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Vol. 98 No. 307 Saturday, November 3, 2007 50� Plus tax


Inside

Man charged in
check-cashing case
An Okeechobee man has
been arrested d another is
being sought in connection
with the cashing of checks that
were reportedly stolen from a
local business.
Michael J. McCaslin, 25,
was arrested Thursday, Nov. 1,
and charged with four counts
of uttering a forged instru-
ment. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $10,000.
Page 2
Be thankful
for hunting
.November means it's time
to gas up the truck and break
out your shooting' iron, because
the 2007-08 hunting season's
here. This month, general gun,
fall turkey, quail and gray squir-
rel, snipe and the second phase
of mourning and white-winged
dove hunting seasons open.
Page 11

News in brief

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 2
a.m. to 1 a.m. each fall, effec-
tively moving an hour of day-
light from the evening to the
morning.
Stormwater area to
open for recreation
Okeechobee County and
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
will hold a ceremony to mark
the opening of the Taylor Creek
Stormwater Treatment Area for
recreation on the U.S. Hwy. 441
North site on Wednesday, Nov.
7 at 10 a.m. All members of the
public are invited to attend.
For additional information,
phone SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.

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

Lake Levels

10.38 feet
Last Year: 12.68 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.

Index
Classifieds......................... 8, 9
Com ics .................................. 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 8
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ ..... 4
Sports.................................. 11
TV ......................................... 9....9
W eather..................................... 2
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Corps reviews dike safety


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Yet another report was re-
cently released on the condition
of the Herbert Hoover Dike. On
Friday, Nov. 2 the U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) held
a telephone press conference
to announce the release of the
Herbert Hoover Dike Consen-
sus Report. This newest report
came on the heels of two 2006
reports, one commissioned by
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District and one by


COE. This latest report, for the
most part, endorsed the findings
of those previous studies.
"Public safety is our number
one priority," said Eric Halpin,
P.E., special assistant for dam
and levee safety for COE in
Washington, as he opened the
press conference. He said that
a panel of six experts in indus-
try, government and academ-
ics were enlisted to conduct an
independent external review of
the dike. He noted that some of
the panel's recommendations


have already been acted upon.
According to Allen Bud, team
leader on the Herbert Hoover
Dike project for COE's Jack-
sonville District, this report is
a "good news story" that con-
tained no surprises and sup-
ported conclusions of the two
previous reports.
Dr. Donald Bruce, one of the
panel members, said the panel
was very impressed with cur-
rent surveillance and monitor-
ing of the dike being done by
COE.


Castle Party: Kindergartners learn about England
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Submitted photos
Peace Lutheran kindergartners (left to right) Brecken Hoover, Logan Houston, Patrick
Lehman, Rylee Lopez, Amy Trent And Caleb Bullington enjoyed a castle party on Fri-
day, Oct. 26, with their teacher, Nancy Dearborn (back). The children spent classroom
time learning about England where they each made a family crest and then enjoyed
English games such as croquet, bocce ball and hobby horse racing.


Knight Logan Houston and Amy Trent were ready for a Patrick Lehman enjoyed
hobby horse race. playing bocce ball.


Everglades



moneys at risk


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday be-
gan a campaign to overturn
President Bush's veto of a wa-
ter resources bill immediately
after the president rejected the
$23 billion measure and the
almost $2 billion it includes for
saving the Everglades.
With efforts to restore the
River of Grass faltering under
the Bush administration, Nel-
son took the forceful step of
sending letters to both House


and Senate leaders asking
them for quick action on a vote
to overturn Bush's veto of the
long-delayed legislation autho-
rizing needed water projects
across the country.
"The nation has waited far
too long for the improvements
in flood protection and environ-
mental restoration contained
in this bill," Nelson wrote in a
letter to Senate Majority Leader
See Everglades - Page 2


Mr. Bud said COE was look-
ing at an emergency spillway
to release large amounts of
excess water from the lake. A
spillway is only concerned with
releasing water for flood control
purposes as opposed to a flow
way proposed by some environ-
mentalists. A flow way would
be concerned with ecology. Part
of the problem with controlling
the lake level is that six times as
much water can enter the lake
as can be currently be released.
Throughout the report, the


elevaton of 17 feet was men-
tioned as the magic number
above which the lake should
not be allowed to rise until dike
rehabilitation is complete. The
panel judged an elevation of
11.6 feet would cause no prob-
lems to the dike.
Since design philosophies
have evolved over fhe years
the panel recommended that
specific remedial concepts be
adapted to specific sections of
the dike.
See Dike - Page 2


Taylor Creek



water levels



may drop soon


Residents urged
to get their boats
out of the water
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Right now there is plenty of
water in Taylor Creek, the Rim
Canal and the small canals that
are fed by both, but that could
be changing very soon and
boaters are urged to prepare
now.
In as little as two weeks, the
level of Taylor Creek could drop
substantially and boaters will


find their vessels sitting high
and dry, as they were just a few
weeks back. Because of this,
everyone is being urged to get
their boats out of the water as
soon as possible.
A spokesperson for th6
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) said
Friday that due to rainfall last
month the level of Taylor Creek
and the Rim Canal came up by
about 3 feet. This created a 3-
foot differential between Taylor
Creek and Lake Okeechobee.
Because of this, the SFWMD
See Boats - Page 2


Deputies check


school again as



a precaution


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
At the request of Seminole
Elementary School officials,
members of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
on Friday returned to the site
of Thursday's bomb threat to
make sure all was still OK.
OCSO Detective M.D.


Faulkner said Friday afternoon
that a team from the sheriff's
office speht about 30 minutes
at the school making sure that
nothing had been overlooked.
Thursday, Nov. 1, some-
one called the school around
9:20 a.m. and said there was
a bomb in the school. The
See School - Page 2


Submitted photo/SFWMD
Nubbin Slough work planned
Over the next few months, Okeechobee residents may notice large cranes atop the Her-
bert Hoover Dike at Nubbin Slough as the South Florida Water Management District's
Okeechobee Field Station performs major overhaul work on the S-191 water control
structure. The work is part of a continuous maintenance program designed to ensure
that all water control structures providing flood protection are in good repair and are
working optimally. (Above) South Florida Water Management District diver, David Chas-
tain, prepares to perform an underwater inspection of the S-191 water control structure
gates prior to beginning a major overhaul of the structure.


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Man charged in check-cashing case


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has
been arrested and another is be-
ing sought in connection with the
cashing of checks that were re-
portedly stolen from a local busi-
ness.
Michael J. McCaslin, 25, was
arrested Thursday, Nov. 1, and
charged with four counts of ut-
tering a forged instrument. He
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$10,000.


Boats
Continued From Page 1
closed the navigation locks and
only put them into operation at
specified times. Closing the locks
allowed the levels of Taylor Creek
and the Rim Canal to rise thus al-
lowing boaters to. safely remove
their vessels that had been sitting
on dry land.
This weekend, those locks
will be put in operation for use
by boaters at 7 a.m. and again at
noon. Then on Monday, Nov. 5,
the locks will opearted at 8 a.m.
and 2 p.m. This restricted op-
eration will be in effect until the
level of Taylor Creek and the lake
equalize. Once those levels are
equal, the locks will be secured in
an open position.
Just when the two will equal-
ize is not known. But, it is going
to happen.
Friday's lake level was 10.33
feet.
"Depending on conditions it
could happen as quickly as a few
days or it could take as long as
couple of weeks," said SFWMD's
Missie Barletto. "This happens as
a natural course of events. The ca-
nals and the lake level will equal-
ize on their own." ,
And when this happens, boats
currently floating in Taylor Creek
and the Rim Canal will be high
and dry -- again.
"We've been telling people
they might want to start consid-
ering taking their boat out of the
water after each use," urged Mrs.
Barletto. "The wind from the
north can blow the water out very
quickly."
The locks were closed in late


Dike
Continued From Page 1
The corps had divided the
levee into numbered segments
called reaches. However, the
numbers are not consecutive.
The panel agreed with earlier
studies that stated that segments
of Reaches 1, 2 3, and 7 are in
the "urgent and compelling"
category requiring immediate at-
tention. These reaches are along
the southern and eastern side of
the lake. Okeechobee is in Reach
5.
The panel recommended that


School
Continued From Page 1
school was then evacuated and
up to 16 OCSO deputies scoured
the school and outbuildings but
found nothing. That search took
over an hour.
But when deputies were sum-
moned to the school on N.W.
42"' Ave. at 8:55 a.m. Friday it was
more to quell concerns voiced by
parents of students at the school
than to actually search for an ex-
plosive device.
"School staff called law en-
forcement just for safety reasons
and to make sure they hadn't
missed anything,". explained
Detective Faulkner. "Nothing
had been overlooked and they


Detective M.D. Faulkner of the
Okeechobee
County Sher-
iff's Office
(OCSO) was
assigned the )
case after a lo- , . . .'
cal business .
owner was a
contacted by
other areabusi-
nessesthatthey Michael
had cashed McCaslin
checks on the
victim's business. The checks,
said Detective Faulkner, were ap-


parently taken from a vehicle and
had been cashed in Palm Beach,
Martin and Okeechobee counties
during a two-week period.
McCaslin was arrested after
the men allegedly tried to cash a
check at a supermarket in Indi-
antown. Employees at the store
refused to cash the check and
were able to get a partial license
tag from the suspect's vehicle as it
left the store, states the detective's
arrest report. *
Detective Faulkner said Mc-
Caslin was arrested later at a
residence in Okeechobee without


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
These boats are currently floating in Taylor Creek, but a
spokesperson for the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict on Friday urged all boaters to remove their vessels from
the water since levels will again be dropping. This drop will
leave the vessels stranded on high ground.


September due to operational
changes at the water control
structure at the head of the his-
toric Taylor Creek. The structure
was opened to send basin water
south, which brought about the
restricted operation of the Taylor
Creek locks.
The increased water level in
the area gave boat owners the
opportunity to safely remove their
boats that had been sitting on dry
ground.
But, said Mrs. Barletto, as of
Oct. 31 the structure on Taylor
Creek was closed and no addi-
tional water is available to send
into the canal system.
"There isn't any extra water
in the watershed to send down


COE perform detailed risk analy-
sis of each vulnerable stretch of
the dike as soon as possible.
The panel concurred .with the
general rehabilitation approach
of filling in the toe ditch and
quarries and constructing cutoffs
and seepage berms.
The extent and timing of reha-
bilitation efforts will depend on
how much funding is provided
by Congress.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum.
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda
may be reached at
pgawda@newszap.com.


(school officials) were doing ev-
erything in their power to see to
it the kids were safe.
He said a team from the sher-
iff's office was sent to the school
"just as a precaution."
"Based on protocol and things
we have set up, we have a pretty
good grip on this," added the de-
tective.
Detective Faulkner along with
school resource officers and
their supervisors are continuing
their investigation into Thursday's
bomb threat and are trying to de-
termine who made the call.
Placing a fake bomb threat is
a second-degree felony.
If anyone has any information
into Thursday's bomb threat they
are asked to contact Detective
Faulkner at (863) 763-3117.


historic Taylor Creek to this area,"
she said. "That's the only way we
have been able to maintain the
higher levels -- by sending water
down from .the watershed. We
will start seeing changes in canal
levels pretty quickly."
According to the SFWMD, Lake
Okeechobee is currently 2.39 feet
lower than it was a year ago and
almost 5 feet below its historical
average for this time of year.
"We've had calls from several
people who own pontoon baots
who have made decisions to not
remove their boats from the ca-
nals because sitting on the bot-
tom won't do the boat any harm,"
said Mrs. Barletto.
She went on to say some of


incident.
The other man with McCaslin
at the time is wanted for question-
ing in connection with the case.
However, he, fled from the area
and is currently being sought,
said the OCSO detective.
At this point, said Detective
Faulkner, checks totalling over
several thousand dollars were
cashed by the men.
If anyone has any information
about this case, they are asked to
contact Detective M.D. Faulkner at
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, (863) 763-3117.


these people said they don't own
a trailer for their boat which is
why they leave it moored in area
waterways.
The new lock operation sched-
ule for this weekend is to accom-
modate a couple of bass tourna-
ments being fished out of Scott
Driver Park. Some of the anglers
will brave the low water condi-
tions and enter Taylor Creek and
the Rim Canal to fish.
"Just be careful," cautioned
professional Okeechobee fish-
ing guide and tournament angler
Larry Wright on Friday.
He said if boaters are planning
to go to Taylor Creek from the Kis-
simmee River they need to head
straight out from the mouth of the
river to the weather station before
they start to turn toward Taylor
Creek. Once they reach the chan-
nel in front of the locks, he said
the water level is such that they
can shut down safely and idle
through the locks.
Even though the area received
some much-needed rain thanks
to Tropical Storm Noel, phase III
water restrictions are still in place
throughout the area.
Agricultural water users are
required to reduce surface water
use by 45 percent. Residential us-
ers must limit lawn watering, boat
and car washing to one day per
week, which are: Saturdays from
4 a.m. until 8 a.m. for odd num-
bered addresses and Sundays
from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m. for even
numbered addresses. Well users
are not under any restrictions but
are asked to conserve water.
For more information, con-
tact Mrs. Barletto at SFWMD's
Okeechobee Service Center. The
phone number is (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200, ext. 3006.


Community Events

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.

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., beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being spon-
sored 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 Sergeant 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 Flow-
ers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

FFA to honor veterans at OHS
Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the Vet-
eran's Day Assembly at the Okeechobee High School. Included in
the ceremony will be speeches, recognition of veterans, and a slide-
show. If there are any Okeechobee High School graduates that
have served or are serving in any branch of the armed forces that
were not recognized last year, the students would like them or their
loved ones to bring pictures and information to the high school to
be included in the slideshow. All veterans and citizens in the com-
munity 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.


Craft Fairs and Bazaars


Church to host old
fashioned bazaar-
An old fashioned bazaar will be
held Nov. 10, at the Presbyterian
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.

Methodist Women
sponsor bazaar
The First United Methodist
Women of Okeechobee invite
everyone to attend their annual
bazaar on Saturday Nov. 3, 2007
from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Fellow-
ship Ball at 200 NW Second St. in
Qkeechobee. You will find a vari-


ety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
nuts, baked goods, white ele-
phant items and a silent auction.
Plan on staying for lunch. Soup,
sandwiches and desserts will be
available from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission
Projects local and abroad. Come
and bring a friend! For informa-
tion call (863) 763-4021.

BHR church host
annual bazaar
The Buckhead Ridge Chris-
tian Church will host its Second
Annual Craft Bazaar and Lun-
cheon, on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Come for a day of
fun. They will have a little bit
of everything, from homemade
baked goods to handmade
crafts. A delicious lunch of vege-
table soup, chicken noodle soup


and ham salad sandwich will be
available. For more information
call (863) 357-6500.

VFW Post 10539
Ladies Aux. bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 La-
dies Auxiliary is hosting their an-
nual 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 in-
formation, call Cheryl at (863)
697-2930.

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. Continental
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 information, contact Mary
Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or
Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.

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. un-
til 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.


Everglades
Continued From Page
Harry Reid and House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and copied to all
senators. "We cannot keep
starving our nation's most vital
resource."
Nelson's effort and a state-
ment issued about the same
time by Reid demonstrate Con-
gress may be ready, willing and
able to override the veto.
"Every day brings new evi-
dence that President Bush is out
of touch with the American peo-
ple, and their priorities," Reid
said in a prepared statement
issued by his office. "Although
81 senators voted to strengthen
our environment and economy
and protect our natural resourc-
es through the Water Resources
Development Act, President
Bush has again said no to these
critical priorities."
Congress passed the water
bill in September. The Senate
passed it 81-12 and it swept
through the House by 381-40. A
vetoed bill can still become law
if two-thirds of the members
voting in each chamber agree
to re-approve it and override the
veto of the president.
In Florida, the water legisla-
tion would authorize: $1.4 bil-
lion for the Indian River Lagoon
South, including projects for
ecosystem restoration, flood
damage reduction and protec-
tion of water quality; $375 mil-
lion for environmental restora-
tion of Picayune Strand to help
increase freshwater flows to
natural areas; and, $81 million
for the environmental restora-


tion in part of the Everglades.
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-
FL) Friday announced his intent
to help override the president's
veto.
"No single bill Congress
approves this year will have
as much positive impact on
Florida's environment than
this. The federal partnership in
Everglades restoration is long
overdue and this bill brings our
federal partners to the table,"
said Martinez. "In addition to
Everglades restoration, this bill
will bring vital resources to our
state's ports - enabling eco-
nomic growth and job creation
for Florida."
President Bush cited the
bill's overall cost as the primary
reason for vetoing the measure.
"I share the president's con-
cerns on excessive spending.
There are some things in this
bill that are not pretty in terms
of government spending," Mar-
tinez said. "But at the end of the
day, as a Floridian, Everglades
restoration is such an integral
part of this WRDA bill we have
to take the good with the bad."
WRDA was agreed to in the
House of Representatives by a
vote of 381-40, and in the Senate
by a vote of 81-12. Two-thirds of
each house must vote in favor
of overriding the president's
veto for the bill to become law.
The last time WRDA was
authorized was the year 2000;
the reauthorization is now five
years overdue. WRDA provides
the Army Corps of Engineers
with the authority to study water
resource problems, construct
projects, and make major modi-
fications to existing projects.


Today's Weather








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Cold Warm Stationary Low High


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Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s. The
wind will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Cooler. The low will be in the
lower 50s. The wind will be from the northwest around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast

Sunday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s. The
wind will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the lower 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper
50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s.


Lotteries _

MIAMI (AP) - Here are the numbers selected Thursday in the
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the month. This meeting is open and free to the public. Meetings and
jo topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass Castle, by Jeanette
.i"_' Wall"; Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Hummingbird's Daughter, by Luis Al
17, berto Urrea," the group will meet at 6:30 for our annual Christmas
'.k"" tea with the discussion at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle
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WATER RESTRICTIONS: Yes I think that the Okeechobee News
needs to put back in the paper about our water restrictions even
just for Saturdays and Sundays. Because a lot of our northerners
are coming in and washing their boats and campers and trailers,
like they don't know we are on water restrictions.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Yes I was in a store today and this
woman was in their purchasing something and the lady behind
the counter threw the thing at this lady for no reason, she was mad
about something and she went and sat down, but I didn't think you
were allowed to throw things at people.

RUDE: A little old lady was trying to get her groceries and two
women who were speaking Spanish were blocking the isle talking,
the little lady stood waiting for them to move and they were only
talking not buying so the little lady said excuse me and they glared
at her and would not move and went on like they owned the place,
the lady shrugged and turned around and went another way. She
went to a check out barely able to walk and the same two women
pushed their way ahead of her. This type of behavior gives people
a very bad impression.

TOLERANCE: Recently, I have been shocked to hear some of
the language that elementary school students use -- hurtful names
dealing with sexual orientation. Obviously the children they are
hurling these insults at are probably not homosexuals. They are
probably too young to even know their sexual orientation. This is
coming from the homes. The kids learn from their parents and from
television that you insult someone by calling them these names.
It's not the kids who need to be taught tolerance and respect for
others -- it's the parents. And sad to say some of the kids who use
these words are the children of school personnel, cops and other
'upstanding community members' who really should know better.
Parents, watch what you say around your children and what you al-
low them to watch on television. Kids will repeat what they hear.

HALLOWEEN: Okeechobee Main Street sponsored the Hallow-
een event which was supposed to be in the park but was switched
to the Agri-Civic Center due to the rain. I think the crowd was much
bigger because of the rain. People didn't want to take their kids
trick-or-treating. It could be a very nice annual event for the com-
munity if everyone pitches in and helps. If everyone who wants to
bring their kids donates a big bag of candy, there would be plenty
to go around. Maybe they could get the Scouts and 4-H groups
to each sponsor a booth of some kind with games or something
for the kids to do. Maybe have a karaoke contest -- that seems to
be popular and they could do Halloween theme songs. Obviously
there is interest in this so perhaps they could set up a committee
and start planning next year's party. It's nice for the tax payers to
get something out of the Agri-Civic center since we are all paying a
LOT in tax dollars for its upkeep.

TOPLESS: I was surprised find a local bar has topless events. I
thought public nudity was illegal. Editor's note: You are correct
that public nudity is illegal. If you see this happening, you
_ can report it to the sheriff's office at 763-3117.


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Community Events

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.

Friends of the Library Election
The election of officers for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library
Board for the coming year will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30
p.m. in the library board room. The position of Treasurer is open.
Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. For information
call (863) 357-9980.


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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott 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 business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of ev-
ery month October-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. Any-
one desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to
attend. The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For informa-
tion 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.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call. (863) 634-4780.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact Da-
vid Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any inter-
ested persons to come by and see what they are about. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-6952.
Nicotine Anonymous (NICA)is starting a new club with meet-
ings to be held at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E.,
Suite K, on Mondays from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call
Steve Condit Sr. at (863) 801-3110.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.


Community Events

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 Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. until noon. Many new items are
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 information, 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.

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

Arnold's Wildlife hosts annual open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located at 14895 N.W
30"' Terrace, will host its annual fall open house on Saturday, Nov.
3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone,
ranging from interaction with the wildlife to the enjoyment of fresh-
ly barbecued chicken dinners.
There is a $10 donation for admission to the Open House which
includes the Center and the butterfly garden. The cost of the barbe-
cued chicken dinners is $7.00 per plate.
To get to the Center, go north on 441 to N.W 144"' Drive and turn
left at the flashing light. Go west two miles and follow the signs to
the Center. For information call (863) 763-4630.

Garden Pest Control workshop offered
Are bugs bugging you? Out of the 10,000 plus type of insects in
Florida only about 10 are harmful to plants. Even though they are
small in number they can cause a lot of destruction. But there is
hope. A pest control workshop is being offered at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office, 458 Hwy 98 N. on Nov. 5 from 5:30 until
7 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Angela Sachson, Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods. Space is limited and pre-registration is
required. Call (863) 763-6469 to sign up.

November is National Hospice Month
Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 a.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM
will have guest speaker, Dr. Louis Benson, CEO, Treasure Coast
Hospices to discuss November is National Hospice Month. The pro-
gram will rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m. For information call Treasure
Coast Hospices at (772) 465-0660.

Executive Roundtable holds monthly meeting
The Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct it's monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Board Room of the Okeechobee County
School Administration Building. This forum provides a mechanism
for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the
collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is in-
vited to attend. For more information call (863) 462-5000 Ext. 257.

Children's Services council meeting
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8 at
5 p.m. in the Conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For information call (863)
462-5000 Ext. 255.

Big Lake Missions sponsors toy drive
The Big Lake Missions outreach is currently sponsoring their
13"' annual Christmas Toy Drive for the. underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County, now through Dec. 20. They are request-
ing gifts and toys ranging in age from baby to teen. Also they need
donations of turkey's, hams and all of the trimmings for Christmas
dinners. Your family workplace can adopt a family by calling us at
(863) 763-5725. The mission works one on one with families who
are out of work, sick or just falling on hard times. The gifts are given
to the parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christmas
morning. Big Lake Missions Outreach will accept store gift certifi-
cates, checks made payable to the mission, or cash and 'the volun-
teers will shop for the items needed. Receipts are available. Please
make checks payable to: Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to
P.O. Box 1663 or call (863) 763-5725 or (863) 697-6433.

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.

Class dates slated for Red Cross
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering classes in
November at their branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Wednesday,
Nov. 7 - Adult CPR at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Infant/Child CPR at
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 - First Aid Basics at 6 p.m.-for information
or to register call (863)-763-2488

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

VFW Post 9528 holds fundraiser
The VFW Post 9528 will be holding a fundraiser for Malinda
Woods to help pay for medical bills due to cancer. The fundraiser
will' be held on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. There will be a ham dinner
with all of the fixings, tickets are $8 donation. The meal is all you
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.

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
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.


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At the Movies Bo"ndie


The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov.
2, through Thursday, Nov. 8, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (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 II - "Balls of Fury"
(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 - "Good Luck
Chuck" (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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Nov. 3, the
307th day of 2007. There are 58
days left in the year. Standard
Time returns early Sunday;
clocks go back one hour.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet
Union launched Sputnik 2, the
second manmade satellite, into
orbit; on board was a dog named
Laika who was sacrificed in the
experiment.
On this date:
In 1839, the first Opium War
between China and Britain broke
out.
In 1868, Republican Ulysses
S. Grant won the presidential
election over Democrat Horatio
Seymour.
In 1896, Republican William
McKinley defeated Democrat
William Jennings Bryan for the
presidency.
In 1903, Panama proclaimed
its independence from Colom-
bia.
In 1908, Republican William
Howard Taft was elected presi-
dent, outpolling William Jen-
nings Bryan.
In 1936, President Roosevelt
won a landslide election victory
over Republican challenger Al-
fred M. "Alf" Landon.
In 1964, President Johnson
soundly defeated Republican
challenger Barry Goldwater to
win a White House term in his
own right.
In 1970, Salvador Allende
was inaugurated as president of
Chile.
Ten years ago: The Su-
preme Court let stand California's
groundbreaking Proposition 209,
which banned race and gender
preference in hiring and school
admissions. Chinese President Ji-
ang Zemin left the United States
after an eight-day visit. Opening
statements were presented in the
Oklahoma City bombing trial of
Terry Nichols.
Five years ago: A CIA Preda-
tor drone fired a missile at a car in
Yemen that was carrying several
suspected al-Qaida operatives,
killing al-Qaida's top operative in
that country (Qaed Salim Sinan
al-Harethi). Boston Marathon
champion Rodgers Rop of Kenya
won the New York City Marathon
in 2:08:07. Joyce Chepchumba
of Kenya finished in 2:25:56 to
capture the women's title. Actor
Jonathan Harris died in Encino,
Calif., at age 87.
One year ago: U.S. Rep. Bob
Ney, R-Ohio, who had pleaded
guilty in the Jack Abramoff in-
fluence-peddling investigation,
resigned from Congress. French
conductor Paul Mauriat, whose
. arrangement of "Love is Blue"
topped U.S. charts in the 1960s,
died in Perpignan, France, at age
81.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball
Hall-of-Famer Bob Feller is 89.
Actress Lois Smith is 77. Former
Massachusetts Governor Michael
S. Dukakis is 74. Actor-dancer
Ken Berry is 74. Movie composer
John Barry is 74. Actor Shadoe


Stevens is 61. Singer Lulu is 59.
Comedian-actress Roseanne
Barr is 55. Actress Kate Capshaw
is 54. Comedian Dennis Miller is
54. Actress Kathy Kinney is 54.
Singer Adam Ant is 53.
Thought for Today: "Love
is never merely an amiable toler-
ance of whatever form human
frailty and folly may take." - Jo-
siah Royce, American philoso-
pher (1855-1916).


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*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't
worry about what others are doing
or saying. Stand behind your own
beliefs and refuse to be trapped by
someone who thinks he or she knows
what's best for you. A change at work
or among your peers shouldn't upset
you.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
can make a difference to the people
in your life who are important. Make
plans to do something entertaining
but cost-efficient and you will make a
good impression on the people who
count. Love is on the rise, so make a
romantic move.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep
things mellow. This is not the time to
push your luck with someone who
may be questioning your relation-
ship. Exaggeration or denial will both
work against you. Try to be as honest
as possible. Change may not be what
you want but it may be necessary.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let
your true feelings be known and you
will be able to move forward with
some of your plans. Emotional mat-
ters can be dealt with seriously, bring-


ing about solutions and answers.
Use your imagination when picking
entertainment for the evening.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hang on
to your cash. Anyone wanting you to
spend is probably also taking advan-
tage of you. You can enjoy yourself
on a budget and the person willing to
stick by your side whether or not you
do something lavish will be a friend
to keep.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make
important changes at home. Redeco-
rating or just making a space that will
allow you to work on a new project or
hobby will inspire you to finish what
you start. An emotional concern can
be taken care of if you listen.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Dealing
with loved ones - children, parents,
grandparents or anyone else you ad-
mire - will make a difference to them
and put you in a favorable position.
Visit places you haven't been for a
long time.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stop
procrastinating about making chang-
es or following through with plans.
Time has run out and, if you don't
make your move now, you could miss
a chance to do something unique,


prosperous or personally rewarding.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Stick close to home and don't make
unreasonable promises. Sometimes
it's best to say no or just sit tight un-
til a better opportunity comes along.
For now, work on the projects you
can do by yourself.
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Put a little thought into expanding
an idea or developing a financial
plan that will help secure your future.
You can take care of business today.
Then, offer to do something special
with the one you love in the evening.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get
your paperwork in order, sort through
your unpaid bills or formulate a game
plan for the future. An opportunity will
develop if you help out an organiza-
tion or someone who can, in turn,
pass some work or a good idea your
way.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You
may be torn between what you want
to do and what you have to do. Don't
exaggerate in order to get sympathy.
Stay focused and follow through.
Don't let anger or upset stand in your
way.
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*DEAR ABBY: I have a co-
worker I'll call "Gloria" who
invades a very personal place in
my life. I don't know what to say
to her without offending her, so
I'm seeking your help.
My son and daughter-in-law
live in a large city in a nearby
state. Gloria's son and his wife
happen to live in the same city,
and she visits them about three
times a year. When she heard
that my son was moving there,
she became very excited at the
idea of the two of us riding to-
gether periodically to see our
respective kids.
My son is a very private per-
son and is involved in starting up
a new business. He had plainly
told me and my husband - and
all of the other relatives - that
we can visit only when an invita-
tion is extended. That message
was pretty clear to me and my
husband, and we have honored
his wishes.
Gloria, with whom I have
worked for years, is constantly
after me about going to visit our
sons. "Any invitations yet?" she's
always asking loudly.
When I tell her "No," she bel-
lows, "Well, I think that's pre-
posterous!" Then she goes on to
spout her opinion of my son. If
I did this to her, World War III
would erupt right there in the
office.
Gloria has never even met my
son, yet she has endless opin-
ions about him. This is really
rubbing me the wrong way.
This woman fails to recog-
nize that this is a touchy issue
with me and doesn't get the
hint. I have tried, "Well, that's a
very personal question," to no
avail. What can I politely say to
get her to back off without caus-
ing strain in the office? - Kay
In The Western Hemisphere
DEAR KAY: The problem
with dropping "hints" to insensi-


tive people is they usually don't
take the hint. And you are com-
pounding the problem by not
addressing it directly.
If you want Gloria to stop her
obnoxious behavior, have a chat
with her in private. Tell her that
you do not have the same "open-
door" policy in your family that
she seems to, and her questions
and opinions about your son are
making you uncomfortable. Tell
her she should go ahead and
see her son on her own and for-
get about you.
When you do receive an in-
vitation to visit your son and
daughter-in-law, do not utter a
word about it to this woman, or
she will start up again.
*DEAR ABBY: I'm 13 years
old, and - I know this sounds
kind of stupid - I was cleaning
out my fish tank and accidental-
ly poured one of my fish down
the sink. Now I'm feeling ex-
tremely guilty. Can you give me
any advice on how to feel less
guilty? - Missing My Fish In
Bellingham, Wash.
DEAR MISSING: If it makes
you feel any less guilty, I am sure
you are not the only fish owner
this has happened to. To lessen
your guilt, say a.farewell prayer
to your fish over the drain, then
make a vow to be more careful
in the future. Also, from now
on, transfer your fish to another
container when you're cleaning
the tank.
*DEAR READERS: Daylight-
saving time ends at 2:00 Sunday
morning, so don't forget to turn
your clocks back one hour to-
night when you go to bed.
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Osceola Middle School student awards


4.0
Jozle Alfaro
Brandon Alvarez
Natasha Bayless
Claresha Blair
David Blount
Caleb Bockoras
Jordan Bolan
Naomi Cook
Yahara Cordova
Jennifer Corwin
Danielle Crane
Anissa Demezier
Sage Douglas
Tuff Durrance
Bridget Ewing
Lauren Fusco
Judd Harris
Kailey Hoover
Heather Hotmire
Jessica Humphrey
Carlinton Jackson
Jessica Jimenez
Dillon Jones
Darby Jones
Benjamin Kielbasa
Thania Liberato
Jake Menendez
Emily Murrow
Savannah Neese
Tad Norman
Destiny Nunez
Ami Nunez
Kayla Orr
Chelsey Perry
Hunter Pritchard
Marie Renfranz
Ethan Revels
McKenzie Richey
Paige Rivero
Aubrey Robertson
Paige Roller
Jason Rucks
Erica Ruiz
Maribel Santamaria
Danyelle Sheffield
Alexis Smith
Brooke Snyder
Cade Stokes
Bethany Stuart
Jessica Suit
Anali Torres
Alexis Torres
Katie Van Beek
Vanessa Watt
Jordan Watts
Chelsea Wharin
Bradley Zabitosky
Agriculture
Lauren Hazellief
Sebastian Kelly
Karli Rowell
Band - Advanced
Lauren Fusco
Band - Beginning,
. Kayla Orr
Band - Intermediate
Dillon Jones

Effort
Jozle Alfaro
Jesus Arteaga
Cornelia Ash
David Blount.
Tamara Bowers
Brennon Brooks
Kyle Burkhardt
Alexis Calvillo
Alejandro Campos
Arisme Carrillo
Carlos Contreras
Yahara Cordova
Danielle Crane
Daniel Eng
Curtis Evans
Carrie Facente
Jacklyn Fertig
Jared Fountain
Erika Frederick
Jose Garcia
Javier Garcia-Montoya
Elizabeth Garduno
Megan Hall
Sarah Hawthorne
Destiny Hughes
Jessica Humphrey
Karla Jimenez
Jessica Jimenez
Jesse Johnson
Onchelle Jolly
Thania Liberato
Ernan Martinez
Sean McCrory
Denise McElroy
Samantha Murphy
Beatrice Olivares
Ethan Parriott
Caitlyn Peaden
Alex Perkins
Taylor Pierron
Patricia Porter
Hayleigh Price
Joshua Ragasa
Cody Raulerson
. Anthony Richardson


Marilu Rodriguez
Patricia Sanchez
Renaldo Sanchez
Kenny Scavone
Jacob Smith
Cheyenne Thibodeau
Fredy Valdez
Kristian Vergara
Brandon Vickers
Jessica Wackier
Bryan Walburn
Kourtney Wainer
Mercedes White
Gavin Wilinski
Stephon Williams
Andrea Young
Honor Roll
Joshua Abbate
Anthony Abdelquader
Heather Abner
Frank Adamo
Kayla Agnew
Pauline Aguilar
Zach Aguilar
Brenda Aguirre
Daniella Albarran
Lacy Altman
Daniel Alvarez
Cheyenne Arnold
Drew Arrants
Jose Arriaga
Jesus Arteaga
Cornelia Ash
Ashley Baggett
Tyler Baird
Mary Baker
Joceline Barrera
Juan Baza
* Mikael Beloff
Jesse Bodden
Josh Boggs
Alicia Boland
Heather Bolen
Ryan Born
Hanna Bostwick
Tiffany Bowers
Tamara Bowers
Derrek Boykin
Stevie Brantley
Brenon Brooks
Nicholas Brown
Katie Brummett
Angelina Bucio
Kourtney Buhlmaier
Emily Bunting
Brittany Bush
Alexis Calvillo
Randi Campbell
Josie Campbell
Alejandro Campos
Tabitha Cannon
Amairany Carias
Arismel Carrillo
Cody Casperson
Wendy Castaneda
Allison Chandler
Allison Chapman
Jake Close
Kendall Collier
Zachery Cordes
Austin Courson
Kutter Crawford
Morgan Crawford
Christian Crews
Solomon Dames
Angel Davis
Taylor Davis
Alexandra DelaCruz
Taydra Delprete
Araceli Diego
Berneth Digao
Ashalee Dreher
Tristan Dubois
Brennan Duffy
Brittany Duran
Adel Elhindi
Brandon Elkins
Harlie Elliott
Cain Elliott
Daniel Eng
Josh Engler
Maggie Esquivel
Joshua Eustace
Ashleigh Ezard
Carrie Facente
Jacklyn Fertig
Angel Fish
Dezirae Fonseca
Luis Fonseca
Adrea Ford
Jared Fountain
Jazmin Franco
Khadija Franklin
Erika Frederick
Alejandro Gaitan
Diana Gaona
Delfino Garcia
Jose Angel Garcia
JavierGarcia-Montoya
Elisabeth Garduno
Patricia Gomez
Mary Gomez
Sarai Gomez
Christopher Gonzales
Riley Green
Megan Hall
Lauren Halliday
Maddison Hanner
Elizabeth Hans


Tiffany Hargis
Samantha Harrell
Sierra Harrigan
Carson Harris
Sarah Hawthorne
Vicki Hawthorne
Lauren Hazellief
Sheynon Hernandez-Walls
Katie Hill
Denise Holmes
Karli Holtkamp
Destiny Hughes
Savannah Hunter
Victoria Hyatt
Nicole Ihle
Jesus Jaimes
Josh Jenkins
Karla Jimenez
Rosa Jimenez-Torres
Anthony Johnson
Jaymee Johnson
Darrica Johnson
Victoria Johnson
Onchelle Jolly
Erika Jones
Robyn Jones
Sebastian Kelley
Taylor Kerby
Nicole Kicklighter
Jenna Kissam
Trae Kissam
Niki Koedam
Jannier LaFuente
Joshua Lea
Joey Lepere
Benjamin Levins
Bryan Levins
Billie Sue Levitt
Forrest Lightsey
Heather Lowry
Judith Lozano
Jessica Luna
April Maldonado
Lexi Manson
Diego Martinez
Rosa Martinez
Allyson Matthews
Jordan Maynard
Sean McCrory
Denise McElroy
Krista McGee
Megan McNabb
John Alan Mericle
Amanda Messmer
Nicholas Methner
Tyler Milrot
Alecia Mitchell
Monica Mitchell
Eduardo Monjaras
Zane Moreland
Jakaris Morris
Kimberly Miullin
Teagan Mullins
Samantha Murphy
Dalton Murray
Rosendo Navarro
Daniel Nelson
Kayla Nelson
Tyler Nelson
Kyle Nichols
Samantha Norris
Clayton Norsworthy
Brianna Nunez
Beatrice Olivares
Flor Olvera-Calderon
Brittany Osborne
Atalo Palacios
Brandon Parramore
Ethan Parriott
Jessica Pascale
Christian Peace
Kaylee Peaden
Alex Perkins
Katlyn Pickelmann
Ashley Pitt
Taylor Poiter
Anais Ponce


Kyle Pope
Damon Prescott
Steven Price
Noah Pulitzer
Jack Radebaugh
Joshua Ragasa
Jennifer Ranftle
Jenna Rath
Cody Raulerson
Margaret Reude-McKane
Alicia Richards
Lucas Richey
Taylor Robertson
Tara Rock
Diego Rodriguez
Marilu Rodriguez
Karli Rowell
Dustin Rucks
Steven Russo
Amaris Samuel
Patrica Sanchez
Selina Sanchez
Araceli Sanchez
Reinaldo Sanchez
Cesar Sanchez
Francisco Sanchez
Thaddricka Sanders
Ashley Savage
Timothy Saylor
Alyssa Saylor
Kenny Scavone
Travis Schooley
Derek Schwartz
Reno Scroggin
Tori Sears
Maranda Serrano
Kylie Shirley
Kathy Simmons
Savannah Simpson
Alyssa Beth Sinclair
Markita Skeen
Daniel Skinner
Austin Slate
Kenya Soto-Chamu
Jonathan Sparks
Amber Sparks
Nikki St. Pierre
James Stafford
Robert Stafford
Braden Standefer
Andrea Stark
James Steiert
Bryan Stokes
Sierra Story
Caitlyn Stripling
Nicholas Suarez
Whitney Sweet
Tabetha Tabor
Sierra Taylor
Cheyenne Thibodeau
Patsy Thomas
Dalton Thomas
Christian Townsend
Justin Travieso
Allyson Trimble
Ocean Tyner
Carissa Tyson
Jadie Underhill
Nick Valcaniant
Jessica Vasquez
Mechele Vasquez
Brandon Vickers
Cynthia Villegas
Eric Voss
Jessica Wackier
Kourtney Wainer
Josie Wallace
Sierra Washburn
DJ Washington
Mariah Watford
Jalen Watts
Chad Whidden
Wesley White
Mercedes White
Gavin Wilinski
Amanda Williams
Stephon Williams


Jessyca Williams
Autumn Wofford
Jenna Wolff
Alexis Wolfinger
Allen Wood
Emily Worth
Elizabeth Yanez
Haley Yates
Andrea Young
Language Arts
Brenda Aguirre
Mary Rosy Gomez
Benjamin Kielbasa
Kayla Orr
Paige Roller
Alexis Smith
Kenia Soto-Chamu
Bethany Stuart
Jessica Suit
Math
Jordan Bolan
Angelina Bucio
Amairany Carias
Anissa Demezier
Christopher Gonzales
Judd Harris
Savannah Hunter
John Kamykowski
Heather Lowry
Emily Murrow
Lucas Ritchey
Danyelle Sheffield
Alexis Torres
Music
Denise Holmes
PE
Daniel Alvarez
Dennis Cummings
Destiny Nunez
James Steiert
Bethany Stuart
Jessica Wackier
Reading
Hanna Bostwick
Mary Rosy Gomez
Sebastian Kelly
Alecia Mitchell
Marie Renfranz
Dustin Rucks
Brooke Snyder
Mariah Watford

Science
Heather Bolen
Jake Close
Jennifer Corwin
Christian Crews
Sarah Hawthorne


Vickie Hawthorne
Jake Menendez
Ami Nunez
Kyle Pope

Soccer
Juan Baza
Jose Bucio
Carlos Contreras
Adel Elhindi
Delfino Garcia
Kailey Hoover
Matthew Macias
Jake Menendez
Eduardo Monjaras
Atalo Palacios
Alex Perkins
Victor Pineda
Hunter Pritchard
Dean Radebaugh
Diego Rodriguez
Cesar Sanchez
James Steiert
Ben Vuleta
Gavin Wilinski
Social Studies
Natasha Bayless
Stevie Brantley
Xavier Fulks
Dillon Jones
Joseph Lepere
McKenzie Richey
Kenia Soto-Chamu
Carissa Tyson
Vanessa Watt
Technology
Algeron Morris
Taylor Poiter
Tiffany Reutebuch

Volleyball
Tiffany Bowers
Stevie Brantley
Rebekah Bryan
Brittany Bush
Taydra Delprete
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Rylee Martin
Jordan Maynard
Samantha Norris
Destiny Nunez
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Marie Renfranz
Aubrey Robertson
Maranda Serrano
Markita Skeen
Brooke Snyder
Stormy Stokes
Carissa Tyson


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Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



BOSTON TERRIER, female,
12 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



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


BLUE HERON
Sat. Only, Nov 3rd, 8am-?,
1265 & 1320 SE 21st St.
Too much too List
DIXIE RANCH ACRES
MULTI-FAMILY EVENT
Saturday, November 3rd.,
8am-2pm - Look for signs.
Something for EVERYONE!
Don't Miss it!!!
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 11/3 &
Sun:, 11/4, 8am til ?, 14 Jor-
dan Loop. Furniture & Lots
of Misc. & HH Items.


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

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OKEECHOBEE, ;I. J Sun.
11/3 & 11/4. 9am-4pm,
7235 NE 4th St. (Four Sea-
sons). Everything Must Go!
New & used. Crafts & sup-
plies, Tools, Linens, Furni-
ture. No Early Birds Please!

Sig Sal

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


OKEECHOBEE, Sat. Nov. 3rd,
8am-?, 2326 SW 8th St (Off of
SW 24th Ave. & SW 8th St.)
Collectable, Kid clothes, Some
Plus size clothes & Lots of
Misc items! No Early birds!


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grabber
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name
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others
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lot of exes?:
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Harold
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pitcher Maglie
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of France's
higher education
system
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enclosure
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engagement
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wear one out
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which Icarus
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states with a
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studied at night
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rescue
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later
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product
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the table?
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her Queen
Elizabeth role
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theme singer
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protection


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equipment
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much-sung song
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speaker
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between the
sheets


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sounds
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Margo in "All
About Eve"
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Family
Robinson" author
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paint the edges and back,
attach a stand and set it up.
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Child Care Offered415
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Coins/Stamps 570
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Crafts/Supplies 585
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Furs 615
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Musical Instruments 660
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Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games , 730
VCRs 735
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GUNS FOR SALE - Shot Guns,
Rifles, Pistols, Muzzle Load-
ers. Call (863)763-2346 for
more information.


PIT BULL PUPPY - 7 week old
female, brown & white. $350
or best offer. (863)697-0218


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.
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1/2 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.



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
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classifieds


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
CLEAN, well maintained 2/2
house & 2/2 villa in Okee.
$800 per month
(863)467-5965
KEY WEST STYLE
WATERFRONT
Cottage 2/2.5 + Loft, Cov.
Porch. Includes water, sewer,
Cov. Parking & 24 ft boat
dock.$1350 mon. unfurn.
Century 21 Horizon
(561)602-6283
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/rets.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
SOUTHEAST OKEECHOBEE- in
town, 3/2 CBS, Yr lease,
$900, 1st & last,
(863)382-6424
SOUTHEAST SECTION
3BR/2BA, $975 mo. +
$975 sec. dep., Brand new
remodel. (863)634-1554
TREAS. ISLAND - 2BR, 1.5BA,
porch, patio, shed, fnced yd,
canal w/dock, $840/mo, or
wkly + dep (863)447-3051


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 Inspectioni1060
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


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


PRICED TO SELL! 2 - 1.25
lots in Viking on corner, Elec.
close. $27,500 each.
www.holladayauctions.com
(561)351-1765
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, great
location, $99,000 neg.
772-878-3335/224-1423


VIKING AREA - 1 1/4 Acre,
High and Dry. 239-433-2037


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of beautiful mountain land.
Less than 10 miles from the
NEW Tiger Woods Golf
Course, now under con-
struction. Just $20,000 per
acre. Write William Mackey,
5850 US Hwy 70 West, Old
Fort, North Carolina, 28762.


Mobile Homes



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 util + cable,
$600 mo. + $200 sec. dep.
828 Hwy. 441 SE.
(863)763-2098/610-1386
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, $800/mo. & 1st,
last, & $500 sec.
(954)260-1933
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets. $925 most &sec.
dep. (561)927-8211



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MOVE TO YOUR LAND
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561-385-4694
MOBILE HOME- 61ft, all new
on river, w/dock, 2/3 br,
screen , room, extras,
$37,000 (863)255-4935
TAYLOR CREEK, on the water,
2BR, 2BA, '05 model, lived in
3 months, boat house w/lift,
new out building, sprinkler
system. $189,000
(863)763-2407


Recreation



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



BASS BOAT 1986 - 18 Ft.,
Sling Shot. 150 hp Maroiner.
Low water pick up. 4 blade
stainless prop. 70 LB Minn-
kota trolling motor. 2 large
live wells. Fish Finder. Full
cover. Excellent condition.
2nd Owner. $3995 or best
offer. (561)253-4299
BLUE WAVE CLASSIC 180,
'03 - w/'05Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325
HURRICANE '90 - 19 ft,
'99 115 hp Johnson, very
good condition. $8500
(863)467-8628


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



FORD F350 XL '06 - Diesel,
flat bed dually, 6 spd manu-
al, 24K, $20,000 firm
(239)250-6178

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Reflections from the Pulpit


Rev. Dr. Paul E. Jackson
Sr.
International Warriors for Christ
What I would like to talk to
you today is about something
that each and every person has
felt and that is hurt from a person
or persons that you thought you
could count on and that would
never turn against you. A person
that would always be there for
you as a friend or perhaps some-
thing much better that is a for-
ever friend. To have a friend and
lose one hurts, but to have a for-
ever friend and lose that is a hurt
that can't be explained. A lot of
people have what they consider a
friend or friends, but very few are
ever given such a gift as a forever
friend, which to me I feel is truly
a special gift from God.
You and I both know that if
you lose a friend or a forever
friend, as a Christian you must do
two things and they are to forgive
and forget. If you say, I can for-
give, but I can't forget, that is only
another way of saying I will not
forgive. Forgiveness should be re-
ally like a cancelled note, torn in


two and thrown away and never
remembered again, but saying all
of this is so much easier than do-
ing it. This has happened to me
before as I am sure it has to just
about everyone in this world, but
I have found as a Christian the
best way is for me to pray and
think about what all I have done
wrong in my own life.
"Jesus Christ, when I am hav-
ing a hard time forgiving some-
one, I ask you to please remind
me of how many times you're
forgiven me!"
Folks you can take the time
to read the most published and
most sold book in the whole
world called "The Holy Bible"
to find the answer to this and ev-
ery problem that you may have.
I am going to give you places to
look up in your Holy Bible for
you to find how to forgive and
forget. (Romans 12:20) - (Mat-
thew 5:44-45) - (Matthew 6:14)
- (Luke 6:35-37) - (Mark 11:25-
26) - (Proverbs 20:22) - (Mat-
thew 18:21-23) - (Luke 17:3)
- (Luke 23:34) - (II Corinthians
2:10)- (Luke 11:4)- (1 John 1:9)
- (Ephesians 1:7) - (Ephesians


4:32) - (Colossians 1:14)
Now if you will, take the time
to look up each chapter and
each verse and read them again
and again and try to see where
maybe you have been hurt or
hurt someone. I ask each of you,
where is the foolish person who
would think it is in his or her
power to commit more than God
could forgive. Know that God is
the only one that I know I can
always go to for any question,
there is always an answer.
People are often unreasonable
and self centered. Forgive them
anyway. If you are kind, people
may accuse you of concealed
motives. Be kind anyway. If you
are honest, people may cheat
you. Be honest anyway. If you
find happiness, people may be
jealous. Be happy anyway. The
good you do today may be forgot-
ten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough. Give
it your best anyway. For you see,
in the end, it is between you and
God. It never was between you
and them anyway.


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Church News in Brief


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

Gathering Church
holds yard sale
The Gathering Church will
hold a yard-sale/bake-sale on
Nov. 17 starting at 7 a.m., it will
be a large yard-sale with an as-
sortment of things, i.e. bikes, fur-
niture, clothes, baby items and
more. For information call Gina
Ward at (863) 467-5935 or (863)
697-1785.

Church holds
Fall Festival
New Testament Baptist
+ Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave., would
like to invite everyone to come to
our Fall Festival on Nov. 3 starting
at 4 p.m. at the church. We will
be having food, games and prizes
and lots of fun. so put all the kids
in the car and enjoy an afternoon
together. For information call
(863) 763-6682.

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.

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.

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

Church 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


Church host
annual bazaar
The Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church will host its Second An-
nual Craft Bazaar and Luncheon,
on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Come for a day of fun. They will
have a little bit of everything, from
homemade baked goods to hand-
made crafts. A delicious lunch of
vegetable soup, chicken noodle
soup and ham salad sandwich
will be available. For more infor-,
mation call (863) 357-6500.

Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at 6:30
a.m. For information or if you need
transportation to' and from these
activities, call (863) 467-1733.'


Church to have Gulf
State Quartet
The Gulf State Quartet will be
ministering at Fort Drum Com-
munity Church 32415 Hwy 441 N.
on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-1581.

Community Choir
holds rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community
Choir, in its Ninth year under the
direction of Sandy Perry, rehears-
als have begun for the Christmas
Cantata, The Wonder of Christ-
mas 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.


Dixie Echoes Quartet concert
The Dixie Echoes Quartet will be in concert Saturday Nov.
3, at 7 p.m., at His House Fellowship Church of the Naza-
rene, 425 S.W. 28th St. in Okeechobee. A love offering will
be taken. For more information call: (863)-763-7113



-N" " -_I Raf1i2 t C/futf

"Where the Difference" is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.

Arlen Cook, Pastor

51 NW 98"h St. * Okeechobee, 34972 * (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 * Home: (863) 763-7165




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North Carolina No. 1


in preseason Top 25


By Jim O'Connell
AP Basketball Writer
North Carolina is back in its
familiar preseason spot -- No.
1. Kansas State is making a rare
appearance in the Top 25 rank-
ings.
For the sixth time since The
Associated Press started a pre-
season college basketball poll in
1961, the Tar Heels were ranked
No. '1 Friday. They beat out
UCLA and Memphis in a three-
way race for the top spot.
The Tar Heels ended last sea-
son with a 96-84 overtime loss
to Georgetown in the regional fi-
nal. They lost an 11-point lead in
the second half and missed 22
of 23 shots during a 15-minute
stretch.
Three starters, including ju-
nior center Tyler Hansbrough,
are among eight contributors
back from that team.
"In the game today a veteran
team is sophomores and juniors
instead of juniors and seniors
like in the old days," North Car-
olina coach Roy Williams said
Friday. "We had a great run last
year and the Georgetown game
set us back in that we were a
jump shot away from the Final
Four."
"The players have used that
as motivation in some ways but
even more was the realization
of how quickly it can be over,"
he added. "In some Ways that
made the team work harder. We
are not talking about George-
town by any means right now,
but over the offseason, yes, be-
cause the suddenness of what
happened stuns you."


North Carolina received 29
first-place votes and 1,728 points
from the 72-member national
media panel. UCLA, which has
four starters back from its Final
Four team, was No. I on 24 bal-
lots and had 1,710 points. Mem-
phis, which has all five start-
ers back from its regional final
team, got 18 first-place votes
and 1,680 points.
Kansas was fourth and
Georgetown, which drew the
only other first-place vote, was
fifth, followed by Louisville, Ten-
nessee, Michigan State, Indiana
and Washington State.
Marquette was 11th followed
by Oregon, Duke, Gonzaga,
Texas, Texas, A&M, Arizona,
Southern California, Arkansas
and Kentucky.
The last five ranked teams
were North Carolina State, Pitts-
burgh, Stanford, Southern Illi-
nois and Kansas State.
The Pac-10 led the way with
six teams in the preseason poll
(UCLA, Washington State, Or-
egon, USC, Arizona and Stan-
ford). The Big 12 and Big East
both had four teams, while the
Atlantic Coast Conference and
Southeastern Conference had
three each.
The last time Kansas State
was ranked was No. 23 for one
week in February 1993. This ver-
sion of the Wildcats features a
strong frontcourt in sophomore
Bill Walker and highly recruited
freshman Michael Beasley. It
will be the first head coaching
job for Frank Martin, who was
promoted to replace Bob Hug-
gins, who left after one season
for West Virginia.


Be thankful for autumn hunting


November means it's time to
gas up the truck and break out
your shooting' iron, because the
2007-08 hunting season's here.
This month, general gun, fall tur-
key, quail and gray squirrel, snipe
and the second phase of mourn-
ing and white-winged dove hunt-
ing seasons open.
The first thing you need to do
is pick up a $17 Florida resident
hunting license. Nonresidents
pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or
$151.50 for 12 months.
If you plan to hunt one of Flor-
ida's many wildlife management
areas (WMAs), you'll also need
"a $26.50 management area per-
mit, and don't forget to study the
brochure for the specific area you
plan to hunt, because dates, bag
limits and rules differ greatly from
area to area.
You can get these brochures at
tax collectors' offices and regional
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) offic-
es in close proximity to the area,
or you can download them from
the FWC's Web site - MyFWC.
corn/hunting.
You can buy your license
and permits over the telephone
by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA or online at www.wild-
lifelicense.com. Just have your
credit card ready. You also can
purchase them from tax collec-
tors' offices and most retail out-
lets that sell hunting and fishing
supplies.


Outta'

the

Woods

By Tony Young

The general gun season runs
Nov. 10 - Jan. 20 in the Central
Hunting Zone. In the Northwest
Zone, it comes in Thanksgiving
Day and lasts four days until Nov.
25. Two weeks later, the season
reopens Dec. 8 and runs through
Feb. 13. For readers hunting the
South Hunting Zone, the general
gun season's already in and lasts
until Jan. 6.
Hunters can take bucks hav-
ing at least one antler 5 inches or
longer. On private lands, the daily
bag limit for deer is two.
On private lands, hunters can
take wild hogs year-round with
no bag or size limits. On most --
but not all -- public lands, there's
also no bag or size limit on wild
hogs, and hunters can take them
luring any hunting season except
spring turkey. Check the WMA
brochure to be certain.
The highly anticipated antler-
less deer season, often called
"doe week" is Dec. 15-21 in the
Northwest Zone, Nov. 17-23 in the
Central Zone and Nov. 3-9 in the
South Hunting Zone.


Devil Rays' Camp, Velandia

become free agents


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)
Tampa Bay relief pitcher Shawn
Camp and infielder Jorge Velandia
became free agents Friday after
rejecting outright assignments to
Triple-A Durham.
Both players split time be-
tween Durham and the Devil Rays
last season.
Camp, a 30-year-old right-


hander, went 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA
in 50 appearances for Tampa Bay.
He was 0-1 with four saves and a
1.17 ERA in 12 games at Durham.
Velandia, 32, batted .320 with
two homers and 11 RBIs in 14
games after joining the Devil Rays
on Sept. 10. He hit .249 with five
homers and 39 RBIs in 120 games
for Durham.


Sports News In Brief


Golf Tournament to
benefit children home
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 and
Auxiliaries will host the Second
Annual golf tournament to ben-
efit the VFW National Home for
Children. The tournament is Nov.
3, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. Everyone is invited.
Blind draw or teams. For informa-
tion 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 welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

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

ch Turns To "SOLD"
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During doe week, the daily bag
limit's one buck and one doe or
two bucks. You may not take two
does in one day like you may dur-
ing archery season, and spotted
fawns are not legal game. WMAs
do not have a doe week.
If you hunt with deer dogs any-
where in Florida, special rules and
registration requirements may ap-
ply. Call the FWC for details.
Fall turkey season in the North-
west Hunting Zone is Nov. 22-25
and Dec. 8 - Jan. 13. In the Cen-
tral and South zones, it's Nov. 10
- Jan. 6. Only bearded turkeys
and gobblers are legal game, and
you must have a $5 turkey permit
to hunt them. The bag limit's one
bird per day, and a total of two
during the archery, crossbow,
muzzleloading gun and fall turkey
seasons combined.
It's against the law to hunt tur-
keys in Holmes County during the
fall season.
Quail and gray squirrel season
runs statewide Nov. 10 - March 2.
There's a daily bag limit of 12 for
each, and shooting fox squirrels
is against the law.
Shooting hours for deer, tur-
keys, quail and gray squirrels is
a half-hour before sunrise to a
half-hour after sunset. All legal
firearms, muzzleloaders, bows,
crossbows and handguns are le-
gal for taking these resident game


animals during the general gun,
antlerless deer, fall turkey, and
quail and gray squirrel seasons.
Snipe hunting in Florida ranks
second in the nation in number of
birds harvested each year, and the
season runs Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 state-
wide. The second phase of the
mourning and white-winged dove
season also comes in this month
and runs Nov. 10-25. Shooting
hours for migratory birds are one-
half hour before sunrise to sunset.
The bag limits are eight for snipe
and 12 for doves.
You must get a no-cost migra-
tory bird permit if you plan to
hunt snipe, doves or any other
migratory game birds.
The FWC even provides an
online "Dove Hunters' Hotline"
which gives up-to-date informa-
tion on Florida's public dove
fields. The address is MyFWC.
com/dove, and it's updated every
Thursday throughout the dove
season. Information includes
dove densities, previous week's
harvests and field conditions.
Whether small-game hunting
with friends and family or hunt-
ing solo, going after that mon-
ster buck, boar hog or big tom,
November brings loads of great
hunting opportunities.
Here's wishing you all a happy
Thanksgiving and a successful
hunting season.


R A A








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