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Vol. 98 No. 301 Sunday, October 28, 2007 GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


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Inside

Trick or treat
for 'Sight Night'
Girl Scouts will be collecting
used eyewear for people in de-
veloping countries on Oct. 31,
2007 (Halloween). They would
like to invite your child to trick
or treat for used eyewear on
Sight Night and at all elemen-
tary schools this month.
Page 3

Pet Toys: should be
safe, expert says
Kids love to get toys to play
with, and your pet is no differ-
ent. But don't let the price- of
entertainment result in a trip to
the emergency room.
Buying safe toys for your pet
is a must in order to keep them
safe from harm. The problem is
that most people are not aware
of the potential hazards that pet
toys may cause their animal.
Page 6

Briefs

Retired Educators
have Christmas
ornaments for sale
The Okeechobee Retired
Educators Association Christ-
mas ornaments are on sale.
Ornaments are 24 karat gold
on brass. On sale are the .2006
Ornament - First Brick School,
and 2007 Ornament - South-
land Hotel. Each ornament is
numbered, limited edition. A
certificate includes historical in.
formation. Ornaments are $15
each. All funds go to their schol-
arship fund. To purchase orna-
ments, call Gay Carlton at 18631
763-5755, Kay McCool at 186.3
763-2829, Regina Hamrick at
(863) 763-8865, Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991 or Paulelle
Whipple at (863) 467-2487.

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


Lake Levels

10.23 feet
Last Year: 12.70 feet


Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Governor inks budget cuts


TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Gov.
Charlie Crist has made final
$1.1 billion in state budget cuts
- but he did so grudgingly and
without fanfare.
Crist fixed his signature Fri-
day to the budget revision bills
sent to him two weeks ago by
the Legislature. They enact tu-
ition increases at public univer-
sities and colleges and cuts to,
the state's water supply proj-
ects, among other things.
"Though fully aware of the
state's revenue projections and
the need to. reduce expendi-


tures, I have specific concerns
with some of the reductions,"
Crist said in a letter accompa-
nying the bills. "I want all con-
cerned parties to understand
that piecemeal approaches to
our higher education system are
unacceptable to me."
Lagging home sales and a
sagging economy forced law-
makers into a special session
earlier this month to deal with
a $1.1 billion budget shortfall in
the state's $71 billion plan.
Health care for the poor is
among the areas suffering the


biggest cuts in the revised bud-
get. Programs that serve Medic-
aid patients lose $233.8 million;
nursing homes that care for
them lose another $164.5 mil-
lion.
Crist reversed his earlier po-
sition, signing a bill that allows
state universities and commu-
nity colleges to raise tuition by 5
percent beginning in January.
The governor had vetoed a
similar increase in the spring,
but said he did not attempt to
veto this time because he be-
lieves residents are being pro-


4-H Club: annual saddle cleaning fundraiser


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee Bits and Spurs 4-H Club cleaned saddles in front of Eli's Trailer Sales
on Saturday to raise money for club activities. At their last meeting, the 4-Hers learned
how to take a saddle apart and clean it, and they put their knowledge - and a lot of
elbow grease - to work.


Bits and Spurs 4-H Club Horse Club members worked hard to earn money for the club
during their annual saddle cleaning fundraiser. Eli's Trailer Sales provided space for
the 4-Hers to work, cleaning saddles.


vided with other financial relief.
He said he also expects at least
30 percent of the tuition increase
to be used for financial aid.
The increase will amount to
a $55 boost for university stu-
dents taking 15 credit hours in
the spring semester and about
$29 for community college stu-
dents taking 12 credit hours.
The bill will also let universi-
ties impose a technology fee up
to 5 percent of the tuition begin-
ning in the fall of 2009.
Still, some higher education
officials said the increases did


not go far enough.
"We understand the state is
in a difficult situation and this 5
percent, while helpful, is not go-
ing to make that much of a dif-
ference on the bottom line until
we get a better handle funding
education in this state," said
David Mann, director of govern-
mental affairs for the University
of West Florida, where hiring
and spending freezes are in ef-
fect.
An alliance of business
See Budget - Page 2


Good hygiene



slows spread



of disease


Hospital protocols
focus on preventing
spread of MRSA
News of the dangers of E.
coli and salmonella has been
making headlines across the
nation. But, schools, rocker
rooms and public spaces
across Okeechobee could be
harboring a lesser known, but
even more dangerous bac-
teria. A new strain of antibi-
otic-resistant staph, or MRSA,
is spread easily and is much


more difficult to treat than or-
dinary staph bacteria.
The growing prevalence of
community-associated MRSA
is also creating new challenges
for the healthcare community.
In response, HCA/Raulerson
Hospital has 'initiated more
aggressive infection control
protocols to tackle this issue,
as well as a proactive educa-
tion campaign for patients,
visitors and staff to prevent
infections from occurring and
spreading.
See MRSA - Page 2


Kiwanis installs


new officers


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee celebrated its
36th year in Okeechobee with
the installation of their new
officers on Oct. 18. In addi-
tion to the ceremony, they
also honored lifelong Kiwanis
member Dick Blair who re-
cently passed away.
The ceremony was held
at the KOA auditorium where
members enjoyed a catered
dinner and fun. They also used
the event as a candy raiser for


*H CHILDREN OF
the upcoming Okeechobee
Main Street Halloween Festi-
val by having members bring
in a bag of candy to the cer-
emony.
The new Kiwanis officers
are: President Frank Irby; Vice
See Kiwanis - Page 2


Index
Classifieds........................... 9, 10
Mini Page ........................ ...... 8
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 7
O pinion................................... 4
Speak Out............................. 4
Sports.................................. 11
TV ...................................... 7....
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for Information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Outside pets need extra care


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
For many people, outdoors
is the only place to keep pets.
Outdoor pets are exposed
to insect and soil borne dis-
eases all the time and so face
more risks to their health than
indoor pets.
. ,The- same precautions
against fleas, ticks and mos-
quitoes are critical for an out-
side pet since they are subject
to bites all the time. Topical
flea preventative that will also
kill other dog and cat-loving
pests are readily purchased in
pet stores or from your veteri-
narian and need only be ap-
plied once a month to protect


Backyard
Barnyard
your outside pets.
Heartworm is another sto-
ry, however.
According to the University
of Florida, heartworm infects
dogs and sometimes cats
through mosquito bites that
transmit heartworm larvae
into the animal's blood, where
they migrate into the living tis-
sue of the pet's heart, eventu-
ally clogging blood flow to the
animals' body. Coughing, a
rough coat and other signs of
poor health follow. Long be-


fore you see these signs, the
pet is sick. Heartworm treat-
ment requires the knowledge
and skill of a veterinarian.
The best solution is pre-
vention. Mosquito control and
heartworm preventative for
outside animals, hunting dogs
and puppies, cattle dogs and
the family protector and your
barn cats, who like the cats of
ancient Egypt, keep your grain
free from contamination by
rodents.
Well-behaved pets are a
joy. For very little effort, you
can teach your dogs and cats
to be "ladies and gentlemen."
See Pets - Page 2


MaryAnn Morris/INI Florida
Large, high-energy dogs adapt readily to outdoor life, like the
Border collie, which were bred to herd sheep. Outdoor pets
need protection from weather and disease-carrying insects.


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Class of 98 friends reunited
Friends (left to right) Josh Waytovich, Tommy Rucks, Luis Lerma and Curtis Jones reunited from all over the United States
at the Class of 1998 Reunion festivities.




Astronauts open addition to space station


By Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -
- Astronauts swung open the
door to their new space station
addition Saturday and floated
into the spacious and sparkling
white room, formally christen-
ing it Harmony.
Even though it looked im-
maculate inside, international
space station commander Peggy
Whitson and Italian astronaut
Paolo Nespoli - the first to en-
ter - wore surgical masks and
goggles to protect themselves
from any dirty stowaways, like
dust, lint or crumbs.
The air inside the school bus-
size chamber was immediately
tested, and Whitson later report-
ed there wasn't much debris in-
side at all.
Harmony was named by
schoolchildren in America
but made in Italy, and Nespoli
proudly noted that as he bobbed
up and down in the 24-foot-


Kiwanis
Continued From Page 1
President Jim Vensel; Secretary
Corey Crum; Treasurer Jeff Sum-
ner; and past President Marcos
Montes De Oca.
Executive officers and direc-
tors include: Greg Thogerson;
Devin Maxwell; Bennett Yeild-
ing; Paul Mitchell; Brad Stark;
and alternates Wendy Wood-
man and Robi Sumner.
The installation of officers
was performed by the Past Lieu-
tenant Governor Division 16,
Cindy Miller of Stuart.
The Kiwanis motto is "Serv-
ing the children of the world". Ki-
wanis International was founded
in 1915 and is headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana. More than
500,000 members in more than
80 countries make their mark by
responding to the needs in their
communities and pooling their
resources to address worldwide
issues. The Okeechobee chap-
ter currently has 61 members
strong and growing monthly.
The Kiwanis major con-


long, 14-foot-diameter chamber
that was delivered by shuttle
Discovery.
"It's a pleasure to be here in
this very beautiful piece of hard-
ware," he said.
Flight director Rick LaBrode
admired Harmony from Mission
Control. "It's bright, shiny ...
it's as clean as can be, perfect
shape," he said.
The European Space Agen-
cy's science laboratory, named
Columbus, will hook onto Har-
mony as early as December.
The Japanese Space Agency's
lab - called Kibo or in English,
Hope - will latch onto Harmo-
ny early next year.
"I love the idea that deliver-
ing this (Harmony) is beginning
a whole new era of science in
space," Discovery's skipper, Pa-
mela Melroy, said in a series of
TV interviews from inside the
new addition. She said that was
more important to her at the
moment than being one of two
female commanders in space at


the same time.
Harmony also will function
as a nerve center, providing
air, electricity and water for the
space station. It was launched
with racks of computer and elec-
tronic equipment pre-installed.
All this gear had to be locked
down for the jarring rocket ride
to orbit, leaving the astronauts
to undo more than 700 bolts to
free up the equipment.
Perhaps just as important,
Harmony will provide extra liv-
ing space for the three space sta-
tion residents. It is the station's
seventh room; the first one was
launched in 1998.
The space station's crew will
move Harmony to its permanent
location-after Discovery leaves
in another week. Until then, the
astronauts will be restricted on
how long they can spend inside
the new compartment because
of the makeshift ventilation sys-
tem currently in place.
With Harmony now opera-
tional, the astronauts turned


uoDminea pnolo
In addition to the induction ceremony, a memorial table was
dedicated to the memory of lifelong member, Dick Blair, who
passed away Sept. 22, at the age of 92. Mr. Blair was very
active in the community and in Kiwanis. A local memorial ser-
vice will be held at Bass Funeral Home on Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.
to celebrate his life.


tributions to the children of
Okeechobee have been $4,000
yearly scholarships to graduat-
ing students, support of Real
Life Children's Ranch and Eck-


erd Youth Development Center,
Santa in the Park, Farm City Day,
Terrific Kids, Reading is Fun-
damental, $1,500 yearly math
grant, Shands Children's Hospi-


their attention to Sunday's
spacewalk, the second of a re-
cord-tying five outings planned
for the mission.
Astronauts Scott Parazynski
and Daniel Tani plan to install
spacewalking handrails and oth-
er equipment to the outside of
Harmony, inspect a rotary joint
for the station's solar wings that
is acting up, check for possible
sharp edges on a rail for the ro-
bot arm, arid disconnect cables
and grounding straps from a
giant girder that will be moved
from one spot on the station to
another.
Melroy said she and her crew-
mates had been so busy since
the launch on Tuesday that they
haven't had time to reflect on
their accomplishments to date.
"Upon reflection, looking
back over the last few days, it
has gone very smoothly and
we're excited about that," she
said. "But there's a lot of work
left to come."


tal, and Boys and Girl Scouts.
The club has two major fund-
raisers a year to support these
contributions: the radio auction,
which is held on the second Sat-
urday of December and the Eas-
ter pancake breakfast. Kiwanis
depends on the support of local
businesses and the community
to help achieve these goals year
after year.
In addition to the installation
ceremony, a memorial table
was dedicated to the memory
of lifelong member, Dick Blair,
who passed away Sept. 22, at
the age of 92. Mr. Blair was very
active in the community and in
Kiwanis. A memorial service
will be held at Bass Funeral
Home on Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. to
celebrate his life.
For more information
about your local Kiwanis club,
visit www.kiwanisclubofo-
keechobee.com.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached at
caguilar@newszap.com.


Okeechobee 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 10 percent.

Extended Forecast

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
showers 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 of 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 per-
cent.
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 winning numbers selected Friday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3 2-9-9; Play 4 5-9-9-1
Fantasy 5 34-35-18-25-10; Mega Money 29-36-27-3, Mega
Ball: 5


Pets
Continued From Page 1
Basic "come when you are
Called" means using the same
one of voice and words when'
�ou want them to come -- but
-onlv for good things like pet-
- ting or food. Never call a pet
to you to be punished. If a dog,
:digs where you do not want a
iole, put some broken concrete
:h'the area to make digging un-
:comfortable. If the dog chases
"cars, have a friend drive by
.wilh another person in-the car
:.,ith a loaded water gun. A few
^blasts with a super-soaker dis-
,ourage the most enthusiastic
ndog. Jumping up on people is
.curbed by pulling up your knee
:so that the jumping dog hits it
,vwiih his chest. Combine that
;w,'ith a stern "no, bad dog" fol-
:)owed by praise and petting and
J)e will get the idea. Many cats
-Tespond to your body language
rand e, e contact. Look the cat in


DBudget
Continued From Page 1
groups and environmentalists
failed to convince Crist to veto
a $30 million reduction in the
state's alternative water supply


the eye, then look at something
else and see if your cat does not
follow your lead. It can happen,
honest.
Spaying and neutering is ba-
sic. It is not unnatural or unkind.
Domesticating animals has giv-
en them a safe haven in which
to reproduce freely. Too much
gets them run down, injured
in fights and puts them more
at risk since they roam and do
not stay close to your yard.
Low cost spaying and neuter-
ing clinics, funded by charitable
organizations exist. Ask your
veterinarian or search on line.
Outside pets work for you, they
deserve the best.
Source for this article, Uni-
versity of Florida, Institute for
Food and Agricultural Sciences
Extension online http://edis.ifas.
ufl.edu/pdffiles/MG/MG 10000.
pdf.
MaryAnn Morris
may be contacted at
mmorris@newszap.com


programs.
"I don't care what you cut in
the budget, but it should not be
water. We have drought, we have
shortages, we have water wars
starting," said Sen. Paula Dock-
ery, R-Lakeland. "This is the very
last place we should cut."


MRSA
Continued From Page 1
"Our hospital is focused on
providing the highest quality
care possible to our patients,"
said Robert Lee, CEO of Raul-
erson Hospital. "Fortunately,
stopping the spread of MRSA
is something we know how to
accomplish; it takes focus and
discipline. In collaboration with
our physicians, who share our
commitment to quality patient
care, we are initiating new pro-
tocols including screening high-
risk patients for MRSA. The new
protocols will ensure we can
provide appropriate care and
precautions in instances where
patients test positive for MRSA
upon arrival at the hospital."
"Healthy individuals who
have no symptoms of MRSA may
unintentionally spread the bac-
teria to others," said Dr. Jzhar,
Infectious Disease Control Phy-
sician at Raulerson Hospital.
"Community-associated MRSA
spreads through skin-to-skin
contact, cuts or abrasions, con-
taminated items and surfaces,
crowded living conditions and
poor hygiene."
Dr. Izhar said that everyone
can all minimize the chance of
acquiring or spreading all kinds
of infection by following these
"ABCD": steps:


* Active surveillance -- Moni-
tor all wounds and keep them
covered. If you have a skin infec-
tion which requires treatment,
ask your doctor if you should be'
tested.
* Barrier precautions -- Keep
personal items personal: Avoid
sharing towels, sheets, razors,
clothing and athletic equipment.
MRSA spreads through contami-
nated. ,
* Conscientious hand wash-
ing -- Your best defense against
germs is soap and water and
alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Thoroughly soap and scrub
hands for at least 15 seconds,
dry with a disposable towel and
use another to turn off the fau-
cet.
* Disinfect -- Clean shared
items. If you have a cut or sore,
wash towels and bed linens in
hot water with added bleach,
then dry in a hot dryer. Wash
gym and athletic clothes after
each wearing.
To learn more about MRSA
and patient safety efforts at
Raulerson Hospital, call (863)
763-2151.




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News Briefs

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


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Pumpkin Patch
The First United Methodist Church's annual pumpkin patch
is once again open for business. Children and adults may
stroll through the piles of pumpkins, have their pictures
taken or pick out and purchase the perfect pumpkin to
take home for the holidays. The pumpkin patch is located
on the church lawn at 200 N.W. Second Street.



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

Donations sought
for Halloween event
Okeechobee Main Street, along
with the City of Okeechobee and
Okeechobee Counly, will host
the third annual Halloween Fes-
tival in Flagler Park on Wednes-
day Oct. 31, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. This free event will feature
fun and games for children of


all ages. Donations of candy and
treats from the community are
needed. Drop off locations are:
WOKC; Bass Funeral Home, 205
N.E. Second St.; Sherwin Wil-
liams, 820 E.N. Park St.; Seacoast
National Bank (north and south
locations); American Red Cross,
323 N. Parrott Ave.; City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave.; Oke'echobee
County Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W.
Fourth St.; Beef O' Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave.; Gizmo's Pizza, 3235
U.S. 441 S.E.; Syble's Florist and
Gifts, 119 S. Parrott Ave.; Acci-
dent Law Offices of Philip DeBe-
rard, 114 N. Parrott Ave.; Y Drive
Thru, intersection of S.R. 70 and
S.R. 710; First Bank and Trust of
Indian Town 205 East North Park
Street and the Main Street office,
111 N.E. Second St. For informa-
tion about the festival or to get
involved with the event, please
contact Karen Hanawalt at 863-
357-MAIN (6246).


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Gary the Gobbler
Gary the Gobbler placed his tail feathers on the ground
and began to oversee the First United Methodist Church's
annual pumpkin patch at 200 N.W. Second Street. There
are photo opportunities and many different size pumpkins
available for purchase.


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BULLIES: Regarding bullies, I ran from one fight in my life, it was a
16 year old when I was 12. I went and told my dad, I had to go straight
back and I had to confront the kid or get a whooping from my dad.
The 16-year-old did not bother me again and I never had a problem
with bullies again. Running away is about the worst thing you can do
with bullies, they will continue to pick on you unless you stand up
and show them your not afraid. Heck it's part of childhood to get a
bloody nose or black eye, I've had plenty of them. But once I got older
my dad also told me son, it's takes a better man to walk away from
a fight sometimes than it does to stand there and fight for no reason
other than defending yourself. But if there is no way out then let them
have it.

AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: I think a big part of the problem with the
Agri-Civic Center is the price they charge to use it. They want $800 a
day without even turning on the lights. From what I have heard, they
charge so much for using electricity, so much for opening the bath-
rooms, so much for the concession stands, more for parking, and so
forth. They price themselves out of business. Also, since it is only a
covered arena and not a closed building, you have to deal with flies,
mosquitoes and heat -- not real inviting. As for concerts, the only seat-
ing is hard bleachers or the dirt arena. I think they should consider
that these events would. help the economy by drawing people here,
and instead of trying to charge so much, lower the price so they just
cover actual expenses for electricity, water, personnel at the event and
cleanup. It's not making any money just sitting there empty.

VANDALISM: Is anything being done about the vandals who qre
spray-painting their gang signs all over town? I noticed The Cooler
had graffiti all over the side and many homes and signs have the same
things. I was just curious if these people were being held responsible
for littering our town.

AMERICA: I just read the column in speak out entitled racism, first
of all, thank you for printing that. There were so pretty edgy statements
made in there, but I agree 100 percent of every single word spoken in
that letter. I don't understand why everybody isn't screaming on the
tops of their lungs what this speak out call said. It is exactly what it is
and exactly what it means to be American today. It is not a crime, to
be American and love America and have these expectations of our
government and our leaders and of everyone who lives in this country.
This is what America is all about.

FOOTBALL: I would like to know why we have to send two Unit-
ed States football teams to a foreign country to play football with all
Sof the many football stadiums that we have in the United States. All
of that money is going to be spent in England at these two football
games and the United States gets nothing for it. We should keep our
players and our money here in the United States.

RACISM: In Oct. 25, Speak Out column there was an article titled
'racism.' That was right on. People come here and expect us to learn
their ways instead of them learning ours. I served twenty years in the
U.S. Navy and when we went to a foreign port we were handed hand-
books that translated our language to theirs. This allowed us to com-
municate. People come here and expect us to support them and then
learn their language. That is ridiculous. Then they send their money
back to their country so that others can come here and we have to
support them. There are approximately twelve million illegal aliens in
this country that we are forced to support. People are getting fed up
with this. All you have to do is watch the news to see what is happen-
ing with these aliens. What happened in California, Texas, Arizona,
and New Mexico. Now it's happening in Florida. These people will
eventually bankrupt the United States. If we don't wake up pretty soon
this will no longer be THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. We have no
one to blame but ourselves.

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Board for the coming year will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30
p.m. in the library board room. The position of Treasurer is open.
Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. For information
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Upcoming Events

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
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or 'group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
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.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting iri
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting' from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for' breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-9055.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.


Community Events

Artful Appliquers to meet
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.

Sons of American Legion steak dinner
The Sons of American Legion will sponsor their monthly rib-eye
steak dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 64,501 SE 2 St. Dinner includes steak, baked potato,
salad, roll and dessert. Donation is $12. Public welcome. For infor-
mation call (863) 447-5599.

Friends of the NRA holds dinner and auction
The Okeechobee Friends of the NRA will hold a dinner and auc-
tion on Nov. 1, 2007 at Pogey's restaurant. Tickets are $40 each,
price includes: prime rib dinner. Proceeds from benefit will go to
the Okeechobee 4-H Sharp Shooters club.
Tickets are available at the Gun Shop, 2020 S. Parrott Ave., (863)
357-1115.

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
Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 until 8 p.m. The event will be held at the
First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Tickets are $25 per person,
tables and sponsorships are also available. A prime rib dinner is in-
cluded in the ticket purchase. For tickets and information call Con-
nie Abney at (863) 763-2813.

Masonic Lodge holds Annual dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. will hold
their Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4 until 7 p.m.
Eat in or take out is available. Adult meals are $7 donation each and
children are $3.50 each. Children's plates are not available for take
out. Proceeds will benefit Distressed Worthy Brothers. For informa-
tion please contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427.

Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W.
30"h Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W 144th 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 every-
one to attend their annual bazaar on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Ball at 200 NW Second St. in
Okeechobee. You will find a variety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
nuts, baked goods, white elephant items and a silent auction. Plan
on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be avail-
able from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects
local and abroad. Come and bring a friend! For information call
(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 lo-
cal 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 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. 28'" St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meet-
ing 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.

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 fixings, tickets are $8 donation. The meal is all you
Scan eat. There will be tnusic 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 donation please call Johnnie Patent at (863) 467-
0600 or (863) 763-1616,

Boats and Pearls Gala planned
The second annual Boats and Pearls Gala will benefit Hospice
of Okeechobee. The western themed evening will be filled with
dancing to the music of the Nashville Band. Guests will be treated
to a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Six paintings by local
artist will be offered for auction. The event will be held at the KOA
Convention Center,.-on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., tickets will be a $50
donation per person or sponsor a table (seats 8) for $500. Tickets
may be purchased at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Live-
stock Market and Gilberts Chevrolet. For information, contact San-
dra Pearce at (863) 763-2684 or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.

AARP Driver Safety Course planned
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., will sponsor


an AARP Driver Safety Course on Nov. 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. The course is for ages 55 and up. Consult your auto insur-
ance agent for your three year discount upon completion of class.
There will be a $10 tuition fee (check only) for information call
Instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Music and Motorcycles in Zephyrhills
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. downtown Fifth Ave.,
Mainstreet Zephyrhills, Inc presents Music and Motorcycles. Veter-
ans day Parade at 10 a.m. Join us to show appreciation for our
veterans. There will be a Full Throttle bike show, with trophies and
prizes with an entry fee of $10. Registration starts at noon, judging
and awards are at 8:30 p.m. There will be vendors, live music, food
and entertainment. With the Howlin' Buzz Blues Band. For infor-
mation, visit www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org.


Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 28, 2007


OPINION








Okeechobee News, Sunday, October28, 2007 AGRICULTURE


Submitted photo

Diamond Divas
The Okeechobee Diamond Divas Mounted Drill Team competed in the Sunshine State
Mounted Drill Team Competition in Tampa last weekend. The team took second place
in Juniors (age 18 and under) and third place in Open (which included adult teams.)
Warming up before the performance are (left to right) Sarah Payne, Rachel Muros and
Cassie Colgan.


Livestock

Market Report


Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2007
Cows
Breaking $44.00
Cutter $43.00
Canner $30.00
Bulls
1000-1500 $51.00
1500-2000 $54.50


Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450


Monday
876
80
3
6
17
151
1133
Steers



116-125
110-119
100-114
95-99
91-96
Steers
120-140
112-150
102-127
98-120
101-119
92-113


$48.00
$48.00
$42.00

$52.00
$63.50
Tuesday
1525
172
4
13
20
16
23
1773
Hfrs
148-180
130-140
102-122
98-107
99-101
92-107
89-101
87-93
82-92
Hfrs
110-137
90-100
90-106
87-101
94-101
83-94


Prices were mostly steady. Cows and bulls
held steady and maybe a touch higher.
Calves are fully steady even though quality
is lacking a little bit. Graham Angus bulls
averaged $2350.00 last week. Nancy
Boney, Okeechobee topped the calf
market with a high of $1.90. Wynne Ranch,
Port Saint Lucie topped the cow market
with a high of 57.00.
* Todd


Hispanic group warns about scams


TALLAHASSEE - Attorney
General Bill McCollum and Flor-
ida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson issued a consumer
advisory in cooperation with
the National Hispanic Institute,
warning consumers about work-
at-home scams. The advisory
particularly targeted envelope-
stuffing "opportunities" and the
state leaders expressed concern
that many of the schemes were
taking advantage of non-Eng-
lish speaking citizens, a con-
cern shared by Gus West, Board
Chairman of the National His-
panic Institute, a national non-
profit organization.
"My office has received hun-
dreds of complaints about work-
at-home programs, most from
consumers claiming they paid
a fee but never received wages
they were promised," said At-
torney General McCollum. "Even
. worse, many of these operations
are targeting our citizens by ad-
vertising in another language,
but printing disclaimers in Eng-


lish, thus confusing or mislead-
ing the interested consumers.
We want to make sure that Flo-
ridians know where they can
receive assistance if they have
been victimized by these decep-
tive practices."
Commissioner Bronson
echoed the Attorney General's
concerns: "Our citizens are be-
ing duped into laying out money
with promises of returns that are
rarely realized. These scams typi-
cally target those who can least
afford to lose anything."
Earlier this month, the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) an-
nounced a widespread review of
work-at-home ads and revealed
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YMS students receive report cards Okeechobee Schools' Menu


Report cards for the first nine-
weeks went home with students
Friday, October 26. If your child
is having academic difficulties,
please contact
his teachers
through the
agenda book or
call your child's
guidance coun-
selor. Students
must pass 5 out of 6 courses
for the year in order to be pro-
moted to the next grade. In or-
der to pass a course, the student
must earn a passing grade in
three of the four grading periods.
Please contact the school so we
can all help make this a success-
ful year for your child.

Tutorial Programs
Our tutorial programs have
expanded to include morning
tutorial from 7:10-8:10 Tuesday
through Thursday. Morning tutori-
al students will be able to ride the
high school bus in the morning
and will be shuttled to Yearling on
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
day mornings only. We also offer
tutorial to all students on Tuesday


and Thursday afternoons from
3:40-5:00. Parents must provide
transportation to pick up their
child from the afternoon tuto-
rial program at 5:00. All students
must sign up in advance to par-
ticipate in any tutorial programs.
Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School (462-
5056) for a detailed explanation
of the program and activities.
Information Hotline
Yearling Middle School offers
an Information Hotline to assist
students and parents. Parents and
students will be able to call the
Information Hotline at 462-5066
and listen to their work assign-
ments for the day or week. Please
call our school office if the Infor-
mation Hotline seems incorrect.
Open Gym- Conditioning
Yearling Middle School is offer-
ing open gym and conditioning
drills during the week on Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. for Yearling and
Osceola students (boys and girls)
interested in sharpening their bas-
ketball skills. Students must have


Pet Toys should be safe,


Kids love to get toys to play
with, and your pet is no differ-
ent. But don't let the price of en-
tertainment result in a trip to the
emergency room.
Buying safe toys for your pet
is a must in order to keep them
safe from harm. The problem is
that most people are not aware
of the potential hazards that pet
toys may cause their animal.
Dr. Mark Stickney, a veterinar-
ian at the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
says commonsense goes a long
way. When looking for a toy for
a dog, "Don't buy anything too
soft where the dog could bite off
pieces and swallow them," he
warns.
Stickney says that the dog


could choke on these pieces or
even swallow them, and if it did,
surgery may be needed in order
to remove them. Toys that may
be too soft are toys made of soft
plastic or rubber; these materials
are easy for dogs to bite through,
he says.
Stickney also recommends
that toys not be too hard. He
strongly suggests that dogs not
be given animal bones. Bones
are too hard, leading the dog to
chip or even break its teeth.
He advocates the use of raw
hide chews. He believes that dogs
enjoy playing with them and that
they are the safest material for the
dog. He also urges pet owners to
buy toys that are appropriate for
the size of their dog. "If the dog is


a current school physical and par-
ent permission to participate. The
open gym and conditioning drills
are not a team tryout.
Basketball tryouts began
Basketball tryouts for girls be-
gan October 24 and boys will
begin October 31. Students must
have a school physical to try out
for the teams and must have a
minimum of a 2.0 grade point
average.
YMS Soccer
The YMS Soccer Team ended
their season with a record to 6
wins to 4 losses. The Yearling
Soccer Team traveled to Ander-
son Middle School on Monday
afternoon to take on the top seed
of the conference tournament.
Anderson defeated Yearling by a
score of 6-0.
Volleyball
The Yearling Girls finished
their season last week after losing
to Stuart Middle School. Yearling
ended the year with a record of 10
wins and 2 loses and co-confer-
ence champions.

expert says
smaller, naturally the toy should
be smaller; and the same holds
true for larger dogs," he believes.
Stickney proposes that a safe
toy is one that the dog can eas-
ily hold in its mouth without its
teeth' puncturing the toy. The toy
should not be small enough to fit
down the dog's throat.
The best toys, in Stickney's
opinion, are called 'Kongs'. They
are tubes that are filled with treats
in the center. They come in a va-
riety of different sizes for different
dogs, and are hard enough that
the dog cannot chew through
them. The tubes even have
weight recommendations on
their boxes, signifying the most
appropriate tube for the weight of
the dog.


Monday - Oct. 29
Breakfast:
Maxstix Cereal
W.W. toast Fruit
Lunch:
Hot dogs Pepperoni hot pocket
Chef salad Corn
Mixed fruit cup Tossed salad
Tuesday - Oct. 30
Breakfast:
Egg & cheese biscuit Cereal
Cinnamon toast Fruit
Lunch:
BBQ Chicken sandwich
Ham & cheese sub
Yogurt fruit & cheese plate
Tater tots Diced pears
Fruit Tossed salad
Wednesday - Oct. 31
Breakfast:
Pancake and sausage wrap
Cereal Cinnamon toast
Fruit
Lunch:
Spaghetti & meat sauce
Garlic bread sticks Applesauce
Deli turkey on bun Tossed salad
Mixed vegetables Chef salad
Fruit
Thursday - Nov. 1
Breakfast:
Sausage bacon Cereal
Cinnamon toast Fruit
Lunch:
Chicken & yellow rice
Biscuit Corn dog
Cottage cheese & fruit Salad
Green beans Fruit gelatin
Fruit Tossed salad
Friday - Nov. 2
Breakfast:
Toast & scrambled egg Cereal
Cinnamon toast Fruit
Lunch:
Pepperoni or cheese Chef salad
Stuffed crust pizza Tossed salad
BBQ beef sandwich Peaches
Vegetable California blend Fruit
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: Juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or low fat chocolate milk.


Each lunch includes: Choice
of one entree, choice of two (veg-
etables, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or low fat
chocolate milk.


Meal prices:
Breakfast:
Regular - $.75
Lunch:
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Desperate housewife meets guardian angel


*DEAR ABBY: I have enjoyed
reading the occasional letters
people write you about the acts of
kindness they have experienced. I
would like to share one that hap-
pened to me.
* About a year ago my hus-
Sband left me. Shortly afterward,
I learned that he had embezzled
funds from work, been fired from
his job, and that our home was
in foreclosure and the utility bills
had not been paid.
I had been an agoraphobic
housewife for years. In a panic
for funds, I held a yard sale. That
weekend I met quite a few of
my neighbors and, in the course
of the day, we shared stories of
marriages gone wrong. I received
many words of encouragement,
even as I watched my beloved
possessions carted away for a pit-
tance. But the most amazing thing
happened that day. A woman I'd
never met before came back after
the sale, handed me an envelope
and left. Inside was $200. I cried
like a baby.
Since then, I have overcome
my agoraphobia, found a job and
an apartment, and have begun
the long process of rebuilding my
life. I have no way to find that an-
gel to thank her, but I'm hoping
she reads this letter and knows


Dear Abby

that through her act of faith and
love she helped me to achieve in-
dependence. You are, indeed, an
angel, mystery woman! - Ms. B.
From Horn Lake, Miss.
DEAR MS. B.: The kind of
empathy you described is usu-
ally demonstrated by someone
who has experienced a similar
kind of pain. Doing a good deed
for someone in need can be an
empowering act - not only for
the receiver but also for the doer.
Sometime in the future, you will
meet a person who needs a help-
ing hand - and when you do,
you'll pass her good deed along
and be a "guardian angel," too.

*DEAR ABBY: I'm a 16-year-
old girl from a loving family. My
mom and I argue about only one
thing - my hair. Mom wants me,
to have short hair, but I want it
long. I think I am old enough to
decide how I want to wear my
hair.
I have tried to compromise
with her about it, but she won't
listen. I take care of my hair by
myself, so I don't understand.
Please help me. - Confident
With Long Hair In Fremont,


N.C.
DEAR CONFIDENT WITH
LONG HAIR: At 16 you should
be able to wear your hair as you
wish, as long as it's clean and neat.
I wish you had told me exactly
what your mother's objection is
to long hair. Could it be that she's
afraid it will be too time-consum-
ing to take care of?
If that's not the problem, then
it may be this argument isn't really
about hair at all. It's about her as-
serting control and your deferring
to her wishes. If that's the case
she's squandering her authority
- because a wise parent chooses
her battles more carefully.

*DEAR ABBY: With the holi-
day season fast approaching,
my husband and I are wonder-
ing what does one give to the
'day-care provider who cares for
our child during the work week?
Should it be a monetary gift, or
a personal gift for her? Your sug-
gestions would be greatly appre-
ciated. - Curious In Austin,
Texas
DEAR CURIOUS: A nice card
with money is always appropri-
ate - and that way your day-care
provider can select something she
would like or perhaps needs.


Horoscope


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April
19): You can talk your way out
of any predicament you find
yourself in. Putting in a few hours
work will better prepare you for
what's to come. Someone from
your past will take advantage of
you if you aren't careful.
*TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Give-and-take will be nec-
essary if you want to get along
with friends, relatives and neigh-
bors. Listen to what's being said
but be reluctant to say what you
think. Instead, be observant and
monitor your situation.
*GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Your emotions will get the
better of you. Someone you
thought you could trust will let
you down. If you try to blame
someone else for something
you did, you will make yourself
look bad. 'Fess up.
*CANCER (June 21-July
22): Not everything will be out
in the open. You will have to
read between the lines. Love is
on the rise but don't be fooled
into thinking you are the one in
control.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Now is a good time to give back.


Volunteer or get involved in a
community event. A change in
your financial situation will re-
mind you of the budget you
should be sticking to.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Don't make emotional de-
cisions. If you let someone toy
with your heart, you will have a
hard time doing what's right for
you and the people in your life
who count on you. Overindul-
gence, overspending and over-
doing will all work against you.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
You've got everything going
for you and nothing to lose, so
take a chance. The experience
will do you good and give you
renewed spirit to carry on and
finish something that is creative
and important to you.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): You may find yourself in
a costly situation that needs
immediate attention. Don't let
someone you are close to take
advantage of you emotionally
or financially. A change may be
required in order to meet your
responsibilities.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21): You'll be pulled in
several different directions to-


day. A trip may entice you but, if
it's going to cost you too much,
take a pass. If someone puts you
down for not wanting to put
money on the table, rid yourself
of this acquaintance.
* CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19): Winnings, deals and
whatever else you touch today
will turn in your favor. A part-
nership is looking very good.
You can make some interesting
and prosperous changes to how
you earn your living. Spend time
with someone special to you.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): You have a lot going for
you today. A few adjustments
at home and you will please
everyone who matters. Volin-
teer your services and you will
inspire others to do so as well.
Someone will want something
you have to offer on a regular
basis.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Don't overreact to what's
being said. Emotions will be
difficult to control and it won't
take much to lead to a difficult
position with nowhere to turn.
Delays can be expected.
� 2007 Universal Press Syndicate


At the Movies


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 1 -"Rendition" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday


and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II - "Game Plan"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III - "The Come-
backs" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-


day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.,
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
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)
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Today in History


By The Associated Press diplomat Laurence Foley was as-
Today's Highlight in His- sassinated in front of his house in
tory: Amman, Jordan, in the first such
On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of attack on a U.S. diplomat in de-
Liberty, a gift from the people of . cades. Russian President Vladimir
France, was dedicated in NewYork Putin led a national day of mourn-
Harbor by President Cleveland. ing as relatives and friends grieved
On this date: for the more than 100 captives
Five years -ago: American who died in the siege at a Moscow

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common sense." Gertrude Stein,
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ANSWER TO TODAY'S PUZZLE


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8 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 28, 2007


Creating New Worlds


A Book's Look


This year, Children's
Sii),i) Book Week is celebrated
Nov. 12 through 18.
The theme is "Rise Up
Reading!"
The Mini Page
celebrates with a story about picture
books and some of the illustrators who
changed the way we look at kids' books.
The Mini Page talked with an
expert at The Eric Carle Museum of
Picture Book Art about the history of
children's book illustrators.
A look through history
Artists have been sm
illustrating books for "
hundreds of years.
Before the printing I m s
press was invented in Iem ai
about 1440, religious rVapa wtsa
people such as monks and nuns copied
books by hand. They painted detailed
pictures along the sides of the text.
These books were called illuminated
(ih-LOO-muh-na-ted) manuscripts
because people thought the decorative
art looked like it was lighted.
Becausese books took so long to
make, they were very expensive. Only
rich people or churches and other
groups could afford them.
In the late 1600s, attitudes about
education began to change. Pictures
became an important part of children's
books. People realized that children
learned better if there were pictures
along with words.


The Caldecott Medal shows an illustration
from one of Randolph Caldecott's most
famous children's books, "The Diverting
History of John Gilpin." This book,
published in 1878, is a funny story about a
bridegroom who wants to get to his
wedding, but his horse has other ideas.

Books for kids
Later, in the mid-1700s, John
Newbery began publishing books for
children. They were designed to be
enjoyable along with giving
instruction. (Today, the John Newbery
Medal is given to the author of the
most outstanding children's book.)
Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)
changed the way illustrations were
used. In his books, illustrations
weren't put in just to be pretty They
were as important as words in telling
the story.
The top prize for illustrators of
children's books, the Caldecott Medal,
was later named after him.
Another artist in Caldecott's time,
Kate Greenaway (1846-1901), also
changed books for kids.


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T MMIGHTY
All the following jokes have something in common.
Can you guess the common theme or category?

Kelly: What kind of tea do queens like to drink?
Kathy: Royaltea! dri-k?



SKit: What is the queen's favorite butterfly?
Kara: A monarch!

Kerry: What did the queen do when she burped
out loud?
Karl: She proclaimed a royal pardon!


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block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if
you can find: KIDS, -PICTURE, BOOK, ART, READ, PRINTING,
PAINT, WORDS, ILLUMINATED, COLOR, CALDECOTT,
EDUCATION, FUN, GREENAWAY, WATERCOLORS, RACKHAM,
GOLDEN, WYETH, COST, SENDAK.
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Mini Spy...
Mini Spy loves to illustrate her own stories. See if you can
find: * ice-cream cone * question mark * lima bean
Steak
* carrot
* sailboat
* letter D
- * bell * book
* safety pin
* tin can
* arrow
* kite
* key
. * letter Z
* word MINI


"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is one
example of Kate Greenaway's illustrations.
She painted watercolors that were printed
with wooden blocks.
A British printer, Edmund Evans,
promoted the new kinds of children's
books. He strongly encouraged
Caldecott, Greenaway and another
artist, Walter Crane, to illustrate the
affordable children's books he was
publishing.
Arthur
Rackham's
(1867-1939)
f: illustrations of
imaginary
worlds were
printed in
beautiful gift
books. One
._ - example was
- "The Legend
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oo M Rookie Cookie's Recipe
Triple Fruit Coleslaw
You'll need:
* 1 (16-ounce) bag of shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix)
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits or rings, cut into cubes (reserve juice)
1 medium apple, cut into cubes
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
S1 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
. 3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
What to do:
1. Combine coleslaw mix, pineapple, apple, celery and dried cranberries
or raisins in a large bowl. Mix well.
2. In a smaller bowl, blend light mayonnaise, cider vinegar and
pineapple juice.
3. Add mayonnaise mixture to cabbage mixture and toss gently until
well-mixed.
4. Cover and chill for several hours. Serves 8 to 10.
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
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Check out "Endurance: Fiji"
' l'-'* ll'^ ' '* '" ' ' The reality show
- " "Endurance" is back
for a sixth season on
S the Discovery Kids
Channel. In this
season, 16 American
kids, with adult host
o J.D. Roth, travel to a
remote island in Fiji.
The kids compete in
games while learning about life in this area of the world.
In the show, teams must earn building blocks, with each
block representing a character, quality. The qualities include
strength, heart, courage and leadership.
J.D. Roth runs a company that creates TV reality shows,
usually for adults. The 16 kids in the show, all in their early
teens, come from all over America.
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from The Mini Page 0 2007 Unive sal Press Syndate


More About Illustrators


Sa.-.,.

.'. : ^ . ..

Eloise Wilkin is one of the
best-loved illustrators of
Little Golden Books.


"The Poky Little Puppy" by
Janette Sebring Lowrey,
illustrated by Gustaf
Tenggren, Is the top-selling
Little Golden Book, with more
than 15 million copies sold.


Little Golden books
Sixty-five years ago, Little Golden
Books changed kids' books once
again. These small books were
designed to be high-quality
illustrated books that most people
could afford.
Many famous children's book
illustrators were first published in
Little Golden Books.
More milestones
In the 1940s and 1950s, during
and after World War II, many
children's book publishers had to
cut back on color printing because
of the cost.
"Make Way for
Ducklings"
was planned
as a full-color
book, but
because of
World War II,
the publishers
I .decided color
was too
expensive.
McCloskey
drew the art in
.. . I, "- charcoal.


Site to see: www.picturebookart.org


Look through your newspaper for stories
you would like to illustrate.


p.


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Garth Williams is famous
for his Illustrations of
Laura Ingalls Wilder's The
Little House Books and
E.B. White's "Charlotte's
Web."


New viewpoints
Picture books often showed black
popl in insulting or cartoon ways.
In 19W3, Ezra Jack Keats helped
chlin'g that when he rcspt'ctfillly
illustRratd a black child in "The
Snow\vy OD.\."


M1'AUllUL


Ashley Bryan
was one of
many artists
who began to
get their
positive books
about African-
Americans
published in
the 1960s.


WHERE HE WIL THINGS RRE Maurice
Sendak
'' broke new
" a ' ground with
\ l .Jl li J ., "Where the
d Wild Things
SAre." His art
Sometimes
covered two
SUPI ByUE.Sl whole pages,
with no words. He also proved it was OK
to write about scary things.


The Mini Page Staff
Betty Debnam - Contributing Editor
Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor
Lucy Lien - Associate Editor Wendy Daley - Artist


Next week The Mini Page is about
Veterans Day.


TM from "rie MiN Page 0 2007 Univeral Pess SyndiCate

Gus Goodsport's Report
Supersport: Brett Favre
I- Height: 6-2 Birthdate: 10-10-69
. Weight: 222 Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
l Residence: Hattiesburg, Miss./Green Bay, Wis.
i Brett Favre refuses to fade away. The 37-year-old
quarterback is still doing what he has spent most of his
17-year NFL career doing: completing passes and helping
Sthe Green Bay Packers win games.
A three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Favre already has completed
more passes (more than 5,000) and led his team to more victories (more
than 150) than any other quarterback in history. The future Hall-of-
Famer has passed for 3,000-plus yards 15 years in a row and led the
Packers to one Super Bowl title, in 1997.
Favre's face is all over the place. He has appeared in multiple
commercials and played in a movie. Through his foundation, he also has
generated more than $3 million for various charities in Mississippi and
Wisconsin.
Away from football, Favre, married with two children, likes to hunt,
fish and play golf.


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A growing trend
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) wrote
and illustrated 23 "little books" that
kids could hold in their hands. Her
fun tales and charming illustrations
are still loved by kids today.
In 1893,
Beatrix Potter
wrote one of
the world's
. " most popular
' . books, "The
Tale of Peter
Rabbit." Her
.' , tale was
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1902 in a
small book
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by her
L w Fr 8. W 2002 watercolors.

The change in children's picture
books began in England and quickly
spread to the United States. Illustrators
such as Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth
began illustrating American children's
books with colorful art. They also
illustrated magazine stories.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911) is best
known for illustrating and writing
books such as "The Merry
Adventures of Robin Hood."
N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was a
student of Pyle's. He illustrated more
than 100 books, including "Robinson
Crusoe" and "Treasure Island."
~: "The Last
/ H. LAST OF THEI M of the ,,
lMohicans"
MOHICANS by James
Fenimore
Cooper is
one of the
many
traditional
stories
N.C. Wyeth
: illustrated.


The Mini Page thanks Nick Clark, director,
The Eric Carie Museum of Picture Book
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Pay, Benefits, 401K, Min
3 yrs exp. EOE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
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Special No icI -TRAINING SPECIALIST-
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a leader in programs
* A S T L E for at-risk youth, seeks a Training Specialists for
T rae C A S T facility in Okeechobee, FL This position is re-
CA STLE e ofessionals sponsible for the design, development and deliv-
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competency & performance. Bachelor's degree
m Em req. Exp. in adult instructional strategies, 2 yrs of
Fu llT e 0exp. working in juvenile rehabilitation field & 1 yr
as supervisor. Excellent communication & prob-
LPN, RN, or RT lem solving skills, & ability to plan & organize.
Needed for national respiratory Certified instructor and/or instructor training in:
company. Ideal candidate CPR, First Aid, & PAR. EOE/DFWP
must be motivated and
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EN CEDRF or Call 863-763-7337 Start a new career in the much needed field of
AM SERVER r nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Min. eXp. Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next wi
in person Management class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
Apply in person Opportunities! a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
between *Immediate Openings* then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
9am-lpm Relief Managers Apply In Person For Further Details:
& 3rd Shift Managers 406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442 N;
Starting Pay: $11.00/hr. Nat
GIRLS GIRLS with potential to make $50k I joi
(18 yrs or older) Full Benefit Package ba
Money Fun-Travel Monthly Bonus Immediate Openings - CNAs
Company has openings for Unlimited Growth Potential _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _a _ _
out going gals to demonstrate Okeechobee Health Care Facility
& rep. out products. Sales Associate All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
"Citrus Clean" as seen on TV. Opportunities! All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefs. I
To Resorts & Retail Stores. Starting Pay: $9.00/hr. Apply In Person To:
Transportation & lodging Advancement Opportunities .
provided. Start immediately. Scholarship Program 406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Call Ray 1-800-954-8050 Weekly Pay Checks
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today's competitive 1-877-622-6222 Okeechobee Health Care Facility
market? In the employ- www.racetrac.com 1646 Hwy. 441 North
meant section of the clas- EOE 1646 Hwy. 441 North
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Industrial Electrician
Okeechobee, FL
reforms a broad range of
work involving installation,
epair and maintenance of
electrical and electronic
components of District
buildings, equipment and
machinery, while following
electrical code, manuals,
specifications, schematic
diagrams and blueprints.
Trains electrical personnel
n new electrical advances,
National Electrical Code
updates and interpretation
and technical direction.
Must possess a High
School Diploma/GED and
2-4 years of experience as
a Licensed Journey Electri-
cian. Valid State of Florida
Class B Commercial Driv-
ers License (CDL) and
ability to obtain certifica-
ion in CPR and First Aid is
required. THIS POSITION
S SUBJECT TO RANDOM
MANDATORY DRUG/AL-
COHOL TESTING. To ap-
ply, visit our website at
www.stwmd.gov. Job
Reference NB50046379.
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Class C CDL
th passenger endorsement.
Sunburst Tours
Call 863-227-3713 or
863-946-1883
Seminole or Miccosukee
ative American preferred to
n leading builder of tropical
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



MASTER DISTRIBITORS
Famous product as seen
on TV "Citrus Clean"
Investment $24,500. Secured.
Marketing Hotels, Schools,
Counties & Cities
departments, Restaurants
& Comm. Businesses.
Make up to 400%
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS - HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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


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


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Air Conditioners 505 130MPH PRICING
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530 2 25
Books 9 Magazines535 25x25x9
Building Materials540 Only $14,879
Business Equipment 545 Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fasda,
Carpets/Rugs 550 1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
Children's Items 555 . 1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
China. Glassware, Etc, 560 2 Gable Vents (price includes a
Clothing 565 4" Concrete Slab and Installation)
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575 '2. '" '"
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600 30x35x9
Firewood 605 only $
Furniture 610 Ony l$21,923
Furs 615 Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia,
Health & Reducing 2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door,
Equipment 620 1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
Heating Equipment/ ' ,,,,1-- ,"',. ,
Supplies 625 Slab and Installation)
Household Items 630 *Concrete/lnstafiby Others
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640 I
Luggage 645 04 1
Medical Items 650 40 Wide. Unlimited Length
Miscellaneous 655 - 1 colors
FLA Engineered Plans,
Musical Instruments 660 MenotExceeds Wind Code
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665 "Free In-Home Estimates"
Pets/Supplies/670 No Pressure Sales
Services 670 N1
Photography 675 0N.p " t ti's"- y e
Plumbing Supplies 680 ^. r.... " . *
Pools & Supplies 685 METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
Restaurant wawmetalsystemnspluscom
Equipment 690
Satellite 695 i- II
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705 PIT BULL PUPS - 3 males, 3
Stereo Equipment 710 females, have papers, par-
Television/Radio 715 ents on premises, $300
Tickets 720 (863)697-1658 / 634-3111
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730 _ _
VIRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740 HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
Sor pets from your photo.
-iElliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
A/C UNIT - 4 ton, Mobile Call863-763-5553
Home unit. 8 mo. old.
$1500. (863)357-2638
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
How fast can your car Elliott's Pawn
go? It can go even faster 419 W.S. Park
when you sell It In the Call 863-763-5553
classifileds.

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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
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
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
OKEECHOBEE: Large tbr, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
Call (863)634-6586.

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. irn
your trash to treasure
with an ad hi the classi-
neds.


HIGHWAY 441 SOUTH
Frontage - Newly remodeled
business space available for
immediate occupancy. Call
(863)763-8222. First, last
& $500 sec dep.


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
BUCK HEAD RIDGE - 2br, lba
Nice! On canal. Furnished.
$850. mo. 561-746-0448 or
561-352-5977 for more info.
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,.
i1BA, $825. mo. 1stlast &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
GREAT AREA
3BR/2BA, $1100 mo.
1st, last& sec.
863-634-0432
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


KEY WEST STYLE
WATERFRONT
Cottage 2/2.5 + Loft, Covy.
Porch. Includes water, sewer,
Cov. Parking & 24 ft boat
dock.$1350 mon. unfurn.
Century 21 Horizon
(561)602-6283
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
1br, 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.
(883)634-5129
PLATTS BLUFF, 3/2 on 4.5
Ac, porches, barn, & fenced
4 ur horses $850/mo 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-6472
SE 21st Court, 3BR/2BA, new-
ly remodeled, appl's, fur-
nished, $650 mo. + $500
dep. (863)610-9466
SOUTHEAST SECTION
3BR/2BA, $975 mo. +
$975 sec. dep., Brand new
remodel. (863)634-1554



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

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 - Salel1015
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


PRICED TO SELL! 2 - 1.25
lots in Viking on corner, Elec.
close. $27,500 each.
www.holladayauctions.com
(561)351-1765
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
VIKING AREA
3 acres, Lot A & B Track 8.
Please call David @
(863)581-5780


Mobile Homes



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




OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 4142 SE
22nd Ct. $750. mo. + 1st,
Last & $400. Sec. Dep. With
option to buy
305-494-3738/863-467-5656
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648


863763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee FL 34974


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., 3br, 2ba, 3241 SE
24th St. $850. mo. + 1st &
last. W/opt. to buy
305-494-3738/863-467-5656
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: 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.
OKEECHOBEE On Rim Canal.
furnished, 2br/1ba, 96E5 SE
116th trail, A/C, WD.
screen porch, Adult Paro.. No
pets, garbage pickup, waiei.
lawn services, dock & t'oji
ramp CeIl#1 -863-634-q781
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Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
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Commercial Trucks 4020
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Foreign Cars 4030
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Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
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Submitted photo/NEHS

Hispanic heritage
New Endeavor High School decorated pinatas for Hispanic Heritage month. Gisel Alara-
con, Elizabeth Bustos and Angelica Salmeron-James are captured during their artwork.


Young artists
New Endeavors High School celebrated Hispanic Heritage month, by making and decorat-
ing pinatas. These two students proudly show off their masterpieces, (left) Gisel Alarscon
(right) Pela Palacios.


Community Events


FFA to honor veterans at OHS
Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the Veter-
an's Day Assembly at the Okeechobee High School. Included in the
ceremony will be speeches, recognition of veterans, and a slideshow.
If there are any Okeechobee High School graduates that have served
or are serving in any branch of the armed forces that were not rec-
ognized last year, the students would like them or their loved ones to
bring pictures and information to the high school to be included in
the slideshow. All veterans and citizens in the community are invited
to attend this ceremony. It will be held on Nov. 9, in the high school
gym, and the time will be announced at a later date. If there are
any questions about the assembly, please call the Okeechobee High
School at 462-5025.

VFW Post 9528 host Veterans Day activities
The VFW Post 9528, 2002 Hwy 78 West, will host Veterans Day
fun, games and music on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. They will be hosting
Veterans from Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts in recent
years. All Veterans are invited to come help us celebrate Veterans Day.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. For information call (863)
763-1616.

Indoor yard and craft sale
On Saturday, Nov. 17, Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the
Eastern Star will host an Indoor Yard and Craft Sale at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 NW Fifth Ave. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Continen-
tal breakfast items will be available for sale and at 10 a.m. lunch items
including chili dogs and bowls of chili will be available. For informa-
tion, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or Patsy Black at (863)
467-7068.


Two-day motorcycle rally planned
A motorcycle rally will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov.
11, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., be-
ginning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being sponsored
by the Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and will feature
a burn out pit, tug-o-war and donut eating contest for adults. There
will also be events for children that include a bounce house, wildlife
area and face painting. There will also be live music, as well as food
and prize giveaways. Tickets are $5 in advance each, and $10 each at
the gate on the day of the event. Children under the age of 12 will be
admitted free. The purpose of the two-day event is to help educate
youngsters about the dangers of joining a criminal street gang and to
raise money for the FGIA that will be used to educate kids about the
dangers of joining a gang. For information, tickets or to sign up a team
to compete in one of the adult contests, contact either Detective Ser-
geant Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, (863) 763-3117. Tickets can also be purchased at Style Studio,
1600 S.R. 70 E., and Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

All you can eat breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will host
the first breakfast of the season on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Serving hours are 8 until 11:00
a.m. and the menu includes homemade biscuits and sausage gravy,
scrambled eggs, hashbrown casserole, grits, sausage, bacon, fruit or-
ange juice and coffee. All served by friendly faces for only $5 per per-
son. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, this breakfast
is being held earlier than our normal monthly event. For information,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or Patsy Black at (863) 467-
7068.


Writers' Workshop at the Library
A Writers' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Library Board Room. Anyone who writes fiction, including
mainstream, mystery, and romance, as well as memoir or poetrylis
invited to attend to read and offer constructive criticism to the group.
Bring two pages of your work to read. For information call Jan Day
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. in
the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss the title for
the month. This meeting is open and free to the public. Meetings aiid
topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass Castle, by Jeanette
Wall"; Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Hummingbird's Daughter, by Luis Al-
berto Urrea," the group will meet at 6:30 for our annual Christmas
tea with the discussion at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle
Benoir, by Christine Conrad. For information call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

Mainstreets call to artists
The 2008 Top of the Lake Art Festival will be held Feb. 23 and 24,
2008 in beautiful Flagler Park. This is an invitation for artists to partici-
pate in this Festival. There are three competitions to choose from: Fine
Art Juried Individual Booth (deadline Dec. 15, 2007, entry fee to apply);
Adult Division/Fine Art Contest in Gallery Tent (deadline Jan. 30, 2008,
small entry fee to apply); Student Division-Art Contest Student Gallery
Tent (Feb. 1, 2008 deadline, no entry fee). Applications are available at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com or by calling the Okeechobee Main
Street office at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).


PUBLIC WORKSHOP NOTICE
The South Florida Water Management District announces a public workshop to
which all interested parties are invited:
DATE: October 29, 2007
TIME. 9,00 am - 5.00 pm
LOCATION: Westgate River Ranch Resort; Saddle Bag Club Room.
(SR 60, 30 miles west of YeeHaw Junction)
PURPOSE: Identity key issues regarding public use on SFWMD owned lands
on tire Lower Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
A copy of he issues to be discussed at the workshop can be obtained at
hl://consenss.lsu.cdu/FWC/kcl.html. or by contacting:
Florida Conllici Resolution Consorlium


SFWMO Form No. 1075
245957 ON 10/28/07


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 28, 2007 SPORTS


Submitted photo
OCRA Rams shut out Raiders
The OCRA Raiders tried to bust through the Rams line during their game on Saturday, Oct.
27.


OCRA Rams RJ Thompson (center) scored two touchdowns in their game versus the Raiders
on Saturday, Oct. 27, which ended with the Rams shutting out the Raiders with a 32-0 win.


Submitted photo
Class of '98 attends OHS Homecoming
Amanda Baker, LaDonna Perry and Shannon Lightsey showed their purple and gold at the
homecoming game during their 1998 class reunion festivities.


Sports News in Brief


VFW Auxiliary plans
golf tournament
VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxil-
iary will host a golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children on Nov. 3, at the
Okeechobee Country Club. The
VFW National Home for Children
offers a home for spouses and
children of deceased and dis-
abled veterans as well as a home
for children of active duty mili-
tary personnel while they serve
our country at home and abroad.
The home does not receive any
federal or state funding. Sponsors
are sought for the tournament.
For more information, call (863)
697-2930.


Golf Tournament to
benefit children home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539
and Auxiliaries will host the Sec-
ond Annual golf tournament to
benefit the VFW National Home
for Children. The tournament is
Nov. 3, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Everyone is
invited. Blind draw or teams. For
information call (863) 697-2930.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,


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Submitted photo/Pam Catrom
Peace Lutheran's
Harvest Hoedown
Peace Lutheran Preschool and kindergarten held its annu-
al Harvest Hoedown on Friday, Oct. 26, where Jacob Hardy
was caught nearing the finish line for the apple relay. The
children milked a cow, took a hayride, did some calf rop-
ing and had a hobby horse race as part of themfestivities.


Kiersten Kennedy is dressed as scarecrow during the
Peace Lutheran Harvest Hoedown on Friday, Oct. 26,
where she readied herself for the relay games to begin.

Holiday Events


Church holds
Fall Festival
New Testament Baptist
Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave.,
would like to invite everyone to


come to our Fall Festival on Nov.
3 starting at 4 p.m. at the church.
We will be having food, games
and prizes and lots of fun. so put
all the kids in the car and. enjoy
an afternoon together. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-6682.


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