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Vol. 98 No. 304 Wednesday, October 31, 2007 50� Plus tax


Inside

Woman arrested
on cocaine charges
A 41-year-old Okeechobee
woman has been arrested on a
felony,drug charge and booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $2,500.
Page 3

CES first graders
enjoy field trip
First Graders simply enjoyed
Friday's Fall Festival at Central
Elementary. This is one of our
biggest fund raisers and every
year it seems to get bigger and
better.
Page 6

Briefs


Halloween festivities
have been moved
The Okeechobee Main
Street (OKMS) Halloween Fes-
tival seems to be deemed for
a wet night once again this
evening. Due to the potential
winds and rain in the forecast
for the events scheduled for
Wednesday, Oct. 31, the festivi-
ties are being relocated to the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.
The Halloween festivities
will begin at 6 p.m. and end at
8:30 p.m. They will use the S.R.
710 entrance to the Agri-Civic
Center. The event will be held
in the arena which will serve
as a shelter to try to make the
Halloween event fun for all in-
volved.
Daylight Saving Tinme
ends Sunday, Nov. 4
Time change is coming a
week later than usual this year.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, don't forget
to change your clock at 2 a.m.
when time "falls back" once
again. So, everyone will have
an extra hour of sleep!
Clocks "fall back" from 1:59
a.m. to 1 a.m. each fall, effec-
tively moving an hour of day-
light from the evening to the
morning.

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

Lake Levels

10.25 feet
Last Year: 12.70 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds.......................... 11-13
Com ics .................................... 10
Community Events................... 4
Crossword........................... 11
Opinion................... ...... 4
Speak Out....................... ...... 4
Sports.................................. 14
TV ............................... ......... 12
W eather.................................. 2

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Collins' plea: 'no contest'


Man to be sentenced
by judge on Dec. 13
for DUI-manslaughter

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A St. Cloud man Tuesday
entered a plea of no contest to
a charge of driving under the
influence - manslaughter and
will await sentencing in the
Okeechobee County Jail.
Michael Wayne Collins, 35,


was arrested after he ran into
the back of another vehicle at
the traffic light
on South Par-
rott Avenue at
the entrance . ,
to Wal-Mart
on Wednes- ,..
day, July 11. -II
He was origi-
nally charged
with DUI- Michael
manslaughter Collins
and leaving
the scene of an accident with
death. He has been held in the


county jail without bond since
the crash.
The crash claimed the life of
18-year-old Brandon Humphrey,
S.E. 23rd St., who was a pas-
senger in the Chrysler Sebring
automobile that was struck by
Collins' 2001 Ford F-250 pickup
truck.
Assistant State Attorney Ash-
ley Albright said Collins was not
made any offers by the state in
return for his plea.
Records at the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD)
state that Collins had a blood


alcohol level of .275. While the
self-employed screen installer
refused to take a breath test,
medical personnel did draw
blood from him at the scene,
stated an arrest report by OCPD.
Sergeant Victoria Williams.
Collins will be sentenced by
Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer,
Jr. on Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
The maximum sentence Col-
lins could receive is 15 years in
prison.
"You're leaving that decision
up to me," Judge Bauer told
Collins, who waived his right to


a jury trial with the plea.
As he stood with his hands
and feet shackled before Judge
Bauer Tuesday morning, Collins
was told that by entering the
plea that he was not admitting
guilt nor was he saying he was
innocent. When asked, Collins
told the judge he was entering
the nolo contendre plea because
he felt he was guilty and that the
plea was in his best interest.
The OCPD arrest report in-
dicates that both vehicles were
See Collins - Page 2


Man, child



injured as


airboa

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An unnamed man ended
up losing part of his leg after
the airboat he was operat-
ing flipped over in an area on
Lake Okeechobee known as
the Monkey Box.
According to Officer Jorge
Pino, community relations di-
rector of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) south region,


t flips
he did not have the names
of those involved in Monday
evening's accident but did say
it was a family. He said the
airboat was occupied by two
adults and four children.
The boat was being oper-
ated by the father and, for
reasons still not known, the
airboat flipped and landed
on top on top of the man.
The operator's right leg was
See Accident - Page 2


Agri-Civic



center use


is increasing

By Pete Gawda the Okeechobee County Board
Okeechobee News of County Commissioners vot-
Big changes are in store for ed to spend $362,796 to expand
the Okeechobee County Agr- the seating capacity from 2,457
the Okeechobee County Agri- to 4,380. To accomplish this
Civic Center as its use increas- increase, the north and south
es. In addition to the recently sides will be expanded with
approved seating expansion, three rows on the top and three
more improvements such as rows on the bottom. The west
additional employees are being end will be expanded by seven
expan by seve


uicusseau.
At their meeting on Oct. 18


See Center - Page 2


Submitted photo
Red Cross poker run map.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Main
Street (OKMS) Halloween Fes-
tival seems to be deemed for
a wet night once again this
evening. Due to the potential
winds and rain in the forecast
for the events scheduled for
Wednesday, Oct. 31, the festivi-
ties are being relocated to the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.
The Halloween festivities
will begin at 6 p.m. and end at
8:30 p.m. They will use the S.R
710 entrance to the Agri-Civic
Center. The event will be held
in the arena which will serve
as a shelter to try to make the
Halloween event fun for all in-
volved.
This community event brings
together the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police De-


Not to fear Halloween is here and it won't be rained out!
The festivities to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, have
been moved to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E.


apartment, Okeechobee Board
of County Commissioners and
the Okeechobee City Council
with OKMS to make a safe en-
vironment for the children of


Okeechobee to "trick or treat."
The festival began three
years ago when the commu-
nity came together in a very
See Festival - Page 2


Red Cross revs-up for poker run


WEST PALM BEACH -- The
American Red Cross Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter is
hosting its Sixth Poker Run,
Saturday, Nov. 10 giving motor-
cycle riders a fun way to sup-
port their local Red Cross in the
Glades Area.
Festivities will begin at John
Stretch Park, located at 47225
U.S. Highway 27, Lake Harbor,
at 9 a;m. Riders will'then depart
for a scenic trip around beauti-
ful Lake Okeechobee, along the
way stopping at five participat-
ing locations. At each location
riders will be given a playing
card, for a hand of poker. The
stops along the route are:
J & S Fish Camp
9500 S.W. Conners Hwy.,


Okeechobee
* R J Gator's Restaurant
102 S.W. 14th St.,
Okeechobee
* Seminole Casino Brighton
17735 Reservation Rd.,
Okeechobee
* Joey's Pizza
6995 U.S. Hwy 27, Moore
Haven
* Roland Martin's Tiki Bar
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clew-
iston
Participants will culminate
the day at John Stretch Park
with a Barbecue, and opportu-
nity to tally which rider has the
best poker hand. The winning
player will receive a $300 cash
prize.
Tickets for the Poker Run and


Barbecue are $30 per person
or $45 per couple (one poker
hand). The entry fee includes
a chicken dinner and entry gift.
The Barbecue is open to the
public. Tickets are $7 per per-
son. Festivities will also include
a raffle, t-shirt sales, music and
contests.
For more information,
please contact the Red Cross,
Glades Area Branch, toll free
at (888)-237-7408 or online at
www.redcross-pbc.org.
About the American Red
Cross:
The American Red Cross is
a humanitarian organization
led by volunteers who provide
See Red Cross - Page 2


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Halloween: Fest moves to Agri-Civic Center


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The ghosts and goblins will be out and about at the Okeechobee Main Street Halloween
Festival which has been moved to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E,
where patron goblins will be able to enter off of S.R. 710 for the event which will last
from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Main Street Fest fun for all ages






2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Crist: Tax plan 'better than nothing'


By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE. (AP) --_ Many
homeowners questioned Tuesday
about a new property tax-cutting
proposal that will be on Florida's
Jan. 29 presidential primary bal-
lot had a common response: "It's
better than nothing."
That's not good enough,
though, for Miami real estate
broker Sep Niakan. He said he'll
probably vote against it to protest
what he considers a paltry sav-
ings.
Homeowners are expected to
see an average reduction of $240
a year from a provision that dou-
bles the $25,000 exemption for
primary homes, or homesteads,
valued at more than $50,000 -
except for school taxes.
"Two hundred forty dollars*
on an $8,000 tax bill, give me a
break," Niakan said. "That's noth-
ing."
The proposed state constitu-
tional amendment that lawmak-
ers passed Monday also drew
negative reviews for the opposite
reason from local officials and
unions representing teachers and
public employees. They are wor-
ried about how it will affect pub-
lic services and jobs.
Some cities and counties are
considering service reductions
such as cutting library hours and
bus routes or raising other taxes
and fees.
Gov. Charlie Crist held news
conferences Tuesday in four cit-
ies - Tallahassee, Jacksonville,
Orlando and Port St. Lucie - to


promote the new ballot proposal.
He also signed a bill into law that
puts the amendment on the Janu-
ary ballot.
In Jacksonville, Crist visited
the Evangel Temple Assembly of
God where the Rev. Garry Wig-
gins thanked him for his leader-
ship on the issue. Crist called all
159 members of the Legislature
- one seat is vacant due to the
recent death of Rep. Mike Davis,
R-Naples - to push for the plan's
passage.
"I want to thank God," Crist
said at the church. "It's tough in
Tallahassee to maneuver around
without his guidance."
Travis McLendon, a mortgage
dealer who lives across the street
from the church, plans to vote for
the amendment although he had
hoped for a bigger cut.
"But every little bit helps,"
McLendon said. "I would just like
to see it not go up every year."
Jacksonville probation officer
Alan Louder also plans to vote for
the measure.
"I think it will help me, but all
the money will probably go back
into my gas tank," he said.
In Port St. Lucie, longtime ho-
meowner Antonio Molina said he
didn't think the plan did enough
for new homeowners. A provi-
sion that would have given first-
time buyers an extra exemption
was eliminated as part of a com-
promise.
"It's never enough, but it's bet-
ter than nothing," Molina said.
The measure includes varia-
tions of two key planks that were


in Crist's campaign platform last
year: doubling the homestead
exemption and letting homeown-
ers take existing tax breaks along
when they move, which is known
as "portability."
Other provisions would give
businesses a $25,000 exemption
on equipment and other personal
property and cap annual assess-
ment increases on businesses,
second homes and rentals at 10
percent. Homestead assessments
already are capped at 3 percent.
The amendment replaces an
earlier ballot proposal that would
have offered the potential for big-
ger homeowner savings, at least
in the short term.
That measure was removed
from the ballot, though, by a judge
who ruled its summary was mis-
leading and inaccurate. The state
asked the Florida Supreme Court
to overrule that decision but with-
drew the appeal Tuesday.
The new amendment is ex-
pected to cut $12 billion from city,
county, special district and school
board budgets over the first five
years.
That's on top of an estimated
$15 billion in cuts the Legislature
approved in June through a prop-
erty tax rollback and freeze. It's
expected to result in savings for all
taxpayers including $174 annually
for the average homeowner. That
would bring the combined aver-
age savings for homeowners to
$414, if the amendment passes.
Also' Tuesday, Crist called
Florida Education Association
president Andy Ford to "plead


with them to hear us out before
they launch" a campaign against
the proposal. Crist said the leader
of the statewide teachers union
agreed to meet when the gover-
nor returns from a six-day trade
mission to Brazil that begins Sat-
urday.
"He said, 'I hear you governor,
we'll stand down,'" Crist said. "He
said, 'I think we can find a way to
find an agreement.'"
Crist and legislative leaders
have repeatedly said they intend
to hold schools "harmless" by re-
placing lost property tax revenues
although the amendment doesn't
require that.
Supporters also have argued
the portability provision would
help revive Florida's sagging hous-
ing market and generate more tax
revenues.
FEA spokesman Mark Pud-
low said the union won't decide
whether to campaign against the
measure until its governing board
meets in mid-November. The five-
year estimate includes a $2.7 bil-
lion reduction in school property
taxes.
"That's going to have an im-
pact on schools one way or an-
other," Pudlow said. "It may be
that there's reduced programs, it
could mean that there are fewer
teachers hired, it could be that
there's folks that lose their jobs."
Associated Press writers
Ron Word In Jacksonville,
Brian Skoloff in Port St. Lucie
and Jon Manson-Hing In Tallahassee
contributed to this report.


Florida schools have high dropout rates


MIAMI (AP) ----_ Florida's
public high schools have some of
the worst student retention rates
in the country, with half qualify-
ing as "Dropout Factories," four
times the national average, ac-
cording to a new analysis of U.S.
Education Department data.
The state's percentage of
dropout factories, 51.1 percent,
was the second-highest in the
nation, slightly less than South
Carolina's, according to the anal-
ysis conducted by Johns Hopkins
University for The Associated
Press. The term dropout factory,
coined by Hopkins researcher
Bob Balfanz, describes schools
4- where no more than 60 percent
of the students who start as fresh-
men make it to their senior year.
Balfanz says he has a hypothe-
sis about why Florida's numbers
are so high: large schools and a
focus on test scores. Schools with
an average of 2,000 or 3,000 stu-
dents are fairly common through-


Center
Continued From Page 1
rows. The price also includes sta-
bilization of the press box, which
is currently suspended from the
roof and stabilizing existing seats.
Projected revenues from the
facility for the coming year are
$82,000. According to facility di-
rector Pete Keogh, in a few years
the increased seating capacity will
produce incomes of $150,00,0 to
$200,000 annually. He said that
the increased number of seats
could lead to more big name con-
certs because with more seats,
individual ticket prices could be
lower.


Festival
Continued From Page 1
' short amount of time to come up
with a safe way for the children to
"trick or treat" due to the debris
that was still in all the roadways
from the hurricanes.
Last year the festival continued
despite the torrential rains that fell
on Halloween, where dedicated
volunteers still ran the various ac-
tivities in the park for the families
who didn't let Mother Nature ruin
their "trick or treat".
The event also has a costume
contest where this year children
will have the chance to win first,
second and third place in the fol-
lowing age groups: infant to 5-
years old; 6 to 10 years old; and
11 to 14 years old.
To register for the contest, par-
ticipants must go to the Seacoast
National Bank booth which will
be located on a stage in the arena.
The infant to 5-year old contest
will be judged at 6:30 p.m.; 6 to
10 year old contest will be judged


Red Cross
Continued From Page 1
relief to victims of disaster and
help people prevent, prepare for
and respond to emergencies.
For 90 years, the American Red
Cross Greater Palm Beach Area
Chapter, which includes Glades,


out the state, Balfanz said.
"That's an easy place for kids
to be anonymous. That's a key
driver of kids dropping out," Bal-
fanz said.
In addition, the state's ac-
countability is focused on test
scores, he said. That includes
passing the Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment, Test (FCAT) to
earn a diploma. With the em-
phasis on test scores instead of
graduation rates, schools aren't
heavily penalized for low reten-
tion rates, Balfanz said.
Nearly half of Florida's 67
counties have at least one drop-
out factory, and there are more
than' 150 statewide. that list in-
cludes St. Petersburg High School
in Pinellas County, Gov. Charlie
Crist's alma matter. Crist's office
did not return a telephone call
seeking comment.
Mark Pudlow, a spokesman
for the Florida Education Associa-
tion, agreed that the focus on test


At the recent Labor Day Rodeo
at the facility, two performances
were sold out.
Mr. Keogh noted that surround-
ing arenas have a seating capacity
of 4,000 or larger. In order to be
competitive with them, it would
be necessary for the Okeechobee
facility to expand its seating.
According to information re-
leased by the agri-civic center
advisory committee, this past fis-
cal year the facility saw 51 book-
ings with a 42 percent increase in
revenue over the previous year in
spite of hurricane repairs. Cur-
rently there are 60 bookings for
the coming fiscal year.
In addition to rodeo and
equestrian type events, this past


at 7 p.m.; and the 11 to 14 year
old contest will be judged at 7:30
p.m.
While OKMS was hoping for
better weather for this year's
event, they look forward to mak-
ing this a safe and -fun event for
the community with the coopera-
tion and support from the local
businesses, organizations and
individuals.
Businesses and organizations
have stepped up to set up activity
booths. Individual volunteers will
also be utilized at various loca-
tions throughout the event.
Donations of candy are be-
ing collected at various locations
throughout town. For information
about the festival please contact
Karen Hanawalt at 863-357-MAIN
(6246).
Together, with community
OKMS will provide a safe and
family friendly event for the chil-
dren and citizens of Okeechobee.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm
Beach Counties, has been pro-
viding shelter for families during
a hurricane, flood or fire, and
teaching First Aid, CPR, AIDS
Prevention and Water Safety. To
learn more about the work of
the Red Cross in communities, or
to make a donation, please call
(561)-833-7711 or visit the web-
site at www.redcross-pbc.org.


scores in Florida has had a huge
affect on students. And he said
he wasn't particularly surprised
by the data.
"We haven't made as great an
investment in education as some
other states have," said Pudlow,'
the union that represents 136,000
teachers and school support staff
statewide.
Nationwide, researchers found
there are 1,700 regular or voca-
tional high schools that can be la-
beled dropout factories. That's 12
percent of all such schools, about
the same level as a decade ago.
Utah was the only state without
q dropout factory, according to
the analysis, which was released
Monday. In contrast, in Florida's
rate only beat South Carolina's
51.9 percent rating.
Researchers used data from
senior classes for three years in a
row to make sure local events like
plant closures aren't to blame for
the low retention rates. In addi-


year the agri-civic center hosted
the first county fair,, a Memorial
Day bike rally, and the Florida De-
partment of Corrections Annual
Training Day..
Mr. Keogh will be submitting
a request for two additional per-
sonnel. One would be an office
worker and the other would be
a maintenance person. A county
employee is required tb be on
hand whenever the facility is in
use. Currently, Mr. Keogh and his
assistant sometimes have to work
long hours when events are in
progress. The maintenance per-
son would be available to super-
vise night and weekend events.
The office worker would be avail-
able to answer the telephone


Accident
Continued From Page 1
partially severed just above the
ankle and one child had head
injuries. Mr. Pino said the lower
portion of the man's leg had to
be amputated.
The condition of the injured
boy was not known as of news-
paper deadline.
"The child is OK," said Mr.
Pino. "The child suffered some
head injuries but is going to be
fine."
An FWC helicopter was dis-
patched to the area and was the
first to arrive at the scene. The
pilot and co-pilot immediately


Collins
Continued From Page 1
northbound on the four-lane
highway around 10:20 p.m.
when Collins ran into the back
of the Chrysler as it sat at the
traffic light. Witnesses told Sgt.
Williams that after the accident,
Collins drove into a shopping
area at 100 S.W. 21st St. One
witness reportedly told Sgt. Wil-
liams they saw Collins pull the
bumper of the car from the front
of his three-quarter ton pickup.
The sergeant's report also
stated that 20 opened, empty
and cold beer cans were found
in the pickup, as well as four


tion, schools with fewer than 100
students were not looked at nor
were special education schools
or schools where there was not
three years worth of data. In
Florida, the data encompassed
approximately 75 percent of the
population of regular and voca-
tional schools.
Florida Department of Educa-
tion spokesman Tom Butler said
in an e-mail that the department
uses various strategies to keep
kids in school. Those include
reading and mathematics cours-
es for students who score low
on the FCAT and mentoring and
, leadership programs. Butler said.
According to the, Florida De-
partment of Education's own cal-
culations, 3.5 percent of Florida's
students dropped out in 2005-
2006. And, the dropout rate has
increased slightly in the past two
years despite steadily decreasing
from 1998-1999 to 2003-2004, ac-
cording to the department.


since currently the ag center of-
fice is sometimes vacant while
both employees are tending to
other duties.
The committee suggested re-
vising the rate card schedule to
make the cost more in line with
other facilities. They also request-
ed that the ag center be given a
separate website. This would al-
low Mr. Keogh to have direct ac-
cess to the site and to keep it up to
date as more events are booked.
Mr. Keogh is working to book
more week day events such as
the Monday, Nov. 5 appearance
of Cole Brothers Circus.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached atpgawda@newszap.com.


, began to administer first aid
to the injured man and child.
The pilot managed to land the
helicopter on a dry spot in the,
area.
"It was a very harrowing
landing," said Mr. Pino. "It took
a lot of technique to do that.
The area was hard to access by
either air or airboat."
He went on to say the injured
family members were airlifted
from the area by Traumahawk,
who also landed on a dry spot
there.
The rest of the family was
airlifted to safety from the loca-
tion.
Mr. PIno said the incident is
still under investigation.


unopened cold beer cans in the
back of Collins' truck.
The report goes on to state
that another witness saw the 6-
foot-3-inch, 240-pound, Collins
throw a beer can into the bed of
his truck. That witness followed
Collins into the parking lot of the
shopping area and parked in the
same area as Collins until police
arrived.
Although Collins had a cut on
his forehead from the crash, the
OCPD report did not indicate if
he received any medical treat-
ment.
After accepting the man's
plea, Judge Bauer ordered a pre-
sentence investigation be done
prior to his issuing a final sen-
tence.


News Briefs


Meeting has been canceled
In observance of a national patriotic holiday the Genealogical
Society of Okeechobee has canceled the meeting scheduled for
Nov. 11. Meetings will resume as scheduled on Dec. 12, 2007. For
more information please call Eve Olson (863) 467-2674. ,

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. un-
til 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commission
Chambers 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.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. 'The
high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the northeast
around 15 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness, with isolated
showers. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind will be from
the northeast at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

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Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with a slight chance of
showers. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the north at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper
60s.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 3


Woman arrested


on cocaine charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 41-year-old Okeechobee
woman has been arrested on a fel-
ony drug charge
and booked into
the Okeechobee
County Jail un-
der a bond of
$2,500.
June Dawn
Sauls, N.W
Fourth St., was
arrested Tues- June
day, Oct. 30, by
Detective Kristin Sauls
Gray of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO). Sauls
was charged with possession of
cocaine, a felony, and possession
of drug paraphernalia, a misd-
meanor.


Detective Gray's report states
that she approached Sauls and
another woman who were walk-
ing in the 1100 block of N.W
Fourth St. As she approached the
women, the detective said Sauls
had her hands behind her back
and allegedly dropped something
on the ground behind her.
At this time detectives from
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force got out of their vehicle and
picked up a small plastic bag
from behind the woman, stated
the detective's report.
The substance in the small bag
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of
(crack) cocaine.
Detective Gray's report stated
that the substance weighed .4
grams.


Area woman charged


with doctor shopping


By Eric Kopp
Okeecho,bee News
An Okeechobee woman
was charged with doctor shop-
ping after she
reportedly ob-
tained 4,660
pain pills in 27
months, states
an Okeechobee
Narcotics Task
Force report.
Katherine
Marie Sellers,
44, S.E. 46th St., Katherine
was arrested Sellers
Oct. 26 by OCSO
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant that charged her with four
counts of fraudulent attempt to
obtain a duplicate prescription
for a controlled substance -- or,
more commonly known as doc-
tor shopping.
Her bond was set at $4,000.
The arrest warrant was issued
by the state attorney's office.
The task force report indi-
cates that Sellers was seeing as
many as seven different doctors
and receiving prescriptions-for
+ pain. Killers, from each. Besides.
Okeechobee, the doctors were
in Stuart and Port St. Lucie. In 19
months, she received prescrip-
tions for 2,820 pain killers -- such
as Percocets, Darvocets and
Roxicodone -- from Okeechobee
doctors alone.
In one 15-day period, the
report indicates that Sellers ob-
tained prescriptions for 390, 30
milligram Roxicodone pain kill-


ers. Roxicodone is a schedule 2
controlled substance.
"The doctors were not aware
of each other," stated the report.
The task force report goes on
to indicate that it was notified by
a local pharmacy that "... they
were seeing things that didn't
add up."
From February of 2005 until
August of 2007, continued the re-
port, Sellers received 4,660 pain
pills in 49 visits. Of that number,
3,526 pills were obtained illegally.'
These pills were from prescrip-
tions filled locally. The total does
not include any prescriptions she
may have had filled by an out-
of-town pharmacy, continued
the report.
The task force report indicates
that one Roxicodone pill could
bring between $12 and $15 if
sold on the street.
True Oxycontin, continued
the report, can bring as much as
$1 per milligram on the street.
The report goes on to indicate
that this investigation is continu-
ing.
A check of the woman's back-
ground indicates that in Decem-
ber of 2006 she was arrested on
-a charge of" sholplifting. -Since
December of 2007 she has been
arrested on a charge of theft
and a misdemeanor charge of
worthless checks in Okeechobee
County. Records also indicate
that Sellers was arrested on
May 9, 2007, on a warrant issued
out of Palm Beach County that
charged her with three counts of
worthless checks.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
* Calvin Earl Suggs, Jr., 39,
Gulf Shores, Ala., was arrested
Oct. 29 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with written threat
to kill or injure (four counts) and
aggravated stalking - threat. His
bond was set at $85,000.
* Gary Gaskin, 19, Ninth Ave.,
Fort Myers, was arrested Oct. 29


by Deputy Donna Lee on a felony
charge of burglary, and a misde-
meanor charge of theft. He was
released on his own recogni-
zance to another agency.
* Michael Delacruz, 37, N.W.
36th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 29 by Deputy Roy Gil-
christ on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - robbery. He is
being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Plea deal accepted;


man pleads no contest

By Eric Kopp 19," he told Thomas in open
Okeechobee News court. "It's like oil and water,
A 20-year-old Okeechobee you don't go together."
man accepted a deal from the In entering his plea, Thomas
state and is told the judge he did so be-
now out of jail cause he thought it was in his
after entering best interest.
a plea of no Since the contact between
contest Tues- Thomas and the victim was
day in front of consensual, Judge Bauer was
Circuit Judge willing to accept the lesser
Sherwood charge.
Bauer Jr. Thomas was arrested after
Alexander Alexander the mother of the girl contacted
homes was Thomas the Okeechobee County Sher-
17, 2006, on a charge of lewd iff's Office (OCSO) after she en-
and lascivious molestation after tered her daughter's bedroom
having consensual sex with a and found a boy sleeping next
15-year-old girl. Tuesday, Oct. to her daughter in her daugh-
30, he entered a plea of no con- ter's bed.
test to child abuse. OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson
Even though child abuse is a wrote in his arrest report that
lesser charge it is still a felony, he found out during is investi-
- Judge Bauer withheld gation of the incident that the
adjudication, and ordered girl had opened her bedroom
Thomas, who has been in the window and allowed the boy to
Okeechobee County Jail since enter her room. The girl told the
his arrest, to serve 14 months deputy that she and Thomas
probation and pay all court
costs. He was also sentenced to had sex.
serve time in the Okeechobee Thomas told the deputy that
County Jail, but with credit for after he and the girl had sex
the 318 days he's already spent they fell asleep.
in jail that sentence was ruled Judge Bauer also ordered
as served. Thomas to pay all court costs,
The judge also mandated investigation costs and attor-
that Thomas have no contact of ney's fees. He also ordered a
any kind with the victim. DNA sample be taken from
"She was 15 and you were Thomas.


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TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- The
community-based child welfare
agency partially blamed for los-
ing track of a 2-year-old foster
child could lose its $72 million
annual contract with the state
if certain problems aren't cor-
rected, a new report said.
The Sarasota Family YMCA,
once held up as a model of
privatizing social services in
Florida, must change its culture
of arrogance and acknowledge
its part in "creating or perpetu-
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review team said' in th' report,
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public meeting Tuesday.
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Pinellas and Pasco counties. It
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child Courtney Clark, whose
disappearance wasn't reported
by child protection workers for
four months, a DCF investiga-
tion showed.
Courtney's mother, Candace
Clark, 23, violated a court order
in September 2006 when she
took the toddler from a central
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said.
Police eventually found the
child safe June 14 in a Portage,
Wis., home where a severely
injured and malnourished 11-
year-old boy was hiding in a
closet. They found the body of
the boy's mother buried in the
yard. They also found other en-
dangered children in the home,'
including Courtney's sister.
Candace Clark, two other
adults and a 15-year-old girl


have been charged with killing
the woman and abusing the 11-
year-old boy.
A review found that DCF
and the Sarasota Family YMCA
made a series of errors in han-
dling the case. The agency is
implementing changes to pre-
vent similar missteps, including
assigning specific employees to
track missing children.
The new report said chang-
es at the Sarasota YMCA must
begin with attitude and improv-
ing relations with community
members and businesses who
provide foster care services,
They feel the YMCA manage-
ment is defensive, arrogant and
retaliatory against anyone who
criticizes or disagrees with the
agency, the report said.
"The review team was in
unanimous agreement that if
the culture and attitude does
not change, they cannot rec-
ommend renewal of the (state
contract)," the report said.
"However, there was not agree-
ment on how long change
might take."
Sarasota YMCA Chief Execu-
tive Officer Carl Weinrich said,
that while he was surprised by
the allegations of arrogance
and defensiveness, the report
was generally "balanced."
"We recognize some of
the strengths we have serving
children and families over the
years, but we acknowledge we
have some issues we've been
working hard the last five or six
months to correct," Weinrich
said Tuesday. "We've got a lot
of improvement we need to
make to get where we need to
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STALKING CHARGES: In Fridays article on the 21 year old man
that got felony stalking for whistling and telling three girls that they
were pretty is way extreme. I realize that were 15 but he is only 21
The girls now don't look like younger women and there isn't a big
sign that says bus stop for 10th graders. That charge will ruin his life
and he'll have to file as a preditor for just telling a couple of girls they
were pretty. I think the sheriff's office needs to re-evaluate that charge!
And shame on you Mom for blowing this out of proportion! If you
don't want them to be seen, then cover them up and make them wear
looser jeans!

LEASH LAW: Maybe discussion of the issue of the leash law will
wake some people up. If you let your dogs run loose, you are liable
for what happens. Not only is it your own fault if your dogs are killed,
you are liable for any damages to property. If you love your dogs, keep
them at home. Either keep them indoors and walk on a leash or put
up a fence.

TEACHERS CHOICE: The year 2007, we are no longer hiding in
the closet with regards to sexuality. As long as the club doesn't pro-
mote the gay lifestyle but teaches tolerance, I do not have a problem
with the school having it. Forget the religion part of it and promote that
it's okay to be different. What a boring world we would live in if we
were all the same. What lifestyle would you pick to set your standards
by? I don't want to live in a world where we all are of the same like
mind and comportment. Do you?

STALKING: Not to make light of this situation, but I guess it means
us "chicks" can't whistle at guys anymore or we will be charged with
stalking? I find it weird that this guy would be charged with stalking
and such a high bond...do drug dealers get bonds that high for selling
dope to our kids?

JUSTICE: I personally was furious about this stalking arrest situa-
tion. I have a family member that has a restraining order against some-
one, who has violated it, been arrested and he STILL stalks her, and
the state attorneys office has yet to file additional charges against this
person. According to the stalking laws of Florida- you have to show a
pattern of stalking and one time does not show any pattern..

BLOWING KISSES: I can see where a 14-year-old girl might be
frightened by a 21-year-old blowing kisses. It sounds a little strange.
Since they were standing around at a bus stop, you assume they had
book bags and it would have been obvious they waiting for a school
bus and thus were underage. Certainly not wise for an adult male to
be calling out to underage teenage girls. But is that stalking?

PHOTO ARCHIVES: You will probably get many calls on the sub-
ject of the picture in the Saturday newspaper, from the archives the
picture for that day, was Mark Belleville, who was the pastor of Abun-
dant Blessings Assembly of God until he passed away while he was
still pasturing that church.

HOMES FOR RENT: Yes I saw in the paper today, Sunday in the
Okeechobee News, I saw that there is 30 different places for rent in
Okeechobee County. However, when are these homeowners going to
realize, that if someone could afford to pay $750 to $1,000 a month,
they would be purchasing a home?

WEIGHT LIMITS: This is to the parents complaining about the
weight limits in football. Please sign your kids up for flag football, ten-
nis or bowling. These aren't contact sports.


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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. Vet-
erans 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.




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From the photo archives
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Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
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staffers; others were apparently brought in by community
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed, discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeethobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m, at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7.30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone in-
terested may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863)
467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.


Community Events

Community Choir holds rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its Ninth year under the
direction of Sandy Perry, rehearsals have begun for the Christmas
Cantata, The Wonder of Christmas and other seasonal favorites, to
be presented the week-end of Dec. 15. Rehearsals will be held at
"The Gathering" church at 1735 SW 35 Ave from 2:30 until 4:30
p.m. All singers who read music a little are invited to sing. Rehears-
als are challenging, fast-paced, and fun. For more information, call
Sandy at (863) 634-7714.

Hospice to hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a Yard Sale at the Blue Vol-
unteer Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street)
on Friday, Nov. 2 from 8a.m. Until 2p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from
8a.m. until noon. Many new items available. All monies raised will
go to the continuing care for our patients in The Hamrick Home
and our patients who choose to stay in their own homes. For infor-
mation, call Cathy at (863)467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Eagles to hold Turkey shoot
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 will
have a turkey shoot on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 1 p.m. and on
Sunday, Nov. 4 starting after breakfast. All proceeds will go to local
charities. Breakfast will be served from 9 until 11 a.m. for a dona-
tion of $5. A membership drive will be held both days. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2552.

Friends of the NRA plan 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
30th Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
' There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W 1441, 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.

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.

Friends of the Library Election
The election of officers for the Friends of the Okeechobee Li-
brary 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 infor-
mation call (863) 357-9980.

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.

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.

VFW Post 9528 hotds 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
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 donation please call Johnnie Patent at (863) 467-
0600 or (863) 763-1616.


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Births


Submitted photo
Xavier George Kinty

Xavier George Kinty
Aaron and Emma Kinty of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Xavier George.
He was born on July 24, 2007
at Martin Memorial, in Stuart. He
weighed 7 lbs 12 ounces and was
19 inches long at birth.
Xavier was welcomed home
by his sister, Katrina.
Maternal grandparents are Gra-
ham and Sue Sturgess of Lytchett
Matravers, England.
Great grandparents are Ann
Murphy of Okeechobee, Roy and
Rene Sturgess of Reading, Eng-
land and Sam and Audrey Arm-
strong of Reading, England.

Kali Marie Morse
Levi and Erica Morse of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Kali Marie.
She was born on Oct. 6, 2007
at Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Ft. Pierce. She weighed
7 lbs 15.9 ounces and was 19
inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Ryan and Karon Etherton of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents
are Alan and Hilda Morse of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Caro-


Submitted photo
Chacie Rae Pearce
Chacie Rae Pearce
Chase Pearce and Carrie
Bridges of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Chacie Rae Pearce.
She was born on Oct. 1, 2007
at Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Ft. Peirce. She weighed
7 lbs 1 ounce and was 19 inches
long at birth.
Chacie was welcomed home
by her sister Rylie.
Maternal grandparents are
Ronnie and Angela Bridges
and Linda and Jerry Skates of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Mark and Patty Pearce and Lynn
Hingson of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are D.L.
Pearce of Okeechobee and Odeil
Chambers of Okeechobee, and
Rae Kiser of Fort Lauderdale.


Submitted photo
Kali Marie Morse
lyn Matthews and Bobby Cook
of Okeechobee, and Rick and
Lena Arnold of Okeechobee.


Weddings


,Submitted photo
Mr. and Mrs. Trent Horton

Deschamps-Horton
Angelina Dale Cotton and and Kaye Horton of Jackson, Ala.
Trent Lane Horton were joined in � The wedding ceremony was
marriage on Oct. 18, 2007. held at the Okeechobee County
The bride is the daughter of Courthouse in Okeechobee.
Ferris Cotton and Brenda Prescott Courthouse in Okeechobee.
of Okeechobee. The maid of honor was Leona
The groom is the son of Terri Cotton.


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Robert and Alice Wallace


On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007,
Okeechobee residents, Robert
and Alice Wallace, had the bless-
ing of their 50th wedding anni-
versary held at the Church of Our
Savior on Third Street by Rev. Dr.
Edward A. Weiss: Following the


morning service, a special anni-
versary reception was held at the
church parish hall for 65 friends
and family. The guests were from
as far away as Connecticut with
many coming from various parts
throughout Florida.


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Reba (Tater) Platt of the Peace Lutheran Bereavement
Blue Grass Band recently entertained the residents at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility with good, old-fashioned
blue grass songs. The band is available for bookings with
a donation to the Peace Lutheran Bereavement Commit-
tee. For more information, contact Reba Platt at 763-8906
for further details or come to Okeechobee Health Care Fa-
cility, 1646 Hwy 441N on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. to
hear the band when they perform for the residents again.


Community Events

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).


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H.S. libraries luring

students in with coffee


By Travis Loller
Associated Press Writer
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) --
Even before the bell rings each
morning, students at Centennial
High School are lined up to get
into the library. But they aren't
necessarily looking for books.
They are waiting for a morn-
ing cup of joe at the Cougar Cafe,
a coffee shop run by students.
Coffeehouses are springing
up in high school libraries around
the country, marking a big de-
parture from the days when li-
brarians sternly prohibited food,
drinks and talking.
Some health advocates won-
der whether high school students
really need any more caffeine, or
the calories in that caramel mo-
chaccino.
But school officials say these
coffee shops are promoting read-
ing and studying by attracting
teenagers who might not other-
wise hang out in a library.
"Once they have them in
there, they have their eyes and
hopefully have their minds for a
little bit," said Doug Johnson, a
school library consultant from
Minnesota.
The school library cafes are
usually simplified versions of the
coffee shops at Borders or Barnes
& Noble bookstores. Centen-
nial High's cafe, which has been
open for only a few months, has
an espresso machine and a milk
brother, and sells fancy coffee
drinks, hot and iced teas and hot
chocolate.
"School food reflects the larg-
er culture, so if there's a prolif-
eration of coffee shops in book-
stores out in the world, it's going
to happen in schools," said Jan
Poppendieck, a sociology pro-
fessor at Hunter College in New
York who is writing a book on
school meals.
Marketing students work as
baristas in the Centennial cafe,
which brings in about $200 a
day. After expenses, the cafe
should make about $10,000 dur-
ing the school year, and that will
be turned into scholarships for
the 10 to 15 student employees.
The coffeehouse trend comes
at a time when many school
systems around country are re-
moving junk food and soda ma-
chines.
__ "They're already providing


horrible school lunches. Now
they're adding to that with 800-
calorie drinks," said Susan Levin,
a registered dietitian with the
Physicians Committee for Re-
sponsible Medicine. Many stu-
dents load up their coffee with
sugar and cream or buy dessert-
like coffee drinks, Levin said.
Terry Shrader, Centennial High
principal, said the Parent Teacher
Student Organization considered
whether it was a healthy idea be-
fore opening the cafe.
"Then they came in one
morning and watched how
many students walk through the.
door with Starbucks or those
Vaults, caffeinated drinks," he
said. "There's not any increase
in the amount of caffeine they're
drinking."
The cafe uses 2 percent milk,
offers sugar-free syrups and decaf
coffee, and doesn't sell dough-
nuts or danish, said Robbie Reed,
the Centennial marketing teacher
who oversees the coffeehouse.
John Witmer, who has run
a before-school cafe at Hastings
High School in Houston since he
became librarian in 2003, said
it is extremely popular with the
2,800 students.
Before the coffeehouse
opened, "they were running
about 6,000 visits per year to the
library and checking out about
3,000 books," he said. Now,
"we're running about 65,000
visits and checking out about
45,000 books."
He has used the money
earned to� eliminate library fines,
he said.
On a recent school day at Cen-
tennial, 14-year-old Desmond
Dwight, who works at the cafe,
was sitting at one of the small
round tables with friends. He
said he visits the cafe "because I
can get a cup of coffee and go sit
and read a book."
Would he be reading in the
library anyway if there were no
coffee?
"I don't think so," he said,
"because it would be boring just
sitting here."
But 17-year-old Aaron Nail, a
senior, said he doesn't think his
fellow students read any more
because of the cafe.
"I think this place is more
a social scene than anything,"
he said. "And it makes it loud if
you're trying to use the library."


Education News in Brief


Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-
only parenting class consists of
six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a cer-
tificate of completion. We now
have day and evening classes
available. No child care will be
available. Call (863) 462-5877
for registration.

Adult GED
classes offered
Indian River Community
College will be offering free
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth
Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednes-


day from 9 a.m. until noon, adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.

YMS collecting
printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can
be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at the Stichin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy
at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at
(863) 467-1484 for free pick up.


CES first graders enjoy field trip


First Graders simply enjoyed
Friday's Fall Festival at Central El-
ementary. This is one of our big-
gest fund raisers ,
and every year it
seems to get big-
ger and better. ,
Thanks to all the
teachers, parents f,' -
and community
friends who helped the children
enjoy such a wonderful evening!
We just returned from a field
trip to the Dolly Hand Cultural Cen-
ter to see the production of "The
Wind and The Willows". This was
quite an experience for many stu-
dents. The journey to Belle Glade
on the bus allowed the children
some unusual experiences. They
were amazed at the size of the
"ocean" of Lake Okeechobee.
Traveling down the highway they
were about to see the sugar cane
fields at all stages of development.
Most unusual was the opportunity
to see the cane cutting machine in
action along the side of the road.
Once we arrived we enjoyed a five
member production filled with
singing animals. Our favorite of
course turned out to be the Toad.
The students really enjoyed their
field trip. Stop by our hallways
and check out the writing displays,
I bet our first graders will have
plenty to say!
Congratulations to the students
who have reached the first mile-
stone of reading 100 steps in the
100 Book Challenge program. That
translates to 25 hours of reading.
WOW! The students will receive
their medal at the next awards
program. Keep reading kids!
The following students have
enjoyed their birthdays: Odalys
Sanchez, Kaitlyn McKay, Miguel
Sanchez, Jose Rodriguez, Zachary
Lamb, Gage Ingra, Emily Garrard,
Benjamin and Nicholas Williams
Students of the Week are: Jose
Rodriguez, Deborah Nichols, Yas-
mine Jaimes, Julian Tinajero, Ty-
ler Arnold, Xavier Peterson, Saul
Arroyo, Emily Garrard, Nicholas
Williams, Daniel Garcia, Jasmine
Lamb, Icelia Ibarra, Christopher
Planning, Pedro Perez and Zachary
Wharin
Second Grade
Mrs. Greseth' second graders
have been learning lots of interest-
ing facts about the Pilgrims com-
ing to America. They are working
on several neat projects pertaining
to the Pilgrims. They are coming
right along with regrouping in
Math- Way to go class! The stu-
dents also enjoyed making cup-
cakes to go along with their read-
ing story Hedgehog Bakes a Cake.
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week Ruben Bustos
and Carmen Rameriz.
Mrs. Whiteside's class has been
studying mammals. The students
have learned lots of facts about
bats, whales, and dolphins. Did
you know that some bats hiber-
nate or that a blue whale's heart
is the same size as a small car?
Amazing!
The students enjoyed a visit
from Ziggy, the local drug dog.
Ziggy and his trainer came for a
demonstration during red ribbon
week. Several students think that
being a dog trainer is a job they
would be interested in.
Congratulations to Jazzmyn
Lara for being the Student of the
Week. Also big, congratulations to
Shay Hopewell, Maria Martinez,
Chase Bussey, Kiara Hernandez
and Hannah Morales. Each of
those students made their Accel-
erated Reader Goals for the 1st 9
weeks.


Fourth Grade BASE
Mrs. Fulleda's class
The Students of the Week have
been Diana Ordonez, Gabriela
Garcia, Elizabeth Johnson, Kelsey
Orr , Jessica Bylsma, and Happy
October Birthdays to Gabriela
Garcia and Manuel Ramirez.
During the month of Sep-
tember 15 to October 15 we cel-
ebrated Hispanic Heritage month.
Students learned about many His-
panics that have contributed and
made an impact in the world: Sal-
vador Dali, Painter; Juan Ponce de
Leon, Explore; Oscar de la Hoya,
Sportsman; Jennifer Lopez, singer
and actress; and many more His-
panics.
Parents: Did you know? Enrich-
ing your daily language can help
prepare your child for writing.
Remember to use the vocabulary
words learned in the story of the
week.
General Fourth Grade
The 4th graders at Central El-
ementary have been very busy
learning about Florida and its ear-
ly history. France and Spain both
fought over the land of Florida
and we are the only state that Eng-
land also fought over. Florida was
pretty popular for shipping, trad-
ing and the notion of the Fountain
of Youth. Students learned about
Spanish Conquistadors and other
Explorers that came so many years
ago. Students are also drilling mul-
tiplication facts and working hard
at expository essays. The 4th grad-
ers now take a weekly essay as-
sessment to see how their writing
is improving. Parents, please plan
to attend the next Writing Display
Day so you can view your child's
written work and see how she or
he is progressing. Our Student of
the Week Luncheon and Display
Day will be October 31st.
In Mrs. Pritchard's Class, Justin
Denisuk, Adrian Vasquez, Charlie
Fonseca, and Matthew Lannging
have been recent Students of the
Week. Happy birthday to Matthew
Lanning and Fabiana Santibanez
who are now 10! Students have
finished up the first quarter with
earning over 250 A/R points. Ty-
ler Maxey is in the lead with the
most A/R points so far. The new
accelerated reader goals were
posted and students are anxious
to see when they can have Crazy
Mix Up Day as the school has
earned over 3000 points. Students
will start some graph projects as
well as a research assignment on


explorers. Work habits are being
focused and students are learning
that studying has some specific
attributes. The students have also
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has finished the conferences she
wanted to schedule. Conferences
that were cancelled or resched-
uled and forgotten are not being
made up. If you wish to meet,
please call her at school 462-5077
ext. 3204.
Mr. Goff's class is still working
very hard to memorize our multi-
plication facts. We will be taking
a hot pencils multiplication test


every week and we want to be
able to score a 100% every time
we take it. In math we have been
studying chapter 6 which deals
with charts and graphs. In science
we are learning about electric-
ity. In reading we are reading a
story called The Emperor and the
Kite. It is about an Emperor and
his daughter. The Emperor gets
locked up by some evil men and
his daughter saves him. The story
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Boo! Scientists strike back at fear n'5u ln g nm


New ways to cope
with anxiety


By Seth Borenstein
AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sci-
ence is getting a grip on peo-
ple's fears.
As Americans revel in all
things scary on Halloween, sci-
entists say they now know bet-
ter what's going on inside our
brains when a spook jumps out
and scares us. Knowing how
fear rules the brain should lead
to treatments for a major medi-
cal problem: When irrational
fears go haywire.
"We're making a lot of prog-
ress," said University of Michi-
gan psychology professor Ste-
phen Maren. "We're taking all of
what we learned from the basic
studies of animals and bringing
that into the clinical practices
that help people. Things are
starting to come together in a
very important way."
About 40 million Americans
suffer from anxiety disorders,
according to the National Insti-
tute of Mental Health. A Harvard
Medical School study estimated
the annual cost to the U.S.
economy in 1999 at roughly $42
billion.
Fear is a basic primal emo-
tion that is key to evolution-
ary survival. It's one we share
with animals. Genetics plays a
big role in the development of
overwhelming - and needless
- fear, psychologists say. But
so do traumatic events.


"Fear is a funny thing," said
Ted Abel, a fear researcher at
the University of Pennsylvania.
"One needs enough of it, but
not too much of it."
Armi Rowe, a Connecticut
freelance writer and mother,
said she used to be "one of
those rational types who are
usually calm under pressure."
She was someone who would
downhill ski the treacherous
black diamond trails of snowy
mountains. Then one day, in the
midst of coping with a couple
of serious illnesses in her fam-
ily, she felt fear closing in on her
while driving alone. The crush-
ing pain on her chest felt like a
heart attack. She called 911.
"I was literally frozen with
fear," she said. It was an anxiety
attack. The first of many.
The first sign she would get
would be sweaty palms and
then a numbness in the pit of
the stomach and queasiness.
Eventually it escalated until she
felt as if she was being attacked
by a wild animal.
"There's a trick to panic at-
tack," said David Carbonell, a
Chicago psychologist specializ-
ing in treating anxiety disorders.
"You're experiencing this pow-
erful discomfort but you're get-
ting tricked into treating it like
danger."
These days, thanks to coun-
seling, self-study, calming exer-
cises and introspection, Rowe
knows how to stop or at least
minimize those attacks early
on.
Scientists figure they can im-


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prove that fear-dampening pro-
cess by learning how fear runs
through the brain and body.
The fear hot spot is the amyg-
dala, an almond-shaped part of
the'deep brain.
The amygdala isn't respon-
sible for all of people's fear re-
sponse, but it's like the burglar
alarm that connects to every-
thing else, said New York Uni-
versity psychology and neural
science professor Elizabeth
Phelps.
Emory University psychiatry
and psychology professor Mi-
chael Davis found that a certain
chemical reaction in the amyg-
dala is crucial in the way mice
and people learn to overcome
fear. When that reaction is de-
activated in mice, they never
learn to counter their fears.
scientists found D-cyclo-
serine, a drug already used to
fight hard-to-treat tuberculosis,
strengthens that good chemi-
cal reaction in mice. Working
in combination with therapy, it
seems to do the same in peo-
ple. It was first shown effective
with people who have a fear of
heights. It also worked in tests
with other types of fear, and it's
now being studied in survivors
of the World Trade Center at-
tacks and the Iraq war.
The work is promising, but
Michigan's Maren cautions that
therapy will still be needed:
"You're not going to be able
to take a pill and make these
things go away."
When it comes to ruling the
brain, fear often is king, scien-


g programs ,


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tists say.
"Fear is the most powerful
emotion," said University of Cal-
ifornia Los Angeles psychology
professor Michael Fanselow.
People recognize fear in other
humans faster than other emo-
tions, according to a new study
being published next month.
Research appearing in the jour-
nal Emotion involved volunteers
who were bombarded with pic-
tures of faces showing fear, hap-
piness and no expression. They
quickly recognized and reacted
to the faces of fear - even when
it was turned upside down.
"We think we have some
built-in shortcuts of the brain
that serve the role that helps us
detect anything that could be
threatening," said study author
Vanderbilt University psychol-
ogy professor David Zald.
Other studies have shown
that just by being very afraid,
other bodily functions change.
One study found that very fright-
ened people can withstand more
pain than those not experiencing
fear. Another found that experi-
encing fear or merely perceiving
it in others improved people's
attention and brain skills.
To help overcome over-
whelming fear, psychologist
Carbonell, author of the "Panic
Attacks Workbook," has his pa-
tients distinguish between a real
threat and merely a perceived
one. They practice fear attacks
and their response to them. He
even has them fill out question-
naires in the middle of a fear at-
tack, which changes their think-
ing and causes reduces their
anxiety.
That's important because
the normal response for dealing
with a real threat is either flee or
fight, Carbonell said. But if the
threat is not real, the best way to
deal with fear is just the oppo-
site: "Wait it out and chill."
David Carbonell's tips on how
deal with anxiety problems:
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Submitted Photos
Wayne Frake, played by Cooper Farrell, (center) confidently plays a game of skill at the Iowa
State Fair, much to the irritation of the carnival barker, portrayed by Michael White. Emily
Arden, played by Brynne Emley, (left) gives encouragement. Reserved seat tickets to the
community theatre production are on sale for $10 each at the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce office.


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A barbershop quartet consisting of, (left to right) James Garner, John Gamer, John Koepke,
and Mike Zierden sing a song of affection to a prize-winning hog. The song is one of the high-
lights of the Okeechobee Community Theatre's fall musical, State Fair. Reserved seat tickets
are on sale for $10 each at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce office.


OCT toopen 29th season with musical 'State Fair'


The Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre (OCT) open its 2911
season of Broadway-style pro-
ductions this Friday night, with
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
musical favorite, State Fair.
The show will run for four
performances on Friday and
Saturday nights, Nov, 2, 3, 9,
and 10, at 8 p.m. each night at
the theatre on S.W. Second Av-
enue at Seventh Street behind
Golden Corral Restaurant.
Reserved seats are $10 each
and are on sale at the Cham-
ber of Commerce office during
regular business hours or at the
door on performance nights, if
available.


The production features the
largest cast ever assembled by
the OCT with 33 mostly adult
performers appearing on stage,
ranging in age from pre-teen
to the 80's. There is also a host
of support personnel behind
the scenes to bring the tuneful
story to life.
State Fair follows an Iowa
family on their annual three-day
visit to Des Moines to the state
fair, hoping for blue ribbons in
livestock and canning competi-
tions. The younger members of
the clan are also hoping to find
romance and excitement.
Included in the Academy
Award- winning score are hit


songs like, "It's a Grand Night
for Singing," and "It Might As
Well Be Spring." In addition, a
sure audience-pleaser is an af-
fectionate song sung to a prize
winning hog, performed by a
barbershop quartet, consisting
of James and John Garner, Mike
Zierden, and John Koepke.
State Fair is from the writing
team that created the classi-
cal musicals, Oklahoma!; The
Sound of Music, South Pacific,
Carousel, and The King and
I, all of which have been pro-
duced locally by the theatre
company.
Because it was the only one
of the Rodgers and Hammer-


stein musicals to be originally
written especially for a movie, it
was not successfully brought to
the stage until the mid- 1990s,
when it received rave reviews
in an extended- run New York
production which starred John
Davidson, Kathryn Crosby, and
Andrea McArdle. This followed
three motion picture versions
produced in 1930s, 1940s, and
the 1960s.
The community theatre will
complete its current season in
March with its spring comedy,
Plaza Suite. That show is from
Neil Simon, America's most
prolific writer of comedies,
who is also known for The Odd


Couple, Barefoot in the Park,
and The Sunshine Boys. Audi-
tions for Plaza Suite will be held
in January, and tickets for that
show will go on sale in Febru-
ary.


The Okeechobee Communi-
ty Theatre is an all- volunteer or-
ganization of local people who
produce live musicals, comedies
and dramas for Okeechobee au-
diences.


Community Events

Church plans Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W
Second St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian
author, Marion Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 which includes lunch. For information, con-
tact Cheri Watford at the church office (863) 763-4021 or Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets.


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Church News in Brief


Treasure Island
Church holds yard sale
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U. S. 441 S.E., will hold a
yard sale in the church fellowship
hall on Saturday Nov. 3 from 8:30
a.m. to 1 p. m.

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 festival
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.

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 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.


'Squirrelly' behavior takes its toll


This week, I killed another
squirrel. I didn't mean to, honest.
Squirrels have this propensity for
making dumb moves that ulti-
mately cost them their lives -- just
take a look at the squirrel road-
kill in your community. I'm sure
you'll find a squished one on the
side of the road somewhere with-
out having to go'too far.
I started to think about the
death toll of squirrels after my
little rodent friend met his doom
under my car. Why do they end
up being fodder for your tires so
often?
That's easy -- squirrels can't
make a decision; just watch one
and see what I mean. They start
crossing the street (never looking
first to see if it's safe), and then
find themselves in the middle of
a busy road with cars zooming
past. Rather than going back or
proceeding forward, they dart
back and forth between deciding
to go to the other side or decid-
ing to go back. Their indecision is
their ultimate demise.
It seems that the. times of
my life where I've experienced
the most pain are those indeci-
sive times when I can't seem to
decide what to do next. I end up
paying a big price for my indeci-


, The Dinner
> . Diva


by
Leanne
Ely


sion and eventually reap a big
consequence.
That's how it is for us when
we get stuck on a plateau with
our body clutter. We can't seemrr
to lose anymore so we toss back
and forth between being on oui
"diets" or being "off our diets'
or even "trying something new"
This indecision becomes our
undoing as we goof around with
different ideas.
You've heard the old saying
"there is nothing new under the
sun." That is true, and when i
comes to eating, "dieting" and
losing your body clutter perma
nently, that is even more true
It's the consistent application o
doing the right things, 90 percent
of the time that is going to get you
the results you want.
Inconsistency is death - i


just another word for indecision.
When you have really decided,
once and for all, that your health
is a priority, you're going to do
what you have to do to get to
the other side and persistently,
stick your neck out, do the diffi-
cult thing and keep doing it, even
when it gets hard. Translated,
that means you're going to eat
the foods you KNOW you should
be eating (very easy to identify --
no scary additives or 2 inch long
ingredient lists on the side of the
package), drinking your water
(that means water, not diet soda)
and exercising 5-6 days a week
(yep, you're going to have to
r sweat).
Your body is irreplaceable.
You cannot replace it like you
r would replace your worn out car
or an old pair of pants. You can-
not wish, talk about or read about
healthy living and obtain it with-
e out doing what you need to do
t to get it. That means eating right
d (and cooking most of your food


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at home), hydration (through the
aforementioned water), exercise,
stress reduction (deep' breath-
ing and meditation is great) and
building positive relationships
with those closest around you.
We have a lot more control
over our lives than we think we
do. M & M's are not holding you
hostage making you eat them,
nor do Krispy Kreme donuts jump
into your mouth without the aid
of a hand putting them there. We
need to grow up a little and start
taking our health seriously and
that starts with an honest assess-
ment of how we eat, drink and
move.
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web
site www.SavingDinner.com or
her "Saving Dinner," book series
published by Ballantine and her
New York Times Best Selling
book Body Clutter, published by
Fireside; Copyright 2007; Leanne
Ely; Used by permission in this
publication.


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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
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 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 Wednesday, Oct. 31,
the 304th day of 2007. There are
61 days left in the year. This is Hal-
loween.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Oct. 31,1517, Martin Luther
posted the 95 Theses on the door
of the Wittenberg Palace church,
marking the start of the Protestant
Reformation in Germany.
On this date:
In 1864, Nevada became the
36th state.
In 1926, magician Harry
Houdini died in Detroit of gan-
grene and peritonitis resulting
from a ruptured appendix.
In 1941, the Navy destroyer USS
Reuben James was torpedoed by
a German U-boat off Iceland with
the loss of some 100 lives, even
though the United States had not
yet entered World War II.
In 1956, Navy Rear Admiral
George J. Dufek became the first
air traveler to set foot at the South
Pole.
In 1968, President Johnson or-
dered a halt to all U.S. bombing of
- North Vietnam, saying he hoped
for fruitful peace negotiations.
In 1984, Indian Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi was assassinated
by two Sikh security guards.
Ten years ago: British au
pair Louise Woodward received
a mandatory life sentence, a day
after a jury in Cambridge, Mass.,
convicted her of second-degree
murder in the death of 8-month-
old Matthew Eappen. (The verdict
was later reduced to manslaugh-
ter, and Woodward was set free.)
Chinese President Jiang Zemin
rang the bell at the New York
Stock Exchange to open the day's,
trading.
Five years ago: Authorities
charged the two Washington
sniper suspects with murder in
a Louisiana attack that came just
two days after a similar slaying in
Alabama. The Securities and Ex-
change Commission ordered an
investigation into allegations that
Chairman Harvey Pitt had con-
cealed information on the corpo-
rate ties of William Webster, his
choice to head a new accounting
oversight board. (Pitt and Web-
ster both ended up resigning.) An
earthquake toppled a school in
San Giuliano Di Puglia, Italy, kill-
ing 27 children and a teacher.
Today's Birthdays: Former
Attorney General Griffin Bell is 89.
Author Dick Francis is 87. Former
Cambodian King Norodom Si-
hanouk is 85. Actress Lee Grant is
80. Movie critic Andrew Sarris is
79. Former astronaut Michael Col-
lins is 77. Former CBS anchorman
Dan Rather is 76. Folk singer Tom
Paxton is 70. Actor Ron Rifkin is
68. Actor David Ogden Stiers is 65.
Actress Sally Kirkland is 63. Actor
Stephen Rea is 61. Actress Deidre
Hall is 59. Talk show host Jane
Pauley is 57. Actor Brian Stokes
Mitchell is 49. Movie director Pe-
ter Jackson is 46. Rock musician
Larry Mullen is 46. Actor Dermot
Mulroney is 44. Rock musician
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) is 44.
Rock singer-musician Johnny
Marr is 44. Actor Rob Schneider
is 43. Country singer Darryl Wor-
ley is 43. Actor-comedian Mike
O'Malley is 42. Rap musician


Adrock is 41. Songwriter Adam
Schlesinger is 40. Rap performer
Vanilla Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle)
is 39. Rock singer Linn Berggren
(Ace of Base) is 37. TV host Troy
Hartman is 33. Actress Piper
Perabo is 31. Actor Eddie Kaye
Thomas is 27.
Thought for Today: "Suc-
cess is a public affair. Failure is
a private funeral." - Rosalind
Russell, American actress (1911-
1976).


Wizard of Id


Garfield


Beetle Bailey


Cathy


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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Work
from home if you feel you will get
more accomplished. Letting others
distract you or take up your time will
not pay the bills or allow you to ad-
vance. Today is about finishing what
you start.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
can help those less fortunate and,
at the same time, make others think
more of you. Your ability to bring
about reform will lead you to a po-
sition of power. Follow through with'
your beliefs and ideas.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Money
will be the issue today. You can make
a professional change or start your
own small business if you are will-
ing to put time and effort into earning
more money. A partnership can make
a difference to your financial future.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emo-
tional issues may be difficult to dis-
cuss but, if you take action and do
things to improve your home environ-
ment, you will be able to make a dif-
ference to the ones you love and to
yourself. Change is good today.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Today, it
will be your contributions that enable
you to reach out to those who can
help you excel. Home improvements
will be surprisingly satisfying and
functional. Follow through with your
dreams, hopes and wishes.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take
action. If you are prepared to finish
what you start, do what you say and
take a serious approach to what you
believe is required, you won't let any-
one down, including yourself. Don't
overreact or pontificate.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't let
your emotions and anger cross over
or you will make a mistake that is
hard to reverse. This is not the time to
burn bridges. Consider your options
and do what is best for yourself and
those influenced by your actions.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make
changes at home to help you pave
the way to a better future. Fix any
wrongs and you will help to bring
the people you love closer. Now is
the time to solve problems not create
more. Love issues can be resolved.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):


You may be tempted to get involved
in an unusual moneymaking scheme.
Think twice before you trust your
money to someone else. You have
to be careful not to be too trusting,
generous or frivolous. Don't donate,
lend or borrow.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You may be torn between what
someone you think highly of wants
you to do and what you want to do.
Weigh the pros.and cons. If you an-
ger someone with your choices, you
can offer your help in other, more
suitable ways.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Ap-
ply yourself to work and projects that
have the potential to bring in extra
cash. Good ideas may appear to be
unusual but someone will see the
possibilities. Put love and passionate
plans into play.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your
way of dealing with others will win
approval and impress someone who
is considering you to head up a new
project. Laugh, love and be happy
and you will make the people you
care about feel good.
� 2007 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


* DEAR ABBY: Every year I re-
ceive baked goods from a friend
who lives across the country.
They are petrified by the time they
arrive. About the same time, I get
food baskets containing highly
processed food and waxy choco-
late candies (heart attack induc-
ers, I call them) by mail-order
from several family members. I
have never eaten this kind of food.
I throw it all right in the trash.
It bothers me to be wasteful,
but I don't want the stuff, and it's
not suitable to give to a shelter.
I have asked repeatedly that any
gifts to me be donations to chari-
ties of their choice. It doesn't mat-
ter what I say; I keep getting stuff
I don't want.
Any ideas how I can get my
message across without being
perceived as rude or ungrateful?
- Piqued In Palm Desert
DEAR PIQUED: You have
already gotten your message
across. Your friend and family
members have chosen to ignore
it. Your name is probably part of
a long list that is routinely submit-
ted to these mail-order compa-
nies every year - and removing
it may take more effort than these
people are willing to exert.
Even though you have never
eaten "this kind of food," plenty
of others do. Rather than letting
it go to waste, offer it to friends,
neighbors and co-workers. Don't
just throw it away.
*DEAR ABBY: I would like
your advice on how to develop a
"thick skin." I volunteer at a retail
store for a local nonprofit organi-
zation. A nasty customer recently
came in and yelled at me and
insulted me in front of other cus-
tomers. I was so upset I left the
store in tears. The incident hap-
pened several days ago, and I am
still upset.
I know this person does not
know me, and with luck I'll never
see him again, yet I can't seem to
let it go. This isn't the first time I
have felt this way, as I tend to take
things very personally.
I am always impressed by
people who can shrug off rude or
Close to Home


confrontational remarks. Is it pos-
sible to learn to be less sensitive?
- Too Wimpy In Texas
DEAR "TOO WIMPY": Yes,
it is. The first step is to stop call-
ing yourself names. The second
is to accept that sometimes un-
pleasant incidents occur because
(1) the other person is having a
bad day, or (2) the other person.
has no class and feels entitled to
dump on anyone he or she feels
is in a subservient position.
This has nothing to do with
you, your efficiency, or your value
as a human being. It is only about
"them" and their inadequacy.
Once you understand that, you'll
be less vulnerable.
* DEAR ABBY: I lost my wife a
little over two years ago and have
met a beautiful lady who lost her
husband around the same time.
We've been dating a lot lately,
and we don't see anyone else. We
love each other.
How should I introduce her to,
people? Should I say, "This is my'
girlfriend"? or should I say, "This'
is my ladyfriend"? I am in my 60s.,
- Joe In New Jersey
DEAR JOE: I have a third al-
ternative. Say, "This is my special
friend." People will quickly catch
on to the fact that you are sweet
on each other. People who are in
love usually radiate that fact.
*DEAR READERS: I have
joined some of Hollywood's big-,
� gest names in the fight against,
breast cancer by signing and
decorating one of Munchkin's,
limited-edition pink ducks to be
auctioned on eBay.
"Don't Duck a Breast Exam"
is the theme of this year's Project
Pink Breast Cancer Awareness
Campaign. Ode hundred per-
cent of the net proceeds will be
donated to Susan G. Komen for.
the Cure for each pink duck sold
through Nov. 30.
If you want to see and bid
on "D'Abby Duck," my person-
ally decorated rubber duckie, visit
www.munchkin.com/projectpink
through Nov. 5 and take a "quack"
at it! Together we can make a dif-
ference. - Love, Abby


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DOG - Found 10/19 in Plaits
Bluff. Large, female. Please
call to identify.
(863)467-6960 or 634-4626


BOSTON TERRIER, female,
1/2 yrs. old, on 10/25, vic.
of Bassinger. REWARD!
(863)697-0108
JACK RUSSELL MIX- 8mos,
male, white/brown spots, red
collar. Vic of Hwy 98 & Cir-
cle K area. (863)261-3029
LAB, yellow blonde, 1 yr. old,
female, vic. of Racetrack
Convenience Store on 10/24.
Call (863)634-9209
SHIH TZU - Okee./Basswood
10/29. During the day time.
Missed by little girl & her pup-
py. 863-610-1287 REWARD
WEDDING RING - Silver, dia-
mond modern-style between
Elem. School/Freshman Cam-
pus SW 6th St. 863-763-6354


BEAGLE - female, 4 yrs. old,
spayed, good w/kids & cats.
Needs room to run.
863-673-0757 or 675-4500.


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Ready for Christmas
(863)763-6959
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5 months old, from working
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C SERV TECH needed.
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Pay, Benefits, 401K, Min
3 yrs exp. EDE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding
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censed Life & Health agents
to market voluntary employ-
ee benefit programs to em-
ployers. Call Ari Evans at
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Door to Door Experienced
consumer sales. Looking for
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managers. Salary, Benefits
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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


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Jagger
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pusher
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13 Chew on a bone
14 Millennium
opener
16 Subtle
emanation
17 Espionage name
18 *Blood-drinking
mammal
20 Less promising
of two songs
22 "Return of the
Jedi" dancing girl
23 Subside, with
"down"
24 Online address
ending
25 *Be the buffoon
28 Do garden work
29 Worldwide
workers gp.
30 Mother with a
Nobel prize
31 Tiny particle
33 Most plentiful
36 "Amazing!"
38 Stew morsel
39 Units of time?
43 Corsage flowers
46 Doze, with "out"
47 Not as original,
. as jokes
50 Confused
comments
52 "By the way..."
53 Illegal audio
broadcasts,
collectively
56 Decorates with
Charmin, briefly?
57 Stand buy
58 E-mailed a dupe
to
59 Stocking shades
61 *Astringent
lotion
64 Apple with an
electronic core
66 "M*A*S*H" quaff
67 Correct, as text
68 Eat like a bird
69 Span. ladies
70 Fliers grounded
in '03, for short
71 Gets inquisitive
DOWN
1 Leo is its logo


2 Where diner
patrons may
prefer to sit
3 *Something
outstanding
4 'The Bridge on
the River ":
1957 film
5 "Animal Farm,"
for one
6 Santa winds
7 Cut again, as a
lawn
8 Food fowl
9 Fannie _
10 Quash
11 Sand bits
12 Like some bonds
15 Make wider
19 Hardest to come
by
21 Early seventh-
century date
24 Bush's secretary
of labor Elaine
26 Pizazz
27 Red Sox star
David "Big Papi"

32 Green stuff
34 Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
architect
35 Stored cargo


37 Deplorable sort .
40 The starts of
answers to
asterisked clues
are the most
popular adult
Halloween ones
41 Hiker's burden
42 "The _ the limit!"
44 Christmas
display
45 Riot squad
defenses


47 Gives rise to
48 More organized
49 Franklin of soul
51 Part of SDS:
Abbr.
54 Paper orders
55 Carpentry tools
60 Philbin's co-host
62 USSR successor
63 Suffix with
absorb
65 They may be
certified: Abbr.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
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PHOTO ID CARDS
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419 W.S. Park
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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
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Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 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




AIR COND - 31/4 ton w/ heat,
used 2 months, $600
863)357-2301 or
(804)761-9253
AIR COND- 3 ton, needs gas,
$200 or best offer
863)357-2301 or
804)761-9253
AIR CONDITIONER - For single
wide trailer, Coleman Sun-
catcher Model 7456-901.
$300 (863)467-9942
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT -
Janitrol Model PCK048-1, 3
ton in size. $600
(863)467-9942


CENTRAL AIR UNIT, 3 ton,
used. $450 (863)673-0920
MAYTAG PORTABLE AC -
Cost $499, asking $250
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles,
Labele
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920


MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT-
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
PIE SAFE/CHINA CABINET -
antique, interchangeable
glass or drig. wood doors,
350. (863)763-5949
POSTER BED- antique, king
size, bedding, $850
(239)887-7593 $
SOFA: OVER-STUFFED, Neu-
tral color w/ pattern. Great
condition. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6805


A/C UNIT - 4 ton, Mobile
Home unit. 8 mo. old.
$1500. (863)357-2638
DISHWASHER - Whirlpool -
Model 800 series. White. Ex-
cellent condition. $99.95
(941)545-8746
DISHWASHER, Kenmore, top
of the line, lots of extras,
black front, only 3 yrs. old,
$150. (863)447-2395
DOUBLE STACK OVEN - Whirl-
pool, asking $200 or best of-
fer (863)634-9649
DRYER - $100 (863)634-3411
DRYER, Kenmore, electric,
exc. cond., white, $150.
(863)447-2395
DRYER, large, $100 or best
(863)763-2098/610-1386
GAS STOVE, Magic Chef, 30",
white & GAS DRYER, Frigi-
daire, white, $450 will sell
sep. (863)467-6886
GLASS TOP STOVE - GE, ask-
ing $275, like new condition
(863)357-6930
REFRIGERATOR - Amana, 27
cu ft, white, side by side,
w/water & ice in door, good
cond. $200 (863)763-5876
REFRIGERATOR- 26 cu ft,
with ice maker, works great,
$100(863)675-7514
REFRIGERATOR, Maytag,
white, freezer on top, $200.
R863)467-6886 or
1-723-0257
STOVE - Electric, Excellent
condition. Full size. $75.
(863)517-1569
STOVE - Glass top, black in
very good condition. $200
(863)517-0244
STOVE - Whirlpool, white, ce-
ramic cook top, self clean-
ing, good condition. $200
(863)763-5876
UPRIGHT FREEZER - Works
great. $100 (863)673-0780
WASHER & DRYER - Ken-
more stacked, works but
needs new agitator, $50
(941)545-8746
WASHER & DRYER - GE 2ex-
cellent condition. $250
(863)673-0780
WASHER & DRYER - Works
great. $200 (863)634-5471



UPRIGHT VACUUM/SHAM-
POOER - Kirby, hardly used,
all attachments included.
$300 neg. (863)517-0244


BICYCLE - Used for only one
month, includes lock. $30
(863)983-5690
BOYS BIKE - 12", with training
wheels, green/black, good
condition, $15
(863)763-6131 Okeechobee


ROADMASTER - 24" girls,
mountain bike, new condi-
tion. $30 (863)824-0473
Okeechobee



NEW ENCYLCOPEDIA SET -
Funk & Wagnalls, 34 book
set, good cond. $100 or best
offer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg



STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Manufacturer Direct!" Take
Now or deposit holds till
April 1st. All models and siz-
es are available at "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $30
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
S- beige formica, w/bowl/fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $100
will sep (863)467-8681
CARPORT - 12'x40' & FL/Rm
15'x22' & Util Shed 4'x10'
$500. for all or best offer
(614)395-8258
KITCHEN CABINETS - Cherry,
Base, 10 Ft. $500
(863)357-1075
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.


BABY BATHTUB- Like new.
$10. (863)675-2503
BABY CLOTHES - Girls, from
3-12mo. All for $35.
(863)675-2503
CONVERTIBLE CRIB, Winnie
the Pooh, white, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-0464
CRIB - Excellent condition.
$100. Firm. 863-673-5704
INFANT BOYS VESTED - 4 pc
set, size 0-3 mos, new, great
for holiday pictures. $5
(863)763-6131 Okee area
PLAY PEN - large, excellent
condition $25
(863)763-0669
TODDLER BED GUARD - Safe-
t 1st, expandable, exc cond.
20 (954)632-8636 LaBelle



CRYSTAL - Fostoria, Early
American pattern. Misc. pric-
es. $650. Not sold separate-
ly. (863)763-7268
DIAPER CHANGER / DRESSER
- Light Wood. Very good
shape. $150 (863)763-8688


GIRLS MISC CLOTHING - Siz-
es 11/42. $25 for all.
(863)673-3819 leave mes-
sage if no answer
HERMAN SURVIVOR MENS
BOOTS- size 12, asking $20
,(863)763-0669
LADIES CLOTHES- Size 3X,
Pants, shirts & dresses.
Good condition. $300.
(239)292-7509 Clewiston
MATERNITY CLOTHES - 2x,
some XL. Jeans, shorts, T-
Shirts, All Gently worn. $125
/ best offer. (863)634-8040


BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION - over 10,000 cards,
10 albums + many extras,
$1000 neg (863)599-0449



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony


LEARNING RAINBOW PRO-
GRAM - Stepping Stones to
Knowledge. $100 or best of-
fer. (305)797-3690.lv msg


ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
$300 (863)610-1276
ARMOIRE - Beautiful pine
must see. $500
(863)634-0779 �
BED - Queen size, Simmons
mattress, white & brass,
$200 or best offer
(863)801-4207
BED - Sealy, Full size, New,
$225. (863)634-4540
BED - Twin size, w/trundle,
dresser & computer desk in
one unit. $450
(863)634-2975
CHAIR - Glider rocker with ot-
toman & matching child size
glider rocker. $45
(863)763-5567
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Dresser
& Night stand- Matching set
Good condition. $150.
(863)467-9048
CRAFTMATIC BED - Standard
size, back & leg raises up,
w/massager, new. $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-5206
CURIO CABINET- Oak, large,
glass, mirrored, lights, $200
(863)763-0215
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583
DINETTE SET - Round, glass
top, wrought iron. $175
(336)342-0221
ENTER CENTER - wall unit,
wood, shelves, holds TV or
Stereo, $150
(239)887-7593
FLEXSTEEL RECLINER - like
new, burgundy, $150 or best
offer or trade for like new lift
chair (863)634-9620 Okee
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
MATTRESS SET - Queen size,
box spring & frame. $75
(863)634-0779
RECLINER - burgundy, leather
look, great condition, $40
(863)675-0850
SOFA, 2 piece, $50.
(863)763-2098/610-1386
VANITY w/ Mirror - Antique,
Chair, Bureau, Head Board,
Foot Board. $150 for all.
(863)610-1276



GOLF CART - '94 EZ Go, elec-
tric, w/charger, recondi-
tioned. $1250
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART - Club Car 2003,
gas, like new. $2995
(863)675-1472


BUSHMASTER CARBINE - M4
type, 5.56mm, excellent
condition. $900
(352)266-3412
GUNS FOR SALE - Shot Guns,
Rifles, Pistols, Muzzle Load-
ers. Call (863)763-2346 for
more information.
RIFLE SCOPE - Simmons,
never used. $30
(863)634-2336
SHOTGUN, 410, 44 Magnum,
45 Long Colt, Winchester
030, $1625 will sell separ-
ately. (863)532-9881



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



RAINSOFT WATER SYSTEM -
new, complete, $1000
(863)763-8561


JEWELRY ARMOIRE- Cherry,
Queen Anne, $25
(863)763-0215


BATH & SHOWER SEAT - Car-
ex Rubbermaid, Adjustable,
Never used. Pd $60. Asking
$45. (863)763-8387 Lv msg
IONIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
WALKER - With wheels & feet.
Will hold over 300lbs. Cost
$500. Will sell for $200 or
best offer. (239)292-7509
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
(863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR - New, Large
size & Apnea Machine &
Respirator. $300 or best of-
fer. Will sep. (863)675-7963
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT to be in-
stalled on Van. Like Brand
new, .$800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $500.
863-983-4940


ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.OnIi-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CHRISTIAN TAPES - Rod Par-
sley, see at www.ninetyper-
centsure.com. $5
(863)885-2804
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DRUMS - 8, 55 gallon, heavy
plastic, clean. $150
(863)467-9390 Okeechobee
NEED A LAWYER? INJURED?
Auto Accident? All personal
injury and wrongful death
cases. Protect your Tights.
Call now, 24 hours..... A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRANIING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TANK - 500 gal. diesel or gas,
Manual, no wheels. Good
condition. $250.
(863)673-5852
TEMPORARY POWER POLE -
Complete, 200 amp, square
D. $200 (863)467-7415'



GUITAR - Arch Top, Good
shape. $75 (863)467-6148
GUITAR - Yamaha 6 string
Acoustic. Like new. Case in-
cluded. $140.
(863)634-8671
PIANO - Hobart M. Cable, Up-
right, with bench. Excellent
condition. $300.
(863)233-3782
PIANO - Wurlitzer Spinet, Dark
wood. Absolutely new condi-
tion. Orig. $2000. Asking
$800. (863)467-8720
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
* (863)763-9527
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $350
neg. (863)467-0627


AQUARIIUM - 55 gallon with
filter, lights & metal stand.
$60. Neg.
239-675-6696/863-675-6696
BIRD CAGES - Assorted sizes
& accessories in good con-
dition, cheap. $300 will sep-
arate. (863)763-6778
CAT DOOR - Full size cat door.
Fits standard - size sliding
glass door. Asking $50 or
best offer. (863)634-8040
PARAKEET - 3 mo old. $12.
(863)763-4088
PIGMY GOATS - (2) male, will
trade for female goats or
sheep (305)299-1203 Cle-
wiston area.
RED HEELER DOG - Male, 8
mo. old. No papers. $50.
(772)473-7114. Ft Drum
area.


SADDLES - Wintec English
saddles (1) 16" & (1) 17".
Used only a few times. $950.
will sep. (863)447-2395
SUN CONURE BIRD- cage in-
cluded, friendly, sweet,
lovable, 2 yrs old, $250
(863)801-4707


POLARIOD CAMERA - $20.
(302)856-6165



POOL - Sand & Sun. 10'x2/',
Triple strength sides. Easy to
assemble, no sand req. All ac-
cess. $95. (863)467-2112



SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892


GOLF CLUB - 14 piece set
with bag, $25. Call
863-801-1781
POOL CUE - Excellent condi-
tion. $30 (954)632-8636 La-
Belle
POOL TABLE - Indoor/outdoor.
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)673-5704
POOL TABLE - Solid oak, Red
felt. Like new. Accessories
included. $1500.
(863)675-3424
STADIUM SEATS - 2, Like
new, Used 1 time. $20. will
separate. (863)763-8387
Leave message.



AMP - 1' Sony Exploid, 250
watt, great condition, used
only 2 months. $50
(863)634-4698
AMPLIFIER - Clarion APX
4004, 2/3/4 Channel, $150
(863)824-7778
SPEAKERS (4) 12" Infinity
Kappa Speakers, never used
$500 or sell separate
(863)824-7778
SUBWOOFER - JL AUTO, 15",
In box. $125 (863)634-3411
SUBWOOFER, (2), MMAT
P3.0, 12", nearly new, great
cond., never beaten up,
$400 neg. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS - 2, 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1500. Neg.
Pd. $2000. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS (4) - JBL, 12"
$380. (863)634-6476


HITACHI TV - Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
.PLASMA TV - 42", 3 yrs old,
made by LG, works great.
$600 (863)634-5471
TOSHIBA - 61", Works great.
$650. Firm. Please call
(863)697-3457 for details.


BUSH HOG - Iron King, 5ft., 3
ears old, good condition.
300 (863)467-1655
Engine hoist, drill press, metal
toolbox, riding lawn motor
Sports & more. $500 will sell
sep. (863)357-2623
GAS GENERATOR - Honda, 5
KVA, engine frozen, 2 gaug-
es missing. $50
(863)763-2053
SANDER - Sears, Oscillating
Spindle, like new, with cabi-
net, 20x20 work surface
$250 (863)801-4207
WELDER/GENERATOR - Mill-
er, Bobcat 225, 8000 units,
fell off p/up truck. Good for
parts. $50 (863)763-2053


SONY PSP - w/3 games, car-
ry case, $150
(863)357-6930



UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $250. (863)763-3451
VACUUM - Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$400 neg. (863)634-9526


ADULT VIDEOS - (30) $120
(863)357-1075
VIDEO CAMERA - $50.
(302)856-6165


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


SWe have your Home
Improvement needs!

* FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street * (863) 763-7131


BUCK HEAD RIDGE - 2br, 1ba
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
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, . asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
GREAT AREA
3BR/2BA, $1100 mo.
1st, last & sec.
863-634-0432


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FLORIDA LAND OWNER FI-
NANCED - 10-acre estates,
homes only, paved, under-
ground electric, $89,900,
great value. Limited time of-
fer, www.1800flaland.com
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker.
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


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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



SADDLE, Western, Cordura
16", New. Comes w/ Head
stall, reins & breast collar.
$250. neg. (863)983-8646



PATIO BAR - Curved, 3 doors,
light gray, 40"H x 60"L, very
heavy, excellent condition.
$200 (863)763-6640
RIDING MOWER - Toro, 16hp,
266-H Hydrostatic. Runs
great. Snow blade/wheel
weights. $850. 302-670-4999
YANMAR 1510 - 3 cyl diesel
in good shape w/almost new
4' Bush hog. $2600.
(305)299-1203


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



$301/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
* mo. + $600. sec:.dep.
InclUdes-Wasther'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
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1/ ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313


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
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.
(954)290-0861


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$14,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
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
BRAND NEWI 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1295 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156


HUD HOMES! 3bdr 2ba
$199/mo! 5/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
.5853.
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
lbr, fully furn, incld elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
$700/mo (863)467-1950
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
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



/ 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


OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm



BH RIDGE- 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $800/mo,
1st & Sec, (772)370-1095


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale1015
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 Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $301/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
LABELLE- Ft Denaud area-
3br, 2ba, 2 car gar, pool, 2
lots Reduced $275K
239-438-7264
0KEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
$145,000 (303)810-8585
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2/1, or
3/2/1, RENT TO OWN, Beau-
tifully redone in and out,
Tropical Paradise on canal
w/29 mature trees, South
side of town, 30 miles to
Pratt, low taxes, $95,000,
Rent for $1000/mo
w/$375/mo going towards
down payment. 6051 SE
97th Trail. (561)452-0512
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








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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



1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
- $49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807.
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
- Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA, MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
LAKES OF SUMMERVILLE:
Coastal Southern Charm
$159,900. New home ideally
located near historic
Charleston SC. 3 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom, 9' ceiling, 2 car
. garage. Call Now!
(888)636-7575 www.lake-
sofsumtnerville.com. .
'Luxurious Italian Villas, each
unique and hand-crafted, in
our La Campanella residen-
tial community with spa and
restaurant on premise, locat-
ed in Southwest Colorado
nestled between the San
Juan Mountains and the Ani-
mas River Valley. This is an
Outstanding opportunity for
real estate investments and
2nd home buyers. Durango
was recently named to
America's Dozen Distinctive
Destinations and preserved
communities. Visit us
www.lacampanelladuran-
go.com/FL, or call
(970)769-3769.
NC Mountain Log Homes
starting at $189,900. 3 bed,
2 bath, Approx. 1340 sq. ft.
Premier Mountain Properties,
www.jimmydagenhart.com
(828)284-0985.
NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CAROLINA. LOCATED ON
THE NEW RIVER IN ASHE
COUNTY' -26 ---LOTS
AVAILABLE. PRICES- BEGIN
AT $85,000. Century 21
Heritage Realty
(336)246-2664 �or
8 0) 8 6 5 -4 2 2 1
www.c21heritagerealty.com.
Pre-Construction GRAND
OPENING! Dockable Lake-
Sfront 5 AC- Only $39,900
SAVE $10,000! One Day-
Sat. Nov 17th New to mar-
ket! Spectacular waterfront
acreage on Lake Dannelly!
Park- like setting, gorgeous
AL location. Private, gated
community. Excellent financ-
ing. Must see. Call now &
ask how to PAY NO CLOS-
ING COSTS! (800)564-5092,
x.904.


Tennessee Land Sale 20 AC-
only $29,900 Subdivision
Potential 20 AC/ Log Cabin
Only $69,900. Sat. Nov 10th
Only 2100 sf log cabin pkg
on 20 acre ridgetop w/ spec-
tacular views. 2 miles to
Nicklaus designed golf
course. Near TN River & rec
lake. Or 20 acres only
$29,900. Excellent financing.
Call today to find out how to
pay NO closing costs
(866)999-2290, x 1628.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private
acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area
and New River State Park,
$139,500 owner
(866)789-8535.


Mobile lomes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
MH, 1BR/1BA, all until + cable,
$600 mo. + $200 sec. dep.
828 Hwy. 441 SE.
(863)763-2098/610-1386
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
SE 21st Court, 3BR/2BA, new-
ly remodeled, appl's, fur-
nished, $650 mo. + $500
dep. (863)610-9466
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets. $925 most & sec.
dep. (561)927-8211



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide:
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
MOBILE HOME- 61ft, all new
on diver, w/dock, 2/3 br,
screen . room, extras,
.7.000 18631255-495
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Very easyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Cent. air,
150x75 lot. $65K. Owner fi-
nancing w/$5K. down. 10 yr
Mortgage. (863)467-6688
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


SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area,
$650/mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (561)743-4331


Recreation



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



AIR BOAT, 12', 220 ground
power, runs good, fresh out
of the can, $5000.
(863)634-5959
BOAT - '93 Hurricane Fun
Deck boat, nice, great interi-
or, 115hp needs rebuilt
$1999 (863)675-3919 -
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, Runs good. $500.
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat,
great shape, to trade for 14
+ ft. utility trir., in same
cond., $700. (239)233-0413
BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229
BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trir., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
BOSTON WHALER 13' - 4Ohp
Evin, restored, restored trail-
er, $2999 (724)992-2893
(863)675-3919
DINGHY - 10 ft glass, or tan-
dem oar locks, Boston Whal-
er look alike, perfect shape.
$250 (863)357-1784
FIBERGLASS OUTBOARD
BOAT - 15ft, asking $100
(863)261-7229
FISHING BOAT - 14 Ft., Alumi-
num w/ trailer. $300 or best
offer. (863)675-7963 La-
Belle
GLASS TRON FLATS BOAT '84
- W/90 hp Johnson motor &
trailer, very good cond.
$3500 neg. (863)673-0733
JAVALIN BOAT, '89, 19/2 ft.,
175 Johnson motor & trol-
ling mtr., fish finder & GPS,
$4999. (863)357-3092
JON BOAT - 14 ft, good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-2336
JON BOAT, 12', Sears, flat bot-
tom, painted camo, 2 swivel
seats, no motor, $300.
(863)634-5593
JON BOAT- 17ft on '01 boat
trailer, 60 hp Evinrude motor,
'02 elect trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-8614
MONARK '00 - 17 ft, 40 hp,
depth finder, easy load trail-
er. $1800 (863)528-4172
POONTOON BOAT - '95,
Small, 22', 70 hp Evinrude,
Tandem axle trailer. Exc. cond.
$4500. (863)675-4397
TRI HULL, 16', galvanized 20'
trir., 35hp motor, runs good,
carpeted, 4 seats, $900.
(863)983-6042
WAVE BLASTER '96 - Yamaha
760, trailer included, runs
good. $1500 (863)674-0613


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$2000 needs work
(772)215-3500/597-0463
TRAILER HITCH - Draw Tight.
$50 (863)467-6148



MOTOR - 7.5 air cool Game
Fisher, exc. running cond.
$400. Call 863-801-1781
TROLLING MOTOR - 12 volt
Motor Guide Bow Mount,
foot control, 30 lb thrust.
$50 (863)763-3568



BOAT TRAILER - 16 Ft., Single
axle. $125 or best offer.
(863)234-1251
BOAT TRAILER - 17 Ft., Single
axle. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-4868
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person M town.


CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650
cc, black, $2,500. Call
863-674-0898/517-1019
HARLEY SPORTSTER '92 -
XLH1200, lowered, fwd.
controls, S & S carb, pipes.
$3900 neg (863)467-7415
HONDA CBR 600 '00 -
Wrecked, for parts. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-6648
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100, '02, w/9k mi., custom
'headlamps & much more,
$4999. (863)885-2804
MINI BIKE -3'/2hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$250. or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg
MOTORCYCLE HELMET, HJC,
good cond., size small, $10.
863)357-0344 or
863)610-0754
SADDLE BAGS, small leather
slant style, used very little,
$225. (863)357-0344 or
(863)610-0754
SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 - frame
sliders, Yoshi exhaust, flush
mt turn signals, $5000
(863)697-9405
SUZUKI KATANA 60OF '94 -
Runs good. $1500 or best
offer. (863)228-5044



FOUR WHEELER- BMX 200,
Runs & looks good. $800. or
best offer (863)228-2123
GO - CART, Bench seat style.
For kid's or small adult.
$200. (954)536-6613
GO& CART 2006 -; 2 Seater,
Runs good. $600
(863)763-8618
HONDA 250 ATV - 2004 runs
great, blue in color, new
tires, $2000 (863)675-0104
La Belle
HONDA 70 ATC - '85, Good
condition, Needs carb work.
$300. (863)634-5593
POLARIS SPORTSMAN '02 -
400, many extras, toolbox,
4wd. $3000 firm
(863)634-7157
YAMAHA PW50 '03 - Dirt bike,
has training wheels, great
condition. $800 or best offer.
(239)731-5912/633-6777


COACHMEN - '91, 33ft. Very
good cond., Orig. owner.
Towed only 1600 mi. $4999.
Firm (863)612-0515 Lv msg
CORSAIR '87 - 5th wheel, new
AC, refrig, good cond., few
road miles, in Taylor Creek,
Okee $4200 (561)801-1936


Automobiles



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



BUICK PARK AVE '93 - good
condition, $1975 or best of-
fer (863)634-1830 Russ
BUICK REGAL - '95, 2 door,
AM/FM Cassette, Very cold
A/C, Pwr windows/locks.
$1800. Neg. (863)634-6626
BUICK SKYLARK '97 - New
tires, front brakes & battery,
93k miles. $1250
(863)467-0658
CADILLIAC DEVILLE - '97,
4.6L, 4 dr, Runs good. Needs
A/C pump. Must see to appre-
ciate. $2000. (863)673-5852
CHEVY CAMARO RS, '97 -
conv., needs brake work &
cosmetics, $1700 neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHRYSLER LEBARON CON-
VERTIBLE '94 - White, a/c,
117k, auto, drives well, small
dent. $1700 (863)612-1211
DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere
my
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '89 -
V8 5.0 engine, runs great.
$700 (863)467-0642
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '98,
for parts, clean title, new 5
spd. trans, new clutch pkg.,
$300. (863)674-5752
FORD MUSTANG '93 - Con-
vertible. Runs good Needs
body work. $700. West Palm
Beach. (561)254-7458
FORD MUSTANG, '94,
wrecked, great for parts,
$800. (863)634-9696
FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK,
'90, 5.0 5 spd., headers &
373 posi rear, $1800.
(863)983-6550
HYUNDAI, '01, exc. cond.,
asking $2,000.
(863)357-2623
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'94 - Excellent condition.
$1700 (863)675-2816
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE'93-17"
Moma's, runs good. $1500
or best offer. (239)210-1475
NISSAN SENTRA SW '85-
manual 5 spd, 90+k miles,
engine & trans rebuilt, good
shape $900 (863)635-3643
PONTIAC TRANS AM '87 - T-
tops, many new parts,
$1400 or best offer
(863)357-1772/ 801-4690
TOYOTA CAMRY 1986 -
Needs timing belt. $800 or
best offer. 561-262-0510


CHEVY 4WD PICKUP 2004 -
Heavy duty crew cab, all
power, running boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
size off-road tires, $17,500.
Call 863-467-1545.
JEEP WILLYS 1946 - 4 cyl.
$500 (863)801-1666


GOLF CART BATTERIES-(6)
$90 For all or will sell separ-
ate (863)635-3824


CAMPER TOP - Grey, fits
short bed, full size pick up.
$150(863)634-2975
CHEVY 454 ENGINE - Runs
good. $800 (863)673-1981
CHEVY ENGINE: 350, 4 Bolt
Main w/Holly 750 dual pump
carb. Race trans. $1500 or
best offer. (239)878-4078
ENGINE & TRANS - 1987,302
engine, w/OD trans, can hear
run, $700 or best of-
fer(863)763-1370
FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP-
Fits 8 ft truck bed, int &
brake lights, sliding glass.
$250 neg. (863)801-9165'
MICKEY THOMPSON 8 lug 16"
Rims with tires, $400.
(863)634-9696
NISSAN SENTRA '87 - good
tires, new battery, blown
head, good for parts $350
(863)467-4518
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS - 16" 6 lug, American
Racing, $200 or best offer.
Call 863-675-8305 or
863-674-1333
RIMS - 35 x 12.50 x 16.5 on
16.5 x 10, 8 lug rims, fits
Dodge & Ford. $200
(863)673-6289
RIMS, chrome, 20", w/5 on
4.5 or. 5 on 4.75, bolt pat-
tern, $400 neg.
(863)697-0328 Heather
RIMS- Set of 4, 16 x 7, 5 lug,
Dodge Ram 1500 P/U, fits
'96-'01. REDUCED $100
Cash. (863)801-9165
RUNNING BOARDS.- Factory,
off '99-'03 ext cab full size
Chevy pick up, black, needs
painted. $50 (863)634-4698
RUNNING BOARDS, off of
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black,
for 4 dr., $125.
(863)697-2032
TIRES - 305/70/17 Nitto, All
Terrain Terra Grappler. $600.
or best offer (863)801-5198
TIRES & WHEELS - 4,
P205/75/R14, 5 hole Ford
Ranger pattern, med st tread.
$75 will sep. (863)634-6325
TRANSMISSION - for GMC
Suburban '93, asking $300
(863)302-4442
TRUCK BED, fits '94-'01
Dodge Dually, white, $500.
(863)634-6889


TRUCK PARTS- '97 Ford
F-250 4x4 all running gear.
$2000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
WHEELS - (4), 16", five hole,
aluminum, 8" wide, for a car,
all for $100. (863)634-6325
WHEELS, KMC Balzac, 22",
fits Ford Superduty w/8 on
170 bolt pattern, like new,
$1800. (863)697-0328


CHEVY '86 - SWB, runs great,
needs a little work. $5000 or
best offer. (863)357-0516
CHEVY SILVERADO P/U - '81
Pwr windows/locks, tilt
steering, long wheel base.
$1200 neg. (863)634-9737
DODGE - '94, Runs great. A/C
very cold. New tires. $2100.
(863)675-0104
FORD 250 '86 - 4 wd, 4 spd,
body in good shape, great
mud truck, custom running
boards $750 (863)467-2231
FORD F150, '97, V8, cold a/c,
great work truck, $2500.
(863)634r8519
FORD F-350 DUALLY '87- 460
5 spd., new paint, runs
good, $3500 or best offer.
(863)228-5044
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
GMC PICKUP, '89 - 3/4 ton,
4x4, longbed, truck in La-
Belle, $1500 or best offer.
(863)675-3806
PONTIAC PICKUP, '85, rebuilt
motor, exc. cond., $2,000.
(863)357-2623
TONNEAU COVER - Fiber-
glass, fits '99-Up Ford Super
Duty, Short bed. Arizona beige
$400. Neg. (863)227-0222
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $300.
(772)263-6481


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1992 -
Runs good. New paint. New
tires. Asking $2000 or best
offer. (863)673-4677
FORD EXPEDITION, '98, Eddie
Bauer, 4x4, good cond.,
$4500 or best offer.
(812)291-0118_
SUBURBAN '85 - runs great,
needs a little work, $500
(561)743-3932 or
(561)401-5102 Kevin
SUZUKI SAMURAI '86, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ D00. Runs
well. $1500 (561)261-0766


OPEN TRAILER - Tandem,
needs right axle. $1000 or
best offer. Call Barb at
(863)763-8188
UTILITY TRAILER - 16 ft, all
steel, car/buggy trailer,
brakes heavy ramps, tandem
axle. $1000 (239)370-8532


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO.47 2007 CA 0343
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-2
Plaintiff,
vs.
CATHY MARROQUIN A/KA CATHRYN
D. MARROQUIN, ET, AL.,
Defendants
TO: CATHY MARROQUIN AKA CATHRYN
D MARROQUIN; PHYLLIS SEHON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE PHYLLIS SE-
HON: LUIS MARROQUIN AKA LUIS
ENRIQUE MARROQUIN
Last know address: 2644 SE 27th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
CATHY MARROQUIN AKA CATHRYN
0. MARROQUIN; PHYLLIS SEHON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHYLLIS SE-
HON; LUIS MARROQUIN AKA LUIS
ENRIQUE MARROQUIN, and all parties
having or claiming to haveany right, ti-
tie or interest in the property described
herein
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 29, OF TAYLOR REEK ISLES
UNIT VI, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and your are
required.to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it, on Carline
Mildor, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
with Ichose one)
a) within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of this notice, or
(b) on or before November 24, 2007
and file the original with the Clerk of this
. Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
this 19th day of October, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Adrlene Nealis
SAs Deputy Clerk
246598 ON 10/31:11/7/07
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked fop it?


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Community Events


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.

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.

;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.

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.


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.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. in
the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss the title for
the month. This meeting is open and free to the public. Meetings and
topics are as follows: Thursday, 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.

Craft Fair seeks vendors
Vendors wanted for Craft Fair on Nov. 23 and 24. Set up time is 8
a.m., doors open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Spaces $35 extra space or
table $5 each. Inside or outside spaces for tents.. For information call
the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863) 610-3374 or (863) 763-8072.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required'documentation needed to apply.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FP's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary host Bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their annual
Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tables are
available for $10. Everyone is welcome. Bring your goodies to sell or
come and shop. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For information,
call Cheryl at (863) 697-2930.


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

Civil War re-enactment planned for Dec. 1 & 2
The seventh annual Civil War re-enactment about the raid on Fort
Pierce will be held Dec. 1 & 2 at the Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 E.
Midway Road, in,Fort Pierce. On Saturday, camps will be open to the
public from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and battles will be held throughout
the day with the main battle being staged at 2 p.m. On Sunday, camps
will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the main battle
starting at 1 p.m. Other activities include living history demonstrations,
Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, Ladies Tea, blacksmith and more. Ad-
mittance costs are $3 for adults and $1 for children. Kids under the age
of 6 will be admitted free. For information: contact Anita Errico-Smith
at (772) 465-7608, or by e-mail at civilwargal@cs.com; or, Lou Rausch
at (772) 359-6541, or, Greyriderl863@aol.com. All proceeds from the
event will go to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #400.

11th Annual fashion show and luncheon

Tickets are now available for the 11th Annual Fashion Show and
Luncheon sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the
Eastern Star. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the KOA
Resort. The event features a delicious luncheon and our spectacular
Tea Cup Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift baskets
to be won. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served
at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the
door. This is the holiday event of the season you won't want to miss so
reserve your ticket by calling our Ticket Chairman, Dolores Anchors at
(863) 467-1392 or any member of Okeechobee Chapter No. 128.

Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is doing a toy collection for the needy chil-
dren of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are
to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped.
Please.drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-
9386.

Moose Legionnaires hold annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut "Fundraiser" for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and catalogs may be picked up at the
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave., see Paul at the Lodge, 159 N.W. 361"
St., (863) 763-4954 or call Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman at (863)
467-1484 to order.


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Okeechobee News,


,Wednesday, October 31, 2007


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CHEVY ASTRO VAN '99 -
good cond., 71K miles, good
tires, $5000 or best offer
(863)634-9513 / 467-2195
CHEVY CONV VAN 1500 '95 -
Mark Ill package, interior
great w/TV, runs good
1800 (863)509-8179
CHEVY VAN - '76, New 350
long block factory ordered
from GM, New carb., 76K orig
mi. $2000 (863)634-3412
CHEVY VAN '96 - 1 ton G30
work van, $3000
(863)467-4650
DODGE RAM - '99, Runs
Stood. Good condition.
2500. (863)467-9892

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2007 CA 207
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
TONY G. HUET AKA TONY HUET et. al,
Defendants
TO: TONY G. HUET AKA TONY HUET
Whose residence is: 180 SE 80th Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fl 34974 & 1469 Royal
Forest Ct, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
TO: AILIN HUET
Whose residence is: 180 SE 80th Ave,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 & 1469 Royal
Forest Ct, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
TONY G. HUET AKA TONY HUET, Al-
LIN HUET, and all parties having claim-
ing to have any right, filte or interest in
the property descbed herein
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 21,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Flonda, and be-
ing more particularly described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the West one-quarter of
said Section 21, thence bear South 89
degrees 05' 31" East along the South
boundary line of the Northeast one-
quarter of said Section 21, for a dis-
tance of 60.00 feet to the Northwest
corner of a parcel of land recorded in
Official Records Book 226, Page
1623, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida; thence continue South
89 degrees 05'r31" East alongthe
North boundary line of said Official
Records 226, Page 1623, for a dis-
tance of 6.00 feet to a point lying on
the East right of way line of S.E. 80th
Avenue (A/NO/A B & B McArthur Road);
thence bear North 00 degrees 04' 00
East along said East right of way line,
for a distance of 562.81 feet to the
point of beginning; thence continue
North 00 degrees 04' 00" East along
said East right of way line, for a dis-
tance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence
bear South 89 degrees 55'45" East for
a distance of 1089.00 feet to a point;
thence bear South 00 degrees 04' 00'
West, parallel with the said East right
of way line of S.E. 80th Avenue, for a
distance of 400.00 feet to a point;
thence bear North 89 degrees 55' 45"
West for a distance of 1089.00 feet to
the point of beginning.
a/l/a 180 SE 80th Ave, Okeechobee,
F 34974
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it, on Sarah Bar-
baccia, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stiring Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Floridda 33312
with (chose one)
(a) within 30 days after the first publica-
bon of this notice, or
(b) on or before November 24, 2007
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
this 19th day of October, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Arlene Nealis
As Deputy Clerk
246587 ON 10/21 & 11/07/07






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Big "0" Teen Angler Tournament___
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11-14 Division Winners
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Submitted Photos
Tyler Browning, 13, won first place in the 11-14 year old
division with a total of 4 fish weighing in at 6.85 Ibs at Teen
Angler Tournament, along with winning the Big Fish award
for his age division with a big fish weight of 2.25 Ibs.


Sports News In Brief


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Golf Tournament to
benefit ehildrens home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539
and Auxiliaries will host the
Second Annual golf tourna-
ment to benefit the VFW Na-
tional Home for Children. The
tournament is Nov. 3, at the
Okeechobee Golf arid Coun-
try Club. Everyone is invited.
Blind draw or teams. For infor-
mation 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, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters (especially) are wel-
come.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.


15-18 Division Winners
























Submitted Photos
Mike Cornell, 15, won first place in the 15-18 year old divi-
sion with a total of 5. fish weighing in at 11.25 lbs at the
Teen Angler Tournament.


Luke Joles, 15, won sec-
ond place in the 15-18 year
old division, with a total of
d 2 fish weighing in at 9.25
"lbs along with the Big Fish
, t\ ^ award for his age division
/' '1 ^ l 'with a big fish weight of 8
lbs at the Teen Angler Tour-
nament.






Garrett Farmer, 16, won
third place in the 15-18 year
old division with a total of 5 A .�' .
fish weighing in at 6.35 lbs e
at the Teen Angler Tourna- e
ment.


Call for Info @ 407-353-4121
Attend the Auctions for Chance to Win A
NEW CAR
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is pleased to announce

the opening of his

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medical

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-Specializing in evidence based medicine for the treatment of Cancer.

-Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy treatment.

-Medicare/Medicaid Assignment Accepted

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-All insurance plans accepted and filed.

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Now Accepting New Patients
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Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Okeechobee, FL 34972
(772) 460-5501 (863) 357-4138
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WE DO TRAILER REPAIRS!
All Makes & Models, Axles, Brakes Etc...


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(863) 763-5342
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For more information and
a FREE QUOTE call
(863) 467-0035

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605 SW Park Street, # 24
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AUCTION
Tuesday, November 6th @ 12 Noon
Jacksonville Beach. FL
(2)'New Homes. Beach Side
Thursday, November 8th @ 12 Noon
Tavares, FL
Mt. Dora Lake Front Home
&
Leesburg, FL
(2) 7+ Acre Wooded Lots
PLEASE VIEW OUR WEB SITE AND PREVIEW, THESE LUXURY
PROIIErtrt:S FOR CTI()ON ,WITHr ALL TERMS AND) CONDITIONS
ww~w.soldhvauction.net/nov
SOLD by AUCTION


Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 31, 2007


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