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Vol. 98 No. 308 Sunday, November 4, 2007 75 Plus tax

OHS Sports

Brahmans defeat
Jensen Beach 44-0
Tie breaker set for
Monday night at
Lawnwood Stadium

YMS announce
student awards
*Page 6


Lock schedule
times changed
Because of two bass tourna-
ments slated to be held on Lake
Okeechobee Saturday, Nov. 3,
and Sunday, Nov. 4, the opera-
tion schedule for the Taylor Creek
Locks will change.
The locks will be in operation
at 7 a.m. and again at noon on
Saturday and Sunday.
Starting Monday, Nov. 4, the
lock will be in operation at8 a.m.
and again at 2 p.m.

Local court cases
are now online
Sharon Robertson,
Okeechobee County clerk of cir-
cuit 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 pro ides ti:' abil-
ity to perform a person or case
search in a variety of ways. Visit
for the index and progress dock-
ets of Okeechobee Countir puL
lic record court cases. '
Questions should be directed
to Sharon Robertson at www.

Genealogy meeting
has been canceled
In observance of a national
patriotic holiday the Genealogi-
cal 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.

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

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

Classifieds......................... 9-10
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 7
Obituaries............................... 6
O pinion................................... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports................................. 11
TV ........................ ........ ...... 7..
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Astronauts fix torn solar panel

By Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer
Astronauts successfully unfurled
a torn solar power wing at the
international space station on
Saturday after spacewalker Scott
Parazynski cut loose a tangled
clump of wires and patched ev-
erything up.
His emergency surgery saved
the solar energy panel - and the
space station.
"This was just a fabulous ef-
fort," said Mike Suffredini, the
space station's program man-

ager. "Our baby is still beautiful
to us."
In the. tense buildup to the
spacewalk - one of the most
difficult and dangerous ever at-
tempted - NASA repeatedly
warned that station construction
would have to be halted if the
wing could not be fixed.
The prospect was so grave
that NASA felt it had no choice
but to put Parazynski practically
right up against the swaying
power grid, which was coursing
with more than 100 volts of elec-
tricity. No other astronaut had

ever been so far away from' the
safe confines of the cabin.
Even before Parazynski made
his way back inside, the radio
traffic was full of cheers and con-
Shouts of "Yay! All right! Beau-
tiful! Great news!" streamed from
the linked shuttle-station com-
plex once the wing was unfurled
to its full 115-foot length. Mission
Control promptly relayed thanks
from NASA's top brass.
"It was an honor," Parazynski
The commander of the

Economic Council: and its role in the community
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Oueecnooee News/~nauna Agunlar
Audrey Short, (center) the execute director of the Okeechobee Economic Council
spoke to the Kiwanis members Chuck Syfrett (left) and Vice-President Jim Vensel
I(r >h) along with other K warss members about what th 'Economic Council is and how
they affect the community as a whole.

Director speaks to Kiwanis

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Economic
Council executive director
Audrey Short spoke to the Ki-
wanis members at their weekly
luncheon on Thursday, Nov.
1, concerning the economic
council and how they affect the
community as a whole'in vari-
ous ways.
According to Ms. Short, the
economic council was formed
in 1989 by 13 business leaders.
Today the economic council
consists of approximately 50
business leaders with a board
that is made up of 13 elected
The economic council
strives to implement change,
affecting consistent growth and
maintaining good economic
practices in the community.
One of'the economic coun-
cil's first goals was the change of
the Okeechobee County Com-

mission from a liaison form of
government to an administra-
tive form of government. A li-
aison form government means
that the day to day operations
of government.are in the hands
of an administrator. This in turn
frees up the commissioners so
they can be more concerned
with policy and law making de-
The economic council'
worked with commissioners at
that time and it was agreed that
it would be in the best interest
of our community and govern-
ment to move in that direction,
which was accomplished in
The economic council has
also been involved in the wid-
ening of S.R. 70 which they
encouraged the Department of
Transportation to speed along
in order to better the county.
The privatization of the land-
fill was another key issue which

was supported by the econom-
ic council. Through efforts of
the economic council informa-
tion was gathered from vari-.
ous states and counties which
helped prove that privatizing
the landfill would be economi-
cally profitable for the county
at the average of approximately
$5 million a year.
Impact Fees have been a
three year endeavor of the eco-
nomic council. The economic
council sent the message to the
county and city that it should
not just be the responsibility of
the residents of Okeechobee,
but a shared responsibility by
each developer that wishes to
come to Okeechobee.
The updating of compre-
hensive land plans and land
development regulations in the
county and city level are also
being addressed by the eco-
See Kiwanis - Page 2

4-H and growing country critters

By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
When you are new to coun-.
try living and your children say
those ominous words "BUT
YOU SAID" they could have a
chicken, horse, cow, rabbit,
iguana or a pair of llamas when
you movedto to the country, do
you panic? No. Call the Agricul-
tural Extension Service in the
county where you live and find
out about the local 4-H Clubs.
"4-H is a non-formal, prac-
tical educational program for
youth. It is the youth develop-
ment program of Florida Co-
operative Extension, a part of
the University of Florida IFAS.

Florida 4-H is the place where
there's fun in learning and
learning, in fun!" explains the
Florida 4-H Web site, http://flor-
Debbie Clements,
Okeechobee- County Exten-
sion agent in charge of 4-H
said recent studies in other
Florida counties have shown
that parents whose child or
children are in 4-H spend mark-
edly more real quality time with
their children.
4-H actually started nearly
100 years ago in a few coun-
ties in north Florida. 4-H clubs,
first known a� "corn clubs" for
boys and "canning clubs" for
girls were organized by public
school educators who wanted
to broaden the knowledge and
experience of their students.

docked shuttle Discovery, Pame-
la Melroy, who supervised the
wing repairs, cautioned every-
one to hold off on "the victory
dance" until Parazynski and his
spacewalking partner, Douglas
Wheelock, were safely back in-
side. "Then we can all rejoice,"
she said.
It took almost an hour for
Parazynski to be maneuvered
back from the wing, riding on
the end of a nearly 90-foot robot-
ic arm extension that just barely
reached the damage. That's how
long it took him to get out there,

Parazynski worked on the
damage for more than two
hours, cutting hinge and guide
wires that became snarled and
snagged the wing when it was
being extended Tuesday. The
astronauts had just relocated a
massive beam at the space sta-
tion, and finished extending its
first solar power wing, when the
second wing got hung up after
extending only 90 feet.
Para2ynski, 46, an emergency
medical doctor before becoming
See NASA - Page 2

County links

are on-line

By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Okeechobee County like the
rest of the country has gone on-
line. Now anyone with Internet
access can click on to www.
okeechobeecounty.com and
find court records, county laws,'
meeting agendas and minutes,
property ownership records,
tax records etc.
. No computer? Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 SW
16thStreet will let you use one
there, free - if you have a library
card. Bring in a picture i.d. with
your Okeechobee address on
it or a piece of mail with your

Okeechobee address; a util-
ity bill, for instance, or a rental
agreement if you live in Buck-
head Ridge (Glades County)
Okeechobee will give you a
card - if you .already have a
Glades County library card and
bring it with you.
From the Okeechobee
County Web site you can see
what is on this week's board
of county commissioners
meeting, look at the minutes
of previous meetings, look up
address and telephone of other
county departments and link to
other Web sites like the Agri-
See County - Page 2

Crimes increase

slightly; first

half of this year

By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
number of crimes committed
in Florida edged up slightly in
the first half of 2007, bucking
a years-long trend of declining
crime in the state, according to
a report released Nov. 2.
* Violent crime, which had al-
ready shifted upward in recent
years, continued that troubling
trend, increasing in Florida by
2 percent in the first half of the
year over the first half of 2006,

said statistics from the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
The number of murders par-
ticularly those committed with
guns had- one of the largest
percentage increases this year.
Through the end of June 2007,
there were 589 murders in Flori-
da, a 13.7 percent increase over
the 518 reported" in the state in
the first half of 2006.
The number of murders
committed with a gun jumped.
See Crimes - Page 2

Today 4-H is a thriving, vital or-
ganization in the United States ' t
and its territories.0 .
It is not a "drop 'em off and
pick them up later" activity,
for parents are usually there
to learn and grow and to assist
young people with their proj- .
4-H brings it all together.
Volunteers from the communi-
ty together with parents make
learning happen, no matter
what club fits your child's in-
terests. Fathers whose child
may like to ride horses, but not MaryAnn Morris
play ball have 4-H to give them Barnyard Buddies, a 4-H club for children age five to eight
hours more with the kids than teaches children how to take care of animals like rabbits,
they otherwise might have. chickens and even a pet snake or iguana. By completing a proj-
Doing, building, learning go- ect book, children learn about their animal and how to keep
ing places watching an animal records of its health and growth. 4-H clubs are great places to
make "people" buddies as Charlotte Birkett (right) and Hayley
See Critters - Page 2 Swafford found out.

2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 4, 2007

Continued From Page 1
an astronaut, looped five make-
shift braces into the wing to rein-
force a partially ripped hinge. They
resembled big white stitches.
Throughout the repair, Para-
zynski used an L-shaped Teflon
stick, wrapped with insulating
tape, to keep the billowing solar
wing away and to avoid being
shocked. At times, as his shadow
loomed large on the wirig, gleam-
ing orange and gold in the sun-
light, he looked like a stick-wield-
ing hockey player, all bundled up
in his puffy spacesuit.
As Parazynski got ready to cut
the snarled guide wire for the

Continued From Page 1
civic center to see what events are
coming up, the Extension office
for plant, animal, 4-H and garden-
ing information.
Link to the County demo-
graphics page for up to date
county population, industries,
wages, major sources of wages.
and so forth.
Link to the County Clerk's of-

wing, he mentioned that it was a
bit of a reach.
"It's what those monkey arms
are for," Melroy told the 6-foot-2
astronaut. She said not too many
other astronauts could do what
he was doing.
"They don't have to," Parazyn-
ski replied with a laugh.
Parazynski counted down
- "three, two, one, snip" - as
he sliced the guide wire with a
pair of cutters. To everyone's re-
lief, the 90-foot length of cut wire
retracted smoothly into its reel
at the base of the wing, where
Wheelock slowed its speed with
a gripping tool.
Parazynski accidentally let go
of his wire-cutting tool at one
point, but caught it. A few hours
later, he lost his needle-nose pli-

fice for Court and other public
records online. Criminal and
civil court records, foreclosures,
public records, traffic violations
and court dockets (the schedule
of hearings and required court
appearances) Looking to buy a
The Okeechobee County Prop-
erty Appraisers Office link can
take you not only to the last three
sales prices, but the sale dates and
the Official Record page where
the sale is recorded. With a click

ers. The astronauts inside the
station spotted the pliers drifting
"We're going to have to let it
go ... not much we can do now,"
Parazynski said, hustling to get
back indoors.
The spacewalk - the fourth
for Discovery's space station visit
- lasted rore than seven hours.
It wrapped up station construc-
tion work for the seven shuttle
astronauts. The hatches between
the linked spacecraft will close
Sunday and the shuttle will pull
away Monday. Landing is set for
Considerable work remains
for the space station's three oc-
They need to move the pres-
surized compartment that was

of your mouse, you can see the
property on a G.I.S. aerial photo-
graph. Find out what the taxes are
and click some more to see who
owns the land next door. Not only
it on screen, but download and
print a copy.
To register to vote, contact your
elected officials and more; click
the supervisor of Elections link.
The Tax Collector's Office, do
not forget, is where you pay ve-
hicle registration, purchase hunt-
ing and fishing licenses and more.

delivered and installed by the Dis-
covery crew, and conduct three
spacewalks, before shuttle Atlan-
tis can launch with the first of two
new laboratories. Liftoff remains
targeted for Dec. 6, but could be
delayed a few days, Suffredini
NASA still has to figure out
what to do about a rotary joint
that isn't working right and can
be used only sparingly to turn
another set of solar power wings
toward the sun. Steel shavings
were found inside the joint during
a spacewalk last Tuesday, appar-
ently the result of grinding parts.
Samples of those shavings will
return to Earth aboard Discovery
and help pinpoint the source of
the trouble.

There is a list of no fewer than 19
useable forms. You can also pay
your taxes online.
Okeechobee County is helping
keep its citizens well informed.
Even when people travel, county
services are available with a click
of a mouse. No more driving all
the way to town from Fort Drum,
Basinger or Platt's Bluff for every
county service. The web site gives
access to much information and
brings many county services into
your living room.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Dressed for the occasion
This group of county employees at planning and development came to work dressed for the occasion on Halloween.
They are, left to right, first row, Jennifer Busbin holding little Katie Jo Cox, and Christy Jordan, second row, Diana Heil,
Virginia Derry, Susan Pilgrim, Barbara Cash, Sherri Moon and Diane McQuade.

Continued From Page 1
nomic council. Some ways that
the economic council is address-
ing these issues is by members of
the economic council sitting on
the city and county boards. This
allows them to have first hand
knowledge and a hand in approv-
ing such plans and updates to
such regulations.
The school system and school
concurrency is also a concern of
the economic council. This in-
cludes the availability of afford-
able housing for teachers, merit
pay, and even their administrative
form of governing.
Scholarship programs that will

Continued From Page 1
from 340 in the first half of 2006
to 407 in the first half of 2007, a
19.7 percent increase, the figures
Overall, the number of crimes
tracked by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation and by state law
enforcement officials went up
3.9 percent in the first half of the
year, the FDLE said. The list of
crimes that are tracked ranges
widely, from murder and rape to
less serious crimes like stealing
bicycles or change out of vending
The number of crimes con-
sidered violent a very small per-
centage of all crimes went from
63,712 in the first half of 2006 to
65,011 in the first half of 2007, the
data showed.
The data, released with little
comment near the end of the day

Continued From Page 1
grow with your child while the
child learns and grows and be-
comes more involved and more
mature as competence takes the

benefits our local student popula-
tion help to develop future busi-
ness leaders for the community.
The economic council strives to
make sure these programs are
available. The Education Founda-
tion gave 246 scholarships total-
ing a little over $273,000 to our
2007 Okeechobee High School
Also, the addition of college fa-
cilities such as the IRCC addition:
Sonny & Betty Williamson Con-
ference and Educational Center is
greatly supported by the econom-
ic council due to the impact it will
have on the community and the
upcoming professionals that will
be trained there.
The economic council is also
involved with issues concerning

Friday, doesn't take into account
changes in population which are
hard to track. That means that
some of the increase in the ab-
solute number of crimes could
be explained, at least in part, by
continued growth in the number
of people in Florida.
Federal officials estimate that
Florida's population grew by
about 300,000 people from 2005
to 2006, but estimates for the
current year aren't yet available,
making it difficult to see whether
the rate of crimes has changed
in Florida as opposed to just the
number of crimes.
Still, the new data reverses a
long downward trend that had of-
ficials crowing in recent years that
Florida's crime rate had dropped
to its lowest in three decades. For
example, the number of crimes
reported in the first half of 2006
in Florida was 0.3 percent lower
than the number in the first half of
2005, which was more than 3 per-

place of shyness and insecurity
is rarer today than when families
worked together instead of each
being focused along on Televi-
sion, internet, MP3 player or in-
stant messaging friends. Together
is tough sometimes.
Sharing the winning and los-

Lake Okeechobee through ef-
forts with the South Florida Wa-
ter Management, Department of
Environmental Protection and
the Lake Okeechobee Water
Resource Advisory Committee
(Lake 0 WRAC).
Budgets, law and code en-
forcement are also key issues that
the economic council is heard
on. This allows the local govern-
ments to have accountability for
money they spend and hold the
citizens accountable for their ac-
tions as well.
Through Ms. Short the eco-
nomic council keeps its pulse
on long and short term planning
issues that are being dealt with
by the community leaders. She
attends all county commission,

cent lower than in the first half of
2004.'And those decreases came
in spite of increasing population
in the state.
The increase in murders was
first noticed last year with a 27
percent increase in the first six
months of 2006 over the first half
of 2005.
Florida's shift to increasing
numbers of crimes mirrors a new
national trend. Violent crime rose
nearly 2 percent in the country as
a whole last year, according to the
FBI. The number of murders was
also up just under 2 percent last
year but murders spiked last year
in big cities in America, seeing a
nearly 7 percent increase in cities
with more than 1 million people.
Florida officials, led by Gov.
Charlie Crist and Attorney General
Bill McCollum, have said they're
concerned about increases in
gang activity and pledged to crack
down on it. A statewide grand
jury has been set up to look at

ing of the animal you raised, the
child you are raising and doing it
all with a lot of other parents and
volunteers, you will have more
fun than you can imagine. Meet-
ing new people while being sure
that your child is safe where he is
and with what is going on.

city council, city and county plan-
ning board, school board, code
enforcement, Okeechobee Utility
Authority meetings and any work-
shops that the economic council
membership is concerned with.
According to Ms. Short, "our
effectiveness lies within our abili-
ty to forecast, create & implement
....whether it be in jobs; devel-
opment; city or county govern-
ment. Your business leaders have
a sense of responsibility. Just as it
has been said that 'it take a village
to raise a child,' it takes a commu-
nity working together to make for
a wonderful place to live, work
and raise a family.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

that problem.
Criminologists have offered dif-
ferent suggestions for what may
be driving crime back up after a
sharp decline in the early 2000s.
Some have pointed to a. slow-
down in the economy; others
blame changes in demographics,
with changes in 'the number of
males in the prime crime-com-
mitting ages.
There was some good news
in the statistics released Friday, in-
cluding a small drop in the num-
ber of domestic violence offenses
and decreases in the number of
some sex offenses. The number
of rapes, for example, was more
than 7 percent lower this year.
The FDLE suggested stronger
sentencing laws for sex offenders
may be at work there.
The data compiled by FDLE
includes information submitted
by 405 law enforcement agencies
around Florida.

Going to see other farms,
learning about feeding, medi-
cal care, and disaster prepared-
ness for your animals, all mainly
from people who live in the same
Mary Ann Morris can be contacted at

Okeechobee Forecast
Sunday: Sunny \ilth the high aycuniad0. The wind will be from
the northwest around 5 mph, becoming north around 10' rriph in
the afternoon.
Sunday night: Clear. The low will be in the upper 40s. The wind
will be from the north around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after

Extended Forecast
Monday: Partly sunny with the high around 80. The wind will be
from the north 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the after-
Monday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the mid 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s.

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News Briefs
Okeechobee-- Okeechobee County and the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) will hold a ceremony to mark the
opening of the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area for rec-
reation on the US Hwy. 441 North site on Wednesday, November
7 at 10 a.m. All members of the public are invited to attend.
For additional information about the ceremony or about this
project, please phone the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.
Holiday Tour of Homes dates set
The 2007 Holiday Tour of Homes will take place on Friday,
November 30, 2007 and Saturday, December 1, 2007 from 6pm
to 9pm both evenings. Tickets are now on sale at Raulerson
Hospital and at Suzie's Hallmark Gift Shop in the Publix Shop-
ping Center. Tickets are available for only $12.00 for the self tour
and $25.00 for the bus tour. Bus tour tickets can be purchased
at the hospital. For more information, please call Bill Casian at
Legislative delegation to meet
Representative Richard Machek announces that the
Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual
.meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from
1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will be held jn the County
Commission Chambers at the Okeechobee Commission Cham-
bers, 304 NW 2Nd Street, Okeechobee, 34972.
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public
to personally address their legislators on their concerns and is-
sues involving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues
pertaining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's
office at (561) 279-1633, or via e-mail to victoria.nowlan@my-
floridahouse.gov, no later than Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2007.

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31 festival.

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COST OF LIVING INCREASE: The current Social Security program
is being paid by people working now. This has been caused by
our federal government dipping into the SS fund and replacing
the money with IOU's. I like everyone else used to have SS paid
by April but the amount that is being taxed has been raised on
almost a yearly basis. The current taxable is around $97,000 and
next year to go to over $100,000. The county is giving increase of
4.2 percent when the SS benefit is being raised by 2.3 percent. An
employee making $10 an hour gets .42 an hour Take that times 40
hours gives an additional $16 a week. The average SS check for a
retiree is $1,000 a month. A person retired will get a whopping $23
a month. Medicare will increase and take most of this away. Now
I know most of our county employees do a good job and I don't
criticize them for their choice of employment. I question why our
county officials feel that they can give DOUBLE the amount that
the US government says is the true cost of living.
WATER SITUATION: Maybe you folks need to start looking at
this water issue in a different light. When the original Central
and Southern Florida Flood Control system was built there were
only 500,000 people in south Florida. And, yes that includes the
Okeechobee area. Now there are 10 million people living in south
Florida. Do ya think some of these people want a piece of the
water pie? It seems to me this water situation is more tied to
growth than anything else. So I guess I can't feel any sympathy
for the depressed real estate market. Hell where are the folks that
developed Treasure Island and Taylor Creek Isles. They dug the
canals sold the lots and got out of town leaving the landowners
with what they got now because none of them want to keep their
canals clean they want the government to do it for them. I wonder
where we'd all be if there were no flood control system? Not living
around here or in Taylor Creek. At least not in the numbers we
see today. Does anyone here have a swimming pool? Maybe you
all can help me manage water levels in mine because I fill it up
and it rains, now I have to drain it. Unfortunately, it's just my luck
when I drain it there's no rain for weeks and now I've got to fill it
up again and empty my pocket books to do so. God I wish I could
get in tuned with mother nature. It would certainly save me a lot
of money.
HALLOWEEN: In regard to the Halloween festival, I.was there all
night and didn't realize that they were doing pony rides! Thats too
cool. I saw photos today that a parent had taken, they were so
cute. Main Street did a great job of putting it all together, but could
not have done it without all the great business' and people that
helped to make this event a huge success. It's wonderful that all
the people and companies Come out to give their time and money
back to the community! I have never seen so much candy in one
place in my life, other than maybe the shelves of Wal-Mart. LOL
The sign up for the costume contest was a little crazy when they'
opened the gates, but other than that I thought that things went
really well. I'm sure that Maureen or Karen would appreciate any
in put that any one had for next year's event. There is a committee
every year and they are always looking for help. You can also join
Main Street as a business or an individual and either Maureen or
Karen can help you with an application too! Great group of people
that do a lot of things in Okeechobee! Congratulations on a great

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Community Events

Church to host 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, rehearsals have begun for the Christmas
Cantata, The Wonder of Christmas another 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.

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

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Halloween festival
support appreciated
Okeechobee Main Street
would like to thank everyone
who worked so hard to make the
Halloween Festival at the Agri-
Civic Center a huge success. The
day before the event, a decision
had to be made about the park
location, due to the impend-
ing inclement weather. Know-
ing that there is only one venue
in this county large enough to
shelter a large crowd, a call was
made to the County Administra-
tion. Permission was granted,
and the Agri-Civic Center was
Thank you to all of the busi-
nesses and organizations that
set up booths and provided an
opportunity for all the children

in Okeechobee to enjoy Trick or
Treating. Thank you to all the vol-
unteers who helped set up, tear
down, and kept the candy flow-
ing. Thank you to all of the busi-
nesses and organization who
provided dollars, candy, treats,
and prizes. Thank you to the me-
dia for getting the word out so
quickly. Thank you to all of our
Main Street volunteers.
Thank you to the City of
Okeechobee employees and
staff. Thank you to Sheriff Paul
May and his staff for making the
event safe. Thank you to all the
parents who came out in the
rain, patiently sat in traffic, and
waited in very long lines for your
children to play games and get
And finally Main Street would
like to thank Agri-Civic Center fa-

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From the photo archives
While cleaning out the old photography darkroom at the
Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
ber 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/
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Upcoming Events'

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more information
please call. (863) 634-4780.
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lu-
theran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David
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 SeniorSingers meetat9:30a.m. attheOkeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys sing-
ing 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 interest-
ed persons to come by and see what they are about. For information
call (863) 763-6952.
Nicotine Anonymous (NICA)is starting a new club with meetings
to be held at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E., Suite K,
on Monday from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call Steve Con-
dit Sr. at (863) 801-3110.
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 Brethren
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.
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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 un-
til 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is in-
vited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9055.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.

cility director, Pete Keogh and his
assistant Larry Davis. With out
their help and support the event
would not have taken place
or been such a great success.
Events such as the Halloween
Festival really bring out the very
best in people and confirm to all
of us why we are proud to call
Okeechobee our home.
Karen Hanawalt
Okeechobee Main Street
Program Manager

Blood drive
was a success
Though we wrote it on our
front page, I want your sub-
scribers to know directly how
much we are indebted to the
Okeechobee News for its front
page stories of the 2nd Annual

Okeechobee Blood Roundup.
Competition between news-
papers was set aside for the good
of our wonderful community. No
one was looking for individual
glory, so you cooperated in urg-
ing people to give blood so that
others can live.
When, people rise above
selfish motives they are called
heroes. We at The Okeechobee
Times truly consider The
Okeechobee News heroes and
thank you for your help in pub-
licizing this event. More than 700
people were directly saved by the
246 people who came to donate
blood on Oct. 26 and 27.
Thank you,
The Okeechobee Times
Raye Deusinger
Blood Roundup Chair-

Community Events

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 Ex-
tension 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.

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. 281h
St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meeting is open to
the public. For more information about the Coalition, please contact
Executive Director Kay Begin at the Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.

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

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 of-
fered 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 Livestock Market and Gilberts Chev-
rolet. For information, contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684 or Tina
Clemons at (863) 467-6242.

Executive roundtable holds monthly meeting
The Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its 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 dia-
logue and problem solving in our community through the collabora-
tive efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend.
For more information call (863) 462-5000 Ext. 257.

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. Nomina-
tions will also be accepted from the floor. For information call (863)

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.

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 El-
eanor Newhouse, (863) 763-5928.

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

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., begin-
ning at 9 a.m. each day. The inaugural event is being sponsored by the
Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and will feature a burn
out pit, tug-o-war and donut eating contest for adults. There will also
be events for children that include a bounce house, wildlife area and
face painting. There will also be live music, as well as food and prize
giveaways. Tickets are $5 in advance each, and $10 each at the gate
on the day of the event. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted
free. The purpose of the two-day event is to help educate youngsters
about the dangers of joining a criminal street gang and to raise money
for the FGIA that will be used to educate kids about the dangers of join-
ing 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 Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave.

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

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Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 4, 2007 AGRICULTURE 5

Trade commission affirms Livestock Market Report

juice dumping decision

LAKELAND -- The U.S. Inter-
national Trade Commission (ITC)
has again affirmed its determi-
nation that Brazilian orange juice
dumped in the United States at
less than fair value prices has
harmed Florida citrus growers
and processors.
The ITC then closely followed
that decision by rejecting a more
recent request to review its origi-
nal 2006 dumping determination,
concluding that circumstances
have not changed sufficiently to
justify re-opening the case.
Earlier this month, the ITC is-
sued its second positive remand
determination to the U.S. Court
of International Trade on its ini-
tial dumping decision which was
made 18 months ago.
After clarifying its decision
on certain issues as directed by
the court, the Commission again
"determined that the domestic
industry producing certain or-
ange juice is materially injured
by reason of subject imports of
certain orange juice from Brazil
that are sold in the United States

at less than fair value."
Then, on Oct. 24, the Com-
mission rejected a petition filed
by Tropicana in June 2007, re-
questing a new investigation
because of changed market cir-
The Commission ruled that
many of the factors cited, such
as reduced supplies, the effects
of canker and hurricanes, and
reduced consumer demand, were
already known at the time of the
original 2006 determination.
They also found that increased
juice prices did not demonstrate
good cause to review the or-
der, but on the contrary, "higher
prices, including higher import
prices, are expected and positive
effects of the order for domes-
tic producers. . . The purpose of
an antidumping duty order is not
to curtail or disrupt import sup-
ply into the U.S. market, but to
ensure that import prices reflect
fair market value." Therefore,
they ruled that Florida growers
are "vulnerable to continued in-
jury if the order were revoked."

Michael W. Sparks, executive
VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual,
said that these are two strong
decisions for Florida citrus grow-
"The US International Trade
Commission has re-affirmed
their previous decision on ap-
peal, and then -left no doubt in
their rejection of the new peti-
tion for review. The antidumping
order helped bring stability back
to a market that was suffer-
ing from chronic low prices and
grower losses, even after the
hurricanes. Thanks in part to this
order, the situation has turned
around, and we have been able
to focus more on greening and
other challenges. The Commis-
sion's decisions should stand,
and antidumping relief should be
permitted to do what it was in-
tended to do," Sparks said.
The determination will now be
reviewed by the Court, and either
affirmed or remanded again. The
Commission's rejection of Tropi-
cana's changed circumstance pe-
tition can be appealed.

U.S. Sugar begins sugarcane harvest

CLEWISTON --'U.S. Sugar be-
gan its 2007-08 sugarcane harvest
season, delivering sugarcane to
the Company's newly enlarged
and automated sugar manufac-
turing facility that has a process-
ing capacity of 42,000 tons of
cane per day. The company plans
to harvest approximately 162,946
acres, yielding an estimated 6.2
million tons of sugarcane and 13
million cwt of refined sugar. This
crop will be similar in size to last
year's crop, with residual dam-
age from the hurricanes and the
"The culmination of three
years of hard work and strategic
planning amidst ongoing op-
erations, our Clewiston facility

is now the world's largest fully
integrated cane sugar mill and
refinery," said Robert Coker, Se-
nior Vice President, Public Affairs.
"It will allow us to be the lowest
cost sugar producer in the United
States and a lower cost producer
than Mexican sugar facilities."
According to Coker, free trade
agreements and negotiations
with additional sugar-producing
foreign countries mean more
foreign sugar entering the U.S.
market. The increased efficiency
of the new milling operations is
aimed at ensuring that U.S. Sugar
is competitive into the future.
. The construction project,
termed "Breakthrough" for its
dramatic consolidation and trans-

AP photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

Florida citrus disappearing
A for sale sign sits among an acreage of orange trees in
Bartow Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. Across Florida's citrus belt,
farmers are replanting fewer trees than any point since the
1970s, and crop land is rapidly disappearing. Previously
high land prices, diseases like citrus canker and greening
and even the rising cost of trees are hurting farmers and
driving orange juice prices to record levels, up more than
a third since 2002.


formation -of the Company's
two older raw sugar milling op-
erations, incorporates the best
sugar technology from around
the world. Initiated in October
2005, it was at one time the larg-
est private industrial construction
project in the United States.. The
project was completed in three,
one-year phases concurrent with
ongoing harvest and milling ac-
tivities. Phase III, which included
the demolition of 90 major pieces
of equipment, installation of 262
new pieces of equipment and
284,000 construction man-hours,
was completed just before the
harvest began.
"The entire Breakthrough
project was planned and imple-
mented in 36 months. It's too bad
we weren't able to get the weath-
er on the schedule. We have a
state-of-the-art processing facility,
but our crops are still recovering
from multiple hurricane damage
during the worst drought on re-
cord," Coker said.
U.S. Sugar's railroad network
will deliver approximately 1000
40-ton railcars of sugarcane from
area sugarcane fields to the Clew-
iston Mill each day. Inside the
mill, the automated system is op-
erated from a centralized control
room with flat screen televisions
monitoring the major processes.
The cane stalks are crushed to
release the juice from the fibrous
stalk. While the juice is processed
into sugar, the remaining cane
fiber serves as the clean, renew-
able energy source for both. the
raw sugar mill and adjacent cane
sugar refinery, making the pro-
cess extremely energy efficient.

Oct. 29 and oct. 30, 2007
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Canner $43.00 $46.

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Blueberry loaf
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Hot dogs
Pepperoni hot pocket
Yellow corn
Mixed fruit cup
Tossed salad

Tuesday - Nov. 6
Chicken patty biscuit
Cinnamon toast
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Ham & cheese sub
Yogurt fruit & cheese plate
TaFer tots
Diced pears
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Wednesday - Nov. 7
Cinnamon toast
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Honey wheat rolls
Mashed potatoes
Vegetables blend
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Lois A. Hazel
LoisA. Hazel, 87,ofOkeechobee,
went to be with the Lord, Novem-
ber 3, 2007 at
the Okeechobee
Health Care Fa-
cility. The Hazels
and the Bermans
were partners in
the dairy busi-
ness since 1958
in Davie, be-
fore moving to Lois A.
Okeechobee. Hazel
Mrs. Hazel
was preceded in death by her
husband, Jim; daughter, Vivian H.
Crooks, grandson, Brad Crooks,
and sister, Opal George.
She is survived by her daughter

Mary 'Nurse Mary' and Glen Rut-
ledge of Okeechobee; brother, Ar-
nold (Clarice) Legg of Tallahaassee,
four grandchildren; and 11 great
Visitation will be Monday, No-
vember 5, 2007 from 5 until 7
p.m. at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. Tuesday, November 6,2007
at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church with Pastor Lindell Selvey
officiating. Interment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
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Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Nov. 4, the
308th day of 2007. There are 57
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On Nov. 4,1979, the Iran hostage
crisis began as militants stormed
the U.S. embassy in Tehran, seizing
its occupants. For some of the hos-
tages, it was the start of 444 days of
On this date:
In 1884, Democrat Grover Cleve-
land was elected to his first term as
president, defeating Republican
James G. Blaine.
In 1922, the entrance to King

Tuitankhamen's tomb was discov-
ered in Egypt.
In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyo-
ming was elected the nation's first
female governor to serve out the re-
maining term of her late husband,
William B. Ross.
In 1942, during World War II,
Axis forces retreated from El Alam-
ein in North Africa in a major vic-
tory for British forces commanded
by Field Marshal Bernard Mont-
In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower
was elected president, defeating
Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
In 1956, Soviet troops moved in
to crush the Hungarian Revolution.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan won
the White House as he defeated
President Jimmy Carter by a strong
In 1987, Elizabeth (Lisa) Stein-
berg, 6, was pronounced dead at
a New York City hospital in a child-
abuse case that sparked national
outrage; her illegal adoptive father,
Joel Steinberg, served 17 years in
prison for manslaughter.
Thought for Today: "A boy
becomes an adult three years be-
fore his parents think he does, and
about two years after he thinks he
does." - Gen. Lewis B. Hershey,
Selective Service director (1893-


*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Try
something new or listen to concepts
that may work into your lifestyle and
help you earn extra cash. There is
always room for improvement and
change in your world, so open your
heart, your home and your mind.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
You've got everything going for you,
so don't stop short of getting what
you want because you are lazy or
shy. A great idea can turn into a new,
professional opportunity. Take action
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A
creative story may grab the attention
of the people around you but, if you
tell a fib, you will be caught in the
act. Don't lead someone on or make
a promise you have no intention of
keeping. Children and old people
may pose problems today.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Tidy up around home and make
plans to entertain friends, a lover or
relatives. You'll get interesting infor-
mation and some great ideas for fu-
ture consideration. A couple of minor
alterations to your living quarters or
arrangements will make a huge dif-

*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Start
expressing your thoughts, ideas and
plans. Be open about what you can
deliver and what you will need help
accomplishing. Love is in the stars,
so do something special for some-
one who has captured your heart.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Tell
everyone what you want, how you
see things developing and what your
vision is, personally and profession-
ally. The feedback you get will be
insightful and help you tighten up
your plans and push forward. Don't
be disturbed if not everyone has your
* LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep-
ing secrets will be difficult. Consider
your past before you make a deci-
sion about your future. Being creative
and using a little reverse psychology
will help you get what you want.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
You will discover that you can do a
lot more than you first thought if you
take a chance. Not everything has to
be perfect.. If your premise is good
and your plans well-thought-out, you
can sell your idea to just about any-
* SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21): Give yourself a bit of a break.
You don't have to impress everyone.
It's best to stick close to home and
avoid people from your past who
have been troublesome for you. Look
forward, not back.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): Sort through unfinished projects
and set your priorities. Someone you
love will respond the way you want to
the questions you ask, so don't hesi-
tate to lay your cards on the table. A
deal can be struck and opportunities
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You will come up with an interesting
idea that will help you solve some of
the problems you have been facing
regarding money, health or legal mat-
ters. Don't take advantage of the one
you love or you will have to give up
something you were counting on.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Love is in the stars and a little ro-
mancing can go a long way if you are
attentive, affectionate and quick to do
the little extras that will make the love
of your life happy. Money is heading
your way. Luck is with you.
� 2007 Universal Press Syndicate

At the Movies

The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres III.
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 III - "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 un-
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Dear Abby

Heart attack leaves dad living in fear

*DEAR ABBY: My father
has had several heart attacks.
He currently has a pacemaker,
which helps to maintain his
heart rate.
Daddy has become obsessed
with the idea that he could have
a heart attack at any moment.
He keeps his blood pressure
monitor strapped to his arm at
all times and constantly checks
the levels to see if there is a
Can you please tell me how
to get through to him that he is
stressing himself out so much
worrying about having a heart
attack that he's more likely to
HAVE one? His mother worried
so much about dying that she
caused herself to have the stroke
that killed her. Daddy is now act-
ing just like she did.
Daddy says Mom and I don't
understand what this kind of
fear is like, but my father-in-law
suffered through colon cancer
before his death and never once
complained or burdened us
with his illness.
Abby, please help. My family
is falling apart over this. - Anx-
ious Daughter In Troy, N.Y.

TER: Death is a fact of life, and
no two people react to the real-
ity of impending mortality in the
same way. Having had a brush
with his own, your father's reac-
tion is understandable.
Some people in his position
make up their minds to live ev-
ery moment of the rest of their
lives to the fullest, postponing
none of their pleasures. Oth-
ers - and I have known two
- spend their precious time liv-
ing in fear and magnifying every
twinge or anxiety. Both of them
died anyway.
I can't live your father's life
for him and neither can you. But
perhaps a psychotherapist could
help your father understand that
nobody has a contract with
God, so he should live his life as
joyfully and healthfully as pos-
sible so he can make the best of
whatever time is allotted to him
- which could be decades.
*DEAR ABBY: I am a 26-
year-old, educated, professional
woman. I met an attractive man
of 36 at a wedding reception.
We hit it off instantly - danced
together, joked, laughed, etc.
We have had several casual
dates since, which all seemed to

go well. He invited me to a din-
ner dance at his country club.
After removing my wrap, he no-
ticed a small tattoo on my shoul-
der and made a rude comment.
Abby, he more than implied that
tattoos are not acceptable in po-
lite society and are associated
with gangs, drunken sailors and
other "lowlifes"! The evening
did NOT go well, and I haven't
heard from him since.
How can I explain to him
that tasteful, artistic tattoos are
in fashion and in no way dimin-
ish one's character? I really like
him and would like to pursue a
relationship. He doesn't return
my calls or my e-mails. I am
heartsick and think of him daily.
What's your advice? - Lonely
In Atlanta
DEAR LONELY: While this
"gentleman" may not like tat-
toos, he should be aware that
they are now very common and
are worn by about a third of the
population, from what I'm told
- including doctors, lawyers,
accountants and movie stars.
My advice is to forget about a
romance with him. From his
perspective your relationship
was only skin deep.

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8 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 4, 2007


Veterans Day, Nov. 11

A special branch
The United States is at war in
Afghanistan and Iraq. We also have
troops in many other countries. When
the U.S. Army needs more troops, it
can depend on the U.S. Army Reserve
to help.
This branch of the U.S. Army will
celebrate its 100th birthday next
April. In honor of Veterans Day, The
Mini Page salutes the Army Reserve
and members of other Reserve
branches of the armed forces.
The Army Reserve:
* established in 1908
* about 200,000
* 13,000 serving in
war on terror

Reserve support
The idea for a reserve force goes all
the way back to Founding Fathers
George Washington and
Alexander Hamilton.
They thought all men
should be trained for
military service so they
could support the Army
if needed. George
The other branches of Washington
the military - the Air -
Force, Coast Guard,
Marine Corps and Navy
- also have Reserve
branches. Many
Reservists are former Alexander
active-duty troops. Hamilton

Veterans Day

Our country celebrates Veterans Day on
Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of
World War I. This U.S. holiday was created
in 1919 to honor members of our armed
A military veteran is a person who has
served in the armed forces. Do you know
any veterans?

A monthly job
Usually, Reserve soldiers work part-
time, just one weekend a month and
two weeks in the
summer. Sometimes,
such as in wartime,
they are called upon .-1 .
to be full-time. They
might fill active-duty
positions when those ~. ..
soldiers go to war. .
The president of Reservists might
the U.S. is the join active-duty
commander in chief soldiers in combat.
of Reserve units. They answer to the
federal, or national, government.
The National Guard is another
branch of service. Each governor
serves as commander in chief of the
National Guard units in his or her
state. They can be called to federal
service by the president.

KidsT You're

Invited to the

White House
A Kid's Guide to the White
House is a terrific behind-the-scenes
look at a very special house.
Written with the cooperation of the
White House Historical Association, the
book is full of fun information, photos
(some in full color) and puzzles that
Betty Debam kids of all ages will enjoy.
To order, send $9.95 plus $3.50 for postage and handling for each copy. Send check or money order (U.S.
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All the following jokes have something in common.
Can you guess the common theme or category?

Tomas: What is a chauffeurs favorite s
beverage? -
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Tali: The pitcher!

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at your cat?
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Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find: TROOPS, ARMY, RESERVE,

from Th M Pag 2007 Unersal Pre Syndiate .

Mini Spy...
Mini Spy and her friends are visiting Arlington National
Cemetery. See if you can find: * man in the moon * word MINI
* cat * sheep
* umbrella
* sailboat
S* heart
* two birds
* strawberry
* number 2
e* bell olive
* doughnut
* teapot * frog
* elephant's
* letter L
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(roi The Min Pgo 2007 Unieorsl Pess Syndate

The Reserve branches
Reserve soldiers receive pay and
other benefits, such as education and
insurance. Many of them like the idea
of serving their country while
continuing their civilian lives at home.

The Air Force
* established in 1948
* about 75,000
* 7,900 serving in war
on terror

The Marine Corps
* established in 1916
* about 39,600
* 6,600 serving in
war on terror

Go dot to dot and color.

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5 10
7 9
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Yellow ribbons
are symbols
that our troops
on active duty
have not been
People tie
them around

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okTM Rookie Cookie's Recipe

SAutumn Pumpkin Bread
You'll need:
* 11/2 cups sugar (or sugar * 1 teaspoon baking soda
alternative used for baking) * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 cup canola oil * 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 3 eggs, slightly beaten * 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin * 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups flour (whole-wheat or white) * 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
What to do:
1. Beat sugar and oil using electric hand mixer.
2. Add eggs and pumpkin; beat lightly.
3. Add all dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Add nuts (if desired) and stir to mix.
5. Divide batter between 2 loaf pans lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until done. Let cool and
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
from The Mini Page 2007 Universal Press Syndiate

Watch "Meerkat Manor" on Animal Planet
''Meerkat Manor" is a
-f." ..^ '%.' reality show with a twist: It
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S"' family of meerkats living in
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Sa human drama. The show's
heroes are a meerkat family named the Whiskers. To stay alive,
they must battle other meerkat groups as well as enemies such as
cobras, jackals and eagles.
Meerkats are members of the mongoose family and are only
about a foot tall when they stand up. They live in burrows in the
Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.
Animal experts on the show, such as biologists and zoologists,
help explain meerkat behavior to viewers.
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from The Mini Page 2007 Universal Press Syndicate

The Army Reserve

The oldest federal Reserve
In April 1908, the Army created a
Medical Reserve Corps so that it
would have trained
military doctors in
times of war.. In just
a few years, it was
expanded to include W
other duties. Reserve
soldiers have served
in wars beginning with World War I
and continuing today.
It calls its soldiers warrior-
Basic training
When a person joins the Army
Reserve, he or she must complete
basic training.
Basic training lasts eight weeks.
Most soldiers are trained at the U.S.
Army Training Center at Fort
Jackson, S.C.
* Have you ever seen soldiers in
basic training in a movie or on
television? They work very hard!
They train six days a week.
A typical day
A soldier's typical day includes:
* 5:30 a.m. rise
* Physical
* Learning
discipline, ethics,
and drug and
alcohol avoidance
* Weapons
* Obstacle
* Road
* Hand-to-hand
combat training
They finish their exercises around
9 p.m.

Look in your newspaper for articles about
Veterans Day and listings of holiday
events in your area.

On Washington state's
Mount Rainier, a
National Park Service
climbing ranger awaits
the arrival of an Army
helicopter. The Fort
Lewis, Wash.-based
Reserve unit helps the
Park Service with
rescues above 8,000
feet. It was conducting
a training exercise with
the rangers who do the
high-altitude rescues.

At the end of basic training,
soldiers complete a week-long
exercise called Victory Forge. It
combines all of the things they've
learned during the eight weeks.
When they return from Victory
Forge, there is a ceremony where
they receive their Army beret, or
hat. This ceremony marks their
transition from civilian to soldier.
A special job
A Reserve soldier chooses a
specialty, or a job to do in the
service. After completing basic

training, he or she goes on to train in
that specialty. Specialties might
* medics, who provide medical care
* cooks
* military police, who do police-type
* carpenters and plumbers
* clerical workers.


Pfc. Kelly O'Connor paints a barrier at
Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Her
Reserve unit is from Winter Park, Fla.

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Keeping up
After specialty training is
complete, Reserve soldiers may train
together one weekend a month to
keep their skills sharp. They also
must go to yearly training for two
weeks that will help them work
together better.

Soldiers train at Fort Dix, N.J.

Working together
Army Reserve units also train
with active Army and National
Guard units. In this way, they can be
integrated, or blended, with the
other forces if needed. This makes
them work more effectively together,
especially in wartime.
The Mini Page thanks Lt. Col. Les' Melnyk,
defense press officer, Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and
Sgt. Maj. Leonard Pedilla with the U.S.
Army Reserve for help with this issue.
The Mini Page Staff
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Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor
Lucy Lien - Associate Editor
Wendy Daley - Artist

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America's Warrior-Citizens

The Coast Guard
* founded in 1941
* about 10,000 Guard
* 309 serving in war
on terror

A: , ' '

The Navy Reserve:
* established in 1915
* about 71,300
* 5,700 serving in
war on terror

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- Goldie Goodsport's Report

Supersport: Shermeka Burks
Height: 5-2 Birthdate: 8-5-80
Weight: 135 Hometown: Goshen, Ala.
Salute Shermeka Burks. During the last eight years,
the versatile 27-year-old has served in the Army Reserve,
gdne to college, gotten married - and created a stir on
the softball field.
In 2006, she batted about .500, played left field and won
her unit's Most Valuable Player award. But life's not all about hitting,
fielding and throwing. Sgt. Burks' military duties include supervising a
mail room and doing inspections at weekend drills and camps.
As a teenager, Burks competed in athletics in high school and two
years of college. She plans to complete her education at Miles College in
Alabama and then coach and teach, like her husband, Steven, who is a
middle-school coach.
Burks also plans to continue serving in the Army Reserve, balancing
civilian and military life in a way that would pass any inspection.

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1/2 yrs. old, on 10/25, vic.
of Bassinger. REWARD!
male, white/brown spots, red
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cle K area. (863)261-3029
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Employment -
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Medical 210
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
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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:
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must have excellent computer
skills and be available to work
weekends. Retail background
preferred. Good salary and
benefits included. Fax resume
to (863)763-7874 or apply in
person Monday thru Friday
at 269 NW 9th Street,
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Computer skills are required.
Bi-lingual a plus but not re-
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company. Ideal candidate
must be motivated and
works well with others.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
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Children's Items 555
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Furs 615
Health Reducing
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Jewelry 635
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Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
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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

A/C UNIT - 4 ton, Mobile
Home unit. 8 mo. old.
$1500. (863)357-2638
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your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

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sell your used Items in
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only $14,879
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I Sectonal or 2 Roll-up Doors
1 Entry Door. 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents (price includes a
4" Concrete Slab and Installation)

only $21,923
Vertical Roof with Soitl!Fascia,
2 Roll-up Doors, I Entry Door.
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
(price includes a 4" Concrete
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ARMOIRE - Beautiful pine, for
TV & Media Storage. Double
hinged wrap around doors.
Must see! $300 or best offer.
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371

GUNS FOR SALE - Shot Guns,
Rifles, Pistols, Muzzle Load-
ers. Call (863)763-2346 for
More information.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-

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

Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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go? It can go even master
when you sell It In the

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419 W.S. Park
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial .
Property 915
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

In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
apt, single occupancy, unfur-
nished, no pets, smoke-free
environment. $650/mo +
$6500 sec dep, utilities includ-
ed. Call 863-610-0861.
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313

Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.

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lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
BRAND NEW 5 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Lots of Tile. 378 S.E. 36th
Terrace. $1295 mo. (561)
248-3888 or (863)599-0156
BUCK HEAD RIDGE - 2br, lba
Nice! On canal. Furnished.
$850. mo. 561-746-0448 or
561-352-5977 for more info.
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
1br, fully furn, incld elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
$700/mo (863)467-1950

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Porch. Includes water, sewer,
Cov. Parking & 24 ft boaj
dock.$1350 mon. urlurr,
Century 21 Horizo,
OKEE., 3br, lba, Lrg jarpori
New Cent. A/C /he zi.875
mo. + Sec. $30C lirig
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave :3tr.
lba, den, custom kit:r,. rle
$1150/mo, 1st & $1(000 ('(
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, bta just
off. Hwy 710, w/den, Ig k ich-
en, Shed, $950/mo + Sec
OKEECHOBEE - 2/2 Villa. ,950
monthly, 1st & last ',500
security. No peM4
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
town, 3/2 CBS, Yr lease,
$900, 1st & last,
3BR/2BA, $975 mo. +
$975 sec. dep., Brand new
remodel. (863)634-1554
porch, patio, shed, fnced yd,
canal w/dock, $840/mo, or
wkly + dep (863)447-3051

Great Location!
* Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
OKEECHOBEE- Office space
1400 sq ft, carpeted unit,
next to Medicine Shop, 101
NW 5th St., Rent inclds wa-
ter & garbage pickup, Call
Karen (863)634-9331

section of Okeechobee.
$125 wk. Everything includ-
ed. If interested call for more
information (863)763-7598
home or (863)697-3907 cell

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

TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
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Real Estate

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

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
!Houss -S

LABELLE- Ft Denaud area-
3br, 2ba, 2 car gar, pool, 2
lots Reduced $275K
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
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.
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.
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, great
location, $99,000 neg.
VIKING AREA - 1 1/4 Acre,
High and Dry. 239-433-2037
3 acres, Lot A & B Track 8.
Please call David @

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.,

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

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
MH, 1BR/1BA, all until + cable,
$600 mo. + $200 sec. dep.
828 Hwy. 441 SE.
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648
Mobile, 3/2, furnished,-C/A,
boat dock, $800/mo. & 1st,
last, & $500 sec.
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets. $925 moi1st &sec.
dep. (561)927-8211

Mobile Home Angels
TAYLOR CREEK, on the water,
2BR, 2BA, '05 model, lived in
3 months, boat house w/lift,
new out building, sprinkler
system. $189,000
Lake access, quiet area,
$650/mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (561)743&4331


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

BARGE, 25', Pontoon, with rig-
ging & trailer, $2,000.

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
'03- w/'05 Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325
BOAT, 24', with trailer,
$2995. (561)262-1390
HURRICANE '90 - 19 ft,
'99 115 hp Johnson, very
good condition. $8500
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388

KING '96- Blue, 58K, Clean
Runs beautiful. Looks good.
$6500 Cell (863)679-3954
or home (863)357-6530
leave message.

NOMAD 3720- '04, 38FT, Like
new, 2 Qu. Bdrms. 2 slide-
outs. Loaded! Immaculate.
On beautiful Lake Istokpoga.
$19,900. 239-948-2298


Automobiles, 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
lar session on Tuesday November 13, 2007 at 8.30 AM., at the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee. Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court report-
er, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record.
John F Haytord, PE,
Executive Director,
245312 ON 11/4/07

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
First place winners
Charlie Sujeta won first place in the 6-10 age group at the Main
,Street Halloween festival. Billy Dean presented Charlie with a-bi-
'"cycle donated by WaI-Mart. - -

Submitted photo/Okeechobee News
Remington Weaver won first place
in the 0-5 age group at the Main
Street Halloween festival. Melody
Hodges of Seacoast presented
Remington on ,with a bicycle do-
nrted by Wal-Mart. r ''

Submitted photo
Jacklyn Fertig won first place in the 11-14 age group at the Main Street
Halloween festival. Melody Hodges and Billy Dean presented Jacklyn
:with, abicy9le-donated, byal-Mart. I

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By Mark Long
AP Sports Writer
Tebow accounted for five touch-
downs, Percy Harvin became the
first player in school history with
100 yards rushing and receiving in
the same game, and No. 18 Florida
rebounded from its third loss in
four outings with a 49-22 drubbing
of Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Tebow and Harvin helped the
Gators extend their winning streak
against Vandy to 17 games and
stay in the hunt for the Southeast-
ern Conference Eastern Division
title. Florida needs to beat South
Carolina next week and have Ten-
nessee and Georgia lose another
league game to return to Atlanta
for the second straight year.
The Gators (6-3, 4-3) appear
ready to do their part. They man-
handled Vanderbilt's defense,
which entered the game ranked
third in the conference and 14th in
the country.
Tebow was 22-of-27 passing
for 281 yards with three touch-
downs and an interception. He
added 35 yards and two scores on
the ground.
He also got plenty of help from
Harvin, Andre Caldwell, Brandon
James and a defense eager to
erase several poor performances.
Harvin ran 11 times for 113

yards and two touchdowns and
caught nine passes for 110 yards.
He had a weaving, 18-yard TD run
in the first quarter and a stumbling,
13-yarder in the fourth.
Caldwell had nine receptions
for 103 yards and two scores.
James finished with 116 yards
on three returns, including two
longer than 50 yards.
The defense may have been
the biggest surprise.
The Gators allowed 107 points
the last three games, failing to put
pressure on quarterbacks, cover
receivers and get off the field on
third down.
They were considerably better
against the Commodores (5-4, 2-
4). Backup center Mike Pouncey
moved to defensive tackle to help
the unit recover from several in-
juries and played well, and the
secondary seemingly shored up
loose coverages and blown as-
The offensive surge surely
helped the struggling defense,
The Gators, playing at home
for the first time in five weeks and
wearing all-blue uniforms for the
first time since 2004, scored touch-
downs on five of their first six
possessions. They racked up 358
yards in the first half - 57 more
than the Commodores allowed in
the first eight games - and 19 first

AP photo/John Raoux
Florida's Andre Caldwell (5) is tackled by Vanderbilt's D.J.
Moore, after a 13-yard pass reception during the first half of a
football game in Gainesville, Saturday, Nov. 3.
downs. in one of their most dominant
Florida made it look easy, too. halves of the season: center
Tebow was 19-of-22 for 262 Drew Miller snapped the ball
yards with three TD passes at half- over Tebow's head for a 26-
time. Harvin had 189 total yards. yard loss on second-and-7 from
And Caldwell had eight receptions the Vanderbilt 8, and Joey ljjas
for 97 yards and two scores. missed a 38-yard field goal two
The Gators had two mistakes plays later.

Hauschka gives Miami the boot, 19-16

By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Steven Hausch-
ka's fourth field goal, a 42-yarder
in overtime, lifted surging North
Carolina State to a 19-16 win over
Miami on Saturday.
Hauschka made three field
goals in the final quarter as the
Wolfpack (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast
Conference) overcame a 13-7
deficit to win their third straight
game - and give coach Tom
O'Brien his first-ever win at the
Orange Bowl.
Daniel Evans was 19-for-40
passing for 207 yards for N.C.
State, which also got a 27-carry,
89-yard effort from Jamelle Eu-
Miami kicker Daren Daly
missed two field goals, including
a 27-yarder on the first possession
of overtime.
The Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3) lost
despite running 60 times for 314
yards against the ACC's worst run
defense. But the Hurricanes sim-
ply couldn't pass the ball at all
- Kirby Freeman, playing for the
injured Kyle Wright, was 1-for-14
for 84 yards and three intercep-
Freeman's lone completion
was a touchdown pass to Darnell
Jenkins that put Miami up 10-0,
but the Hurricanes sputtered the
rest of the way.
Down 16-13 after Hauschka's
47-yarder with 6:55 left,.the Hur-
ricanes ran on the first 15 plays of

AP phpto/Luis M. Alvarez
Miami quarterback Kirby
Freeman (7) is hit by North
Carolina State defensive
tackle Alan-Michael Cash,
top, and defensive end Willie
Young, bottom, after throwing
a 84-yard touchdown pass to
Miami Wide receiver Darnell'
Jenkins during the second
quarter of a college football
game Saturday, Nov. 3, in Mi-
their final drive of regulation, get-
ting to the N.C. State 10 with 33
seconds left.
Out of timeouts, Miami called
two passing plays, but Freeman's
attempts toward Sam Shields
were both broken up in the end
So Daly kicked a 27-yard field
goal with 19 seconds left, sending
the game to overtime.

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