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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 100

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S THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1998 3D' TODAY Here are some things to do with the kids: Rip-roarin' rodeo . . . Contes- tants from the Professional 'Rodeo ." Cowboys Association will be riding it . D An evening of networking and sharing, 4-. 6 p.m. at Pleasant City Multicultural Center, 501 21st St., West Palm Beach. Includes entertainment and refreshments. Sponsored by Seven Pillars Group and Asili Resource Center. Call 659-0775. 3?ET UP B Sunsets in the Park, 6-9 p.m. along the Intracoastal Waterway behind the Jupiter-Tequesta-Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce office, 800 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Features artists, food, music. Free. Call 746-7111. -N A .mttr- , - Vnii.f'i itiMiMMMimnn irrnrr-r itt--iii liifii miMil if T 'nf iT Hr rtai T n i - ' Renee Sexton (right) and her daughter, Jessica, 6, live with their own two dogs and six cats, as well as their 'foster' kittens. Their family cares for the cats until someone can adopt them. LANNIS WATERS Staff Photographer miD GO! out for cash and prizes during the Five Star Rodeo, downtown Davie's cov- ; ered arena, Orange Drive and 65th Avenue, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cowfolks will test their skills in bareback bronco riding, steer wres-tling, calf roping, barrel racing and bull; riding. Admission is $12 adults; $5 children ages 4-12; and free for chil-dren 3 and under. Gates open at 6:30, ; p.m. Call (954) 384-7075. Camel rides ... To celebrate Is; rael's golden anniversary, the Kaplan!; Jewish Community Center, 3151 N. Z Military Trail, West Palm Beach, is sponsoring IsraelFest 50 from 11 a.mJ 4 p.m. Sunday. For younger kids, there will be -ahnnt Israeli heroes and : Mezzo-soprano Frederlca von Stade with pianist Charles Wadsworth, 8 p.m. at the Society of the Four Arts, off Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach. Tickets are $25 and $20. Call 655-7226. Blood Brothers, 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Meyer Hall, School of the Arts, just north of the Kravis Center on Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach. Tickets $10. Call 802-6061. Patti WicksKevin Campfield, 8-11 p.m. as part of Jazz in Jupiter at Sprazzo restaurant, 201 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. No cover charge; reservation recommended. Call 575-9509. Cats' meow: Boca family saves felines COMING THURSDAY o j t . folklore, followed by "make-it and take-it crafts. Kids can nuni ior isia- . c.-rc.utoA itprriQ in the archeological dig, and join in on the Israel Double Dare Quiz Show from noon-1 p.m. At y . Thino- Punnets will - presents Tree Grows Up in Gruber , Hall, everyone can nue mc lmuui East mode of transportation camel ; ( , r rn . - Tl. will olcn ' Hues ior ou cems. i uoc . be indoor recreational games such as relay races, obstacle courses and bas-; ketball contests. Admission is $3 adults; $2 children; ages 2-12. Call 689-7700. Nudity, but rated PG . . . They ire tho cntAct nalifxjt thincs vou mav 13th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show, Thursday through Sunday on the Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive between Clematis and Fern streets in West Palm Beach. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $7; $2 kids 6-12. Call 833-5711. Career Fair, 9:30 a.m.-l p.m. on the first floor of Building A of the Palm Beach Community College south campus, 3000 St. Lucie Ave., Boca Raton. Call 367-4629. Clematis by Night featuring Sister Sara, acoustic rock, 5:30-9 p.m. at Centennial Square, West Palm Beach. Free. Call 659-8007. Limoges trunk show, 2-6 p.m. Thursday at Bloomingdale's in The Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Blooming-dale's in Town Center at Boca Raton. Presented by porcelain expert Francis Soichet. Call 625-2234. Catskills Comedy Capers, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Presented by Sunset Productions. Tickets are $30, $35 and $38. Call 297-3737. ever see. Naked mole rats are only a ' ; " The menagerie in Sexton's home at the moment is nothing compared to the time she had 38 kittens, half of whom had to be bottle fed. That situation even tested the patience of her usually cooperative husband, Shawn. "We were up half the night feeding kittens," she says. "But he is a very good sport." Good sport also describes Feline Friends volunteer Jim Haynes, who on this evening drops by to leave his own foster kitties for the weekend because he must be away on business. Haynes, 27, saw the organization's sign outside a pet store and took ownership of his first two kittens about seven or eight months ago. "I had never had a cat before," says Haynes, who also owns a chocolate Labrador named Hannah that cuddles the kittens on cold nights. "Now, I can even give them medicine when they need it," he says proudly. Sexton said she hopes that in the next five years, Feline Friends will gain community recognition and build a local no-kill shelter. For tickets to a Tri-County Humane Society benefit dinner, May 5, 1998, at Nick's Italian Fishery or if you would like to adopt or foster an animal, call 496-6202. Ellie Lingner's column appears Wednesday. You can reach her at 279-3464. It is a typical Wednesday evening in the Sextons' west Boca Raton home. Renee Sexton, 38, busily wipes down already clean kitchen counters. In another room daughter Jessica, 6, watches a video with a friend. And for several hours, strangers wander in and around the house, trying to select from a dozen kittens the precise one or two that will complete their household. The Sextons own dogs (two) and cats (six) patiently observe the visitors and the chaos, as little furballs scamper, leap, chase and play . . . everywhere. The permanent pets are old hands at this routine. Sexton is treasurer of Feline Friends, a division of the 14-member, nonprofit Tri-County Humane Society Inc., a group whose mission is to rescue and relocate cats and dogs. Like the litter of kittens who were stuffed in a black garbage bag and tossed away. Or the mama cat and her offspring who were sealed into a new wall by unsuspecting drywall installers. Or the feline family rescued from a burning building by firefighters. The only one who didn't survive, says Sexton, was the mother cat trapped in the wall. A Realtor heard the kittens crying and saved them by forcing the workers to tear open the wall. "We hear stories like that every day," says Sexton, who also owns a horse she boards in Del- Ellie Lingner ray Beach. And so she and other members of the group foster the animals until a good, permanent home can be found. These devoted humans spend weekends in front of area pet stores, showing off cages of kitties in need of owners. Each adoption costs $85 for a female and $75 for a male, and includes spaying or neutering, first shots, worming and testing for leukemia. Last year, the group arranged adoptions for 550 kittens and cats. Sexton packs plenty of work into her day. The animals wake her by 6 a.m., and she is up and running getting Jessica ready for school. Next, she heads to her full-time job in a Delray Beach accounting office, often stopping at her veterinarian's office for supplies. It takes three or four hours each day to care for the animals, she says, but she still manages to ride her horse, Little John, several times a week and lead her daughter's Brownie troop. "My day goes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.," says Sexton. "It's unusual for me to sit down, and I never watch TV." LOOKING AHEAD few inches long but live m miles ana ( . miles of tunnels under the dry areas of ; Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with dif- : ferent rooms for eating, sleeping, ba- -bies and bathroom. A rodent, they ' t have no hair, are basically blind and ; -have no ears. More than a dozen of them are on display in acrylic tunnels' ; at the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park 1301 Summit Ave., West Palm Beaclr.y Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and S---admission is $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4..: children ages 3-12 and free for chil- ' ' dren under 3 and zoo members. The great outdoors . . . Guided nature walks start at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays from the Okeeheelee ( ' Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. The easy paced . : one or two hour strolls takes visitors.' ' ; through some of the 100-acre park sanctuary. Free. Call 233-1400. 1 ;: ANGEL BEDINGHAUS ZENT : Bobby Pruitt and High Voltage, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday Centennial Plaza in downtown West Palm Beach. Country Music Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clewiston Fairgrounds. Features Nashville recording artists Bart Roy and John Hornsby. Presented by the American Red Cross, Palm Beach County chapter. Tickets: $10; $5 under 12. Call 992-9703. 5th Annual Multicultural Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Kennedy Middle Magnet School, 1901 Ave. S, Riviera Beach. Features cultural exhibits, music and dinners. Call 845-4500. Gout's no joke: Old ailment still afflicts many o ''ppfv ijiiwrngr uj Mil mm It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible after the first attack. The joints may become damaged or deformed. Gout is not life-threatening but it is important to seek treatment if you are taking heart or blood pressure medication. People with kidney disease are often predisposed to gout. To prevent reoccurrence, it is a good idea to drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and eat less protein-rich foods. Some people who have gout are overweight. When they lose weight, they reduce their risk of suffering from gout. beans. Gout mainly strikes middle-aged men, but occasionally occurs in younger men as well. Gout also afflicts middle-aged women, but that is much more rare. Gout frequently strikes the base of the big toe, but can also affect the small joints of the hands, knees, ankles, wrists or elbows. The first few gout attacks usually affect only one joint and last a few days. Symptoms slowly disappear, the joint goes back to normal and there is no sign of a problem until the next attack. The Associated Press It may sound like an old-fashioned disease more likely to afflict Shakespearean characters than people today. But gout, a form of arthritis, is very much with us. Gout is caused when uric acid crystalizes and is deposited in the joint. In most people, uric acid is dissolved in blood and goes through the kidney into the urine. In people with gout, this elimination doesn't occur completely. 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