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News Cast for June 23rd:

In the courts, 35 year old Tim Alexander of Glades County was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the rape of a 16 year old LaBelle girl in 2013. Alexander was convicted of two counts of sexual battery after a party on a bus in Hendry County.

Bass Pro and Okeechobee County will now negotiate a developer’s agreement for Okee tantee. The company offered 3 million dollars to purchase the property.  Guy Harvey had been interested for three years and offered more specifics but fewer dollars. Chairman Terry Burroughs says the county already had made a financial commitment in this project. Commissioner Kelly Owens says Bass Pro developed a quality project in Missouri she visited and she thinks this will benefit Okeechobee. The company will provide a 3 hundred-thousand-dollar nonrefundable deposit and decide on whether to develop the property within nine months.

County commissioners Thursday rebuffed any interest from a group in Hendry county to purchase a portion of the Okeechobee airport to create an International Jet Port.

The county also accepted a 7 hundred and 50 thousand dollar state grant to expand water lines in Whispering Pines through the Okeechobee Utility Authority.

No charges were filed after a 66 year old Dixie Ranch woman holding a shotgun on two surveyors on North West 87th Court, pointed the weapon at them and ordered them off their property.  She says she has had problems with vandals and trespassers in the past.

Sports Cast for June 23rd:

Jill Crosby became the third Lady Brahman named to the All-State team this year. Crosby struck out 85 batters in 99 innings and had an earned run average under 2 runs per game during her junior year. She says it was great to be on the all-state team. Crosby plays for the Palm Beach Falcons travel ball team and will compete in tournaments in Georgia and South Carolina this summer. She says travel ball has greatly improved her game.

OCRA baseball competes at their district tournament beginning tonight in Lake Placid.  The t-ball, 10 and under and 12 and under Ozone teams have high hopes to make the state tournament.

Three softball teams made state last week.

(Front-Left: Right) Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Secretary Wayne Cunningham, Nick Campbell, Kayleigh Underhill, Commissioner Kelly Smith Owens, Manager Brian Rohrabaugh, Lony Castaneda, Chamber President Tabitha Trent. (Middle-Left: Right) Chamber Executive Director Paulette Wise, Chamber Ambassador Gail Gerntrup, Chamber Ambassador Raye Deusinger. (Back-Left: Right) Chamber Ambassadors Michael Hazellief, Matthew Paul Buxton, Jack Nash, Okeechobee the Magazine Jonathan Holt.
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OKEECHOBEE EVENTS

  • K9 Resque is in need of volunteers for both the rescue and the pet food pantry, and we are also are looking for good loving foster homes for our dogs, if interested please call 863-824-5373

 

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