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Okeechobee News


Saturday, October 27, 2007


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Local churches
plan events
Can you handle your fears?
The Okeechobee Church of
God will be having their Tribu-
lation House Oct. 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.
Page"7

Man charged with
another stalking
An Okeechobee man already
in jail for allegedly calling to teen-
age girls at a school bus stop was
arrested again Friday afternoon
by Deputy Raul Marrero of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO).
Yordani Alonso Diaz, 21, N.W.
294"' St., was charged on Oct. 26
with felony stalking in connec-
tion with an incident that alleg-
edly took place in February of
this year, said Deputy Marrero.
Page 3

Briefs

Local blood bank
plans 'round-up'
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
li ze 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 Sat-
urday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Court-
house Parking Lot, Northwest
Second Street and Third Avenue.
For more information, contact
www.floridasbloodcenters.org,
or call 1-888-9DONATE.

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

Lake Levels

10.20 feet
Last Year: 12.92 feet
SSource: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds........................... 8-9
Com ics...................................... 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword.............................. 9
O pinion................ ........ ...... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports....................................7....
TV ......................................... 10
W eather.....................................
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MRSA news causes concern


Schools use good
hygiene to protect
student athletes

By: Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Are Okeechobee residents at
risk for MRSA? The existence of
Methicillin Resistant Staphylo-
coccus Aureus (MRSA) cases in


Okeechobee is unknown at this
time. According to Okeechobee
County Health Department ad-
ministrator Mark Chittum, there
are no known cases in the com-
munity since MRSA is not a re-
portable disease. There are no
requirements at this time for
anyone to report its existence.
MRSA, also known as a resis-
tant staph infection, has been in
existence for decades. It is corn-


mon to find staph bacteria on
the skin or in the nose of about
one-third of population. If you
have staph on your skin or in
your nose but aren't sick, you
are said to be "colonized," but
not infected. Healthy people
who have the bacteria are carri-
ers. They do not get sick, but can
infect others. If the bacteria enter
the body through a cut or other
type of wound, it can cause a


Halloween: Community activities planned


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S-.Okeechr' -e i es Lorna Jablonski
Clhcsts, guiali. iI .7insters have become symbol oti ft.e modern- Halloween holiday.
This not so scary fellow greets everyone who enters an office at the Okeechobee News.


Myths surround holiday


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Do you love to be scared? Do
falling leaves, pumpkins and ap-
ples make you want to jump into
a scary costume and go knock-
ing on your neighbor's door?
Well, don't go looking through
the yellow pages for an exorcist
or make an appointment with
your local psychiatrist. It's just
Halloween making its way into
your head.
Agreatwayto spendyour Hal-
loween night will take place in
Flagler Park, where Okeechobee
Main Street, in association with
the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office,
City Police Department, Board
of County Commissioners and
City Council, will host the third
annual Okeechobee Halloween
Festival in Flagler Park from 6 to
8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
If you decide you want to
"Trick or Treat", the accepted
times for that will be from 5 to


7 p.m. for elementary school
age children and 7 to 9 p.m. for
middle school age children.
While planning your Hal-
loween celebration, did you ever
stop to wonder how the holiday
came to be?
There are many different
theories about how Halloween
developed into an international
holiday.
One of the most popular
theories is that Halloween has its
roots in religion. The word "Hal-
loween" is Scottish in origin and
is short for "'All Hallow's Eve",the
night before All Saint's Day. Pope
Boniface IV of the Roman Catho-
lic Church set All Saint's Day as a
special day to honor the Catholic
saints and to replace a Roman
pagan festival of the dead held in
late February. Later, Pope Grego-
ry III officially changed All Saint's
Day to Nov. 1.
But, by the time Christianity
See Myth - Page 2


Jack o' lanterns have their
origins in Ireland. People
placed candles in hollowed-
out turnips in an attempt to
keep away spirits and ghosts
on the Samhain (Celtic New
Year) holiday.


minimum of problems in nor-
mally healthy people. But, if the
bacteria attack an elderly person
or someone with a weakened
immune system, the ordinary
staph infection can become the
more serious and potentially
deadly MRSA strain.
Regular staph infections nor-
mally cause a red, swollen, pain-
ful area on the skin. Other symp-
toms include an abscess on the


skin; drainage of pus or other
fluids from the abscess; fever
and warmth around the infected
area.
Symptoms of the more seri-
ous MRSA strain include a rash;
shortness of breath; fever; chills;
chest pain; fatigue; muscle
aches; feeling sick and having a
headache.
See MRSA - Page 2


Suit against



ministry is



continuing


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
AlawsuitfiledbyOkeechobee
County against Matthew 25 Min-
istries, which offers a treatment
program for convicted sexual
offenders, is continuing.
S"There hasn't been a lot of
activity in the case," said county
attorney John Cassels on Thurs-
day, Oct. 25. "We are in the dis-
covery phase where they have
to respond."
According to court records,
the suit was filed just over a year
ago on Oct. 17, 2006. The suit
seeks to bring homes owned or


leased by Matthew 25 Ministries
into compliance with county
codes.
Matthew 25 Ministries is
headquarted in Lake Worth
and offers different treatment
programs for registered sexual
offenders. When the suit was
filed, Matthew 25 . Ministries
owned a conventional home
and mobile home at 2587 S.E.
63rd Court, and was renting a
second home in Dixie Ranch
Acres. That home, which drew
the ire of neighbors and brought
about a new ordinance deal-
See Lawsuit - Page 2


Man charged



with having



sex with teen


Sex offender
was released
from probation

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A registered sexual offender
who had been released from
court supervision was arrested
Thursday evening and charged


with forcing
an area teen-
age girl to
have sex with
him.
Val e n ti
Pineda -
Romero, 41,
of Northeast
Eighth Way, Valenti
was charged Pineda-Romero

See Offender - Page 2


Tribute planned For Dr. Brown


The Okeechobee Friends
of New Horizons are plan-
ning a tribute to honor Dr.
Fred Brown. The beloved
pediatrician has been caring
for children for more than 49
years, 27 of them right here in
Okeechobee.
"Dr. Brown is one of the
kindest and most patient doc-
tors you will ever meet," said
Marie Culbreth, a member of
the Okeechobee Friends. "For
some families in town, he is
now caring for the third gen-
eration."
The Tribute to Dr. Brown
will be held Thursday, Nov. 1
from 6 until 8 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee


in the Recreation Outreach
Center. Guests will be treated
to a delicious primer rib din-
ner by George and Mary Beth
Cooper.
"We hope everyone in the
community will turn out to
honor this very special man,"
said Connie Abney chairwom-
an.
Individual tickets for the
event are $25. Sponsorships,
program ads and reserved
tables are also available. Pro-
ceeds from this special event
will help build The Center for
Children at New Horizons that
will benefit boys and girls from
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin
and Indian River Counties.


The Big 0 sponsors for the
event include: Gilbert Chevro-
let, George and Mary Beth Coo-
per, Florida Community Health
Centers Inc., Larson Dairy Inc.,
Emory Walker Company, Inc.
Okee Corral sponsors in-
clude: Roger and Zoe Butler,
B-4 Inc., Hal W. Brown M.D.,
Raulerson Hospital and Semi-
nole Design Build, Inc.
For additional information
about the tribute to Dr. Brown,
call Carol Abney at 863-763-
2813, or New Horizons in
Okeechobee (863) 462-0040,
or St. Lucie (772) 468-4076.
You may also visit the website.
See Tribute - Page 2


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Friends of New Horizons are planning a trib-
ute to Dr. Fred Brown. Dr. Brown has been caring for children
in Okeechobee for 27 years. During a recent visit, he listened
to the heartbeat of Edsal Jones with his mom, Amanda Jones
who is a former patient.


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Holiday happenings


Ladies of the Moose
hold Halloween dinner
The North Moose Lodge
#1753, 159 N.W. 36'" St. are hav-
ing a dinner and dance, on Sat-
urday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 until 7
p.m. Dress up or come as you
are, there will be prizes for best
costumes for members and their
guest. There will be a meal of
stuffed pork chops and all the fix-
ings for $8 per plate. There will be
music and a kids Halloween party
will follow on Oct. 28, from 2 until


MRSA
Continued From Page 1
According to the Center for
Disease Control, they have in-
vestigated MRSA skin infections
among athletes, military recruits,
children, Pacific Islanders, Alas-
kan Natives, Native Americans,
men who have sex with men and
prisoners. Their findings state that
factors associated with the spread
of the MRSA infection includes
close skin-to-skin contact, open-
ings in the skin such as cuts or
abrasions, contaminated items
such as towels, clothing, uni-
forms, razors, contaminated sur-
faces, crowded living conditions
and poor hygiene.
While many staph infections
develop in health care facilities, a
new community-acquired MRSA
infection has begun to make its
presence known. Several young
people have died as a result of the
MRSA infection.
The main risk factors for com-
munity-acquired MRSA are
*Young age: The MRSA infec-
tion can be particularly danger-
ous in children. The bacteria can
enter the body through a cut or


Lawsuit
Continued From Page 1
ing with sexual offenders in the
county, was located at 7272 N.W
81st Court.
However, those offenders re-
cently moved out of that home
and now live at the S.E. 63rd Court
address.
The lawsuit was filed prior to
the passing of the new county or-
dinance.
The suit, added Mr. Cassels, is
+ seeking to bring those residences
into compliance with county
code.
A phone call to Lake Worth at-
torney Norman Schroeder, who
is representing Matthew 25 Min-
istries, was not immediately re-
turned.
The suit states that the homes
in question are in areas that are
zoned residential single family, and
having a 'group' home violates
county code. The lawsuit goes on
to say that Matthew 25 Ministries
is placing "convicted felons includ-


Offender
Continued From Page 1
with unlawful sexual activity
with a minor. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $1,000,000.
He is being held in Okeechobee
but will be turned over to the
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of-
fice (SLCSO) because the actual
offense occurred in St. Lucie
County.
Records indicate that Pineda-
Romero was arrested for a simi-
lar incident in Martin County in
1996. He was originally charged
with burglary and attempted
sexual battery on a victim 12
years of age or older with slight
force. The burglary charge was
dropped, and ajudication was
withheld on the attempted
sexual battery charge. Martin
County records indicate that he
was sentenced to two years pro-
bation on that charge.
Detective Ted Van Deman, of
the Okeechobee Count Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said the man
was arrested shortly after 6 p.m.
Thursday without incident.
The detective said the man
met the girl at a local conve-
nience store where she appar-
ently asked him for a ride home.
The two did not know each oth-
er, he added.
Instead of taking her' home
the man took the teen to a grove
in St. Lucie County where he re-
portedly forced himself on the


Tribute
Continued From Page 1
www.nhtcinc.org/events.
Members of the Okeechobee
Friends of New Horizons in-
clude: Connie Abney, Ida Clem-
ons, Marie Culbreth, Reda Lar-
son, Sheriff Paul May, Laura


4 p.m. For information call (863) 763-4821.
763-4954.
E0O.E. to host
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Halloween Party
to hold fall festival The FPn #4137n 998


The Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, 8 Cypress Street/Hunter
Rd., will be holding a fall festival
on Oct. 27 from 5 until 7:30 p.m.
Wear a costume. There will be a
Costume contest for the most cre-
ative costume, bible stories, food,
games and FUN. For information
contact Kim Womble at (863)


scrape and quickly spread. Chil-
dren may be more susceptible
because their immune systems
are not yet fully developed. Also,
they may not yet have developed
the natural antibodies required to
.ward off the infection.
*Contact sports: MRSA has
shown up in athletes who partici-
pate in contact sports, probably
through cuts, abrasions and close
skin-to-skin contact.
*Sharing of towels, razors or
athletic equipment: The infection
has spread through athletes who
share personal items such as tow-
els, razors or even athletic equip-
ment.
At Okeechobee High School,
coaches have always taken pre-
cautions when it comes to hy-
giene in the workout rooms.
Wrestling coach Bruce Jahner
has 'a strict regimeri of bleach-
ing down mats, towels, floor and
shower areas as well as washing
uniforms and other equipment in
a bleach solution.
With reports coming out of
New York that another youngster
has died from the MRSA infec-
tion and reports that there have
been cases of MRSA in the Martin
County school system, parents in
Okeechobee are concerned about


ing sexual offenders" at the resi-
dences. It continues by saying that
the homes are being used as part
of an organized program of reha-
bilitation, therapy or treatment.
The residential mixed zoning
regulations are also being violated,
states the lawsuit.
"Defendants (Matthew 25 Min-
istries) are therefore operating a
half-way house, rehabilitation fa-
cility, group home, rooming house
or boarding house," said the suit.
This action, continues the suit,
violates county code which states:
"No building, structure, land or
water shall hereafter be used or
occupied ... except in conformity
with the regulations herein speci-
fied for the district in which it is
located."
The lawsuit is also seeking a
permanent injunction to keep
Matthew 25 Ministries from put-
ting more registered sexual of-
fenders in the homes. A tempo-
rary injunction, granted on Oct.
26, 2006, prohibits Matthew 25
Ministries from "increasing or al-
lowing the number of persons to
increase at the home." That order


girl and had sex with her in his
F-350 pickup truck. The girl, said
Detective Van Deman, is under
18 years of age.
The girl was not physically
injured, said the detective.
"She'll be fine," he said. "She
just has to deal with the issues
that go along with this."
Detective Van Deman said
he, along with SLCSO detectives
Susan Woodward and Rob Bar-
ton, executed a search warrant
on Pineda-Romero's truck. They
then served an arrest warrant
on him at the OCSO Thursday.
According to Detective Van
Deman, Pineda-Romero's ar-
rest in 1996 came about after
he entered the home of a 26-
year-old woman he apparently
knew and propositioned her.
She refused his advances, but
he forced her to have sex with
him, he continued.
As a registered sexual offend-
er, Pineda-Romero had to report
to OCSO officials four times a
year, said Detective Van Deman.
Although the 5-foot- 1-inch,
220-pound, Pineda-Romero is
no longer under state supervi-
sion Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLD) records
do not indicate when he was
released from mandated super-
vision.
Detective Van Deman said
it's not known at this time when
Pineda-Romero will be trans-
ported from the Okeechobee
County Jail to the St. Lucie
County facility, which has been
nicknamed 'The Rock.'


Murray, Joanna Kay Norris,
Sharon Robertson and Marvin
Wherrell.
NewHorizonsofOkeechobee
and the Treasure Coast is a non-
profit organization that pro-
vides mental health care and
substance abuse treatment for
children and adults living in
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin
and Indian River Counties.


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441 will host a Halloween party
on Saturday Oct. 27 starting at 7
p.m. There will be a 1st, 2"" and 3rd
prize given for the best costume.
Contest judging will be about 9
p.m. There will be live music, fin-
ger food, and more. The public is
invited. If you are not a member,
sign in as a guest. For information


the safety of their children.\
In order to put parents' minds
at rest, letters were sent and
telephone contacts were made
to parents of students at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
and at Okeechobee High School
early this week informing them
that there were no cases of the in-
fection at either of the schools.
The reports of the existence of
the MRSA infection in some Martin
County Schools has led to some
parents calling the Okeechobee
County School Board to express
their concerns about the safety of
the Brahman football team travel-
ing to Martin County for a Friday
night game.
Assistant superintendent
of schools Ken Kenworthy ex-
plained that when the calls came
in, the Martin County High School
was contacted about the potential
problem. Mr. Kenworthy was ad-
vised that all of the locker rooms
and gymnasiums in the Martin
County School system had been
treated and sanitized.
Another rumor that people
in gowns, gloves and masks
had been observed cleaning
Okeechobee High School rest
rooms to "kill MRSA" was incor-
rect. According to Mr. Kenwor-


was signed by Circuit Judge Eliza-
beth A. Metzger.
A hearing was scheduled to be
heard by Judge Scott M. Kenney on
Jan. 19, 2007, but was cancelled.
Matthew 25 Ministries is run by
Reverend R.D. Witherow who said
in an Oct. 2, 2006, interview that
the program teaches offenders an-
ger management, boundaries and
life skills. In some cases it helps
the men get their high school di-
ploma.
Records at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office indicate
there are currently eight registered
sexual offenders IMving at the S.E.
63rd Court address.
Once parents on N.W 81st
Court learned there were con-
victed sexual offenders living in
their neighborhood they asked to
meet with Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul May. That meeting led
to Sheriff May and some of the
parents from the area addressing
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners on Sept.
28, 2006.
After listening to the concerns
of both the sheriff and parents,


Myth
Continued From Page 1
came to the British Isles, the people
were already celebrating Celtic New
Year called Samhain on Nov. 1. The
Celts believed that spirits wandered
the earth on the night before Sam-
hain. They began wearing masks
and costumes if they ventured out
to avoid being recognized as hu-
man. Families left offerings of food
and drink to these masked and cos-
tumed travelers.
The traditional bonfire also-had
its roots in pagan rituals. In North-
ern Ireland, the ancient Druids held
ritualistic ceremonies that involved
animal sacrifices to their gods. The
Celts started their Samhain fires on
hilltops around their villages. They
sometimes fueled the fires with the
bones of their slaughtered cattle.
These sacrifices and bonfires were
supposed to guarantee that the sun
would burn brightly after a long,
dark winter. It is still common to
see hundreds of bonfires dotting
the landscape in Ireland on Hal-
loween night.
Halloween was not a holiday
in the United States until the 19th
century. American almanacs of the
early 19"1 century did not include
Halloween in their lists of accepted
holidays. As Irish and Scottish im-
migrants began arriving in the Unit-
ed States in the mid 1800's, they
brought their traditions with them.
In America some people believe
that black cats have magical pow-
ers. They are often seen with witch-
es around the Halloween season.
In England, white cats are con-
sidered to be unlucky at Hallow-
een.
In Russia, gray cats are believed
to bring good luck.
The United States began com-
mercializing the Halloween tradi-
tion in the early 201" century. Stores
began selling mass produced cos-
tumes in the 1930's and trick-or-
treating did not become popular
until the 1950's.
Trick-or-treating has become
the main event of Halloween, with


call (863) 763-2552.

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


thy, his investigation found that
the only people working in those
areas of the school were part of
an outside business contracted to
treat the area for termites.
In order to keep your possible
exposure to MRSA to a bare mini-
mum, experts have made the fol-
lowing suggestions:
* Avoid sharing personal items
such as towels, sheets, razors,
clothing and athletic equipment.
* Keep wounds and abrasions
clean and' covered with sterile,
dry bandages until they heal.
* If you have a cut or sore,
wash towels and bed linens in hot
water with added bleach and dry
them in a hot dryer.
* Wash gym and athletic
clothes after each wearing.
* Scrub hands briskly for at
least 15 seconds. Dry them with a
disposable towel and use another
towel to turn off the faucet. Carry
a small bottle of hand sanitizer
containing at least 62 percent al-
cohol for times when you don't
have access to soap and water.
* If you do develop an open
sore, seek immediate help from
your local physician.


commissioners instructed Mr. Cas-
sels to draft an ordinance prohibit-
ing two or more sexual offenders
from living together in one house
unless they are in a conventional
-marriage with children.
At the time the suit was filed,
Matthew 25 Ministries was charg-
ing each offender $145 a week.
The county claimed this consti-
tuted a business.
But, Rev. Witherow disagreed.
"We charge each man a pro-
gram fee," he said in that 2006
interview. "The fee provides them
housing, support and teaching."
The fee, he added, also pays for
all utilities -- including electricity,
telephone and television -- as well
as some food.
The new ordinance that was
unanimously approved by com-
missioners restricts certain sexual
offenders from knowingly being in
a public park when children under
the age of 16 are present. Such of-
fenders are only allowed to be in
these designated parks if they are
the parent or legal guardian of a
child in the park.


children dressing in costumes and
going door-to-door yelling "Trick
or Treat" in the hope of procur-
inm such goodies as candy, apples,
cookies and even change.
If you intend to send your little
ones out to "Trick or Treat," there
are some safety tips to follow:
* Have them wear flame retar-
dant costumes;
* Make sure the costumes fit
correctly and hem any that are too
long to avoid tripping'
* Apply reflective tape to the
costumes;
* If you are planning to accom-
pany your child on his quest for
Halloween goodies, carry a flash-
light with fresh batteries;
* Always "Trick or Treat" in
groups;
* Watch for traffic;
* Only go into familiar neigh-
borhoods;
* Visit well-lit houses. Do not
stop at dark houses;
* Do not enter any house unless
you know the people well; and,
* Do not let your children eat
any candy until it is inspected for
tampering under bright lights.
Unfortunately, the "Trick or
Treat" tradition has taken some
dark steps backwards in recent
years. There has been ground
glass, razor blades and hypodermic
needles slipped into goodies and,
given to small children during their
"Trick or Treat" rounds.
Now many communities have
designated only certain times of
the evening for "Trick or Treating";
with some towns doing away with
the practice altogether. In place of
the "Trick or Treating", civic and
church groups have put on celebra-
tions in a centralized location that is
well lit and closely supervised.
Some families have even done
away with the "Trick or Treat" tradi-
tion and have opted to host parties
for neighborhood children to help
keep them safe.
Whatever you plan to do, be
careful and have a Happy Hallow-
een.


News Briefs

Legislative delegation to meet
Representative Richard Machek announces that the Okeechobee
County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting and
public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. until 3
p.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commission Cham-
bers at the Okeechobee Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2Nd Street,
Okeechobee, 34972.
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and issues
involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's of-
fice at (561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan@myflorida-
house.gov, no later than Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2007.

Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit court, has
announced that the clerk's office web site now offers Okeechobee
County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a
variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index
and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court
cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers in the morning
and early afternoon then a chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be around 70. The wind will be from the east at 5 to 10
mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast

Sunday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s.
The wind will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of
rain is 40 percent.
Sunday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The low will be around 70.
The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday: Considerable cloudiness, 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.
Monday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of show-
ers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The low will be in the
upper 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a chance pf showers. The low
will be around 70: The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s. The
chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The high will
be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


Lotteries
MIAMI (AP) - Here are the numbers selected Thursday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 6-5-6; Play 4: 1-5-7-4; Fantasy 5: 25-35-
18-4-36.


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Submitted photo/OKeecnoDee Lions ClUD
Lions club donates to Hospice
The Okeechobee Lions Club members Shannon Stripling
(left) and Gans Earnest (right) presented a $5,000 check to
Hospice of Okeechobee Hamrick Home in memory of former
Lion Johnny Mack Kinsaul who received Hospice services.
The Lions Club wanted to donate to a worthy local cause and
chose hospice due to its work in local community.


No turn signal


leads to drug arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was
arrested on felony drug charges
Thursday night after she was
stopped for fail-
ing to use her
turn signal.
Athena M.
Valledares, 20, V
S.E. Fourth St.,
was arrested
Thursday, Oct.
25, on a charge
of, possession Athena
of marijuana Valledares
with intent to
sell. She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,000.
An arrest report by Deputy Ste-
ven McKinley of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that he stopped a vehicle


that had turned onto U.S. 98 N.
from N.W. 36th St. around 11:30
p.m. His report states that the
driver did not signal their intent to
make the left-hand turn.
As Deputy McKinley, along
with Deputy Matthew Hurst, ap-
proached the 1997 red Pontiac
Deputy Hurst reportedly saw five
plastic bags in the driver's open
purse that contained a green leafy
substance. When field tested, the
substance indicated a positive
result for the presence of mari-
juana.
The exact amount of mari-
juana found in the purse was not
indicated in the deputy's report.
The driver of the car was Valle-
dares, stated the arrest report.
Valladares was also issued a
traffic citation for failure to signal
her intention of turning.


Man charged with

another stalking count


By Eric.Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man already
in jail for. allegedly calling to
teenage girls at a school bus stop
was arrested again Friday after-
noon by Deputy Raul Marrero of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
Yordani Alonso Diaz, 21, N.W.
294th St., was charged on Oct.
26 with felony
stalking in con-
nection with
an incident that
allegedly took
place in Febru-
ary of this year,
said Deputy
Marrero.
Diaz was Yordani
first arrested Diaz
on Thursday,
Oct. 25, by Deputy Marrero and
charged with one count of felony
stalking. His bond on that charge
was set at $20,000. His bond on
the second count has not been
set.
The OCSO deputy said he ar-
rested Diaz Thursday after par-
ents complained that he blew
kisses to some teenage girls
at the school bus stop on 101
Ranch Road.
"He told the girls they were
pretty and blew kisses at them,"
said the deputy.
Depurty Marrero said the girls
were .14 to 15 years of age. He
went on to say that the parents
actually heard Diaz call out to the
girls from his blue Nissan pickup
truck around 7:45 a.m.
In the deputy's Oct. 26 report,
he states that he spoke with a
teenage girl who told him about
a similar incident that first oc-
curred on Feb. 7. She reportedly
told him about a man in a dark
colored pick-up truck that pulled
up to her at her bus stop and
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He then asked the girls to ap-
proach his truck, but they told
him to go away. The girl's moth-
er was nearing the bus stop, so
the man left.
A similar incident allegedly
happened on Feb. 9 when the
same man "came by the bus
stop and he was blowing kisses
and telling me how pretty I was,"
the girl reportedly told the depu-
ty. The deputy's report indicates
that she told the man to leave
and he did.
Deputy Marrero goes on to
state in his report that the same
man approached the girl while
she was waiting on her bus on
Feb. 15. He reportedly kept tell-
ing the girl she was pretty. After
that incident, she told her mother
what had been happening. The
mother then told her daughter to
contact the sheriff's office.
The deputy's report states
that the girl picked Diaz out of a
photo lineup.
Deputy Marrero said Diaz has
no prior arrests and is not a reg-
istered sexual offender.
Although there has been an
arrest in these incidents, the
deputy said his investigation is
continuing. If anyone has any
information about these two in-
cidents, or any similar incident,
they are asked to call Deputy
Marrero at (863) 763-3117.


Water supply



crisis feared


By Brian Skoloff
Associated Press Writer
WEST PALM BEACH -An epic
drought in Georgia threatens the
water supply for millions. Florida
doesn't have nearly enough water
for its expected population boom.
The Great Lakes are shrinking. Up-
state New York's reservoirs have
dropped to record lows. And in the
West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack
is melting faster each year.
Across America, the picture
is *critically clear -- the nation's
freshwater supplies can no longer
quench its thirst.
The government projects that
at least 36 states will face water
shortages within five years be-
cause of a combination of rising
temperatures, drought, popula-
tion growth, urban sprawl, waste
and excess.
"Is it a crisis? If we don't do
some decent water planning, it
could be," said Jack Hoffbuhr,
executive director of the Denver-
based American Water Works As-
sociation.
Water managers, will need to
take bold steps to keep taps flow-
ing, including conservation, re-
cycling, desalination and stricter
controls on development.
"We've hit a remarkable mo-
ment," said Barry Nelson, a senior
policy analyst with the Natural Re-
sources Defense Council. "The last
century was the century of water
engineering. The next century is
going to have to be the century of
water efficiency."
The price tag for ensuring a re-
liable water supply could be stag-
gering. Experts estimate that just
upgrading pipes to handle new
supplies could cost the nation
$300 billion over 30 years.
"Unfortunately, there's just not
going to be any more cheap wa-
ter," said Randy Brown, Pompano
Beach's utilities director.
It's not just America's problem


-- it's global:
Australia is in the midst of a
30-year dry spell, and population
growth in urban centers of sub-Sa-
haran Africa is straining resources.
Asia has 60 percent of the world's
population, but only about 30 per-
cent of its freshwater.
The Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change, a United Na-
tions network of scientists, said
this year that by 2050 up to 2 bil-
lion people worldwide could be
facing major water shortages.
The U.S. used more than 148
trillion gallons of water in 2000,
the latest figures available from
the U.S. Geological Survey. That
includes residential, commercial,
agriculture, manufacturing and
every other use - almost 500,000
gallons per person.
Coastal states like Florida and
California face a water crisis not
only from increased demand, but
also from rising temperatures that
are causing glaciers to melt and
sea levels to rise. Higher tempera-
tures' mean more water lost to
evaporation. And rising seas could
push saltwater into underground
sources of freshwater.
Florida represents perhaps the
nation's greatest water irony. A
hundred years ago, the state's big-
gest problem was it had too much
water. But decades of dikes, dams
and water diversions have turned
swamps into cities.
Little land is left to store water
during wet seasons, and so much
of the landscape has been paved
over that water can no longer pen-
etrate the ground in some places
to. recharge aquifers. As a result,
the state is forced to flush millions
of gallons of excess into the ocean
to prevent flooding.
Also, the state dumps hundreds
of billions of gallons a year of treat-
ed wastewater into the Atlantic
through pipes -- water that could
otherwise be used for irrigation.


Arrest Report


The following individu-
als were arrested on felony
or driving under the influ-
ence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), the
Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
* Willy Arthur Matute, 54,
Coble Drive, Longwood, was ar-
rested Oct. 25 by the FHP on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
* Roger David Lloyd, 34,
Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge,
was arrested Oct. 25 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation -- driving under the in-
fluence. He is being held without
bond.
* Precious Buchatz, 47,
,0Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
26 by Deputy Patricia Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with possession of
cocaine. She was released on her
own recognizance.
This column lists arrests
and not convictions, un-
less otherwise stated. Any-
one listed here who is later


found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to in-
form this newspaper. The in-
formation will be confirmed
and printed.


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space permits.
BULLIES: Any ideas on how to best deal with grade school bullies?
These kids always seem to know exactly when the teacher isn't watch-
ing and then claim innocence.

AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: I know that I'm new to the area, a little over
a year and a half. I ride by the Agri-Civic Center several times a day and
continue to wonder why it gets so little use. My wife and I attended both
rodeos this year and both of us can't see the reason for such an under-
utilized facility. What about concerts, festivals, and other such events that
would create cash flow, bring folks into Okeechobee that might just get
them to spend money with the other businesses that would benefit? Or
am I just taking way to simple a view of what's going on here?

HOMECOMING: $50 or even $25 per person is A LOT of money
considering it was at the school. When I went to homecoming (south
Florida) it was $50 per person and in a VERY NICE hotel on fort Lau-
derdale beach. PLUS we didn't do any type of fundraising or collected
money from businesses

GRAFETTI: I noticed this past Saturday when I stopped at auto zone
all the painting and nasty words on that building just south of the park-
ing lot there. How nasty does that look for people driving thru town
their first time to see all that. What kind of message does that send? You
would think the people who own the building would have enough pride
to clean it up REGARDLESS of who painted the words on the building.

ADMINISTRATOR: Let us all hope that the new administrator will
have some knowledge of the fire service and make progress in updating
the staffing with the county. This will make it better for not only the citi-
zens but also the firefighters themselves. They will not be overworked
and it will be much safer on fire scenes.

WATER: Waterfront homeowners, Treasure Island, Taylor Creek and
Blue Heron -- bring the water back up to float your boat in 30 days. Call
SFWMD ask them to stop releasing water from nubbin slough and open
S-192. If you don't work for SFWMD you probably don't know what or
where S-192 is. It is a manual water gate at the very north end of Taylor
Creek, between L-63 and Taylor Creek Canal. Water released from nub-
bin slough travels right by S-192, if S-192 is opened it doesn't have to be
pumped or manned. It is a free flowing gate once opened. Now that the
Taylor Creek locks are closed, the water levels would be back up where
they should be.

RACISM: I heartily agree with the article on racism in the speak out
of this mornings, Oct. 26 paper. Those of us who survived the great
depression and WWII gave our all to survive. We do not have states-
men and government today, we only have politicians, we need another
depression to wake America up.

LIMITS: A recent proposal by. the Fish and Wildlife Commission
(FWC) has been made to two freshwater species on Lake Okeechobee.
According to the FWC, the numbers of smaller Largemouth Bass and
Black Crappie have decrease over the years. With the recent samplings,
the FWC is proposing to replace the existing 13-18 inch limit to a mini-
mum size limit of 18 inches. This new change means that anglers will
not be allowed to take a largemouth bass less than 18 inches from Lake
Okeechobee, A limit may also be placed Black Crappie (speckled pereh)
4- y 'placing a 10 inch minimumrn size limif.the FWC will be holding a two
public meetings to explain the recent proposal and hear opinions from the
public. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1830 at
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Clewiston Florida. The Second
meeting will be held at the Okeechobee Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 15
at 1830. If you would like to attend or get more information regarding this
subject, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission website.


Community Events

VFW Post 9528 holds fundraiser
The VFW Post 9528 will be holding a fundraiser for Malinda Woods
to help pay for medical bills due to cancer. The fundraiser will be held
on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. There will be a ham dinner with all of the fix-
ings, tickets are $8 donation. The meal is all you can eat. There will
be music provided all day. There will be a cake auction/cake walk, a
drawing on two smoked hams. There will be other various fundraiser
activities. Donations are accepted. Any one wishing to make a dona-
tion please call Johnnie Patent at (863) 467-0600 or (863) 763-1616.

Boats and Pearls Gala planned
The second annual Boats and Pearls Gala will benefit Hospice of
Okeechobee. The western themed evening will be filled with dant -
ing 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 Conven-
tion 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 pur-
chased at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Livestock Market and
Gilberts Chevrolet. For information, contact Sandra Pearce at (863)
763-2684 or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.



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Don't let anger



control you


By the American
Counseling Association


Counseling


Pushed hard enough, most Corner
of us might feel angry, but then
we calm down. The problem for that your anger is generating will
many people, however, is that help. Physical exercise, like walk-
their anger takes over. Uncon- sa s a
trolledheir anger can result in signifi- ing, jogging or sports, can be such
trolled anger can result in signifi- an outlet. Listening to music, play-
cant problems in social, profes- ing an instrument, reading or do-
sional and family relationships, ing something artistic often helps..
but even milder bouts of anger, Your goal is refocus that anger
if not recognized and dealt with, energy in more productive direc-
can have serious implications. tions.
A first step in controlling anger When you have your anger un-
is recognizing the internal signs der control, it's time to consider
that mean you're becoming angry rationally what has happened and
or are already there. Think about why. Most cases involving anger
howyou felt the last time you were don't require an angry response. If
angry. What changes took place a person is looking to pick a fight,
as you .became upset? Ask others not rising to the bait can be very
how you changed or acted, effective. If certain situations con-
Being able to recognize your sistently make you angry, consider
anger signs allows you to take ways simply to avoid them, or at
,steps to coptrQl,tlat anger. For ex-,, east to be better prepared, when
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argry may signal that it's time to Controlling anger requires rec-
distance yourself from the person ognizing when you're becoming
or incident triggering your emo- angry and then redirecting per-
tions simply by walking away. sonal energy into more productive
Anger management requires behaviors. But if you find, despite
that you buy yourself time. Un- your best efforts, that controlling
controlled anger happens quickly, your anger seems impossible, seek
taking over your emotions, block- professional help before it does
ing rational thought and causing real damage to your life. A coun-
you to strike out. Time allows you selling professional can help you
to calm slightly, to consider why understand what is causing your
you're angry, and to think rational- anger, and give you techniques to
ly about what happens next. avoid such reactions.
That's why counting to ten "The Counseling Corner" is
when angry actually works. Even provided as a public service by the
a few seconds can allow for ra- American Counseling Association,
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The
Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.
Monday
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-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any inter-
ested persons to come by and see what they are about. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-6952.
Nicotine Anonymous (NICA)is starting a new club with meet-
ings to be held at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E.,
Suite K, on Mondays from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call
Steve Condit Sr. at (863) 801-3110.

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Community Events

Seminole Inn presents Harvest Festival
The Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W. Warfield Blvd., Indiantown, pres-
ents a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from I until 5 p.m. There
will be fun and games and a chance to catch a glimpse of the 2007
Harvest! For information call (772) 597-3777.

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 infor-
mation, contact Paula Daniel at (863) 763-8185.

Reunion Benefit for the American Legion Post 64
Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. there will be a reunion benefit for the
American Legion Post 64. The dinner will be $6 per plate. The menu
will consist of Barbecue Ribs, Barbecue chicken, potato salad, baked
beans, dessert and tea. Music will be by Rhonda and Clay Thomas.
The public is welcome. For information call (863) 697-3442.

Bottlenose dolphins are radio show topic
Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 a.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM,
guest speaker Malcom DeSieyes, Research Technician and Marine
Mammal Stranding Coordinator, Harbor Branch Oceanographic In-
stitution, Inc., will be on to discuss the topic of 'The annual health
and risk assessment of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Indian River La-
goon and an upcoming fundraiser with Artist Wyland, on Oct. 30. For
information contact Malcom DeSieyes at (772) 465-2400 or www.
hboi.edu.

VFW to host District meeting/picnic
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 is hosting District 11 Round Table Meet-
ing and Picnic on Oct. 27. All members and guests are welcome.
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. Everyone
is eligible to enter including karaoke hosts and members of bands.
For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at (863) 763-
0818.

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 Ameri-
can Legion Post 64,501 SE 2 St. Dinner includes steak, baked potato,
salad, roll and dessert. Donation is $12. Public welcome. For informa-
tion call (863) 447-5599.

Friends of the NRA to hold 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)
35,7-1115.,

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 Thurs-
day, 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 included
in the ticket purchase. Fcr tickets and information call Connie Abney
at (863) 763-2813.

Masonic Lodge holds Annual dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Pifth 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 freshly barbe-
cued 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 14411 Drive and turn
left at the flashing light. Go west two miles and follow the signs to the
Center. For information call (863) 763-4630.

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

Methodist Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite everyone
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 available from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects local and abroad.
Come and bring a friend! For information call (863) 763-4021.

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 at the Salvation Saloon
The world famous Salvation Saloon presents church at the local
saloon with live music by "Clergy" and a service out back with "Rem-
nant" on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Office Bar and Grill, 6315
Hwy 441 S.E. For information call (863) 467-8232.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, located at 575 S.W
281" St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meeting is
open to the public. For more information about the Coalition, please
contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the Coalition office at (863)
462-5877.


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OPINION






Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 27, 2007 5


At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 26,
through Thursday, Nov. 1, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Rendition" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day 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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill - "The Comebacks"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Oct. 27, the
300th day of 2007. There are 65
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 27, 1787, the first of
the Federalist Papers, a series of
essays calling for ratification of
the U.S. Constitution, was pub-
lished in New York.
On this date:
In 1795, the .United States and
Spain signed the Treaty of San
Lorenzo (also known as "Pinck-
ney's Treaty"), which provided
for free navigation of the Missis-
sippi River.
In 1858, the 26th president of
the United States, Theodore Roos-
evelt, was born in New York City.
In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt
married his first wife, Alice Lee.
In 1904, the first rapid transit
subway, the IRT, was inaugurated
in New York City.
In 1907, Union Station in
Washington, D.C., opened.
In 1922, the first annual cel-
ebration of Navy Day took place.
In 1938, Du Pont announced a
name for its new synthetic yarn:
"nylon."
In 1947, "You Bet Your Life,"
starring Groucho Marx, premiered
on ABC Radio. (It later became a
television show on NBC.)
In 1954, Walt Disney's first
television program, titled "Dis-
neyland" after the yet-to-be com-
pleted theme park, premiered on
ABC.
In 1978, Egyptian President An-
war Sadat and Israeli Prime Minis-
ter Menachem Begin were named
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their progress toward achiev-
ing a Middle East accord.
Ten years ago: The Dow
Jones industrial average tumbled
554.26 points, forcing the stock
market to shut down for the first
time since the 1981 assassination
attempt on President Ronald Rea-
gan. Authorities in Chautauqua
County, N.Y, said Nushawn Wil-
liams, an HIV-positive man who
would trade drugs for sex with
young women and teens, had
infected a number of them with
the AIDS virus. (Williams was
later sentenced to 4 to 12 years in
prison.)
Five years ago: Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva was elected presi-
dent of Brazil in a runoff, becom-
ing the country's first elected left-
ist leader. Emmitt Smith broke
the NFL career rushing yardage
record held by the late Walter
Payton. The Anaheim Angels won
the World Series, beating the San
Francisco Giants 4-1 in Game 7.
Today's Birthdays: Actress
Nanette Fabray is 87. Baseball
Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster
Ralph Kiner is 85. Actress Ruby
Dee is 83. Former Secretary of
State Warren M. Christopher is
82. Actor-comedian John Cleese
is 68. Country singer Lee Green-
wood is 65. Producer-director
Ivan Reitman is 61. Country
singer-musician Jack Daniels is
58. Rock musician Garry Tallent
(Bruce Springsteen & the E Street
Band) is 58. Author Fran Leb-
owitz is 57. Rock musician K.K.
Downing (Judas Priest) is 56. Ac-
tor-director Roberto Benigni is 55.
Actor Peter Firth is 54. Actor Rob-
ert Picardo is 54. Singer Simon Le


Bon is 49. Musician J.D. McFadden
is 43. Rock musician Jason Finn
(Presidents of the United States of
America) is 40. Rock singer Scott
Weiland is 40. Actor Sean Holland
is 39. Actress Sheeri Rappaport is
30. Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne
is 23.
Thought for Today: "Happi-
ness is a way station between too
much and too little." Channing
Pollock, American author and
dramatist (1880-1946).


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Tribute to member


out of bounds


*DEAR ABBY: My family
owns a golf course. One of the
longtime members, a man I'll call
"Jack," died suddenly. Another
member took it upon himself to
commission a watercolor of a golf
scene and hang it in the pro shop
in Jack's memory. The painting
is tastefully done, matted and
framed with a brass plaque stat-
ing, "In Memory of..."
The problem is, it just appeared
on the wall without getting per-
mission. The deceased member's
family saw it recently and had no
idea it had been done or who did
it. Apparently, the golf pro knew
about it, but he left on vacation
right after it was put up and never
notified us. He quit as soon as he
returned from vacation - but he
did identify the person who had
the painting commissioned.
The fact that someone would
think it appropriate to put a me-
morial in another's place of busi-
ness strikes me as odd. We have
had many members pass away,
and there is no picture hanging in
their memory. Jack donated time
and money to the course, and a
bridge has been dedicated in his
memory and a sign erected at
the bridge. However, other past
members have contributed as
much or more than Jack did, and
there's nothing in their honor or
memory.
Enough is enough. I think the
best place for the picture is with
Jack's,widow. I believe she would
appreciate the fact that a club
member had the painting done
in her husband's memory and
would enjoy looking at it - in her
home. What do you think, Abby?
- Strikes Me As Odd
DEAR STRIKES ME AS
ODD: Obviously Jack was well-
liked, or a bridge would not have
been dedicated in. his memory.
Although your family owns the
club, you should realize that
when members join your club
- if they like it and feel at home
there - they begin to feel some
"ownership" in it.
While it may have been pre-
sumptuous for the person who
commissioned the painting to
have hung it in your pro shop with-

Close to Home


Dear Abby

out first asking for permission, I
see it as a sentimental gesture, not
someone trying to usurp your au-
thority. However, because you are
the owner (or one of them) and
because you are offended, you
should take it up with the person
who ordered the painting.

*DEAR ABBY: Given all your
years of giving advice, what would
you say is the main basic problem
in society today? I think it's a lack
of communication skills. Perhaps
if we all just began speaking up,
speaking plainly and with others'
feelings in mind, many things
would be easier. What do you
think? - Tab In Swansea, Ill.
DEAR TAB: You have posed
an interesting question. While I
agree that if people of conscience
were willing to speak their minds
we would live in a less complicat-
ed world, there is no "one" basic
problem in society today.
I receive more than 10,000
letters and e-mails a week from
people pouring out not only their
headaches, but their heartaches
as well. Many of them are hoping
to find quick and easy solutions to
problems they've struggled with
for years, while others don't ex-
pect an answer - they write only
to complain, unload or confess.
Many of those who write to me
are lonely and have no one to talk
to. They know they can confide in
me and that I will treat them with
respect.
My mother used to describe
herself as "an amateur wailing
wall without portfolio." And I can
attest to the fact that there are as
many different kinds of problems
as stones in the wailing wall.
Readers, what do you think so-
ciety's greatest problem is today?
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Consider your next career move. Try
to look at the end result before mak-
ing your decision. Taking less upfront
with the intent of making more as time
passes should be your plan. Follow
your heart and you will not be disap-
pointed.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If
you dwell on the past, you will miss
out on an opportunity to do something
very creative and special with some-
one new. Helping others will give you a
sense of pride and greater confidence.
A short trip will lead to a romantic en-
counter.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't
trust what someone tells you. Find out
for yourself before you make a deci-
sion or say something you'll regret,
Things will not be as they appear so
let nature take its course.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Keep your thoughts to yourself or you
will face backlash, Focus on friends,
relatives or even a neighbor who Inter-
ests you, Love Is on the rle but weigh


the pros and cons before you step into
a new relationship.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It may
be the weekend but, if you work on
something that will bring you greater
wisdom, experience or a return, you
will make headway. You can discover
something about a business that inter-
ests you if you attend a party.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Plan
an outing or get involved in an activity
or community event. A change in your
status or a partnership will allow you
greater freedom to test your likes and
dislikes A trip will lead to knowledge
and insight.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You
may feel letdown by someone you
have counted on in the past. Be re-
sponsible for your own actions. This is
not the time to be lazy or expect things
from others. Take a practical approach
to financial, emotional and health is-
sues.
SSCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get
a grip on what it is you want to accom-
plish, Once you understand what's
expected of you, you can make the
required changes. Your home environ-


ment could use a bit of a facelift.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): You may feel as if you are entitled
to take what's yours but, before you
do, make sure you deserve it. Some-
one will stand up to you if he or she
doesn't believe you are being fair. Take
a second look.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You'll be tempted to say something that
is better left unsaid. Focus on home,
family, real estate or investments. A
few changes at home will boost your
morale and bring you satisfaction.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Don't listen to someone who is begin-
ning to sound like a broken record.
Think for yourself and make decisions
based on your own needs. A strong
sense of justice will help you make the
right choice.
-PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Money, love and travel will all be up for
grabs today. Visit someone from your
past. Money can be collected or made
if you are direct. Your high energy and
determination will shine.
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Submitted Photos/OMS II
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for October The OMS Students of the Week for October 15 are: (front row,
8. (left to right, front row) Elaine Robertson, Hannah Whiting, left to right) Prissy McDonald, Rosendo Navarro, and Cody
Anissa Demezier, and Lauren Hazellief. (left to right back row) Casperson, (back row, left to right) Jessica Luna, Vicki Haw-
Jessey Bailey, Jose Garcia, and Anthony Richardson. thorne, and Denise McElroy.


Osceola Middle School observes Red Ribbon Week


Last week, OMS students ,
showed their support of being I
Drug Free by participating in Red
Ribbon Week activities through- B
out the week. Students partici-
pated in a
dress-.up
theme
each day
this week, a O
wearing
red on
Monday, dressing like a friend
on Tuesday, wearing crazy socks
on Wednesday, wearing Hawai- 4
ian shirts on Thursday, and mis-
matching their clothes on Friday.
During lunches, students could
pledge to be drug free by drop-
ping a quarter in a jar and sign-
ing a pledge poster in the cafete-
ria. Student Council will donate
the money raised to a substance Congratulati
abuse coalition. Students re- Jesus Jaime
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the dress up days, and each day,
the student council drew tickets
for Red Ribbon Week themed
prizes. OMS would, like to thank
everyone, who participated and
to encourage everyone to be
drug free!
Volleyball team
does well
The Osceola Middle School
Volleyball team completed their
season on Wednesday with an
impressive second place finish in
the Treasure Coast Conference as
they fell to Stuart Middle School
in a tough three-game match.
There was a big crowd on hand
_ to support the Lady Warriors. We
appreciate all the fan support
this year, and we look forward to
another great season next year!
Upcoming Events:
Oct. 29-31: Boys Basketball
Tryouts, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Oct. 31: Hat Day
Nov. 2: First Nine Weeks
Awards, 9:10
National Junior Honor
Society Induction
Nineteen students from
Osceola Middle School were in-
ducted into membership of the
National Junior Honor Society in
an evening ceremony at school
Thursday.
Members were selected for
meeting high standards of schol-
arship, service, leadership, char-
acter, and citizenship. Among
the criteria for selection was
maintaining a grade point aver-
age of 3.5 or .higher throughout
their 7th grade year. "National
Junior Honor Society members
are expected to continue their
exemplary contributions to the
community and school," said
Mrs. Rivero, chapter advisor.
Students inducted were:
Brenda Aguirre, Wendoly Cas-
taneda, Yahara Cordova, Jenni-
fer Corwin, Bridget Ewing, Erica
Frederick, Lauren Fusco, Lauren
Halliday, Judson Harris, Sarah
Hawthorne, Jessica Jimenez,
Erika Jones, Benjamin Kielbasa,
Marie Renfranz, Jason Rucks,
Carissa Tyson, Heather Hotmire,
Savannah Simpson.
The National Junior Honor
Society ranks as one of the old-
est and most prestigious national
organizations for middle school
students. Chapters exist in many
of the nation's middle schools
and, since 1921, millions of stu-


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dents have been selected for
membership.
Reading Focus
The school wide reading focus
for this week will be benchmark
LA.(678).2.1.2, or old bench-
mark LA.E.2.3.1, Plot, Character
& Point of View. Plot, very simply,
is the events of a text, characters
are the people, and point of view
is who is telling the information.
Please try to reinforce the focus
as your chfld reads at home and
by helping your child'relate it to
their current unit of study. Here
are some sample plot, character,
& point of view questions: '
1. What are the problems the
main character faces and how
are the solved?
2. Which character can you
connect with the most in your
book?
3. What events and people
cause the main character to
change?
4. How realistic was the plot
of your book? How would you
change it?
5. Who is the most important
character in the story? Why?
6. Who is telling the story, a
narrator or one of the charac-
ters? Why do you think the au-
thor chose to tell the story this
way?
Girls Basketball Team
Congratulations to the 2007-
2008 OMS Lady Warrior Basket-
ball Team. Representing OMS this
year on the court will be Lois Bil-
lie, Stevie Brantley, Cavel Camp-
bell, Kiesha Cleckley, Shaquanda
Fowler, Samantha Murphy, Jales-
sia Nelson, DJ Nunez, Maranda
Serrano, Bethany Stuart, Essence
Williams, and Autumn Wofford.
The Lady Warriors play their
first game Dec. 3 at Oslo Middle
School.
Boys Basketball
Tryouts
Tryouts will be held for the
OMS Boys Basketball Team be-
ginning Monday, Oct. 29, from
3:45 until 5:30 p.m.


Students in Mrs. Kneidel's reading class showed their OMS
Spirit by dressing -a nd hula dancing - -Hawaiian style. Students
participating included: (back row) Frank Adamo, Dalton Murray,
Victor Pineda, and Devin Hoyle. (front row) Katie Hatfield, Katlyn
Pickelmann and Diana Gaona.

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Church News

in Brief

Church of God plans
Tribulation House
Can you-handle your fears?
The Okeechobee Church of God
will be having their Tribulation
House Oct. 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 reg-
istration. It is free admission. This
event is not for small children, any
child under the age of 12 must be
accompanied by an adult. For in-
formation call (863) 634-1317.

Church at the
salvation saloon
The world famous Salvation
Saloon presents church at the
local saloon with live music by
"Clergy" and a service out back
with "Remnant" on Sunday, Nov.
4 at 11 a.m. at the Office Bar and
Grill, 6315 Hwy 441 S.E. For infor-
mation call (863) 467-8232.

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

Presbyterian church
to hold Bazaar
An Old Fashioned Bazaar will
be held on Nov. 10, at the Pres-
byterian Church USA, 312 N Par-
rott Ave. There will be Handmade
Crafts, Holiday Decorations,
Christmas Gifts, White Elephants,
Recycled serviceable items, and
baked goods. Doors will open at
9 a.m. Proceeds will go towards'
several missionary projects. For
more information, call Eleanor
Newhouse (863) 763-5928.

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

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

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

Methodist Women
sponsor bazaar
The First United Methodist
Women of Okeechobee invite
everyone to attend their annual
bazaar on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007
from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Fellow-
ship Ball at 200 NW Second St. in
Okeechobee. You will find a vari-
ety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
nuts, baked goods, white ele-
phant items and a silent auction.
Plan on staying for lunch. Soup,
sandwiches and desserts will be
available from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission
Projects local and abroad. Come
and bring a friend! For informa-
tion call (863) 763-4021.

Church to


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


Relfections from the Pulpit


By Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church

Grace for grace
"John bare witness of him,
and cried, saying. This was he of
whom I spake, He that cometh
after me is preferred before me:
for he was before me. And of
his fullness have we received,
and grace for grace. For the law
was given by Moses, but grace
and truth came by Jesus Christ.
No man hath seen God at any
time; the only begotten Son,
which is in the bosom of the
Father, he hath declared him."
(John 1:15-18)
The expression "grace or
grace" has puzzled the com-
mentators. I doubt if any phrase
would render it exactly into
English. But I have no doubt, at
all, that it means and ought to
be translated "grace reflects or
begets grace."
The contrast between the
grace of God and the sinfulness
of man tends to change the
hardest heart until the grace of
God shines through. And when
the Grace of God is reflected in
the life of the sinner, God's glory
can be seen in the world.
God's grace will change
the hardest of hearts; in other
words, only god's grace can
save a sinner. The thief on the
cross is a great example of this.
There is a tradition that Jona-
than Edwards, third president of
Princeton and America's great-
est thinker, had a daughter with
an ungovernable temper. But,
as is so often the case, this in-
firmity was not known to the
outside world.
A worthy young man fell
in love with this daughter and
sought her hand in marriage.
"You can't have her," was the
abrupt answer of Jonathan
Edwards. "But I love her," the
young man replied. "You can't
have her," said Edwards. "But
she loves me," replied the
young man.
Again Edwards said, "You
can't have her." "Why?" asked
the young man. "Because she
is not worthy of you." "But he
asked, "She is a Christian, is she
not?" "Yes, she is a Christen, but
the grace of God can live with
some people with whom no
one else could ever live." Ency-
clopedia of 15.000 Illustrations
John Newton wrote the
hymn "Amazing Grace." As he
thought upon the words:" By
the grace of God I am what I
am, "he said "I am not what I
ought to be. How imperfect and
deficient I am! I am not what I
wish to be. Though I am not
what I ought to be, I can truly
say that I am not what I once
was - a slave to sin .and Satan.
I can heartily say with Paul: 'By
the grace of God I am what I
am'!" Encyclopedia of 15,000
Illustrations
God's grace is freely given
and it is extended to the entire
world. No one is excluded if
they wish to become a child of
God. If is for whosoever will re-
ceive it.
Years ago, a wealthy lady
in New York built a beautiful
church. On the day of dedica-


tion, her agent came up from
the audience to the platform
and handed the deed of the
property to the Episcopal Bish-
op of New York. The bishop
gave the agent $1.00 for the
deed, and by virtue of the $1.00,
which was acknowledged, the
property was turned over to the
Episcopal Church.
You say, "What a wonder-
ful gift!" Yes, in a certain sense
it was, for the passing over of
$1.00 was simply a legal obser-
vance.
However, in the full Bible
sense, it was not a gift, for it
cost $1.00. And so the deed was
made out, not as deed of gift,
buts a deed of sale. It was sold
the Episcopal Church for $1.00
If you had to do one thing
in order to be saved, if you
had even to raise your hand, to
stand to your fee, or had but to
say one word, it would not be
a gift. You could say, "I did this
and that, and in that way earned
my salvation." But this priceless
blessing of God's redemption is
absolutely free. (Romans 11:6)
Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustra-
tions
God's grace is reflected in
His people - "grace for grace."
Earl v. Pierce tells how study-
ing the grace of God affected
evangelist Dwight L. Moody.
Moody loved to study the
Bible topically, and it occurred
to him one day that he had nev-
er studied the subject of grace.
Setting aside a day, Moody gave
himself to the study of God's
grace.
But a second day was re-
quired. Even on the third day
Moody had not finished his
task. By the late afternoon of the
third day, however, Moody was
so filled with his subject that
he had to go out on the street
and talk to somebody about it.
Stopping a complete stranger,
Moody said, "My friend, do you
know anything abut grace?"
Surprised at the question, the
man replied, "Grace who?"
"Why," Moody responded,
"the grace of God that brings
salvation." (Titus 2:11) Moody
then left the stranger standing o
the street considering the good
news of the grace of God. Ency-
clopedia of 15,000 Illustrations
Grace is the love of God re-
flected in the heart of the be-
liever. Moody had to tell some-
one - so did Peter - his sermon
changed 3,000 people. God's
grace will be reflected in the life
of those who have experience
it. The recipients of God's grace
will share it!
Henry Drummond tells of a
young girl whose perfect grace
of character was the wonder of
those who knew her. She wore
on her neck a gold locket which
no one was ever allowed to
open.
One day, in a moment of
unusual confidence, one of her
companions was permitted to
touch the spring and learn its
secret. She saw written these
words, "Whom not having seen
I love." (I Peter 1:8)
That was the secret of her
beautiful life. Encyclopedia of
15,000 Illustrations.


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Jeri Wilson * 634-6056 * Sheryl Coonfare * 634-1343
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DOG - Found 10/19 in Platts
Bluff. Large, female. Please
call to identify.
(863)467-6960 or 634-4626
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people




BIG YARD SALE!!
Friday & Saturday, October
26th & 27th, 7am-2pm. Go to
Hwy 710 & 36th Terrace
(Everglades Elem area) and
follow signs. Antiques,
collectibles, household
goods & more!!



SALU.
OKEE, 1118 SW 10th Avenue,
Saturday, October 27th,
8am-5pm. Too many items to
list!! Don't miss this one!!
VERY BIG SALE!!!


OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 10/27 &
Sun., 10/28, 8am til 3pm,
4613 SE 30th St. Electronic
Equipment, Playstation Gam-
ing System & Paintball
Equipment. (863)697-2707
for Directions

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


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




A/C SERV TECH needed.
Dependable, Clean DL, Good
Pay, Benefits, 401K, Min
3 yrs exp. EOE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391

CONSTRUCTION
SUPERVISOR WANTED
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
building construction.
Please send resume to
bharv@msn.com - Or call
772-285-7797

HELP WANTED
F/T & P/T All Position
Call & ask for Sarah
863-467-6377
INSURANCE OFFICE
Is looking for a clerical person.
Computer skills are required.
Bi-lingual a plus but not re-
quired. Apply in person at
407 SParrott Ave.
LPN, RN, or RT?
Needed for national respiratory
company. Ideal candidate
must be motivated and
works well with others.
Paid mileage vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or Call 863-763-7337

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


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SALESPERSON(S) WANTED
NEW 500+ site "5-Star"
Master Planned RV Village
being developed in 2008, in
Okeechobee. First rate sales
people wanted to sell
deeded sites and
Park Model Homes.
Flexible hours -
commission-based.
Start in December, 2007.
Send resume to
bharv@msn.com or call
772-285-7797




Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Expe-
rience necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.


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


ACROSS
1 Gathering for
rock lovers?
8 KITT of "Knight
Rider" was one
15 Like some
British police
sirens
16 Edge for some
skaters
17 Alveoli
18 Stuffed oneself
19 1990s-2000s
airer of 'The
Real McCoys"
20 Party people
22 Kedrova of
"Zorba the
Greek"
23 Prince married to
Yaroslavna, in
opera
25 Abbr. that
obviates
itemizing
26 One side of the
GW Bridge
27 Unkempt places
29 'The Valley of
e Horses" heroine
31 Small shelter
32 Exposed
34 Hi-tech recording
device
36 Dorm alternative,
perhaps
38 Darling
41 Rode
45 Words before
before or after
46 "Absolutely!"
48 Range
49 Leading
speakers
50 Ballpark figs.
52 Hillary and
others
53 Kisser
55 Darling
57 Yard filler
58 Red Sea country
60 Pinch
62 Kind of reunion
63 Compound used
in explosives
64 Moves gradually
closer
65 Lingerie
synthetic


DOWN
1 Hardly a
reformer
2 On account of
3 Margarine
ingredient
4 Board jumpers:
Abbr.
5 "Ashes to Ashes"
novelist Tami
6 Timed perfectly
7 Former coin of
Spain
8 "I've seen
enough"
9 Turns
10 Soul, to Sartre
11 "Hud" Oscar
winner
12 Audit, as a class
13 Follower
14 Bully
21 Words heard just
before freezing?
24 Western timber
tree
28 Put out
30 Be right next to
31 Start from
scratch
33 California city on
its own river
35 Manipulates


By Bob Peoples 10/27/07
(c)2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


READING A NEWSPAPER...


MINI-BUS DRIVER
Class C CDL
with passenger endorsement.
Sunburst Tours
Call 863-227-3713 or
863-946-1883
Seminole or Miccosukee
Native American preferred to
join leading builder of tropical
bars & huts. (321)960-6430


37 Fictional portal
38 Audition, e.g.
39 Not treated with
preservatives, as
meat
40 Half a sleepless
night?
42 Comforted
43 Satan
44 Tinactin
competitor
47 Big blasts


51* Small porch
54 Ophthalmologist's
concern
55 Junior _,
linebacker voted
to the NFL 1990s
All-Decade Team
56 Indonesia's _
Islands
59 Court matter
61 Knock-knock
joke, usually


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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 - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
fleds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights",640
Luggage I,645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment , 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




PIT BULL PUPS - 3 males, 3
females, have papers, par-
ents on premises, $300
(863)697-1658 / 634-3111

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fleds.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


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October 27th & 28th
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9 - 4
St. Lucie Co. Fairgrounds
Ft. Pierce
15601 W. Midway Rd.
4 miles W of Turnpike on Rt. 70
BUY -SELL -TRADE
Concealed Weapon Class $40
Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
For info 330-963-6964


Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
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
or (863)697-8728
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE, Clean, 2br, lba, no
pets, new paint, carpet & kit
& appl's. $675 mo. + sec.
dep. (772)215-0098
OKEECHOBEE: Large 2br, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
Call (863)634-6586. �



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$800/month, First, Last,
+ $800 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.
(954)290-0861


BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, W/D, lawn
service, water service,
$1050/mo, 1st, last, $500
sec. Avail first week in No-
vember (561)723-0661
BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. w/d, new a/c
& water softener, $795 mo. +
sec. dep. (561)383-6484
BHR- 2/2, new CBS home,
tile, boat ramp, sea wall.
Fenced yard, $900/mo
(561)333-6738
BRAND NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1295 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 1/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1050
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
561-214-1143/346-3620
CHARMING 2/1
LOCATED 15 MINUTES
FROM TOWN
NEWLY REMODELED
1ST, LAST & SECURITY
NO PETS
CALL M - F, 9AM TO 3PM
(863)467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $825. mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
GREAT AREA
3BR/2BA, $1100 mo.
1st, last& sec.
863-634-0432
KEY WEST STYLE
WATERFRONT
Cottage 2/2.5 + Loft, Cov.
Porch. Includes water, sewer,
Cov. Parking & 24 ft boat
dock.$1350.mon. unfurn.
Century 21 Horizon
(561)602-6283
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
lbr, fully furn, incld elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
$700/mo (863)467-1950
OKEE - 2BR, 1BA, near town,
screened porch, carport,
shed. $800/mo. 1st, last &
sec. (863)467-7838 or
(239) 989-8894
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 1ba, just
off Hwy 710, w/den, Ig kitch-
en, Shed, $950/mo + Sec.
(863)634-5129
RENT TO OWN BASSWOOD-
3br, 2ba,, $3000 'down,
$1300/mo, w/$300/mo to-
wards down payment.
Bruised credit okay.,
(863)467-0128 or
(863)634-9535
SOUTHEAST SECTION
3BR/2BA, $975 mo. +
$975 sec. dep., Brand new
remode! (863)634-1554


OKEECHOBEE- Office space
1400 sq ft, carpeted unit,
next to Medicine Shop, 101
NW 5th St., Rent inclds wa-
ter & garbage pickup, Call
Karen (863)634-9331


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
WATERFRONT, 2 BR, M.H.,
C/Air, W&D and Workshop.
Furn. or Unfurn., Long or
Short Term. 863-467-7528


Real Estate



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



LAWN BUSINESS includes,
crane, mowers, Bucket
Truck; can be bought separ-
ately (863)357-1517



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



BRAND NEW, 2/2 Villa, 1200
sq ft, never lived in, lots of
upgrades. Asking $149,900,
will consider rental. Call
(863)610-0219.


LABELLE- Ft Denaud area-
3br, 2ba, 2 car gar, pool, 2
lots Reduced $275K
239-438-7264
OKEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
$145,000 (303)810-8585
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, 24 x 13 en-
closed Florida room &
more!! Grab flyer!! 309 SW
10th Ave. (863)357-0391


CROOKED CREEK
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $150K
Call Cell# 772-530-2095
or 863-467-6399
OKEE, 3.8 acres, vacant,
beautiful trees, well, septic.
Buildable for MH or SFR. Ask-
ing $125,000.(863)610-0219


R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, $100,000
or best offer. (772)878-3335
or (772)224-1423
VIKING AREA - 1 1/4 Acre,
High and Dry. 239-433-2037


Mobile Homes i



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







OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,2 Ba.
on lot w/screened porch. Nice
area. Will lease with option to
buy. $750/mo Owner Financ-
ing (863)634-3451.


On the Rim Canal
Furnished, Screeri
Porch, Boat Ramp
and Dock, AC,
Garbage Pickup,
Water, Lawn SerVice
and Washer & Dryer
included.




OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Fully fur-
nished, Cent/air. Free direct
TV. Lot 150x75. Off 15A.
$650 mo. $500. dep. No
pets. Will consider seasonal
rental. (863)467-6688
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
NOW!! (863)357-1517
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
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go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classifieds.



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Cent. air,
150x75 lot. $65K. Owner fi-
nancing w/$5K. down. 10 yr
Mortgage. (863)467-6688
OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re-
modeled inside w/new roof.
In nice adult park, $10,900
(772)546-3067
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft -
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for Free Color Brochures
800-622-2832
PENA, 1982, 2BR, 2BA mobile
home in nice, adult park,
w/screen room, carport &
storage shed, furnished.
$20,500 (863)763-8770

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
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car? Look in the classi-
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Recreation



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



BLUE WAVE CLASSIC 180,
'03 - w/'05Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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


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$16,000. Call 863-673-0929
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Nissan adds first coupe version of its Altima


By Ann M. Job
For The Associated Press
Don't be surprised if you think
the new Nissan Altima Coupe is
more expensive than it is.
The sleek, clean side profile
looks sporty, while the Altima
Coupe's rear end is reminiscent
of the styling on a luxury Infiniti.
But a starting manufacturer's
suggested retail price, including
destination charge, for the five-
passenger, two-door Altima is
just $21,195, or $490 more than a
mid-size, 2008 Altima sedan.
The base Altima Coupe comes
with the same six-speed manual
transmission and four-cylinder en-
gine with at least 170 horsepower
that's in the Altima four-door. The
coupe also uses the same front-
wheel-drive platform that's under
the sedan, though the coupe is
7 inches shorter overall than the
sedan and its wheelbase distance
from the center of one wheel on
one side of the car to the center of
the other wheel on the same side
is only 4 inches shorter.
But virtually every piece of ex-
terior sheet metal is new, creating
the sportiest-looking Altima ever.
Some may argue that the coupe's
front-end styling a " designed to
resemble the current family of
Nissans doesn't quite fit the oth-
erwise attractive lines, however.
The coupe isn't a stripped
model. Standard features include
air conditioning, power windows,
door locks and mirrors, remote
keyless entry, AM/FM stereo with
six speakers and CD player, split,
folding rear seats and cruise con-
trol.
Front, side-mounted and cur-
tain air bags as well as antilock
brakes and active front head re-
straints designed to reduce whip-
lash injuries also are standard. But
traction control and electronic
stability control aren't offered on


This undated photo provided by Nissan shows the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe.


the base model and are optional
on the uplevel Altima coupe with
V-6.
In addition a rearview monitor
to help drivers see what's behind
them while they're backing up is
available only as part of a pricey
for $2,000 technology package
option. Competitors in this sporty
coupe segment include the 2008
Honda Accord coupe, which
starts at $22,495 with .177-horse-
power, 2.4-liter four cylinder and
manual transmission and the
2008 Toyota Solara Coupe which
starts at $20,590 for a base model
with 155-horsepower, 2.4-liter
four cylinder and manual trans-
mission.
The Altima and Accord coupes
as well as the Solara also are of-
fered with V-6s. Starting retail
price for a 2008 Altima Coupe
with V-6 is $25,595.
It's worth noting the Altima
Coupe beats the others with 270
horsepower and 258 foot-pounds


of torque at 4,400 rpm coming
from a 3.5-liter, double overhead
cam V-6. This compares with 210
horses and 220 foot-pounds of
torque from the 3.3-liter V-6 in the
aging Solara and 268 horsepower
and 248 foot-pounds of torque at
4,700 rpm from the new Accord's
3.5-liter V-6.
Buyers should be sure to test
both versions of Altima Coupe,
because the test Altima Coupe
2.5 S with the base, four cylinder
engine had ample power to move
the car strongly on highways and
in city traffic. The manual trans-
mission in the tester worked
well to get me just the right "zip"
when I wanted to pass other cars
or merge swiftly into traffic.
The Altima Coupe also was
quite adept at traveling at a more
relaxed pace, where I didn't have
to hear so much high-rev noise
from the engine.
The coupe is some 50 pounds
lighter than the Altima sedan. But


the government fuel economy
rating for the four cylinder coupe
with six-speed manual is the best
for any Altima Coupe at 23 miles
per gallon in city driving and 32
mpg on the highway.
Note the Altima's highway
mileage is a bit better than that
for the 2008 Accord Coupe and
the Solara coupe, too.
The only other transmission
on the Altima Coupe is Nissan's
Xtronic continuously variable
transmission often touted as a
fuel-efficient tranny because it
doesn't have set gears but works
to optimize gearing continually.
Drivers operate the CVT as
they would an automatic.- But the
CVT's government mileage rat-
ing with the four-cylinder engine
is lower on the highway 31 mpg
than it is for a four cylinder with
satisfying six-speed manual.
I'd recommend adding the
leather-trimmed seats and other
amenities that come with the op-


AP photo/Nissan, MikeDitzPhoto

tional Premium Package. It's .ex-
pensive at $5,100, but the leather
complements the car's ritzy ex-
terior styling, and the package
includes power driver seat ad-
justments, Bluetooth hands-free
phone system link and awesome
Bose audio system with nine
speakers, MP3 player and XM sat-
ellite radio.
Road bumps can be harsh in
the test Altima Coupe, and road
noise came through readily, in
the test car. I also could never see
much ahead of me because seats
in the Altima Coupe are low and
passengers drop down into them
upon entering. I'm not just talking
about obstacles like trucks and
sport utility vehicles. A Scion' xB
blocked my views, too.
There's not a lot of headroom
in the coupe's back seat. At 5 feet
4, I sat with my hair brushing the
ceiling, and legroom back there is
only 34.4 inches, which is nearly
1.5 inches less than that in the


2008 Nissan
Altima Coupe
2.5 S
BASE PRICE: $20,570 for base
coupe.
AS TESTED: $26,295.
TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel-
drive, five-passenger, compact
coupe.
ENGINE: 2.5-liter, double overhead
cam, inline four cylinder.
MILEAGE: 23 mpg (city), 32 mpg
(highway).
TOP SPEED: NA.
LENGTH: 182.5 inches.
WHEELBASE: 105.3 inches.
CURB WEIGHT: 3,052 pounds.
BUILT AT: Smyrna, Tenn.
OPTIONS: Premium package (in-
cludes moonroof, - leather-trimmed
steering wheel and seats, dual-
zone air conditioning, power
driver's seat adjuster, XM satellite
radio, automatic headlight control,
garage/gate opener, illuminated
visor mirrors, alloy wheels, Bose
audio system, heated front seats,
Bluetooth wireless communication
system) $5,100.
DESTINATION CHARGE: $625.

sedan.
Trunk space also is halved
from the sedan's 15.3 cubic feet
to 7.4. Lastly, some plastic trim
pieces inside the Altima Coupe
had a cheap look and seemed a
bit out of place.
Still, it's possible the Altima
will set a new sales record ap-
proaching 200,000 this calendar
year. Besides this first-ever two-
door Altima, the lineup includes a
first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid
sedan that was introduced in the
spring. There are no announced
plans for a hybrid coupe.


Honda Accord grows larger, more powerful for 2008

By Ann M. Job 2
200Hod
For The Associated Pres sA 8HEn onda
It dreoen't drivel ikea Nocinar. ]M EN


and it doesn't look like a large car.
But the 2008 Honda Accord
sedan has an interior so roomy it
puts the Accord into the federal
government's "large" category for
the first time.
The expressive, 2008 Accord
arriving now in showrooms looks
so upscale, its rear-end styling re-
minds me of a BMW's. And the
new Accord has more features,
improved safety and more power-
ful four- and six-cylinder engines
than any previous Accord.
Unfortunately, prices also in-
creased.
Starting manufacturer's sug-
gested retail price for a five-pas-
senger Accord sedan with four-
cylinder engine and manual
transmission is $20,995.
This compares with $18,265
for a base, 2007 Accord four door
and $19,230 for a 2008 Toyota
Camry with four-cylinder engine
and manual transmission. A 2008
Accord sedan with V-6 starts at
$26,595, $1,200 more than a 2007
version.
Prices for the 2008 Accord
coupe are higher, too, and start at
$22,495.
Among the reasons for the
price hikes are the elimination of
the lowest-priced value package
Accord and the addition of new
equipment.
All 2008 Accords come with
standard steering-wheel mounted
controls for the audio system and
cruise control. New Accords also
have anti-whiplash, front-seat
head restraints and electronic sta-
bility control, among other things.


AP photo/Honda, Wieck
This undated photo provided by Honda shows the 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan.


The new head restraints weren't
in the previous Accord, and stabil-
ity control and steering wheel con-
trols used to be available only on
upper-trim models.
The Accord's standard curtain
air bags also are more sophisti-
cated than before and can stay de-
ployed longer during crashes.
Closing in on 10 million cumu-
lative sales in the United States
since its introduction in 1976, the
Accord has racked up more sales
than Camry and Ford's Taurus.
Indeed, according to Honda,
half of Accord sales go to previous
Accord owners - a noteworthy
statistic for a more than 30-year-
old nameplate. With 82 percent
of Accord owners telling research-
ers their car is "just right" in size, I


question whether a bigger Accord
was needed.
But that didn't stop me from
enjoying the comfortable, wide
front seats in the test Accord se-
dan. Front passengers have more
space between them, thanks to a
wider, nicely padded center con-
sole, and they get 2 more inches
of hiproom than in the previous
Accord sedan.
A low, sweeping cowl - the
dashboard area in front of the
front passenger - adds an airy
feel. And back-seat passengers en-
joy 37.2 inches of legroom - the
most ever in an Accord - while
trunk room remained unchanged
at 14 cubic feet.
Honda engineers widened the
sedan by an inch and lengthened


it by 3 inches, so the 2008 Accord
is nearly 5 inches longer than a
Camry.
Note the new Accord sedan
just barely tips into the govern-
ment's "large car" class with 106
cubic feet of passenger volume.
This compares with the 101.4 cu-
bic feet in the Camry, which, like
most Accord sedan competitors, is
classified as a mid-size car.
Meantime, the Accord coupe,
with a slightly smaller interior, has
104.1 cubic feet of measurable
passenger volume, up only 0.1 cu-
bic foot from its 2007 predecessor.
Even with the new size, the
front-wheel-drive Accord has an
easy-to-drive, agile personality,
though the turning circle that has
grown from 36.1 feet to 37 feet.


Adouble-wishbone suspension
remains up front in the Accord,
but the rear double wishbone is
replaced by a new, multilink sus-
pension. Together, they provide
a ride that feels connected to the
road but not harsh or busy.
Steering feels more confident
than before, and a noticeably quiet
interior adds to the sense of a qual-
ity ride in the Accord sedan.
Honda boosted horsepower to
177 in the base, 2.4-liter, double-
overhead cam engine with four
cylinders and i-VTEC variable valve
timing. This engine produces a
well-managed 166 foot-pounds
of torque at 4,500 rpm for perfor-
mance that will satisfy most driv-
ers.
Honda touts this engine's 22-


V-6 sedan
BASE PRICE: $20,360forfour-cylin-
der LX sedan with manual; $21,160
for LX with automatic; $21,360 for
LX-P with manual; $22,160 for LX-P
with automatic; $23,060 for four-
cylinder EX with manual; $23,860
for four-cylinder EX.with automatic;
$25,060 for four-cylinder EX-L with
manual; $25,860 for four-cylinder
EX-L with automatic; $25,960 for EX
V-6; $28,060 for EX-L V-6; $30,260
for EX-L with navigation.
AS TESTED: $30,895.
TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel-
drive, five-passenger, large sedan.
ENGINE: 3.5-liter, single overhead
cam, V-6 i-VTEC and variable cylin-
der management.
MILEAGE: 19 mpg (city), 29 mpg
(highway).
TOP SPEED: NA.
LENGTH: 194.1 inches.
WHEELBASE: 110.2 inches,
CURB WEIGHT: 3,583 pounds.
BUILT AT: Marysville, Ohio.
OPTIONS: None.
DESTINATION CHARGE: $635.

mpg government rating in city driv-
ing and 31 mpg on the highway
for the 2008 sedan with manual
transmission; it's scarcely changed
from the lower-powered four cyl-
inder of last year. And that's after
the federal government imposed
more stringent fuel economy cal-
culations for the 2008 model year.
Note it's also about the same
rating as the base Camry's 21/31
mpg rating for 2008.





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1. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Children are safer when
properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant
restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle owner's manual and
child safety seat instructions for more information.
2. Not available with, low-rate financing. See retailer for details. Take delivery by 10/31/07
3. Five-star rating is for the driver and front passenger seating positions in the frontal crash test and for the front and
rear seating positions in the side-impact crash test. Side-impact crash test rating is for a model tested without
optional head curtain side air bags (SABs). Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).
4. Call 1-888-40NSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.
5. Whichever comes first. See retailer for details. @2007 Saturn Corporation. Saturn and its logo are registered
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