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Vol. 99 No. 273


Briefs

Did you remember to
change your clock?
Standard time resumed early
this morning (2 a.m. Nov. 2). At
this time of year, we "Fall Back"
from daylight savings time by
setting clocks back one hour.

Election is Tuesday
The general election -
which includes national, state
and local races, will be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls open at 7
a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Voting locations are; Pre-
cinctl, Abundant Blessings
Church, 4550 Hwy 441 N: Pre-
cinct 2, Basinger Comm. Cen-
ter, 20350 Hwy. 98.; Precinct 3,
The Gathering, 1735 SW 24th
Avenue; Precinct 4 Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 SW
32nd Street; Precinct 5, VFW
#10539, 3912 Hwy 441 SE; Pre-
cinct 6, Episcopal Church, 200
NW 3rd Street: Precinct 7, First
Methodist Church, 200 NW 2nd
Street; Precinct 8, Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 SE 18th
Terrace; Precinct 9, New Testa-
ment Baptist Church, 535 NE
28th Ave. (New Location); Pre-
cinct 10, Corner Stone Baptist,
18387 Hwy. 441 N: 11, Palm
Village Ranch, 1200 SW 44th
Blvd. (New Location): Precinct
12, Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98
N: Precinct 13, Catholic Church
Pavilion, 701 SW 6TH Street:
Precinct 14. American Legion,
501 SE 2nd Street: Precinct 15,
VFW # 10539, 3912 HWY 441
SE: Precinct 16, Civic Center,
1750 Hwy. 98 N: Precinct 17
Episcopal Church, 200 NW 3rd
Street: Precinct 18, FPL Service
Center, 825 NE 34th Avenue.

Low cost spay/
neuter available
Low cost spay/neuter
vouchers for dogs and cats. Par-
ticipating veterinarians in Vero
Beach. For information, call
United Humanitarians Port St.
Lucie volunteer: 772-335-3786.
Email: Petscryl @bellsouth.
net. Okeechobee veterinarians
are invited to participate. in this
low cost spay/neuter program.

Drought Index

Current: 515
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

14.76 feet
Last Year: 10.33 feet

ed By:"

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Classifieds.......................... 12-13
Community Events .................... 6
Crossword.......................... 13
Lifestyles............................... 2
Okeechobee's Most Wanted .... 5
O pinion..................................... 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
Sports ............................ 15-16
Sudoku ................................ 13
W weather ......................... ....... 7
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Sunday, November 2, 2008


Halloween in Okeechobee: Costumes and Fun


UKeecnoDee iNews/iaitrna cisKen
The costume contest at the community Halloween party
at the Agri-Civic Center brought out all kinds of charac-
ters, including a zombie, Harry Potter and a Star Wars
Clone Trooper.


UKeecnoDee News/isatrina lisKen
Hundreds of local residents got into the holiday spirit
to enjoy the Halloween festivities at the Okeechobee
Civic-Center.


OKeechobee News/Pete Gawda
A panther and a clown led the
Halloween Parade at Central El-
ementary School on Halloween.


UKeechobee News/Pete
Gawda
Cheyenne Kerr, 4,
came to the Fall Festi-
val at Faith Academy
Preschool dressed as a
princess complete with
scepter. The event took
place Friday, Oct. 31.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
What is harvest without a tractor? Wyatt Friend, 4, came
disguised as a John Deere tractor to the Harvest Hoe-
down held Friday, Oct. 31 at Peace Lutheran Preschool.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda Okeechobee News/Katrina
Gay Carlton, dressed as a Elsken
scarecrow, led the students They want your blood ...
at Peace Lutheran Preschool but they weren't Halloween
in singing "Old McDonald's vampires. These three col-
Farm." The occasion was the orful characters were pro-
Harvest Hoedown held at the moving the upcoming com-
school on Friday, Oct. 31. munity blood drive.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
At the Halloween party at the Agri-Civic center, a coffin
was turned into a treasure chest for Halloween treats,
filled with candy donated by local businesses, clubs and
individuals.


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Rally




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River
Motorcycle rally
features games,
food, fireworks
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Motorcycles, hot rods, games
and fireworks will highlight this
year's Rally on the River a
two-day event aimed at raising
awareness and money to com-
bat the recruiting of youngsters
into gangs.
The second annual Gang Free
Florida Rod Run and Motorcycle
Rally will be held at the Okee-
Tantie Campground on Nov. 8
and 9.
Some of the money raised
will also go to the Florida Gang
Investigators Association (FGIA).
Founded in 1993, the FGIA's
main goal is to effectively and
positively impact and ultimately
eliminate the effects of gang
violence and gang-related crime
perpetuated by gang members
whose actions adversely affect
and constitute a threat to the
public.
According to Detective Ser-
geant Brad Stark, who heads up
the gang unit at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
this year's rally will host many
different events as well as many
different food vendors. Among
the scheduled events are: live
music, a burn-out pit, a motor-
cycle and car show, a tug-of-war,
a donut eating contest and a
slow ride contest. There will also
be a special area just for kids.
Sgt. Stark said the events will
shut down at 6 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 8. However, vendors will
still be selling food and there
will be live music as well as a
fireworks show at dusk. The fire-
works show, he added, will be
held at the back pond.
Also on tap for Saturday will
be a poker run. The run will
start at Lunker's Bar and Grill
on U.S. 441 S. with the first bike
leaving at 9 a.m. The run will
continue along U.S. 441 to S.R.
70 W where riders will head for
Brighton Reservation. From the
reservation they will go south to
S.R. 78 and then return to Okee-
Tantie.
Last year 50 riders took part
in the poker run, said Sgt. Stark.
Last year's rally was attended
by law enforcement personnel
from all across Florida, said the
detective.
Saturday the rally on the Kis-
simmee River will run from 9
See Rally- Page 2


Healthy Start fundraiser


'takes the cake'


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition is currently hav-
ing a fundraiser which takes the
guess work out of finding that
perfect gift for the upcoming
baby shower or even a house-
warming or wedding.
Becky Smith with the
Healthy Start is coordinating
this event where they are sell-
ing Diaper Cakes and Diaper
Boats which consist of decora-
tively placed diapers, receiving


blankets and other baby gifts
according to your specific bud-
get. Cakes can range from one
layer to three layers according
to how much one would like to
spend on the gift.
Diaper boats come in two
sizes: small with 22 diapers and
large with 40 diapers. There are
even some gifts for the older
child including "my size" eating
utensils and a "sippy cup."
They also have a variety of
other arrangements for this
unique baby shower gift. They


are typically made to order sim-
ilar to ordering flower arrange-
ments.
In order to expand their or-
ders from just baby gifts, they
have also created a "Kitchen
Cake" with common kitchen
items such as hand towels,
measuring spoons, a whisk,
salt and pepper shakers and
any other item that you wish.
Costs typically range within
the $30 to $60 range, some

See Fundraiser Page 2


submitted photo/Healtny Start
This diaper boat is adorned with many baby items includ-
ing a stuffed dog, and many other baby items. Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start is making gifts like these "made to or-
der."




2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 2, 2008


Anniversary


Robert and

Frances

Snyder
Robert and Frances Snyder
of Okeechobee celebrated their
61st anniversary on Oct. 25, 2008.
They were married Oct. 25, 1947


by Rev. Martin in Corsica, Pa.
Their children are Karen Bad-
ger of Lake City, Fla., and Chris
Snyder of Texas.
They have four grandchildren
and five great grandchildren.
A celebration in their honor
was held on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant and
their residence. The event was
hosted by Karen Badger.


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She was born on May 29, 2008
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Maternal grandparents are Tra-
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Robert and Frances Snyder on their wedding day, Oct. 25,
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Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Joe
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The prospective groom is the
son of Marty and Robyn Davis of
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Nov. 15, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at
Freedom Ranch, 4655 Hwy. 441
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Over 300 stride to a cure at fourth 'Cancer Walk'


On Saturday, Oct. 4, over
300 Okeechobee residents par-
ticipated in the Annual Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer of
Okeechobee presented by the
Seminole Tribe of Florida. Chaired
by Crystal Waldrop and Chrissy
Morse, employees of Raulerson
Hospital, the walk brought togeth-
er schools, businesses, friends
and family all interested in elimi-


nating breast cancer. Fourteen
teams participated in the walk
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Raulerson Hosptial, Team Tindall,
Gilbert Team, Lunch Bunch, Team


Seminole, and U-Save. Presenting
Sponsor of this year's event was
the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Water Station Sponsors were:
Seacoast National Bank, Sur-
gery Center of Okeechobee, and
the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Registration Tent Sponsor were:
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, and Statewide Sponsor
was Winn Dixie.
A big thank you to the City
of Okeechobee, Waste Manage-
ment, Dale Barrett, Billy Dean,
Darrell Enfinger, Okeechobee
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presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, on Oct. 4.


Campaign stop
Senator J.D. Alexander (Rep) (right) is seeking re-elec-
tion to the Florida Senate District 17 which encompasses
a large portion of Okeechobee County. Sheriff Paul May
(center) and Jack Wolfe (left) were with Senator Alexander
when he made a campaign stop in Okeechobee County
on Oct. 14, to attend a fund-raising luncheon hosted by
Susan Clemons and Susan Williams. The event was well-
attended by many Okeechobee citizens, county commis-
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Medical assisting in particular of-
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of health care, enabling those
trained in this field to fill clinical,
laboratory and administrative
roles. In fact, due to the need
for multi-skilled health care per-
sonnel, medical assistants are in
demand for positions in physi-
cian offices, clinics, hospitals and
emergency rooms.
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will hold an information session
about its 12-month Medical As-


sisting program on Wednesday,
Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Smith Cen-
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126. This Center is shared with
the Florida State University Col-
lege of Medicine Regional Cam-
pus and is located off 35th Street
and Virginia Avenue at the IRSC
Main Campus in Fort Pierce.
The information session will
provide an explanation of the
medical assisting profession, aca-
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aid, certification procedures and
job outlook for this region.
The College's Medical Assist-
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Cancer survivors were on hand to participate in the Annual
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Oct. 4.


County planning


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on two items


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The monthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Planing
Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 28 was
very brief with action taken on
only two items.
David Arnold was granted per-
mission to install a used dwelling
unit in an agriculture zoning dis-
trict on N.W 141st Street. Accord-
ing to the staff report the 2001
double-wide manufactured home
meets all requirements. A certifi-
cate of occupancy will not be is-
sued until skirting is installed.
In the other item on the agenda,
Rukhomani Powmesany, prop-
erty owner, and Mark Kornovich,
applicant, were granted a special


exception to allow a sales lot for
new or used recreational vehicles
including park models in a heavy
commercial zoning district on U.
S. 441 S.E. The applicant also op-
erates sales lots in Ocala and Lake
Wales. The property in question
has been used as a sales lot for
manufactured homes and park
models in the past. The property
will be limited to no more than
seven recreational vehicles at one
time.
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In a perfect world, with
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thing. We live in the real
world & we don't have
unlimited funds. Everything
government does in one way
or another depends on the
taxpayer wallet. Most of us
can't afford to have government
digging deeper into our pockets.
My duty, as a commissioner, is to provide you with
the best services possible with the resources we
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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 2, 2008


Speak Out

Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com, but online comments
get posted faster. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
BEFORE YOU VOTE: I just ask you to visit the following site, //
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCXCdXKpt8. Is this what we have to
look forward to? And if that isn't enough please read Mathew 7:15.
Christians you must band together. May god have mercy on us.
OBAMA: Senator Obama spent an obscene amount of money on
an infomercial. Wouldn't that money have been better used if he had
given it to the government as he is asking all affluent hardworking
Americans to do? Rich giving to the poor. I believe he speaks with a
forked tongue.
YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: If you carry a pocket
knife and use it to cut your steak at the Post dinner because the knives
they give you aren't sharp enough. If you've ever ridden a horse
through a 'drive thru.' If, when an alligator attacks a tourist, you worry
about the welfare of the alligator... If you string lights on your horse so
you can ride in the Christmas parade. If you've placed a bet on how
long the front of the junkyard will stay cleaned up this time around.
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: I am completely disgusted with the amount
of money the Obama campaign is spending. Obama has spent about
four times as much money as McCain. If he had taken half of that
money and used it to help build houses for the poor, he could still
have spent twice as much as McCain, and think how many houses
they could have build for $300 million. Instead of asking people to
donate more to his campaign, he should have asked them to donate
to charities. It really seems like it is all for his own ego. It is just ob-
scene to throw that much money away on television ads just to have
his smiling face all over TV When the campaign first started, I really
liked him and planned to vote for him. But that was before he decided
to act like a rock star. Now I am just completely disgusted with him. I
am really frightened for this country if he wins.
COMMERCIALS: They spend all this money to tell us the same
things over and over and yet McCain and Obama refuse to answer
the questions people really want answers to. Why hasn't Obama's
college thesis been released? That should not be private? Why won't
they give us records of his voting in the legislature? The media seem
to be pushing Obama, promoting him instead of investigating him as
they would any other candidate. Also, none of the candidates have
released their health records. I think we have a right to know if they
have health issues. The office of president is more important than
their privacy.
GOOD OL BOY: I am a lifetime resident of Buckhead Ridge and I
have several issues that are bothering me about the current elections.
Why is there a sign in front of the BHR Fire Department that says that
the BHR fire department is supporting Stuart Whiddon for sheriff. I
think that as a county entity this is not allowed. I am a member of the
fire department and I do not support Stuart Whiddon. Why is no one
from the county making the fire department take this down? I put a
Tony Wilson for Sheriff sign in my yard, when I came home it was tak-
en down. The house next door to me had a Stuart Whiddon for Sheriff
sign up that day. Prior to that there was no Stuart Whiddon signs on
my street. Only Tony Wilson signs. My next door neighbor lives in In-
diana. I called him and he did not authorize anyone to put this sign
up. He does not vote here, nor has he ever. Well guess what, he got
an absentee ballot. Please print this. The people who are voting need
to know these things. Editor's note: According to the Florida Elections
Office, it is not against the law to put political signs on county prop-
erty so long as the signs are not within 100 feet of a polling place.
GLADES ELECTIONS: I would like to know why the current
Glades County Supervisor of Elections is allowed to conduct our
elections. She and her husband are both running for re-election. This
seems very unfair.
REPUBLICANS: You are saying that the eight years of Republi-
cans have put this country in dire straits! You are obviously one of the
brainwashed sheep that belong to one of the two parties that keep
getting voted back in/destroying this country. You seem to forget that
the federal Congress has been in control of the Democrats and every
time a bill was vetoed by the president, the two parties overrode it.
The largest pork/add on earmarks in history was added to the corrupt
Agriculture bill by the two parties. Bush vetoed it. The Democrats and
Republicans overrode it. Start thinking for yourself, stop helping these
two parties destroy this country. Please vote out all incumbent state
and federal politicians and judges. Congress at both levels make the
laws, not the governor or president.
POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL: What is wrong with the staff at
OHS? Why can they not do what is right? Last Friday night was Pow-
der Puff Football. The girls played football and the boys were cheer-
leaders. Students coached but there was a staff member in charge, I
think? It was a lot of fun. Each girl paid $30 bucks for her jersey. The
juniors had practice till 8:30 p.m. almost every night for two weeks.
Each adult who went to see them play paid $5 as a donation to the
OHS fundraiser. Some girls had mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma,
grandpa, etc. all there to watch. Guess what? At least five junior girls
never took the field or only played 1 or 2 plays. I heard their families
were upset. Does it not make sense to let every girl play at least one
full quarter? Wouldn't that be more fair than letting some girls play
the whole megame and others never get in? I thought this was for fun! I
think those girls should get their money back and their families need
an apology?
TIM MAHONEY: Everybody wants to point fingers at representa-
tive Mahoney when one of the key issues is that women were in-
volved who knew he was a married man. In my opinion, Mrs. Ma-
honey should be entitled to sue those multiple affairs that the women
participated in. And the woman that received the $123,000 should
have to return it to Mrs. Mahoney. Because obviously she didn't keep
her end of the bargain.
AMERICAS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: The caller is right,
they don't need a minister to tell them how to vote. All the minister
is doing is telling you what God says about abortion and about gay
marriages. He is relaying to you what God's word says. If you have a
problem it is with God's word, not the minister.
CONGRESS: Who is to blame and who do we praise? Clinton
with the Republican Congress or Bush with the Democratic Con-
gress? Does anyone really like this Congress we have right now? Does
anyone really want more of it? Think carefully about what do you
want, vote carefully. Write letters, make calls. If you think it is socialis-
tic, remember Russia was socialistic, Poland's socialistic, Germany's
socialistic. We must preserve our democracy. We must take our gov-
ernment back into our own hands and do it the best we can. Please
vote carefully, please study your history and let's all work together to
help each other.
OBAMA: Someone said that Obama went to Harvard. Yes, his wife
also went to Harvard and Princeton. And they have both been paying
off their student loans, they probably still have a mortgage on that
million dollar house. McCain owns seven houses and 10 automobiles
and the automobiles are not all made in the U.S.


AMENDMENT 2: There shouldn't be an amendment to that, ev-
eryone knows what marriage should be. So why are we wasting our
time and worry about that when we have gangs walking our streets
killing people. We have overcrowding in prison. Neither one of these
candidates has talked about how much money is wasted into this
correctional system that we have. Half the people who are in there do
not need to be in there and the other half should never get out, but
they let them out. This amendment 2, that is a personal thing. That
is between them and God. If they want to get married, let them get
married. Who cares? We have bigger fish to fry than that right now in
this country. We are fixing to go into a bigger war, we have no money,
no one has money and you're worried about who marries whom.
You people out there with your little signs, you know what? We have
bigger fish to fry than that. God judges everybody, if two people want
to get married, let them get married, it doesn't matter. Instead of wor-
rying about Amendment 2, you better worry about these gangs out
here that we've got, or this country.


Reflections From the Pulpit


The Kingdom of
Heaven is at Hand

Rev. Joshua C. Strunk
Headmaster, Okeechobee Christian
Academy
"Now in those days John the
Baptist came, preaching in the wil-
derness of Judea, saying, "Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at
hand." For this is the one referred to
by Isaiah the prophet when he said;
"THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN
THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY
THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE
HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!' (Matthew
3:1-3)
In the words of Dietrich Bon-
hoefer, we live in "a world come
of age." Many of the illusions once
believed about life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness have been
shattered. This is the stark real
ity that the American Church must
come to terms with if it is to fulfill
its call to be salt and light. If it does
not, then True Christianity may well
be lost to this continent within the
next few generations.


The Western Hemisphere was
once considered the hub of Chris-
tendom, but it is no longer. Chris-
tians have become "resident aliens'"
in a world which has appropriately
been labeled postmodern and post-
Christian. Furthermore, researcher
George Barna has observed a most
sobering characteristic of the pro-
fessing Church in America today.
According to Barna most self pro-
fessed Christians are only dabblers
in the Faith lacking any desire for
holiness; begging the question of
how serious these people are about
their faith, and how real their rela-
tionship with Christ is.
Thus the Church has become
unable to interact with and answer
the questions of the culture, leaving
people without answers to the most
pressing questions, and without the
hope that they can even discover
the answers. However, we have
not arrived here overnight. It has
been a long journey marked by the
voices of many men warning the
American Church of her descent.
In 1971 Fundley Edge dealt with
the need for some thing to change


Guest Commentary


Speak up about slowing down

By Stephen Wallace
M.S. Ed.
Amid rising concerns about
dangerous teen driving behaviors
sits a common threat rarely con
sidered outside of popular depic-
tions in such movies as "Rebel
Without a Cause," "Grease," and
"The Fast and the Furious": street
racing.
Perhaps surprisingly, teens
themselves rank street racing as
one of the most risky in a slate
of driving practices that lead to
crashes, injuries, and, too often,
deaths (between 2001 and 2006,
804 fatalities have been attributed
to street racing, according to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration).
Indeed, a new study from Lib-
erty Mutual Insurance and SADD
(Students Against Destructive De-
cisions) reveals that a vast major-
ity of teens (97 percent) feel that
street racing is dangerous, listing
it above cell phone use, speeding,
having more than three passen-
gers in the car, being upset, us-
ing a GPS system, and changing
clothes while driving.
Nevertheless, the research
points out that more than one
third of teen drivers (38 percent)
say they have engaged in street
racing.
That's bad news.
So, too, are media accounts of
the consequences.
In Eagle Rock, California, four
teens were killed (including three
from one family) and another
was critically injured in what an
LAPD lieutenant called "a high
speed drag race," according to
egpnews.
In Eugene, Oregon, a college
football player required 75 stitch-
es to close a gash in his head, the
result of speed racing, said the As-
sociated Press.
In Mountainside, New Jersey,
an 18-year-old and a 20-year-
old were killed after their Chevy
Corvette crashed in a street race
against a Chevy Camaro, reported
My Central Jersey.
And on Staten Island in New
York, seven teens were trans-
ported to the hospital after a
street racing crash that ultimately
claimed the life of a 17-year-old
who succumbed to what WNBC4
referred to as severe head and in-
ternal injuries.
These stories merely scratch
the surface of the death and de-
struction wrought by this alarm-
ing activity.
Fortunately, good news can be
found in the fact that some states,
including California, Massachu-
setts, and Illinois, are revisiting or
introducing laws to better protect
teen drivers and, by extension -
other motorists on our roads and
highways.
In California, drivers convicted
of street racing face prison sen-


tences of 30 days to 6 months
and/or as much as $1,000 in fines,
if their offenses resulted in injury
for someone other than them-
selves.
In Massachusetts, a new law
effective in February 2008 dictates
that convicted street racers be
punished with up to 21/2 years of
jail time or a fine of up to $1,000.
Offenders also get their licenses
suspended for up to 30 days for
the first offense and 180 days for
subsequent violations.
In Illinois, current legislation
states that driving privileges be re-
voked for any person convicted of
street racing and that law enforce-
ment may impound the offender's
vehicle for up to five days.
As if street racing isn't enough
to worry about, teen drivers also
report engaging in other high-
risk driving behaviors in startling
numbers.
Thirty-nine percent say they
speed often.
Thirty-seven percent say they
often talk on a cell phone when
behind the wheel.
Thirty percent say they often
text message while driving.
When you take "often" out
of the equation, those numbers
jump precipitously to 91 percent
(speeding), 90 percent (talking
on a cell phone), and 73 percent
(text messaging) of teen drivers.
Of course, the drivers aren't
the only ones in jeopardy. More
than one quarter of teens indicate
that they are frequently passen-
gers in a car where such unsafe
behaviors are taking place.
What's their responsibility?
Research shows that young
drivers may be more likely to lis-
ten to their friends than to adults
- so teen passengers need to be
empowered to speak up when
drivers are placing them, and oth-
ers, at risk.
But, ironically, that may be
easier said than done.
Despite the fact that so many
teens feel that so many behaviors
are dangerous, only about half of
teens (57 percent) say they would
ask a driver to stop engaging in
even the most serious behaviors,
such as street racing. Sad when
you consider that most teen driv-
ers say that if their friends asked,
they would stop racing (87 per-
cent), speeding (79 percent), text
messaging (80 percent), or talk-
ing on a cell phone (68 percent).
Speaking up about slowing
down will fuel peer-led persua-
sion to stop teens from chasing
cars.
Stephen Wallace, national chair-
man of SADD and author of the new
book, "Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs,
and Sex-What Parents Don't Know
and Teens Aren't Telling," has broad
experience as a school psychologist
and adolescent counselor. For more
information about SADD, visit sadd.
org. For more information about
Stephen, visit stephengraywallace.
com.


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in his book, "The Greening of the
Church." The pews of our churches
may not have been empty at that
time, but according to Edge they
were "filled with empty people,"
whose "understanding of what it
means to be Christian is so super-
ficial as to constitute a major per-
version of the gospel." Even earlier
in the 1950s, in the book "The Di-
vine Conquest," A.W Tozer wrote
that, "many churches (even gos-
pel churches) are worldly in Spirit,
morally anemic, on the defensive,
imitating instead of initiating and in
a wretched state generally."
God wants to do a great work in
this nation, in this state, in this com-
munity. We must stop looking to
elected officials to bring the change
we need and begin looking to the
only One who can save. All the
posturing in the world will not hold
the darkness at bay. True change
will come only when the People
of God rise up as one and join God
in His redemptive, reconciliatory,
and restorative work by living lives
full of grace and truth, mercy and
righteousness; by seeking the lost,


binding up the broken, feeding the
hungry, clothing the naked, and
defending the weak; by prioritizing
and protecting our families, nur
turning and educating our children.
Unfortunately it seems that for
most people it's just easier to picket
than to pray, to lobby than to love,
to ignore the real needs around us
than to live incarnate with "those
people."
Honest reflection forces us to
acknowledge the possibility that
much of what we call the Ameri
can Church may in fact be nothing
more than a white washed sepul
ture full of dead men's bones. As in
the days of the great missionary to
India, William Carey, there is a great
need and a great indifference to
that need. The time has come, men
and women of God must commit
themselves to seeking His face on
behalf of this community, state, na
tion, and world; that the Living God
might pour out His Holy Spirit on
us now, for behold the Kingdom of
Heaven is at hand.


Community Calendar

Sunday, November 2
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. weekend noon meeting
Open Discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affili-
ated with any 12 step fellowships.

Monday, November 3
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Open
Discussion at 7 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not af-
filiated with any 12 step fellowships.
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lu
theran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information, contact
Robert Rosada at 863-467-5440.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeecho-
bee 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.

Tuesday, November 4
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 Maureen Budjinski at 863-484-
0110.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Nowhere Left To Go
Group Open Discussion at noon. NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group Open
Discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Al-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Amy at 863-
763-8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested 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 Mim
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is in-
vited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at 863-
763-6076.
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. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Brenda Nicholson at 863-467-2321.
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 information,
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.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call 863-763-4021.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 863-357-3053.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting, Over-
eaters Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th
Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There
are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership
is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Lo-
retta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.


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Okeechobee woman doesn't fall for lottery scam

By Eric Kopp Shoppers Lottery. The letter, sent "A guy answered and asked tacted by these con artists is that pany the name cannot be sold. good to be true, it usually is. For-
Okeechobee News to her from Canada, stated she her some questions it wasn't they don't pay attention and freely "We all make the mistake of tunately, the intended victim of
It's the same old story an was entitled to collect $125,000 her Social Security number or give out their names, which are sending stuff out and telling them this scam stopped to think before
It's the same old story a- and that there were supposedly things like that," he said. then legally sold. to bill us. Now, not only have you acting.
unsuspecting person gets a let- 72 other winners in the $9 million The man mentioned five stores The detective said most of us given out your address but you've If you or someone you know
ter stating they've won a lottery game. to the woman and asked her if have had our names sold on a list given people the right to send should receive a similar letter
they didn't play. But this time, the Inside the same envelope was she shopped at any of them. after we have signed such things you stuff like this," said Detective don't hesitate, contact investiga-
intended prey didn't fall for the a check for $4,875 U.S. dollars. The OCPD detective said these as a warranty card. The selling of Saum. tors at the Okeechobee City Police
scam. The letter went on to state that con artists always ask the victim names is legal unless a box on the It's been said so many times, Department of the Okeechobee
Detective Bill Saum of the this money had already been de- to send money via Western Union card is checked telling the comrn- and in so many ways -if it's too County Sheriff's Office at once.


Okeecnobee City Ponce Depart-
ment (OCPD) said instead of fall-
ing for the scam a local woman
brought the letter directly to him.
"I've never seen this particular
one before," said the detective. "I
didn't even pull a case number
because she didn't lose anything.
She was smart enough not to fall
for it."
Basically, the latest con game
is the same as the Nigerian Scam
except that the actual dollar
amounts are much less.
The letter to the unidentified
Okeechobee woman from Zenith
Financial & Trust indicated that
she was a winner in an American


ducted from her winnings and
was for the purpose of paying "...
applicable government taxes..."
on her winnings.
The next paragraph states
that the tax amount is $2,875 and
should be sent to an address in
Canada either by Western Union
or in the form of a money gram.
Next the letter tells the victim
to not cash the check until the
claim agent is called. The phone
number for the agent in this
case his name is Larry Benson -
is reportedly 1-416-939-69-58.
Detective Saum said the local
woman, out of curiosity, called
the number.


or in a money gram because they
want to avoid the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice.
"The U.S. Postal Service has a
lot of power, as far as having their
own investigators and such," he
added.
As with the numerous "Lot-
tery" games, all a person has to
remember is: if you didn't play
the game, you can't win it.
"And if you did win a con-
test, they wouldn't ask you to
send money back to cover taxes
and such," said Detective Saum.
"You'd get a check in the mail for
the full amount."
The reason people are con-


Okeechobee's Most Wanted


The follow-
ing five people
are among
Okeechobee's
Most Wanted
persons. There
are active war-
rants for each
of them. The
criteria for mak-
ing Okeecho-
bee's Most Alieta Aleen
Wanted top
five is based on the severity of the
crime in conjunction with the age
of the warrant.
If you have any information
on the whereabouts of any of
Okeechobee's Most Wanted you
can call the Treasure Coast Crime
Stoppers at 1 (800) 273-TIPS
(8477). If you call Treasure Coast
Crimes Stoppers, you have the op-


Rigoberto
Gama
Chavez
tion of remaining,


David Yoder Becky Cook Es t a v a n
Villegas
urbina
anonymous. You Rigoberto Gama Chavez,


can also receive a reward if the in-
formation results in an arrest.
Alieta Aleen, 31, aka Brian
White, Manford Clifford White;
Black male; No known address;
Wanted for failure to appear on
bail robbery with other weap-
on.


31, Arson.
David Yoder, 26; FTA Poss
Methadone, FTA- DWLS.
Becky Cook, 28, Third De-
gree Grand Theft.
Estavan Villegas-Urbina,
21, Robbery.


Law Enforcement Calls


The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office received the fo l-
lowing calls from Friday, Oct. 24,
through Thursday, Oct. 30:
Oct. 24
assault in the 1500 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
Oct. 25
vandalism in the 6600 block
of U.S. 441 S.E.
theft in the 300 block of
N.E. 31st way
forgery in the 2800 block of
S.W Third Terrace
larceny in the 6200 block of
S.E. 26th St.
larceny in the 9200 block of
S.E. 58th Drive
assault in the 4600 block of
N.W. 11th Drive
vandalism in the 3600 block
of N.W 20th Ave.
Oct. 26
assault in the 7200 block of
U.S. 441 N.
Oct. 27
fraud in the 3500 block of
N.W 30th Ave.
theft in the 1200 block of
N.E. 11th St.
assault in the 2800 block of
U.S. 441 N.
theft in the 2800 block of
U.S. 441 N.
theft in the 3800 block of
N.W 18th St.
burglary in the 6300 block
of S.E. 96th Circle
burglary in the 4000 block
of S.E. 50th Ave.
burglary in the 17000 block
of N.W 33rd Terrace
vandalism in the 1100 block
of N.E. 16th Ave.
theft in the 3000 block of
N.E. Seventh Lane
Oct. 28


theft in the 2300 block of
S.W Ninth St.
theft in the 1400 block of
N.E. 96th Ave.
Oct. 29
fraud in the 2800 block of
U.S. 441 S.
burglary in the 1400 block
of N.W 44th Ave.
larceny in the 4100 block of


U.S. 441 S.
Oct. 30
theft in the 200 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
stolen vehicle in the 6800
block of Center St.
Editor's Note: Only calls deal-
ing with either a felony or a po-
tential felony are entered into
this column.


DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO ON ELECTION DAY?
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY VOTING LOCATIONS
FOR NOVEMBER 4TH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Precincts will be open 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. for Election Day, November 4, 2008.
Questions Call the Elections Office, 763-4014.


PRECINCT PRECINCT
NUMBER LOCATION
01i Abundant Blessings Church
4550 Hwy 441 N
02 Basinger Comm. Center
02 20350 HWY 98 N

The Gathering
03 1735 SW 24h' Avenue

04 Oakview Baptist Church
-677 SW 321d Street

.VFW #10539
05 .3912 Hwy 441 SE

06 Episcopal Church
200 NW 3" Street

07 First Methodist Church
200 NW 2nd Street

8- Okee. Christian Church
08 3055 SE 18' Terrace

(New Location)
09 New Testament Baptist Church
535 NE 28"'Ave


PRECINCT PRECINCT
NUMBER LOCATION
10 Comer Storie Baptist
1 18387 HWY 441 N
(New Location)
11 Palm Village Ranch
1200 SW 44 Blvd
12o Civic Center.
12 1750 HWY 98 N

13 Catholic Church Pavilion
13 701 SW 6Tm Street

American Legion
14 501 SE 2nd Street

15 VFW # 10539
3912 HWY 441 SE

Civic Center
16 1750 HWY 98 N

Episcopal Church
17- 200 NW 3" Street

FPL Service Center
18 825 NE 34'" Avenue.


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RACES AND AMENDMENTS LISTED BELOW WILL APPEAR ON ALL BALLOTS


PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
0 John McCain RE
Sarah Palin
C Barack Obama DE
Joe Biden
C Gloria La Riva PS
Eugene Puryear
C Chuck Baldwin CF
Darrell Castle
C Gene Amondson PF
Leroy Pletten
CD Bob Barr LB
Wayne A. Root
C Thomas Robert Stevens OE
Alden Link
C James Harris SV
Alyson Kennedy
C Cynthia McKinney GF
Rosa Clemente
C Alan Keyes All
Brian Rohrbough
C Ralph Nader EC
Matt Gonzalez
O Brian Moore SF
Stewart Alexander
C Charles Jay BT
John Wayne Smith


Write-in


CONGRESSIONAL


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
DISTRICT 16
(Vote for One)
C Tom Rooney
C Tim Mahoney


STATE

PUBLIC DEFENDER
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
(Vote for One)
C Diamond R. Litty REP
C Don Chinquina DEM
COUNTY

COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 5
(Vote for One)
0 Margaret Garrard Helton REP
0 Elvie Posey DEM
NONPARTISAN

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
Shall Justice Charles T. Wells of the Supreme
Court be retained in office?
C YES
C NO
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
Shall Judge Mark E. Polen of the Fourth District
Court of Appeal be retained in office?
CD YES
CD NO
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
Shall Judge W. Matthew Stevenson of the
Fourth District Court of Appeal be retained in
office?
CD YES
CD NO
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
Shall Judge Martha C. Warner of the Fourth
District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
CD YES
CD NO
CIRCUIT JUDGE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 4
(Vote for One)
C Dwight L. Geiger
CD Fran 0. Ross


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
Declaration of Rights
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions authorizing
the Legislature to regulate or prohibit the
ownership, inheritance, disposition, and
possession of real property by aliens ineligible
for citizenship.
C YES
C NO
NO.2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
Florida Marriage Protection Amendment
This amendment protects marriage as the legal
union of only one man and one woman as husband
and wife and provides that no other legal union that
is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized.
The direct financial impact this amendment will
have on state and local government revenues and
expenditures cannot be determined, but is expected
to be minor.
O YES
O NO
NO.3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the
Assessed Value of Residential Real Property
Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to
prohibit consideration of changes or improvements
to residential real property which increase
resistance to wind damage and installation of
renewable energy source devices as factors in
assessing the property's value for ad valorem
taxation purposes. Effective upon adoption, repeals
the existing renewable energy source device
exemption no longer in effect.
O YES
O NO


NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved
Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used
for Conservation
Requires Legislature to provide a property tax
exemption for real property encumbered by
perpetual conservation easements or other
perpetual conservation protections, defined by
general law. Requires Legislature to provide for
classification and assessment of land used for
conservation purposes, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on the basis of character or
use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions established
by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning
in 2010.
C YES
C NO
NO.6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
Assessment of Working Wateriront Property Based
Upon Current Use
Provides for assessment based upon use of land
used predominantly for commercial fishing
purposes; land used for vessel launches into waters
that are navigable and accessible to the public;
marinas and drystacks that are open to the public;
and water-dependent marine manufacturing
facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine
vessel construction and repair facilities and their
support activities, subject to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
C) YES
C) NO
NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
Local Option Community College Funding
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution
to require that the Legislature authorize counties to
levy a local option sales tax to supplement
community college funding; requiring voter approval
to levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will
sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by
the voters.
C) YES
C) NO


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LEGISLATIVE

STATE SENATOR
DISTRICT 17
(Vote for One)
C JD Alexander REP
C Scott K. Thompson DEM






STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 79
(Vote for One)
C Mike Homer REP
)0 Ray 0. Worley DEM
C Write-in





MUNICIPAL

CITY COUNCIL
(Vote for No More Than Two)
0 Mike Earnest
0 James Kirk
0 William C. Ledferd
O Mike O'Connor
0 Francis "Jim" Vensel

A Voter May Vote for All Races
Which Appear on His/Her Ballot.


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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 2, 2008


Community Events


Habitat for Humanity OCEA has


holds fundraiser
Habitat for Humanity will hold
a 50/50 drawing fundraiser. Tick-
ets are available at Regions Bank,
1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The winner
will be notified on Dec. 1.

Masonic Lodge holds
breakfast
The Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W
Fifth will hold a breakfast on Sun-
day, Nov. 2, all you can eat. Tick-
ets are a $5 donation. Call Hugh
Alger or Tom Jolly for tickets, 863-
467-1491.

OHS Class of 1979
plans reunion
Join in a celebration at the 30
year reunion of the Class of 1979
for Okeechobee High School on
Friday, Nov. 7. The Class of '79
will gather at the homecoming
football game at 7:30 p.m. Af-
ter the game, they will meet at
Kahootz for refreshments and
to reminisce with old friends.
Saturday, Nov. 8 there will be a
dinner dance at Good Spirits spe-
cial event room. Meet and greet
friends at Happy Hour in the Tiki
bar at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m.
with dancing afterwards. For in-
formation and tickets go to www.
OHS 1979.ClassQuest.com or call
Diane Mitchum Prescott at 863-
634-1257. Class of '79 members
are encouraged to spread the
word about the reunion.

Class of '99 reunion
planned
Plans are in motion for the
Class of 1999 reunion on the
weekend of Nov. 7-8. For more
information go to www.myspace.
com/OHS1999 or email OHS99-
GRADS@yahoo.com.

OHS reunion 1950
through 1959
A reunion will be held for
those that graduated or were in
Okeechobee High School in the
1950s. The event will be held Nov.
8 at the Shrine Club. If you know
someone who should be invited
send that name to Betty William-
son, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee,
FL, 34973. Also if you are eligible
and have changed your address in
the past five years please let them
know so you can have more infor-
mation sent to you. The occasion
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Historical Society and any profit
will assist with projects such as
two $500 scholarships given each
year to a deserving senior female
and male student.

Croppin' Crew to meet
The "Croppin' Crew" scrap-
bookers will hold an all-day crop
on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. This month th e crop
will take place at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
There will be a hands-on dem-
onstration of eyelets and brads to
add a little pizzaz to your scrap-
booking and cardmaking proj-
ects. All levels of scrapbookers are
welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you wish to participate in
our pot luck luncheon. Bring any
scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working. For more
information call Joan at 863-467-
0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.

Chamber luncheon
planned
The new Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce luncheon
will be on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

























































































Sean Moore with the Small Busi-
ness Development Center will be
speaking. Their services include
Free, confidential one on one
counseling for prospective or cur-
rent business owners. They offer
free, monthly, one day seminars
on Steps to owning a Business,
Business Plans, and Marketing.
The Chamber is donating office
space to the Small Business De-
velopment Center. Do you have a



































































































suggestion for a Chamber logo? If
so email me at candace7@gmail.
comn.

Friends of the Library
host book sale









































































































Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book Sale will be held at
the library on Thursday, Nov. 13,


from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday,
Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.. Hardcover books
are $2, Paperbacks are $1, Library
discards are half price. On Satur-
day a bag of books is $2 and a
box is $5. For more information
please call the library at 863-763-
3536.


membership meeting
The Okeechobee County
Education Association will have
its second General Membership
Meeting of the 2008-2009 school
year on Thursday, Nov. 13, at
4:30 p.m. in the Media Center at
Osceola Middle School, 825 SW
28th St. They will conduct busi-
ness, report on the recent annual
FEA Delegate Assembly, and also
address issues of members. If you
are not a member of OCEA, you
may join at the meeting. Door
prizes and refreshments will be
given. Be informed!

Free memory loss
screenings
Friday, Nov. 14 the Alzheim-
er's Association will be sponsor-
ing free memory loss screenings
at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St. Appointments
are needed and available from
11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more
information or to make an ap-
pointment please call Donna True
at 800-861-7826, ext. 1. Screen-
ings are for anyone any age -
concerned about memory loss.
Screenings conducted by staff
from St. Mary's Memory Disorder
Center. Immediate results.

Healthy Start plans
yard sale
Healthy Start of Okeechobee
will hold their annual yard sale
where they will have a variety of
baby items for excellent prices on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Health Department audi-
torium.


OHS reunion 1950
through 1959
A reunion will be held for
those that graduated or were in
Okeechobee High School in the
1950s. The event will be held Nov.
8 at the Shrine Club. If you know
someone who should be invited
send that name to Betty William-
son, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee,
FL, 34973. Also if you are eligible
and have changed your address in
the past five years please let them
know so you can have more infor-
mation sent to you. The occasion
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Historical Society and any profit
will assist with projects such as
two $500 scholarships given each
year to a deserving senior female
and male student.

State Veterans
nursing homes
Are you a veteran in need of a
nursing home or assisted living fa-
cility? The Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs can help you. The
Department operates five veterans
nursing homes and one assisted
living facility throughout the state,
with a new nursing home being
built near St. Augustine. The basic
admission criteria for all of the fa-
cilities is an honorable discharge,
Florida residency for one year pri-
or to admission and certification
of need of assisted living facility or
skilled nursing care. The VA Nurs-
ing homes are located in Daytona
Beach, Land 0' Lakes, Pembroke
Pines, Springfield (Panhandle)
and Port Charlotte with the VA As-
sisted Living Facility being located
in Lake City. For further informa-
tion on VA nursing homes contact
the County Veteran's Service Of-
ficer, Betsy Grinslade at 863-763-
8124.


El


Historical Society
collects info for book
Mrs. Betty Williamson, from
the Historical Society is in the
process of writing a book about
Okeechobee Women. She is look-
ing for all of the Speckled Perch
Queens from 1968 to recent.
Please call the Chamber of Corn-
merce at 863-763-6464 or Betty
Williamson at 863-763-3850 if you alid
are able to help. The Queens will 2/3
be listed in the book.

Habitat for Humanity
holds fundraiser
Habitat for Humanity will hold
a 50/50 drawing fundraiser. Tick-
ets are available at Regions Bank,
1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The winner
will be notified on Dec. 1.


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Moose Lodge selling Ladies Auxiliary


Koeze Nuts
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut
Fund Raiser for Food Baskets for
the less fortunate. Order forms
and catalogs may be picked up
at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Par-
rott Ave. See Paul at the Lodge,
159 NW 36th Street, or call 863-
763-4954. You can also call Paul
Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman,
863-467-1484 to order.

YMS collecting printer
cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be
dropped off atYMS, 925 N.W 23rd
Lane or at the Stitchin' Post, 620 S.
Parrott Ave. Or call Miss Webb at
863-462-5056 or Linda at 863-467-
1484 for free pickup.


Spaghetti Night
The VFW Post 10539 Ladies
Auxiliary will hold a Tuesday
night spaghetti night. All you can
eat spaghetti, garlic bread and
salad for a $5 donation. The din-
ner starts at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is
welcome. For more information
call 863-763-2308.

My Aunt's House
seeks 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 mem-
ber of The Clothes Closet. The
volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business ex-
ecutives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible.
Call 863-634-2306 for informa-
tion.


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(Dear Voter
I am MIKE O'CONNOR, a candidate for CITY COUNCIL

I have been a proud resident of Okeechobee for 41 years, owner of Mike's
Okeechobee Guns Incorporated since 1982.1 I was also a Fence Contractor and
Cow Pen builder for 10 years, and was a Florida Power and Light lineman in
Okeechobee, 1966-1968.

As a former City Councilman (1993-1997), one of my goals if elected will be to
promote a better working relationship between City and County Government and
the OUA to establish a more productive and economically structured entity.

I will strive to form a more unified partnership with non-profit organizations whose
goals and objectives are conducive to the revitalization and preservation of our city.

I will strive to increase our manpower with fire and police to ensure the safety and
protection of our citizens.

I will establish "town hall" meetings where our citizens can meet informally with city
government to discuss ideas and concerns in an informal environment.

I will strive to utilize our inmate trustees with the public works department in the
performance of city maintenance.

As a former City Councilman, I initiated the completion of all but 3 city roads being
paved as well as having sidewalks throughout the city and I would strive to complete
that goal.

I ask for your support and vote on November 4, 2008 to be given the opportunity
to serve you again as your City Councilman


Elect


MIKE

O'CONNOR


FOR

Okeechobee


CITY COUNCIL


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Little Lady
Madeline Peterson, 4, was dressed as a little lady com-
plete with hat for the Fall Festival at Faith Academy Pre-
school on Friday, Oct. 31.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Ride 'em

cowboy!
Little cowboy Yann DeSan-
tos rides a stick horse at
the Harvest Hoedown held
at Peace Lutheran Pre-
school on Friday, Oct. 31.


Fundraiser
Continued From Page 1
more and some less. They also
make little "cup cakes" for $15 or
$20.
All of the proceeds go directly
to benefit moms and babies here
in Okeechobee County.
In addition, the Healthy Start
will also be holding their yearly
bake sale on Nov. 15, where there
will be: guava-n-cream cheese,
apple and plain cream cheese
pastries; and ham, spinach/toma-
to, or plain cheese quiche to the


Rally
Continued From Page 1
a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday's hours
will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Tickets can only be purchased
at the gate and will cost $5 per
day, per person for everyone
over the age of 12. Children 12
and under will be admitted free.
Tickets include parking, access


Okeechobee Fo
Today: A chance of showers, wi
after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a hi
tween 5 and 10 mph. Chance of pre
Tonight: A chance of shower
cloudy, with a low around 63. North
Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Extended Forecast
Monday: A 20 percent chance o
high near 84. Northwest wind betw(
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy,
wind becoming north around 5 mpl
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Items are baked by Mrs. Smith
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Guava-n-cream cheese and
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pastry approx. 3 bites), apples are
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to all events, vendors, music and
shows.
Overnight camping and group
discounts are available by calling
863-763-2622.
The rally is open to the public.
Last year's rally not only raised
money for FGIA, but awarded
two $500 scholarships to a pair
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the Episcopal Church will host a
benefit concert for Healthy Start
called "Beginnings and Beyond."
This concert will cover several
eras of music from the renais-
sance to the contemporary eras.
Musicians will play organ, piano,
violin, and guitar as well as voice.
Admission for this one hour event
is a pack of diapers or a cash do-
nation.
For more information about
any of these events or the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion call 863-462-5877.
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For vendor and sponsor-
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8 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 2, 2008


Vote for Greener Okeechobee Livestock Market Report


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture
Agent
This week is going to witness
some very important votes that
will change the face of our com-
munity forever. Certainly, anyone
who has been awake over the
past year is aware that national
and local elections take place this
Tuesday. I hope you have studied
the candidates and issues and
vote your conscious for what you
believe is right.
Another important vote
will take place this Thursday.
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners will hold a final hearing on
the county's first-ever landscaping
ordinance. Today's column will
describe some of its features and
encourage interested persons to
offer their opinions before the fi-
nal public hearing, scheduled for
this Thursday, November 6th.
Why a landscape
ordinance?
A couple years ago a com-
munity-wide visioning workshop
asked our local residents what
they wanted to see in their com-
munity. One item high on the list
was a desire to have a nice look-
ing community with enough at-
tractive landscaping to make this
a nicer place to live and work.
Among the ways to do this is
to have some minimum require-
ments for the amount and kinds
of vegetation that should be plant-
ed around local homes and busi-
nesses. Coupled with the need for
green are other important issues
where plants can impact people,
structures and safety. The intent
of this ordinance is not to impose
an inflexible narrow viewpoint of
what is attractive, but to encour-
age a little more thought into what
our community can look like.
This county landscape ordi-
nance is a first step. While there
are some people that want it writ-
ten more strongly, others feel that
these regulations are totally un-
necessary and add costs and may
slow new development. As these
rules become implemented,
there may need to be changes.
The County Planning Board and
Commission will be able to take a
look at the ordinance as it evolves
and make changes to address any
new and emerging issues.
What will this mean to me?
The proposed landscaping
ordinance generally will apply to
any new building construction
and to locations that are being
significantly renovated. All new
buildings or renovations that will
double the size of the existing
floor space will have to include a
plan for landscape improvements
when the application for a build-
ing permit is submitted.
Minimum requirements of this
ordinance are not nearly as exten-
sive as other landscape codes that
I have seen. For example, a 10 x
100 foot building (1,000 square
foot) will need a minimum of one
tree and 5 shrubs either newly
planted or kept in place from the
existing vegetation. And, a 15 foot
area of sod (or landscaped beds)
needs to be planted around the
building to keep bare soil in place.
There are additional require-
ments in the code that will en-
sure that things (like dumpsters
and parking lots) are screened
from view, and other provisions
that will help create a visible
green frame (called a buffer strip)
around a building.
Landscape plans drawn by
landscape architects will be re-
viewed to ensure that these guide-
lines are followed. Applicants can
also submit alternative plans that
may differ from some of these re-
quirements if unusual site condi-
tions or hardship cases occur.
The final stage of the building
process involves receiving a cer-
tificate of occupancy. Getting this
move-in document will depend
on getting the landscape installed
properly. There also is a provision
that landscape materials must be
kept healthy after the building
process is complete.
Other provisions of the code en-
courage the use of water conserva-
tion by using native plants. Properly
designed irrigation systems, includ-
ing the use of drip irrigation and
rainfall shutoff devices, are also ad-
dressed. (These practices are what
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is all about helping people make
better choices as they create Florida
Friendly Yards.)
What plants are prohibited?
There are two major prohibi-
tions included in the proposed
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landscapes. The ordinance has an
appendix that lists prohibited plants
that cannot be intentionally added
to a landscape in the county.
Specifically mentioned are
nine trees that present special
problems in our community. It
also references three lists of many


other plants that are already pro-
hibited by the USDA [the Federal
Noxious Weed list], the Florida
Department of Agriculture [State
Noxious weed List], and the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection [Prohibited Aquatic Plants].
(If you want to see these lists, we
have copes at our office and can
provide Internet links, too.)
I would note that the ordinance
does not demand that prohibited


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plants now on property must be
removed. Instead, the provisions
apply when a structure is built or
renovated. When such a change
in the building occurs, prohibited
plants will not be allowed to be
considered as part of the mini-
mum landscape requirements.
Can I remove a big tree?
A second item to mention is
that big oak trees in developed ar-
eas can't be removed. In this case
"big" refers to a tree with a trunk
measuring more than 48 inches
in circumference at a height of 4
/2 feet above the ground.
If you are confused by circum-
ference, this is the measurement
around the trunk of the tree. The
48 inch circumference translates
to a trunk measurement of a little
more than 15 inches across. Since
tree trunks are not perfect circles,
the trunk could be a little bigger
or smaller when considering this
removal prohibition.
The County Planning Board
considered the idea that in rural
areas and single family homes, it
may be necessary to remove a tree
for various reasons, so this part of
the code will not apply in those
locations. The intent is to keep
persons from removing specimen
quality trees whenever construc-
tion activities may impact existing
natural vegetation. In any case, a
variance can be asked for if a big
tree needs to be removed.
Public hearing and approval
The second and final public
hearing on this county ordinance
will occur on Thursday, Nov. 6,
2008. It will begin at 5:01 p.m.
at the Health Department Audi-
torium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue in
Okeechobee. At that time, the


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County Commission may make
changes and move to approve
these regulations. The public is
invited to pick up a copy of the
proposal at the County Planning
Department Building or here at
our Extension office.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
h i1.i , , ,,i, l ,, i ,l .1.1 If
you need additional information
on local Florida Friendly landscap-
ing, please email us at okeecho-
bee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
863-763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Submitted photo/Marcia Candler

Award winner
Okeechobee Brahman FFA member Nathan Candler was
named State Winner for the Diversified Livestock Production
Award earlier this year. His application was then forwarded
on for national competition. It was announced recently by
the National FFA Organization that his project earned a Silver
Rating on the national level. Pictured with Nathan Candler
(center) is former Florida FFA President Hilary Webb (left)
and Okeechobee FFA Advisor Marshall Gerbitz (right).


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I believe I am uniquely qualified to represent the needs of Florida's
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Your positive response to my campaign has been overwhelming. I
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If for any reason I have been unable to personally meet with you or to
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Everglades Elementary has a Spooktacular week


Kindergarten: At Everglades
Elementary School Mrs. Moore's
class is learning
about pump-
kins in science.
We have read
many books
about pump-
kins (fiction and
non-fiction). We are working on
a pumpkin book and have done
experiments with our pumpkin
seeds. In social studies and writ-
ing we have learned about the
importance of voting, we are also
learning what an important job
being President is. The President
does many things to help our
country. "We are writing about, If
I were President I would ..."
Miss Snyder's class is building
a word wall. As they are learn-
ing new letters and sounds and
words, they are adding them to
the word wall. In math we are
counting up to 10. The boys and
girls like to pull apart the cube
towers and make them into two
groups. Algebra is fun when mak-
ing shape, letter, and number pat-
terns. Did you know that painting
is science? Our class learned when
you mix red and yellow it changes
to orange, red and blue changes
to purple, and yellow and blue
change to green! We love singing
our mixing colors song!
First Grade: The whole first
grade is busy working on their
family turkey projects. These
beautiful turkeys will be deco-
rated by each student and their
family with items found in their
homes. They will be a beautiful
combination of feathers, seeds,
yarn, cereal, fabric, and buttons!
These colorful turkeys will be
on display in the cafeteria. A big
thank you to each family that par-
ticipates. This is a great family in-
volvement project!
Mrs. Laskey's class has been
learning all about bats, spiders,
and owls. These creepy creatures
have gotten us ready for Hallow-
een! We painted our shirts and
made spider pins to wear on Hal-
loween day! We are also learning
all about graphs in math. We have
decided that graphs are easy.
Second Grade: Mrs. Brady's
class has had a spooktacular time!
We have learned about bones and
have put together a paper skele-
ton. We have had a great Hallow-
een week. We are studying about
owls We are also learning about
owls and are writing Halloween
stories with Miss Shofner. We are
excited to sing our Halloween
songs, to walk in the parade and


season. We are also working hard
in math learning to add and sub-
tract. We also don't want to forget
about all of the reading that we are
doing for the 100 Book Challenge!
Remember, when we make our
goal, we get a BOOK-IT pizza Hut
certificate! We are chilling in the
nice cool Florida weather and are
looking forward to the
Thanksgiving holidays.
Ms. Kosinski's class has en-
joyed getting to finally work on
the Pixie program from the EETT
grant. The students are able to
create class dictionaries and share
their creativity in a class book that
is available on our class website.
If you would like to view our digi-
tal projects please go to: www.
okee.kl2.fl.us/teacher/Kosin-
ski/index.html. They worked very
hard and hope to show improved
dictionary skills on our next test.
They have also worked very hard


Mr. Wright's class has been
working on subtraction, friend-
ly letters, energy, and growing
up. We are looking forward to
Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day.
We are thankful for all of the ser-
vice men and women who have
fought to protect our freedoms.
We also want to thank all of the
people who have helped to make
America a great nation.
Third Grade: Mrs. Koff's class
is learning to add, subtract, and
compare money in math. In read-
ing we will start our next story
"The Planets In Our Solar System".
Our skills for this week will be
main idea, details, compare and
contrast. We will also be learning
about possessive nouns! In writ-
ing the students have finished and
shared their Halloween narrative
stories. In science we are review-
ing the topic of work and simple
machines. The students continue


Submitted photo/EES

Students of the Week
Here is the list of students who are achieving excellence in the classroom at Everglades
Elementary School: Kindergarten: Joshua Baldwin, Jalyn Garcia, Sara Vickers, Roger
Waugh, Alejandro Alvarez; First grade: Rebecka Mims, Reighn Reyes, Mary Beth Sullivan,
Luis Santibanez, Oscar Longoria; Second grade: Kayla Volo, David Jennings, Heriberto
Gutierrez, Jenna Thompson, Perla Contreras, Alexia Torres; Third grade: Carlos Campos,
Diana Urbina, Hannah Hortman, Marissa Delacruz, Elton Pelt; Fourth grade: Jose Ser-
rano, Kitana Lapp, Kaitlyn Smith, MacKenzie Delacruz; Fifth grade: Xavier Luviano, Peyton
Campbell, Kendra Howling, Kayla Hood, Brianna Green. Congratulations to our many out-
standing students!


Submitted photo/EES

Baton Twirlers
Everglades Elementary Pep and Drill Baton Twirlers for 2008-2009 school year are: (back
row from left to right) Mrs. Laskey, Vanessa Safewright, Mrs. Rowley, (front row from left
to right) Madaline Mungarary, Ariel Girardi, Erin Grace, Kassie Weldon, India Coons, Eve
King, Kailey McCain, Quinn Nurrenbern (not pictured) Taylor Guinn.


to get into the Halloween spirit
by writing acrostic poems about
pumpkins and Halloween. We
had a great "read-in" on the 31st,
everyone brought pillows and
blankets, and flashlights. We sat
around and read spooky books!
Congratulations to Students Of
The Week for October; Alexis Tor-
res, Raquel Alvarez, Shian Koe-
bernik, and Jessica Sulzer! Way to
go ladies!
Ms. Gumz's class has been
reading A Trip To The Emergency


to work on their 100 Book Chal-
lenge and are trying to attain their
goal!
Ms. Watford's class has been
busy working on subtraction
problems and learning multipli-
cation facts to "Mondo Math Mu-
sic." We are looking forward to
our PTO Thanksgiving program
on November 11th. The students
are practicing their speaking parts
and practicing singing two special
songs for the performance!
Mrs. LaPenna's class is learn-


Submitted photo/EES

Pep and Drill
Everglades Elementary School is proud to announce the Pep and Drill Squad for the 2008-
2009 School Year. The members are: (front row left to right) Aeixis Dillon, Maci Collier,
Kaley Lowry, Shian Koebernik, Brittany Parker, Lita Landaberde, Ariel Eason, Perla Contre-
ras, Peyton Campbell, and Aleene Romero, (back row Left to right) Mercedes Washington,
Hannah Collier, Tiffany Marshall, Yanessa Leiva, Jasmine Dillon, Jessica Cason, Shannon
Mayes, Briley Sell and Sponsor-Stephanie Murrish, (not pictured) Rebecca Starnes, Kyllie
Ramirez, Sonis Delgado, Jennifer Fairtrace, Katelynn Roberts and Sadie Marfil.


to share candy and treats. We are
also learning about power, and
will start dissecting owl pellets.
In math we are regrouping with
2 digit numbers. In language arts
we are writing acrostic poems,
and READING, READING, READ-
ING, and more READING! We just
finished reading a chapter book,
Back-To-School Fright From The
Black Lagoon! Ask your child
about it!
Ms. Hunt's class is busy read-
ing lots of spooky stories. We are
then using those ideas for our
Halloween Acrostic poems. We
are also adding 3 digit numbers in
math and sometimes finding the
missing addends. We are future
money moguls and accountants!
We are also into the fall spirit. We
are reading about the fall holidays
coming up. We are also very ex-
cited and curious to see the out-
come of the Presidential election.
Only a few more days!
Mrs. Campbell's class was
happy to receive letters and pic-
tures from our pen-pals Illinois.
It's great to finally see what our
pen-pals look like. It's getting cool
in Illinois! We are reading for our
100 Book Challenge steps and
BOOK-IT, the pizza is yummy! We
have also enjoyed "Red Ribbon
Week." We elect to be drug free.
We are beginning to learn about
"energy for living" in science.
Mrs. Kirby's class is busy get-
ting into the Halloween mood
by writing scary stories, We are
expressing ourselves through our
art work and creative writings.
We are enjoying the Halloween


Room and learning about jobs in
the hospital. We have also been
learning about self-esteem with
"Pumsy." Congratulations to our
October Student's of The Week,
Ariel Eason, Larry Fresolone, Mi-
riah Good, and Heriberto Gutier-
rez.


ing about time in math and we
are also starting to learn our times
tables. We are reading the "Magic
Tree Hours" series independently
and taking Accelerated Reader
tests to improve our comprehen-
sion. Annabella Ulysse has read
18 Magic Tree House books since


August! Congratulations to Anna-
bella!
Parent Involvement Commit-
tee: Once again we would like to
thank the parents in Mrs. Tilton's
third grade class who cam in
and read to her students. Thank
you to; Karen Alicea, Kimberly
Wojcieszak, Wayne Hunt, Tabitha
Lopez, Nicole Lynch,
We would also like to thank all
of the parents who were able to
attend the Student Of The Week
luncheon and share some special
time with their child during lunch.
It was a special time for everyone!
Thank you to Mrs. Linda Robert-
son for providing beautiful fall
decorations for the tables!
Reading Leadership Commit-
tee: We are very excited to begin
our next school wide read aloud,
Are You Smarter Than A Flying
'Gator?, By; Kevin Kremer. Each
classroom has a copy of the book
and will read it aloud to the stu-
dents. Each Tuesday and Thurs-
day, there will be vocabulary
words and comprehension ques-
tions announced on the AM an-
nouncements. The students who
can answer these questions will
receive a small prize! Happy read-
ing to everyone. We hope that
everyone enjoys the adventures
of these Florida boys and girls!
Thank you to the Reading Leader-
ship Team members that are pro-
viding the words and questions!
Science Committee: Our sci-
ence question for the next two
weeks is; Why do leaves turn col-
ors? Please submit your answer
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Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 2, 2008 11


Lady Yearlings conclude a



perfect season with 10-0 record


Yearling Mid-
dle School Vol-
leyball conclud-
ed its season on }
Oct. 15 with a
victory over Os-
ceola. The Lady
Yearlings had
a perfect 10-0
season. Con-
gratulations to Coach Conrad,
Coach Gray and the entire Year-
ling Volleyball Team. The official
roster is as follows:
8th Grade: Kyla Hargraves,
Maci Thomas, Krista Ward, Sarah
Davis, Janet Smith, Ami Nunez,
Katie Ward.
7th Grade: Taylor Williams,
Erin Hudson, Jaide Micco.
6th Grade: Sara Hurst, Ari
Nunez, Brooke Osceola, Lexi
Ward, Delaney Osceola, Breanna
Billie.
Band: The band will be put-
ting on their annual Christmas
Concert on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in
the gym. Please come and listen
to our band play various Christ-
mas music. We look forward to
your attendance and participa-
tion.
Tutorial Programs: Yearling
Middle School offers a morn-
ing and an after school tutorial
program. The after school tuto-
rial program operates two days
a week from 3:40 until 5 p.m.
(Tuesday and Thursday). Parents
must provide their own transpor-
tation for the after school tutorial.
The tutorial program began on
Tuesday, Sept. 9.


Submitted photo/YMS
Students are achieving excellence at YMS everyday. Student of the Week are standing with
Mr. Tedders and Mrs. Markham. Students are: Casey Hurst, Joseph Thornton, Joseph Ca-
brera, Joe Brown, Eidrit Renteria, German Lopez, and Cody Marsh.


The morning tutorial operates
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day from 7:10- 8:20 a.m. Trans-
portation will be provided. The
tutorial also began on September
9. Please contact Dylan Tedders at
Yearling Middle School 863-462-
5056 for more information.
Information Hotline: Yearling
Middle School offers an Informa-
tion Hotline to assist students and
parents. As of right now, parents
and students will be able to call
the Information Hotline at 462-
5066 and listen to their work as-
signments for the day or week.
Please call our school office if the
Information Hotline seems incor-
rect or if you do not have a par-
ticular teacher's number
Basketball: Girls' Basketball
tryouts began on Monday, Octo-
ber 27 after school. Boys' Basket-
ball tryouts will begin on the fol-
lowing Monday, November 3 after
school. Your student must have a


FHSAA Physical (form available
in the office) and a cumulative
G.P.A. of a 2.0 or above in order
to participate.
The Girl's Team Consists of the
following Members:
Jaryaca Baker, Ami Edwards,
Jessica Jaimes, Taylor Lowe,
Shamarah Shanks, Alicen Sheen-
ey, Janet Smith, Rosa Urbina,
Kiylier Baker, Jaide Micco, Jessi
Osceola, Mikeshia Tillman, Carley
McCoin, Delaney Osceola, Taylor
Trent.
Early Release Day: The
2008-09 school calendar contains
4 days which have been designat-
ed as Student Early Release Days.
Our second Early Release Day
will be Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. The
early release is for students only.
Employees will work the regular
school day hours. The purpose
of the days is to provide time for
teachers to do academic plan-
ning, attend training, and con-


duct parent conferences. School
hours for these days will be: 8:55
- 12:15 p.m. Students will be fed
a light breakfast and a meal prior
to dismissal. Regular bus service
(transporting students home) will
occur at the Early Release dis-
missal times. Parents may pick up
students at the Early Release dis-
missal times.
Upcoming Meetings: Our
fifth SAC meeting will be held on
Tuesday, December 9th at 4 p.m.
in the office conference room. Ev-
eryone is welcome to attend.
Please join us for our second
PTO Meeting of the year on Thurs-
day, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the
gym. We will be discussing plans
for the year and explaining to par-
ents the current grade promotion
requirements. For more informa-
tion, contact Andrea Mitchum at
462-5056. The meeting will pre-
cede the YMS Band Concert in the
gymnasium.


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North Elementary has tutorial services


Supplemental Educational
Services are tutorial services that
are offered to North Elementary
School students meeting eligibil-
ity requirements. Tutorial servic-
es are provided through private
providers at no cost to the par-
ent. Supplemental Educational
Services are available to (K-5)
elementary students enrolled in
Central, Everglades, North, South
and Seminole Elementary. The
student must participate in the
free and reduced price lunch pro-
gram. If you are interested, con-
tact your child's school office.
Keep those collection sheets
for "Box Tops for Education"
coming! Every time your child
brings in a completed sheet, their
name is entered to win prizes!
Kylee Field, Billy Bob Wehde, and
Wake Sizemore brought in the
largest amounts of "Box Tops"
and are earning a lunch with the
principal at Golden Corral.
The PBS team is collecting
empty ink cartridges and old
cell phones for recycling to raise
money for their quarterly behav-
ior reward activities. Parents are
welcome to participate in this by
placing the ink cartridges and cell
phones in the designated box in
the office. You can also turn them
in to the UPS store on Hwy 441.
Students are enjoying reading
Fall books in North Elementary's
Library. We are reading Fiction
and Nonfiction books on pump-
kins. Students are "Falling into a
good book" with Reading is Fun-
damental program in which each


student selects a book for FREE to
keep adding to his or her home
library collection.
North Elementary Students
in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Music
classes are enjoying reading and
singing through their "Music Ex-
press" magazines. We are using
non-pitched instruments on some
of the songs. We learned about
Mexican Independence Day in
September and will be learning
about "October-fest" in the coun-
try of Germany.
Music students in Kindergar-
ten, 1st, & 2nd grades have been
using non-pitched instruments to
establish steady beats. We have
also been learning songs using
bean bag movements.
In P.E. students just completed
their swimming unit. We are be-
ginning Brahma Ball and the kids
are excited. Kindergarten stu-
dents and 1st graders are work-
ing on loco motor skills. Ask your
child about all the fundamentals it
takes to make a good throw. We
have some future hall of famers at
this school!
Mrs. Phillips' & Ms. Ungureit's
class is studying about animals in
science. They are creating animal
classification books, and learning
how to use animal encyclopedias.
Students will be learning about
different animals by viewing short
internet videos from Animal Plan-
et & National Geographic.
How does a delicious bowl
of frog tongues, slime and eye of
newt sound? Mrs. Van Deman's
3rd grade class has been brewing


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Submitted photo/OUM

OMS Students of the Week
Students are achieving excellence everyday at Osceola
Middle School. Students of the Week are: (front row) Daniel
Estrada, Trenton Gainer, Tad Norman, Kirby Dobbs, Tyler El-
liott, (back row) Chayse Harrell, Maria Jaimes, Anissa De-
mezier, Arismel Carillo. Congratulations to our Students!


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OHS Cross Country competes in Melbourne


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
boy's cross country team finished
seventh and the girl's finished
29th, at the Holy Trinity Invita-
tional in Melbourne last Saturday,
Oct. 25.
The Brahman boy's team was
led by Eddie Guerrero who fin-
ished 22nd overall. Adrian Leon
and Reynel Denova finished in
the top 50. Misael Alvarado fin-
ished 55th, and Lionel Jones and
Shawn Horvath finished in the
top 100.
Flarunners.com reported that
Belen Jesuit won the invitational.
Okeechobee was the only Trea-
sure Coast area team in the top
10. Other area schools who com-
peted were Martin County, South
Fork, Lincoln Park, Vero Beach,
and John Carroll.
The girl's squad was paced
by Isabella Penido who finished
in 20th place. Also competing
for Okeechobee were Natavidad
Garcia, Amanda Harrison, Maria
Baltazar and Gabbie Rodriquez.





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3-1 $150 OBO
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Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.







TRANSPORT WHEEL CHAIR
good cond $50.
(863)634-4722

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



OAK LAKE APTS 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $700/mo, + sec.
(863)634-3313
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
2br, 1ba, New kitch, carpet &
paint. $650/mo. 1st & $500
sec. Call 772-215-0098
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205


KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs., etc. $800
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $595/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


A LARGE STUCCO HOME -
2 Bdrm., Waterfront w/boat
dock. Great neighborhood.
$850 month (863)467-1308
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
New floors. Basswood Es-
tates. $900. mo. + dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Great neighbor-
hood. $950. mo.+ Sec. dep.
(863)634-1554
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city
limits, Avail Immediately,
$900/mo + 1st, & deposit.
(863)465-0053


NICE NIEGHBORHOOD 3BR,
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call (863) 885-1347
OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1BA,
Kings Bay, closed in carport,
$850/mo, 1st, last, $700
sec. (321) 262-9278
OKEECHOBEE remodeled 2/2
Villa, $850/mo, also 2/1
house for rent $700/mo 1st,
last & sec req.
(561)743-0192
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. Lazy 7 area.
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
SAVE YOUR GAS!!
WE HAVE OVER 50 RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Landlords, tenants Welcome
OPEN WEEKENDS
Century 21 Horizon
Properties
(863)634-5352
SW Okeechobee- 1600 SW
3rd Ave, CBS House Close to
library, Close to everything,
3BR/1.5BA extra room Nice
fenced yard, $900 a month
$2000 to move in, year
lease. (863)634-0512
SW Section- 2200 SW 3rd
Ave. CBS, 3BR/1BA, Close
to Wal-Mart,Nice yard, Car-
port, $850 mo., $2000
moves in (863)634-0512
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1.5ba, Cent/AC, on water,
gar, fenced yard $800/mo,
1st & last, (561)308-7566

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Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
$215 I000Including lot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available


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MODEL 4BD/2BA
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OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 2BA,
Kings Bay house. $800. mo.
$500. Sec. dep
863-634-7460 or 634-7895
R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2.5 acres, Pond, $225K
Best Price in R-Ba
(863)801-9163
Two Home's for sale in Kis-
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& 48 Boondock Rd. Leave
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A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2 golf
courses, partially turn., w/d,
$575 mo. or sale $32,500.
(772)341-6617
ADJUSTABLE RENTS in
BHR, 2br starting a
$225/mo, & 3br $300/mo.,
+ $500 sec, Single family
no pets (863)763-4031
BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
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Boats 3005
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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
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Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
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Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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Public Notice 5005
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NOW ACCEPTING BIDS
FOR LAWN MOWING/MAINTENANCE
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Please direct all inquires to
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MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
(863)467-9800


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.:2006-DP-075
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.M. DOB: 6/2/06
Mother of the minor child:
Angelica Marquez
TO: Mother of J.M., Angelica Marquez
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO J.M., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 2nd DAY OF JUNE,
2006. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COM-
MANDED TO BE AND APPEAR BE-
FORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 2:30 PRM. ON THE 12th DAY OF
JANUARY, 2009, IN COURTROOM
"D", FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW
CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD
NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 30th DAY OF JULY, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Kimberly J. Sarros
DEPUTY CLERK
296656 ON 11/2,9,16,23/08
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006-DP-083
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.Q. DOB: 12/1/03
M.Q. DOB: 1/22/06
Father of the minor child:
Michael Quarles
TO: Father of K.Q., Michael Quarles
Father of M.Q., Michael Quarles
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO K.Q., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 1st DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 2003 AND M.Q., A MALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 22ND DAY OF JANU-
ARY, 2006. THE CHILD K.Q., WAS
BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE,
IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THE
CHILD M.Q., WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE, IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED
TO BE AND APPEAR BEFORE A
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 1st DAY OF DE-
CEMBER, 2008, IN COURTROOM "D",
FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW CAUSE
WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 30th DAY OF JULY, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Kimberly J. Sarros
DEPUTY CLERK
296653 ON 10/19,26;11/2,9/08


Football player makes 'Graceful' exit


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
He's 31, retired, and loving it.
This Okeechobee High School
alumnus hung up his professional
football cleats for the last time in
2007.
John Grace, a 1995 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School,
was one of the best defenders in
school history, one of the best
ever at Marshall, and even one of
the best in the Canadian Football
League.
Grace played with such NFL
stars as Chad Pennington, Byron
Leftwich, and Randy Moss, and
went on to play in college bowl
games, the Grey Bowl (Canada's
Super Bowl), and several pro
bowls.
"I woke up in the morning and
I said okay, this is enough for me.
The powers that be said it was
time for me to go and I haven't
regretted retiring," he noted.
"My body didn't give me what
I was used to, and I wasn't happy
with my play anymore," he not-
ed. Grace said his concentration
wasn't 100 percent on football
when he retired.
Grace now lives in Cross
Lanes, West Virginia, a suburb of
Charleston, and lives with his wife
Kim, and his two young children,
Julion 2, and Kylan 1. He said
spending more time with them
was the main reason he decided
to retire.
He now works as Safety Man-
ager for North American Industrial
Services. The firm does industrial
cleaning for power plants and
other jobs involving explosives.
Grace earned a master in edu-
cation from Marshall University in


adult education. He also earned a
bachelors degree in criminal jus-
tice.
He graduated from Okeecho-
bee High School in 1995 and
still remembers fondly his time
at Okeechobee. He remembers
reaching the second round of the
playoffs during his senior year.
Okeechobee defeated Immoka-
lee in the first round of the play-
offs last year. Edgerrin James,
who went on to play professional
football in the National Football
League, sat out the game be-
cause Immokalee felt they could
beat Okeechobee without them.
Okeechobee lost in the second
round in a tough battle with Car-
dinal Gibbons. Grace said the
playoffs, and Okeechobee victo-
ries in a Kansas tie breaker over
Suncoast and South Fork, which
qualified them for the playoffs,
were two of his fondest memo-
ries in Okeechobee.
"I wasn't super highly recruited
in high school. I was recognized
at camps, and I grew some in col-
lege, thankfully," he noted.
Grace thanked Coaches Bostic
and Kingery for helping get him
a scholarship at Marshall. They
were graduates of Marshall and
sent the university tapes of him.
Grace followed in the foot-
steps of Cary Parks of Okeecho-
bee, who also went to Marshall.
Okeechobee graduates Larry
Davis and Curtis Jones followed
Grace to Marshall.
Grace played in the Motor City
Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, two
years in a row in 1997 and 1998.
He was named the Most Valuable
player of the 1998 game when
Marshall defeated Louisville,


28-3.
Grace said he enjoyed playing
with Randy Moss, and doesn't un-
derstand the negative publicity his
former teammate receives, "He
was an excellent guy to play with.
If the media really knew him, they
wouldn't say the things they do.
He'd do anything for you."
Grace was voted Marshall's
defensive MVP in 1998 and 1999.
He was also named first team all
Mid American Conference dur-
ing 1998 and 1999. He had 437
tackles during his career, the fifth
most in Marshall history.
Grace tried out for the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers after college but
was cut in training camp. That
led him to sign with the Canadian
Football League, where he played
seven seasons.
Grace had a wonderful career
in the CFL. His first year, his team
the Montreal Alouettes, made it to
the Grey Cup game, losing to the
British Columbia Lions. Although
he doesn't remember the score,
he remembers one thing about
football, winning is everything.
"It don't matter what the score
was all that counts is the win and
the loss. The rest is water under
the bridge."
Grace was named the most
outstanding player for the Ottawa
Renegades and was selected to
the CFL all star game in 2002. He
led the league with eight forced
fumbles and five fumble recover-
ies in 2002.
He was traded to the Calgary
Stampeders in 2004 and was
named player of the week four
times and defensive player of the
month twice.
He was defensive most valu-


courtesy of Montreal Alouettes
John Grace

able player in the CFL in 2005. He
was western division player of the
year in 2004 and 2005. He was
team MVP for Ottawa twice, and
made the pro bowl on numerous
occasions.
"Team MVP was very signifi-
cant to me. In the entire history of
the league it is rare for a defender
to win that award," he noted.
Grace suffered some injuries
late in his career that hampered
his performance. A pulled ham-
string was hampering him in his
final year when he decided to re-
tire after just five games. He knew
it was the right decision.
"The motivation was not there
to play football. I miss being
around the guys. Athletes are the
real life Peter Pans. We never have
to grow up. It was time for me to
grow up and take on responsibil-
ity. My wife was doing too much
for one person," he added.


Brahman alumnus play for bragging rights


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Some of the greatest football
players in Okeechobee High
School history will return to town
Thanksgiving to play flag football
in Douglas Park.
It's become an annual tra-
dition for the past six or seven
years as older players, younger
ones, and even existing play-
ers, get to show off their skills to
friends and family.
John Grace, Curtis Jones, Skip
Roberts, and others are sched-


uled to be on hand to play in the
annual game, dubbed the Turkey
Bowl.
"It's a real big deal in the
neighborhood," Grace said, "The
old guys against the new guys.
People get to see some of the
high school's best players. It's a
blast."
Grace noted the older guys
usually get the early lead be-
cause of their superior game
plan. However the younger guys
always come back when the old
guys lose some steam.


"It's good to give back to the
community and I appreciate the
chance to come home," Grace
noted.
Grace was involved in youth
causes while he played in Can-
ada and set up a foundation
where he would donate tickets
to underprivileged youth to see
games. He also helped several
boys' schools while he played.
He continues that devotion to
young people by returning to
Okeechobee for Thanksgiving.
"I also talk to kids to let them


know what they go through to-
day, I had to go through. Every-
body has a story. I always felt
helping one kid isn't enough. If
you can help more, go do it.
There will be Thanksgiving
dinner and refreshments served
at the event played at the base-
ball field known as the Alderman
complex. Kickoff is scheduled for
11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Anyone interested in donat-
ing or volunteering in the event
can call Skip Roberts at 813-546-
0891.


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF
THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDER-
SIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PER-
SON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES
THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE
MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE
WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN
THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALLING
(863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
298252 ON 11/2/08



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This week I spoke to Jean,
who would rather not give her
last name.
Jean grew up in Palm Beach
County, a true Floridian. She
works helping people use com-
puters, find research, or the cur-
rent best seller. You might be
surprised to learn that she begged
for her job because she was driv-
ing an hour and a half each way
to her last position. While her ex-
husband was in the military they
traveled. Jean found she needed
quick easy meals when they trav-
eled. This is one of those meals.


Utensils needed:
frying pan, spoon, can opener
Ingredients:
1 lb hamburger
20 oz. frozen mac & cheese
12 oz. can creamed soup
(mushroom, celery, chicken
whatever you have on hand)
milk (optional)
Brown meat and season to
taste. Remove excess fat. Cook
mac & cheese according to box.
Add mac & cheese, and soup
to hamburger. Heat throughout. If
too thick. add milk.
Makes 2 hefty servings with
1,353 calories per serving.
If you would like to share your
story, and your favorite recipe
please contact me at Kitchen
Talk@yahoo.com.


Habitat announces



new directors


Habitat for Human-
ity Okeechobee County, Inc.
announces the addition of
three new Board of Directors
members. They are pleased to
announce the addition of Doc
Thrift, Ed Thornton and Cliff
Matson.
Doc Thrift is a long time resi-
dent of Okeechobee Countywith
many years of construction ex-
perience. Ed Thornton has been
working with all the homes we
have built and is also a longtime
resident of Okeechobee County.


Cliff Matson has worked with
Habitat on our last two houses.
He and his wife have been visit-
ing Okeechobee for many years
and this year purchased a home
here.
Soon we will begin construc-
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South Elementary students


go on Learning Safari


The Learning Safari held on
Oct. 28 was
well attend-
ed and en-
joyed by all! ta
Each grade a
level had a
display and
an activity to share with parents. It
was exciting to listen to the Safari
Leaders discuss reading tips with
parents. Kindergarten students
had studied the various species of
Penguins. First grade students had
a display of Africa. Second grade
students had created a rainforest
in their hallway. Third grade stu-
dents had written essays explain-
ing why their pumpkin should be
President. Books and information
about Mexico, along with yarn
paintings, were also displayed in
the third grade hallway. Fourth
grade students had researched
Asia. There were displays of ori-
gami and informational displays
about Japan, China, India and
Kazakhstan.
Many parents from second
grade came out Tuesday night to
our learning safari. Parents not
only saw the rainforest display
that students created, but left with


some valuable tips as well. Mrs.
Hamnblen and Mrs. Nichols pre-
sented a workshop on 100 Book
Challenge and comprehension
building skills. Parents were given
handouts and tools they could use
to help students with comprehen-
sion and higher ordered thinking
skills. We would like to thank all
the parents at South Elementary
for being such a vital part of our
school community.
Red Ribbon Week brought
out the artist in many teachers.
The door decorating prize was
hotly contested. Mrs. Singleton's
first grade door won first place,
followed by Mrs. Thompson's in
second, Ms. Hewitt's in third, Mrs.
Fusco's in fourth, Mrs. Eldred's
in fifth and Mrs. Thomas's in
sixth place. Student participated
in most of the door decorating.
Third grade students listed what
they would rather do than do
drugs! They all have great goals
and dreams. Students also wore
a jersey from their favorite team,
sunglasses, caps and red clothing
to show their support of Red Rib-
bon Week.
Fall fundraiser orders will ar-
rive on Tuesday, November 4th.


These orders will be sent home
with the students. Thank you for
your orders and support!
The school year is flying by
now! As we move toward Win-
ter Break, please remember to
save glass baby food jars. You can
drop them off anytime. We will
store them for use at the Winter
Carnival. Also if you have empty
ink cartridges, BoxTops points or
Campbell's Soup label, you are
invited to drop them off in the
front office also. Those items are
converted into cash or supplies
for student activities or programs.
There are many events in No-
vember. There will be a short
Veteran's day assembly in the
courtyard at 1:50 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Progress Reports for the second
nine weeks will be going home
on Nov. 13! The School Advisory
Council will meet on Nov. 13. Ear-
ly Release day is Nov. 14. Career
Day for grades 2-4 will be Nov. 17.
Grades 3 and 4 will be taking the
Kaplan test on Nov. 18 and 19.
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Students celebrate Red Ribbon Week


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition and schools
across the district such as South
Elementary have celebrated Red
Ribbon Week beginning on Mon-
day, Oct. 27, with an array of ac-
tivities.
Red Ribbon Week is the na-
tion's oldest and largest drug
prevention program in the na-
tion which reaches millions of
Americans during the last week
of October every year. The OSAC
has went around to businesses
throughout Okeechobee to en-
courage them to show their sup-
port for Red Ribbon Week.
Through Red Ribbon Week,
young people pledge to live a
drug-free life and through the pro-
gram pay tribute to DEA Special
Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena,
who was a DEA officer undercov-
er in Mexico who was kidnapped
in 1985, brutally tortured and mur-
dered by Mexican drug traffickers.
His tragic death opened the eyes
of many Americans to the dan-
gers of drugs and the internation-
al scope of the drug trade.
The National Family Partner-
ship estimates that over 80 million
people participate in Red Ribbon
events each year.
Shelby Schutt at South Elemen-
tary School coordinated the Red
Ribbon Week at South Elementa-


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary students (left to right) Kaitlyn Williams, Au-
brey Pearce, Joseph Lopresti, Jasmine Vickers, Bryce John-
son, Seth Hendrix, Jerome Roundtree and Damian Stephens
during Red Ribbon Week at South Elementary School.


ry School where students in each
class and grade level competed
as they learned about the impor-
tance of living drug-free lives.
The theme for the 2008 Red
Ribbon Week was "Ask me, See
Me, I'm Drug Free, Be Me."
On Monday students wore red,
Tuesday they wore camouflage,
Wednesday they wore sunglasses,
Thursday they wore their favorite
team shirts, and Friday they are
wearing school colors and "put a
cap on drugs" with the purchase


of a sticker in the cafeteria.
Classes will also receive prizes
for the door decorating contest
for each grade.
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition meets on the sec-
ond Tuesday of every month at
the First United Methodist Church
fellowship hall from 11:45 a.m.
until 1 p.m. For more information
call 863-697-1792.
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Okeechobee wins against Martin County in overtime


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lonnie Pryor added to his
legend with over 400 all purpose
yards Friday but it was two other
seniors that made the most unfor-
gettable play in Okeechobee's 43-
40 win over Martin County.
Garrett Madrigal hit Kareem
Jones with a 17 yard touchdown
pass in overtime to give the Brah-
mans a victory that secured them
a return trip to the state playoffs
this year.
"I was glad he gave us a chance
to throw the ball on the last play,"
Madrigal stated, "I'm surrounded
by all around great players. I just
do what I can do. I put the ball in
the air and make play makers do
what they do."
Okeechobee (6-2) had no
trouble on offense all night on se-
nior night, but they struggled on
defense against a winless team.
They allowed 388 yards, 308 of
them to the Tigers backup QB
Mike Duhart.
"There's no way we should
have been in an overtime game
with Martin County," Brahmans
Coach Chris Branham said, "It
got aggravating. Martin County
did a phenomenal job of calling
plays tonight and no matter what
we did, we just weren't going to
stop it."
Okeechobee jumped out to a
10-0 lead in the first quarter and
seemed to be on their way to an
easy win against the struggling Ti-
gers, who came in (0-8). It didn't
turn out that way.
Okeechobee scored on their
first offensive play as Pryor took a
hand over left tackle and was off
to the races. He ran untouched
for an 80 yard touchdown and
a 7-0 lead 13 seconds into the
game.
Martin County couldn't move
the ball but their punter Eric Strack
kicked a wind aided 65 yard punt
that backed the Brahmans up at
their two yard line. Nothing to
worry about.
Madrigal gutted out a six yard
run on third and six to give the
Brahmans breathing room and
the offense promptly moved the
ball down field with a 10 play
drive. The Brahmans reached the
Tiger eight yard line before Mad-
rigal was sacked by Erik Kent on
third down. Alan Najara came on
and booted a 29 yard field goal for
a 10-0 lead.
Martin County wouldn't fold
as they answered with a 65 yard
touchdown drive. Key plays in-
cluded Duhart's 12 and 13 yard
runs and a third down pass from
Austin Larson to Gillie St. Hill (106
yards in receptions). Freshman
Tyler Viscount rushed the final
three yards to put Martin County
back in the game, 10-7, early in
the second quarter.
Okeechobee drove 62 yards in
eight plays on their next drive to
go ahead 16-7. Key plays includ-
ed a 42 yard run by Pryor. The
Brahmans overcame two penal-
ties after they secured a first and
goal at the Tiger four yard line.
On third down Madrigal (8-10 in
the passing game) hit Mike Mi-
nondo who caught the ball at the
eight, eluded a tackle and dove
into the end zone.
Martin County responded with
an 80 yard drive and again it was
Duhart who made the big plays.
He hit Gillie St. Hill on a 10 yard
pass for a first down and rushed
for another 19 yards. With under
a minute left in the half Duhart
threw up a beautiful post pattern
pass that Hill ran under at the 10
yard line and carried into the end
zone. The extra point made it 16-
14 at the half.
The Tigers took their only lead
of the game on the first drive of
the third quarter. They also did it
quickly and easily. Duhart ran for
24 yards on the first play and two
plays later hooked up with Hill
on a 32 yard touchdown pass to
make it 22-16 Tigers. The Tigers
converted a pass for the two point
conversion on a reverse option
play. Juwan Braye hit Matt Diek-
man for the conversion.
Okeechobee responded again
thanks to Pryor. They drove 80
yards in 12 plays to go ahead 23-


























































































































22. The big play was a 34 yard
run by Pryor. Madrigal was shak-
en up on the drive but backup QB
Terrance Allen took over at the Ti-
ger 10 yard line and ran in a quar-
terback sneak for the touchdown,
his first on varsity.
The Brahman defense, which
to that point couldn't stop Martin
County, made a big play on the Ti-
gers next drive. The Tigers moved
the ball to midfield but on a sec-
ond and eight pass, Austin Larson
had his pass batted up into the air
by Allen. Kareem Jones caught
the deflected pass and ran 40


yards into the Tiger end zone to
give Okeechobee a 30-22 lead.
Jones said it was one of the
highlights of his high school ca-
reer, "I was so happy because
that was my first real touchdown.
I didn't know what to do. I thank
T.J and the other defenders who
helped me be at the right place at
the right time."


Martin County rallied again
with another 80 yard drive. Key
plays included a 17 yard pass
to Raynes, and a 15 yard run by
Duhart. Duhart repeatedly car-
ried the ball with ease against
the Brahman defense. Viscount
came in to carry the final two
yards to tie the game at 30.
Okeechobee responded
quickly with a three play 74 yard
drive. Pryor raced 68 yards down
field on first down and McQueen
rumbled in from the six yard line
to give Okeechobee a 37-30 lead.
Martin County drove down
field with ease again to tie the
score at 37. The 80 yard drive in-
cluded a 14 yard pass to Raynes,
and a 25 yard run by Duhart. A
pass interference call in the end
zone gave Martin County a first
and goal. Viscount scored his
third touchdown of the game to
make it 37-37.
Okeechobee ran out of time
in regulation before they could
break the tie. They reached the
Tiger 33 and could have attempt-
ed a long field goal. However on
third down Pryor was dropped
for a rare loss on third down.
Martin County got the ball first
in the overtime. They got off to a
bad start with a delay of game pen-
alty and Duhart was stacked up
for a three yard rain on first down.
Duhart threw long for Hill into the
end zone on second down. On
third down his pass was perfect
by Jamar Spencer dropped a sure
touchdown pass. Martin County
settled for a 30 yard field goal by
Strack to go ahead 40-37.
Okeechobee had their chance
and things looked grim when two
delay of game penalties pushed
the ball back to the 17 yard line.
On second down Madrigal stood
tough against the rush and hit
Jones at the two yard line. He fell
into the end zone for the winning
touchdown.
"I just threw the ball to the
grass and made him go get it,"
Madrigal stated.
Sixteen senior football players
were honored on senior night.
Pryor said he will miss his team-
mates once he goes off to college
in the fall. However, he noted he
will always have fond memories
of this victory.
"I didn't want to lose this game
because of the playoff implica-
tions. The offensive line told me
we'll get the blocks and move it
down the field. They said they got
me and I had them. We made big
plays and did good," he added.
Game notes
T.J Allen played a lot at defen-
sive end due to a hand injury suf-
fered by Sam Dixon in practice.
Allen teamed up with Leland
Schoonmaker to stop Duhart for
no gain in the second quarter.
Jones and Allen both had quar-
terback pressures for Okeechobee.
Pryor was a decoy at the end.
He left the game after the final play
in regulations due to leg cramps.
Westwood's win Friday over
Sebastian River clinched the dis-
trict 13-4A title for the Panthers.
Okeechobee is the runner up.
Homecoming week begins
Monday at Okeechobee High
School. The pep rally and bon-
fire will be open to the public this
year. Festivities on Thursday be-
gin at 7 p.m.
Final Score
1 2 3 4 OT
Martin County 0 14 8 15 3---40
Okeechobee 10 6 14 7 6---43
How they scored
First Quarter
Okee Pryor 80 yard run
(Najara kick) 11:47 7-0.
Okee Najara 29 yard field
Goal 5:31. 10-0.


Second Quarter
Martin Viscount three yard run
(Strack kick) 11:28.10-7.
Okee Minondo 16 yard pass from
Madrigal. Kickfailed. 6:12. 16-7.
Martin Hill 42 yard pass from Duhart.
(Strack kick) 0:50. 16-14
Third Quarter
Martin Hill 32 yard pass from Duhart.
(Diekman pass) 10:49. 22-16.
Okee Allen one yard run (Najara kick)
3:56. 23-22.
Okee Jones 40 yard Interception
return (Najara kick) 2:26. 30-22
Fourth Quarter
Martin Viscount two yard run (Tougas
pass) 10:29.30-30.
Okee McQueen six yard run. (Najara
kick) 10:02.37-30.
Martin Viscount six yard run. (Strack
kick) 4:12. 37-37.
Overtime
Martin Strack 30 yard field Goal. 40-37
Okee Jones 17 yard pass from
Madrigal 43-40.
Team statistics
MC Okee
First Downs 20 15
Third Downs 7-11 6-7
Penalties 3-20 11-72
Punts 1-65 0-0
Punt returns 0-0 0-0
Kick returns 2-10 4-97
Fumbles/lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions 0-0 1-40
Okeechobee
Passing Att Comp Yds TD INT
Madrigal 10 8 89 2 0
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD
Pryor 25 354 14.1 80 1
McQueen 7 27 3.9 9 1
Taggart 1 3 3.0 3 0
Fortner 1 14 14.0 14 0
Allen 1 1 1
Madrigal 3 2 0.7 6 0
Totals 38 401 10.5 80 3
Receiving No. Yds Avg TD
Pryor 2 11 5.5 0
McQueen 1 12 12.0 0
Minondo 2 18 9.0 1
Jones 2 35 17.5 1
Fortner 1 13 13.0 0
Totals 8 89 11.1 2
Martin County
Passing Att Comp Yds TD INT
Braye 1 1 2 0 0
Larson 4 1 17 0 1
Duhart 17 7 122 2 0
Totals 22 9 141 2 1
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD
Duhart 23 186 8.1 25 0
Spencer 8 17 2.1 5 0
Viscount 7 27 3.9 6 3
Tougas 1 0 0.0 1 0
Totals 39 247 6.3 25 3
Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg TD
Spencer 1 11 11.0 11 0
St. Hill 5 106 21.2 42 2
Diekman 1 2 2.0 2 0
Raynes 2 31 15.5 17 0
Totals 9 141 9.7 42 2
Area scores
South Fork 28 Spanish River 7
John Carroll 10 St. Stephens 7
Vero Beach 27 Seminole Ridge 24
Westwood 14 Sebastian River 7
St. Edwards 31 Westminster Acdmy 14
Centennial 49 Port St. Lucie 26
Treasure Coast 52 Santaluces 13
Pahokee 40 Cardinal Newman 0
Kings Academy 41 Glades Day 7
Clewiston 27 Inlet Grove 26
Glades Central 58 Pembroke Pines 6
Island Coast 47 Moore Haven 14
Desoto 41 Avon Park 0
Braden River 28 Sebring 11
Bishop Verot 27 Lake Placid 16
Riverdale 41 Labelle 14
Jensen Beach 26 Fort Pierce 20


How Okeechobee opponents fared. Distri
Jupiter Christian was idle. Avon Park lost Team
to Desoto41 -0. Sebring lostto Braden River
28-11. Sebastian River lost to Westwood Westw
14-7. Glades Day lost to Kings Academy Okeec
41-7. Fort Pierce lost to Jensen Beach 26-
20. Westwood defeated Sebastian River Sebas
14-7. Martin County lost to Okeechobee Jense
43-40 in overtime. Jensen Beach defeated
Fort Pierce 26-20. Clewiston defeated Inlet Fort P
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District player of the week, Kareem
Jones of Okeechobee. The senior
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Yards for a touchdown and also caught
the winning touchdown pass in Overtime
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L Limit animal handouts to the zoo; keep wildlife wild


If you feed wild animals,
you're asking for trouble. That's
the message from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
"You're creating a hazard for
yourself, your neighbors and the
animals," FWC biologist Anni
Mitchell said. "It's a thrill to have
animals eat from your hand, but
you need to limit that experience
to captive animals."
Feeding wildlife can cause an-
imals to become a nuisance and
can be harmful to their health,


according to FWC wildlife bi-
ologists. Most importantly, it can
interfere with their natural sur-
vival instincts. FWC officials said
feeding wildlife does not help
animals and may actually harm
them. Also, it is illegal in Florida
to feed certain animals, including
sandhill cranes, bears, raccoons,
foxes, alligators and others.
Wild animals that get food
from human hands will start los-
ing their fear of people and their
natural ability to hunt or forage
for food on their own. They may


become aggressive when they
get hungry and do not get fed.
In addition, the balance be-
tween food sources and wildlife
populations is delicate. In the
wild, animals produce as much
young as the food source can
sustain. If other unnatural food
sources become available, such
as human handouts, animals
may produce more offspring,
and that overloads the availabil-
ity of natural food sources, ac-
cording to FWC experts.
Fed animals may be "lured"


across roads to artificial foods
sources, risking dangerous en-
counters with vehicles.
Sometimes, humans uninten-
tionally feed wild animals. Pet
bowls, bird feeders or garbage
cans with loose lids can attract
animals and cause the same
loss of natural instinct as feeding
them intentionally, Mr. Mitchell
said.
"The FWC has a few sugges-
tions: Store pet food inside and
feed pets inside. If you must feed
your pet outside, remove the


food dishes and any spilled food
immediately after feeding. Use
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feeders that contain grain, corn
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etc. with electric fence.
"Keep wildlife wild," Mr.
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Cross country runner Isabel-
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September. Her parents are
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with a 4.0 Cum GPA 4.0. She
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James and Sheila Madrigal.
The 12th grade student has a
3.3 Cumulative GPA. He is a
three-year Letterman and was
1st Team All Area TC Palm 07.
He plans to go to college.
Stats for the Month: 32/54,
542 Yards, 7 TD's, 2 Int., 1
Rushing TD, 59% Comp.
Quote from Coach: "Gar-
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of our offense. His maturity
under center this season is
the difference between him
and any other QB I have ever
coached, including when I
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Athlete of
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Volleyball player Monica
Koger is one of the female co-
athletes of the month for Sep-
tember.
The 11th grader is the daugh-
ter of Nilda and Roger Jones.
She has a 3.32 Cum. GPA.
She has six years in the sport,
and is a three-year letterman.
Other sports she participates
in at the high school level are:
basketball and track.
She was 2nd Team All District,
in volleyball in 2007. Her fu-
ture plans include anything
dealing with forensics.
Stats for the month: lead the
team in kills for month of Sep-
tember, approximately 32 kills
in 4 matches.
Quote from Coach: "Monica is
an outstanding athlete and her
leadership skills on the court
can't be matched. Her volley-
ball IQ has improved greatly.
With that, her leadership, love
for the game and her power
and explosiveness, Monica is
a dominating force."

Sports Briefs
Signups planned for
Upward Basketball
The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee will be hosting up-
ward basketball and cheerleading
for grades first through sixth, boys
and girls. Registration is open.
Cost is $75. Deadline for registra-
tion is Nov. 4. To register, come to
the ROC or the church office. Call
863-763-2171 for information.


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