the sun about kill
them off. Mine is kind of color faded already. But of course the Meth-
odist Church does a wonderful job with what they are sent.
SEATS: Okeechobee News: Oct. 23, County to add seats at arena!
At the whopping price of $362,000.00 + of our money. This would
make that Ag center cost more than $9 Million! The only ones that use
that place on a regular basis is the miniature horse show. That is a big
place for these little tiny horses. Can nothing be done to stop these
spend thrifts? They remind me of Bush when it comes to spending our
money on lost causes! Throw in the towel and cut our losses now. Can
nothing be done to stop them?
RELIGION: Everyday we go out and tell people about God's king-
dom, and they tell us they have their own religion. Well what about
AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: How can they justify $362,000 for more
seats, when they only took in about $75,000 last year? Money! The
root of all evil.
REDNECK DUMPSTER: This is to the person who was follow-,
+ ing the truck that had trash falling out on the road. This is commonly
known as a "Redneck Dumpster." What is a redneck dumpster? It is a
redneck who drives his truck and throws his trash in the back, know-
ing good and well that the trash will eventually roll out on the road or
in some ones yard. I know because I live on a main .drag on the edge
of town, and our lawn has to be picked up almost daily.
SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT: So much for the presence of
Law Enforcement on the school zone on Everglades Boulevard. the
last few days, I've had a lady pass me and she had a kid in the car,
and I was only going 15 mph. They need to do something, because
somebody will get killed.
WEIGHT DIVISIONS: I have seen some of the games that go on
for the OCRA that are played on Saturdays, and I was just wondering,
when these kids get to be between the ages of 10 and 13 why are
they divided in to groups for their weight? Some of these 10 year olds
are bigger than the 13 year olds and vice versa. I think they should
be divided up with their weights instead of their ages. And I was just
wondering if someone could answer that question.
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Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Faniily 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 Ki-
wanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank
Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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-
mnation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyte-
rian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at
(863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of
someone that might need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart 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 pub-
lic is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to los-
ing 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.
AA. 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.m. 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.
Methodist Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite every-
one to attend their annual bazaar on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Ball at 200 NW Second St. in
Okeechobee. You will find a variety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
nuts, baked goods, white elephant items and a silent auction. Plan
on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be avail-
able from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects
local and abroad. Come and bring a friend! For information call
Fire Department plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a pancake break-
fast on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. the pancakes are all
you can eat, the meal also includes sausage, and juice. Everyone is
welcome. For information, call (863) 357-1364.
Church holds revival
The Haven of Rest church is currently holding a revival with Bro.
David Hansel, Thursday, Oct. 25. Services will start at 7 p.m. 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 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 sal-
ad, baked beans, dessert and tea. The bertefit will feature music by
Rhonda and Clay Thomas. The public is welcome. For information
call (863) 697-3442.
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 accompariied 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-
tion please contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W
30th Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W 144"' Drive and turn
left at the flashing light. Go west two miles and follow the signs to
the Center. For information call (863) 763-4630.
Chamber and Texaco hold ticket drawing
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce along with Texaco,
One Stop Express, will be sponsoring a drawing for the chance to
win 2 reserved seats ($250 value) to the Me and My Gang Tour, Ras-
call Flatts, at the Sound Advice Ampitheatre, on Nov. 3. The drawing
will be held on Oct. 31, at the Texaco One Stop Express at noon, it
is $10 to enter. For information call (863) 763-6464.
Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007
Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007 5
At the Movies Blondie
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 19,
through Thursday, Oct. 25, are as
Theatre I -"Rendition" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Game Plan" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "The Comebacks"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Moniday
at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, the
298th day of 2007. There are 67
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 25, 1854, the "Charge
of the Light Brigade" took place
during the Crimean War as an
English brigade of more than
600. men, facing hopeless odds,
charged the Russian army and
suffered heavy losses.
On this date:
In 1400, author Geoffrey Chau-
cer died in London.
In 1760, Britain's King George
III succeeded his late grandfather,
In 1918, the Canadian steam-
ship Princess Sophia foundered
off the coast of Alaska; some 350
In 1939, the drama "The Time
of Your Life," by William Saroyan,
opened in New York.
In 1951, peace talks aimed at
ending the Korean War resumed
in Panmunjom after 63 days.
In 1957, mob boss Albert An-
astasia, the "Lord High Execu-
tioner" of "Murder Inc.," was shot
to death in a barber shop inside
the Park Sheraton Hotel in New
In 1957, the movie musical
"Pal Joey," starring Frank Sinatra,
Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak,
In 1962, U.S. ambassador Ad-
lai E. Stevenson presented pho-
tographic evidence of Soviet-built
missile bases in Cuba to the U.N.
In 1971, the U.N. General As-
sembly voted to admit mainland
China and expel Taiwan.
In 1983, a U.S.-led force in-
vaded Grenada at the order of
President Reagan, who said the
action was needed to protect U.S.
Ten years ago: Hundreds of
thousands of black women joined
the Million Woman March in Phil-
adelphia. The Cleveland Indians
avoided elimination in the World
Series by defeating the Florida
Marlins, 4-1, in Game 6.
Five years ago: U.S. Sen. Paul
Wellstone, D-Minn., was killed in
a plane crash in northern Minne-
sota along with his wife, daughter
and five others, 1I� weeks before
the election. Actor Richard Harris
died in London at age 72.
Today's Birthdays: Former
baseball player Bobby Thomson
is 84. Former American League
president Dr. Bobby Brown is 83.
Actress Jeanne Cooper is 79. Ac-
tress Marion Ross is 79. Country
singer Jeanne Black is 70. Singer
Helen Reddy is 66. Author Anne
Tyler is 66. Rock singer Jon An-
derson (Yes) is 63. Singer Taffy
Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) is
63. Rock musician Glenn Tipton
(Judas Priest) is 60. Actor Brian
Kerwin is 58. Rock musician Mat-
thias Jabs is 51. Actress Nancy
Cartwright ("The Simpsons") is
50. Country singer Mark Miller
(Sawyer Brown) is 49. Rock mu-
sician Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili
Peppers) is 45. Actress Tracy Nel-
son is 44. Actor Michael Boatman
is 43. Actor Kevin Michael Rich-
ardson is 43. Singer Speech is 39.
Actor Adam Goldberg is 37. Rock
musician Ed Robertson (Barena-
ked Ladies) is 37. Country singer
Chely Wright is 37. Violinist Mi-
dori is 36. Actor Mehcad Brooks
("Desperate Housewives") is 27.
Actor Ben Gould is 27. Rhythm-
and-blues singer Young Rome
is 26. Singer Ciara is 22. Actress
Conchita Campbell ("The 4400")
Thought for Today: "I
know only two words of Ameri-
can slang, 'swell' and 'lousy.' I
think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is
swell." J.B. Priestley, British novel-
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The Last Word in Astrology
By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Smooth
things over with a friend or lover. A trip
may be costly but it will be worth every
penny. Problems on the home front
must be resolved quickly. Damage
control will be the name of the game.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do a lit-
tle networking. The more actively you
participate in your community, the fur-
ther ahead you'll get. Prepare to travel
about in search of the information re-
quired to help you advance.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep a
lid on what you are up to. Someone
may try to upset your world if the truth
about what you are doing leaks out.
A partnership will prove to be a good
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't
let your anxiety lead to a lack of pro-
ductivity. Push yourself to get started
in order to feel at ease and get things
done. A change of plans must be ac-
cepted readily. Trust in your ability to
deal with whatever challenge comes
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Are you
ready to count down to victory? Make
plans to get into competitive activities
that will be exhilarating and challeng-
ing. You will rise to the occasion and
show everyone what you are worth.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take
time out to fix up your surroundings.
If you feel at home and at ease, you
will do a better job. Clear up the clut-
ter. Revising your space and cleaning
up the past will give you a new lease
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take ad-
vantage of a chance to try something
unique. Travel should be high on your
to-do list, even if it is a short distance
but offers you knowledge or experi-
ence. Someone will want to partner
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You
will have the strength and fortitude to
do what needs to be done. Don't let
anyone bully you or leave you with all
the work. You have the ability to take a
project to completion without the aid
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Not everyone will agree with what you
do or say but that shouldn't matter as
long as you are happy with the results
you are getting. Travel will lead to de-
lays and conversations will not help
you close a deal.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You
can expect someone-to disagree with
your choice today but you have to fol-
low what you feel is the right path for
you. You don't need a partner to get to
where you want to go. A deal appears
to be leading to financial gain.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put
your talent to good use. You can con-
vince anyone of anything and, if you
play your cards right, you can develop
something you do well into a lucra-
tive past time. Follow through with an
idea. This time around, you are right
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You'll
be tempted to make sudden changes
that will alter your life personally and
professionally. Think twice before
you decide to upset everyone in your
world. You have to consider your re-
sponsibilities and what's best for ev-
eryone else, not just yourself.
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Gossiping granny causes trouble
*DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-
old son, "Jason," told me yester-
day about a letter he had received
from his grandmother. In it she
complained that she's embar-
rassed by his having fathered a
child out of wedlock and said
the situation is "very difficult" for
her. She is deeply religious, but
known for her affinity for gossip.
Our younger son, "Connor,"
spent last summer in jail for steal-
ing from us and possession of a
controlled substance, but he did
not receive a similar letter.
Although I would have pre-
ferred that Jason and his girl-
friend had taken more time to
build their relationship and mar-
ry before adding a baby to the
family, they are very happy about
the impending arrival, and he
has purchased a beautiful ring. I
don't think my mother-in-law's
attempt to shame him into mar-
riage would make a solid foun-
dation for their relationship, nor
does a guilt trip make a healthy
honeymoon getaway. ,
My husband, in a rare flash of
wisdom, suggested (but not to
his mother) that if the situation
is too "difficult" for her, perhaps
she ought not talk about it.
Should I tell this woman that
if she can't be supportive, she
should keep a respectful dis-
tance? Or should I let Jason and
his father deal with her? I am too
upset by her behavior in general
to separate this issue from her
usual judgmental, self-righteous
and gossipy nature, and would
like never to speak to her again,
but I'm sure that's not a con-
structive solution .to the prob-
lem. Thank you for your insight.
- Irate In New York
DEAR IRATE: Let's view the
situation from your mother-in-
law's point of view for a moment.
Being "deeply religious," it fol-
lows that she believes sex outside
marriage-is wrong, and the baby
is "proof" that her grandson had
sex - unprotected, yet! - with
his girlfriend. Being the town gos-
sip, she realizes that others are
talking, and she feels it reflects
somehow upon her. From a "con-
temporary" point of view, having
a baby without being married is
no longer the shock and disgrace
that it was when your mother-in-
law was a girl.
Because you are angry, it
would be better to let your son
and your husband tell her to calm
down. And, specifically, your hus-
band should share his "flash of
wisdom" with his mother. The
fact that your younger son did
not receive a similar letter from
his grandmother is a reflection of
her skewed sense of priorities.
*DEAR ABBY: I have a big
problem. My sister keeps tell-
ing me not to.use a lot of water
because in the future my great-
grandchildren are not going to
have enough water. Now I feel
like I should never have sex be-
cause I do not want my great-
grandchildren to suffer.
Yeah, I know I am only 13,
and I am already thinking about
my children. Should I just forget
it or never have children? Please,
I need your help! - What About
the Future, Rockford, Tenn.
DEAR WHAT ABOUT THE
FUTURE: You may be only 13,
but it is wonderful that you are
already thinking about how to
make the world a better place for
your children. What you should
NOT be obsessing about at your
age is having sex.
How much more constructive
it would be to focus your intellec-
tual energies on discovering new
ways to create potable drinking
water. (We need more women
in'the sciences!) As to our natu-
ral resources in the meantime,
use what you need, but don't be
wasteful. Let your conscience be
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com or PO. Box 69440,
Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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6 Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007
Kresta King, the new director of Okeechobee County Public Library, Betty C. Williamson,
member of the library board and president of the Okeechobee Historical Society, and Janie
Gould, leader of the Oral History Project at IRCC, were some of the residents attended a pro-
gram held in the Public Library on Sept. 18.
Memories of Hurricanes
presentation held at library
A presentation entitled "Mem-
ories of Hurricanes" was found
to be very interesting by resi-
dents attending the program held
in the Public Library on Sept. 18.
The event was sponsored by the
Okeechobee Historical Society
and the Oral History Project of In-
dian River Community College.
Those in attendance were
Kresta King, the new director
of Okeechobee County Public
Library, Betty C. Williamson,
member of the library board and
president of the Okeechobee His-
torical Society, and Janie Gould,
leader of the Oral History Project
You may have heard Janie
Gould on WQCS 88.9 FM, as the
producer-director of the Oral His-
tory Project, where long-ago sto-
ries of local residents were aired
from her personal interviews
with residents of Okeechobee
and surrounding counties.
Mrs. King relocated from Lake
Placid where she was the direc-
tor of the Lake Placid Memorial
Library. Her education includes
a Masters Degree from Univer-
sity of Tennessee in Information
Science, another Masters Degree
in Comparative Literature from
the University of Arkansas, and
a Bachelors degree in Religious
Studies from Bethany College in
West Virginia. Mrs. King is recent-
ly a newlywed, we welcome both
she and husband, Kyle and two
stepchildren to Okeechobee.
When the New Cole Bros. Circus comes to town audiences will share the magic of Amer-
ica's Big Top presented in the three ring tradition that generations of Americans for three
centuries have come to expect. Yet the all new red and yellow state of the are Big Top
provides a preview of the many theatrical, staging, seating, and lighting improvements
that have been made to guarantee that this years circus experience at the "Worlds Largest
Circus Under the Big Top," will be even more memorable than ever.
2007 Cole Brothers Circus
comes to Okeechobee
Not content to rest on his
laurels as a headline performer
who somersaulted on stilts from
the teeterboard and piloted the
Astrocycle, Brazil's Andrey Me-
deiros pursues new and more
hazardous action each year at
Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. In
the 2007 edition of the Worlds
Largest Circus under the Big Top,
daredevil Andrey tackles triple
threats, first as an extreme rider
in ThunderDrome: Moto-Globe
of Death, next in a deceivingly
risky, high-diving trampoline
turn, and last, but certainly not
least, as the Circus Superinten-
dent who diplomatically coordi-
nates an international cast of cir-
cus stars who unfailingly display
their incredible talents, and on
occasion artistic temperaments
To succeed at the latter, An-
drey exhibits amazing mental
agility in comprehending and
accommodating the needs of
this multicultural group of art-
ists who defy danger daily, seven
days a week, during the nine
month circus tour. While per-
forming his own stunts, Andrey
must forget about management
issues and concentrate solely on
the perils facing him in the cen-
Andrey's wife, Viky, a world
class rhythmic gymnast from
Bulgaria, acknowledges more
than a slight amount of nervous-
ness when discussing Andrey's
adventures in ThunderDrome.
"Oh my gosh," she exclaims,
"I feel a little scared every time
I watch Andrey ride the motor-
cycle in the globe. But, I remind
myself, he's from the world of
circus. This is normal for him!"
Shock collars for dogs: Sparky won't like it, expert says
' If you're thinking about get-
ting Sparky a shock collar, you
may be in for a jolt yourself,
There are many options
available for pet owners when
it comes to training the new
member of the family, and the
most controversial method
of training is the use of shock
collars or shock fences. Nu-
merous stories and photos
have surfaced in the media
showing animals that have
been harmed by these devic-
es, notes Dr. Bonnie Beaver,
an animal behavior expert at
Texas A&M University's Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine &
She says the main reason
some pet owners have chosen
to use shock collars is to stop
their dog from barking, add-
ing that there are two types
of shock collars commercially
available. One type is remote-
ly controlled by the owner
and the other is activated by a
Shock fences are a little
more technical and are used
to keep the dog inside a des-
ignated boundary. The pet
owner buries wires in the yard
that mark the boundary the
pet can encompass. If the pet
crosses this boundary, the col-
lar located on its neck will de-
liver a shock.
"In theory, these devices
provide an instant punishment
for a bark (the bark activated
shock collars) or for a wrong
ones) when training a dog,"
Beaver explains. However,
the potential for overuse and
abuse of these devices far out-
weighs the benefit, she adds.
She says there are many
instances where shock collars
and fences do not work.
Beaver offers this example
in reference to shock fences:
"Strong instincts to chase (a
running deer, a jogger, a stray
dog) may cause a trained dog
to chase through the bound-
ary. Some dogs do not respect
the shock and will run through
the 'boundary' and suffer the
shock as they do. This has been
found in many cases, rendering
the shock to be unsuccessful."
Many people have found
shock collars and fences to be
not only ineffective but also in-
"These devices [shock col-
lars and fences] can provide
an excessive punishment to
the point that the dog is ter-
rorized," says Beaver. "They
can be ineffective because the
amount of shock is too little
Class of '98 reunion
Members of the Class of 1998 (back row-left to right) Josh Waytovich, Josh Folmar and
Amanda Folmar, (front row-left to right) Jorge Botello, Amber Cliett, LaDonna Perry, Shan-
non Lightsey and Kami Sanchez met at the American Legion on Saturday, Oct. 20, where
they had a catered dinner, socialization and dancing.
Maureen 'Maurie' Kemp Logs-
ton, reached her eternal home
in heaven on Oct. 23, 2007 from
home in Okeechobee, with her
loving family by
her side. Born
on Sept. 27,
1928 in Golden,
Miss., to the late
Ross and Flossie
Vinson of Red
at Barlow's Maureen
Restaurant, Kemp Logston
Renae's Flowers and the Buxton
Florist. She was a member of
the Oakview Baptist Church of
Okeechobee and had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee for the past
54 years. She loved to sew, work
with flowers, fishing, but most
of all she loved her family. She
will be greatly missed. She was
a devoted wife, mother, grand-
mother, great-grandmother, and
great- great grandmother.
She is preceded in death by
her late husband of 51 years,
Burley Mitchell Kemp; and two
grandchildren, Renae Ruth Jolly
and Donna Kemp Young.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Charles Logston of
Okeechobee; sister, Lore Thorn
of Red Bay, Ala.; children, Jerry
Mitchelj (Brenda) Kemp, Judy
Faye (Raymond) Kemp Jolly,
Jimmy Lee (Norma Sue) Kemp
all of Okeechobee, Shirley Marie
(John) Kemp Glye of Riverview,
and Mary Ann (Donald) Kemp
Motes of Durant; 12 grandchil-
dren; Brenda (Chris) Kemp Mer-
ritt, Buck (Jennifer) Jolly, Lee
Christopher (Alisha) Kemp, John
Mitchell (Cindy) Kemp, Wesley
Merrial (Sharon Fralix) Kemp,
Jimmy Lee 'Jimbo' (Krystal)
Kemp II, Wayne (Tammy) Pur-
vis, Ben (Shannon) Purvis all of
Okeechobee, Johnnie (Darlene
Vanlandingham) Glye, Stepha-
nie Gyle (Paul) Mesa of River-
view, Donnie (Angel) Motes of
Plant City, and Lisa Motes(John)
Vanecek of Valrico; 23 plus great
grandchildren, JoAnn Kemp,
Bobby Kemp, Coy Merritt, Che-
nise Merritt, Cody Jolly, Chris-
tina Kemp, Ashley Kemp, Briana
Kemp, Caylah Kemp, Eli Kemp,
Johnathan Kemp, Jeanna Kemp,
Wyatt Kemp, Kaylee Kemp and
Katie Jo Cox all of Okeechobee,
Christian Glye, Danielle Glye,
James Walsh IV of Riverview,
Christian Motes, Daniel Motes of
Plant City, Brendyn Motes, Zach-
ery Vanecek and Riley Vanecek
of Valrico, Fla., and one great -
great-grandchild, John Draughon
Visitation will be held Friday,
Oct. 26 from 5 until 7 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
with services taking place on
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
(poor contact, too much hair,
weak battery). They can be
used out of context (remote
control) because the owner is
mad at the dog and 'zaps' it at
an inappropriate time out of
"The shock collar can also
do significant psychological
damage to a dog that does
not connect the shock with
the reason for the shock. The
shock is generally considered
to be inhumane."
Pet talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine, Tex-
as A&M University. Suggestions
for future topics may be directed
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Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Developer needs onsite
project manager for NEW
500+ site Master Planned
RV Village being developed
in 2008, in Okeechobee.
Need experience in both
underground utilities and
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er in the classifieds
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and interesting person. No
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Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings * All Shifts
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
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Air Conditioners 505
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PIT BULL PUPS - 3 males, 3
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(863)697-1658 / 634-3111
Get FREE signs!
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Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007
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
I UBa N I
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
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1r/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE, Clean, 2br, 1ba, no
pets, new paint, carpet & kit
& appl's. $675 mo. + sec.
OKEECHOBEE: Large 2br, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
Last, + $800 Security.
No Pets. Clean & spacious.
Call (863) 801-3133
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
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. $1295 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
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.
I Do-It-Yourself Ideas
Pull Toys Trio
This inexpensive, durable and safe trio of wooden
toys proves that sometimes the simplest ideas are the
best. The project includes a family of ducks, a fam-
ily of dinosaurs and a grasshopper (pictured here)
with legs that move up and down.
All of the animal shapes, wheels and other pieces
are traced from full-size patterns onto one-inch clear
pine, cut out, sanded, painted with high-gloss, non-
toxic enamel and assembled. The finished wooden
toys range in size from five. to seven inches tall and
from four to eleven inches long.
The plan includes complete step-by-step direc-
tions, full-size traceable patterns and a shopping list
and cutting schedule.
Pull Toys Trio plan (No. 765)... $8.95
Wooden Toys plan (No. 632)... $8.95
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1ST, LAST & SECURITY
CALL M - F, 9AM TO 3PM
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $825. mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
lbr, fully furn, incld elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
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 barrf (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
OKEECHOBEE- Office space
1400 sq ft, carpeted unit,
next to Medicine Shop, 101
NW 5th St., Rent inclds wa-
ter & garbage pickup, Call
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
Business Places -
Sale - 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State-'
Property - Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
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
BRAND NEW, 2/2 Villa, 1200
sq ft, never lived in, lots of
upgrades. Asking $149,900,
will consider rental. Call
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 &
morel! Grab flyer!! 309 SW
10Oth Ave. (863)357-0391
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $150K
Call Cell# 772-530-2095
OKEE, 3.8 acres, vacant,
beautiful trees, well, septic.
Buildable for MH or SFR. Ask-
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, $100,000
or best offer. (772)878-3335
VIKING AREA - 1 1/4 Acre,
High and Dry. 239-433-2037
Mobile Homes |
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Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
OKEE., Unfurnished, 2BR 2Ba
on Canal. Direct TV, Water &
Lawn Maintenance included.
Easy access to lake. $675
mo. + sec. Avail. 10/21
772-794-2438 or 538-8183
OKEECHOBEE - DOUBLEWIDE
3br/2ba, W/D, Located in
Ousley Estates, Available
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,2 Ba.
on lot w/screened porch. Nice
area. Will lease with option to
buy. $750/mo Owner Financ-
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All until.
furnished, including - yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-327
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
Plaintiff, el. al.,
DEMAIN LEE FRANK AKA DEMAIN
FRANK, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS. TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING'AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST REMAIN LEE FRANK AKA
DEMAIN FRANK; HOLLY ANN FRANK,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HOLLY ANN FRANK; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC, (MERS); UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 19, 2007, and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-327, of the Circuit Court"
of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein ACCREDITED HOME LEND-
ERS, INC. A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION is a Plaintiff and DEMAIN LEE
FRANK AKA REMAIN FRANK, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
.TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST DOE-
MAIN LEE FRANK AKA DEMAIN
FRANK; HOLLY ANN FRANK, IF LIVING
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE. HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TOS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HOL-
LY ANN FRANK, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC (MERS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; are the De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd
St., Okeechobee, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on
November 14, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 16 AND 17, BLOCK 48, EL MIRA
SOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of th lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of October, 2007.
In accordance with the Amercans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven 7) days prior. contact Court
Administration or call 1-772-870-4370
it hearing Impaired, contact (TD)
(800)955-8771, via Florida Relay Sys-
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
244998 ON 10/25:11/01/07
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given of intention to ap-
ply to the 2008 Regular Session or
subsequent sessions held in 2008 of
the Flodda Legislature for passage of
an act for the relief of BRIAN DAIAGI:
authorizing and directing the South
Florida Water Management District to
compensate Mr. Daiagi for personal in-
juries sustained arising oat of an acci-
dent of August 10, 1992 that he
suffered due to the negligence of the
South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict: providing an effective date.
Neal W. Hirschfeld, Esq.
Attorney for the Claimant
Greenspoon Marder, PRA
100 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
Trade Centre South, Suite 700
Ft, Lauderdale, FL 33309
Broward County: 954)491-1120
Toll-Free (888) 491-1120
244943 ON/CGS 10/25/07
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AT
9:00 AM. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713,78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES, YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL
1998 Chevy S-10
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD 'AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
245367 ON 10/25/07
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
on Friday the 9th day of November
2007 from 10'00-11:00 A.M Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage Year, Make, Model
& Vin's as follows:
1994 Gray Jeep Cherokee
1984 White Push Moped
Terms ot sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the right of linol bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be saId in "AS IS" with no
245567 ON 10/25/07
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 220
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, OF AMERI-
QUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES,
INC., ASSET BACKER PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2004-9, UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
DANIEL ARCURI; CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORPORATION, A DIS-
SOLVED CORPORATION; ANTHONY
J. ARCURI; LUCILLE M. ARCURI
A/K/A LUCILLE PATTERSON ARCURI;
TRINA ARCURI; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
RE.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 5th day of
October, 2007, and entered in Case
No. 2006 CA 220, of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE, OF AMERI-
QUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES,
INC. ASSET BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2004-9, UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE is the Plaintiff and DANIEL
ARCURI; CONSECO FINANCE SERVIC-
ING CORPORATION, A DISSOLVED
CORPORATION; ANTHONY J. ARCURI;
LUCILLE M. ARCUI A/K/A LUCILLE
PATTERSON ARCURI; TRINA ARCURI;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day
of November, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 118, A-SPOT-IN-SUN UNIT 2 AN
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYINGIN
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RNAGE 36 EAST. OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA AS SHOWN ON
1972 AND BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15;
THENCE BEAR S 890 59' 32" E ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION
15 A DISTANCE OF 2204.81 FEET TO
THE WEST LINE OF SAID A-SPOT-IN-
THE-SUN SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 2;
THENCE BEAR S 000 32'15" E ALONG
THE SAID WEST BOUNDARY OF A-
SPOT-IN-THE-SUN SUBDIVISION FOR
A DISTANCE OF 3060.00 FEET TO
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID A-SPOT-IN-
SUN SUBDIVISION; THENCE BEAR S
890 59'32"E ALONG SAID LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 1258.00 FEET TO THE
EAST LINE OF SAID A-SPOT-IN-THE-
SUN SUBDIVISION; THENCE BEAR N
00�32'15" W ALONG SAID EAST LINE
A DISTANCE OF 496.36 FEET TO THE
POINT-OF-BEGINNING: THENCE CON-
TINUE N 00032'15" W ALONG SAID
EAST LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
260.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 890
27'45" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 230.00
FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E.
106TH COURT; THENCE BEAR S
00�32'15" E ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 70.12 FEET TO A POINT-
OF-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE NORTHWEST HAVING A
RADIUS OF 185.00 FEET AND A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 240 35'11"; THENCE
ALONG SAID CURVE. CONTINUE
ALONG SAID EAST-RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 79.39
FEET TO A POINT. THENCE BEAR S
650 57'04" E A DISTANCE OF 271.38
FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 1988 DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#'S
17085B ANO TITLE #'S 0079325602,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY,. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 hearingg impaired) or
W1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 8th day of October, 2007.
Clerk of The Circui Court
242940 ON 10/18,25/07
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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
October 16, 2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State ol Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave.o Bartow, Florida. Sealed bidswill be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, November 15, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room.
Bids received alter the deadline will be returned unopened to the bidding lirm.
Bidders may obtain preliminary bid results at hto://wwwI.dol stall usLcc-ad-
minL Click on "Letting Results" and 01.
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FILLING OUT A FAX OROER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO 1863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
BID SUBMITTAL: Submittal of these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportabon, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State State of Flonda Department oi Transportation. No refund will
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 PM. (Barlow Local Time) on Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be
issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2007.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G30-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (OS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 416990-1-52-01 The work specified in this contract consists of: fur-
nish and install new signs and attenuators District Wide and repair/replace
existing sign and attenuators District Wide. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATO-
RY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM UNTIL 3:00 PM. WEDNES-
DAY, OCTOBER. 31, 2007 IN THE HRD TRAINING ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR
OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
Stu Myers(863) 519-2351 email@example.com MAXIMUM BUDGETARY
CEILING AMOUNT: $290,762.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G42-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS) FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
423506-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of thermoplastic
symbols and retro-reflective pavement marker removal and replacement. (Approx
365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Mike Yencso (863) 519-4313
firstname.lastname@example.org BUDGET AMOUNT: $276,860.00. NO CHARGE
FOR PLANS AND SPECS,
(CONTRACT NO. E1G43-RO) COUNTY: Manatee & Sarasota (0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 423258-1-72-01 & 423259-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of intermediate machine mowing and litter removal at ponds.
Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall
941) 359-7310 arthur.hall@dLt.state.fl.us BUDGET AMOUNT: S95,554.00
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G44-RO) COUNTY: Desoto & Hardee (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 423389-1-72-01 & 421132-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of tree trimming and stump removal. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Bobby Carroll (863) 93-4634 bobby.car-
email@example.com BUDGET AMOUNT: $89,800,00 N CHARGE FOR PANS
Maintenance contracts do not require a contractor to have a certificate of qualifica-
tion. If deemed necessary by the Department, certain maintenance contracts will
contain specific requirements for maintenance contractor eligibility.
In order for the Department to have the information required to determine a bidder's
current capacity, it is necessary that the bidder submit on the day of the leffing, a
Certification of Current Capacity that shall be executed under oath and be accom-
panied and supported by a Status of Contracts on Hand Report. These docu-
ments must be included in at least one proposal for each letting that the
contractor submits bids. Failure to submit these documents may result in a de-
termination that all bids submitted by the contractor for that letting are non-re-
sponsive or irregular and not to be considered.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone:
(863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Cheryl L Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
244293 ON 10/25;11/1/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 050
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES. INC. ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-13 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF DECEMBER 1,2003, WITHOUT RECOURSE..,
PAULA GARRARD A/K/A PAULA J. GARRARD
A/K/A PAULA JEAN GARRARD A/K/A PAULA J.
ARCHER GARRARD A/K/A PAULA JEAN RAGSDALE
A/K/A PAULA J. RAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA ARCHER
RAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA A. RAGSDALE: JOHN E.
GARRARD A/K/A JOHN ED GARRARD ANK/A JOHN
EDWIN GARRARD A/K/A JOHN GARRARD: JOHN DOE:
JANE E EAS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Motion and Order Resetting Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 8th day of October, 2007, and entered in Case No. 2007
CA 050, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Rorida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE OF AMERIOUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-13 UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2003, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE.. is the Plaintiff and PAULA GARRARD A/K/A PAULA J. GARRARD AK/A
PAULA JEAN GARRARD AK/A PAULA J. ARCHER GARRARD A/K/A PAULA JEAN
RAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA J. GRAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA ARCHER RAGSDALE
A/K/APAULA A. RAGSDALE; JOHN E. GARRARD A/K/A JOHN ED GARRARD
A/K/A JOHN EDWIN GARRARD A/K/A JOHN GARRARD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 in OKEECHOBEE, Flodda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of November, 2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYINGIN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE
33 EAST, AND BEING THE SAME PARCEL DESCRIBED PER OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 264, PAGE 1679. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 24: THENCE BEAR NORTH A DISTANCE OF 451.29 FEET: THENCE
BEAR WEST A DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE WEST A DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH A
DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET TOT HE POINT 0 BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.00+
ACRE MORE OR LESS.
TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE ACCESS EASEMENT, 30.00 FEET ON EACH
SIDE OF THE RANGE LINE BETWEEN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST AND SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST,
AND COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF ECH SECTION
AND RUNNING NORTH A DISTANCE OF 564.00 FEET TO THE TERMINUS OF
TOGETHER WITH A 40.00 FEET ACCESS EASEMENT LYING 20.00 FEET ON EACH
SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, BEAR NORTH A DISTANCE OF 544.00 FEET; THENCE
BEAR WEST A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE
HEREIN DESCRIBED LINE: THENCE CONTINUE WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.21
FEET TO THE POINT OF TERMINUS.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled per-
son who, because ol their disabilities need special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact not later than seven (7) days pdor to the pro-
ceeding Court Administration at 772.807,4370, 1.800.955.8771 (heanng im-
paired) or 1.800,955.8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 10th day of October, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Linda E Young
243037 ON 10/18.25/07
Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007 "
Staph infections can be deadly Community Events
Church at the Salvation Saloon
Recent news reports of cases
of high school athletes contract-
ing methicillin-resistant Staphy-
lococcus aureus or MRSA (pro-
nounced "mirsa") have many
According to the Journal of
the American Medical Associa-
tion, MRSA an estimated 94,360
persons in the U.S. developed a
serious MRSA infection in 2005,
and during that same time pe-
riod, about 18;650 people died
during a hospital stay related to a
While most MRSA infections
are associated with persons in
hospitals or nursing homes, 14
percent occur in persons without
obvious exposures to the health
care industry, according to the
The following list of Fre-
quently Asked Questions
(FAQ) comes from the Center
for Disease Control.
What is Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus, often
referred to simply as "staph," are
bacteria commonly carried on
the skin or in the nose of healthy
people. Approximately 25 per-
cent to 30 percent of the popula-
tion is colonized (when bacteria
are present, but not causing an
infection) in the nose with staph
bacteria. Sometimes, staph can
cause an infection. Staph bac-
teria are one of the most com-
mon causes of skin infections in
the United States. Most of these
skin infections are minor (such
as pimples and boils) and can
be treated without antibiotics
(also known as antimicrobials or
antibacterials). However, staph
bacteria also can cause seri-
ous infections (such as surgical
wound infections, bloodstream
infections, and pneumonia).
What is MRSA (methicil-
Some staph bacteria are re-
sistant to antibiotics. MRSA is a
type of staph that is resistant to
antibiotics called beta-lactams.
Beta-lactam antibiotics include
methicillin and other more com-
mon antibiotics such as oxacillin,
penicillin and amoxicillin. While
25 percent to 30 percent of the
population is colonized with
staph, approximately one per-
cent is colonized with MRSA.
Who gets staph or MRSA
Staph infections, including
MRSA, occur most frequently
among persons in hospitals and
healthcare facilities (such as nurs-
ing homes and dialysis centers)
who have weakened immune
systems. These healthcare-as-
sociated staph infections include
with Katrina Elsken
surgical wound infections, uri-
nary tract infections, bloodstream
infections, and pneumonia.
What is community-asso-
ciated MRSA (CA-MRSA)?
Staph and MRSA can also
cause illness in persons outside
of hospitals and healthcare fa-
cilities. MRSA infections that are
acquired by persons who have
neither been recently (within the
past year) hospitalized nor had a
medical procedure (such as dial-
ysis, surgery, catheters) are know
as CA-MRSA infectiStaph or MRSA
infections in the community are
usually manifested as skin infec-
tions, such as pimples and boils,
and occur in otherwise healthy
How common are staph
and MRSA infections?
Staph bacteria are one of the
most common causes of skin in-
fection in the United States and
are a common cause of pneumo-
nia, surgical wound infections,
and bloodstream infections. The
majority of MRSA infections oc-
cur among patients in hospitals
or other healthcare settings; how-
ever, it is becoming more com-
mon in the community setting.
Data from a prospective study in
2003, suggests that 12 percent of
clinical MRSA infections are com-
munity-associated, but this varies
by geographic region and popu-
What does a staph or
MRSA infection look like?
Staph bacteria, including
MRSA, can cause skin infections
that may look like a pimple or boil
and can be red, swollen, painful,
or have pus or other drainage.
More serious infections may
cause pneumonia, bloodstream
infections, or surgical wound in-
Are certain people at in-
creased risk for community-
associated staph or MRSA
CDC has investigated clus-
ters of CA-MRSA skin infec-
tions among athletes, mili-
tary recruits, children, Pacific
Islanders, Alaskan Natives, Na-
tive Americans, men who have
sex with men, and prisoners.
Factors that have been associated
with the spread of MRSA skidr
Health News In Brief
Cancer Center has
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and the physi-
cians at Big Lake Cancer Center
would like to invite you to a fo-
rum discussion on "Breast Can-
cer: Advances in Diagnosis and
Treatment," on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.
For information or to register for
this event, call (863) 467-9500.
Smoking classes open
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) offers
a Tobacco Prevention and Educa-
tion Program for the community.
The purpose of the program is to
reduce adult and youth tobacco
use, and provide tobacco resourc-
es to residents, businesses and
community organizations in the
county. Freedom from Smoking
classes will be held every Tuesday
at the Okeechobee County Health
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 462-
Dr. Heller's office
holds open house
Dr. Heller's office, 1713 U.S.
441 N, Suite E will hold a Hal-
loween open house from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.
31. There will be free food and
refreshments and free skin laser
treatment of arm spots. Learn
about Restylane and Botox. And
See Dr. Heller and staff in Hallow-
een Costumes. For information
call (863) 467-8771.
Dine with the doctor
The popular medical series,
"Dine with the doctor" will be
held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, with din-
ner at at 5 pm. The guest speaker
will be Dr. Ludmila Mishelevich, a
Family Practice Physician at Raul-
erson Hospital. Dr. Mishelevich
will discuss Hypertension at 5:30
p.m. Dinner is $5 but the lecture
is FREE. For more information or
to make a reservation, please call
Bill Casian, Marketing/Public Rela-
tions Director at 824-2702
Depending on Christ is a new
support group forming for wom-
en suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it
will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772) 597-
Red Cross offers
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-
tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488
Problems with drug or alcohol
addiction in someone you know,
but don't know where to turn?
The Drug Rehab Resource service
can give you the help you need.
Contact the Drug Rehab Resource
at (866) 649-1594 for a free con-
fidential consultation. Or, go to
the website at www.drugrehabre-
group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Sup-
port Group will meet the first
Thursday of each month. Each
meeting will be held from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. in room 113 at
the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W
Fourth St. Cancer patients, survi-
vors and supporters are all invited.
The group will share stories and
encourage each other as we take
this journey. This support group
infections include: close skin-to-
skin contact, openings in the skin
such as cuts or abrasions, con-
taminated items and surfaces,
crowded living conditions, and
How can I prevent staph
or MRSA skin infections?
Practice good hygiene:
* Keep your hands clean by
washing thoroughly with soap
and water or using an alcohol-
based hand sanitizer.
* Keep cuts and scrapes clean
and covered with a bandage until
* Avoid contact with other
people's wounds or bandages.
* Avoid sharing personal items
such as towels or razors.
Are people who are posi-
tive for the human immune
deficiency virus (HIV) at
increased risk for MRSA?
Should they be taking special
People with weakened im-
mune systems, which include
some patients with HIV infection,
may be at risk for more severe
illness if they get infected with
MRSA. People with HIV should
follow the same prevention mea-
sures as those without HIV to
prevent staph infections, includ-
ing practice good hygiene, cover
wounds (e.g., cuts or abrasions)
with clean dry bandages, avoid
sharing personal items such as
towels and razors, and contact
their doctor if they think they
have an infection.
Can I get a staph or MRSA
infection at my health club?
In the outbreaks of MRSA, the
environment has not played a sig-
nificant role in the transmission
of MRSA. MRSA is transmitted
most frequently by direct skin-
to-skin contact. You can protect
yourself from infections by prac-
ticing good hygiene (e.g., keep-
ing your hands clean by washing
with soap and water or using
an alcohol-based hand rub and
showering after working out);
covering any open skin area such
as abrasions or cuts with a clean
dry bandage; avoiding sharing
personal items such as towels or
razors; using a barrier (e.g., cloth-
ing or a towel) between your skin
and shared equipment; and wip-
ing surfaces of equipment before
and after use.
What should I do if I think
I have a staph or MRSA infec-
See your healthcare provider.
Are staph and MRSA infec-
Yes. Most staph and MRSA
infections are treatable with anti-
biotics. If you are given an antibi-
will provide participants with in-
formation, resources, support,
guest speakers and devotional
time and will help comfort dur-
ing either your battle or you loved
one's battle with cancer. For in-
formation, call the First Baptist
Church at (863) 763-2171.
The American Cancer Society
is recruiting volunteers who are
interested in making a difference
in the fight against cancer. Volun-
teers with the American Cancer
Society's Florida Division partici-
pate in programs that support re-
search funding, educate the com-
munity, deliver services to patients
and advocate for policies that help
defeat cancer. To get involved, call
the American Cancer Society at
to meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will
begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the
Just For Today Club, 2303 U..S. 441
S.E., Suite K. For information, call
can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.
Martha's House will offer a
workshop called Deafening Si-
lence, which deals with provid-
ing services to deaf and hard of
hearing survivors of domestic vio-
lence. The date and time will be
announced at a later date accord-
ing to community interest and re-
sponse. Contact Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.
otic, take all of the doses, even if
the infection is getting better, un-
less your doctor tells you to stop
taking it. Do not share antibiotics
with other people or save unfin-
ished antibiotics to use at another
However, many staph skin in-
fections may be treated by drain-
ing the abscess or boil and may
not require antibiotics. Drainage
of skin boils or abscesses should
only be done by a healthcare pro-
If after visiting your healthcare
provider the infection is not get-
ting better after a few days, con-
tact them again. If other people
you know or live with get the
same infection tell them to go to
their healthcare provider.
Is it possible that my staph
or MRSA skin infection will
come back after it is cured?
Yes. It is possible to have a
staph or MRSA skin infection
come back (recur) after it is
cured. To prevent this from hap-
pening, follow your healthcare
provider's directions while you
have the infection, and follow the
prevention steps after the infec-
tion is gone.
. If I have a staph, or MRSA
skin infection, what can I do
to prevent others from get-
You can prevent spreading
staph or MRSA skin infections to
others by following these steps:
Cover your wound. Keep
wounds that are draining or have
pus covered with clean, dry ban-
dages. Follow your healthcare
provider's instructions on proper
care of the wound. Pus from in-
fected wounds can contain staph
and MRSA, so keeping the infec-
tion covered will help prevent the
spread to others. Bandages or
tape can be discarded, with the
* Clean your hands. You, your
family, and others in close con-
tact should wash their hands fre-
* quently with soap and warm wa-
ter or use an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer, especially after chang-
ing the bandage or touching the
* Do not share personal items.
Avoid sharing personal items
such as towels, washcloths, ra-
zors, clothing, or uniforms that
may have had contact with the
infected wound or bandage.
Wash sheets, towels, and clothes
that become soiled with water
and laundry detergent. Drying
clothes in a hot dryer, rather than
air-drying, also helps kill bacteria
* Talk to your doctor. Tell any
healthcare providers who treat
you that you have or had a staph
or MRSA skin infection.
Healthy Start group
The Healthy Start Coaliti(
is accepting donations of ba
items such as furniture, shoi
clothing, maternity clothes, stro
ers and other items for infai
and toddlers. Proceeds from t
sale of donated items will be us
to benefit infants and pregna
women in the community. For
formation, call (863) 462-5877.
Florida's Blood Centers
looking for blood donors
Okeechobee. The Big Red B
mobile unit will be at the W
Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parr
Ave., on the last Saturday of ea
month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.i
For information, call (561) 84
2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-836
All blood types are needed. The
is no upper age limit, and mc
medications and conditions a
acceptable. Diabetes and bloi
pressure donations can also
accepted. A picture ID is need
for all donors.
Are you pregnant? Have y
been turned down for Medicai
Healthy Start may be able to he:
For information, contact Bec
Smith at (863) 462-5877.
The Okeechobee Healthy Ste
Coalition will be offering Chi]
birth Education Classes. For infc
nation, call (863) 462-5877.
Just for Today
The Just for Today Club
Okeechobee is an Addiction r
cover social club/meeting pla
where people can come to fellow
ship or attend meetings. For inf(
mation on this new club, conta
Michael at (863) 634-4780.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indoor yard and craft sale
On Saturday, Nov. 17, Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the
Eastern Star will host an Indoor Yard and Craft Sale at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 NW Fifth Ave. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Continen-
tal breakfast items will be available for sale and at 10 a.m. lunch items
including chili dogs and bowls of chili will be available. For informa-
tion, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or Patsy Black at (863)
All you can eat breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will host
the first breakfast of the season on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Serving hours are 8 until 11:00
a.m. and the menu includes homemade biscuits and sausage gravy,
scrambled eggs, hashbrown casserole, grits, sausage, bacon, fruit or-
ange juice and coffee. All served by friendly faces for only $5 per per-
son. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, this breakfast
is being held earlier than our normal monthly event. For information,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or Patsy Black at (863) 467-
Writers' Workshop at the Library
A Writers' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Library Board Room. Anyone who writes fiction, including
mainstream, mystery, and romance, as well as memoir or poetry is
invited to attend to read and offer constructive criticism to the group.
Bring two pages of your work to read. For information call Jan Day
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Mainstreets call to artists
60. The 2008 Top of the Lake Art Festival will be held Feb. 23 and 24,
ere 2008 in beautiful Flagler Park. This is an invitation for artists to partici-
)st pate in this Festival. There are three competitions to choose from: Fine
ire Art Juried Individual Booth (deadline Dec. 15, 2007, entry fee to apply);
od Adult Division/Fine Art Contest in Gallery Tent (deadline Jan. 30, 2008,
be small entry fee to apply); Student Division-Art Contest Student Gallery
ed Tent (Feb. 1, 2008 deadline, no entry fee). Applications are available at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com or by calling the Okeechobee Main
Street office at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).
Craft Fair seeks vendors
Vendors wanted for Craft Fair on Nov. 23 and 24. Set up time is 8
id? a.m., doors open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Spaces $35 extra space or
lp. table $5 each. Inside or outside spaces for tents.. For information call
ky the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863) 610-3374 or (863) 763-8072.
Ladies Auxiliary to host annual Bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their annual
Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tables are
available for $10. Everyone is welcome. Bring your goodies to sell or
art come and shop. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For information,
Id- call Cheryl at (863) 697-2930.
11th Annual fashion show and luncheon
T. Tickets are now available for the 11th Annual Fashion Show and
Luncheon sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the
Eastern Star. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the KOA
of Resort. The event features a delicious luncheon and our spectacular
re- Tea Cup Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift baskets
ce to be won. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served
w- at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the
or- door. This is the holiday event of the season you won't want to miss so
act reserve your ticket by calling our Ticket Chairman, Dolores Anchors at
(863) 467-1392 or any member of Okeechobee Chapter No. 128.
10 Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 25, 2007
Service Club News
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
* American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
* Our kitchen is open and serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday through
Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margartas
served from 11 a.m. until 6p.m.
with David Copper from 3 until 6
p.m.; Sunday from 4 until 9 p.m.
* Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 4
until 7 p.m.
a Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Le-
ion steak dinner will be held on
e third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea.
* Friday night dinners have
resumed. Dinners will be served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.
* It is time to pay your dues for
the Legion and Auxiliary.
* We are planning a Christmas
party for children and a party for
veterans in the nursing home.
* We are planning a free dinner
for everyone who has paid their
dues by Nov. 1.
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the month
at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Lou Eder at (863)
357-0467 or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863) 467-2882.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
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Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located
at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
* Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
* Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 do-
nation. Music will be by Jimmy
* Saturday and Sundays: mu-
sic at 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until
11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
* The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star - Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
* Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
* Monday: Monday night foot-
ball with free food. Come enjoy
the game at 7 p.m.
* Wednesday: cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have
a game you wish to play, bring it.
* Thursday: dinner will be
served'from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge for the menu.
* Thursday: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
* Friday: dinner served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to see who is
* Saturday: dinner from 6 p.m.
until ? Call for the menu.
* Saturday: karaoke night
starting at 8 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 un-
til 7:15 p.m., Anniversary Dinner.
WO.T.M Sponsoring a Halloween
party with prizes for First, Second
and Third place costumes. Kara-
oke hosted by Debbie.
* No bingo for the rest of the
* Moose membership meeting
on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. there
will be a enrollment, all prospec-
tive members should attend.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon until
8 p.m., or later. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall is
open for activities. '
* Breakfast first Sunday of ev-
ery month from 8 to 11 a.m.
* Every Monday evening-pool
and poker tournaments.
* LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Officers meetings, men and
women, are the first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* LOOM officers meeting first
and third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Every Thursday and Sunday:
horseshoes at 2 p.m.
* Every Thursday: $5 sup-
per and women's fun night. Line
* Every Sunday: horseshoes at
2 p.m.; free pool games all day.
I* Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is available.
* Every Saturday: dinner at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation.
* Moose Races Saturday at 2
* Watch for yard sale
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at RP.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
* Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
* ondays: .50-cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
* Wednesday: dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
* Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
* Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at I p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
* Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 4 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke from 6
* Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is striv-
ing for 100 percent. For informa-
tion, contact the quartermaster at
* Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men s Auxiliary or Am-
Vets. Music will be available.
* Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
* Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for an $11 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
* Membership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
House Committee meeting is on
the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Mike Hall at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at I
p.m. on Sunday.
* Monday: $1.50 tacos till 6
* Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary
Dinner - 5:30 p.m. ($6)
* Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
* Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry, chicken fin-
gers or shrimp from 5 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and danc-
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sau-
sage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: open at 1 p.m. NAS-
CAR on two big screen TV's.
The Ladies Auxiliary is look-
ing for any family members of
Okeechobee residents currently
serving overseas. We are forward-
ing packages of needed items to
our active service personnel. For
more information or if you would
like to donate items please contact
us, Cheryl Benoit at (863) 697-
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are held the first Sunday
of every month at noon. Men's
Auxiliary meetings are the second
Wednesday of every month at 6:30
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
* The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
* Sunday: Every second Sun-
day of the month there will be a
Bike Sunday from noon until 7
p.m. There will be food, juke-
box, big screen T.V and an Oasis
Lounge. For more information,
call the club at (863) 763-3378.
* The Cypress Hut Frater-
nal Order of Eagles post #4509
located at 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. is
now open to members Monday-
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10
p.m., Sundays from 1 to 10 p.m.
Information can be found by visit-
ing www.foe4509.com, or calling
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m.
on the first and third Wednesday
of each month at the old Cypress
Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at
7p.m. on the second and fourth
Wednesday of every month
* Breakfast is served on the
second and fourth Sunday of each
month from 9 a.m. until noon.
* Tuesday: food is served start-
ing at 5 p.m.
* Saturday, food is served
starting at 2 p.m.
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Miami Heat trade forward Walker to Timberwolves
By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
Antoine Walker's turbulent
time with the Miami Heat is over.
The Heat traded the three-time
All-Star forward to the Minnesota
Timberwolves on Wednesday in
a five-player deal that came one
day after Miami completed a win-
Walker, backup center Mi-
chael Doleac, oft-injured forward
Wayne Simien and a conditional
first-round draft pick were sent
to Minnesota for former Miami
swingman Ricky Davis and cen-
ter Mark Blount.
The deal gives Minnesota
added depth and gives Miami a
third scoring option it wanted in
Davis. The Heat will try to fit him
in alongside Shaquille O'Neal
and Dwyane Wade - the 2006 fi-
nals MVP who'll miss a few more
weeks while recovering from
knee and shoulder surgeries.
Walker helped the Heat win
the 2006 NBA title but hasn't al-
ways had the easiest time dealing
with Heat coach Pat Riley's strict
Walker was briefly suspended
last year because his body-fat
measurement wasn'twithin team
limits, and he arrived for training
camp earlier this month not in
AP photo/J. Pat Carter
Miami Heat basketball player
Antoine Walker poses during
media day in Miami, in this
Oct. 1, 2007 file photo.
the shape Riley wanted. Walker
did not play in Miami's final two
preseason games. Riley said he
kept him out of Tuesday's exhibi-
tion finale because, "I knowwhat
he can do."
And he'll be doing it for Min-
"It's always difficult to get trad-
ed," said Mark Bartelstein, Walk-
er's agent. "It's well-documented
there were issues between Pat
and Antoine that were out there
hanging over everyone's head.
We'll see how it plays out and see
The Heat planned to bring
Davis and Blount in for physical
with the hope they can practice
Thursday. Miami was off Wednes-
day and players and coaches
were not available for comment.
Walker averaged career-lows
of 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and
23.3 minutes last season for
Miami, making only 15 starts.
Walker came off the bench only
15 times in his first nine NBA sea-
sons; he was a backup 126 times
in 160 regular-season games with
"He was part of that cham-
pionship run, but the last year's
been difficult," Bartelstein said.
"There's always a lot of emo-
tions. But it's part of the business
that we're in and I think Antoine
wants to have a great season.
He's worked really hard."
Walker - who did not im-
mediately return a call Wednes-
day - bristled earlier this season
when his conditioning became
an issue once again.
"We'll see when the time
comes. Just got to play ball,"
Walker said after a preseason
game two weeks ago. "Until
then, it's October. I'll just keep
working to get better and get in
the best shape possible for Nov.
1. I'll be ready to go Nov. 1."
He is owed about $18 million
over the next two seasons; the
Timberwolves could opt out of
his contract after that. ,
Davis only appeared in seven
games with Miami during the
2000-01 season, his year wrecked
But he's been a solid scorer
with Cleveland, Boston and Min-
nesota in recent years, averaging
16.0 points per game since leav-
ing Miami - and is coming off a
season where he hit a career-high
40 percent of his 3-point tries, an-
other area where the Heat could
use some help.
Blount, who is due about
$8 million annually for the next
three years, averaged 12.3 points
and 6.2 rebounds last season for
Doleac was Miami's third-
string center behind O'Neal and
Alonzo Mourning, and Simien's
career has been largely derailed
so far by knee injuries and a nas-
ty bout with salmonella poison-
ing that kept him off the floor for
most of last season.
The trade leaves Minnesota
with 18 players under contract,
so it's likely the Timberwolves
will make at least one more swap
with someone before the roster
must get trimmed to 15 players
for the start of the season.
Minnesota will get a first-
round pick from Miami some-
time before 2011. The pick is lot-
tery-protected in 2008, protected
through the No. 10 selection in
2009, through the No. 6 slot in
2010 and not protected thereaf-
AP Sports Writers Jon Kraw-
czynski and Dave Campbell in
Minnesota contributed to this
Oct. 26-Martin County** - 7
sen Beach** . ' -
- 7 p.m. .
Clewiston-(parents night) 7:30
Oct. 25-Hardee - 7p.m.
Oct. 27-Second Annual
Running with the Bulls
Nov. 3-Districts at St. Cloud
Nov. 10-Regional competition
at South Fork High School
Nov. 17-State Championships
at Little Everglades Ranch
Oct. 29-District Tournament
- site TBA
Oct. 30-District Tournament
- site TBA
Oct. 25-District Tournament
finals - site TBA - 7 p.m.
Sports News In Brief
New era is dawning fast in Orlando
By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO (AP) -- When a
popular local columnist pre-
dicted the Orlando Magic would
miss the playoffs this season,
coach Stan Van Gundy e-mailed
the story to every player.
Despite acquiring high-scor-
ing swingman Rashard Lewis,
the writer reasoned, Orlando lost
as much as it gained when Grant
Hill and 7-footer Darko Milicic
left as free agents. No other East-
ern Conference playoff team lost
much of anything, while the Bos-
ton Celtics gained two All-Stars
and the Miami Heat got several
Van Gundy's message? The
guy is partly right, but the Magic
can prove him wrong.
"Just holding the status quo
will not get you into the play-
offs," he said. "I don't agree
that's how it's.going to end up.
I see his points, and they were
The Magic won 40 games last
season and crept into the post-
season as a No. 8 seed, then got
bounced by the Detroit Pistons in
four games. All-Star Dwight How-
ard and other players brooded all
summer, but Magic management
needed just a few weeks. Coach
Brian Hill was fired, Florida
coach Billy Donovan was hired
and then quit less than a week
later to return to the Gators.
It ended when general manag-
er Otis Smith tapped Van Gundy,
a close second choice from start.
The 48-year-old former Heat
coach and Pat Riley protege has
already given the team a new
feel. Gone are Hill's half-court
sets and scripted plays - many
of them dump-offs to Howard
that couldn't get past double-
teams. Van Gundy preaches a
fast-paced, freewheeling offense
fed by lockdown defense.
"We're going to work our
butts off on the defensive end of
the court and then we're going to
try to run the ball up the floor,"
Van Gundy said. "Give them free-
dom to play the game. We're go-
ing to try to play that way until
proven we can't."
Van Gundy also expects to
take more 3-pointers - Lewis
and Hedo Turkoglu are 39 per-
cent career shooters, and former
Duke star J.J. Redick figures to
play more minutes. He missed
training camp and the preseason
last year, never finding his stride
in limited action.
Van Gundy told Redick he'd
have to get better on defense,
and the second-year guard took
him seriously. He even volun-
teered to guard USA Basketball
teammate Kobe Bryant during
Golf Tournament to
benefit children home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539
and Auxiliaries will host the Sec-
ond Annual golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children. The tournament is
November 3, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Everyone
is invited. Blind draw or teams.
For information call (863) 697-
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
Tournaments are held the fol-
-Ne w nember-boaters- and
non-boaters (especially) are wel-
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
plans golf tournament
VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxil-
iary will host a golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children on Nov. 3, at the
Okeechobee Country Club. The
VFW National Home for Children
offers a home for spouses and
children of deceased and dis-
abled veterans as well as a home
for children of active duty mili-
tary personnel while they serve
our country at home and abroad.
The home does not receive any
federal or state funding. Sponsors
are sought for the tournament.
For more information, call (863)
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