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Vol. 98 No. 322 Sunday, November 18, 2007 750 Plus tax

OHS Sports

Brahmans fall
to Panthers
OHS Brahmans fell to the
Panthers 30-17, Friday, Nov. 16,
with a 92-yard interception ran
back by the Panthers at the end
of the second quarter and a to-
tal of seven sacks on Brahman
quarterback Garrett Madrigal.
Running back Lonnie Pryor
scored one touchdown, finish-
ing the game with 121 yards on
22 carries. Nate Pollard caught
an 11-yard touchdown pass
from, Madrigal in the fourth
quarter ..J.-
Congratulations to the Brah-
mans for an awesome season!


OHS Honor Roll
Pages 7, 13, 14

The Holiday Swing
I've never been good about
getting my holiday shopping
done early. I am often guilty
of providing my readers with
holiday gift suggestions at the
1 11h hour as well. If you are like
me, you will appreciate those
last-minute suggestions that I'll
surely offer next month.
Page 12


delegation meets
Representative Richard
Machek announces that the
Okeechobee County Legislative
Delegation will hold its annual
meeting and public hearing
on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007,
from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the
County Commission Chambers
at the Okeechobee Commis-
sion Chambers, 304 NW 2Nd
Street, Okeechobee, 34972.
If you would like to be
placed on the agenda, to dis-
cuss issues pertaining to the
state, please contact Represen-
tative Machek's office at (561)
279-1633, or via email to victo-
gov, no later than Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 2007.

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
1 Management
-,-,. District. Depth
A1 " given in feet
above sea level.

Classifieds ........................11, 12
Mini Page ............................ 10
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 9
Obituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ............................ ..... 4
Sports......... .................... 12
TV ........................................ ...... 9
Weather........... .............. 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Bush demands fix to tax bill

By Deb Riechinann
Associated Press Writer
dent Bush demanded Saturday
that Congress send him legis-
lation that keeps middle-class
Americans from being hit at tax
time next year by the dreaded al-
ternative minimum tax.
That's not likely to happen
anytime soon. Congress has
adjourned for the Thanksgiving
holiday. The legislation is mud-.
died in. the House arid Senate.
And Bush has threatened to veto

any bill that raises taxes as a way
of fixing the tax, known in short-
hand as AMT.
"I will veto any bill that raises
taxes as a condition of fixing the
AMT," Bush said in his weekly
radio address. "Members of Con-
gress must put political theater
behind them, fix the AMT and
protect America's ,.middle class
from an unfair tax hike."
The AMT was created in 1969
to ensure that a small number of
wealthy people could not use tax
breaks or deductions to avoid
paying any taxes. It was never

indexed for inflation, and every
year the AMT net falls on more
middle-income taxpayers. This
year some 4 million people were
subject to the tax.
If Congress and the White
House do not reach a compro-
mise by the end of the year,
anywhere from 21 million to 25
million middle-income taxpay-
ers will be subject to it, costing
them as much as $2,000 in extra
Earlier this month, House
Democrats pushed through an
$80 billion bill that would ex-

tend AMT relief for one year, at
a cost of about $50 billion. It also
includes another $30 billion in
popular tax relief measures. To
cover the $80 billion price tag,
the bill would bring in revenue
by changing tax rules affecting
corporate transactions.
The White House said this
amounts toa tax increase that
would undermine the competi-
tiveness of U.S. businesses in
the global economy and could
have adverse effects on the U.S.
economy. Some pro-business
Democrats joined Republicans in

Local organizations: Sponsor annual event

. [ 9

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis President, Frank Irby (left) presented Ben But-
ler (right) with an award in honor of his award that he
received from Commissioner Charles Bronson for 2007
Commissioner's Agricultural-Environmental Leadership.

lwanis Presiaent IranK IrDy (len) presented an awara to
Pete Clemons (right) in honor of his coming induction to
the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation.

Farm City honors American agriculture

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Farm City Week, Nov. 18
thru 24, was celebrated on
Thursday, Nov. 15, at the KOA
convention center to honor the
American farmers and ranchers
who literally feed the world by
producing a bounty of agricul-
tural products.
The National Farm City
Week is Nov. 16 thru 22 as pro-
claimed by the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation.
Local 4-H groups gathered
at the event where they were
treated to a lunch cooked by
David Hazellief and Rick Ams-
The agricultural celebration
is .co-sponsored by the Farm
Bureau and the Kiwanis club of
Okeechobee. Kiwanis president
Frank Irby and chairman of the
event Clayton Williams were
the spokesmen of the event.
* Guest speaker Ann Decker,,
Executive Director of the In-
dian River Community College

Foundation, spoke of agricul-
ture in the state of Florida and
how this resource could be in
danger of depletion due to the
rapid development throughout
Florida today.
According to Mrs. Decker
the Florida population is ex-
pected to double to 36 million
by the year 2060. This would
cause the - urbanization of
over 7 million acres of land to
change from rural to urban de-
She spoke of laws and pro-
cedures that need to be put in
place in order to not just con-
trol the organizational patterns
of development but to preserve
and promote the use of agricul-
tural land.
This is a serious problem due
the fact that most agricultural
land has a higher value devel-
oped than it does if it remains
agriculturally. Open spaces val-
ues need to be clearly identified
in laws in order to maintain an
agriculturally sound state and
nation which has growing food

security issues over the years.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson and
the Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame Foundation are honoring
Pete Clemons by entering him
into the 2008 Hall of Fame in
Mr. Clemons is the owner
of the Okeechobee Livestock
Market. Through the livestock
market, buyers and sellers of
cattle herds come together
from across the country to
Also recognized at the Farm
City week luncheon, was Ben
Butler, of Butler Oak Farms was
awarded the 2007 Commis-
sioner's Agricultural-Environ-
mental Leadership award from
Commissioner Bronson for
their commitment to protect
and preserve Florida's resourc-
es while continuing to proved
agricultural products for the
National Farm City Week
See Farming - Page 2

Ann Decker, Executive Di-
rector of the IRCC founda-
tion spoke to those in at-
tendance at the Farm City
Week luncheon concerning
agricultural lands being in
danger of depletion due to
the increasing population
over the coming years.

expressing concern that the car-
ried interest provision could hurt
venture capital and real estate
investors as well as hedge fund
managers making hundreds of
millions of dollars.
"Congress should not use leg-
.islation that millions of Ameri-
cans are counting on to protect
them from higher taxes in one
area as an excuse to raise taxes
in other areas," Bush said.
During the House debate on
the bill, House Majority Leader
See Taxes - Page 2


vote to



By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Plan-
ners voted Thursday, Nov. 15,
to recommend the rezoning of
the final lots in the city block
across the street from Wal-Mart
to commercial in hopes that
this will encourage the devel-
opment of this area.
The .325-acre property
owned by Gagbee, Inc. and
submitted by Brad Goodbread
is located at 2103 S. W Second
Ave.; was recently purchased
which made the entire city
block belong to one property
The property currently has a
future land use of commercial.
The rezoning from single fami-
ly residential to heavy commer-
cial (CHV) will complete the
block as a CHV site. This uni-
fied commercial and CHV zon-
ing should encourage develop-
ment of this property from a
developer stand point.
According to a previous
meeting, the projected devel-
opment of a Park Avenue BBQ
& Grille, a bank and other retail
space are being proposed for
this site.
In other business, the board
approved a rezoning change for
property owners Gwynn and
Linda Johnson, 105 N.E. Ninth
St., of 2.84-acres from commer-
cial and residential single family
to industrial to accommodate
the continued use of operating
a machine shop.
Inconsistencies in the land
See Zoning - Page 2

Furry friends get frosty too

By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
A month or so ago, the
horse's coats started to length-
en and thicken. The animals
know more than we do some-
times. Many well-researched
studies explain why coats will
thicken well before the weath-
er changes and why the degree
of thickening is more or less
in line with the weather that
comes. Nonetheless, the ani-
.mals KNOW.
Winters were colder years
ago, but still even now, our
Florida animals are just as af-
fected by cold as Florida people
are. At least, those of us who
have been in Florida more than


a year or two!
Animals will huddle close
together in barns or out in pas-
tures to share their warmth, but
protection from wind and rain
can be important. The men and
women who have ranched this
Florida land have seen cattle
frozen to death and those peo-
ple are still here.
The 40-degree chill drops to
34 degrees with a 10 mph eve-
ning breeze. A 20 mph wind
brings a pleasant 40 degrees
down to 27 degrees, well be-

low freezing. Wind will chill a
wet animal more quickly than
a dry one, due to evaporation
from the animal's fur. Water is a
conductor of temperature. That
is why a hot shower is a great
way to warm up when you are
The thickened winter coats
of livestock and pets give them
insulation from most chilly
nights and mornings, but tak-
ing extra care is better than not
taking care enough.
Outside dogs will appreci-
ate a sleeping place out of the
weather. Shelter from rain, of
course, but your animals will
See Winter - Page 2

. Submitted photo
Some animals, like this horse, her winter coat clipped for horse
shows, need extra protection, even for Florida's mild winters.

2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

The Littlest Indian
Kiersten Kennedy, 4, was dressed as an Indian for Peace
Lutheran Preschool's Thanksgiving play. After the play
she joined her parents, Craig and Vicki for, Thanksgiving

er Misty Friend and his gr
Thanksgiving Dinner.

Continued From Page 1
Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that
"while virtually all of us want to
mitigate the reach of the AMT,
Republicans are complaining
that Democrats have the audac-
ity to close tax loopholes and to
insist on fiscal responsibility."
Republicans claim that clos-
ing loopholes constitutes a tax
increase, he said. "I reject their
premise. All we are doing is in-
sisting that people pay their fair

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Meagan Mullin (left) and Rachel Muros (right) sang "God Continued From Page 1
Bless America" during the opening ceremonies of the Farm thank you for deep, deep straw
City Week luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15. or wood chips bedding in which
to snuggle Roosting chickens
FI l man's Association; Speckled will roost wing to wing together
Perch Steak House; Syble's Flow- for safety. This arrangement also
Continued From Page 1 ers and Gifts; and Okeechobee provides warmth in the winter
Office Supply. months. Make use of early morn-
strives to increase understanding, The event was sponsored by: ing sun when situating the chick-
cooperation and relationships be- Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee; en coop, duck shelter, or run-in
tween rural and urban residents. Okeechobee Area Agri-Council, shelter.
All Americans are encouraged to Doghouses will warm quickly.
thank someone who helps make Inc.; Farm Credit of South Florida, after a chilly night when the sun
it possible for you and your fami-one who helps make ACA; Emory Walker Company; shines early on them and the
it possible for you and your fami- Everglades Farm Equipment; Riv- pens are not in shadow.
supplyto enjoy the bounty of our food erside National Bank; Greg Tho- Livestock; out in pasture cattle,
Special thanks for donations gersen/Morgan Stanley; Diamond goats and horses can usually take
Special thanks for donations R Fertilizer: and Lakeland Animal care of themselves, however, you
In: Farm Credit of _______ _s.-_._ _r.
-c ..- -- ou - e igiv'sin,:karrvVck.pregant
" - " '=P'- ost your opinions in fhe Public ldoerl r,,imals extrcifd.'Maybe
-Farn.ASireau, Berger Insurance- Issues Forum at' wuw.neuszap.com. extra leed, a sheltered paddock,
Services; Orchid Island Juice Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be barn, or lean-to shed. Often hors-
Company; Okeechobee Cattle- reached at caguitar@newszap.com. es who are shown year-around

Continued From Page 1
use and zoning were brought to
light due to a property appraisal
which uncovered that while the
zoning for the property is indus-
trial, the future land use was des-
ignated partially commercial and
partially residential single family.
This apparently was done
years ago when the region plan-

Santa at
City Hall Park
Santa will be in the City Park
on Nov. 27, following the Lighting
Ceremony and on the following
dates; Nov. 28 through 30, and
Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and
13, from 6 until 8 p.m. The park
,is next to City Hall, where the tree
lighting ceremony is held. Pic-
tures with Santa will be available
and goody bags will be given to
the children. For information call
(863) 763-3372.

Mainstreet Christmas
window contest
The Okeechobee Main Street
31d Annual window decorating
contest will be held. Business-
es will need to have windows
decorated before the City's Tree
Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 27.
Judging will be held on Dec. 8.

ners were responsible for chang-
ing the future land use maps.
The current properties were
purchased as industrial property
back in 1969 and 1976. At that
time, according to the applicant,
the property was industrial.
Due to the location of the
property being at the entrance
of the Okeechobee Commerce
Center the majority of the board
chose to vote to recommend for
this zoning change from com-

The winner will receive a plaque.
For information call Okeechobee
Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN

Lighted Christmas
Parade planned
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce Lighted Christmas
Parade will be held on Dec. 8 at
5:30 p.m. along with a craft show
in parks 2 and 3. For information
call (863) 763-3372.

Kiwanis Santa
in park
The Kiwanis Club will host
Santa in the Park again this year.
Santa will be in Park 4 on Dec. 8
following the Christmas Parade
and also on Dec. 14, 15, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21,22, and 23 from 6 until
8 p.m. For information call (863)

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol - United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. We
now have day and evening classes available. No child care will be

mercial and residential single
family to industrial. Board mem-
ber Dawn Hoover voted against
the zoning change.
In unrelated business, due to
the lack of framework to allow
for adult family care homes and
assisted living facilities the board
is recommending to the City
Council to amend the special ex-
ception uses of light commercial
(CLT) and commercial profes-
sional office (CPO) to include an

Santa on
the Fire Truck
Santa Claus will be on the fire
truck on Dec. 20 in the Northwest
and Northeast section of the City,
Dec. 21 in the S.E. section of the
City and Dec. 22 in the S.W. sec-
tion of the City. For information
call (863) 763-3372.

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

andmother Patty Baskett in a

The Senate, meanwhile, is
working on separate legislation.
Bush said Congress' inaction
is actually costing taxpayers in
other ways.
Because tax forms for 2007
had to be sent to the government
printer, the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice is being forced to send out
tens of millions of tax forms that
Bush said will almost certainly
end up being wrong - "wast-
ing your money, delaying refunds
and making it even more compli-
cated to figure out ydur taxes."

have their winter coats clipped.
They will need to be blanketed to
be safely warm and to keep their
heavy, sweaty winter coats from
growing back.
A pregnant animal nearing her
due date will also need extra shel-
ter. Not so much for the mama,
but for the baby to come.'Little
ones are not born able to stand
the couple of cold nights we get
in Florida.
Extra feed on cold days or
in anticipation of cold nights is
not just a nicety. Keeping warm
burns calories just as any physi-
cal activity does. Extra, but not
excessive, calories help animals
stay warm.
Source of wind chill informa-
tion is a table found at http:'.
*Indeshtms - - -.-...-. .. . ..
MaryAnn Morris may be reached at

adult family care homes or as-
sisted living facilities as provided
by law.
They are also recommending
to the City Council to amend the
permitted uses of CHV to include
adult family care homes or as-
sisted living facilities as provided
by law and to include a public or
private hospital.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Salvation Army
seeks bell ringers
The Salvation Army needs
your help during the upcoming
Christmas season. They need
wonderful people who capture
the Christmas spirit to be bell
ringers at different businesses
during the holiday season. If you
would like to be a bell ringer or
find out more information, call
Rev. Jim Dawson at 447-2715
during the first two weeks in No-

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available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year, term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Okeechobee 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 afternocr
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Extended Forecast

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 show-
ers. The low will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 20
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 News/Pete Gawda

One Little Indian
Wyatt Friend, 3, played the part of an Indian in the Thanks-
giving play put on by Peace Lutheran Preschool on Thurs-
day, Nov. 15. After the play he was joined by his moth-

Holiday Happenings

Community Events

News Briefs

No Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren
For the first time in many years, there will be no community
wide Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren Church. The church
itself never sponsored the dinner. The church just provided the
dining room. A separate organization called Grace Ministries
sponsored the event. Apparently that organization has ceased to
exist. Grace Brethren officials state that no one has contacted
them to use their facility and no one seems to know who is in
charge of Grace Ministries or if that organization is still in exis-

Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit
court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now offers
Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The site provides the ability to perform a person or case
search in a variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us
for the index and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public
record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.

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.

Today's Weather


Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007 3

State releases draft plan to restore northern Everglades

scientists and engineers today
released a draft technical plan
to protect and restore the Lake
Okeechobee watershed and im-
prove the Caloosahatchee & St.
Luciewatersheds, 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 for-
ward in a long-term undertaking
to restore Lake Okeechobee,"
said District Governing Board
Chair Eric Buermann. "The State
has collaborated with the con-
stituents of South Florida to de-
velop a cost-effective plan that
will build upon the work already
under way and make a measur-
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gets for the lake. In addition,
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creasing water storage north of
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reduce harmful discharges to the
Caloosahatchee and St Lucie es-
tuaries. The plan includes short-
term measures for implementa-
tion during the first three years
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sures that will be put into opera-
tion post-2010.
Components of the multi-
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Building treatment wetlands to
clean water flowing into the lake;
Using other innovative "green"
nutrient control technologies to
reduce phosphorus loads in the
Creating between 900,000 and
1.3 million acre-feet of water stor-
age north of the lake through a
combination of above-ground res-
ervoirs, underground storage and
alternative water storage projects
on public and private lands.
Implementing improved ag-
ricultural management practices
on more than 1.3 million acres of
farmland; and
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reduce the impacts of develop-
ment on water quality and flow.
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Community Events

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

Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at Soaps & Scents, 118 S.E. Park St. (across from
the Chamber of Commerce). . Refreshments will be provided. For
information call (863) 357-2368,

Okeechobee Amateur Radio club has speaker
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a talk by
Dennis Decker of the Melbourne office of the National Weather Ser-
vice, after the regular monthly meeting. His topic will be "Storm-
Based Warnings and their impact on SKYWARN." The meeting
will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the American Red Cross Office, 323
N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee. Anyone who is interested in weather
warnings is welcome to attend. For information Call Harry Robbins
at (863) 467-7454.

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.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right em-
ployee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or,
call (863) 462-5350.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants.
If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or
drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

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Letters to the Editor

the farmers
This Thanksgiving Day, as we
gather with family and friends
to count our blessings, let's give
thanks for the bounty we enjoy
not just on this holiday, but every
day. The safe, plentiful food that
is available to us, and the prod-
ucts used to produce the cloth-
ing, housing, medicines, fuel
and other products we use on a
daily basis, didn't just appear in
a store. They got there thanks
to a tremendous partnership of
farmers and ranchers, proces-
sors, brokers, truckers, shippers,
advertisers, wholesalers and re-
In appreciation of this farm-
city partnership, the President of
the United States annually pro-
claims the week leading up to
and including Thanksgiving Day
as National Farm-City Week. On
the seven days leading to and in-
cluding Thanksgiving Day, Farm-
City Week is celebrated nation-
wide. What are we celebrating?
The American economy is strong
thanks to the interdependence of
farms and cities.
As the president of the
Okeechobee County Farm Bu-
reau, I would like to encourage
local residents to take a moment
this holiday season to appreciate
the partnership that makes our
food supply safe, affordable and
Rural and urban residents
are "Partners in Progress" who
produce the products, consume
the products, and make them
readily available through an ef-
ficient production and marketing
chain. Farmers and ranchers are
just the beginning of that chain.
Farm workers, researchers, pro-
cessors, shippers, truck drivers,
inspectors, wholesalers, agribusi-
nesses, marketers, advertisers,
retailers and consumers all play
important roles in the incredible
productivity that has made our
nation's food and fiber system
the envy of the world.
Okeechobee County has deep
roots in agriculture. All of our
best-known festivals have their
basis in agriculture. These events
bring folks together to celebrate
harvesting of our locally grown
There are nearly 640 farms

with about 392,000 acres in agri-
cultural production. Okeechobee
County ranks first in the state in
both numbers of cattle and dairy
production as well as the eco-
nomic value of these commodi-
Total receipts from the
sale of crops and livestock in
Okeechobee County rose to
$144 million in 2002 based upon
a report released by the Bureau
of Economic Analysis at the U.S.
Department of Commerce.
Neither the farm nor the city
can exist in isolation. Instead, the
interdependence of the two cre-
ates jobs, products, markets and
relationships that make our econ-
omy and nation strong. Join with
us in recognizing Okeechobee
County agricultural producers
and allied industries and the
contributions they make to the
This month, as we celebrate
Thanksgiving, let's remember the
vital farm-city partnerships that
have done so much to improve
the quality of our lives. Rural and
urban communities working to-
gether have made the most of
our rich agricultural resources,
and have made significant con-
tributions to our health and well-
being and to the strength of our
nation's economy. For this, we
can give thanks.
Hank Rucks, President
Okeechobee County
Farm Bureau

Setting the
record straight
I am writing in response to an
article posted in the Okeechobee
News that was incorrect. My
name is Demetre Riles and I was
the first Okeechobee High gradu-
ate to receive a Division I Schol-
arship. I played on the 27-3 Class
of 1991 basketball team. I played
for Bethune Cookman College on
scholarship. The article you post-
ed stated that this kid who signed
on at Stetson was the first which
isn't true. I just wanted to set the
record straight. I am currently in
the U.S. Army in my 15th year of
service to my country. I just want
my hometown to get this one
correct. Thank You.
SFC Demetre Riles
USA SF Recruiter

Upcoming Events

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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 467-9055..
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner
at (863) 763-6076.

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

Mainstreet offers Thanksgiving honey hams
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)

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.

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.

Garden Club to hold meeting
Are you a veggie grower or are flowers your thing? Just learning
or an old hand? Need to learn more or want to share ideas or help
others? This is the club for you. This month Dan Culbert will show
you the gardens of Costa Rica on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. at The
Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 Hwy 98. For more infor-
mation call (863) 763-6469.

Mighty Sprouts to meet
The 4H Mighty Sprouts meeting for the month of November will
be on Monday, Nov. 26 at the County Extension Office from 5 until
7 p.m. There will be no meeting on Nov. 12 due to the holiday. The
class will be making beautiful magnolia blossom centerpieces for
their holiday tables. If you have any questions about the Mighty
Sprouts club, please call the extension office at (863)763-6469.

Orchid club host guest speaker
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will host guest speaker, Gary
Bailey, on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458
Hwy 98 N. Mr. Bailey has been growing orchids for twelve years,
assisting commercial growers in many of the big shows. He will
speak on the best way to care for your orchid when you first bring it
home. If you have a plant that is not doing well, bring it to the meet-
ing and Mr. Bailey will help you analyze your orchid's problem. For
information please call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Heritage Financial offers homebuyers classes
A first-time Homebuyer Education class is being offered on Nov.
28 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Heritage Financial Services located at 309
S.W. Park St. Okeechobee. Please call to reserve your seat at (863)
467-8899. The class will cover the residential application process
and credit guidelines needed to obtain loan approval. A fee of $25
will be charged to cover the prequalification and credit report cost.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library. Book Club will meet at 7
p.m. in the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss
the title for the month. This meeting is open and free to the public.
Meetings and topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass
Castle, by Jeanette Wall"; Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Hummingbird's
Daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea," the group will meet at 6:30 for
our annual Christmas tea with the discussion at 7 p.m.; Thursday,
Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle Benoir, by Christine Conrad. For informa-
tion call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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


Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007


Livestock Market Report i ,.--
------- *-----------------------*_----------------------------------------------------------a IIC CI O.

Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 2007
Breaking $46.00
Cutter $44.00
Canner $37.00
1000-1500 ., $50.50
1500-2000 $55.00
Calves 696
Cows 98
Strs 1



Med #1

6 126
18 18
9 13
828 2099



Med #2



85-93 which had a lot to do with higher prices.
80-83 Cows and bulls are holding steady.
80-82 McDaniel Ranch, Clewiston topped the
Hfrs calf market with a high of $2.10. A Duda
and Sons, Cocoa and Brown Ranch, Ft.
80-100 Pierce topped the cow market with a high
90-101 of 55.00. We have Angus and Brangus
83-99 bulls here for sale. Also Harvey Lemmon
75-93 Angus Bull sale at North Florida Livestock
on Dec. 5.

97-100 Prices sure were better on calves this
93-106 . weke, we had a lot of good quality calves

Happy Thanksgiving!

Boggs is "Woman of the Year in Agriculture"

MIAMI -- Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced that Col-
leen Boggs of Homestead has
been selected to receive the
"Woman of the Year in Agricul-
ture" award for 2007.
Boggs is owner and president
of Pine Island Nursery, a family-
owned and operated nursery in
southern Miami-Dade County.
Established in 1972, Pine Island
Nursery is a leading producer
and exporter of tropical fruits,
and tropical fruit, nut and spice
"Colleen Boggs has contrib-

uted greatly to Florida's agricul-
tural industry during her lifetime
of service," Bronson said. "After
working as an assistant taxono-
mist, high school biology teacher,
horse boarder and construction
project manager, Colleen bought
a small nursery and turned it
into a major exporter of fruit and
trees. Along the way she over-
came major setbacks due to hur-
ricanes and crop disease, never
wavering from her commitment
to excellence and drive for suc-
A native of Miami and lifelong
resident of Florida, Boggs was

valedictorian at Lake Placid High
School, and later received a bach-
elor's degree in bioscience with
specialization in botany from
Florida State University in 1963.
She is a member of the Dade
County Farm Bureau and served
as the group's first woman presi-
dent. Boggs is also a member of
the Florida Nursery Growers and
Landscape Association, Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Association,
Dade Agri-Council, and Tropical
Fruit Growers of South Florida.
The "Woman of the Year in
Agriculture" award, now in its
23rd year, recognizes women

Aerial hunts of coyotes criticized

By Scott Sonner
Associated Press Writer
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Wildlife
advocates are accusing federal of-
ficials of doing little to improve the
safety of a program designed to
protect livestock from coyotes and
other predators.
Their criticism follows an an-
nouncement earlier this month
by the Wildlife Services branch of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture
that it has launched a safety review
of its methods of killing livestock
The agency began the review
following the deaths of two peo-
ple killed in June when their small
plane crashed in Utah as they shot
coyotes from the air. Their deaths
marked the ninth and 10th fatali-
ties related to Wildlife Services op-
erations since 1979.
The review is expected to be
completed next June, agency
.-spokeswoman Carol Banner-
man said Wednesday. The agency
hasn't conducted a safety review
in 10 years, she said.
But critics say past reviews have
been incomplete and brought
about few changes.
"If your Ihwly ,in.uni-- , "-
view filldWs the pattern of past
internal reviews by WS, we fear
that you will simply continue to
perpetuate unnecessary and un-
warranted dangers to the public,
the environment and to the non-
target wildlife that your agency
purports to serve," the leaders of
two groups wrote in a letter to

William Clay, the agency's deputy
Wildlife advocates Wendy
Keefover Ring and Jeff Ruch are
calling on the agency to open its
safety review to public scrutiny.
"They just have this history of
being completely opaque and
rogue and unaccountable to the
public in everything they do," said
Keefover Ring, director of Sinapu,
a Colorado-based organization
dedicated to wildlife preservation
in the Southern Rockies.
She argues that the review
should be conducted by outside
Ruch, executive director of Pub-
lic Employees for Environmental
Responsibility in Washington D.C.,
noted that the agency also has
mishandled the storage of danger-
ous biological agents and pesti-
cides. Two recent audits by USDA's
Office of Inspector General faulted
the agency for inaccurate invento-
ries, lack of controls against theft
and unauthorized sales and viola-
tions of bioterrorism regulations,
he said.
Keefover Ring said the agency's
traps and techniques have been
linked to inadvertent deaths of
vild and domestic animals.
Dr. Don Molde, a retired 'psy-
chologist and former board mem-
ber of the Nevada Humane So-
ciety, said he's had little success
getting answers from the agency
about why so many coyotes are
killed in Nevada, where a nation-
high 4,665 coyotes were killed in
the aerial-gunning program last

year. The agency killed 87,000 coy-
otes nationwide last year.
"I've been fussing with them
for 30 years or so about killing of
coyotes and mountain lions and
trapping and poisoning and snar-
ing - all the miserable stuff they
do," Molde said. "They are kind of
secretive. They don't like scrutiny
of what they do, which is basically
go out and kill things."
Bannerman said the agency in-
tends to make the findings of the
review public, but did not know
if public comment would be in-
corporated. She said experts from
outside the agency would be in-
volved in the review.
"We certainly respect the fact
there are people who don't neces-
sarily agree with lethal control. But
we also know there are farmers
and ranchers that depend on us,"
she said.
During 2004, Wildlife Services
killed 75,000 coyotes across the
country, 32,000 of them through
the aerial-gunning program, Ban-
nerman said. That same year,
231,000 sheep, lambs, cattle and
calves were lost to predators, she
"Studies show without effective.
livestock protection, both lethal
and non-lethal, those numbers
would be much higher," she said.
Bannerman said she didn't
agree with critics who say the
agency didn't make any signifi-
cant changes after a 1998 review.
She said the review prompted im-
provements in training and over-
sight of aerial-gunning crews.

Okeechobee Landfill, Inc

Will be closed on Thursday,

November 22nd in observance

of Thanksgiving.

From The Staff & Management Of:
Okeechobee Landfill, Inc



The Staff Of The Okeechobee News Wishes
Everyone The Happiest Of Holidays!

who have made outstanding con-
tributions to Florida agriculture.
It is sponsored by the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services and the Florida
State Fair Authority. Bronson is
scheduled to present the award
to Boggs on February 7 during
the opening-day luncheon at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa. Tick-
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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007

, Water restrictions are still in effect

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

The Littlest turkey
Arian Silvas, 4, played the part of a turkey in Peace Lu-
theran Preschool's Thanksgiving play. After the play she
was joined by her father J. R. Silvas and her grandfather
Jack Silvas in a Thanksgiving Dinner. The event took place
at the school on Thursday, Nov. 15.


Katherine Elizabeth
Katherine Elizabeth Siehl,
86, of Okeechobee died Friday,
Nov.. 16, 2007 at Raulerson Hos-
pital. She had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 25 years born in
Three Churches, W. Va. She was
a member of First United Meth-
odist Church of Okeechobee.
Mrs. Siehl had a great love for the
community in which she lived. As
a teenager, in West Virginia she
started a 4-H Club which she led
for over 30 years. She was a 4-H
All Star, A Deputy, Grand Regent,
Women of the Moose, past presi-
dent of Betha Sigma Phi Sorority,
and American -Legion Auxiliary.
She was awarded the highest de-
gree of Beta Sigma Phi Society.
She was a Sunday school teacher
for over 20 years in the United
Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her mother, Naomi Ruth Chesire
and father, Howard Lee Lewis,
sister Virginia Nave; brothers, Rus-
sell Lee Lewis and James Lewis.
She is survived by her hus-
band, George D. Siehl of
Okeechobee; sons, Larry (Eileen)
Lee of Lake Worth; Charles Rus-
sell of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Mary
Pauline Brown of Hagerstown,
Md.; Gerogia Wolfensberger of
Hagerstown, Md. Betty Bartlett 6f
-Short Gap, W.Va.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, grandchildren,
and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at
the funeral home. Funeral service
will be Wednesday, November 21,
2007 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Interment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
boook at www.bassokeechobee-

All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

William Ira Free
William Ira Free, 90, died No-
vember 15, 2007, at his home
in Landis, Ark. He was a former
Okeechobee resident. Born on
October 14, 1917. to William and
Vera (Scoffield) Free in Jackson,
He was a loving husband, fa-
ther, and grandfather. He loved
hunting and fishing and lived
many years in Ohio where he
was a volunteer fireman for 15
years in Oldtown. His church af-
fliation was Methodist Church in
Oldtown, Ohio. In 2005 he moved
from Okeechobee to Arkansas.
He is survived by his wife,
Ollie;son, Larry (Anne) Free of
Xenia Ohio, grandchildren, Greg
(Christy) Free; Loren Free and
Chirstie (John) Castle, daughter,
Gail ('Buck) Farrenkopf of Mar-
shall, Ark. grandchildren, John
(Angie) Cain, Cathy (Bill) Scrog-
gin, Brian Cain, Billy (Christy) Fa-
renkopf, two step grandchildren,
Mike ( Dana) Farrenkopf, Kim (
Tony ) Gibson. In addition, he is
survived by 17 great-grandchil-
dren, and one great great grand-
Visitation was held Saturday,
Nov. 17, at Roller-Coffman Chapel
in Marshall, Ark.
Services will be held Sunday,
Nov. 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the First
Christian Church in Marshall, Ark.
with Bill Wheeler officiating. Pall
bearers: Bill Scroggin, Billy Far-
renkopf, John Cain, Greg Free,
Loren Free, and Brian Cain.
Burial will be in the Landis
Cemetery by Roller-Coffman Fu-
neral Home.




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Residents in the Lake
Okeechobee Service Area (LOSA)
of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District are reminded
that Phase III Water Restrictions
remain in effect. Under Phase
III, 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
addresses are allowed to water
between the hours of 4:00 a.m.
and 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturdays,
while residents with even home

addresses are allowed to water
between the hours of 4:00 a.m.
and 8:00 a.m. EST on Sundays.
Residents may also hand-water
(no sprinklers, automated or
manual) on their designated day
between 5 and 7 p.m. No do-
mestic water use for outdoor ir-
rigation will be allowed Monday
through Friday.
In addition, residential users
may wash their cars, boats and
other equipment from 5-7 p.m.
and within the specific times and
days where irrigation is allowed.

Residents also are expected to
observe normal water conserva-
tion practices within the home.
The use of water for firefighting,
safety, sanitation, health, medical
and other essential purposes is
not restricted. Organizers of char-
ity car washes and outdoor wa-
ter-based recreational activities
are required to obtain a variance.
Application forms and instruc-
tions are available on the District
website at www.sfwmd.gov.
The Lake Okeechobee Service
Area coincides with the area that

is served by the Okeechobee Util-
ity Authority. Only surface water
uses are restricted. Irrigation that
is from a ground water well with-
in this area is permitted. Surface
water uses include watering from
a pond, retention area, canal or
other waterway. For more infor-
mation, please phone the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Okeechobee Service Center
at 462-5260. To report a violation,
please contact the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at 763-

Okeechobee District Menus

Monday - Nov. 19
Blueberry Mini loaf
W.W Toast Fruit
Chicken nuggets
Honey wheat rolls
Hot ham & cheese sandwich
Chef salad
Green beans
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad

Tuesday - Nov. 20
Biscuit & sausage patty
Cereal Fruit
Cinnamon toast
Pizza Cheese or Pepperoni
BBQ chicken sandwich
Chef salad
Vegetable California blend
Diced pears
Tossed salad

Wednesday - Nov. 21
No School
Thursday - Nov. 22
Holiday - No School - Happy
Friday - Nov. 23
Holiday - No School
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: Juice,
choice of entr6e or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced

fat or low fat chocolate milk.
Each lunch includes: Choice of
one entree, choice of two (vege-
tables, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or low fat
chocolate milk.
Meal prices:
Regular - $.75
Reduced - $.30
Regular - $1.25
Reduced - $.40

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OHS Honor Roll Recipients

Gold Honor Roll
4.0 (all A's)
Adirann Abner
David Abner
Karie Ammons
Jarelle Conn
Skylar Cruz
Leanne Hammack
Paula Hernandez
Christopher Rathbun
Silver Honor Roll
Ser'rene Acheson
Stephen Aleman
Allen Bennett
Charles Boggs
Rina Boswell
Tiffany Brothers
Jesse Bryant
Mitchell Bryner
Leah Burk
Raegan Bush
Rachel Byassee
Bianca Castilleja
Blair Clark
Nicholas Clements
Cassie Coker
Andrea Duenas
Jesse Durham
Kylie Eckhardt
Asuncion Esquibel
Benjamin Esquibel-Lopez
Michael Franco
Matt Gammill
Vanessa Garza
Alecia Gilman
Beatrice Gomez
Aaron Hall
Charnel Hall-Fryson
Kyrstin Hargraves
Casandra Helblp
Alma Hernandez
Faveola Hernandez
Jacob Higgins
Kelly Hill
Rachel Holt
Nicholas Jones
Cory Kelly
Shared Kelly
Evan King
Jessica Klingler
Nathan Lea
Anna Lugo
Angela McCall
Michael McClain
Ali McDowell
Randy McElroy
Deanna McNeil
Diareny Medina
Mayra Medina-Carrion
Amy Mislan
Kathryn Murrow
Latesha Neal
Patrick Neal
Jordyn Nealis
Ignacio Orozco
Kyle Parramore
Kayla Patterson
Heather Peterson
Jared Pfennig
Ashley Roberson
Isaira Santibanez
Kristen Serrett
Kristina Shockley
Brittany Smith
Jacob Smith
Caitlin Spangler
Bobby Spelts
Steven Standefer
Ella Suarez
Felicia Sulzer
Ana Toledo
Maria Urbano
Alicia Valcaniant
Amanda Van Gorder
Rebeca Velazquez
Matthew Walker

Jonas Whidden
Jessica Williams
Kyfsten Williams
Erica Zinski
Heather Zipperer
Bronze Honor Roll
Allison Ard
Brandie Axt
.Mark Barlow
Ashley Bliss
Dustin Blue
Jasmin Boldin
Kyla Bostick
Kelly Buchanan
Ashley Buchannon
Jamie Burnham
Jamie Butler
Elbert Cabansay
Keith Carnley
Sylvia Chapa
Michael Coker
David Corwin
Daniel Cottone
Richard Creter
Christopher Davis
Joseph Davis
Kelly Delahanty
Kaylee Eckhardt
Bethany Enfinger
Rafe Erwin
Raul Estrada
Heather Fipps
Mary Flores
Juan Fonseca
Edmund Furphy
Amy Garcia
Manuel Garcia
Melinda Garcia
James Gruber
Michael Grzech
Adan Guerrero
Suzanne Gunter
Ethan Hales
Cynthia Hand
Holly Hayes
Stephanie Howard
Abigail Huckabee
Amanda Jamison
Jessica Jarrell
Sarah Johnson
Calvin Jones
Rachel Kauffman
Emily Laughlin
Jarvis Lawton
Kiefer Le'Crenier
Alicia Lewis
Jordan Marcum
Kasey McKane
Mark McLaughlin
Matthew McPeak
Kayla Meigs
Amelia Moros
Whitney Morse
Michael Murphy
Alejandra Najera
Justin Nelson
Ezekiel Painter
Timothy Porter
Adrianana Rankine
Brittany Read
Eli Renfranz
Raymond Renick
Matthew Richey
Kitaki Roberts
Adrian Rogers
Camille Rousseau
Katherine Rucks
Lindsey Rucks
Luis Ruiz
Evettah Samuels
Cristo Sanchez
Christopher Santangelo

Froilan Santibanez
Dunice Smith
Heather Smith
Kailey Smith
Jacob Story
Bryan Suarez
- Lauren Throop
Rosalinda Torres
Andrew Treadwell
Nicholas Velasquez
Michael Webb
Jessie Weigum
Jessica Welker
Britney White
Erika Williams
Taylor Woods
Jessica Ziglar

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Nathan Candler
Remington Carson
Richard Doss
Kristine Ibay
Joshua Jackson
David Jeune
Kristin Johnson
Samantha Link
Korinne Rayman
Melissa Ritter
Jillian Shripka
Heather Thomas
Grace Williams
Silver Honor Roll
Rosalba Ascencio
Jordan Aspden
Randi Barnes
Catherine Bearden
Kayla Benson
Rebekah Bishop
Timothy Brazil
Joy Burnham
Jayme Casanova
Jessica Christian
Joshua Christian
Cassandra Colgan
Meghan Conroy
Ciara Delagall
Ashley Edge
Brittany Elliott
Ruby Estrada
Billie Freeman .
Robyn Futch
Juan Garcia
Melinda Garcia
John Gomez
Marialibeth Gonzalez
Rebekka Hair
Amanda Hall
Barbara Hauser
Kristal Halellief
Olga Hernandez
Georgia Hert
Cherie Huddleston
Courtriey Irons
James Kennedy
Corey Krum
Cecillya Lancaster
Sarah Lay
Jose Maldonado
Brandy Martin
Birttnay Martin
Selica Martinez-Lubiano
Jessica Medina
Samuel Medrano
Cassandra Murray
Maria Del Rocio Olvera
Tiffany Parow
Vick Patel
Seth Peterson
Blanca Pinon
Taylor Pritchard
Araceli Rebollar
Eunice Robeldo
Maria Rodriguez
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i E fli m n1 aea IThe environment affects us in many ways and many times we are not even aware of what everyday items can be dangerous to pregnancy. Things suchas
Environm entall chemicals, prescription drugs, metals, herbs and even certain foods can have an effect on our bodies and pregnancy. It is important to be aware of how these
FA ft OrfS factors may affect pregnancy so that if you are planning on becoming pregnant, you can make the necessary changes. 50% of pregnancies are unplanned so
Factors it is important for all women to be aware of how these environmental factors can affect them and their future child if they were to become pregnant (CDC).

There are other environmental risk factors the
come from food including potential exposure to
listeria, E. coli, and salmonella. A woman who

Other bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella
can be found in foods such as raw vegetable
sprouts, unpastuerized juices and undercooked
foods such as eggs, meats and poultry. Meats,
poultry and eggs can be eaten if cooked to a high
temperature. Eggs should be completely firm and
meats should be cooked to the US Food and Drug

comes in contact with listeria may develop liste- Administration guidelines (see chart).
riosis which can be fatal to an Fish can also be a cause of con-
unborn child. Listeria can be cern for pregnant women due to
found in soft cheeses, deli meats, Apply th Heat CL. the mercury that they contain.
processed meats, and unpastuer- Fish can be a good source of pro-
ized milk products. Basic foods 180. tein and vitamins and a good
that should be avoided are hot choice for healthy eating if pre-
dogs and lunch meats such as cautions are taken. Mercury can
turkey, ham, bologna, and sala- - ii... harm an unborn baby's develop-
mi. These items can be eaten if 1"6 ing nervous system so large
heated to a steaming tempera- 160 amounts of mercury should be
ture. Soft cheeses should also be avoided (FDA). Fish that are
avoided including feta, brie, blue highest in mercury include
cheeses, and other types made 'd'" shark, swordfish, king mackerel,
with unpastuerized milk. These and tilefish (EPA). Some fish
products have the potential to be . - " that contain small amounts of
dangerous to a pregnant woman ti: i mercury include shrimp,
so they are best to be avoided .. salmon, catfish, and canned light
doing pregnancy and while try- tuna. Pregnant women can safe-
ing to conceive as listeriosis may ,ly eat about 12 oz. a week of
be linked to miscarriage. The" these low mercury level fish.
symptoms of listeriosis can Albacore tuna is another corn-
include fever, chills, muscle " only eaten fish, but it contains
aches, diarrhea, upset stomach, '. slightly more mercury so preg-
headache, confusion or loss of nant women should limit their
balance. Many times pregnant consumption of this fish to 6 oz.
women do not experience any per week.
symptoms of listeriosis, but can still pass the infec- Food safety is important when pregnant to
tion to their unborn baby. Pregnant women are 20 avoid several illnesses that can be potentially dan-
times more likely to get listeriosis than an average gerous to an unborn child. By following simple
healthy adult (Center for Disease Control and guidelines and heating recommendations, these
Prevention). Listeriosis can cause miscarriage food borne illnesses can easily be avoided. If you
during the first trimester and in the third trimester are planning on becoming pregnant, it is benefi-
can be the cause of several different health prob- cial to begin following these guidelines before
lems for the baby including developmental becoming pregnant to be sure to prevent these ill-
delays, paralysis, seizures, blindness, or impair- nesses which may possibly affect the health and
ments to the brain, kidneys, or heart (FDA). well being of an unborn child.


SDrugs &



Medicatons and herbal supplements that
women take on a regular basis without concern
can become a concern if they were to become
pregnant. There are several medications that can
negatively affect an unborn child and it is impor-
tant for women
to be aware of
these medica- .
tions. These - ,
medications may ,
include prescrip- ,-
tions drugs and . -
over the counter
There are sev-
eral prescnption '
medications that
should be avoid-
ed if a woman is
pregnant or
planning to
become preg-
nant. The first is
an acne medicahon known as accutane. If a
woman takes accutane during pregnancy, it can
cause miscarriage, premature birth, infant death,
and a vanety of birth defects including mental
retardation, ear and eye abnormalities, heart
defects, cleft palette, small head and brain or
enlargement of the fluid filled spaces in the brain
(March of Dimes). This drug can affect an unborn
baby even if only taken for a short time. Since
approximately half of all pregnancies are
unplanned, it is important for women of child-
bearing age to be aware of the effects that this
medication can have on an unborn child.
Women who are using this medication or who
are considering it should talk with their doctors
to determine if it is the right medication for them
Another medicahon that can cause severe birth
defects is Thalomid. Thalonud is 'used to treat
things such as complications from leprosy, mul-
tiple myeloma (a bone marrow cancer), and
ulcers that develop as a result of AIDS. This
drug can cause severe abnormalities of the limbs
or even prevent them from forming altogether. It



can also cause malformations to the eyes, ears,
heart, genitals, kidneys and the digestive tract
(March of Dimes) Women of childbearing age
should be aware of the side effects of this med-
ication for the same reasons as accutane. They
should discuLts the rilks with. their doctor to
determine if this is the best po-.sible medication
to treat their condition.
Other possibly harmful medications include
Tegison and Soriatane which are used to treat
psoriasis These drugs can have a lasting effect
and can be harmful to an unborn child even if
they were taken three years prior to a woman
becoming pregnant. This is a good example of
why it is important for any woman planning on
becoming pregnant to speak with their doctors
first about any medications they are currently
taking or have taken in the past.
Every medicahon can affect pregnancy in a
different way including over the counter medica-
tions and herbal supplements. It is best to talk
with your doctor to
S. * determine how medica-
S-. d tions that you are taking
could aftect vour baby if
you are pregnant or
become pregnant. If you
are taking medications
and become pregnant,
you should never stop
taking your medication
until you consult your
doctor to determine the
. best plan tor your situa-
Stion. Herbal supple-
' ' ments ha\e not been
., fully evaluated by the
Food and drug adminis-
tration so, therefore, they
should be avoided during pregpanci, if at all
possible. Your doctor can provide \ou with
information about which over the counter medi-
cines are safe during pregnancy . Even if you are
not pregnant or planning on becominung pregnant,
it is important to know what affects the medica-
tions you are taking could hav e if you were to
become pregnant This will help protect your
possible unborn child from any negate side

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Metals &


There are several metals and chc-micals that
should be avoided during pregnancy including
lead, cadmium, arsenic, pesticides and organic
solvents. Lead is a metal commonly found in
paints that were made before the 1970's In the
1970's, the EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) banned the use of lead in products so its
presence in the environment has been decreasing
but women who may live in older home-., ma\
come in contact with paint that contain- lead
(March of Dime-'. Exposure to lead through
these paints onlI occurs when the paint is crum-
bling, chipping or peeling. If this is occurring,
then the paint should
be removed and
replaced b\ a profes-
sional because scrap-
ing or sanding lead
paint creates lead
dust If a professional
is hired to remove
lead paint, a pregnant
woman or small chil-
dren should sta '
away from the area
until the project is
complete. Exposure
to high levels of lead
can lead to risk of rms-
carriage, low birth
weight, preterm deliv-
ery and developmen-
tal delays. Other pos-
sible sources of lead
include lead pipes in
older homes, lead crystal glassware, ceranmiuc
dishes, wicks of scented candles. plashcti grips on
hand tools and some arts and crafts materials
(March of Dimes). Also. if anyone in the home
works with lead during the day, they should
remove clothing and shower once home and
wash clothing separate from the rest of the fami-
ly. This will help reduce the exposure ot lead
Women who art thinki.mg about becoming preg-
nant may bnetit from liha.ing their home
checked for lead paint so that they have the
opportunrut to have it professionally removed
before becoming pregnant
Arsenic is a popular poison but it is naturally
found in the environment in small amounts that
are not generally harmful. Women who live near
metal smelters or agricultural areas that use
arsenic fertilizers may be at risk for exposure to
high levels of arseruc which may contribute to
miscarriage or stillbirth Other sources of arsenic
can include incinerators, hazardous waste sites
or construction projects that use pressure treated
wood Individuals can help protect themselves
by having their water tested or using bottled
water and avoiding contact with contaminated
Cadmium is another possibly harmful metal
used in several occupations including welding,
soldering, semiconductor manufacturing, ceram-
ics and painting. Cadmium can also be found in
the home in some fabric dyes, ceramic and glass
glazes and some fertilizers. Exposure to cadmi-
um can damage a pregnant woman's placenta
and possibly reduce birth weight. Women
should take precautions to avoid these items
during pregnancy Whether you are pregnant or
planning on becoming pregnant. you can be
aware of possible sources of arsenic and cadmi-
um in your environment in order to protect %your-
self and your possible future child.
Pesticides are another potential source of con-



There are some other environmental factors
that can be potentially dangerous during preg-
nancy including x-rays, litter boxes and rodents.
X-rays can be potentially harmful to a fetus espe-
cially during the second to fifteenth week of
development (CDC). If an unborn child is
exposed to radiation during this time, they may
suffer from stunted growth, abnormal brain
function, deformities, and possible cancer later in
life (CDC). It is important to understand the risks
of radiation and x-rays because most women are
not yet aware that they are pregnant during the
second week of pregnancy. So if you are plan-
ning on becoming pregnant or there is any
chance that you may be pregnant when you go to
have an x-ray, you should inform the technician
so the appropriate precautions can be taken.
Another environmental concern is a cat's litter
box which can cause an infection called toxoplas-
mosis. Toxoplasmosis can cause eye infections,
jaundice, enlarged liver and spleen, cerebral
palsy, seizures and pneumonia in unborn babies
(March of Dimes). A cat can pass the infection in
their feces, so if you are pregnant or thinking of

cern during pregnancy. There is no proof that
home pesticides cause any concern for a preg-
nant woman or her fetus but because pesticides
are essentially a poison, it is suggested that preg-
nant women should avoid them, if possible. If a
pregnant woman is exposed to high levels of pes-
ticides, it could put her at risk for nruscarriage,
preterm delivery or birth defects (March of
Dimes). If a pregnant woman must have her
home chemically treated during pregnancy,
there are several tips she can tollotw to reduce her
risk She should have the chemicals applied by
someone else and leave the home for the recom-
mended amount of time to avoid exposure She
should also remove food and dishes before
spraying and then after spraying is complete, she
should wash down all areas where food is pre-
pared before using these areas for food prepara-
hon All windows should be closed and the air
conditioner should be turned off when pesticides
are being sprayed outside so that they do not
enter the home
Finally, when gar-
derung, gloves
should be warn to
avoid contact with
possible pesticides
(March of Dimes).
There is also possi-
ble concern about
the popular bug
repellant DEET.
DEET is found in
many over the
counter spray repel-
lants. There is no
significant evidence
that DEET affects
pregnancy, but it's
recommended that
women only use
this on their cloth-
ing and do not
apply it directly to their skin Women of child
bearing age may choose to always have someone
else apply the necessary pesticides to avoid con-
tact with them in order to protect themselves and
any future children she may have.
Organic solvents should also be avoided dur-
ing pregnancy. Orgaruc solvents are chemicals
that dissolve other substances and can include
thing- .uch as alcohols, paint. thinners,
degreasers, and varrush removers. 1cqju&rs and
certain paints. One study found that pregnant
women exposed to organic solvents on the job
during the first, trimester were 13 times more
likely to have a baby with a major birth defect
such as spina bifida., clubfoot, heart defects or
deafness (March of Dimes). Women who work
with organic solvents can reduce their risk by
making sure their work area is well ventilated,
wearing protective gear such as gloves and
masks, and never eating or drinking in their
work area.
Finally, women should use caution when
using certain home cleaners. Labels should be
read closely to determine which cleaners are safe
and which ma\ be hazardous to the health of a
child. Products that contain chlorine and ammo-
nia are most likely safe but products with labels
that read toxic should be avoided. When using
cleaning products, even though they may not be
a direct risk to an unborn baby, it is still wise to
use protective gear such as gloves and open win-
domws to ventilate the area being cleaned. There
are also natural products that can be substituted
for chemical cleaners such as baking soda .to
clean greasy pots, pans and ovens, or vinegar
mixed with water can be used to clean many
basic surfaces such as countertops. Even if you
are not pregnant, it would still be beneficial to
wear the appropriate protective gear and venti-
late the area when working with organic solvents
and cleaning products.

becoming pregnant, you may want to have
someone else clean the cat's litter box. If this is
not possible, you can still keep your cat and take
extra precautions such as keeping your cat inside
and wearing gloves when cleaning the litter box.
It is also recommended that pregnant women
avoid contact with rodents such as hamsters,
mice and guinea pigs which can spread disease
that can be potentially harmful to an unborn
baby. One disease is caused by a virus called
lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).
LCMV can cause excess fluid in the head, devel-
opmental problems, blindness and even possibly
death for an unborn child (March of Dimes).
Usually this disease is caused by wild rodents
but the CDC recommends avoiding all rodents,
including pets, to reduce the risk of infection. If
you are pregnant or planning on becoming preg-
nant, you can reduce your risk by avoiding
rodents and having another family member care
for pet rodents.
There are many environmental factors that can
affect an unborn baby. It is important for all
women of childbearing age to be aware of the
risks of environmental factors on an unborn
child so that if they were to ever to become preg-
nant, they would be able to protect themselves
and their unborn child against these environ-
mental risks. If you are concerned that any of
these factors may be affecting you in your life,
you can consult your doctor to discuss the risks
further and determine a plan for your situation.


Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007 9

Dear Abby

New Thanksgiving plans causes tantrum

*DEAR ABBY: My husband,
"Cal," and I have decided to have
Thanksgiving at our house this
year. The last three years we have
gone to my sister-in-law's house.
When I told my father-in-law our
decision, he yelled at me and
walked out of my home. After
that he called Cal and screamed
at him, saying that we are being
disrespectful to him.
The guys usually hunt over
that holiday weekend. By cel-
ebrating Thanksgiving here, my
father-in-law says we are depriv-
ing him of four days he could
be hunting with my husband.
I suggested that they do it here,
but he insisted there is no good
game around here. After another
round of yelling, my father-in-law
hung up on Cal.
I don't understand what the
problem is. We thought it would
be nice to finally have Thanksgiv-
ing dinner at our house. I don't
know what to say to my father-

in-law now. I feel very hurt. It's
causing a lot of stress, as if the
holidays are not already stressful
enough. What should I do about
this? - Stressed over the hol-
idays '
ther-in-law behaved like a rude
child. It wouldn't hurt him to let
the wild animal population build
itself up again for a year. Please
don't take what he said person-
Be sure your father-in-law
knows exactly when Thanksgiv-
ing dinner will be served. Set a
place for him, but don't count on
him showing up. If he doesn't,
you will know where his priori-
ties lie. However, if he does come
and sulk, ignore the petulance
and go on with the party.

*DEAR ABBY: My brother
"Wilbur" is supposedly bipolar
and hasn't held a job for more
than six months at a crack. He is

going to be 48 years old. In be-
tween jobs, he ran to our parents
for financial help. When Dad
was around, he could control it
somewhat. But Dad is gone now,
so Mom is giving all this money
to Wilbur.
Mom was recently diagnosed
with Alzheimer's, so how do
we stop this nonsense? Wilbur
won't quit demanding money. I
think Mom is afraid not to give it
to him because she thinks he'll
go wacko. Wilbur doesn't have a
permanent address because he's
in and out of homeless shelters,
so we can't get a restraining or-
der. Please help, because this is
stressing our family out. Mom
needs to know that she owes
Wilbur nothing, and it's OK to
turn him out of her home and
cut off the funding.
I know a power of attorney
will do the trick, but how do
you make a person realize that
her son is a con artist and is just

The Last Word in Astrology

abusing her? For 27 years I have
argued with Mom over all that
she has given Wilbur. In her final
years, I'd like to enjoy our time to-
gether and not fight. By the way,
my sister and two other brothers
feel the same. Any ideas? - Had
It in the U.S.A.
DEAR HAD IT: You have
my sympathy. The money your
mother is doling out is a Band-
Aid on a broken arm; it isn't solv-
ing your brother's basic problem,
which is the need to be treated
and medicated.
Your mother is ill, and she
isn't going to get better. You will
get nowhere trying to argue with
her. Therefore, it is time for you
and your siblings to consult a
lawyer about a power of attorney
for her financial matters, and a
power of attorney for health care
if she doesn't already have one.
By the way, if your mother is
being "bled" for money, it could
be considered elder abuse. -An
attorney, as well as your state's
Area Agency on Aging (it's listed
in your phone directory), can
help you put a stop to it.

At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov.
16, through Thursday, Nov. 22,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Theatre II - "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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7

and 9 p.m.
Starting Wed. Nov. 21 in
Theatre II "Enchanted" (PG)
Theatre III - "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)

Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, the
322nd day of 2007. There are 43
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On Nov. 18, 1928, Walt Dis-'
ney's first sound-synchronized
animated cartoon, "Steamboat
Willie" starring Mickey Mouse,
premiered in New York.

On this date:
One year ago: President
Bush, in Hanoi for a summit of
Pacific Rim countries, lined up
support for pressuring long-defi-
ant North Korea to prove it was
serious about dismantling its
nuclear weapons program.
Thought for Today: "'It can't
happen here' is number one on
the list of famous last words." Da-
vid Crosby, rock singer-musician.

By Eugenia Last

*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Spend time fixing up your place or
looking at investments or other mon-
eymaking opportunities. A good ar-
gument can resolve some hidden
issues that have been hampering a
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Don't hold back if something is both-
ering you. Say what you think and
deal with the response you get.
Helping a group you believe in will
bring you greater clout and high
standing in your community.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Don't be fooled by your own emo-
tions. You may want to believe and
trust someone you love but some-
times you have to follow your own in-
tuition. Someone may be afraid to tell
you something. Ask direct questions
if you really want to hear the truth.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
You can make some interesting as-
sessments that will lead to impor-
tant changes. A closer look at some-
thing you do well will give you an idea
about how you can make some extra
cash. Emotional conversations will
help you see things more clearly.

*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put
some thought and labor into your
surroundings. Invite friends over to
give you a hand. Love is in the stars
and, with a few tender words or a to-
ken of your affection, you will enjoy
an evening with the one closest to
your heart.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): See
what you can find that will help you
complete a project. You will get all
the help you need if you ask for it, so
don't think you have to do everything
yourself. Expect a change with a re-
lationship or partnership you are in-
volved in.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Make the effort to do something nice
for someone else. Put some time
aside to think about what needs to
be done and how you are going to
follow through. An experience with
someone from your past will help you
make the right decision.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
You will have no problem when it
comes to getting things done. Your
energy is up and you'll be deter-
mined to complete what you start
and to take, on a challenge. The more
unusual something or someone is,
the more you will be intrigued.

*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Be careful: Someone may be try-
ing to trick you into saying something
or revealing information you should
keep secret. Get involved in some-
thing that you feel strongly about and
you will make a difference. Money is
in the stars.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): You'll have an eye when it comes
to a deal today. A great idea will be
sparked by something you see. An
unusual partnership will motivate you
to take on something you wouldn't
normally get involved in.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Community events or anything that
will enable you to view different life-
styles will contribute to something
that can help you out in the future.
Take things slowly until you get your
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
You'll be emotional, will overreact
and will probably take on way too.
much. Stop trying to impress every-
one. Be yourself and you will grab
the attention of someone who mat-
ters long-term.

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

1 Doll'
6 Its birthstone is
the diamond:
9 'When I was _
...": G&S song
13 Saw wood
18 Kentucky's
Rupp _
19 Part ofTNT
20 Thespian's
21 Had a little
22 Banker's
favorite food?
25 University of
26 PC linkup
27 Farmer, e.g.
28 Get a rise out
29 Vampire slayer's
favorite food?
34 Nutrition author
36 _ de foie gras
37 Flips (through)
38 Bluish hue
39 Colorful fish
42 They multiply by
45 Make a lap
46 _ del Sol
47 Greet the day
48 Golf tournament
50 Discover
52 Identification of
a kind
54 Cynic's favorite
58 Snorkeling site
59 "Jurassic Park"
60 Reine's water
61 Start
63 "It's been _
65 Prepare to
check e-mail
69 They might
dispute a strike
71 Soap opera
lover's favorite
74 End
75 Principles
77 Kick with a
"hang time"
78 Fire sign
80 Shrunken head?
81 White ones are
83 Design detail
85 Batter's favorite
87 Shrew
90 Elizabeth I was
the last one

92 Lachrymose
93 Together, in
94 Aspect
96 Kareem, once
98 Failing of the
102 Ceremonial
103 Hardly at all
104 Hightails it
106 Solomonic
107 Safari schlepper
109 Engineer's
favorite food?
112 Treeless plain
114 Rub the wrong
116 Pathet_
117 Creator of
Atticus and Boo
118 Gardener'si
favorite food?
124 Arab bigwigs
125 Facilitate
126 Jabber
127 City on the Ruhr
128 Rasp or straw
129 Get rid of
130 Old verb ending

131 Ice cream
1 "Silent" prez
2 Ocean State
3 Driver's aid
4 Pay-to-stay
5 Colonel's
6 Like much
modern music
7 "Piece of the
Rock" company,
for short
8 Raccoon cousin
9 Shady spots
10 "Camelot"
11 Away from the
12 Pays a share of
13 Historic Quebec
14 Sailor's favorite
15 Salad leftover
16 Artist Magritte
17 Land west of

21 User's
23 Scoundrel
24 One whose
work is revised
29 Marienbad, for
30 Skye cap
31 Had a 32-Down
32. Skewered item
33 It's a matter of
law .
35 Passe
38 Casual chats
40 Louisville
41 "Yo!"
43 Puzzle involving
a quote
44 No longer
46 Angler's basket
49 Insolence
51 Like Coke and
53 Sticker
54 Wicked Witch's
55 Basis for a
claim .

56 Chinese 95 Restaurant
currency servers
57 Hard to fathom 97 Arachnoid work
62 Reliable 99 It may be
64 Follower of opposite IX
Mary 100 Tax form ID
66 Disney lioness 101 "Little Women"
67 Author woman
Dinesen 104 Full of holes
68 She played 105 Walk, as
Julia on "Party through melting
of Five" snow.
70 Debutante's 108 Mimicking
favorite food? behavior
72 Discussion 109 Plain writing
addition 110 1958-'61
73 Cream , Mideast
76 Sailors partnership:
79 It's found under Abbr.
a hip joint 111 Pampers, with
82 Rice's "on"
department 112 "Rawhide"
84 Cook up a plan costar Wooley
(with) 113 Not feral
86 Three, so they 115 Hardly thrilling
say 119 Work on a doily
87 Occurrence 120 Equal: Prefix
88 Tokyo, formerly 121 Leary tripped on
89 Paul Bunyan, it
e.g. 122 Grassy meadow
91 Make a 123 Reply to a
comeback ques.

11/18/07 xwordeditor@aol.com �2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.



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Itom TIe Mini Pio 2007 Unvorta.l PrIso Syndtcno

Thanksgiving All Year-Round

The Way Kids Give Thanks

This year Thanksgiving will be
celebrated on Nov. 22. What are your
plans for that day?
The most famous Thanksgiving was
celebrated in Plymouth, Mass., in
1621. The Pilgrims invited Native
Americans to share a feast after a
good harvest.
Today, many people give thanks for
by giving
to the
For example, on Thanksgiving, some
families spend a part of the day
feeding the homeless.
But Thanksgiving is not the only
day to give back. Thousands of people
give of themselves all year long.
This Thanksgiving, The Mini Page
meets some kids who are giving back
to their communities.
Saving the chimps
Brandon, 9, has always loved
animals. When he learned about Jane
Goodall's "Roots and Shoots" project,
he jumped in to help.
Jane Goodall is a scientist whose
studies of chimpanzees are world-
famous. Roots and Shoots involves
kids in projects to make the Earth
a better place. Through this group,
kids help to save animals and the
Brandon became especially excited
about one of the projects, an
orphanage for chimps.

Brandon, from Charleston, Ill., has
special needs. He loves people, but
knowing how to talk with them and
joining in activities is hard for him.
Brandon spoke to groups at a local
college about the cause. He sold
lemonade and collected funds. So far
he has raised about $350 to help the
wants to
teach people
t. teabout
animals and
their habitats
' when he
grows up. He
is shown
here with his
gecko. He
also has pet
rats and two
hermit crabs.

Girl Scouts from the Save
the Bay project take a boat
trip to learn more about
San Francisco Bay.
The Girl Scouts work with
other environmental
Save the Bay Girl Scout
volunteers range from 5 to
17 years old. They learn to
use skills such as quilting
and photography to inform
people about the

Girl Scouts save the bay
About 50,000 Girl Scouts, plus their
parents, troop leaders and neighbors,
have banded together to help save the
area along the California coast.
The Scouts help with tasks such as
pulling out non-native plants. They
plant new plants such as eel grass so
birds and fish have a safe habitat.
They monitor pollution in different
parts of the area.
They also help the environment by
encouraging their neighborhoods to
recycle. They learn how to save water
in their own home.
"Save the Bay" began as a project to
save the San Francisco Bay Area. It has
since grown to cover much of western
California and its bodies of water.
A Save the Bay leader said, "Kids
have a deep desire to connect with
nature." These Scouts are doing just that.

BKidst You're
0AnInvited to the

k White House
A Kid's Guide to the White
House is a terrific behind-the-scenes
look at a very special house.
Written with the cooperation of the
White House Historical Association, the
book is full of fun information, photos
(some in full color) and puzzles that
BeRty Debnam kids of all ages will enjoy,
To order, send $9.95 plus $3.50 for postage and handling for each copy. Send check or money order (U.S.
funds only) payable to: Andrews McMeel Universal, P.O. Box 6814, Leawood, KS 66206.
Please send __ copies of A Kid's Guide to The White House (Item #2153-2) at $13.45 each, including
postage and handling. Toll free number 1-800-591-2097. www.smartwarehousing.com
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All the following jokes have something in common. Can you
guess the common theme or category?

Harry: Why is a turkey an important
band member?
Hannah: It always has the drumsticks!

H Herman: Name a key that
can't open locks.
Heloise: A turkey!

.Hortense: When is it fun to serve a rubber
Hamish: On Pranksgiving!

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Mini Spy...
Mini Spy and her friends are helping out in a kitchen to serve
Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless. See if you can find:
...[ � pocketknife
� word MINI
* letter L
* butter dish
* flyswatter
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* turkey
* eyeglasses
* bottle
* bread
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More About Kids Giving

Caring partners
Last school year, kindergartners
and fourth-graders at Anna Reynolds
Elementary School in Newington,
Conn., led the school in a drive to
help "Connecticut Save A Pup." This
program tries to find good homes for
.dog mothers and their puppies.
The students collected supplies for
the shelter such as dog toys, old
blankets and towels, leashes and dog
At the end of the project in June,
the students had a baking day to
make dog. treats. The next day, they
had a giant sale. Parents made
treats for people and sold them at
one table. The students sold the dog
treats at another table.
At the end of the sale, the fourth-
graders and kindergartners counted
the money together.
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The kindergartners sorted the
money into piles of four quarters
each. The fourth-graders counted all
the dollar piles and the larger bills.
The students raised $300 plus all
the supplies for the shelter.
As a way of saying thanks, Save A
Pup people brought some of the puppies
to school and showed them to the kids.
As part of their year of community
service, the students also sent
valentines to veterans.
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.labeled the
.dog treats
after they
4 baked.

Look through your newspaper for stories
about people giving back.
Next week The Mini Page is all about dance.
The Mini Page Staff
Betty Debnam - Contributing Editor
Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor
Lucy Lien - Associate Editor
Wendy Daley - Artist


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o Rookie Cookie's Recipe
Turkey Bean Chili
You'll need: This is a delicious soup for those cool fall nights.
* 1 teaspoon olive oil * 1(15-ounce) can red kidney beans
* 1 cup chopped onion * 1 (15.5-ounce) can white
* 1 pound lean ground turkey Northern beans
* 1 green bell pepper, chopped * 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 1 cup carrot slices * 2 teaspoons chili powder
0 2 (14.5-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes 1 teaspoon ground cumin
S1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 0 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
What to do:
1. Heat olive oil in large soup pot and cook chopped onion.
2. Add ground turkey; cook until meat is no longer pink.
3. Add chopped green pepper, carrot slices, stewed tomatoes and tomato
4. Drain and rinse beans; add to soup pot.
5. Stir in spices; cook on high 5 minutes.
6. Turn heat to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
from Te Mini P9age 2007 Univeal Press Syndicate

GusGoodsport's nert
Supersport: Mike Flynt
Height: 5-9 Hometown: Odessa, Texas
Weight: 195
On Oct. 13, 'Mike Flynt trotted onto the football field with
Sul Ross State's special teams. What made that moment special
Sis that the 59-year-old Flynt was appearing in a college game
for the first time in 36 years. A former defensive standout, he
was kicked off the Sul Ross squad for a team violation in 1971.
After that, Flynt got married and had three children with wife, Eileen.
He worked as a strength and fitness coach at several universities. He also
invented exercise equipment designed to combat childhood obesity.
When he found out he still had a year of college eligibility left, Flynt,
still physically fit, decided to try out for his old college team. He made the
squad as a reserve linebacker and special teams player. Flynt also saw
playing as a chance to have an impact on his younger teammates.
When they pass out Comeback of the Year awards, this grandpa ought
to get strong consideration!

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is the voice of Barry B.
Benson in the animated film "Bee Movie."
Seinfeld also co-wrote the screenplay and
produced the movie.
Seinfeld is best known for his TV series,
"Seinfeld." He now works as a stand-up

i ,comic.
Jerry, 53, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and
grew up in Massapequa on Long Island. As
soon as he graduated from college, he began working as a
comic at clubs for adults. When he was 27 he
appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," _ -
and his career took off.
He has written a book for kids, "Halloween."
He lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica,
and their three kids.
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Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP

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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

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

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

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



Come join the dynamic team of healthcare
providers in a friendly caring work environment
at Raulerson Hospital. We offer competitive
wages, with Nursing pay increases due in
January 08, excellent benefits and career
development. We currently have the
following openings:

Director of Case Management
Requires FL RN License and prior
Case Mgmt experience.
FT, PT & PRN Patient Care Assistants
Requires FL Certificate and current CPR
FT, PT & PRN Registered Nurses
Requires FL RN License and current CPR
FT Emergency Room Hskpr/
Patient Care Assistant
Requires FL PCA Certification and current CPR

Applications may be picked up in Human
Resources at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 Hwy 441, North, Okeechobee.
For additional information please visit our
website www.raulersonhospital.com
Raulerson Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.



Early Learning Coalition of Indian River,
Martin & Okeechobee Counties Inc.
Eligibility/Resource & Referral
Specialist (Okeechobee)
PT - Bachelor's in Early Childhood/Elementary
Education, Social Work, or Bus. The education
requirement may be waived for a candidate with 2 or
more years of related exp. Responsibilities include
determining family eligibility for School Readiness
Programs as well as provide resource & referral services
to families; Bi-lingual a plus, but not required.
Deadline 11/30/07. Fax resumes to
772-220-1229 or e-mail mrosado elcirmo.oro

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Let one of our professionals help you!

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Financial i

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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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Services I

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.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
or (863)261-6425

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423

417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them In the classl-


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515'
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials5410
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps .570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppl;es 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs . 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700.
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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No Pressure Sales
SBuilt up to 40' Wide
SUnlimited Length
S16 Colors
* FL Engineered Plans
* Meets 130mph Windload

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DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583 Okee-

Need 16 ft. V Hull Boat Trailer.

DOG BOX - Custom built. $300

Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

CASH for your heavy industrial
equipment. Excavators,
cranes, do-,:r .. rieii tu,1.
ers, etc. F r i .T; 01' - . ,'
demolition jobs.
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


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

KINGS BAY: 2br, 2ba, town
house, $750/mo + $750
sec, No Pets (561)248-5309
or (863)697-8728
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1/ ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE - 2/2 Villa, $950
monthly, 1st & last, $500
security. No pets
$625/mo, $525 sec dep.
New 1 br, Excellent
condition. All util. paid.
$500 mo (812)989-3022
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, Close
to Town. $850. mo. includes
water. Annual Lease. Call
Vikki @561-255-4377

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,



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12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 18, 2007

CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
Charming Country Cottage,
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min. from
town & 2BR/1BA, no pets.
1st, last & sec. Call Debbie
(863)467-2982 Mon.-Fri.,
am til 4pm.
OKEE., 3br, 1 ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1050. mo + Sec. Close to
town. (954)658-0108
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
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.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the

sq ft. stand alone, available
Great Location!
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

OKEECHOBEE - Office Space
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545
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, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm

Time to clean out, the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!

BH RIDGE - 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $700 1st
& $700 Sec (772)370-1095

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms.- Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile
D/W '1994, Corner lot,
fenced, paved. 1.25 acre
$11OK. Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile
'2006. 2 barns, fenced, pool
100 per Sell total. Part. Ask
-price. Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
MONTURA- 3br, 2ba Mobile
'2001, Corner lot, paved.
1.25 acre. Nice. $139K.
Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile
D/W '2005. Never used,
paved Rd., fenced. 1.25 ac
$149,000. 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Montura- 4br, 2ba Mobile
D/W'2004. Paved, 1.25
acre, fenced. Ask price.
Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Montura- 4br, 2ba Mobile
D/W '2004, Corner lot,
Big FL rm. 1.25 ac.
$165,500. 305-970-3833
Call to set an appointment
Montura Lots- 1.25, 2.5,
3.75 & 5 acres etc. Clear
Documents. Financing.
Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Polk County, Nice property
4.98 ac. 3br, 1/2� ba. 400
citrus trees, fenced, barns
.$320K. Call 305-970-3833
to set an appointment
Featu e. SBRP; 2BA'., 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

Mobile Homes

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

OKEECHOBEE- 2/1, newly re-
modeled, central heat/AC, Ig
porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. $800/mo
+ Sec dep. (863)634-3451
2br, 1ba, Central air.
Good condition. $400. mo.
No pets. Fenced yard.
$650/mo. & $550 security.
2ba, 2 person max. All until.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
Waterfront, Furnished. Non
sink. env. $850 mo.+ 1st,
Last & Sec. 772-285-5856

Mobile Home Angels
Singlewide 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
on 5 acres. $275,000.
FORECLOSURE - 4br, 2ba,
28x80, on 3/4 acre, 1001
N.E. 104th Court. As Is,
$79,900, (239)777-4357
JIMS PLACE PP,' - 14 x 56,
luii,, 2 BR 2 BA 10x46 FL
RM 14-.4-1 airport w/or
w/out a 16' rigged fibergl.
boat. $26K, w/out boat,
$24K. (863)467-5573.

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Sherri Enfinger, Manager * www.gilbeort-golfcars.com
315 S.ParrottAvenue -Okeechobee, FL 34974

IPbic Noice

Jbic Noice

Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
November 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will benIeld at the Okeecho-
bee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact
Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee. Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special
Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. Code
Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Faye Huafman, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
249432 ON 11/18,19/07

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
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
FOR SALE! Set up & removal
also available. (863)381-1000
SKYLINE - '92, 28x60 DW,
3BR, 2BA, 2LR's. $25K/best
offer. Must move.
(863)634-9148 Iv msg


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

BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trlr., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388

Will remove your boats
from canal before
water shortage.
Boat storage available.
Will Buy, Sell or
Call (561)262-1390

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifileds

SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 - '05.
1500 mi. Like new. Dark
blue & white. $6500;


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs A045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Heavy duty crew cab, all
power, running'boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
size off-road tires, $17,500.
Call 863-467-1545.

Iubi Notice

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..... i ii ., . 1.1 iii. ,f, recorded in Plad Book 1, Page 3, Public Records of

In tihe event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to . . .1 .. , november 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting RoorI, i.....,, .' County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 13,
2007 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee. Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D0 Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2007-0666
247480 ON 11/9.18/07

17429 NW 242nd STREET
863) 634-4293
9081 ON 11/18,25/07

17429 NW 242nd STREET
863) 634-4293
249074 ON 11/18,25/07____ ________

CHEVY S10 '95 - ext cab, 4.3
motor, auto, cold air, $3500
or best offer (863)763-5067

2500, Heavy duty, Reading Util
bed, Ladder rack, 60,800 mi.
$18,950. (863)467-1545

makes you more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Fltrida 34974
on Friday the 30th day of November
2007 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make. Model
& Vin's as follows:
1991 White Chevy Lumina
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
249412 ON 11/18/07
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helps you understand
the world around you.
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I P b iII

I Public Noiice

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechoee County Plannin
Board on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meehng
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florda
to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classifications of
Commercial (C) and Agriculture (A) to the proposed classilicalion of Heavy Com-
mercial (C-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a warehouse or stor-
age activity in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owners and
applicants are Carl Pollock and Elsie Judge. The property address is 455 Highway
441 SE.
The Rezoning request is for property more particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 34. Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows.
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 34, thence bear 89�48'48" E
a distance of 791.80 feet to the Hancock Meander Corner; Thence bear N
64040'28" E along Hancock Meander line a distance of 418.97 feet: Thence bear
S 3609'19" E a distance of 54.13 feet to the intersection with the Northerly Right-
of-Way line of State Road 15 (U S. Highway 441), being marked by .. ..; i;i
4"x4" concrete monument, Thence bear N 60�1720" E, along sale r...,,, ii..,
Right-Of-Way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 360,75 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING: Thence bear N 28055'23" W, along ai existing chain link fence a distance
of 188.77 feet to the intersection with an existing wire fence, Thence bear N
60�39'13" E, a distance of 209.32 feet; Thence bear S 21059'56" E, a distance of
189.14 feet to the intersection with the said Northerly Right-Of-Way line of S.R.
15 (U.S. Highway 441); Thence bear S 60�17'20 W, along said Northerly Right-
Of-Way line, a distance of 186.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
A parcel of land in Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more
particularly described as follows: Commence at'the SW Corner of said Section 34
and bear N 89048'48" E. a distance of 791.80 feet to the Hancock Meander Cor-
ner; thence bear N 6404028" E along the Hancock Meander Line a distance of
418.97 feet to the RPO.B.; thence bear N 3609'19" W, a distance of 302,25 teet
to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 59�059'28" E, a distance of 211.11
feet to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 00�47'24" E, a distance of
256.37 feet to a 5/8" iron rod; thence bear N 64�46'33" E, a distance of 835.41
feet to a 4" x 4" concrete monument; thence bear S 00002'00" W, a distance of
375.15 feet to the NE Corner of property described in O.R. Book 303, Page 032,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 60�39'13" W along
the North line of said property and the North line of property described in O.R.
Book 304, Page 815, a distance of 583.68 feet to the NW Corner of property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 304, Page 815; thence bear S 28055'23" E along the West
line of the property described in said O.R. Book 304, Page 815, a distance of
188.77 feet to a point on the North line of S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); thence bear S
60017'20" W along said North line a distance of 360.75 feet to a 6"x6" concrete
monument; thence bear N 36109'19" W, a distance of 54.13 feet to the RO.B.
The Special Exception request is for a portion of the property that is the subject of
the rezoning request and is more particularly described as follows"
A parcel of land in Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more
particularly described as follows: Commence at the SW Corner of said Sechon 34
and bear N 89�48"48" E, a distance of 791.80 feet to the Hancock Meander Cor-
ner; thence bear N 64040'28" E along the Hancock Meander Line a distance of
418.97 feet to the PROB.; thence bear N 3609'19" W, a distance of 302.25 feet
to a x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 59�59'28" E, a distance of 211.11
feet to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 00047.24" E, a distance of
256.37 feet to a 5/8" iron rod; thence bear N 64046'33" E, a distance of 835.41
feet to a 4"x4" concrete monument; thence bear S 00�02'00" W, a distance of
375.15 feet to the NE Corner of property described in O.R. Book 303, Page 032,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 60�39'13" W along
the North line of said properly and the North line of property described in O.R.
Book 304, Page 815, a distance of 583.68 feet to the NW Corner of property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 304, Page 815; thence bear S 28�55'23' E along the West
line of the property described in said OR. Book 304, Page 815, a distance of
188.77 feet to a point on the North line of S,R. 15 (U.S. 441): thence bear S
60V17'20" W along said North line a distance of 360.75 feet to a 6"x6" concrete
monument; thence bear N 36009'19" W, a distance of 54.13 leet to the PO.B.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
SOkeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 13,
2007 atl 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Floida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adlustments and Appeals with respect
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The Holiday Swing

I've never been good about
getting my holiday shopping
done early. I am often guilty
of providing my readers with
holiday gift suggestions at the
11"' hour as well. If you are like
me, you will appreciate those
last-minute suggestions that I'll
surely offer next month.
I also prefer to stay away
from the crowded mall. Many of
those who read this do not live
near the mall or a well-stocked
pro shop or golf mega-store. So,
here are two. suggestions that
provide a reasonably priced gift
idea for your golfing man, wom-
an or child. Plus, it is for what
many golfers would most like
to get - new club(s). All easily
available delivered to your, or
your recipient's doorstep. Just
call me Santa Dan!
Let's start with the kiddies. As
the movie Spider-Man 3 on DVD
is a hot gift, you might wonder
how that relates to golf. I'm not
suggesting that you stick Camilo
"Spider-Man" Villegas in the
kid's stocking. However, you
might consider the Accu-Length
Expandable Junior Golf Club
System, which now is available
in the Spider-Man model.
This set of clubs has been de-
signed to last a child for up to
five seasons of golf, continuing
to fit as the child grows. As the
average child golfer will grow
up to two-and-a-half inches per
year, how can they use a club
with the same sized shaft?
Not only does Accu-Length
expand as the child grows, they
are now available in the ever-

Courtesy photo/Tour Edge Golf
Tour Edge's trial program
makes shot-making and gift-
giving easy.

popular Spider-Man model. A
set includes a driver, iron, putter
and bag, all for only $69.99. Add
a sleeve of Spider-Man golf balls
for $6.99.
Accu-Length Spider-Man
products can be purchased di-
rect at www.spidermangolf.
com. You can also try www.
amazon.com and www.target.
So, your golfer is too old for
Spider-Man? Not sure what to get
that "older" golfer? Most golfers
I know (myself included) still
are carrying irons in their bags
that they are not confident they
can hit well with consistency.

Courtesy photo/Accu Length
Accu-Length's adjustable clubs for kids now feature Spider-

Purchasing a club as a gift
can be risky. Purchasing a set
of clubs is expensive. My good
friends at Tour Edge Golf have
always manufactured excellent
clubs at a great price. Just in
time for the holidays, they have
displayed their marketing ge-
nius with a great offer to solve
all these problems.
How's this for a deal? The
Tour Edge GeoMax M.O.I. Hy-
brid, featuring a 20-gram weight
and a deep center of gravity is
waiting for you to give your spe-
cial golfer. Tour Edge states this
club's design will provide higher,
longer and more accurate shots.

I would not doubt them!
What's so nice about this
deal is Tour Edge is offering a
trial offer of a #6 GeoMax, avail-
able with a Grafalloy graphite
shaft (men's, ladies or senior
- right or left hand). Tour Edge
even offers a 30-day, total sat-
isfaction guaranty. The cost is
only $59.99. If it is the answer
to your golfer's prayers, you (or
they) can get a few more. If not,
return it and find a different an-
You can take advantage of
this offer by going to www.

Okeechobee Ladies Golf

Association Results

Low Net Mutt and Jeff
Nov. 6: First place (tie)-Sunni Nov. 8: First place-Sunni Adams.
Adams and Carol Seiser. Second Second place-Diane Smet. Third
place-Nancy Haldeman. Chip- place- Nancy Haldeman. Fourth
ins-(6) Fran Dierig and (15) place-Shirley Esterline. Fifth
Nancy McAlinden. place-Dale Bryant.

Sports News In Brief

Bass Club
meeting slated
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its next monthly meeting
on Dec. 13 at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post 9528 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The club holds
its meetings on the second
Thursday of each month with
bass tournaments being held
the following weekend. New
members (especially non-boat-
ers) are welcome. For more in-
formation contact Dave Stout at
(863) 467-2255.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to be-
come involved in the Auxiliary's
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who active-
Sly support recreational boating
safety and other Coast Guard
The Auxiliary also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authori-
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 rid-
ing 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.
Second St., and the county ex-
tension 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 provide training and
background screenings. For in-
formation, contact Mike Davis,
youth project director, at (863)

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Malcom Rush
Zachary Sadler
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Laura Saucedo
Luara Serrano-Velazquez
Herbert Shaffer
Teal Sheffield
Geromy Sullivan
Heather Tinsley
Ivan Torres
Christopher Tullio
Derrick Wacker
Kaitlin Wallace
Megan Whipple
Steven Williams
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Melanie Donnelly
Christopher Fowler
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Fernando Mendoza
Sarah Murrow
Maria Ruiz
Michelle Spears
Silver Honor Roll
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Regina Ball
Libby Barker
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Vanessa Bowman
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Richard Buckner

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Jared Clay
Jessica Coffey
Joanna Collier
Keonita Collins
Kyndra Crews
Deanna Davis
Maria Diaz
Anthony Dowling
Cheyenne Fallman
Caitlyn Gaucin
Tonia Gray
James Haddan
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Brandon Hargraves
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Damon Heater
Jonathan Hernandez
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Whitney Jones
Jessica Julian
Myranda McAllister
Joshua McCall
Kyle McGee
Myranda Miles
Megan Mullin
Janna Mullis
Kenneth Murphy
Maria Olvera
Matthew Payne
Blake Peirick
Alaina Perviss
Walter Piscatelli
Austin Pluskot
Ximena Sanchez
Stephen Schoonmaker
Matthew Skipper
Sierra Stewart
Darlene Stracke
Katarina Suarez
Cameron Tewksbury
Ria Thomas
Kayla Treadway
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Kathleen Turner
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Here we are in the middle of
the holiday season. We see lots of
things expanding from waistlines
to credit card debt! At the same
time other things are decreasing:
our patience and time. Believe it
or not I have one simple cure to
all of these problems of expand-
ing arid decreasing.
It is menu planning. I know
that you probably don't believe
that this one thing can help you
with your weight, debt, patience
and time but it can.
During this time of year we are
rushing around trying to get ev-
erything accomplished on top of
everything else we have to do. We
push ourselves till we are about
to drop and then all of a sudden
you hear that question that is the
dread of every woman's heart,
"What's for Dinner?"
So what do we usually do? We
head for the phone or the nearest
drive thru. All because we don't
think we have time. What does
that do to our disposable income?
It builds up our credit card debt
and those jeans just don't fit any
more. You have placed that hard
earned money on your backside
and it's not in your wallet either.
With our morning routines,
our. before bed .routines and a
basic weekly plan we can know
what's for dinner because we
have made out our menus, writ-
ten up a grocery list, we have gone
to the grocery store and hate all
the things we need in the house
to prepare the meals. All it takes is
getting out a piece of paper right
here and now. What is stopping -
you? I don't want to hear that you
don't have time! This is just whin-
ing. This one little thing is going to
help reduce the stress in your life.
Now grab that paper and no
more whining. Get down your
calendar because you will be writ-
ing your menus on it. Now think
of your family's favorite things to
eat. Put them on your calendar.
My way of thinking about this
had to use what we have in the-
freezer to save even more money.
Check out what is frozen and in
your pantry to build these menus.
This is easy.
Now write down the side dish-
es to go with the main course. In-
clude a salad as one of them. Put
lettuce and spinach on your list
and other fresh veggies to'make
your salad. Most of what you will
be buying at the grocery store
will be the fresh stuff and staples
anyway. We all know what this
is (the stuff we always buy even
if we don't have a list): toilet pa-
per, washing powder, milk bread,
peanut butter. You know your
family's favorites and the item we
don't like to run out of.
Now here is the secret to sav-
ing time in the kitchen. When
you cut up stuff for one meal do
enough for two meals and put
together two casseroles or two
meat loaves. It is just as easy to
make two as one; then put the
other one in the freeze for those
nights you have-a busy schedule.
Now the key to making this all
happen is using your calendar to
put the extra meal on the same
day next month. If you do this all
during the month of November
you will have all your meals ready
for December. Then you will re-
ally be cruising through the holi-
As part of your before bed
routine check your calendar for
"What's for Dinner" tomorrow
and pull it out of the freezer.
When you get up in the morning
you can utilize your crock pot so
when you walk in the door you
are greeted with a home cooked
meal! Talk about fast food! This is
it and it is so good for you.
For more help getting rid
of your CHAOS; check out
her Web site and join her free
mentoring group at www.
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"Sink Reflections" published
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Chairman at (863) 467-1484 to

Holiday Tour
of Homes planned
The 2007 Holiday Tour of
Homes will take place on Friday,
Nov. 30, 2007 and Saturday, Dec.
1, 2007 from 6 pm until 9 p.m.
both evenings. Tickets are now
on sale at Raulerson Hospital and
at Suzie's Hallmark Gift Shop in

the Publix Shopping Center. Tick-
ets are available for only $12 for
the self tour and $25 for the bus
tour. Bus tour tickets can be pur-
chased at the hospital. For more
information, please call Bill Ca-
sian at 824-2702.

Toy drive
planned for Dec. 1
The Old Men Riders are spon-
soring a Toy Drive for Big Lake

Missions Outreach by having a;
125 mile bike ride around the
lake on Dec. 1. They are asking
businesses, churches and individ-
uals to sponsor each participating
bike. All bikes are welcome. The
money raised will go to Big Lake
Missions Outreach. They will
meet in the movie theatre park-
ing lot at 8 a.m. For information
call Gene Rodenberry at (863)
610-1841 or Big Lake Missions
Outreach at (863) 763-5725.

VFW #9528 Auxiliary
sponsors Toys for Tots
'The L adies Auxiliary VF.W
Post 9528 in Biickhead Ridge is
sponsoring 'T, . for Tots Pro-
grain. This will be for our local
children; Buckhead Ridge and
Okeechobee. New toys may be
dropped off at VF.W. Post 9528
in Buckhead Ridge. No clothing
please. For information call An-
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