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Vol.98 No. 321 Saturday, November 17,2007 50 Plus tax

Vol. P8 No. 321 Saturday, November 17, 2007 500 Plus tax


Project to improve
Caloosahatchee River
Just two days after Lee
County approved $10. million
toward purchasing land for
a project .to improve water
quality in the Caloosahatchee
River, the South Florida Water
Management District Govern-
ing Board Nov. 15 approved a
Memorandum of Agreement
with, the county to jointly fi-
nance the $37 million land ac-
The State and District to-
gether will add $27 million to
Lee County's funds to acquire
1,770 acres along the river,
where a water quality treatment
and testing facility will be built.
Using treatment cells and tech-
nologies now under develop-
ment, the project will provide
water quality improvements in
the Caloosahatchee River, con-
tributing toward progress in the
massive undertaking to restore
the northern Everglades.
Page 9

OMS focuses on
The school wide reading
focus for this week at Osceola
Middle School (OMS) was
Compare & Contrast.
Comparing is how two or
more things are the same and
contrasting is how two or more
things are different. Please try
to reinforce the focus at home
and relate it to your child's cur-
rent unit of study. Here are
some sample compare and
contrast questions:
1. Is the main character
similar to you or someone you
know? Why? "
2. How are two of the char-
acters in the book the same?
How are they different?
3. Which character in the
book are you the least similar
to? Why?
4. What personal event in
your life does this book remind
you of? Why?
5. What other stories have
you read that are similar to this
Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 354
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.34 feet
Last Year: 12.51 feet


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

Ruling draws mom's ire

Judge sets bond
for sexual offender
pending appeal

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A convicted sexual offender
may soon be released on bond
from the Okeechobee County Jail'
without supervision despite the
protests of an assistant state attor-
ney and the victim's mother.
"I couldn't believe it," said the

victim's mother
of Circuit Judge
Sherwood Bau-
er's Tuesday,
Nov. 13, rul-
ing. "I thought
he was going
to send him
"He" is Ste-
ven Thor Hat- Steven
ton, 44. Hatton Hatton
was arrested on July 21. 2005,
and charged with lewd or lascivi-
ous molestation offender over 18,

victim 12-16 (four counts), lewd
and lascivious conduct offender
over 18 (three counts) and lewd
and lascivious exhibition offender
over 18 (two counts). All charges
were dropped except for three
counts of lewd or lascivious mo-
lestation by an offender over the
age of 18, on a victim between the
ages of 12 and 16.
"The other charges were
dropped due to the memory of
the victim," said Assistant State At-
torney Ashley Albright. "We only
proceeded on the ones she had a

Ready to feast: The First Thanksgiving

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Students at Peace Lutheran Preschool put on a play on Thursday, Nov. 15 about their
impression of the first Thanksgiving. Taking part in the plav were, in no particular order,
Pilgrims: Kaydra Bradley, Aleyana Phillips, Cameron Avant, Dalton Durand, Summer Jolly,
Darrien Bronson, Chreste Woodall, Jaydon Egger, Trent Garrison, and Alex Crews; Indi-
ans: Abagail Holcomb, Cole Clemons, Alex Maxwell, Regan Downing, Aven Selph, Leyton
Watford, Kiersten Kennedy, Wyatt Friend, Caleb Harvey, Collin Jones, Callie Rucks, and
Samantha Teardo; Turkey: Ariana Silva; Indian Princess: Leyton Watford; Pilgrim Hunter:
Dalton Durand. After the play the actors joined their parents in a Thanksgiving Dinner.

Little nine month old Ayla
Rucks seems to be wonder-.
ing what all the commotion is
about at Peace Lutheran Pre-
school's Thanksgiving Dinner.
Before the meal, Ayla saw her
sister Callie perform in a play
about the students' impres-
sion of the first Thanksgiving.
Ayla was accompanied by her
mother, Cathy.

Summer Jolly and Jaydon Egger, both 4, were dressed
as Pilgrims as they gave out programs for Peace Lu-
theran 'Preschool's Thanksgiving play on Thursday,
Nov. 15. After the play, students joined their parents in
a Thanksgiving Dinner.

clear memory on."
Hatton was convicted by a jury
on Sept. 12, 2007, and sentenced
to 15 years in prison on each
count by Judge Bauer. The sen-
tences were to run concurrently.
But then Hatton's attorney,
Ralph Hagans of Boca Raton, no-
tified the court that he would be
filing an appeal.
Then, at Hatton's Nov. 13 sen-
tencing, Judge Bauer said if Hat-
ton could post a bond of $355,000
he would be allowed to go free
on bond until his appeal is heard

which, according to Mr. Albright,
could be up to 18 months away.
"For him to send him out on
bond was a spit in the face to
those jurors and my daughter,"
said the victim's mother. "What's
that say to her - for her to go'
through what she's had to go
According to Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
records, as of Friday afternoon
Hatton still had not posted the
required $100,000 cash bond and
See Ruling - Page 2

Clues still

sought in

murder case

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are still actively
seeking clues as to why a 42-
year-old Okeechobee man was
shot during a break-in of his U.S.
441 S.E. home early Thursday
John Melvin Hall, 13800 U.S.
441 S.E., was shot during an ap-
parent home invasion robbery
around 2:50 a.m. op Nov. 15. He
died around 6 a.m. after being
airlifed to St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach by St. Lucie Air
1. Mr. Hall was first taken to Raul-
erson Hospital in Okeechobee

by emergency personnel from
the Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue Department.
Detective Captain Dale
LaFlam of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
said Friday afternoon that Mr.
Hall, his wife and one other fam-
ily member were in bed asleep
when the break-in occurred.
"He was getting out of bed
and responding to the com-
mands of the assailant when
the shot was fired," said Capt.
LaFlam. "All indications are that
there were three subjects, but
See Murder - Page 2

Planners oppose

land use change

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Planners once again
this week, heard about issues
concerning a piece of land that is
currently involved with litigation
against the city where the appli-
cant is attempting to get a future
land use and zoning change in
order to ultimately accommo-
date the use of an off-premises
sign or billboard, which the city
is currently undergoing proce-
dures to eradicate all billboard
use within the city.
At their Thursday meeting,

the Okeechobee City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and
Appeals unanimously voted
to recommend denial for the
change from commercial to in-
dustrial for property located at
701 S.W Park Street, owned by
Mary Ann Newcomer Tuten.
Mrs. Tuten was represented
by attorney Steven Ramunni and
private planner Shelly Johnson
throughout the meeting.
This specific application did
not deal with the applicants pro-
posed use of the property, but
See Land - Page 2

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Raulerson Hospital offers

advanced emergency care

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Bill Casian, public relations
for Raulerson Hospital located
at 1796 U.S. 441 N., spoke to
the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce members on
Wednesday, Nov. 14, about the
hospitals efforts to continue to
provide the most up to date
services locally.
Emergency preparedness is
also a key issue when speaking
about medical services. Rauler-
son Hospital is well equipped

to be self-sustaining in the event
of a prolonged power outage
from any disaster such as a
hurricane. In the past their 250
kilowatt generator only pow-
ered the essential red plugs in
the hospital that were used for
essential pieces of equipment
such as ventilators. The air con-
ditioning was only able to oper-
ate in the intensive care unit.
Raulerson now has a 750
kilowatt generator which oper-
ates all power within the hospi-
tal including the lift station for

the sewer. The hospital also has
a reverse osmosis water system
that provides water to the hos-
pital in the event that city water
is unavailable.
Employees of Raulerson and
their families are able to stay at
the hospital in the event of such
a natural disaster or emergency
situation. The hospital even has
a location designated for pets
for employees so they don't
have to find alternate arrange-
ments for them in the event
See Care - Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Bill Casian, public relations for the Raulerson Hospital spoke
at the Chamber general membership meeting on Wednesday,
Nov. 14, concerning the hospital emergency operations and
all the new procedures and areas of practice that are offered
at the hospital.

2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 17, 2007

Continued From Page 1
with any. industrial use that could
be placed within an industrial
According to the city's land de-
velopment regulations, the follow-
ing principal uses and structures
are permitted in the IND district:
business office; business school;
retail service, retail store including
outdoor display of merchandise;
research laboratory; manufactur-
ing, processing, except those which
produce explosives; mechanical
and repair services; bulk storage
of non-hazardous material; off-site
sign; outdoor sales and storage,
building contractor; wholesale
sales and distribution; enclosed
warehouse and storage; commer-
cial laundry, dry cleaner; printing;
auto service station, car wash;
drive-through service; parking ga-
rage, parking lot; radio, television
or cable reception, transmission
or operational facilities; veterinary
service; railroad facilities; public
utility; and public facility.
Uses as special exceptions un-
der Industrial zoning which may
have additional conditions im-
posed at the time of approval are as
follows: manufacturing chemical
or leather products; bulk storage
of hazardous material and flam-
mable liquid; salvage yard; other
industrial uses not listed; caf6; cre-
matory; fortuneteller; permitted
uses in excess of 45 feet in height;
outdoor vehicle sales lot; and adult
entertainment under specific con-
ditions and guidelines.
The main issues with the appli-
cation at hand dealt with inconsis-
tencies between the land use map
and the zoning map and the lack of

land use for the said property. Due
to the location of the property adja-
cent to the old railroad right of way
which does not have an existing
land use, the property owner has
argued that since some of the oth-
er railroad spurs have been zoned
industrial that this one too should
have been zoned industrial.
However, this particular prop-
erty is split between surrounding
commercial uses within the cen-
tral business district in the center
of town.
The applicant understands your
sensitivity to introducing industrial
uses to the central business district.
They are proposing that the city al-
lows for an industrial land use des-
ignation and limit the uses on that
property to the commercial uses
that are already allowed in the cur-
rent commercial zoning designa-
tion with the addition of permitting
of the off-site sign.
Mrs. Johnson stated that due to
the "litigation going on ... the ap-
plicant is more than willing to es-
tablish that as criteria of eliminat-
ing the litigation process."
The planning board is currently
undergoing a rewrite process for
the city's sign ordinance where
it has been unanimously stated
that the city's desire is to eradicate
all billboard use within the city.
These billboards are the types of
billboards that you would see on
an interstate highway and the city
has deemed that they are not ap-
propriate for the central business
district even in the old sign ordi-
nance which is currently under a
Terry Burroughs explained to
Mrs. Johnson that introducing
more industrial property right in
the center of town is not accept-
able. The central business area is

Car ic technology where a thin tube
Care with a camera attached to the
end is passed through a tiny inci-
Continued From Page 1 sion which provides the surgeons
that they are called to stay at the with a clear view of the surgical
hospital for extended periods of site. The surgery is performed
time. using small tools led into the site
Raulerson is also striving to add through another incision.
the most up to date technological Another issue that is constantly
medical services and personnel in the news lately concerns infec-
on a daily basis by acquiring new tious diseases and wound care
doctors, surgeons, neurologists, primarily dealing with Methacillin
gastric intestinal surgeons, radi- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
ologists and many other areas. (MRSA) and other infectious dis-
Mr Casian went on to detail eases such as tuberculosis. Due
the new'surgical procedures that' to the recent issues with MRSA
are available at Raulerson includ- throughout the state and the na-
ing the minimally invasive vascu- tion, before any surgical proce-
lar surgeries that are possible due dure is performed patients are
tothe purchase of a-state.of the-. tested through a nose swab to
art C-arm Which uses imaging see if the ,have or are a carrier of
technology that acts as the sur- MRSA.
geon's eyes while the procedures This allows the hospital to im-
are taking place. This allows the mediately isolate patients with
surgeon to guide treatment de- MRSA from other patients in or-
vices such as catheters, stents and der to control the spread of this
balloons where they need to be in drug resistant organism. General
order to better treat the patient. hospital cleanliness procedures
These less invasive surgical at the hospital are designed to
techniques require smaller inci- eradicate. germs and organisms
sions which allow patients to such is MRSA. Every hospital em-
have less post operative care and ployee is required to wash their
often patients are on their feet hands before going from room
and heading home the same day. to room in the hospital. There are
This is done through laparoscop- alcohol bottles throughout the

Continued From Page 1
the $255,000 surety bond and was
still in the Okeechobee County
The judge also ruled that if Hat-
ton is able to post bond, he will be
free without any sort of supervi-
sion. He is also allowed to move
in with his mother in Loxahatchee
and a teenage niece who also lives
in the home. Judge Bauer made
this ruling despite Mr. Albright ob-
"I was very unhappy. There's
no one to watch him," he said
Friday, Nov. 16. "It was not a wise
Actually, he continued, there
are two teenaged girls living with
Hatton's mother - one is 15 and
the other is 17.
. Mr. Albright said he suggested
that Hatton not be given an ap-
pellate bond and be sentenced to
15 years. But, Judge Bauer ruled
that Hatton could be released on
the $355,000 bond. Mr. Albright
countered that if Hatton was go-
ing to be allowed bond, it should
be $500,000 and he should be re-
quired to wear a GPS monitoring
device as most sexual offenders
But, the judge ruled against
The assistant state attorney also
asked that Hatton be required to
follow all the conditions set down

Continued From Page 1
we have no clue right now if there
were only three."
He said it's not known for sure
at this time if there were other sub-
jects waiting outside the home.
No one else was injured, he
There were signs of forced
entry into the 1,878-square-foot
home that sits between U.S. 441
S.E. and the Rim Canal near the
Martin County line.

in the Jessica Lunsford Act. Judge
Bauer did agree to some of the
Hatton will have a curfew and
must be home between the hours
of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.; he is not al-
lowed any contact with the victim
or the victim's family; although he
will be allowed to see his current
fiance and her children, he can-
not have any unsupervised contact
with those minor children; he can-
not move out of state; he has the
right to move in with his mother,
but cannot have any unsupervised
contact with his niece; he can't live
within 1,000 feet of a school, play-
ground, park or day care; and, he
must register as a sexual offender.
OCSO records indicate he has
registered here as a sexual of-
fender. If he moves to Palm Beach
County he will have to register
there also.
It was also ruled that Hatton's
driver's license will indicate that he
is a sexual offender by a prescribed
set of numbers in the lower right-
hand corner of his license.
"I want him to go to prison,"
said the victim's mother, Hat-
ton's ex-wife. "I want him off the
She said she married Hatton
in 2001, then filed for divorce in
"When he and I first started
seeing each other he said the 'first
thing I want is a daughter ' I told him
I'm not having any more kids. I'll
share my daughter with you," she
said in a telephone interview. "He

While there have been no ar-
rests as of yet, it is possible that Mr.
Hall was known by the assailants.
Mr. Hall had a construction
company in Florida as well as in
another state, said the head of the
OCSO Criminal Investigations Divi-
Capt. LaFlam went on to say
the scope of his department's in-
vestigation has expanded across
state lines.
"A suspect or two have been
identified," he said. "We're looking
in Florida and a couple of locations
out of state."

for business and it is a park area
that is unique to our town.
Board member Burroughs
went on to state that, "You can't
guarantee relative to the sale of
your property at any given time
that someone would not come in
there and want to put in a com-
mercial laundry, dry cleaner or en-
closed warehouse and storage in
the middle of the town. We would
all be hung if that happened."
Devin Maxwell expressed that
even if the adjacent uses are zoned
industrial, it does not mean that
they city is required to zone adja-
cent property to a like zoning.
The future land use changes and
zoning changes are recommended
based on planning practices that
strive to shape the way the city is
developed. The main issue that the
planning board had with a change
to industrial dealt with the possibil-
ity of industrial uses within the cen-
ter of town.
This issue arose due to a lawsuit
against the City of Okeechobee by
Centennial Builders of Lee County
due to a staff mistake and a man-
datory denial of an application to
erect a billboard.
The proceedings surrounding
this lawsuit were evident on Thurs-
day, Feb. 15, when the Board of
Adjustments and Appeals denied
an administrative appeal concern-
ing a billboard sign in the central
business district.
At that time, the board heard
from Mr. Ramunni who repre-
sented Centennial Builders of Lee
County, the developers of the bill-
board, concerning an administra-
tive appeal about a building permit
that was issued to them on July
12, 2006, by city building official
Thomas Forbes.
According to the application,

hospital that are also used for this
The maintenance staff works
to sterilize rooms prior to another
patient occupying them. Accord-
ing to Mr. Casian it takes 30 min-
utes just to clean a hospital bed
before it can be authorized for a
new patient to use. This 30 min-
utes only includes the sanitation
of the bed and does not count for
the time it takes to clean the bath-
room, walls, floors, etc. within
the room. Hospital cleanliness is
a key factor to the control of infec-
tious diseases within the hospital.
Raulerson also offers several
programs for the general public
concerning diabetes and a "Dine
with the Doctor" session month-
ly. The diabetes, support group
meets on the second Thursday of
each month at 2 p.m. at the hos-"
pital where individuals receive
information through a Diabetes
Education Program which is ac-
credited by the American Dia-
betes Association. For more in-
formation, contact Wanda Haas,
Diabetes Program Director, (863)
763-2151, ext. 2780 or (863) 824-
The "Dine with the Doctor"
meets the last Tuesday of each
month at 5 p.m. in the Raulerson

took my daughter under his wing.
They had a father/daughter bond
and I didn't think twice about it.
'I was clueless. My daughter
never once came to me and said
something was going on," she
But once her ex-husband was
arrested she "started putting things
The molestation, which never
progressed to sexual intercourse,
began while the couple was living
in Kenansville.
Her daughter was 10 when the
incidents started.
The victim's mom said her
nephew actually witnessed such
an event in 2005.
"It was mainly touching and
such," said the mother. "But once,
when my daughter was 12 or 13,
Steven told me that we should
put her on birth control pills. My
daughter never left the house and
didn't have any boyfriends. She
had no reason to be on birth con-
trol pills.
"I thought: Are you crazy?' But,
he wanted to protect her - and
him," she continued.
Once she finally found out
what was happening, she said she
took her daughter straight to the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice and never looked back. Think-
ing back, she expresses regret that
she didn't see what was happen-
"I hate that. I can only be thank-
ful he didn't take it to the next
step," she said. "He did things that

He declined to comment on
those areas.
Without being specific, he said
forensic evidence found at the
scene has been sent to the crime
lab and OCSO investigators 'are
waiting for the lab results to be re-
Capt. LaFlam would not com-
ment on the type of weapon used.
He said some personal property
and cash was taken, but decilined
to be more specific on the items
Besides committing a large por-
tion of his criminal investigations

the permit was for a commercial
billboard in an industrial zoning
district by applicant Maryann New-
comer and contracted by the Lee
County company. The project was
to be located at 701 S.W. Park St.
General services coordinator
Betty Clement and City Building
official Thomas Forbes testified er-
rors were made on the city's behalf
in approving this permit. At issue is
an error by city staff that indicated
the property was in the industrial
zoning instead of the central busi-,
ness district where additional signs
are prohibited, according to LDR
Sec 90-567(4).
It was not known that there
was a problem until Nov. 13, 2006,
when Mrs. Clement notified Mr.
Forbes that they had issued a per-
mit for a billboard within a CBD.
t They both then prepared a letter
to rescind the permit according to
LDR Sec 70-303 which states "per-
mits issued on the basis of incor-
rect information on'the application
or in error, shall be voided. The ap-
plicant shall be notified in writing
that the permit is void."
The applicant is now attempt-
ing to change the future land use
to industrial which would ac-
commodate the placement of a
billboard at this location. The city
has had a moratorium enacted on
the sign ordinance since this issue
arose while they rewrite the sign
The Planning Board voted in
accordance with the city planner's
recommendation for denial for this
change as industrial uses would
not be compatible with the com-
mercial character of the central
business district.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Hospital dining room where indi-
viduals have the benefit of hear-
ing from a different doctor each
month concerning various health
topics. The cost for dinner, which
begins at 5 p.m., is $3 per person
and the lecture begins at 5:30
p.m. Please RSVP to Mr. Casian at
(863) 824-2702 or (863) 763-2151,
ext. 2702.
The Nov. 27, "Dine with the
Doctor" is centered around MRSA
where a doctor will be on hand
to answer specific questions and
give details about MRSA to the
For the holiday season, Raul-
erson Hospital sponsors the 2007
Holiday Tour of Homes which
will take place on Friday, Nov. 30,
ard Saturday, Dec. 1, frdrm 6 pm.
until 9 p.m. both evenings. Tick-
ets are now on sale at Raulerson
Hospital and at Suzie's Hallmark
Gift Shop in the Publix Shopping
Center. Tickets are available for
only $12 for the self tour and $25
for the bus tour.
For more information about
the Tour of Homes or Raulerson
Hospital in general, please call
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

no man should do to his daughter,
but he didn't do anything to really
hurt her."
After Hatton's arrest, she
learned that he had been visiting
child porn sites on his computer
and calling a 900 number.
And even though she didn't
want to speak in front of Judge
Bauer on Tuesday, she decided she
"I'm here to tell you that I trusted
him -- he broke that trust," she told
the judge in open court. "I'm think-
ing about my daughter. Is anybody
taking her into consideration? I
believe my daughter and what she
said happened to her, and will be-
lieve her to the bitter end."
She said she couldn't sit there
and allow Hatton's family to speak,
and not let her daughter's side be
Now, she said, both her and her
daughter are doing well and are
seeing a counselor.
Even though she and her daugh-
ter have a lot to work through, it's
apparent they will do so together.
She said they believe in Mr. Albright
and trust him for "finally bringing it
to where it needed to be, as far as
Steven going to jail."
She also said it's time to stand
up and let people know about the
dangers lurking for children.
"I want people to know this
happened," he said. "You've got
to stand up to these people. You've
got to stand up for your kids. If you
don't, nobody will."

division to the investigation, Capt.
LaFlam said a helicopter from the
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
was used early on to search the
area by air.
Authorities from Martin County
and Palm Beach County were also
keeping close tabs on the road-
ways in their counties, said the
OCSO captain.
OCSO Detective Sergeant T.J.
Brock is the lead investigator in the
case. Capt. LaFlam asked that any-
one with information pertaining
to the break-in and killing call Sgt.
Brock at (863) 763-3117.

Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s. The wind
will be from the northwest around 5 mph becoming east around 10
mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 50s.
The wind will be from the east around 5 mph in the evening becom-
ing light.

Extended Forecast

Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s. The wind
will be from the north around 5 mph shifting to the east at 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be around 80. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The
high will be around 80. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
The low will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The high will
be around 80. The chance of rain is 30 percent.

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Okeechobee High School Scholarship Drive
College costs continue to increase each year and the students
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Water restrictions still in effect
Residents in the Lake Okeechobee Service Area (LOSA) of the
South Florida Water Management District are reminded that Phase III
Water Restrictions remain in effect. Under Phase Ill, most residential
water users in the LOSA are required to limit outdoor irrigation times
to one day per week and four hours per day. Residents with odd home
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water-based recreational activities are required to obtain a variance.
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Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 17, 2007 3

5 arrested on drug charges

Local residents face
federal charges
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Four Okeechobe men and one
woman are currently in federal cus-
tody following their arrests Thurs-
day afternoon on drug charges by
local and federal authorities.
According to Lieutenant Billy
Markham of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
a six-month joint investigation
conducted by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE), the Drug Enforcement
Administration, (DEA) and the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of-
fice (PBSO) led to the issuance of
federal arrest warrants for the local
Arrested were: Charles Solo-
mon Booker, 30, of Northeast Fifth
Street; Herman Lay Daniel, 41, of
Northeast 181 Terrace; Darryl Ber-
nard Rembert, 41, of Northeast 13th
Avenue; Jessie Lee Swanson, 39,
of Northeast 11th Street; and, Alma
Louvenia Wright, 23, of Northwest
Ninth Street.
All five were arrested on the
charge of possession of cocaine
with intent to sell.

Lt. Markham
said around
4:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Nov.
15, three federal
search warrants
were executed in
the Douglas Park
Area by mem-
bers of the agen- Charles
cies mentioned Booker
above, as well
as the OCSO Special Response
Team. Homes at 1291 N.E. 11' St.
1200 N.E. 11"' St. and 1511 N.E.
15"' St. were searched. Suspected
cocaine and drug paraphernalia
were found by investigators, said
Lt. Markham.
Swanson, added Lt. Markham,
tried to flee but was arrested after
a brief foot chase. The OCSO lieu-
tenant said Swanson threw several
grams of suspected powder co-
caine on the ground while he was
running. But, some of the powder
was recovered, he added.
"He was the only problem we
had," said Lt. Markham.
The other individuals were ar-
rested without incident at different
locations n Douglas Park.
Lt. Markham said all five were
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then later transported
to a federal holding facility where




they will be held until their initial
appearance before a federal judge.
He said that bond hearing will be
held sometime in the upcoming
week. The lieutenant also was not
sure where the five were being
"They will be held without
bond until their hearing," he said.
OCSO records indicate that
Rembert was arrested earlier this
year on a charge of possession of
Booker, Daniel and Wright ap-
parently have no prior drug ar-
rests, said Lt. Markham.
Swanson, on the other hand,
has an extensive arrest record
that includes twice being sent to
Records from the Florida De-
partment of Corrections show that
Swanson was first sent to prison
on July 20, 1992, following his con-
viction on charges of robbery with



a gun/deadly weapon, carrying
a concealed firearm, possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon,
carrying a concealed weapon,
aggravated battery with intended
harm, threatening to use a firearm
and possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon. Those arrests
came in Miami-Dade County. He
was released from prison on Nov.
Swanson was sent to prison
again on June 7, 1999, after he was
convicted of burglary of a dwell-
ing/occupied conveyance, felon
with gun/concealed weapon/am-
munition and second-degree mur-
der (attempted) in Miami-Dade
County. Although sentenced to
five years in prison, Swanson was
released from the Polk County
Work Camp on Dec. 1, 2001.
The 5-foot-9-inch, 202-pound
Swanson also goes by the name of
Cole Travis.

Martinez introduces student bill

tor Mel Martinez (R-FL) introduced
a bill to create a uniform system of
reporting acts of sexual miscon-
duct by educators, on Nov. 15. The
measure is very similar to one in-
troduced by Congressman Adam
Putnam (R-Bartow) in the U.S.
House of Representatives earlier
this year.
"Currently, there's no uniform,
national system for reporting acts

of sexual misconduct by educa-
tors. This bill seeks to change that,"
said Martinez. "Without a national
database, educators found guilty.
of these terrible acts often retain
their teaching certificates and oth-
er school districts hire them with-
out knowledge of their past."
The bill requires uniform re-
porting requirements for educa-
tors and employees accused of
sexual misconduct against a stu-

dent, consistent with established
guidelines for reporting child
abuse; it requires a central body
in each state to be responsible for
receiving and investigating allega-
tions of sexual misconduct by edu-
cators; and it creates a nationwide
database of school employees
sanctioned by the state for sexual
misconduct - thus enabling state,
local, and private school officials
to ensure offenders remain out of

the classroom.
"States and school districts
ought to have a meaningful way
to check the record of individuals
before placing them in the class-
room," said Martinez. "By encour-
aging a coordinated system of stan-
dards for oversight, reporting, and
investigation of sexual misconduct
by educators we can better ensure
the safety of our children."

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Peter Alan Brege, 22, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 8 by Deputy Arlene
Durbin on a charge of fraudulent
use of a credit card. His bond was
set at $2,500.
* Roberto Guzman, 28,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
15 by the OCPD on charges of
forgery and uttering a forged in-
strument. His bond was set at
* Tavares Whitehead, 30, N.E.

13"' Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 15 by Deputy J. Hall
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with posses-
sion of alprazolam. He was re-
leased on his own recognizance.
* Clinton Wade Mills, 23, N.W
38"' Ave., Okeechobee, was ar,
rested Nov. 16 by Deputy Cor-
poral Chris Hans on charges of
driving under the influence and
refusal to submit to a blood alco-
hol content test: He was released
on his own recognizance.
* Rogelio Q. Ocampo, 26,
N.W 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 16 by Cpl. Chris
Hans on a felony charge of driv-
ing while license suspended with
knowledge - habitual offender,
and a misdemeanor charge of
resisting arrest without violence,
His bond was set at $1,500.

School system

threatens parents

By Stephan Manning
Associated Press Writer
- Two months'ihto the school
y..ear,m ohab ,2,Q00 sQtudents
in this suburban county outside
the nation's capital had yet to
get the shots they needed to at-
tend class. So the school system
decided it was through playing
Parents in Prince George's
County have been ordered to
appear at at a special court hear-
ing Saturday where they will be
given a choice: Get their children
vaccinated on the spot or risk up
to 10 days in jail and fines.
It is one of the strongest ef-
forts made by a U.S. school
system to ensure its youngsters
receive their shots.
Prince George's County
school officials and prosecu-
tors said parents have been
duly warned about the need for
vaccinations over the past year.
They said the goal isn't to throw
parents in jail but to protect pub-
lic health and get kids who have
been barred from school back to
"How can you in good con-
science allow your child to miss
school and their education for
no particular reason?" said

John White, spokesman for the
132,000-student school system.
At the courthouse, the health
department will have a make:
shift clinic to administer vac-
cines Parent0 will be given-the
, chance. to offer,-the j4jdge an-ex-
cuse for why they didn't get their
kids vaccinated. Under Maryland
law, parents can obtain exemp-
tions for religious or medical
Those who fail to show up
- and those who fail to offer a
valid excuse and still refuse the
shots - could be prosecuted
under truancy laws and face
possible. jail time and fines of
$50 per day. Prosecutors do not
expect to actually charge anyone
on Saturday.
"The message is get your kids
vaccinated or get an exemption,"
said Prince George's County
State's Attorney Glenn Ivey. "You
can't just sit on the fence."
Barbara Loe Fisher, head of
National Vaccine Information
Center, a vaccine skeptic group,
complained: "It is terrorizing
parents. When you have the
threat of going to jail, it is hard to
make an informed decision."
Even the judge who opened
his court is somewhat skepti-
cal about hauling parents into

Gas prices don't

stop holiday travel "

By Dan Caterinicchia
AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON - Gas prices
near record highs at a time of year
when they: typically .decline ,will
iot' deter drivers from hittifig' t'e
road this ithanaksivng, AAA said
The travel agency expects a re-
cord 38.7 million Americans will
travel 50 miles or more from home
over the five days beginning Nov.
21. That is a 1.6 percent increase
over last year. Roughly 80 percent
of those trips will be by car, and
motorists will pay about 90 cents
a gallon more for gas than they did
last year.
Guy Caruso, chief of the Energy
Department's statistical division,
the Energy Information Adminis-
tration, predicted Wednesday that
gasoline prices, now averaging
$3.11 a gallon nationwide, will rise
another, 10 cents by December.
A jump of 15 cents a gallon
from current levels, already well
above last year's average of $2.23,
also would surpass May's all-time
record of $3.23 a gallon.
Gas prices traditionally fall in the
winter months as demand ebbs
from summer highs, but oil prices
flirting with $100 a barrel and low
fuel stockpiles have reversed that
trend this year. Still, demand for
gasoline over the four weeks end-




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BRAHMAN PENALTIES: In response to the Speak out entitled Brah-
mans which ran Wednesday, Nov. 14, which alluded to the Okeechobee
High School Brahman football team having excessive unsportsman-
like conduct such as clipping and personal fouls, according to head
coach Chris Branham the Brahmans are the least penalized team in
the entire district. They have held this status for the past three years. In
2005 they averaged 4.9 penalties per game, in 2006 they averaged five
penalties per game and this year they averaged six.penalties per game.
Westwood is the next in line this year as the second least penalized
team in the district.

CITY BUDGET: I read in speak out about the $222,000 that they want
to spend on things that are already there. This is finally one of those
things that finally makes sense instead of some nut calling in. This is
the thing that they should be answering.

CANALS: Now lets see, the county totally wasted $500,000+ on the
canal cleaning debocal some of those responsible are still employed.
Will the same staff be in charge of the next $400,000 canal cleaning?

SCHOOLS: Have you heard that next year South Elementary School
and Central Elementary school won't have fifth grade? Those schools
will be K-4 and the fifth graders from those zones will go to Osceola
Middle School. They are building a fifth grade classroom building
there. From what I understand, it is a temporary thing for 5 to 10 years
until they build another elementary school in the Oak Park area. After
they build the new school, they will redo the zones to spread the kids
out which should take care of the population growth.

GROWTH: If the elementary schools are so overcrowded that they
are sending fifth graders to the middle school, when are they going to
build a new high school?

CURFEW: Just an FYI On Nov 13 the Glades County Commission
passed a Curfew Ordinance for the county.

WATER: Through the wonder of the Internet I went on-line and
looked at the SFWMD.gov web site. There is a link called "Real Time,
Data" that you can look and see what gates are open and what are
closed. There is a map that shows you where the different structures
are located. S-306 is on the St. Lucie Canal at Port Myakka, S-80 is also
on the St. Lucie down near Stuart and S-235 is on the Caloosahatche
at Clewiston. There was one gate open 2.5' at Port Myakka, the water
levelwas almost the same on both sides of the gate (upstream/down-
stream) and nothing open anywhere else. Seems like it's hard to see
where water is leaving, except for evaporation..

LAKE LEVEL: I read somewhere that on a sunny day, more water
in Lake Okeechobee is lost to evaporation than the water managers
could let out if they opened all the locks and turned on the pumps.
The lake level is low because we are in one of the worst droughts in
history. If you want someone to blame, look in the mirror and start
conserving water. All of the humans in this ecosystem are to blame for
the problems with the lake. We affect the lake just by living here and
using water. We can all do more to save water. Take shorter showers.
Plant native vegetation so you ljon't have to water the lawn.

Community Events

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

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members
-- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those
serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is
sponsoring Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to
active military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-
2930, or e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.

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

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Letters to the Editor

Putting Farm Bill
resources to work
The United States Department
of Agriculture is rural America's
most significant federal partner.
The Farm Bill, which guides policy
and investments for USDA is cur-
rently being debated in Congress.
The call for structural reform is
widespread and the important
question of how best to direct
USDA resources to rural America
is scarcely being asked.
USDA resources are terribly
misaligned to the needs of low
wealth rural counties. Southern
Rural Development Initiative
analyzed US Census Bureau Con-
solidated Federal Funds data from
2001-2003 and found that there
are significant misalignments in
how USDA allocates resources
to the nation's 364 rural counties
that had over 20 percent poverty
rates - the standard definition of a
high poverty county. In these poor
counties over $7 billion of USDA
agriculture subsidy direct pay-
ments were made, while USDA
Rural Development grants for the
period totaled only $459 million, a
ratio of $15.65 to $1. For non-met-
ro counties with majority minor-
ity populations, the ratio is $20.64

to $1. Most of these are African
American majority counties in the
South. SRDI estimates that 94-95
percent of the agriculture com-
modity subsidies in these majority
minority counties went to farms
with white operators. This is the
new plantation economy in wide
swaths of the rural south.
The misalignment, of USDA
funding comes at a high cost -
- both to rural communities that
struggle for a brighter future, and
the federal government's fiscal
bottom line. In addition to the $7
billion spent just on the two major
agriculture direct payment sub-
sidy programs in counties with
over 20 percent poverty rates,
there was also over $5 billion in
nutrition grants and direct pay-
ments -- a per capital rate of $730
compared to a national per capital
rate of $305. Most of this benefits
children, and is an indicator of
profound social and economic
need in these counties.
It is a deep irony that in the ru-
ral South, hunger and high nutri-
tion program spending exists side
by side in the very same counties
that are receiving billions of dol-
lars of agricultural subsidies that
do little to grow.and diversify local
economies and reduce poverty --
the true source of hunger. In the

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Upcoming Events

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)
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.

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.

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-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or
to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a
. business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are
due in September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863)
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.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen
Graves, Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to
any interested 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 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.

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three-year period of funding we
studied, for every USDA nutrition
program dollar we could trace to
rural low wealth counties, $1.47
was spent on the two largest
agricultural direct payment sub-
sidy programs. In contrast, these
counties received 9 cents in USDA
rural development grants for ev-
ery nutrition dollar. As bad as this
is, it can actually be worse. In 11
counties of the Arkansas Delta,
for every nutrition dollar allo-
cated, large rice farm operations
received $4.07 in direct payment
commodity subsidies, yet, only 3
cents in USDA rural development
grants. Recent Census Bureau
data indicates that all of these
counties have lost nonfarm em-
ployment in the first half of this
decade. All but one county has
lost population in this decade.
If the total agriculture subsidy
direct payments and the rural de-
velopment grants were lumped
together into a block grant pro-
gram, what are the chances that
rural county commissions might
adjust the equation a bit to put
more in grants to rural develop-
ment projects that build public
facilities, small businesses, and
water systems? But this question
is hypothetical, of course, be-
cause agricultural subsidy dollars

flow directly to individual farm
operations and bypass local gov-
ernments. Rice, cotton and sugar
commodity crop trade associa-
tions want to make sure it stays
that way.
USDA funding alone is not
going to solve the needs of rural
America. And agriculture pro-
grams must continue to be a
dominant element of USDA's mis-
sion -- especially if it links farms
more strongly to communities
and regional economies. But
surely USDA must be a stronger,
more strategic policy partner than
it is today if more rural coun-
ties are going to have a fighting
chance of thriving in the 21st cen-
tury. We must make USDA policy
responsive to the real needs of
distressed rural communities to
build competitive 21st century
communities and economies by
adequately funding rural develop-
ment. Federal policy that takes the
rural south back to the plantation
economy is not the way to move
Jason Gray
Research and policy
Southern Rural
Development Initiative

Community Events

Hope to Haiti garage sale set
The Annual for Hope for Haiti Mission Team garage sale will
be Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 17516 Brynwood Lane, Kissimmee
River Estates (ten miles west on State Road 70). The sale will in-
clude baby, child and adult clothing and shoes, scrubs, baby items,
bedding, bedroom furniture, book shelves, books, sofas, small ap-
pliances, microwaves, TVs, dryer, dishes, pots and pans, pictures,
bicycles, large amount of ceramics and much more. Proceeds will
go to Hope for Haiti Mission. Lunch will also be available.*

Okeechobee High School Scholarship Drive
College costs continue to increase each year and the students
of Okeechobee are always in need of financial assistance. The
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Program is currently recruit-
ing to increase the amount of scholarship funds available to these
students. If you or your business would like to offer a scholarship
in your name, or if you have any questions regarding scholarship
contributions, please contact Bill R. Black at (873) 462-5025 ext.
*3113. The scholarship commitment deadline is Jan. 11, 2008 so
new scholarships can be included in the scholarship booklets. If
this is not convenient for you, please call and we will work out the

Stories Under the Big Top
The Okeechobee High School Drama Club is having their first
performance of the year on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School Auditorium. Watch the greatest stories on earth come
alive under the big top! It's a circus full of laughter and a lively sto-
rytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a variety of'well-
known tales such as "The Bremen Town Musicians," "The Billy
Goats Gruff," "The Lion and the Mouse," Monkey See, Monkey Do"
and "The Magic Fish." Students are admitted free and adult tickets
are $10 each.

Mainstreet offers honey hams for Thanksgiving
Okeechobee Main Street is offering Honey Baked Hams for sale
for Thanksgiving. Foods for purchase are spiral hams, whole tur-
keys, turkey breasts, mini-hams, side dishes and desserts. Order
now for pick-up on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Syble's Flowers & Gifts, 119
S. Parrott Ave. For information call (863) 357-MAIN (6246) or (863)

BHR Fire Department has bake sale
On Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. until noon a bake sale will
be held at the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on 78 west. There
will be homemade noodles, pies, cakes, cookies, bread, candy
and more. Help the Ladies Auxiliary raise money for our Volunteer
Fire Department. For information call Darlene Brown at (863) 467-

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

Stakeholders to hold outreach meeting
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. until noon South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee Service Center (Bank of America
building- 2nd floor) are you interested in recreational opportunities
in the Kissimmee River Valley? The purpose of meeting is to provide
an opportunity for SFWMD to meet with community members that
are Interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region
for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and the recreational opportunities available for
you on SFWMD lands. If you have any questions about the upcom-
ing meeting, please contact Jeff McLemore at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260 x 3022.

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

Radio Club to host hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a ham-
fest on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy 441 S.E.
Okeechobee. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. There will
be free parking, free tailgate with paid admission, door prizes, cof-
fee and doughnuts and a catfish dinner as well as drinks, hotdogs,
and hamburgers will be available. Admission is $5. For information
call Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454 or go to www.joshosterman.

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Submitted photo
The Cannon family, (left to right) Tracie Cannon, Andrew Can-
non, Jubal Cannon and Joshua Cannon visited South Africa
where they toured the Cape Town area, including Cape Point
during a mission trip to Africa.

Former residents

visit Africa

Jubal Cannon, former resident
of Okeechobee, along with his
wife, Tracie, and two sons, Joshua
and Andrew, recently visited the
country of South Africa. They visited
missionary friends, Karl and Mary
Smith, in the city of Cape Town.
In October, Brother Cannon
preached a three night revival at a
church in the township of Manen-
burg, where 14 were baptized in
Jesus' Name and seven received
the Holy Ghost. Brother Cannon
also preached one service in the
township of Bishop Lavis. The Can-
non family toured the Cape Town
area, including Cape Point, the
most southwestern point on the
continent of Africa.
Jubal is the son of Rev. and Mrs.

Joseph Cannon, former pastor of
the United Pentecostal Church of
Okeechobee, currently called The
Pentecostals of Okeechobee. He is
a 1986 graduate of Peace River Val-
ley Christian Academy in Arcadia
and went on to attend Jackson Col-
lege of Ministries in Jackson, Miss.
Brother Cannon and his wife
have resided in the Lufkin, Texas
area for over ten years. Brother
Cannon has a countertop busi-
ness and Mrs. Cannon directs the
First United Pentecostal Choir. They
worked along with Brother and
Sister Joseph Cannon in their Arca-
dia church and Peace River Valley
Christian Academy before moving
to the Lufkin area in Texas in 1996
where they retired in September.

Reflections from the Pulpit

When darkness falls

Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
"Hear ye, and give ear; be not
proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
Give glory to the LORD your God,
before he cause darkness, and be-
fore your feet stumble upon the
dark mountains, and, while ye look
for light, he turn it into the shadow
of death, and make it gross dark-
ness. But if ye will not hear it, my
soul shall weep in secret places:
for yo.u pride; and mine eye shall
weep sore, and run down with
tears, because the LORD's flock is
carried away captive.: (Jeremiah
Jeremiah's text gives impres-
sion of the desert's darkness fall-.
ing across the land. The darkness
that rapidly blankets the desert at
sunset produces the strongest pos-
sible contrast to the dazzling light
of day. Travelers who are foolhardy
enough to' walk on in the dark,
believing that the bright starlight
of the desert is sufficient to light
the way, may find themselves fall-
ing into "the valley of the shadow
of death: (Psalm 23:4) or rolling
down one of the escarpments in-
visible in the dark.
Both light and darkness are
intensified in the desert - and the
contrast between them is therefore
much sharper than in less light-in-
tense regions. Only short periods
at dawn and dusk provide a tran-
sition between absolute darkness
and absolute light. And it is during
these precious moments that the
desert reveals its amazing range of
The Message, a modern lan-
guage version, brings out the heart
of the message: "Let your lives
glow bright before God before he
turns out the lights, before you trip
and fall on the dark mountains
paths. The light you always took
for granted will go out and the
world will turn black. If you peo-
ple won't listen, I'll go off by myself
and weep over you, weep because
of your stubborn arrogance, bitter,
bitter tears, rivers of tears from my
eyes, because God's sheep will
end up in exile. (Jeremiah 13:16-
17 - The Message: The Bible in
Contemporary Language).
Modern man has substituted
the bright light of human revelation
for God's Word. But human revela-
tion, without God, is darkness. The
Bible warns us that "there is a way
whicli seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of
death. " (Proverbs 14:12)
Today's world does not realize
that it is marching to an invisible
drummer. Men are being con-
trolled by a power that is bent on
the complete destruction of every-
thing good. Paul warns us that "the
god of this world hath blinded the
minds of men which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel
of Christ, who is the image of God,
should shine unto them. (II Corin-
thians 4:4)
The crazy events of today's
world remind me of a picture I saw
when I was a boy. It depicted a
large mass of humanity marching
in one direction. They were laugh-
ing, talking and marching without
a care in the world - all in one di-
rection. Then suddenly the road
ends - without warning. The ones

in front march off the road into a
pit filed with fire. What a terrible
end the artist saw for our world.
The real lights are about to go
out suddenly - then comes total
In the summer of 1959 on one
of the hottest days in August, a
power failure in New York City
shut off air conditioners, fans and
other electrical equipment in hun-
dreds of apartments and offices.
'Particularly hard-hit were workers
on the upper floors of many build-
ings, who found themselves in the
pitch without elevators running.
But in one of these buildings the
problems was easily solved. When
darkness hit the Guild for Jewish
Blind, the 200 blind workers, who
knew every inch of the building by
touch, led the 70 helpless sighted
workers done the steps and onto
Broadway. - Encyclopedia of 1,500
Some years ago a family visited
a cave in Kentucky. The guide led
the group through many beautiful
and winding subterranean pas-
sageways. But suddenly he turned
off all the lights and said, "I'm the
only one who knows how to get
back to the entrance. If I left you
here, you'd probably never find
your way out. Anyone lost in this
cave would no doubt become in-
sane within a week from the op-
pressive loneliness. Be quiet for a
moment and feel the darkness!"
Youngsters were tightly clutch-
ing the arms of their parents.
After about 30 seconds, some-
one in the party could endure it no
longer and cried out, "Turn on the
lights! I'm crazy now!" The guide
laughed, but no one will soon
forget that frightening experience.
Henry G. Bosch, Encyclopedia of
15,000 Illustrations.
The following inscription was
found on a small new gravestone
after a devastating air raid on Brit-
ain in World War II: "There is not
enough darkness in the entire
world to put out the light of one
small candle." - Arthur Gordon
Now, just think how terrible
it will be when the world has its
wish and God's light is completely
removed from earth - there will be
total spiritual darkness.
The Talmud says Adam and Eve
did not know what darkness was
until driven out of Paradise. As the
sun began to set they were filled
with fear. When all grew dark, they
fell to the earth in silent despair,
thinking God had withdrawn light
But when the first beam ap-
peared over the eastern hills,
drying their tears, they cried out,
"Heaviness may endure for a
night, but joy cometh in the morn-
ing, (Psalm 30:5) - Encyclopedia
of 1.500 Illustrations.
Our world has no idea of the
darkness that will suddenly cover
Among the Jews of Jerusalem,
the dawn of the Day of Atonement
was eagerly awaited. A watch-
man stood on the walls watching
for sunrise. When he saw the first
rays, he would shout, "Light! Light!
I have seen the Light!"
But after the darkness comes
the dawn.
"Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
(Revelation 22:20)

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Submitted photos
In honor of Farmworker Sunday, members of St. Theresa
Parish enjoyed a special Mass and celebration. Musicians
(left to right) Domingo Castaneda, Jertrudes Gonzalez and
Oscar Hernandez performed during the services.

After the 12:30 Spanish Mass at St. Theresa's Church,
parishioners enjoyed a potluck meal as part of the Farm-
worker Sunday celebration.

St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge celebrat-
ed Farmworker Sunday with at the Spanish Mass followed
by a potluck dinner. During the Mass it was announced that
the parish plans to give a scholarship to an Okeechobee
High School student whose parents are farmworkers. The
church has Masses in English and Spanish.

Father Esteban Soy, Sister Elinor Sevigny, Pedro Cer-
vantes and Zacarius Baltazar helped plan the Farmworker
Sunday celebration at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge.

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Celebrate this Holiday Season
with a Season of Shows presented
by the Indian River Community
College Fine Arts Program, The
Performing Arts Academy and the
Hallstrom Planetarium. From the
celestial starts to those in our Fine
Arts Programs and Performing
Arts Academy, there is a show or
performance guaranteed to help
the audience get into the spirit of
the holidays.
"Just Dance" -- Nov. 28 through
Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2
p.m.: Get into the holiday spirit
with a delightful evening of dance
with "Just Dance!" The recital of-
fers a performance that preludes
the holiday season with excerpts
from the Nutcracker Suite.
"Star of Wonder" - Dec. 7 & 8,
14 & 15. Friday 7 & 8 p.m., Sat-
urdays 2 & 3 p.m.: Join us in our
search for the start that may have
guided the Magi two thousand
years ago. Find out how an as-
tronomer might explain this great
"A Dickens of a Christmas" Dec.
-- 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
and 7 p.m.: The tale of Ebenezer
Scrooge is brought to life with a
powerful score and a Dickens'
style script.
"A Holiday for all Cultures!"
-- Dec. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m.: The
performance will highlight the
instrumental talents of the Music
Department's ensemble groups
as they celebrate the holiday sea-
son with music from around the
For information on these or
any other shows, contact the box
office, located in tHle McAlpin Fine
Arts Center lobby at IRCC.

uDomitea to me uKeecnooee News
Guest reader
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper reads to a fifth grade class at Central Elemen-
tary School. She was one of about 30 people from the
community who were guest readers at Central on Thurs-
day, Nov. 15.


Paul David Frey
Paul David Frey, age 79 of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, Nov.
15, 2007 at the Hamrick Home
in Okeechobee. Born Sept. 1,
1929 in Hillards,
Ohio, he had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
for the past 15
years and was a
member of the
He is sur-
vived by his Donald
wife of 57 years, Everett Lee
Phyllis Frey of
Okeechobee; sons, Ron Frey of
Baltimore, Dennis Frey, Randy
Frey and Jeffery (Brenda) Frey
all of New Palestine, Ind.; and
daughter, Tamey Frey of New Pal-
estine, Ind. In addition he is sur-
vived by 11 grandchildren, seven
great grandchildren, and sister,
Jean Wood of Clearwater.
There will be no services at
this time, however friends may
sign the guestbook at www.bux-
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, 34973.


All arrangements are under the
f direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Donald Everett
"Donnie" Lee
Donald Everett "Donnie" Lee,
age 68 of Fort Pierce, died Nov.
16, 2007 in Fort Pierce. He was a
native and lifelong resident of Fort
Pierce. He was a graduate of Dan
McCarty High School, Class of 59.
He retired after 40 years of ser-
vice as an engineer with Florida
East Coast Railroad. He was an
avid fisherman and hunter, and
a member of the National Rifle
Association. He was a fan of The
University of Florida Gators.
He is survived by his wife, Vi
Lee of Fort Pierce; sons, Robert
Lee of Fort Pierce and Levi Lee
of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Kathy
Hawley of Fort Pierce; brother, Ar-
thur Lee of Greenwood, S.C. and
five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Yates Fu-
neral Home, Fort Pierce. A funeral
service will follow in the funeral
home chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will
follow at Riverview Memorial


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Friends who wish may con-
tribute to Fairlawn Baptist Church
Building Fund, 3003 Rhode Island
Ave., Fort Pierce, 34947.

Robert Santiago
Robert "Bulldog Bob" San-
tiago, age 55, died on Friday, Nov.
2, 2007.
He will be remembered for
the way he made people laugh,
his amusing stories, his love for
music and life and for the love
he had for his family, friends and
He is survived by his love Su-
Ann Loehr; his mother Violeta
Chiesa; his sister, Diana Santiago;
his brother, George Santiago; his
sons, Robert Santiago and Alejan-
dro Santiago and his daughter-in-
law Yamilet Santiago. He will be
sadly missed by all friends and
family. May his spirit live on in ev-
eryone who knew him.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m.
followed by services at 1 p.m. at
the Fountainhead Memorial Park
and Funeral Home in Melbourne,
Florida on Saturday, Nov..-17.

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Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for this week! The students were unusually
hungry this week, downing four pizzas, crust and all, at their recognition lunch. (front row, left
to right) Jenna Kissam, Allison Chapman, Jose Garcia-Montoya, Cynthia Villegas. (back row)
Alexis Calvillo, Ethan Revels, Hannah Bostwick, Yahara Cordova, and Yolanda Hernandez.

OMS focuses on Reading

Reading Focus
The school wide reading focus
for this week at Osceola Middle
School (OMS) was Compare &
ing is how
two or more
things are
the same and
contrasting is
how two or
more things are different. Please
try to reinforce the focus at home
and relate it to your child's cur-
rent unit of study. Here are some
sample compare and contrast
1. Is the main character simi-
lar to you or someone you know?
2. How are two of the charac-
ters in the book the same? How
are they different?
3. Which character in the
book are you the least similar to?
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Exciting Technology
OMS students across campus
are enjoying recently installed
technology in
their classrooms. OMS teach-
ers participated in training involv-
ing the use
of a piece of equipment called
a Mimio which attaches to the
white board and allows the board

to function as a computer screen.
Twenty-four of these devices are
being installed in interested teach-
ers' classrooms and -are causing
quite a wave of interest among
the students. Stop by some time
and take a look at this exciting
Upcoming Events
Nov. 19: Progress Report Day
Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving Holi-
day - No School
Nov. 29: Early Release Day

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Accardi-Milrot Jeep Dodge of Okeechobee opens

A new name, a new atmo-
sphere, and a higher level of cus-
tomer service, value and conve-
nience: Steve Milrot is proud to
announce the grand opening of
Accardi-Milrot Jeep Chrysler Dodge
of Okeechobee, formerly Eddie Ac-
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rience. A lot of attention has been
placed on customer comfort and
the service and parts experience.
Values such as oil and filter chang-
es for as low as $10 for gas engine
vehicles and $25 for diesel engines
are just the start of the new value
priced service menu. A program
called "the Service Rewards Club"
rewards customers where they can
earn savings points for every dollar
they spend servicing their vehicle.
Mr. Milrot has been associated
with the Jeep Chrysler brands for
more than 20 years, starting his
career in Pompano Beach. He and
his family moved to Okeechobee
six years ago to pursue a dream of
business ownership and to enjoy
the quality of life that Okeechobee
He was instrumental in brin-
ing the Dodge brand to officially
sponsor the Okeechobee rodeos
and has made a commitment to
support the Okeechobee commu-
nity in a variety of ways. He was
recently honored to have received
the Florida Education Foundation's
Award for Outstanding Support.
Accardi-Milrot Jeep Chrysler
Dodge is located at 4224 South
Highway 441, Okeechobee, Flori-
da. The main telephone number is
(863) 357-0500. The dealership will
be open for sales Monday through
Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Satur-
day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service/
parts hours are Monday-Friday 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. and; Saturday 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m.

Church News

in Brief

Gathering Church
holds yard sale
The Gathering Church will hold
a yard-sale/bake-sale on Nov. 1.7
starting at 7 a.m., it will be a large
yard-sale with an assortment of
things, i.e. bikes, furniture, clothes,
baby items and more. For informa-
tion call Gina Ward at (863) 467-
.5935 or (863) 697-1785.

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 information
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.

Accardi-Milrot Chrysler Dodge of Okeechobee is open

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The Chrysler Dodge dealership has changed names. Former-
ly Eddie Accardi Jeep Chrysler Dodge, it is now Accardi-Mil-
rot Jeep Chrysler Dodge.


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State drafts plan to restore everglades

scientists and engineers Friday
released a draft technical plan
to protect and restore the Lake
Okeechobee watershed and im-
prove the Caloosahatchee & St.
Lucie watersheds, together known
as the Northern Everglades. The
"Draft Lake Okeechobee Water-
shed Construction Project Phase
II Technical Plan" is a critical
step in the Northern Everglades
initiative to protect and improve
the quality, quantity, timing and
distribution of water delivered
to Lake Okeechobee and down-
stream receiving waters. The
multi-phased plan, developed by
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services outlines the
steps needed to reduce pollution,

improve the health of the natural
system north of the lake and clean
water flowing into South Florida's
"liquid heart."
"This is a positive step forward
in a long-term undertaking to
restore Lake Okeechobee," said
District Governing Board Chair
Eric Buermann. "The State has
collaborated with the constituents
of South Florida to develop a cost-
effective plan that will build upon
the work already under way and
make a measurable difference to
the health of Lake Okeechobee,
the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Rivers and their estuaries."
To improve the health of the
Northern Everglades, the techni-
cal plan identifies projects along
with agricultural and urban best
management practices needed to
achieve water quality targets for
the lake. In addition, it outlines

other projects for increasing water
storage north of Lake Okeechobee
that will help achieve healthier
lake levels and reduce harmful
discharges to the Caloosahatchee
and St Lucie estuaries. The plan
includes short-term measures for
implementation during the first
three years of the plan and lon-
ger-term measures that will be
put into operation post-2010.
Components of the multi-
phase plan include:
* Building treatment wetlands
to clean water flowing into the
* Using other innovative
"green" nutrient control technol-
ogies to reduce phosphorus loads
in the watershed;
* Creating between 900,000
and 1.3 million acre-feet of water
storage north of the lake through
a combination of above-ground

reservoirs, underground storage
and alternative water storage proj-
ects on public and private lands.
� * Implementing improved ag-
ricultural management practices
on more than 1.3 million acres of
farmland; and
* Finalizing regulations that
will reduce the impacts of de-
velopment on water quality and
Due to the Florida Legislature
in February 2008, the technical
plan is required by the Northern
Everglades and Estuaries Protec-
tion Program signed into law by
Governor Charlie Crist this year.
In addition to augmenting and
enhancing restoration under
way in the remnant Everglades
south of Lake Okeechobee, it
also builds upon the environmen-
tal improvements being imple-
mented north of the lake as a

part of the state-federal Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP), and Florida's Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan and
Lake Okeechobee and Estuary
Recovery Plan.
Since 2000, the State has in-
vested more than $3.8 billion to
improve the quality and the nat-
ural flow of water in America's
Everglades. Initial measures out-
lined by the technical plan call for
an additional investment of up to
$450 million beyond the State's 50
percent cost-share for land acqui-
sition and construction projects
as part of CERP.
Water managers and the State
agencies have worked closely
with stakeholders to develop
the second phase of the Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Con-
struction Project and are seeking
public input on restoration mea-

sures outlined in the plan through
Dec. 13.
Two public meetings are sched-
uled this month in Okeechobee
and Clewiston where a summary
of the draft technical plan will be
presented followed by an oppor-
tunity for public comment. The
first meeting will be on Tuesday,
Nov. 27, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter, 1750 Highway 98 North in
The second meeting will be
on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Clewiston
Recreation Department, 110 West
Osceola Ave., Clewiston.
To review the technical plan
or for more information on Ev-
erglades restoration, visit, http://

Project to improve Caloosahatchee River

KEY LARGO - Just two
days after Lee County approved
$10 million toward purchasing
land for a project to improve wa-
ter quality in the Caloosahatchee
River, the South Florida Water
Management District Goverhing
Board Nov. 15 approved a Mem-
orandum of Agreement with the
county to jointly finance the $37
million land acquisition.
. The State and District togeth-
er will add $27 million to Lee
County's funds to acquire 1,770
acres along the river, where a
water quality treatment and test-
ing facility will be built. Using
treatment cells and technolo-
gies now under development,
the project will provide water
quality improvements in the Ca-
loosahatchee River, contributing
toward progress in the massive
undertaking to restore the north-
ern Everglades.
"This agreement embodies
the spirit of mutually supportive
efforts to benefit the environ-

ment," said South Florida Water
Management District Governing
Board Chairman Eric Buermann.
"Local citizens, county leaders,
environmental groups, state
scientists, engineers and water
managers all worked together
to address common water qual-
ity concerns with the river. We
commend Lee County for its
commitment to this outstanding
project, which will benefit the
entire region and its residents."
"Execution of this Agreement
by Lee County is the culmina-
tion of our efforts to develop and
expedite projects for the pro-
tection of the Caloosahatchee
River and Estuary," said Bob
Janes, Lee County Commission
Chairman. "The Lee County
Board of County Commissioners
is thrilled to join the State and
District as partners dedicated to
making protection of Lee Coun-
ty's precious natural resources
a reality. This is a vital first step
and demonstrates the commit-

ment of Lee County to work with
our partners."
Water managers are target-
ing at least 1,335 acres out of the
1,770 acres of land about eight
miles east of LaBelle in Glades
County for the water quality
project that will remove nutri-
ents and sediments from water
flowing into the Caloosahatchee.
River. When complete, the facili-
ty will compliment the C-43 West
Storage Reservoir to improve the
quantity, timing and delivery of
water into the Caloosahatchee
River and estuary.
Located on 10,000 acres
of former farmland in Hendry
County south of the river, the
West Reservoir will hold ap-
proximately 170,000 acre-feet
of water, with a range in depth
from 15 to 25 feet. It will com-..
prise a significant portion of the
total water storage requirement
for the Caloosahatchee Estu-
ary. The reservoir will capture
and store local basin runoff and
a portion of regulatory releases

from Lake Okeechobee, reduc-
ing harmful discharges to the
coastal estuaries, improving the
health of the ecosystem and re-
vitalizing fish and oyster habitats
by maintaining salinity levels.
The Ca)oosahatchee River
water storage and water quality
projects are a part of the State's
plan to restore the northern Ev-
erglades. The 2007 Florida Leg-
islature this year expanded the
Lake Okeechobee Protection Act
to safeguard and restore the en-
tire northern Everglades system,
including the Lake Okeechobee
watershed as well as the Caloo-
sahatchee and St. Lucie rivers
and estuaries. Over the next
two years, the law calls for the
development of far-reaching
plans to protect and improve the
quality, quantity, timing and dis-
tribution of water north of Lake
Okeechobee. These plans will
augment and enhance restora-
tion under way in the remnant
Everglades south of the lake.

Sports News In Brief

Men's Softball
Community in Schc
Okeechobee Police Ath]
League Men's Softball Tou
ment will be held on Nov.
There is a $200 entry fee and
must bring your own balls (4'
The number of teams that
up will determine the formal
the tournament. This tou
ment is a fundraiser for Cha
ter Counts, Mentoring Prog
and the Youth Center Project.
information call, (863) 462-5
or (863) 634-0870.

Bass Club
meeting slated
Taylor Creek Bass Club
hold its next monthly meeting
Dec. 13 at the Buckhead Ri
VFW Post 9528 beginning
p.m. The club holds its meet:

on the second Thursday of each
month with bass tournaments
being held the following week-
)ols/ end. New members (especially
letic non-boaters) are welcome. For
rna- more information contact Dave
17. Stout at (863) 467-2255.
4's.) U.S.C.G. Flotilla

t oignf seeking new members
rna- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
rac- iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
ram is seeking new members to be-
For come involved in the Auxiliary's
5863 programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who ac-
tively support recreational boat-
ing safety and other Coast Guard
will missions.
g on -The Auxiliary also provides
idge recreational boating safety sup-
at 7 port to sate and local authori-
ings ties.

I Members could be involved
in patrols, communications,
administration, seamanship,
piloting/navigation, weather or
search and rescue.
For information, call (863)

Agri-civic center
open for riding
The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., is
open for recreational riding the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are avail-
The cost is $10 per person.
Rules, waiver and release forms-

are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioner's office, 304 N.W. Sec-
ond St., and the county exten-
sion office at 458 U.S. 78 N. For
information, call (863) 763-1666
or (863) 697-9977.

Volunteers needed
at skate park
Communities in Schools is in
need of volunteers to help man
the skate park during concession
hours. Hours are available any
day of the week. We will pro-
vide training and background
screenings. For information, con-
tact Mike Davis, youth project di-
rector, at (863) 462-5863. .

Okeechobee New/Katrina Elsken

Low water .
The drought has left Lake Okeechobee water levels at re-
cord lows. At the Lock 7 recreation area, at the end of thbei
pier, the water has receded so low that the pier is now out
of the water. At the edge of the pier concrete "fish balls"
are visible. These balls were put into the lake years ago
to provide shelter for young fish when high water levels
destroyed the vegetation along the shoreline, leaving the
hatchings no shelter.

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4000-M: Mobile home with new wooden 4001-M: BHR MHw/ mother in law unit, both
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enclosed. patio and screened porch an wall, fish claiming station, room for boat and
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dock interior nice and clean, built 2003Rural area, close to town, high and dry.
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'1736 total q ft M LS# 94819 \ n I0, A -'-. 1, - IS e 142

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room / bath with roman tub, double vanity, lots with attached carport. This is a
separate shower & walk-in closet. Wooley great find for $82,000. (90530)
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of covered storage. $179,999 (93136)
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Commercial Prope. Residential Lots and Equestrian Communities.
* Basswood Lot 72x125 $29,000
* Country Hills NE 18th Ave 4.7+ acres-Make offers motivated owner
* GG Acres NE 120th St. 20+- acres
* Sundance Trails NE 97th CR 5.72 acres
* Before County line 5+ acres $65,000
* R-Bar Estates 2 acres $105,000
* Huge price reduction! Estate of Okee. Pines (2) 13+ acre parcels each @

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10 Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 17, 2007

At the Movies Bondie

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 16,
through Thursday, Nov. 22, are as
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 - "Fred Claus" (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.
Starting Wed. Nov. 21 in
Theatre II "Enchanted" (PG)
Theatre Ill - "Mr. Magorium's
Wonder Emporium" (G) Show-
times: 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.
We will be open Friday,
Nov. 23 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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)


in. History

By The Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the
321st day of 2007. There are 44
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 17, 1800, Congress
held its first session in Washington
in the partially completed Capitol.
On this date:
In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to
the English throne upon the death
of Queen Mary.
In 1869, the Suez Canal opened
in Egypt.
In 1889, the Union Pacific
Railroad Co. began direct, daily
railroad service between Chicago
and Portland, Ore., as well as
Chicago and San Francisco.
In 1917, sculptor Auguste Rodin
died in Meudon, France, at age 77.
In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson
married Claudia Alta Taylor, better
known as "Lady Bird," in San.
- Antonio, Texas.
In 1962, Washington's Dulles
International Airport was dedicated
by President Kennedy.
In 1970, the Soviet Union landed
an unmanned, remote-controlled
vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod
In 1973, President Nixon told
Associated Press Managing Editors
meeting in Orlando, Fla.: "People
have got to know whether or not
their president is a crook. Well, I'm
not a crook."
In . 1979, Iran's Ayatollah
Khomeini ordered the release of
13 female and black American
hostages being held at the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran.
In 1987, a federal jury in Denver
convicted two neo-Nazis and
acquitted two others of civil rights
violations in the 1984 slaying of
radio talk show host Alan Berg.
Ten years ago: Sixty-two people,
most of them foreign tourists, were
killed when six militants opened
fire at the Temple of Hatsh'epsut in
Luxor, Egypt; the attackers were
killed by police.
Five years ago: Abba Eban, the
statesman who helped persuade the
world, to approve creation of Israel
and dominated Israeli diplomacy
for decades, died near Tel Aviv; he
was 87.
Today's Birthdays: Singer
Gordon Lightfoot is 69. Movie
director Martin Scorsese is 65.
Actress Lauren Hutton is 64.
Actor-director Danny DeVito is 63.
"Saturday Night Live" producer
Lorne Michaels is 63. Baseball
Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver is 63.
Movie director Roland Joffe is 62.
Democratic National Chairman
Howard Dean is 59. Actor Stephen
Root is 56. Actress Mary Elizabeth
Mastrantonio is 49. Actor William
Moses is 48. Entertainer RuPaul is
47. Actor Dylan Walsh is 44. Actress
Sophie Marceau is 41. Actress-
model Daisy Fuentes is 41. Rhythm-
and-blues singer Ronnie DeVoe
(New Edition; Bell Biv DeVoe) is 40.
Rock musician Ben Wilson (Blues
Traveler) is 40. Rhythm-and-blues
musician Jeff Allen (Mint Condition)
is 39. Actress Leslie Bibb is 34. Actor
Brandon Call is 31. Country singer
Aaron Lines is 30. Actress Rachel
McAdams is 29. Rock musician
Isaac Hanson (Hanson) is 27. Actor
Justin Cooper is 19. Actress Raquel
Castro is 13.
Thought for Today: "Since
others have to tolerate my
weaknesses, it is only fair that I
should tolerate theirs." - William
Allen White, American journalist

Wizard of Id


Beetle Bailey




The Last Word in Astrology

By Eugenia Last.
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting
involved in a community event will lead
to a romantic opportunity. Make some
changes to your residence, check out
real estate or invite friends over for fun
and games. Your home is your castle
so turn it into what will make you hap-
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be care-
ful in whom you put your trust. Some-
one is likely to play emotional games
that will put you in an awkward posi-
tion. Take a serious look around you
and eliminate whatever is not to your
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll
have a great idea so develop what's on
your mind. There is money to be made
if you don't take the lazy route and try
to get others to do the work for you.
Going it alone will lead to prosperity.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): You
may have to be dragged kicking and
screaming to change but, in the end,
you will be glad someone who loves
you put a little pressure on you. A great
idea or a new hobby will be the motiva-

tion or inspiration you needed.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An unusual
opportunity is present, so don't ig-
nore the signs. Love is on the rise and
partnerships are looking very positive.
Generosity will break you, so don't
give away something you can't afford
to part with. 3 stars
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Give-
and-take will be required today. You
may want to readjust your lifestyle in
order to better your health. Set up a
good routine where diet, exercise and
sleep are concerned.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have
to try something new or get involved in
something unusual today. The more
you can expand your mind or enhance
your appearance, attitude or future di-
rection, the better. You have lots to offer
so don't hold back.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't
trust what you are being told. Use com-
mon sense and follow the path you see
fit. An unusual route will be the one to
take -- not the one everybody else
wants you to follow.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Don't burden yourself or others with

trivial matters. If you ponder too long
over something, you will lose cred-
ibility. Love is on the rise so put your
effort into playtime with someone who
enjoys the same things you do.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You
will come across interesting and un-
usual ideas and concepts. Put them on
file but don't let work take away from
time spent with loved ones. Discretion
will be needed but be up front about
your intentions.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be-
ing helpful, conscientious and a Good
Samaritan will pay off now. Financial
gain is heading in your direction. Plan
something special for two if you are in
a relationship or get out and mingle if
you are looking for love. 3 stars
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A se-
cret may lead you in the wrong direc-
tion. Don't follow someone who is tak-
ing a risk with his or her assets. A safe
investment will pay off in the end and
spare you the loss of a friendship.

Dear Abby

Irate shopper

senses conspiracy

*DEAR ABBY: I recently gave
birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's
now 7 weeks old, and I am just
now getting to where I can start
exercising to get the baby fat off.
Today, when I was at the gro-
cery store, I bought some control-
top pantyhose. When I got to the
register and the cashier rang them
up, the automatic coupon printer
printed out an advertisement for
a brand of ice cream. Personally, I
felt humiliated and insulted. They
were implying that if I needed the
"big girl" pantyhose, that I would
automatically want ice cream.
This is just more proof that our
country is in crisis! More than half
the population of the U.S. is over-
weight, and advertisers are play-
ing to their weaknesses. That's no
way to help the current situation.
It's almost like they WANT us to
stay fat. - New Mom, Middle-
burg, Fla.
chine that printed out the cou-
pon for ice cream was not trying
to send you a personal message.
A supermarket manager here in
Los Angeles explained to me that
' ,these coupons can be triggered by
the purchase of a similar product
or anything you may have pur-
chased that is put out by the same
manufacturer. (I doubt that fresh
fruits and veggies are ever among
the freebies offered with those
While I agree that many people
in this country have weight issues,
in this case your grocer was not
trying to insult you, only drum up
a little more business.

*DEAR ABBY: I am 9, and my
friends "Amber" and "Hunter" con-
stantly pick fights with me. Some-
times the fights are about who's
first in line, or who has the most
pencils. Amber is the hardest to be
with. She picks these little fights ev-
ery day. Once we had a huge fight
about staying friends. Our teacher

took us into the library and told us
that we were in the same "boat"
and to work it out.
Amber promised to try and
stop it, and we made up. But the
next day she was back at it again.
I think Amber and Hunter talk
about me behind my back. When-
ever they're mad at each other,
they come to me and say all the
horrible things that the other per-
son has done. Once on a field trip,
they got another girl to come with
them while we were in a fight, and
she made fun of me.
Every time we get into quarrels,
we make up. But I feel like they
are controlling me. I have gone
along with it, but I can't stand it
anymore. I don't want to be in the
same "boat" with them anymore.
Please help. Am I the bad guy?
- Lost in Arizona
DEAR LOST: You're not the
"bad guy." Amber may have some
issues going on in her life that she
can't control -- and that's why
she's trying to control you. In other
words, her compulsion to domi-
nate may be because she's really
insecure inside.
Because you don't want
to be in Amber's boat anymore,
it's time to spend a little time pad-
dling in another direction. If there
are sports, clubs or special-interest
groups at school -- or after school
- check them out. It will give you
not only a chance to learn some-
thing new, but also let you interact
with other girls and get to know
them. That way you will widen
your circle of friends -- and that
might not be a bad thing at all.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write
Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.
com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Ange-
les, CA 90069.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

SET OF KEYS - Found on Sat.
Nov. 3rd At Waste Manage-
ment. Call (863)357-0824 to
WHITE DOG - About 7 mos
old, found on Old SR 80 by
Erec Research Center in
Belle Glade. (561)261-1193

CURR DOG - solid white, fe-
male, last seen 11/11 Dixie
Ranch Acres. Reward if
found (863)634-2582

& Sat., 11/17, 8am til 1pm,
29 Perch St. Electronics,
Tools, Fishing Gear, Christ-
mas Decorations, Small Ap-
pliances, Home Decor,
Garden Shredder, Outdoor
Pond, Clothing & More.

Moving Sale
Nov 17th & 18th, 9am-3pm,
5467 NW 24th St. Furniture,
HH items, Tractor trailer
parts, animals & more

OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Nov. 17th,
8am-? Vantage Oaks Rec
Hall. (SE 41st'Terrace) Trol-
ling Motor, freezer, many HH
items, linens, camping equip
& much more
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-

YadSle 15



Start a new career in the much needed field of
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.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

Ground Maintenance Personnel
Experience helpful but NOT necessary
Apply at:
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club
405 N.E. 131st Lane

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

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

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

Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to

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garage? Advertise your
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15 Looking over
one's shoulder,
16 Provide, as with
a quality
17 Truce symbol
18 "El Capitan"
19 What a
measures: Abbr.
20 Musical with the
song "Radames'
21 Impact sounds
22 Scraps
24 Pasta orderer's
26 Tech school on
the Hudson Riv.
27 Mexican
language or
29 Working-class
32 Try to bean
34 Banner headline
35 Symbol of
36 Barely beat
37 It may be
happening under
the table
41 Case in court
45 High-achieving
47 Ruins
48 Letter sequence
49 Summertime lure
51 Margarita option
52 Metallic acronym
55 Princess from
57 Nuremberg
58 Dump
59 For many years
61 Japanese
62 Going along well
63 "Ciao!"
64 Dinner bell

1 Fishing wear
2 Among all the
3 Farm aid
4 Workout target
5 Eye layer
6 Indifferent
7 Gladiator's
8 Country on el
9 Mr. !: old ,
detective game
10 Defendant:
11 Carbon
12 20th-century
conductor _
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14 Summertime
21 Trigonometric
23 Even
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" Fool to

30 Gut feeling
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the track
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38 Traditional
39 Flip-flop feature
40 Want ad abbr.
41 Takeoffs
42 Means of access
43 Like DNA
44 Prizes

46 Family name in
a classic Irish
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59 Herbert of "Pink
Panther" movies
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
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before responding or send-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Elderly Care - Reg. Nurse
w/35 yrs. exp. has one
opening for 24 hr. care in
nice family home. Call
Susan 863-763-2334.

License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
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Ron's Pressure Washing
, & Minor Repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Lamps/Lights 640
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Medical Items 650
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Musical Instruments 660
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Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
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Apartments 905
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Property 915
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
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House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
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Rent 960

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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
KINGS BAY: 2br, 2ba, town
house, $750/mo + $750
sec, No Pets (561)248-5309
or (863)697-8728
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
$625/mo, $525 sec dep.

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

Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.

BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, lawn service,
water service, $950/mo, 1st
& last only. Avail Now
newly renovated, $775/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
CBS, 2/2, w/appl's, c/a, Ig.
screened porch, 406 liE 7tn
St., '$850 mo., 1st, ij:i &
$500 sec. (863)467-5.i65
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, ,r , :
w/24x60 barn, a3:iri.
$3,000 neg. or to i.rinl tor
$1500 mo. (863)634 611 3
Charming Country Cottage,
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min. from
town & 2BR/1BA, no pets.
1st, last & sec. Call Debbie
S863)467-2982 Mon.-Fd.,
am til 4pm.
OKEE. - 3br, Den, Lg Kit.,
Shed. Near Everglade Ele-
mentary. Just off Hwy 710.
$950 mo. (863)634-5129
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1050. mo + Sec. Close to
town. (954)658-0108
mo or 1 yr lease; $750/mo,
$1600 to move in. 907 SW
2nd Ave (863)634-0512
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$1500/mo. 1st mo & sec.
dep. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.

Store Front/Office Spaces 2
available in BHR. High traffic,
good for start up business.
Low rate. (863)610-1120

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

Delightful 2/1 furnished

with a large screen
porch that overlooks
Taylor Creek.
Quiet and Secure on
private peninsula.
$800 month.


BH RIDGE - 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $700 1st
& $700 Sec (772)370-1095
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Saturday, November 17th
Noon - 3 RM.

* Large 3/2 DWMH on Taylor Creek, fireplace.
1911 SE 24th Blvd.
* Large 3/2 DWMH, fireplace, fenced Taylor
Creek Isles. 2109 SE 25th Dr.


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, Space to add
master bath, 24 x13 en-
closed Fla. room & more!!
Grab flyer!! 309 SW 10th
Ave. (863)357-0391

OKEECHOBEE - 2 duplexes on
one lot, New metal roofs,
CBS, $325,000

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

BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$900. 1st & $900. Sec.
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1000 mth. 1st, last & $500
sec dep. 954-261-1268
FOUR SEASONS - Okee., 3br
2ba D/W. $750 Dep. +
$225. wkly. Call Missy
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
Waterfront, Furnished. Non
smk. env. $850 mo.+ 1st,
Last & Sec. 772-285-5856
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classfileds.

Mobile Home Angels
FORECLOSURE - 4br, 2ba,
28x80, on 3/4 acre, 1001
N.E. 104th Court. As Is,
$79,900, (239)777-4357
JIMS PLACE PARK - 14 x 56,
furn. 2 BR, 2 BA, 10x46 FL
RM, 14x40 Carport w/or
w/out a 16' rigged fibergl.
boat. $26K, w/out boat,
$24K. (863)467-5573.
MOB. HOME- 61', all new on
river, w/dock, 2/3 br, screen
room, extras, $37,000 Must
see inside (863)255-4935
OKEE - 2br, shed, Fla Room,
CNHeat, W/D, carport, In
Adult . park, $10,500
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
301h Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
FOR SALE! Set up & removal
also available. (863)381-1000
SKYLINE - '92, 28x60 OW,
3BR, 2BA, 2LR's. $25K/best
offer. Must move.
(863)634-9148 Iv msg

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

SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 - '05.
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


On October 19,2007, Emmaus Broad-
casting Service filed an application
with the Federal Communications
Comm. requesting authority to con-
struct a new non-commercial edu-
cational EM. radio station to serve
Okeechobee County and surround-
ing areas. The application'proposes
a Class A station operating at a
height of 91.4 M with 4.3 MHZ
from tower 27-14-41.4 Lat.
80-56-08.5 Long. A copy of the ap-
plication is avialable for inspection
during business hours in the pro-
posed main studio at Emmaus
roadcastng Service. 2421 Brock-
smith Rd., Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34945.
247798 ON11/8,10,15,17,22,24/07
On October 22, 2007, Westminster
Academy filed an application with
the Federal Communications Com-
mission for a new FM noncommer-
cial class C3 radio station in
Cypress Quarters, FL, on channel
208 operating at 19 kW from an an-
tenna 86 meters tall located at
27-20-50 N, 80-57-4 W. The
board members of Westminster
Academy are Jim Carlson, Stephen
Finch. Brian MacClugage, Joe Mill-
er, Craig Peterson, Mike Pritchard,
Terrie Roughen, Hank Sipowski,
David Stewart, Okyo Sthair, and
Crr- 9-aupied. A copy of the ap-
1,, ,i,,.,,] is available bfor public
viewing in the public file at Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206
SW 16th St., Okeechobee, FL
249086 ON 11/16,17,21,22/07
On October 18, 2007, FAITH BAPTIST
DA filed an application with the FCC
in Washington, D.C. for a construc-
tion permit for a new FM radio sta-
tion that will operate on channel
208B1 at Taylor Creek, Flodrida. The
new station wil operate from a
transmitter location located at 27
degrees, 23 minutes. 06 seconds
north latitude and 81 degrees, 00
minutes, 52 seconds west longi-
tude, and its studio will be located
within 25 miles of Taylor Creek,
Florida. The officers and directors
of the applicant are Greg W Boob-
er, Billy Ward, Kerry J. Burke,
Manual Gabriel, Samuel J. Frey, and
William T Britton. A copy of the ap-
plication, amendments and related
materials is on file for public in-
spection at 206 sw 16th St. Okee-
chobee, FL 34974.
249021 ON 11/16,17,20,23/07


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Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 17, 2007 13

"Oh, I couldn't

possibly eat dessert.

Well, maybe I could."

E ach rpie will serve eight grateful

Seat the pie in a 350F oven for 0
minutes, or until warm
* Though this dessert is perfectly divine
on fits own, you might want to serve
each slice with a dollop of fresh
whipped cream, slightly sweetened
Or a scoop of Frernch vanilla ice cream
or frozen yogurt. Or ever a slice
of great cheddar cheese.

Open the oven, and out wafts a warm cloud of sweet cinnamon. It's time for
pie. Wholesome, authentic, and utterly irresistible Publix Bakery Apple Raisin
Walnut Pie.

What should an apple raisin walnut pie be made of? Of course: fresh apples,
sweet raisins, and rich walnuts. There's just no need for artificial colors and
flavors here: Mother Nature made the ingredients perfectly delicious.

SThe perfect pie apple, the Ida Red has been winning over fans since
it was first commercialized back in 1942. A cross between a Jonathan and a
Wagener apple, it could be called sweetly tart, or tartly sweet. Either way, this firm,
crisp, and juicy fruit is ideal for baking.

To take the traditional favorite to a delicious new level, we carefully toss whole
apple slices with Thompson seedless raisins and English walnuts. *
The raisins and nuts both come from California, where the
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We use enriched, unbleached pastry flour in our pie crust, and just before baking
we brush it with a 100% egg wash so that it comes out shiny, golden, and rich. The
trick to a tender, flaky crust is to avoid overmixing the dough, so we're very careful
to keep dough-work to a minimum. You'll be able to appreciate our restraint.

To enjoy this marvelous masterpiece, you won't need to peel apples, chop walnuts,
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Who knew?
Roasting a turkey doesn't have to be an all-day affairs
Log on to publix.com for more recipes and ideas.


For an 8-12 Ib turkey (6-8 servings), preheat oven;
prepare turkey (following package instructions); and begin
to roast about 3V) hours before you would like to serve.


About 20,minutes before your turkey is done
roasting, begin preparing green beans.



Effective November 17 & 18, 2007.



Publix American Singles
Pasteurized Processed Cheese Food, 12-oz pkg.
(Limit one with other purchases of 20.00 or more,
excluding all tobacco & lottery items)



Fresh Green Beans.............1.291b
It's a snap to make a delicious side dish with velvety
beauties like fresh green beans. Remember to cook'them
just until tender; they should remain bnght green. Before
cooking, wash them thoroughly in clear, cool water and
trim or snap.the tips. Green bean. are low in calories and
carbs--a acelightfuradd'ition to'your Thanksgiig feast. .

Potato Rolls, 12-Count ........... 2.19
18-oz pkg., We bake our potato rolls fresh daily in the
Publix Bakery so they have a delicious, rich flavor and
soft, dense texture. Enjoy them just the way they are
or warm them in the oven. They're perfect for your
Thanksgiving dinner.
SAVE UP TO.b 4 'Ts .b bec' to lgoliob 8 bbs

Robert Mondavi
Woodbridge Wine........... .9.99
A great wine-and-food combination makes
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Pnot Gricio. Zinfandel. or Merlot, 1 5-L bot.
Here's to a feast with.family annens! " ".

Your guests will love how this delicious
dish transforms ordinary green beans.
You'll love how easy it is to make.

Gourmet Green Beans
Prep and Cook: 35 minutes
(Makes 6-8 servings)

2 Ibs fresh green beans (rinsed and snapped)
2 cups fresh mushrooms (rinsed and sliced)
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons seasoned salt

I Place beans, mushrooms, and water in microwave-
safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 16--20
minutes, stirring once, or until crisp-tender.
2. Preheat large saut6 pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes.
Place butter in pan; swirl to coat.
3. Drain beans and mushrooms; add to pan. Sprinkle
with seasoned salt. Reduce heat to.medium; cover
and cook 6-8 rnnuite. -t,"ring occasionally, or until
desired tenderness. Serve.

Publix will be
closed Thanksgiving

Day, November 22.
We're taking the day off so our
associates can. spend time with their
families and loved ones,We will be open
regular store hours on Wednesday,
November 21 and Friday, November 23.

Mushrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... GET ONEFREE
High in Riboflavin and a Good Source of Niacin, 16-oz pkg.
(Quantity rights reserved on selected advertised varieties.)

Heinz Home Style Gravy...........................99
Assorted Varieties, 12-oz jar


Swanson Broth .............................. 4 2.00
Assorted Varieties, 1.4-oz can
SAVE UP TO 1.88 ON 4

Pepperidge Farm Stuffing .................... 24.00
Assorted Varieties, 14 or 16-oz bag
SAVE UP TO 1.38 ON 2

Carving the turkey is easy with these expert tips.
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When your turkey is done, remove
it from the oenr, co.rr *;,.,rh I-:.,i
and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
before placing on a clean cutting
surface If ,,our tuikei is stuffed,
spoon out stuffing and keep wAann

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Separate the drumsticks from the
thighs by holding the tip of each
drumstick and cutting through the
joint where it meets the thighbone.

Hold each drumstick by the tip,
resting the larger ends on the
cutting board. Slice parallel to
the bones until all meat is sliced.




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While green beans microwave, take 10 minutes
to prepare sweet potatoes and begin to boil.

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Remove your turkey from the oven when your meat
thermometer-inserted into the thickest part of inner
thigh (not touching bone)-reaches I 65'F and, if stuffed,
temperature in the center of stuffing also reaches 165F.


After you've removed your turkey, let it stand for 15-20
minutes before carving, and use the residual heat in the
oven to warm dinner rolls. Also, take 15-30 minutes to
complete green beans and sweet potatoes; prepare stuffing
(following package instructions); and carve turkey. Serve.


With help from Publix, your wish for a simple holiday can come true.

From meal planning to cooking and carving, we promise a simple yet

spectacular feast that everyone will be thankful for especially the chef.

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Publix Young Turkey.............791b
We have a wide variety of sizes of young, broad-
breasted, USDA-Inspected. Grade A frozen turkeys
so you can choose the one perfect for your gathering.
Remember to remove the giblets from inside and follow
our easy carving tips, below.

Publix Bakery
Pumpkin Pie..................... 5.99
30-oz size, Our smooth pumpkin pie filling is made from
fresh pumpkins and just the right spices. Baked in the
Publix Bakery until the cnrust is flaky and golden, just
add a dollop of whipped cream and I ,ere ' se .
everyone seconds.

Sweet Potatoes..................491b
Thanks to their fluffy texture and delightful flavor, sweet
potatoes are a terrific Thanksgiving tradition. And they
are excellent sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Cold
can damage them, so don't refrigerate, but store in a
cool, dr place-l-hke yJur pantry-before whipping
some up in time for turkey.

Cool Whip Whipped Topping .................22.200
Assorted Varieties, 8-oz bowl

Treat your guests to this delightful
version of traditional taste-and
yourself to less time in the kitchen.

Stovetop Sweet Potatoes
Prep and Cook 30 minutes
(Makes 6-8 servings)

Land 0 Lakes Sweet Cream Butter ............ 204.00
Salted, Light Salted, or Unsalted, 4-sticks, 16-oz box
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Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce ............... GET oFREE
Jellied or Whole Berry, 16-oz can
(Quantity rights reserved on selected advertised varieties.)

Whether we're cooking or offering advice, we're experts at creating meals
If your wish is to enjoy a delicious, complete meal that you can simply heat and serve, order a
Publix Deli Holiday Dinner-proudly featuring Boar's Head� meats. For details, visit publix.com
or pick up a Publix Deli Holiday Dinners brochure from your local store.

5 fresh large sweet potatoes (rinsed)
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper, to taste
I tablespoon cinnamon sugar (optional)

1. Peel sweet potatoes; slice into quarters and
then cut into I-inch chunks.
2. Place in large sautd pan; add broth. Cover and
bring to boil- on high.
3. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 12-15
minutes; stirring occasionally or until tender
4. Drain potatoes and return to pan; stir in butter
and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Serve.

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Make a deep horizontal cuL into the
breast meat just above the wing.

Fiom the outer top edge of each
breast, continue to slice from the
top down to the honzontal cut
made dunng the previous step
Repeat steps 4-5 on tie other side

Remove wings by cutting through
the joints where the wing bones
and backbone meet



Prices effective Thursday, November 15
through Wednesday, November 21, 2007.
Only in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe Counties.
Prices not effective at Publix Sabor or Pubtix GreenWise Market.
Quantity rights reserved.

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