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Vol. 98 No. 305 Thursday, November L, 2007 50� Plus tax


Briefs


Daylight Saving Time
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.

Two day Motorcyle
rally is planned
A motorcycle rally will be
held Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sun-
day, Nov. 11, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., beginning 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 give-
aways. Tickets are $5 in advance
each, and $10 each at the gate
on the day of the event. Chil-
dren 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 informa-
tion, tickets or to sign up a team
to compete in one of the adult
contests, contact either Detec-
tive Sergeant Brad Stark or Mi-
c.hele 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.

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


Lake Levels

10.33 feet
Last Year: 12.78 feet
Source: South
4". Florida Water
_ <.,. ~Management
) District. Depth
:. .'<, given in feet
&yf above sea level.


Index
Classifieds........................ 9-10
Com ics .................................. 7
Community Events................ 4
Crossword............................. 9
Obituaries.............................. 6
Opinion..... ........................ 4
Speak Out .. ...................... 4
Sports ...................................... 10
TV ............. ...... 10
W weather ................. ................ 2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Rim Canal boat ramp planned


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
It's the hope of at least one
county official that construction
on a new boat ramp on the Rim
Canal at Nubbin Slough will get
under way soon.
All of the permits for the


project have been received by
Okeechobee County so all that's
holding up the project is the con-
tractor.
"This is an urgency job," said
Jim Threewits, deputy county
administrator for Okeechobee
County. "We're trying to get


them here while the water is
down and before the season gets
here."
He said the contractor that
will be doing the project works
all over the state, but Mr. Three-
wits expects the builders to start
the project soon.


"That would be my guess,"
he said. "When we started this
a year-and-a-half ago we didn't
know it would take this long."
The new boat ramp will be
put in at the end of the Rim Ca-
nal on the north side of Nubbin
Slough.


Halloween fun: Pirates, pumpkins and paper
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Okeechobee News/Janetta Thiboult
The Berger Insurance Office was taken over by this motley group of pirates on Halloween. They are, left to right, first
row, Lori Berger, Linda Utt, Peggy Simmons, Betty Simmons, Angie Pfenning, Joyce Suit, back row Cindy Maynard
and Myrna Simmons.


Student of the month



fits Rotarian persona


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians viewed a true ex-
ample of "Service above Self" at
their Tuesday, Oct. 30, luncheon
where they presented their sec-
ond student of the month recipi-
ent with her award.
Kayla Patterson is the recipi-
ent of the second student of the
month award presented by the
Okeechobee Rotary Club. She
is a senior at Okeechobee High
School and currently has a 3.45
grade point average. She is very
active in the community and
demonstrates a "Rotarian" at-
titude with her "Service above
Self" by donating 1,423 hours of
community service to date.
These hours were donated
through work that Miss Patter-
son has done with former teach-


er at Osceola Middle School Re-
nae Finney, 4-H and Raulerson
Hospital as a Candy Striper.
She continues to help Mrs.
Finney with various programs
including an after school pro-
gram and summer school pro-
gram. Through her volunteer
work she is able to help teach-
ers get their work done faster
and it also helps 4-H supervise
children during events.
Miss Patterson serves as the
historian for the Okeechobee
Brahman FFA Chapter. She
shows swine at the Okeechobee
Youth Livestock show each year.
Through all of her volunteer-
ism, Miss Patterson has decided
that her goal is to work with
children and obtain an elemen-
tary education and agri-science
degree. She would also like to
minor in early childhood devel-


opment.
She describes herself as a
determined person, "if I start
something, I finish it to my full-
est potential."
Her nominee guidance
counselor, Wendy Padgett, stat-
ed Miss Patterson "is a very hard
worker and always reaches out
to others ... she was a part of
the leadership team that went to
Tallahassee to meet with Repre-
sentative Atkinson."
She said her reason for vol-
unteering so much in her com-
munity is that giving something
back to the community is the
right thing to do in her heart,
not just something that some-
one does because they are
made to do it.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Mr. Threewits said the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is paying
for the bulk of the project that
calls for one, over-sized single
boat ramp with limited docking
space.
See Ramp - Page 2


Airboat


accident


victim


recovering

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The young boy injured in an
airboat accident in the Monkey
Box on Lake Okeechobee ear-
lier this week is improving, said
a spokesperson with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
FWC spokesperson Jorge
Pino said the operator of the
airboat was Curtis M. Ander-
son, Jr., 32. Mr. Anderson was
operating the airboat when, for
unknown reasons, it flipped
over and landed on top of him,
said Officer Pino.
Also injured injured in the Monday,
Oct. 29, accident was Hayden
T. Schmitt, 4.
Mr. Pino said both Mr. An-
derson and Hayden Schmitt
were flown out of the area by
Traumahawk. The FWC of-
ficer said the lower portion of
Mr. Anderson's right leg was
eventually amputated and that
Hayden received a scalp lacera-
tion.-
"He's doing much better,"
said Mr. Pino of the boy.
Also on the boat was the
boy's mother, Windy Hope
Schmitt, 26, his sisters Faith E.
Schmitt,, 7, ,and Emily Louann
Schmitt, 9. Curtis Anderson, 12,
was also on the boat.
Mr. Pino said all four of those
involved are from Cape Coral.
The officer said an FWC
helicopter was sent to the area
and was the first to arrive at the
scene. The pilot and co-pilot
immediately began to adminis-
ter first aid to both Mr. Ander-
son, whose leg was partially
See Recovering - Page 2


UKeecnobee News/inauna Aguilar
Rotarian President Terry Burroughs (left) presented the sec-
ond student of the month award to Kayla Patterson (right) who
is a senior at Okeechobee High School who has completed
over 1400 community service hours which demonstrates her
"Service Above Self" that is the key motto of Rotary.


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2 Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 1, 2007


FPL advises setting back time on appliances, equipment


On Nov. 4, when we "fall
back", we lose an hour of peak
daylight. Florida Power & Light
Company reminds customers, in
addition to changing the clocks,
to also reset any timer-based
equipment or appliances in the
home. And since the changing
of the clocks also marks the ap-
proach of the cooler fall weather,
FPL offers additional tips to help
save energy and keep bills as low
as possible during the upcoming
season:
Change the timer on your pool


Ramp
Continued From Page 1
"The county has paid for the
permitting so far," said Mr. Three-
wits. "This is a co-operative effort
between the county, the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and FWC."
The county will likely maintain
the ramp as well as the shell and
grass parking area.
Anglers will be able to launch
their boat at the new ramp and
then run the Rim Canal to Tay-
lor Creek then pass through
the locks and on out into Lake
Okeechobee.
Mr. Threewits said this project
has been pushed along by Repre-
sentative Richard Machek (D-78111
District).
"This was his project. He's
-been adamant about this getting
done," said Mr. Threewits.
Even with the current low wa-
ter levels, Mr. Threewits said he's
confident the water level at this
'point of the Rim Canal will be suf-
ficient to launch a boat. He said
he believes the depth here is 12 to
121/2 feet.
"If I remember correctly,
they're trying to make it deep


pump. Once the clocks change,
your pump will turn on an hour
earlier than intended, unless you
remember to adjust it according-
ly. If left running too long, a pool
pump can waste energy, leading
to higher bills. And since your
pool likely doesn't need as much
filtration now then it did during
the hot summer months, reduce
the time you run your pump to
four hours a day (as compared
to the recommended six hours a
day during the peak of summer).
Reducing a pool pump's run time


by two hours per day can save
roughly $13 a month. Check out
FPL's pool pump calculator at
www.fpl.com (type in pool pump
calculator in the search box) and
see what you'll save by scaling
back the number of hours you
run your pool pump).
Reset your programmable
thermostat to match the changing
of the clock. And if you don't have
a programmable thermostat, now
would be a good time to consider
making the switch. For hom-
eowners who work outside the


home during the day and have a
different schedule on the week-
end, a programmable thermostat
can eliminate the guesswork and
help save energy and money on
monthly bills. According to the
U.S. Department of Energy, when
used properly, a programmable
thermostat can save up to $150
a year.
For more information and tips
on how to save energy this sea-
son, and all year long, visit www.
FPL.com/toolkit.


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
It is hoped that construction on a new boat ramp will get under way soon at the end of the
Rim Canal at Nubbin Slough. Okeechobee County has received the necessary permits for the
project and is currenlty waiting on the contractor to get started.


enough that if the lake is usable it
will be fine," he said.
While the new facility will be
open to the public, Mr. Threewits
doesn't envision it being suitable
to host a bass tournament. He


pointed out that tournaments like
to use facilities like those at Okee-
Tantie or Scott Driver where they
haveeven easier access to the
river and the lake.
"I can't see it being used as a


tournament-type place. It doesn't
seem to be conducive to that,"
he pointed out. "It's not designed
around high use like a tourna-
ment would produce -- there's
not a lot of roo


Groovy tellers
Riverside Bank employees spent Halloween stepping back in time. Their theme was The 70's Disco era. Employees
(in no particular order) are: Tabitha Trent, Cecilia Elliott, Megan McCellan, Monica Jones, Heather Hancock and
Kristy Crawford.


Community Events

Indoor yard and craft sale


Recovering
Continued From Page 1
severed just above the ankle, and
Hayden.,
The pilot managed to land his
aircraft on a dry spot in the area.
"It was a very harrowing land-
ing," said Mr. Pino. "It took a lot
of technique to do that. The area


was hard to access by either air or
airboat."
The Traumahawk aircraft also
landed on a dry spot.
Windy Schmitt, her daughters
and the younger Curtis Anderson
were airlifted to safety.
Mr. Pino said the accident is
still under investigation and that
it has yet to be determined what
caused the accident.


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. Conti-
nental 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 in-
formation, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or Patsy Black at
(863) 467-7068.

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

Writers' Workshop at the Library
A Writers' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Library Board Room. Anyone who writes fiction, including
mainstream, mystery, and romance, as well as memoir or 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.

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 Alberto Urrea," the group will meet at 6:30 for our annual Christ-
mas tea with the discussion at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 24, "Mademoi-
selle Benoir, by Christine Conrad. For information call Jan Fehrman at
(863) 357-9980.


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.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers
breezy. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
northeast at 10 to 15 mph becoming north at 15 to 20 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
The wind will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will
be from the north at 10 to15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. The low will be around 60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.


Lotteries

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Officer wears two hats
Officer Russ Cale of the Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (right) joined in celebrating Halloween on Wednes-
day, Oct. 31, by giving out candy to school children while
he was working traffic control at Central Elementary
School.







Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 1, 2007 3


Service Clubs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
763-2950.
* American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
* Our kitchen is open and serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday through
Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
with David Copper from 3 until 6
p.m.; Sunday from 4 until 9 p.m.
* Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 4
until 7 p.m.
* Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
* The Sons of the American Le-
gion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea.
* Friday night dinners have
resumed. Dinners will be served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.
* It is time to pay your dues for
the Legion and Auxiliary.
* We are planning a Christmas
party for children and a party for
veterans in the nursing home.
* We are planning a free dinner
for everyone who has paid their
dues by Nov. 1.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the month
at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m:
Applications for new members are
available. Call Lou Eder at (863)
357-0467 or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863) 467-2882.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located
at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
* Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
able.
* Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 do-
nation. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays: mu-
sic at 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until
11 a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
* The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star - Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
* Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
* Monday: Monday night foot-
ball with free food. Come enjoy
'the game at 7 p.m.
* Wednesday: cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have
'a game you wish to play, bring it.
* Thursday: dinner will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
'the Lodge for the menu.
* Thursday: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
S* Friday: dinner served from
:5 until 7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
'ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to see who is
playing.
* Saturday: dinner from 6 p.m.
until ? Call for the menu.


* Saturday: karaoke night
,starting at 8 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 un-
til 7:15 p.m., Anniversary Dinner.
W.O.T.M Sponsoring a Halloween
party with prizes for First, Second
and Third place costumes. Kara-
oke hosted by Debbie.
* No bingo for the rest of the
summer.
* Moose membership meeting
on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. there
will be a enrollment, all prospec-
tive members should attend.


Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon until
8 p.m., or later. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall is
open for activities.
* Breakfast first Sunday of ev-
ery month from 8 to 11 a.m.
* Every Monday evening-pool
and poker tournaments.
* LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Officers meetings, men and
women, are the first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* LOOM officers meeting first
and third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Every Thursday and Sunday:
horseshoes at 2 p.m.
* Every Thursday: $5 supper
and women's fun night. Line danc-
ing lessons.
* Every Sunday: horseshoes at
2 p.m.; free pool games all day.
* Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is available.
* Every Saturday: dinner at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation.
* Moose Races Saturday at 2
p.m.
* Watch for yard sale

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information
or write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
* Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
* Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday
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available. Everyone is welcome.
* Wednesday: dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
* Friday: bingo starts at .1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
* Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
* Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 4 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke from 6 un-
til 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
* Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or Am-
Vets. Music will be available.
* Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
* Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for an $11 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
* Membership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
House Committee meeting is on
the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Mike Hall at (863) 467-


2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at I p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
* Monday: $1.50 tacos till 6
p.m.
* Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary
Dinner - 5:30 p.m. ($6)
* Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
* Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry, chicken fingers
or shrimp from 5 until 8 p.m. along
with live music and dancing.
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed
at noon. Live music and dancing
will start at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: open at 1 p.m. NAS-
CAR on two big screen TV's.
The LadiesAuxiliary is looking for
any family members of Okeechobee
residents currently serving overseas.
We are forwarding packages of
needed items to our active service
personnel. For more information
or if you would like to donate items
please contact us, Cheryl Benoit at
(863) 697-2930.
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are held the first Sunday
of every month at noon. Men's
Auxiliary meetings are the second
Wednesday of every month at 6:30
p.m.
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each


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month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and par-
ties. For information call the club
at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at (863)
634-2682.
* Sunday: Every second Sun-
day of the month there will be a
Bike Sunday from noon until 7
p.m. There will be food, juke-
box, big screen T.V and an Oasis
Lounge. For more information,
call the club at (863) 763-3378.

Cypress Hut'
Eagles #4509
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4701 U.S. 441 S.E. is now open to


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The Miami Dolphins are looking for nominations for the Coach Cameron Youth
Football Team of the Week, Presented by Publix. Simply tell us in 250 words or
less why your youth football team should be selected. If your team is chosen,
the Youth Football and Cheer Team will receive 100 tickets to a Miami Dolphins
home game. Send all nominations to youthprograms@dolphins.nfl.com.
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members Monday-Saturday from
10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sundays
from I to 10 p.m. Information can
be found by visiting www.foe4509.
com, or calling (863) 467-1164.
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m.
on the first and third Wednesday
of each month at the old Cypress
Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at
7 p.m. on the second and fourth
Wednesday of every month
* Breakfast is served on the
second and fourth Sunday of each
month from 9 a.m. until noon.
* Tuesday: food is served start-
ing at 5 p.m.
* Saturday, food is served start-
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MRSA: I have a question: with the MRSA going around as bad as
it has been, then why doesn't the Freshman Campus provide soap in
any of the boys bathrooms?

CONGRATULATIONS: Hooray Okeechobee and hooray Mr.
Long I would say his new job in Bartow with the big annual salary
increase is a real vindication and will help heal a lot of wounds. Con-
gratulations Mr. Long.

LETTER: Congratulations Bill Stegkemper, your letter to the
County Commissioners was right on the head.. Good job.

QUESTION: I am sitting at my dining table reading Speak Out
at 6:30 a.m. and I have a perplexing question to ask. During the
time that this military has been in Afghanistan and Iraq we have lost
about 4,000 young people during that same period in the United
States, approximately 73,000 Americans have been murdered. The
war is right here. The people are being murdered in this country.
Why should we be over there killing those people when we need
to be here protecting Americans who are being killed by their own
nationality. Answer that question for me.

STALKING: I was just reading in the Speak Out, where there are
a lot of people who don't like the stalking charge that the man got
for blowing the kisses at the young girls. I myself just think that this is
another example of how the bible says in this generation the people
will call good evil and evil good. And personally I think he got what
he deserved because he obviously is in some pre-meditated state, if
he did it back in February and he is doing it now. These people need
to realize, that if he didn't get what he did, next month it might not
be blowing kisses he may be persuading one of these young girls to
get in his truck with him. And then you know it could lead to rape or
it could lead to a sexual relation that is not good for the girl. So I think
the man got exactly what he deserved and probably could have got
a little bit more.

WEIGHT LIMITS: This is in regards to the weight limits for the
kids in football. The kids should not be distributed by their ages, but
by their weight. Cause you can have a 10-year-old who weighs 120
lbs while you have a 13 year old who only weighs 85-90 lbs.

CULTURE: I know there is a lot of Speak Out comments on this
stalking charges, but I want to say one thing that no one has brought
up. This is not a stalking issue, this is a culture issue. Has anyone
stopped to think that Latin Americans or anyone from the different
countries, like Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc. it's a cultural thing,
they whistle at women, and make little comments, it's not harass-
ment it's not stalking, it's a cultural issue, and the mother probably
doesn't understand that the girls were never in danger anyways and
she took it too far. Guys you need to wake up and understand the
ignorance of the cultural difference.

COMPLAINTS: I see very few people complaining about OCRA,
and the ones that do complain are doing so because they want at-
+ tention. If you would quit responding to there posts they would quit
complaining. And if you are going to use some ones name on here
why don't you use you're real name. Quit complaining and let your
children play ball.

RESPECT: I teach my kids to respect others, and when they were
younger, if I EVER found them making fun of others for whatever rea-
son, they would get a stern lecture! My daughter knows most of the
gay children (kids) involved in this situation and 1 have never heard
her speak ill of them, or make fun of them. Actually, I suspect most
of the kids at the school don't give this entire issue much thought.
It is the adults. While I am a practicing Christian, I do struggle with
some passages in the bible -- but I always fall back on being kind
to others when at all possible. I have an overall problem with what
is being taught in school, and have for many years. I think all kids
need to learn to respect those that are different, whichever the differ-
ence maybe. I personally don't think there are as many students that
want to be in this club as they are stating, having said that tolerance
must be showed to all. I just don't agree with the club being at the
school.

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For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal 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. PJease join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for informa-
tion.
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 relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second 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 informa-
tion, 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 interested 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 workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings 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 meeting.
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.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of
a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring
Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. This is an operi speaker meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of
Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suites K. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season on Sept. 7,
hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions Club on Se-
bring Parkway, one mile east of U.S.27. For information call (863) 471-0559
or (863) 385-6621.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, holds meetings for per-
sons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 357-3053.

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863)
634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every month Oc-
tober-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street at 10 a.m. For
information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the first
Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring to re-
ceive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gathering is
located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa Brown at (863)
357-3318.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at the Just
For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite
K. For information call (863) 634-4780.


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. un-
til 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 which includes lunch. For information,
contact Cheri Watford at the church office (863) 763-4021 or Re-
gina Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets.

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. Re-
hearsals are challenging, fast-paced, and fun. For more informa-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-7714.


From the photo archives
While cleaning out the old photography darkroom at the
Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a number
of old photos. Some of these photos were taken by staffers;
others were apparently brought in by community members.
No information is available with the photos, but readers can
share any information they might have. Some of these have
been posted at http://photos.newszap.com/pages/gallery,
php?gallery=310113. Or go online to www.newszap.com,
click on "Okeechobee," click on "Florida photos," and then
click on "Okee News Archives." To comment on a photo,
open the photo and post your comments below.



Upcoming Events


Community Events


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 donation
of $5. A membership drive will be held both days. For information
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 hostsTribute to Dr. Fred 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 included
in the ticket purchase. For tickets and information call Connie 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 freshly barbe-
cued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W 144"' Drive and turn
left at the flashing light. Go west two miles and follow the signs to the
Center. For information call (863) 763-4630.

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

Methodist Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite ev-
eryone 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 auc-
tion. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts
will be available from 11' a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to
Mission Projects local and abroad. Come and bring a friend! For
information call (863) 763-4021.

Fire Department plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a pancake break-
fast on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. the pancakes are all
you can eat, the meal also includes sausage, and juice. Everyone is
welcome. For information, call (863) 357-1364.

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

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Healthy Start Coalition will meet
on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, located at
575 S.W. 28t1 St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This
meeting is open to the public. For more information about the
Coalition, please contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the Co-
alition office at (863) 462-5877.

Boots and Pearls Gala planned
The second annual Boots and Pearls Gala will benefit Hospice of
Okeechobee. The western themed evening will be filled with danc-
ing to the music of the Nashville Band. Guests will be treated to a
prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Six paintings by local artist
will be offered for auction. The event will be held at the KOA Conven-
tion Center, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., tickets will be a $50 donation
per person or sponsor a table (seats 8) for $500. Tickets may be
purchased at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Livestock Mar-
ket and Gilberts Chevrolet. For information, contact.Sandra 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
information call (863) 357-9980.

AARP Driver Safety Course planned
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., will spon-
sor an AARP Driver Safety Course on Nov. 10 and 17 from 9 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m. The course is for ages 55 and up. Consult your auto
insurance agent for your three year discount upon completion of
class. There will be a $10 tuition fee (check only) for information
call Instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Church plans Girls Night Out







Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 1, 2007 5


At the Movies BIondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 III - "The Comebacks"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., 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 Thursday, Nov. 1, the
305th day of 2007. There are 60
days left in the year. This is All
Saints Day.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 1, 1765, the Stamp
Act went into effect, prompting
stiff resistance from American
colonists.
On this date:
In 1512, Michelangelo finished
painting the ceiling of the Sistine
Chapel at the Vatican.
In 1604, William Shake-
speare's tragedy "Othello" was
first presented at Whitehall Pal-
ace in London.
In 1611, Shakespeare's ro-
mantic comedy "The Tempest"
was first presented at Whitehall.
In 1861, Gen. George B. Mc-
Clellan was made General-in-
Chief of the Union armies, suc-
ceeding Winfield Scott.
In 1870, the U.S. Weather Bu-
reau made its first meteorologi-
cal observations.
In 1936, in a speech in Milan,
Italy, Benito Mussolini described
the alliance .between his country
and Nazi Germany as an "axis"
running between Rome and Ber-
lin.
Ten years ago: Chinese
President Jiang Zemin defended
his government during an ap-
pearance at Harvard University,
but conceded that China had
made mistakes. Meanwhile,
about 2,000 people demonstrat-
ed outside both for and against
the Beijing government.
Five years ago: A federal
judge approved most provisions
of an antitrust settlement be-
tween Microsoft and the Justice
Department. A Russian space-
craft carrying two cosmonauts
and a Belgian astronaut docked
with the international space sta-
tion. Queen Elizabeth II's surprise
revelation that she knew butler
Paul Burrell had taken some of
Princess Diana's possessions for
safekeeping prompted prosecu-
tors to drop theft charges against
the servant.
Today's Birthdays: News-
paper columnist James J. Kilpat-
rick is 87. Golfer Gary Player is 72.
Country singer Bill Anderson is
70. Actress Barbara Bosson is 68.
Actor Robert Foxworth is 66. Ac-
tress Marcia Wallace is 65. Maga-
zine publisher Larry Flynt is 65.
Country singer Kinky Friedman is
63. Actress Jeannie Berlin is 58.
Pop singer-musician Dan Peek is
57. Rhythm-and-blues musician
Khalis Bayyan (aka Ronald Bell)
(Kool and the Gang) is 56. Coun-
try singer-songwriter-producer
Keith Stegall is 53. Country sing-
er Lyle Lovett is 50. Actress Ra-
chel Ticotin is 49. Rock musician
Eddie MacDonald (The Alarm) is
48. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis
(Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 45.
Pop singer-musician Mags Fu-
ruholmen (a-ha) is 45. Rock mu-
sician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is
44. Country singer "Big Kenny"
Alphin (Big and Rich) is 44. Rap-
per Willie D (Geto Boys) is 41.
Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 40.
Country musician Dale Wallace
(Emerson Drive) is 38. Actress


Toni Collette is 35. Actress Jenny
McCarthy is 35. Rock musician
Andrew Gonzales is 35. Actress
Aishwarya Rai is 34. Rock singer
Bo Bice ("American Idol") is 32.
Actor Penn Badgley is 21. Actor-
musician Alex Wolff is 10.
Thought for Today: "Peo-
ple who bite the hand that feeds
them usually lick the boot that
kicks them." - Eric Hoffer,
American author and philoso-
pher (1902-1983).


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Teen loses interest



in troubled friend


*DEAR ABBY: I have a seri-
ous problem. Several months
ago, my 15-year-old grand-
daughter, "Brittany," brought a
girlfriend to my home explaining
that "Megan's" mother was on
drugs and Megan had no place
to live. The mother was living be-
tween her car and an occasional
motel room.
I felt sorry for the girl and al-
lowed her, with her mother's per-
mission, to stay with us. Megan's
mother ultimately abandoned
her. Megan wound up in police
custody through no action of her
own. I was called to retrieve her
from the police station.
I was then asked to take the
girl into my home, as there is a
shortage of foster homes in our
area and I had a foster license
from years ago. Megan moved
in, and I provided her with the
essentials - some clothing, a
bedspread of her choosing, a
yearbook from school, etc.
Suddenly, Brittany has decid-
ed that she "hates" Megan, and
she is now begging me to get her
out of my home. I agreed to fos-
ter this girl, and there is nowhere
else for her to go.
Brittany is now avoiding us.
She is no longer speaking to Me-
gan and has stated that she'll let
us have our "new granddaugh-
ter" - she hates her. She's
overly rude to Megan at family
functions, excludes her from reg-
ular social occasions, and barely
speaks to me or her grandfather
anymore.
I'm not stupid. I know Brit-
tany is jealous, although I have
assured her that no one can ever
take her place. She insists that I
"get rid of" Megan - and she
doesn't care where she goes. My
daughter just says, "Well, what
did you expect?" and gives me
no backup or support.
I don't want to put Megan
into the "system," as she would
go to a group home from here.
However, I am very torn at obvi-


ously hurting my granddaughter.
I don't know what to do. Please
help me. -- Pulled in two in
California
DEAR PULLED IN TWO:
Stay the course. Brittany may
be 15, but she's acting like a 7-
year-old. She wanted you to help
her friend on HER terms - but
not too much. The rivalry she's
exhibiting is uncalled for, and
the fact that your daughter is not
joining you in giving Brittany an
attitude adjustment is puzzling
and disappointing.
If your granddaughter wants
to sulk, there's nothing you can
do about it. Right now, there are
more important things to con-
sider than your granddaughter's
spoiled behavior - specifically,
the welfare of a young girl who is
in trouble through no fault of her
own. Please continue to support
her rather than allowing your-
self to be manipulated by a child
who clearly has no idea of what
life is really about.

*DEAR ABBY: I am a male in
my 50s, fit, and wear an ankle-
length (either dark or light blue)
robe around the house when I'm
not ready to get dressed. Neither
is ratty, worn or in disrepair.
We live in a quiet, middle-
class neighborhood. Abby, I
sometimes go out and pick up
the newspaper from the front
lawn wearing my robe. My wife
thinks this is inappropriate. Is it?
- Comfortably Lounging in
Fort Worth
DEAR COMFORTABLY
LOUNGING: Not from my per-
spective. If this is all your wife
can find to complain about, she's
a lucky woman.
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com orPO. Box 69440,
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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Travel, entertainment and taking care
of your needs should be in place. You
will learn something through the expe-
riences you have today. An emotional
matter can finally be resolved, allow-
ing you to try new and exciting things.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Love, entertainment and enjoying your-
self should be your intent. Make plans
early so you won't be disappointed.
Do what is necessary to keep things
out in the open so no one is misled or
misunderstands your intentions.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Find
out what is required of you to make
your way to the top of your field. You
have to give your all in order to get the
most back. Be willing to go above and
beyond what others are willing to do.
Get serious and get ahead.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Don't be fooled by someone with a
wild scheme that sounds too good to
be true. You have to realize it's hard
work and dedication that counts.
Utilize what has worked in the past.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll be


emotional about your business and
personal partnerships. Don't fly off
the handle or be too quick to jump to
conclusions. You may not have all the
facts necessary to make a decision.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Someone may be asking too much of
you. Don't sell yourself short or take
on responsibilities that are not yours
alone. Delegate instead.
* LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Someone will be watching your ev-
ery move and it could make the differ-
ence between being advanced or not.
You can talk your way into an interest-
ing group of people who will give you
a different point of view, allowing you
to try something new or change your
attitude.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Your emotional well-being will be de-
pendent on what others say and do.
Try not to be too sensitive to the re-
marks being made. Money will come
to you swiftly and from an unusual
source.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): You'll have your heart set on fol-
lowing through with a scheme you
have. Don't be too sure you are right.


If someone who truly does care about
you criticizes your plans, listen to the
advice. You may spare yourself a cost-
ly mistake.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Love can conquer all but not if it costs
you too much. You can plan some
renovations or redecorating plans for
your living space that will make you
feel more at home and entice friends,
relatives and children to spend more
time with you.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You'll be torn between two options.
Don't be too quick to choose based
on immediate gratification. Instead,
take on a project that will allow you to
learn and move to greater financial po-
tential. The more freedom, the better
you will enjoy what you do.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
You may opt to have fun before taking
care of your duties and that will not sit
well with the people around you. Think
about the consequences if you don't
finish what you start. Be true to your-
self and those around you.
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Submitted photo
Ready for treats
These students in Mrs. Lowe's North Elementary kindergarten class take a moment for a group picture by the Reading
Rainforest area before receiving their treats for the Halloween holiday.

Obituaries


Vernon R.
Parker
Vernon R. Parker, age 72 of
Okeechobee died Oct. 29, 2007
at his home. He was born March
23, 1935 in Brewster to Roy and
Vernice Parker. He was employed
by Western Electric/AT&T for 30
years where he was an installa-
tion and training supervisor. He
was an avid pilot who built and
flew experimental aircraft. He was


a member of
Birdmen Pilot
Association and
the Experimen-
tal Aircraft Asso-
ciation. He was
also respected
and well known
in the Davie Vernon R.
equestrian com- Parker
munity. In 1989,
he married Anita Levin in Davie.


He came to Okeechobee from
Davie in 1999. He proudly served
our country in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife
of 18 years, Anita Parker of
Okeechobee; son, Roy (Kerri)
Parker of Davie; daughter, Lori
Parker of Ft. Lauderdale; stepson,
Jim (Kathy) Green of Livingston
Manor, N.Y; stepdaughter, Kelli
Green also of Livingston Manor;
sister, Diann (Bob) Pierce of Tal-
lahassee; and two grandchildren,


Cody Green and Carlee Green of
New York.
Visitation will be from 1 until
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with fu-
neral services following at 2 p.m.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St. Okeechobee.


IRCC hosts Health


Science Job Fair


Individuals looking for careers
in the healthcare industry should
attend the Indian River Communi-
ty College Health Science Job Fair
on Nov. 7. The free IRCC Health
Science Job Fair is on Wednesday,
Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in
the Health Science Center on the
IRCC Main Campus in Fort Pierce.
The IRCC Health Science Job Fair
is a great opportunity to find out
about available jobs with area
health care employers.
A review of job ads in print or
online demonstrates the many
different positions open for skilled
health care providers. In fact, the
health care industry is one of the
largest employers on the Treasure
Coast, and careers in health care
offer many opportunities.
Some careers, such as nursing
and respiratory therapy, involve
patient care; others, such as med-
ical coder/biller, focus on support
services. Radiographers conduct
MRI tests and CT scans and take


X-rays to assist in diagnosis, while
dental lab technologists combine
creativity and technology. Medical
assisting is very versatile, and spe-
cialists in the field have responsi-
bilities in administrative and clini-
cal areas.
Attendees at the IRCC Health
Science Job Fair will find infor-
mation about the programs and
many job opportunities available
in the health care industry on the
Treasure Coast. Come and find
information about jobs, benefits
and career advancement avail-
able from companies who are
ready for new employees to join
their team.
The IRCC Health Science Job
Fair will be held at the Mary L.
Fields Health Science Center on
the IRCC Main Campus in Fort
Pierce, Wednesday, Nov. 7 from
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more infor-
mation, visit www.ircc.edu or
contact Diana Camacho at (772)
462-7570.


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Army and Airforce
Hometown News


Army Pvt. Brett Bridges has
graduated from Basic Combat
Training at Fort Jackson, Co-
lumbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fit-
ness, and received instruction
and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony, tactics,
military courtesy, military jus-
tice system, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training ex-
ercises.
He is currently at Aberdeen
Proving Ground in Maryland
working, on completing his AIT
training in metal working.
He is the son of Ronnie and
Angie Bridges of N.W. 264"1 St.,
Okeechobee.
Bridges is a 2007 graduate of
Okeechobee High School.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Army Pvt. Brett Bridges has
graduated from Basic Com-
bat Training at Fort Jack-
son, Columbia, S.C. and is
now stationed at Aberdeen
Proving Ground in Mary-
land working on complet-
ing his AIT training in metal
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tions defense throughout history.
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can even register online. For
further information you may
contact the County Veterans Ser-
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DOG - Found 10/19 in Platts
Bluff. Large, female. Please
call to identify.
(863)467-6960 or 634-4626


BOSTON TERRIER, female,
11/2 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


KITTENS- Free to Good
Homes Only! Call to see.
Cute! (863)801-3561



Estate Sa e

14 8th Street, Buckhead
Ridge, November 3rd,
8am-4pm.



DIXIE RANCH ACRES
MULTI-FAMILY EVENT
Saturday, November 3rd.,
8am-2pm - Look for signs.
Something for EVERYONE!
Don't Miss It!!!


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistantcourse/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

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

Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


SALE

BLUE HERON
Sat. Only, Nov 3rd, 8am-?,
1265 & 1320 SE 21st St.
Too much too List

YARD SALE
OKEECHOBEE - Sat. Nov 3rd,
8am-lpm, 306 SW 15th St.
Adult & children clothes,
kitchen items, sheets, com-
forters & other hh items.



OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 11/17,
7am til ?, 1735 SW 24th
Ave., The Gathering Church.
Large Assortment of Items.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Emplo meant


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




A/C SERV TECH needed.
Dependable, Clean DL, Good
Pay, Benefits, 401K, Min
3 yrs exp. EOE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391
LPN, RN, or RT?
Needed for national respiratory
company. Ideal candidate
must be motivated and
works well with others.
Paid mileage vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or Call 863-763-7337
INSURANCE OFFICE
Is looking for a clerical person.
Computer skills are required.
Bi-lingual a plus but not re-
quired. Apply in person at
407 SParrott Ave.


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


ACROSS
1 " arigato":
Japanese "thank
you very much"
5 In addition
10 Shoe for a
certain dance
14 Footnote abbr.
15 Unix
correspondence
software
16 Popular season
17 Bond
20 Census datum
21 Something to go
down at the end
of an
engagement
22 Animal shelter
23 It:s east of Pol.
24 Gassy prefix
25 Bond
34 "I need it now!"
35 Lathe, e.g.
36 Super Bowl in
which Miami
completed the
NFL's only
perfect season
37 Kinds
38 Mag. edition
39 Not be serious
40 Majors in acting
41 Lonely place?
44 Pitcher
Hershiser.
45 Bond
48 Bad place to be
stuck
49 Message in a
bottle, maybe
50 Barely audible
53 Because of
56 Fig. of concern
to a car buyer
59 Bond
62 General's
symbol
63 Old Nick
64 Potential
dilemma solver
65 Wee
66 Trudges
67 Pitch catcher

DOWN
1 Makes less
bright
2 Wind with a wide
range
3 Flirt


4 Tribute in verse
5 Runs out
6 16-Across,
briefly
7 Switched
'appendage
8 Merry-go-round,
for one
9 _ king
10 Novel that
inspired 'The Six
Million Dollar
Man"
11 Place to see
grass skirts
12 Lena of
"Casanova"
13 Neuter, as a
male horse
18 Chatty beasts?
19 Sharp weapon
23 Strike callers
24 Dined
25 Goes belly up
26 Hawaii feature
27 Magic, once
28 Head honcho
29 Haile Selassie
worshiper
30 Derby town
31 Winner of four
straight U.S.
Opens, 1975-'78


32 Japanese-
American
33 Duke, say
39 High points
41 Letter-shaped
fasteners
42 Six ft., e.g.
43 Engine parts
46 Mean
47 Curved shape
50 It may be shaken
in anger


51 Body opening?
52 Nobelist Pavlov
53 "Don't touch that
!"
54 Golden rule
preposition
55 "Oh, my!"
56 Longish dress
57 Frost, e.g.
58 Little bugger
60 1/6 fl. oz.
61 Lyricist Rice


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11/1/07


11/1/07


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EXPERIENCED
INDIVIDUAL WITH
STRONG EXCEL SKILLS
AND A/P KNOWLEDGE
To work full-time in a busy
office. Must be able to
multi-task. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) a plus.
Benefits include group
health, profit sharing,
and 401 (k).
Send resume and salary
requirements to:
McArthur Farms, Inc.,
1550 N.E. 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or FAX to 863-763-7142.
Drug free workplace.
E.O.E.

Shop here first!
The classified ads



Seminole or Miccosukee
Native American preferred to
join leading builder of tropical
bars & huts. (321)960-6430


READING A
NEWSPAPER..
mokes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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

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your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
fleds.


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Handsome and versatile, this do-it-yourself ice box
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reproduction of a classic design, it's sure to be a
favorite wherever it's used.
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One-Door Ice Box plan (No. 723) ... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package (No. C58)
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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
I Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 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


When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classfleds.


GUNS FOR SALE - Shot Guns,
Rifles, Pistols, Muzzle Load-
ers. Call (863)763-2346 for
more information.



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



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


Rentals




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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784


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you need are some basic supplies, a few simple
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Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 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.



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


BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. w/d, new a/c
& water softener, $795 mo. +
sec. dep. (561)383-6484
BRAND NEW! 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1295 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 11/2 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
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 1ba, just
off Hwy 710, w/den, Ig kitch-
en, Shed, $950/mo + Sec.
(863)634-5129
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)407-0128 or
(863)634-9535

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Ren 0937


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


Real Estate


EII

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 Inspection 1060
- Real Estate Wanted 1065
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.



LABELLE- Ft Denaud area-
3br, 2ba, 2 car gar, pool, 2
lots Reduced $275K
239-438-7264
OKEE - NEW 3br, 2ba home.
Block const., w/ shutters, on
125' x 125' home site,
$145,000 (303)810-8585
OKEECHOBEE- 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

Lad-Sale


ACREAGE, 2 1/2 acres cleared
and fenced located in Four
Seasons. Reduced! $75,000.
(863)697-6446
CROOKED CREEK
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $150K
Call Cell# 772-530-2095
or 863-467-6399

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


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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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE


Barlow, Florida
October 16, 2007
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CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave, Barlow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, November 15. 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room.
Bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened to the bidding firm.
Bidders may obtain preliminary bid results at htlD//www.dot.state.ll.us/cc-ad-
min/ Click on "Letting Results" and D1.
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ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FILLING OUT A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DOT.STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1,
BID SUBMITTAL: Submittal of these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florda 33830, or PO
Box 1249, Bartow. Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be
issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2007.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G30-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 416990-1-52-01 The work specified in this contract consists of: fur-
nish and install new signs arid attenuators District Wide and repair/replace
existing sign and attenuators District Wide. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATO-
RY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING AT 1:30 RM. UNTIL 3:00 PM. WEDNES-
DAY OCTOBER 31, 2007 IN THE HRD TRAINING ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR
OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE,
BARTOW, FLORIDA. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
Stu Myers (863) 519-2351 stu.myers@dot.state,fl.us MAXIMUM BUDGETARY
CEILING AMOUNT: $290,762.,00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO, E1G42-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
423506-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of thermoplastic
symbols and retro-rellective pavement marker removal and replacement. (Approx
365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Mike Yencso (863) 519-4313
mike ensco@dot.state.fl.us BUDGET AMOUNT: $276,860.0. 0 I0 CHAO
FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G43-RO) COUNTY: Manatee & Sarasota (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 423258-1-72-01 & 423259-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of intermediate machine mowin and litter removal at ponds.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall
941) 359-7310 arthur.hall@dot.state.fl.us BUDGET AMOUNT: $95,554.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
CONTRACT NO. E1G44-RO) COUNTY: Desoto & Hardee (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 423389-1-72-01 & 421132-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of tree trimming and stump removal. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Bobby Carroll (863) 993-4634 bobby.car-
roll@dot.state.fl.us BUDGET AMOUNT: $89,800.00 NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS.
Maintenance contracts do not require a contractor to have a certificate of qualifica-
tion. If deemed necessary by the Department, certain maintenance contracts will
contain specific requirements for maintenance contractor eligibility.
In order for the Department to have the information required to determine a bidder's
current capacity, it is necessary that the bidder submit on the day of the letting, a
Certification of Current Capacity that shall be executed under oath and be accom-
panied and supported by a Status of Contracts on Hand Report. These docu-
ments must be included in at least one proposal for each letting that the
contractor submits bids. Failure to submit these documents may result in a de-
termination that all bids submitted by the contractor for that letting are non-re-
sponsive or irregular and not to be considered.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone:
(863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
244293 ON 10/25;11/1/07


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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON NOVEMBER 16, 2007 AT
9:00 A.M, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
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TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-143
Green Tree Servicing LLC, as authorized
servicing agent for GreenPoint Credit,
LLC, a limited liability company,
Plaintiff
vs.
Cecil E. Perrine, Georgia M. Perrine, IF
LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM; Capital One Bank; Washington
Mutual Bank, as successor in interest
to Providian National Bank; Monarch
Capital Corporation, Assignee of
American Debt Sale, Assignee of Wells
Fargo Bank, N A.; State of Florida, De-
partment of Revenue; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE AND ANY OTHER PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL PROPERTY WHOSE REAL
NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
an order or a final judgment of foreclo-
sure entered in the above-captioned
action, I will sell the property situated
in OKEECHOBEE County, Flodrida, de-
scrbed as:
LOT 20: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4
SECTION CORNER ON THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 18,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, RUN THENCE S 0005'07" W
ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE S 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 18,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1217.00 FEET,
THENCE RUN N.89�54'53" W AT A
RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF
197,78 FEET FOR PO.B. THENCE
CONTINUE N 89'54'53" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN
S 004'22" W FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S
89054'53" E, FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET THENCE RUN N
' O4'22" E A DISTANCE OF 220.00
FEET TO RO.B. LYING IN AND COM-
PRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF
.SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA AND ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 20, FOUR SEASONS
ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Home: 2000 Homes of Merit, 32x64,
Serial Numbers: FLHML281398223
77A & FLHML2B139822377B.
at public sale, to the highest and best
Sbidder for cash, at the OKEECHOBEE
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd.
Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, Florida
at 11:00 am., on 11/28/07. Any per-
son claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pandeno must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
DATED this 25th day of Oct. 2007.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY:/S/ Linda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
SCHUYLER/STEWART/SMITH
Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904)353-5884
ERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
sADA NOTICE - Individuals with
isaities needing a reasonable ac-
commodation Io participate.in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Court
Administrators Office, as soon as pos-
sible. It hearing impaired,
1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or
1-800-955-8770 (V) via Florida Relay
Service,
246853 ON 11/1,8/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-097
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
MAXIME JEAN-LOUIS, and,
MINOUDE G. JEAN-LOUIS,
his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment dated Octo-
ber 24, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2007-CA-097 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County. Florida, wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.. a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff, and MAXIME
JEAN-LOUIS and, MINOUDE G. JEAN-
LOUIS, Delendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3rd STREET, JURY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the
21st day of November 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19,
Section 26, in the SOUTHERN COLO-
NIZATION COMPANY Plat of Township
34 South, Range 33 East, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive, public
records of Okeechobee County, Flodri-
da.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons, who because no their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administrator no
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
246452 ON 11/1,8/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-327
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
Plaintiff, et. al.,
vs.
REMAIN LEE FRANK AKA REMAIN
FRANK, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST REMAIN LEE FRANK AKA
REMAIN FRANK; HOLLY ANN FRANK,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS.
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HOLLY ANN FRANK; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS): UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 19, 2007, and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-327, of the Circuit Court
of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein ACCREDITED HOME LEND-
ERS, INC. A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION is a Plaintiff and DEMAIN LEE
FRANK AKA REMAIN FRANK, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DE-
MAIN LEE FRANK AKA REMAIN
FRANK; HOLLY ANN FRANK, IF LIVING
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TOS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HOL-
LY ANN FRANK, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC. (MERS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; are the De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd
St., Okeechobee, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on
November 14, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 16 AND 17, BLOCK 48, EL MIRA
SOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of th lise pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of October, 2007,
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact Court
Administration or call 1-772-870-4370
if hearing Impaired, contact (TDD)
(800)955-8771, via Florida Relay Sys-
tem.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s! Linda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
244998 ON 10/25:;11/01/07


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Bassmaster� Casting Kid's winners were (center left and center right) Luke Farmer (7-10 age
group) and April Floyd (11-14 age group). Also pictured are Taylor Creek Bass Club Members
(left) Dave Stout and.(right) Jim Wilson.


Kid's Day Fishing Tournament Winners ages, 11-14 were (left to right)
Trejo, Jamie McCarty, Andrew Marsden.


Michael Daniel, Daniel


Rain can't stop Kids' Day tourney


The 22nd annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Kid's Day Fishing
Festival was held on Oct. 29, at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.
Taylor Creek Bass Club, with
the support of many local spon-
sors, conducted the two-part event
consisting of a Bassmaster� Cast-
ing Kids Competition and a live
fishing tournament.
In spite of the intermittent rain
and wind which plagued the event,
28 anglers demonstrated their skills
in the morning Casting Kids event,
and more than 100 children partic-
ipated in the afternoon live fishing
tournament as the rain subsided.
+ Free soft drinks, hot dogs and an
attendance gift were provided to
all participants.
The Bassmaster� Casting Kid's
Competition was open to girls and
boys in two age groups, 7-10 and
11-14. Following instructions given
by the members of Taylor Creek
Bass Club and a practice period,
each participant tested- their flip-
ping, pitching and casting skills.
April Floyd won the 11-14 age
group competition with a score
of 110 out of a possible 150. Luke
Farmer finished the first round
competition for the 7-10 age groups
in a two-way tie with Brittani Mel-
lette. After a heated, sudden-death,
cast-off Luke sailed his lure across
the 30 foot range hitting the target
for a 40 point win. For their efforts,
April and Luke received first place
medals, a Bassmaster rod and reel
and a practice target. Both of these
champions will advance to the
Florida State competition. State


winners advance to the semi-fi-
nals and potentially to the Na-
tional Bassmaster� Casting Kid's
Championship for a share of over
$20,000 in scholarships. Congratu-
lations to both April and Luke. We
4ll wish you well at State.
Separately, the live fishing tour-
nament was held at the stocked
pond on the Agri-Civic Center site.
Girls and boys in three age groups
(4-6, 7-10 and 11-14) participated.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club fur-
nished each participant with a
container of worms and a fully
rigged cane pole (line, bobber and
hook).
The 2-hour tournament was
marked with numerous excited
shouts as dozens of fish were
caught.
Trophies were given for first,
second and third places, and big
fish in all three age groups. Zach-
ary Adams won the 4-6 age groups
with 4.56 lbs.
Cody Wojcieszak (2.99 lbs.),
November Chrisley (2.76 lbs), and
Beyonece Garcia (0.90 lbs) took
second, third and big fish respec-
tively in the 4-6 age groups..
In the 7-10 age groups, Dodie
McCarty took first place and big
fish with a total of 8.11 lbs. Mason
Rose (4.46 lbs.) and Blake Camp-
bell (2.84 lbs) were second and
third in the division. The 11-14 age
brackets were won by Daniel Trejo
with 6.14 lbs of fish. Jamie Mc-
Carty (4.64'lbs.), Andrew Marsden
(4.63), and Michael Daniel (0.74)
took second, third and big fish re-
spectively.


Taylor Creek Bass Club has or-
ganized this event as part of the
club's civic activities for the past 22
years. Weather permitting it is held
the last Sunday in October. The
B.A.S.S. affiliated club, which was
formed in 1981, is actively seeking
new civic-minded members (non-
boaters and boaters) who love
the sport of bass fishing. Regularly
scheduled monthly meetings are
held the second Thursday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528. Meetings starts at
7 p.m. Club tournaments are held
on the following weekend. For ad-
ditional information, contact Dave
Stout (863-467-2255).


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