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Inside


YMS first
"Girl's Night Out"
is a huge success
YMS held its first "Girl's Night
Out" for all sixth grade girls on
Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. until
Saturday at 8 a.m. This special
event was designated exclu-
sively for these young ladies
and highlights the importance
of having respect for self and
establishing healthy living hab-
its to ensure a successful future.
There were fun activities, guest
speakers, and a fashion show,
as well as late night "pizza
party".
Page 3


Briefs


Taylor Creek
locks are closed
The S-193 navigation lock at
Taylor Creek will be closed to
boat traffic as of Monday, Nov.
19, except for emergencies.
For additional information
about the current drought, wa-
ter levels or other South Florida
Water Management District
projects, call the Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.

SFWMD hosts
public meeting
A public meeting on the
northern Everglades/Lake
Okeechobee phase II technical
plan will be held Tuesday, Nov.
27, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
U.S. 98 N.
The purpose of the meeting
4'"i.....- .s ;, aiuu d-e public to conm-
ment on the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District's draft
plan.
For a copy of the draft plan,
go to the SFWMD website at
https://my.sfwmd.gov/north-
erneverglades.
For information on the
meeting or draft plan, contact
Temperince Morgan at (561)
682-6534.

Drought Index
Current: 421
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.33 feet
Last Year: 12.39 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds......................... 10,11
Mini Page .................................. 9
Community Events................ 4
Crossword............................... 10
Obituaries.............................. 6
O pinion.................................. 4
Speak Out............................. 4
Sports.................................. 12
TV .......................................... 8
W eather................................. 2

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Wildfire strikes Malibu again


Destroys 35 homes
in wealthy enclave

By Robert Jablon
Associated Press Writer
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) _-- A fast-
moving wildfire pushed by Santa
Ana winds raced through the
canyons and mountains of this
wealthy enclave for the second
time in little more than a month
Saturday, destroying more than
30 homes and forcing as many
as 14,000 residents to flee.


The fire erupted shortly be-
fore 3:30 a.m. PST after the
long-predicted Santa Ahas finally
returned, and by late morning
it had grown to 2,200 acres,
or about 3.5 square miles, buit
winds began to die down.
"Waking up at 4 in the morn-
ing with the smell of smoke in
your nose and the wind beating
at the windows is something that
we learn to live with here, but it
always comes as something of
a shock," said Mayor Jeff Jen-
nings.
Twenty-three helicopters and


airplanes, including a retardant-
dropping DC-10 jumbo jet, at-
tacked from the air while 1,700
firefighters battled flames on the
ground. One firefighter suffered
a minor eye injury.
"It's great to be able to say
that we have no loss of lives,"
Jennings said. "We're sorry
about the one injury that's been
suffered, but it's certainly not as
bad as it could have been."
Helicopters lowered hoses
into pools and the nearby Pacific
to refill their tanks for water-drop-
ping. runs, and SuperScooper


Here comes Santa: Kris Kringle to be in park


UKeecnobee News/Cnauna Aguilar
The City of Okeechobee will hold its eighth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the City
Hall Park on Tuesday, Nov. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Santa Claus will visit with the
children during the event where the children will get a photograph and goody bag.


City holiday ceremony set


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee will
be lit up with holiday cheer on
Tuesday, Nov. 27, with the offi-
cial eighth annual Tree Lighting
Ceremony in City Hall Park.
The annual event brings
carolers, local government offi-
cials and even Santa Claus into
the park to ring in the holiday
spirit, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The tradition of the
Okeechobee County Schools
chorus groups will continue
with various Christmas carols
to begin the celebration.
The countdown will be
led by Mayor Jim Kirk and the
members of the Okeechobee
City Council, who will also turn
on all the holiday lights in the
city.
Santa Claus will be in the
new city holiday house follow-
ing the lighting ceremony to
visit and take pictures with the
children. Children who have
their photo taken with-Santa


See Holiday - Page 2 ers.


The City Hall Park Christmas tree will be lit up on Tuesday,
Nov. 27, during the Tree Lighting Ceremony which begins
at 5:30 p.m. with the Okeechobee County Schools carol-


amphibious airplanes skimmed
the ocean to reload.
Hundreds of firefighters and
equipment from throughout
the state had been positioned
in Southern California for most.
of the week because of the pre-
dicted winds, which had been
expected to blow most of the
week 'but didn't arrive until late
Friday.
Officials remained wary
despite the decrease in wind
speeds.
The mayor urged residents to
"listen to your radios, go outside


and see which way the wind is
blowing. Stay alert. Stay vigi-
lant."
An estimated 35 homes were
destroyed, and 10,000 to 14,000
people evacuated, said Los An-
geles County Fire Chief P. Mi-
chael Freeman.
The fire broke out along, a dirt
road off a paved highway, and
there did not appear to be power
lines in the area, Freeman said.
Investigators were trying to de-
termine the cause, he said.
See Wildfire - Page 2


Toy shopping



the safe way


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The shopping season is here
and the holidays will be upon
us before you know it. Toy safe-
ty has been an area of high con-
cern recently in the news with
recalls and health concerns
throughout the media.
This holiday season it would
benefit everyone to keep toy
safety concerns in mind, not
only for the known recalled
items but for age, ability, skills
and interest level appropriate-
ness of the intended child.
Typically everyone has
someone on their shopping list
that they do not have regular
contact with. This is when the
age appropriateness and age
guided labels come into play.


The best way to know what
to get a child is to observe the
child and what they like to do in
conjunction with their develop-
mentai'abilities.
While money is always an
issue, it is common that toy
manufacturers hide learning
skills within fun and exciting
toys. These toys are aimed at
making learning fun and 'just
happen' while the children are
playing.
Typically old favorites such
as large balls, blocks and dolls
are usually a safe bet when buy-
ing for smaller children. Some
other key ways to identify the
perfect gift for your special little
one is to follow these sugges-
tions according to the various
See Shopping - Page 2


Agency removes


official from


restoration project


ST. PETERSBURG (AP) -- A
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency official who expressed
concerns about a.proposal re-
lated to the restoration of the
Everglades was removed from
his role in the project, a news-
paper reported Saturday.
Documents obtained by
the St. Petersburg Times
show that Richard Harvey he
was taken off the restoration
project in January after he


told officials about concerns
over a U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers proposal to solve Lake
Okeechobee's pollution woes
by funneling the pollution into
Biscayne National Park..
Harvey was working for
the EPA in 1999 when federal
officials unveiled a plan for re-
storing the Everglades.
Harvey, who retained his
See Everglades - Page 2


Keep your backyard farm safe


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Safety is common sense,
but to have common sense,
you have to know your subject.
New ranchers and farmers ben-
efit from the kind of common
sense that is passed down over
generations of farm families.
Children are first. Give them
chores to do that they CAN do,
in other words, age-appropri-
ate. Small child equals small
animal.
Common sense. Close and
latch gates and doors behind
you. Put tools away when you
stop working for the day. Do
not leave rakes, trowels and
shovels out to be tripped over


later.
The National Agricultural
Safety Database or NASD (pro-
nounced "nazz-dee"), is an
important resource that can
help keep you safe and healthy.
NASD is a collection of infor-
mation about health, safety,
and. injury prevention in agri-
culture with more than 2,000
agricultural safety and health
publications. NASD includes
Occupational Health and Safety
Act (OSHA) and Environmental
Protection Act (EPA) Standards,
Extension publications, ab-
stracts and ordering informa-
tion for Ag safety-related vid-
eos, and references to research
publications from the National


Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH).
NASD also includes materials
in Spanish. Find NASD at this
Web address: http://www.cdc.
gov/nasd/.
Read safety materials on-
line or print them to read at
your convenience andto share
with family and friends. Every-
thing in NASD is contributed
and reviewed by safety special-
ists. NASD is supported by both
the NIOSH and USDA (United
States Department of Agricul-
ture).
You know your farm and its
operations better than anyone
See Safety - Page 2


MaryAnn Morrs/ini -iorlaa
Two school-age children find a good place to play cards on top
of a round bale of hay on an Okeechobee County afternoon.








2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 25, 2007


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presi-
dent Bush extended the Thanks-
giving holiday for a couple of
days, urging Americans on Satur-
day to be grateful for troops who
serve in Iraq and Afghanistan and
for those who lose their lives.
"Giving thanks has been an
American tradition from the be-
ginning," Bush said in his weekly
radio address. "We are grateful
to all our men and women in
uniform who are spending this
holiday weekend far from their
families. We keep them in our
thoughts and prayers. And we
especially remember those who
have given their lives in our na-
tion's defense."


Shopping
Continued From Page 2
ranges: infants; ages 1 to 3; ages
5 to 9; and ages 9 to 14.
Infants include any child from
birth to one year. Gifts for infants
could include: activity quilts;
stuffed animals (without button
noses and eyes); bath toys; soft
dolls; baby swings; cloth books;
and squeaky toys.
Gifts for children ages 1 to 3
could include: books; blocks;
balls; push-and-pull toys; pound-
ing toys; and shape toys.
As children reach the ages 5 to
9 one can purchase: craft materi-
als; jump ropes; puppets; books;
trains and other electric and bat-
tery-operated toys for kids ages 8
-- and over.
Computers; microscopes; .ta-
ble and board games; and sports
equipment (with protective gear
included) are appropriate toys for
children ages 9 to 14. In today's
day, there are computers that are
aimed at younger children. These
'toys' are perfect examples of the
sneaky learning tools that are
made fun for the children.
For children of all ages, adults
should check toys periodically
for breakage and potential haz-
ards. Damaged or dangerous toys
should be repaired or thrown
away.
If buying a toy gun, be sure the
barrel, or the entire gun, is bright-
ly colored so that it's not mistaken
for a real gun.
If you buy a bicycle for any age
child, buy a helmet too, and make
sure the child wears it. Children
should also wear elbow and knee
pads for additional safety while
bike riding, skateboarding, in-line
skating and any other outdoor
game where they could poten-
tially fall down.
You should always read the


Safety
Continued From Page 1
else does. Yet, even common
agricultural operations have their
hazards. Use NASD to become'
better informed about these haz-
ards, and to inform others that
work with you.
Keep fences mended to be
sure your animals do not run
loose. An animal, particularly a
large one, out of the confines of
its pen or paddock gets excited
and can damage property or in-
jure you or others...
Our farm animals have strong
instincts to protect their young
after giving birth the babies are
the most important thing to the
mother animal. She may not be-
have the way you are used to.
Animals can be quite aggressive
after giving birth and may not
allow anyone around her new
baby. For instance, after giving
birth, sows get excited, biting
walls, fences and people. Experi-
enced farmers know this, but the
novice does not.
Talk to your children about
where they like to play on the
farm and why. That will help you
designate safe play areas that
your children will like to play in.
Remember, the more you teach,
the more they learn, and the safer
they are. Children are persistent,
but how many deaths and inju-
ries would be prevented if par-
ents just said no, and stuck to it?
Also, just because a parent took


Bush recalled the story of Lt.
Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL
whom the president posthu-
mously awarded the Medal of
Honor in October. In 2005 in
Afghanistan, Murphy exposed
himself to deadly enemy fire on
the battlefield in order to make
a desperate call for help for his
elite combat team.
"This weekend, we give
thanks for the blessings of young
Americans like Lt. Michael Mur-
phy, who risk their own lives to
keep us safe," the president said.
Bush also noted the contri-
bution of others such as police
officers, firefighters, emergency
responders and community vol-


label on toys that are purchased.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safe-
ty Commission requires toy man-
ufacturers to meet stringent safety
standards and to label certain toys
that could be a hazard for young-
er children. Look for labels that
give age recommendations and
use that information as a guide to
your holiday shopping.
Labels on toys that state "not
recommended for children under
three or contains small parts," are
labeled that way because they
may pose a choking hazard to
children under three.
The Consumer Product Safety
Commission recommends avoid-
ing toys with small magnets for
any child under the age of six.
Magnets can cause serious injury
, or d eath if swallowedd, ........
Toys with sharp edges orpoirits
should be avoided for any child
under the age of 8. Improper use
of projectile toys, such as rockets
or darts, could result in serious
eye injuries. These toys are also
for older children and require ad-
ditional parental supervision.
Always supervise children
when they are using battery char-
gers and adapters which can pose
a burn hazard for children.
Children, especially small chil-
dren typically like the wrapping
on the toy and the box more than
the toy itself. For safety, immedi-
ately discard plastic wrappings on
toys to avoid any choking or suf-
focation.
If you have children of various
ages together, remember to keep
toys appropriate for older children
away from younger children.
Citizens can stay informed of
recalls and warnings by signing
up to receive direct e-mail noti-
fication of recalls at www.cpsc.
gov.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


risks as a child, doesn't mean his/
her child should. Children should
learn from parents' mistakes, not
repeat them.
The North American Guide-
lines for Children's Agricul-
tural Tasks (NAGCAT)," on the
World Wide Web at: http://edis.
ifas.ufl.edu/AE168 will tell you
more about NAGCAT guidelines
through the Florida Extension
publication, "Protecting Children
on the Farm."
Do not exclude anything from
your children's farm education
- animals, feed, chemicals, and
crops. Give them their own areas
for their animals and their own
gardens. 4-H Clubs, available
through you County Agricultural
Extension Serviceare excellent
teaching tools.
Remember, it is often the
simple things that cause the
problems. A screwdriver, after
all, is the most dangerous tool
in the workshop and lawnmow-
ers are responsible for many
accidents around the farm and
home. Make putting together
your own farm safety manual a
family project. Divide your safety
manual according to your crops,
animals, machines and then find
appropriate publications in the
NASD collection.
Learn all you can and practice
it. Keep safe.
Source for this article: small-
farms.ifas.ufl.edu/planning_and_
management/farm_safety.html
MaryAnn Morris may be contacted
at mmorris@newszap.com


unteers who "serve a cause larg-
er than themselves."
"While we were enjoying
our Thanksgiving turkeys, tens
of thousands of these men and
women were on the job," he
said.
In the Democrats' weekly
radio address, retired Army Lt.
Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said he
supports legislation that calls for
most troops to come home with-
in a year. Sanchez was the top
commander in Iraq shortly after
the fall of Baghdad.
This month, the House passed
a $50 billion bill that would pay
for combat operations but sets
the goal that combat end by


Dec. 15, 2008. The White House
threatened to veto the measure,
and Senate Republicans blocked
it from passing.
"The improvements in se-
curity produced by the courage
and blood of our troops have
not been matched by a willing-
ness on the part of Iraqi leaders
to make the hard choices neces-
sary to bring peace to their'coun-
try," Sanchez said. He said the
Democratic-sponsored House
bill "makes the proper prepara-
tion of our deploying troops a
priority and requires the type of
shift in their mission that will al-
low their numbers to be reduced
substantially."


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer will light up the City Hall
Park during and after the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tues-
day, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m.


Holiday
Continued From Page 1
will receive a goody bag.
There will also be refresh-
ments available throughout the
event.
Businesses will also be par-
ticipating in creating the holi-
day spirit by participating in the
third annual Christmas Window
Decorating Contest sponsored by
Okeechobee Main Street.
Participating businesses' win-
dows will be decorated prior to
the lighting ceremony and ready
for judging on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The winner will receive a plaque.
For information on the contest,
contact Karen Hanawalt at (863)
357-MAIN (6246).
The city is accepting dona-
tions toward additional and
replacement decorations to as-
sist them in making the City of
Okeechobee festive during the
holiday season. Checks can
be made payable to the City of
Okeechobee and mailed to Kim
Barnes, City of Okeechobee, 55
S.E. Third Ave., Okeechobee, FL.,
34974. For more information,
contact Kim Barnes at (863) 763-
3372, ext 222.
The citizens of Okeechobee


help make the holiday beautifica-
tion possible.
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce will be holding the
Lighted Christmas Parade on Sat-
urday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5:30
p.m. There will also be a craft
show in Flagler Parks 2 and 3. For
more information about the pa-
rade call (863) 763-6464.
Santa will be making addition-
al appearances in the City Hall
Park on Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec.
3,4,5,6,7, 10, 11, 12, and 13-- all
from 6 until 8 p.m. Children will
receive a goody bag from Santa.
Santa will be in Flagler Park 4
on Dec. 8, following the Chamber
of Commerce Lighted Christmas
Parade, and again on December
14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and
23, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Santa will also be making ap-
pearances by riding around the
city on a fire truck according to
the following schedule: Dec. 20 -
northwest and northeast section;
Dec. 21 - southeast section; and,
Dec. 22 - southwest section.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend the celebration to officially
begin the Christmas season.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


i r Neighbors alerted one an-
W ildfire other, while authorities drove
through Corral Canyon, a neigh-
Continued From Page 1 borhood of about 350 homes,
Another fire broke out Satur- telling people to leave.
day morning in San Diego Coun- Meredith Lobel-Angel, 51,
ty near the town of Ramona and and her husband, Frank Angel,
was 40 percent contained after 54, said they had 15 minutes to
burning 50 acres, said Roxanne leave their split-level home and
Provanik, a spokeswoman for the managed to take little other than
California Department of Forestry some clothes and their laptops.
and Fire Protection. "I ran out on the deck and I
Power lines blown down by just saw a little fire and smoke up
fierce winds caused last month's the canyon on the ridge (about
4,565-acre Canyon Fire in Malibu a mile away)," Frank Angel said.
that destroyed six homes, two "By the time we evacuated it was
businesses and a church. That already over the ridge. It spread
blaze was part of siege of more faster than I've ever seen it."
than 15 Santa And-stoked wild- Carol Stoddard, 48, was told
fires that destroyed more than by firefighters that her home was
2,000 homes, killed 14 people probably gone. The 3,500-square-
and blackened a total of 809 foot, seven-level home was worth
square miles between Los Ange- $2 million.
les County and the U.S.-Mexico Stoddard, a freelancevideogra-
border. pher and photographer, captured
Santa Anas, triggered by high some of the fire's destruction as
pressure over the Great Basin, trees beside her home and her
blow into Southern California collection of 12 uninsured cars
from the north and northeast, burned.
racing down through the can- "I stayed there until I couldn't
yons and passes of the region's breathe and the embers were
east-west mountain ranges and flying everywhere," she said.
out to sea, pushing back the nor- "It was dark and I was standing
mal flow of moist ocean air. around my house. I couldn't see.
Malibu, with homes tucked I couldn't grab enough stuff that
into deep and narrow canyons was of importance like my pass-
along 27 miles of coast on the port.
southern foot of the Santa Monica As a precaution, officials at
Mountains, is prone to Santa Ana- Pepperdine University told its
driven wildfires. Among them students to move to a campus
was a 1993 blaze that destroyed shelter, although the school re-
388 structures, including 268 mained largely empty because of
homes, and killed three people. the holiday weekend.
Saturday's fire burned to the Associated Press writer Noaki
west of the portions of Malibu Schwartz in Los Angeles
that burned in October. contributed to this report.


Country urged to give thanks for troops


Everglades
Continued From Page 1
job as the head of the EPA's
South Florida office, is the lat-
est of five experts who have
been taken off the project. The
other people, all state employ-
ees, had either complained
about funding problems, of-
fered controversial research
or suggested the politicians in
charge weren't listening to the
scientists, the newspaper re-
ported.
The $10 billion Everglades
project was approved by Con-
gress in 2000, but federal fund-
ing has lagged, delaying con-
struction of key components
and driving up the cost.
Last fall, corps officials pro-
posed building a $1 billion un-.
derground pipeline system to
carry off the excess lake water.
In Oct. 2006, Harvey pointed
out the pipeline would be
dumping pollution into canals
flowing into Biscayne National
Park.
In an e-mail to Jim Giattina,
his boss in Atlanta, Harvey said
no one was talking about the
issue of polluted water being
funneled into Biscayne Nation-
al Park until he brought it up.
In January, Giattina wrote
Harvey a long memo that said
he had discussed Harvey's


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Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. The high will be
in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph
increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 60s.


Extended Forecast

Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 60s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Thehigh will be in the mid 80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. The high will be in the mid 80s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. The high will be in the mid 80s.


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comments about the pipeline
with "several representatives"
of other agencies. As a result,
he wrote, Harvey would no
longer serve as the EPA's ex-
pert on any aspect of the Ever-
glades project.
"I believe that your remarks
compromise our ability to have
an effective voice on critically
important matters with regard
to Everglades restoration,"
Giattina said.
Such punishments are hav-
ing a chilling effect on other
government scientists who
"are concerned about voicing
too strong an opinion," and
it could hurt the cause of the
restoration project, said Mark
Perry, co-chair of the Ever-
glades Coalition, an alliance of
45 environmental groups.
State officials said they had
nothing to do with what hap-
pened to Harvey.
Harvey referred all ques-
tions about his ouster to the
EPA regional office in Atlanta.
Telephone messages left at
the offices of the spokespeople
for the EPA and the Florida
Department of Environmen-
tal Protection were not im-
mediately returned Saturday.
An EPA spokeswoman told
the newspaper that regional
administrator Jimmy Palmer
could not comment on a "a
personnel matter."


Sign of the season
These cheerful scarecrows greeted guests at a Thanksgiv-
ing Dinner for the elderly at First Baptist Church.






Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 25, 2007 3


YMS fir
YMS held its first "Girl's Night
Out" for all sixth grade girls on
Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. until Sat-
urday at 8 a.m. This special event
was designated exclusively for
these young ladies and highlights
the importance of having respect
for self and establishing healthy
living habits to ensure a success-
ful future. There were fun activi-
ties, guest speakers, and a fashion
show, as well as late night "pizza
party". This event was a huge
success with more than 50 girls
and over 20 local agencies, busi-
nesses, and individuals involved
through donations. Thank you
to Yearling Guidance Counselor,
Drema Brewer, for organizing the
event!
Early Release Day
Our next Early Release Day
will be Thursday, Nov. 29.
The early release is for stu-
dents only. Employees will work
the regular school day hours. The
purpose of the days is to provide
time for teachers to do academic
planning, attend training, and
conduct parent conferences.
. The Student Early Release Days
are: School hours for these days
will be: 8:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Students will be fed a light
breakfast and a meal prior to'dis-
missal.
Regular bus service (transport-
ing students home) will occur at
the early release dismissal times.
Parents may pick up students at
the early release dismissal times.
Notice to Parents/
Guardians
Our regular school day be-
gins at 8:35 and ends at 3:25. The
duty of the Okeechobee County
school District to reasonably su-


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Students at Yearling Middle School strive for excellence ev-
eryday. Students of the week are (in no particular order) Irfan
Chaudary, Amanda Kenneday, Korey Walters, Alma Armenta,
Edgar Gonzalez, Mark Falkenberg, and Erika Klingler, along
with Mr. Greseth, Mr. Tedders. Keep up the good work.


pervise students is limited to the
time the student is on the premis-
es at his or her school for school
attendance, but no more than
thirty (30) minutes before or after
school begins or ends.
Students are not to be dropped
off at school prior to 7:30 a.m.
unless they are in the morning
tutorial program.
In addition, we sometimes
have school-sponsored activities
scheduled before or after school.
Please drop your child off im-
mediately before and pick them
up promptly after their regularly
scheduled school day or school
activity as no supervision is pro-
vided beyond these times. The
school accepts no, responsibility
for any injuries or incidents that
may occur. before or after the
hours of the regularly scheduled
school day or school activity.
Progress Reports
Progress Reports went home
with students Monday, Nov. 19.
Please take time to go over the


progress reports with your son/
daughter.
According to Okeechobee
County Schools' Pupil Progres-
sion, students must pass five out
of their six classes to meet pro-
motion requirements.
The following Middle School
requirements for students in sixth
or seventh grade this year to be
promoted from middle school to
high school include successful
completion of: 3 year-long cours-
es in English, 3 year-long cours-
es in Mathematics, 3 year-long
courses in Science, 3 year-long
courses in Social Studies, and 1
course in career and education
planning.
A student must earn a pass-
ing grade in three of the four nine
-weeks grading periods to "pass"
a class for eighth grade or "earn a
credit" for sixth or seventh grade.
Tutorial Programs
Yearling Middle School offers
an afternoon tutorial program
on Tuesday and Thursdays


Morning tutorial students are able
to ride the high school bus in the
morning and will be shuttled to
Yearling on Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday mornings only. All
students must sign up in advance
to participate in any tutorial pro-
grams.
Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School (462-
5056) for a detailed explanation
of the program and activities.
The Yearling "B"
Basketball Teams
Boys and Girls Basketball
Teams will be the first team in
action this week. The "B" squad
teams are primarily made up
of sixth and seventh grade stu-
dents. The "B" basketball teams
will travel to Moore Haven on
Wednesday, Nov. 28 and will be
home vs. West Glades on Nov. 29.
All "B" squad basketball games
have the girls starting at 4:30 p.m.
followed by the boys at approxi-
mately 6 p.m.
"B" Girls Basketball Team:
Tekelsha Andrews, Makayla Da-


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of one entree, choice of two
(vegetables, fruit or fruit juice),
choice of whole, reduced fat or
low fat chocolate milk.
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Breakfast: Lunch:
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Community Events

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice will have a special week-long yard sale from Monday,
Nov. 26, until Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. until noon. In addition,
you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful Christmas trees
that are part of the Festival of Trees. Admission to the Festival of
Trees is free. The yard sale will be held outdoors near the Blue Vol-
unteer Building next to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-
1995.

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 arid free to the public. Meet-
ings and topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass Castle,
by Jeanette Wall," and 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. on Thursday,
Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle Benoir," by Christine Conrad. For informa-
tion call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

4-H plans yard sale
The Okeechobee 4-H County Council will be holding a fundrais-
er yard sale on Saturday, Dec 1. The yard sale will be in the parking
lot of Mims Veterinary Hospital at 275 S.W 32nd St., Okeechobee.
The sale will run. from 8 a.m. until noon.

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.

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 spectacular
Tea Cup Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift bas-
kets 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.

Healthy Start meeting slated
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. as part of the board
workshop/meeting. For information, call executive director Kay Be-
gin at (863) 462-5877.



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Community Events

Parenting classes offered
Free parenting classes are held every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School. Classes include topics about chil-
dren from birth to teens. For information or to have an interpreter
available call Lori Jaquith at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-5000, ext.
282.

Festival of Trees scheduled
Hospice of Okeechobee will again sponsor the Festival of Trees.
The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated trees and
other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of Trees and The
Country Store is free. Hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, and
noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The Festival of Trees will be
running from Monday, Nov. 26, until Sunday, Dec. 2. It is held at
the Blue Volunteer Building next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863)
697-1995.

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 U.S. 98. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6469.

Mighty Sprouts to meet
The 4-H 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
U.S. 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.

Mainstreet holds monthly mixer
Okeechobee Main Street's November Mixer will be hosted by
Syble's Flowers and Gifts on Tuesday Nov. 27 from 5 until 7 p.m.
The Mixer will feature the mega 50/50, door prizes and light re-
freshments. The public is invited. Join us at Syble's located at 119
South Parrott Ave. For more information, contact Program Manager
Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Carrie Sue Ayvar will be at Library
Carrie Sue Ayvar, Storyteller and Chautauqua Scholar, will por-
tray, "Doc Anner: Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, 1876-1959" at
the Okeechobee County Library on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. This
program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is
free and open to the public. The Okeechobee Historical Society will
provide old-fashioned refreshments following the program.

Toy drive for Big Lake Missions Outreach
The Old Men Riders are sponsoring a Toy Drive for Big Lake
Missions Outreach by having a 125 mile bike ride around the lake
on Dec. 1. and is asking businesses, churches and individuals to
sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The mon-
ey raised will go to Big Lake Missions Outreach. We will meet in
the movie theatre parking lot at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene
Rodenberry at (863) 610-1841 or Big Lake Missions Outreach at
(863) 763-5725.

Hospice offers lunch to medical staff
Hospice of Okeechobee will be serving lunch to all medical staff
in Okeechobee on Thursday Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
event is free and lunch will be served at the Festival of Trees at the
Blue Volunteer Building next to The Hamrick Home on 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Your Hometown Hospice staff would like to thankyou for
all that you do to help those in need of medical care in our commu-
nity. To RSVP, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

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.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.
Monday
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information
call (863) 634-4780.'
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome.
For more information please contact Karen Graves at (863) 763-
6952.
Nicotine Anonymous (NICA)is starting a new club with meet-
ings to be held at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E.,
Suite K, on Mondays from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call
Steve Condit Sr. at (863) 801-3110.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our 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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, 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.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.


Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 25, 2007


OPINION








Packing house inspectors to oversee citrus fruit shipments I ales:


By Wayne T. Price all-important busy season for fruit
MELBOURNE (AP) -- Just as shippers. Growers say between
Florida's fruit shippers are en- 50 percent and 75 percent of their
tering their busy period, they've reThanksgivingil sales are made between
been saddled with some addition- Thanksgiving and Christmas.
al scrutiny" full-time government ange and grapefruit for juices,
inspectors in the packinghouses, while the majority of higher-end
checking citrus for signs of canker fruit, such as the zipper-skin tan-
blemishes. gerines and navel oranges, are
It's not that the U.S. Depart- mainstays of gift-fruit packages
ment of Agriculture inspectors are that find their way all over the
unwanted, but ... United States.
"I know they're just doing their Donna Garren, executive vice
job," said Jim Harvey, an owner president of the Orlando-based
of Harvey's Groves in Rockledge Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Associa-
one of Brevard County's major tion, said she expects 2.5 million
fruit shippers. "But it certainly is boxes of fruit to be sent as gifts
inconvenient." this year, about the same as last
Fruit growers and shippers year. A fruit box holds about 90
like Harvey's are expected to be pounds of oranges of 85 pounds
steadily busy between now and of grapefruit.
Dec. 12, the deadline for order- That's a standard production
ing fruit and gift baskets to ensure measurement in the citrus indus-
Christmas delivery, try. Individual boxes of fruit that
Thanksgiving through Christ- customers order as gifts generally
mas, as it is for other retailers, is an weigh much less.

SFWMD helicopters keep watch


WEST PALM BEACH -- Every
day, an average of four to five he-
licopter missions are completed
by the South Florida Water Man-
agement District flight operations
team, totaling more than 3,000
hours of flight time each year and
1,600 individual missions. More
than 85 percent of these flights are
devoted to Everglades research,
data collection, maintenance of
thousands of miles of canals and
flood control structures, regula-
tory inspections, water quality
monitoring, vegetation manage-
ment and 'other field support
initiatives critical to the District's
mission.
A fleet of three helicopters and
a seasoned crew of five pilots


streamline the agency's federally-
mandated environmental resto-
ration and research initiatives. In
most cases, the flights provide
access to environmentally sensi-
tive areas and landing sites too
remote or impractical to reach
by land. During the height of the
drought this summer, many criti-
cal sites within Lake Okeechobee
became unreachable even by air-
boat because of low water and
vegetation overgrowth. Water
quality monitoring and invasive
plant control efforts could only
be achieved through flight opera-
tions.
"As stewards of the Everglades,
the State of Florida is among the
nation's most aggressive states


The USDA inspectors in the
packinghouses, while a bit of an
inconvenience to growers, actu-
ally should benefit the state citrus
industry, said Andrew Meadows,
a spokesman for the Florida Cit-
rus Mutual.
The USDA just issued a rule
change allowing untainted fresh
citrus from Florida groves where
inspectors might have found can-
ker to be shipped to most states in
the nation.
But, previously, if a canker had
been found in a grove, then the
entire fruit from the grove would
be barred from shipping.
The new regulations allow
for the shipment of."asymptom-
atic" fresh citrus fruit to non-citrus
producing states in the domestic
market.
In addition, grove certification
no longer will be required for the
shipment of fresh Florida' fruit.
Instead, a qualified sample will
be taken from each load and in-

oyer the 'glades
when it comes to the sheer vol-
ume of environmental data col-
lected, and the need for accuracy
in our research validates the need
for helicopter transportation to
these remote areas," said SFW-
MD Chief Pilot Michael Piccone.
"It is imperative that samples
from monitoring sites be returned
to District labs for analysis imme-
diately, so the use of District heli-
copters is the only way to ensure
timely, reliable data."
Federal law mandates that
the SFWMD conduct research,
environmental monitoring and
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spected by USDA inspectors at the
packinghouse.
Fruit that is found to have
canker symptoms will not be
shipped.
About 10 percent of Florida
citrus goes to fresh channels, with
the remainder processed into
juice, according to the Florida Cit-
rus Mutual.
Canker is a bacterial disease
that ruins the appearance of citrus
skin. Florida has been struggling
with the current round of canker
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Last year, the USDA banned
Florida citrus growers from ship-
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citrus-producing states Arizona,
California and Texas if canker had
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Those prohibitions still are re-
main in effect.
Still, the new regulation "frees
up a lot of fruit for shipping,"
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to help local members of the communities. Mechele Day
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to raise this money.


Obituaries


Oveta Williams
Oveta Williams, 89, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
November, 24, 2007 at the
Okeechobee Health Care Facil-
ity. She was born May 22, 1918
in Avon Park, to Mose and Dol-
ly Thomas. She was a member
of the Fountain of Life Church
and has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1949.
She is preceded in death by
her parents; brothers, Robert,
Hubert and Monroe Thomas;
sisters, Ovida Rhymes and Bea-
trice Prescott.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Leon Williams; son, Ro-
vert (Laverne) Williams, and
brother, Oscar Thomas all of
Okeechobee. In addition she
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na of Vero Beach, and Daph-
anie (Jeff) Linville of Kountze,
Texas; 10 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great grand-
children.
Visitation will be held Mon-
day, November 26, 2007 from
4 until 7 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday,
November 27, at the Fountain
of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32
Street (Durrance Road) at 11
a.m. and interment will follow
in Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor
Joe Bishop will officiate the
service. Friends may sign the
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As we grow older, there are some
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family should know and discuss,
even if they are difficult.
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of health issues and might not be
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used to. Making an advance care
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your family about what might
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make decisions about your own
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religious requirements. Getting
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letting people know what you
want at the end of your life can
help you feel more in control and
give you peace of mind as you go
about living your life.
"An advance care plan is a
good idea for all adults, regardless
of their medical history. Discuss-
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the burden if the situation does
arise," says Clyde Yancy, M.D.,
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in decisions about their medical
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Countdown to Christmas


Annual Christmas
cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold its annual Christmas cookie
sale on Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. in the fellowship hall. For in-
formation contact Anne Brough at
(863) 763-4228, or Betsy Cheney
at (863) 357-0465.
Annual Christmas
window contest
The Okeechobee Main Street
3rd annual window decorating
contest will get under way soon.
Businesses will need to have win-
dows decorated before the City's
Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov.
27. Judging will be held on Dec. 8.
The winner will receive a plaque.
For information, call Okeechobee
Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN
(6246).

Christmas Parade
is 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,
Scall (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 in-
formation, call Stephanie at (863)
763-4017 or (863) 634-9386.

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.


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)
763-3372.

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 ring-
ers at different businesses during
the holiday season. If you would
like to be a bell ringer or find out
more information, call Reverend
Jim Dawson at (863) 447-2715.

OREA selling
ornaments
The Okeechobee Retired
Educators Association Christmas
ornaments 'are on sale. Orna-
ments are 24 karat gold on brass.
On sale are the 2006 ornament
- First Brick School, and 2007 or-
nament - Southland Hotel. Each
ornament is numbered, limited
edition. A certificate includes his-
torical information. Ornaments
are $15 each. All funds go to their
scholarship fund. To purchase
ornaments call Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763-8865; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Paulette
Whipple at (863) 467-2487.

Moose Legionnaires
hold fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut
fundraiser for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and
catalogs may be picked up at the
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave.,
see Paul at the Lodge, 159 N.W.
36th St., (863) 763-4954, or call
Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chair-
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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last

*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Don't think about work or school
today. Enjoy time with friends or do
something that is comforting and
fun. A relationship may be running
hot and cold. Don't stir things up.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
With a little thought, time and effort
you can improve your financial sit-
uation. Someone you feel respon-
sible for will have some interest-
ing, helpful ideas. Emotional mat-
ters can be resolved if you discuss
what's wrong.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Don't let things go array just be-
cause you are being difficult or
overprotective or indulgent. Be fair.
Don't lead someone on. If you are
already in a relationship or you just
want something from someone, be
honest about it.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Do things that will please you or
pick up little gifts for the people
you love the most. Now is a great
time to share your thoughts and to
express your love and admiration.
Passion and playfulness will lead to
a very romantic evening.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go
on a spending spree or entertain
friends who can also help you at
professional levels. A love inter-
est is apparent and, if you are with
someone special, you can make a
promise that will bring you closer
together.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Someone may upset you today if
you take what's said to heart. Be
ready to accept criticism if you are
going to dish it out. Overreacting
will lead to trouble and changes at
home or in your personal life. Be
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*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An
old friendship can be renewed or
a great idea brought to life again.
Take action and stop procrasti-
nating or, before you know it, you
will be saying could-of, would-of,
should-of.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
You may be feeling worried about
money matters but put that aside
today and do something cost-effi-
cient with those you love and enjoy
the most. Money will find its way to
you through mysterious ways when
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*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
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seat if someone decides to ques-
tion your whereabouts or wants to
know how you really feel about him
or her. You can make this a turning
point in your personal life. Answer
honestly. 3 stars
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
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ing or you will disappoint some-
one who has been waiting to spend
some time with you. It won't be
worth your while to try to get away
with something - you will be
caught. A good idea will develop
from an unexpected source.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Make some changes at home. This
is a perfect time to lay your cards
on the table or talk about your fu-
ture intentions. A promise can be
made and a contract drawn up that
will'satisfy all parties concerned.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Don't let your emotions lead you in
the wrong direction. Let go of the
past and stop trying to turn a situ-
ation into something it's not. Make
things happen that are positive and
forward-thinking.
� 2007 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


At the Movies


The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov.
23, through Thursday, Nov. 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Enchanted" (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.
Theatre III - "Mr. Magori-
um's Wonder Emporium" (G)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m.. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


Dear Abby



Keep cell phone conversations private


*DEAR ABBY: While dining
out these past couple of weeks,
I have noticed something trou-
bling. I have overheard several
elderly people talking very loudly
on their cell phones and giving
out personal information.
I overheard one woman from
across the restaurant tell some-
one on the other end where
her checkbook and deposit
slips were located and repeat
her account number. She even
revealed her account balance.
(There was well over $11,000
in her checking account alone.)
Abby, anyone could have fol-
lowed that woman home and
robbed her blind.
Please print this as a reminder
to everyone - but especially the
elderly - that conversations like
this should be conducted in a
private setting, away from prying
ears. This has happened the last
three times I have dined out, and
I'm concerned for their safety. -
- Jamie in Sellersburg, Ind.
DEAR JAMIE: Thanks for
the warning. Because we live


Today in

History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Nov. 25, the
329th day of 2007. There are 36
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History.
On Nov. 25, 1783, the British
evacuated New York, their last mil-
itary position in the United States
during the Revolutionary War.
On this date:
In 1963, the body of President
Kennedy was laid to rest at Arling-
ton National Cemetery.
Five years ago: President
Bush signed legislation creating
the Department of Homeland Se-
curity, and appointed Tom Ridge
to be its head.
Thought for Today: "To be
free is to have achieved your life."
-- Tennessee Williams, American
playwright (1911-1983).


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


"BAR EXAM" By
GAIL GRABOWSKI
ACROSS
1 Man
5 Isn't perfect
9 Former JFK
lander
12 Pampers
19 Spread on the
table
20 One stuck in a
corner
21 Regulus'
constellation
22 Bird watcher's
whisper
23 1982 #1 hit
mostly written
by Paul
McCartney
26 Singer?
27 Place to
practice driving
28 Reputation
29 Of service
30 Stage draws
34 1986 Pulitzer-
winning
Western novel
39 Basketball
scoreboard nos.
42 Oversight
44 Corporate heavy
45 Mr. Rogers
46 Marmalade
ingredient
49 Common
source of
college funding
50 Bank posting
51 Stock phrase
52 "_ the fields
we go ..."
53 Trap, with "in"
54 Went from first
to second, say
57 Storage closet
59 Central
60 Not as spicy
61 Met for dinner,
e.g.
62 Eschew humility
64 Bizarre
65 Pre-commercial
admonition
70 Backless
furniture
71 Columbia
player
72 J.Lo, for one
75 Pooh-pooh
78 The younger
Hardy boy
79 Fleming
specialty
81 Took to task
82 Small amount
83 JFK watchdog
84 Watchful
85 Stress-free
86 Fulfilled
87 Igneous rock,
once
89 Tuscaloosa's st.
90 Pretend to be
93 Love poetry
Muse


94 Three times, in
Rx's
95 Sign of affection
98 Railroad car
101 Group for ones
in labor?
102 Any of four
English
galleries
104 Parlor pieces
108 Hide seeker
111 1-95 corridor
area
115 United way?
116 Disappoint, with
"down"
117 Peddle
118 Elder, for one
119 Early assembly-
line cars
120 One way to
cook
121 Aches
122 Bar found at the
end of this
puzzle's seven
longest answers
DOWN
1 Busy type
2 Island off
Tuscany


3 It could be a
sign
4 Patio hangers
5 Memorable
time
6 Director
Howard
7 Casting need
8 Peel
9 Aid for a ref's
review
10 Wooed, the old-
fashioned way
11 Top, e.g.
12 Made-to-order
13 Best cases
14 Hot
15 Did a smithy's
job
16 Sushi fish
17 Pod opening
18 Get a load of
24 Even so
25 First person you
see at some
fine restaurants
29 Not mint
31 It's brewed with
top-fermenting
yeast
32 Box cutter,
perhaps


33 One may be in
front of a skier
35 Final
36 Speak formally
37 One with a poll
position
38 Checked out
39 Nebraska
tribe
40 Brook
swimmer
41 Drained
43 Old atlas abbr.
47 Home planet of
Jar Jar Binks
48 Punished, in a
way
50 "Mayberry_"
53 Pot-splitting
poker game
54 Thin opening
55 "Not at all!"
56 David
Letterman, for
one
58 Duds
59 Bud
60 Vegetarian
course
63 Campaign
64 Reporter's
question


66 The first one, 91 Prepare, as
bought by the new students
Bulova Watch 92 Maestro's
Co. for $9, ran collection
on 7/1/1941 96 Twofold
67 Take care of 97 Like many
loose ends? peanuts
68 Ring-shaped 99 Key that takes
reef you back
69 Use as a home 100 Best-seller
73 Coward's lack subtitled "The
74 Venue for vows Saga of an
75 Post office need American
76 Libertarian Family"
Party founder 103 Covetous
David feeling
.77 Amdrican _, 105 Casino game
Massachusetts 106 Like Columbus,
state tree often
78 Elite flier 107 One of AA's
80 Page of music twelve
81 Jazz technique 108 Cap with a
82 It causes pompom
adrenaline to be 109 Orinoco, e.g.
released 110 Dull ending
83 Behind 111 Sitcom E.T.
86 Have in mind voiced by Paul
87 Hostess Perle Fusco
88 Seemingly 112 Links gadget
forever 113 B&B
90 Foreign 114 Int.-earning
correspondent? investments


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AiRLANE LET VEND TREE

11/25/07


in an era in which identity theft
has become rampant, it's more
important than ever to safeguard
personal and financial informa-
tion. What you have described
should never be discussed in
a public place where it can be
overheard. The next time it hap-
pens, approach the talker and
explain that you heard the con-
versation clearly - and the next
person who eavesdrops could
take him or her to the cleaners.
Identity theft can take years to
straighten out and recover from
- and there are far happier and
more stress-free ways to spend
one's final years.

*DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-
old boy with a twin sister. We
have always shared a room.
Because I'm her twin brother,
my sister trusts me and isn't shy
about undressing in front of me.
She has a very attractive body,
and I'm ashamed to say this, but
I'm starting to have the wrong
kind of feelings when I see her
- if you know what I mean.


Under the circumstances, I don't
think we should be sharing a
room anymore.
We have a 16-year-old step-
sister who lives with us. She has
her own room, but she and my
sister don't get along. I think it
would be more appropriate for
them to share a room since we
don't have an extra bedroom.
If I say this, it'll just look like I
want my own room unless I tell
everybody the reason, which I'm
too ashamed to do.
I try to force myself to look
the other way, but sometimes I
can't resist looking even though I
know it's wrong. What can I do?
- Ashamed in Denver
DEAR ASHAMED: Please
stop feeling ashamed. You are
maturing right on schedule. The
time has come to have a frank
talk with an adult male relative
about this. This could be your fa-
ther, your stepfather, an uncle, a
grandparent - depending upon
the makeup of your family. Be-
lieve me, they will understand.
I agree there should be some


changes in your household.

DEAR ABBY: I work for my
brother-in-law and recently was
doing some work on his com-
puter when I found some nude
pictures. The pictures were of
women I happen to know, and
they appear to have been taken
by him while he was touching
them.
Should I forget what I saw,
or leave and look for a new job?
Should I confront him or tell my
sister? What would you do about
this, Abby? - Anonymous in
New York
DEAR ANONYMOUS: I
would tell my sister in a New
York minute what I had seen.
Then I'd quit my job and look for
another one. And that's what I'd
strongly recommend you do.
Dear Abby is written by Abi-
gail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline Phil-
lips. Write Dear Abby at www.
DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 25, 2007 9


Let's Dance!


Do you like to dance? Some kids
dance as part of physical education at
school. Some take lessons in a
particular kind of dance. Most of us
love to dance at home with our
families.
Moving around to music can lift
your spirits and put a smile on your
face. It's also good for you - it's a fun
kind of exercise.
What is dance?
Dance is the movement of the body
in a rhythmic, or regular and
repeating, way. Dancing is usually
done to music, which gives us a beat
and a tempo, or speed.
Animal dance
It's not only
humans who .
animals . !
perform
dances to
attract . , -
mates. For . . - -
example, " '
some spiders wave their legs to attract
mates. A male prairie chicken, above, and
-many other birds will show their feathers
proudly and prance for the females.


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All the following jokes have something in common. -
Can you guess the common theme or category? _ .t


Suzanne: What is a bank robber's favorite
dance?
7 Gelsey: The vaults!

Vaslav: What music is a computer most
likely to dance to?
Margot: Disk-o!


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Words that remind us of dancing are hidden in the block below.
Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find: LESSONS, MUSIC, RHYTHMIC,
TEMPO, MOVEMENT, ANIMALS, KINESTHETIC, LEARNING,
SCHOOL, STUDIO, DANCE, BALLET, TAP, CAREER,
PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHER, ANALYZE, SHOE, FUN.
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Mini Spy...
Mini Spy and her friends are dancing in "The Nutcracker."
See if you can find: * ice cream sundae * question mark
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S / / ' ' 0 ' / 01 i *fox
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@1 * number 3
e elf head
* shark
* musical note
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* ice cream cone
* number 8
* word MINI


These kids in Covington,
Ky., are making rhythm
and patterns with their
feet. They are learning
clogging steps.
"' Clogging is related to tap
� dancing. It developed in
the mid-1800s in the
southeastern United
States.

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Moving toward learning
Many experts believe that people
learn better through kinesthetic
(kin-es-THET-ic), or movement,
education. For some kids, this type of
learning works better than just reading
a book or listening to a teacher.
For instance, one dance teacher in
Rhode Island worked with English
and history teachers to develop a unit
about the Holocaust during World War
II. The kids researched the subject.
Then they each choreographed
(KOR-e-uh-grafd), or designed, a
dance to share what they had learned.


Learning to dance
Today, many public schools are
required to teach dance. At some
schools, dance is taught as part of
physical education, or gym. At
others, it's part of art.
However teachers use dance, it
helps students with many parts of
learning. For example, it:
* teaches physical fitness.
* helps kids learn to create.


Taking lessons
Kids and adults who want to take
dance lessons can find them in
many places.
* Dance studios might specialize
in one kind of dance, or they might
offer classes in several different
styles, such as ballet, tap, jazz and
modern dance.
* School classes in physical
education or art may include dance
lessons.
* Museums, YMCAs and dance
camps offer classes for all ages.
* Many counties and cities have
recreation programs that include
dance instruction.
* Arts councils or groups in many
states will include dance lessons in
their programs.


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o TM Rookie Cookie's Recipe

SRoasted Baby Carrots
This makes a quick and easy fall vegetable dish.
You'll need:
* 1 (16-ounce) bag of baby carrots, washed and dried
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper (optional)
What to do:
1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
2. Toss carrots, oil and spices in a broiler pan.
3. Spread the carrots in a single layer; roast for 12 minutes.
4. Shake the pan several times and roast for 10 to 12
minutes more. Carrots are done when they are tender and
slightly browned.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
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Meet Maria Sangiolo
Maria Sangiolo has recently released
her third CD for kids, "Under the Mystic
S , Sea." She wrote and recorded this music
after seeing lessons about the ocean from
her daughter's third-grade class.
Maria said she wanted "to inspire
children and their families to find small
Sways that they can make a difference for
' . . the planet in their own homes and lives." '
. Maria grew up in Stoughton, Mass. She
� took violin lessons in elementary and
middle school. In high school she took
guitar and voice lessons. After college, she
sang in a group that performed during the Christmas season. She
also began writing and singing her own music.
Maria has also recorded four CDs of folk music for adults. She
and her husband and his brother own a restaurant in Pomfret,
Conn., where musicians perform.
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Pfrm The Min Page 0 2007 UneSa Pe s Sdicate


Put on Your Dancing Shoes


Dancing for life
People who loved to dance as kids
often go on to find careers in dance.
But you don't have to be a famous
ballerina to have a job that involves
dance.
"There's something for everybody
who loves dance," one expert told us.
For example, choreographers plan
dance movements. Researchers
study the benefits or history of
dance. Teachers help young kids and
adults learn to be better dancers.
Someone who wanted his or her own
business might open a
dance studio.
Newspaper reporters
might write
reviews
of dance
performances.
Many universities offer programs
for those who do want to dance
professionally.
Even people h:ho go on to other
careers might continue to dance as a
hobby: for fitness and relaxation.

The Mini Page thanks Jane Bonbright,
executive director of the National Dance
Education Organization, and Roxanne
Higbee of Dancerz Unlimited in Overland
Park, Kan., for help with this issue.


* gives kids a chance to perform.
* teaches them how to analyze,
or examine, a subject.
* can help kids understand math,
science, history and other subjects.
* helps them improve self-esteem
and decision-making.
* can help kids learn to focus and
improve their self-control.


A dance
instructor
works
with a
student
on her
form.


Sites to see:
New York City Ballet,
www.nycballet.com/families/families.html
Royal Academy of Dance, London,
www.radacadabra.org/index.php


Look in your newspaper for articles about
dance. Are there any dance performances
coming up for the holiday season?
Next week, The Mini Page is about holiday
gifts of yourself.


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The Mini Page Staff
Betty Debnam - Contributing Editor
Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor
Lucy Lien - Associate Editor
Wendy Daley - Artist


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G=s Goodsports Report

Supersport: Kevin Love
Height: 6-10 Birthdate: 9-7-88
Weight: 260 Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
College basketball fans haven't seen a lot of Kevin Love yet.
' They will soon, and the reaction will be mixed.
, Followers of the UCLA Bruins are going to love him. And
Bruin opponents most likely will hate to face him. The 6-10
freshman is expected to make an early impact on a Bruins
team that figures to contend for the national championship.
As a high school senior, Love was named National Player of the Year by six
organizations after averaging 26.8 points and 14.5 rebounds. He finished with
2,628 career points, breaking a 50-year high school scoring record in the state
of Oregon.
Love grew up with an older brother and younger sister and is following in
the footsteps of his father, Stan Love, a former NBA player. Other high-profile
figures in his family include an aunt, Kathleen Hearst, who is in the Triathlon
Hall of Fame, and an uncle, Mike Love, a featured singer with the Beach Boys.
UCLA coach Ben Howland is glad Kevin chose to play basketball, and now
he's hoping to show Bruins opponents some tough Love.


Mikhail: Why can't cows dance gracefully?
Rudolph: Because they have two left feet!

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These kindergartners are practicing some ballet steps at their dance studio. They are
also working on a holiday tap performance.


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Employmen


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

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


Emlymn
Meica 'Il


Empoyen
Meical


Busy Doctor's Office
in need of Medical Assistant
(MA), front desk and nurse
Please fax resume to (863) 357-4539


SWe have your Home s_
Improvement needs!

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(" 513 S.W Park Street * (863) 763-7131


Announcements


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
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for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
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Advertiser assumes responsi-
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and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
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insert above the copy the word
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These classifications are
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Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
.advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service - we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



QUAKER PARROT- Green,
blue, yellow, ring on leg, vic
of Capt. Henry Dr.
(239)839-2721
SHELTIE - F Looks like collie.
Hwy. 68 E. & NE 48th Ave.
(Hilolo Rd.). on 11/18. 863-
34-4713 or 772-766-1815


CLEAN UP
Will pick up your junk!
Heavy & Farm Equipment-will
pay CASH. Call Michael @
* (863)634-4780
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.

Imelopent


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



DRIVER WANTED : Needed
Chauffer to drive legally blind
Okee man during daylight
hours. 7 days a wk. Can hire
separate drivers: 1 -wk/days &
1 -wk/ends. Criminal & good
driving record checked. Call
Don of Oakland Farms
863-467-2930 for info & appt.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
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
it sounds too good to be
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
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance loll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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English/Spanish needed.
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Fax resume
to (863)357-2991 or apply at
FCHC, 1100 N. Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
-PATIENT ACCT.
SUPERVISOR-
Patient accounting exp in an
automated environment,
computer skills, and 2 yrs
mgmt necessary. Bilingual
pref. Competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Fax resume
to (863)357-2991 or apply at
Florida Community Health
Centers, 1100 N. Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee, FL.
hr@fchcinc.org. EOE/DFWP
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sold, advertise In the
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(2) P/T Positions
Excellent computer, phone &
organizational skills a MUST.
Some weekends required.
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is required. $28.25-$30.15/hr
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A/C SERV TECH needed.
Dependable, Clean DL, Good
Pay, Benefits, 401 K,Min
3 yrs exp. EOE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391



A 120 bed skilled
nursing facility is seeking
a person to supervise and
direct the housekeeping
and laundry team. Must
have housekeeping
supervisory experience.
JOIN A WINNING TEAM
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CARE CENTER
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561-924-5561
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FOOD SERVICE-COOK
Immediate opening at
Okeechobee Juvenile
Correctional Facility.
Institutional cooking and
hands-on experience w/good
math skills preferred.
Competitive Wages & Benefits.
Must pass background ck &
drug screen.
Call 863-357-9922
ask for kitchen & speak
to Ms. Collins
EOE




HIRING
DAYTIME &
EVENING
SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Min. 1 yr. exp.

COOK
$12-$15
to start

Apply in person
between
9am- 1pm

-SALES MANAGER-
Local building company seeks
Sales Manager. Must have
proficient computer skills in-
cluding C.A.D. Minimum 10
years construction industry ex-
perience. Excellent interper-
sonal and presentation skills.
Strong written and verbal
skills. Financing and estimat-
ing knowledge a plus.
Send resume to R0. Box 991,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classllfeds.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
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.


DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS - HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
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er In the classifieds


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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DOG BOX - Custom built. $300
(863)467-7197


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


WANTED TO BUY
Glassware, Porcelain &
Pottery.
Collections of all kinds.
Just call Diana & ask!
(863)467-8408
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Rentals



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



BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/ 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
(863)634-1822.
OKEECHOBEE - 2BR, 1BA,
$625/mo, $525 sec dep.
(772)260-1765
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878


Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month Fi, First,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately
Call (863) 801-3133


BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 1/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1000
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
561-346-3620
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
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OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, Washer &
Dryer, 6 mo or 1 yr lease,
$750/mo, $1600 to move in.
Great location. 907 SW 2nd
Ave (863)634-0512
ON CANAL, 3BR, 2BA,
available December 1st. Call
(606)875-6270
ON THE CANAL - 3 BR, 2 BA
Fenced yard. $1000. mo.
(248)672-1528
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sen it In the
classlfleds.

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OFFICE SPACE
* Downstairs
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
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE FOR LEASE
2,000 sq. ft. Excellent
location, ready to occupy.
Call for info (863)634-3040
or (863)467-9608


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



SEASONAL ONLY - Waterfront
Houses. Immaculate. Fully
furnished. New construction.
(765)348-8270


Delightful 2/1 furnished
with a large screen
porch that overlooks
Taylor Creek.
Quiet and Secure on
private peninsula.
$800 month.

863-697-1280

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Sen your used Items In
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Real Estate
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/,
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State,-
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


DIXIE RANCH - 1 acre, 208 x
208. Big oak trees. Hi & Dry.
7 mis from town off 87th Ct.,
2nd lot in on the right.
$50,000. (561)968-0468
NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
NEWLY RENOVATED - 4/3, all
new inside & out, must see!
In Okee Estates. 2100 sq ft.
$210,000 (863)634-6186
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
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
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Foreign Cars 4030
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Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS- HAULING
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Community Events


Red Cross class dates slated
The Okeechobee American Red Cross wtll be offering the fol-
lowing classes in December at their Branch office: Thursday, Dec.
6 - First Aid Basics at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Infant/Child CPR
at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 - Adult CPR at 6 p.m. To register or for
more information call (863) 763-2488.

Church holds cookie sale
TheOkeechobee Presbyterian church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold its annual Christmas cookie sale on Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the fellowship Hall. For more information contact Anne
Brough (863) 763-4228 or Betsy Cheney (863) 357-0465.

Annual golf tournament planned
Communities In Schools/Police Athletic League will sponsor
their eighth annual golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event
will be held at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $45 per
person or $180 per team. There will be awards and prizes given to
teams finishing first, eighth and next.to last. There will also be a
chicken and barbecue ribs lunch. Hole and tee sponsorships are
still available. For information, call (863) 462-5863 or (863) 697-
6541

Radio club has guest 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. Par-
rott Ave. Okeechobee. Anyone who is interested in weather warn-
ings is welcome to attend. For information Call Harry Robbins at
(863) 467-7454.

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

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 pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers 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 appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

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.
floridasac.org.

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

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 employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.

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 contactGene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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.


Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and
are good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be pur-
chased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863)
462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our commu-
nity.

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 communi-
cate well with the public and should be able to seek support from
city and county officials, business executives and other organiza-
tions. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for
information.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30
p.m.

Group providing animal rescue
Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee is currently pro-
viding rescue, pick up and transport of sick, injured, orphaned or
otherwise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged
to give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than hap-
py to help you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
The U.S.. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee is seek-
ing new members to become involved in the Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of
men and women who actively support recreational boating safety
and other Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, admin-
istration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and
rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

Huckabee supporters to meet
Are you a Mike Huckabee supporter? Huckabee supporters are
going to meet as a local group. Go to www.meetup.com for informa-
tion, For information call (863) 634-3525 or (863) 801-1414.


Countdown to Christmas


Auxiliary sponsors
Toys for Tots
The Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W.
Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge
is sponsoring a Toys for Tots
program. This will be for our
local children; Buckhead Ridge
and Okeechobee. New toys
may be dropped off at V.F.W.
Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge.
No clothing please. For infor-


mation, call Annie at (863)
357-0467.

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'Tis the season that some call
"silly" in the world of golf. How-
ever, there is nothing silly about
spending time with those you
love. Professional golfers spend
much of their time on the road,
away from their families. That's
why many of the greatest golfers
in the world will be playing with
their sons this week at the Del
Webb Father/Son Challenge at
.Champions Gate in Orlando.
Bernhard Langer will be there
to defend the title with his son
Stefan. Other popular fathers and
sons include Raymond and Rob-
ert Floyd, Greg and Gregory Nor-
man, and Lee and Daniel Trevino.
The Langers have won the event
two years in a row.
"If everything goes well, we
should be in contention for a few
years because he's (Stefan) going


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to get better, and hopefully I don't
get a lot worse," Bernhard Langer
said after last year's victory.
Other fan favorites playing
will be Mark and Shaun O'Meara,
Tom and David Kite, Vijay and
Qass Singh and Billy and Bobby
Casper.
David Duval will be making


his Father/Son debut playing with
stepson Deano Karavites. Tom
Lehman will also be playing for
the first time in the event with his
son, Thomas.
Believe it or not, this will be
the first event that Greg Norman
will be playing in for 2007. His
last competitive round was in last
year's Father/Son!
Another fan favorite, Fuzzy
Zoeller will be playing, but he will
be the only player in the field play-
ing with a daughter, Gretchen.
This team played in the Father/
Son two years ago and finished
18th. Gretchen, who is 23, played
at College of Charleston graduat-
ing in.2006.
Perhaps the most popular
player of all, the King himself,
Arnold Palmer will return with
his grandson Sam Saunders. The


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Eddie Accardi Dodge Soccer Team
Eddie Accardi Dodge sponsors Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Soccer Team for ages
12 and under division. Team players are, Nicholas Kielbasa, Zachary Kielbasa, Saul Rios,
Hannah Raulerson, Angel Alvarez, Tyler Milrot, Abrahan Baltazar, Hailey Greeson, Omar
Jimenez, Ernesto Sanchez, Taylor Trent, C.J. Sheffield, Ryanne Lewis, Brittany Milrot and
Samantha Rebollo. Coaches are Hank Raulerson, Chris Sheffield, and Rick Kielbasa.


Porter prepares for homecoming


event benefits the Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children in Orlando.
The teams will be competing
for a purse of just over $1 million
and the Willie Park Trophy. Park
won the British Open four times
(1860, 1863, 1866 and 1875) and
his son, Willie, Jr., won twice
(1887 and 1889).
"To lift the trophy with your
son in front of your family makes
it even more special. It's the only


event I know of where you can
play with your son in the same
tournament on live TV," Bernhard
Langer said.
NBC will televise the event on
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2:30 - 4:30
p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 3
until 6 p.m.
Better yet, the Father/Son is a
great opportunity to get up close
to the best players to have played
the game. A season pass which


is good for all four days (Nov.
29 - Dec. 2) is only $50. A daily
ticket is $20. There are also pack-
ages available that include vouch-
ers to play at Champions Gate or
that include hospitality (food and
drink).
To purchase tickets, call the
Deb Webb Father/Son Challenge
tournament office at (866) 871-
6337 or visit www.delwebbfather-
son.com.


By sarah Larimer visit his former team.
Associated Press Writer "It's Joey Porter," Dolphins
DAVIE (AP) --When linebacker defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday
Joey Porter played for Pittsburgh, said. "I'm sure he'll be fired up
his teammates say he \ e-I'ci F "� tOha.e a lot to say."
them' to his home for Ibl i ;'bWp ,.prmer teammates agreed,
dinners, provided a spark in the saying they were prepared ,for
locker room and was a friend to Porter's fiery trash talk.
anyone on the Steelers' roster. "There's going to be some
Of course, that history likely trash talking. I don't know if
won't completely silence Porter's Joey's got that much firepower,
famous mouth Monday night, them being 0-10," Steelers' line-
when his winless Miami Dolphins backer Larry Foote said. "I know


he wants to come back and prove
that he can still play and have a
great game."
Said cornerback Deshea
Townsend: "It will be fun to see.
It's going be good to see him. I'm
sure he will have something up
his sleeve for this week."
However Porter disagreed,
saying he doesn't plan to run his
mouth as much as usual but not
because of his friendships with
former teammates.


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Gift ideas for


everyone on your list


(ARA) - With the holiday
shopping season upon us, peo-
ple are hitting stores looking for
that special gift for friends and
family. Rather than fighting the
crowds at the mall and spending
hours searching for another ordi-
nary tie or shirt, consider visiting
a specialty retailer that offers sev-
eral categories of gifts to save you
precious time during the holiday
rush.
Follow these festive sugges-
tions and relax knowing you've
found the perfect present!
* Food items
Heading to someone else's
house to celebrate? If you aren't
cooking this year, offer to bring
a side dish or dessert. Not a top
chef in the kitchen? Stop by a lo-
cal eatery and pick up a home-
made pie or other desert.
* Music
If there is a country music
lover on your list, stop by Cracker
Barrel for new releases from Ala-
bama & Lonestar. "Alabama: The
Last Stand" features classic Ala-
bama hits recorded during their
2003 American Farewell Tour.
Lonestar's "My Christmas List" is
a wonderful holiday CD sure to
put you into the Christmas spirit.
Both CDs are sold exclusively at
Cracker Barrel.
* Home Decor
Nothing says the holidays like
festive decor. Whether it's orna-
ments for the tree or something
festive for the table, give some-


one a gift they can use year after
year to decorate their home.
* Bath and Beauty - For the
lady who likes to be pampered,
give her something she can enjoy
several times. Heath and Henry, a
collection of personal care prod-
ucts from Dionis created exclu-
sively for Cracker Barrel, offers
great gift items from lip balm to
almond body butter. Combine a
few products and create a cus-
tom gift basket.
* Nostalgic Gifts - If there
is a collector on your list, give
them a special gift from the past.
Whether it is candy from another
decade or toys they played with
as a child, nostalgic gifts are al-
ways a hit.
* Gift Cards - Don't know
what to get for someone on your
list? Give them something they
are sure to enjoy - a gift card! For a
two in one gift, check out Cracker
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nominations of $10, $20 and $50,
redeemable for a .great meal in
the restaurant or a gift from the
old country store!
This holiday season; remem-
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Community Events

IFree Parenting classes offered
Free parenting classes are held every Monday from 7 p.m. until
8& p.m. at New Endeavor High School. Classes include topics about
children from birth to teens. For more information or to have an inter-
preter available call Lori Jaquilh at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-5000
ext. 282.

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