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News Cast for February 22nd:

Moore Haven could have a new 36-acre RV park in the near future. Glades County Commissioners approved sending a comprehensive plan amendment to the state for review this month. The site on Williams Road could allow up to 3 hundred and 82 RV lots on the Caloosahatchee River. County Planner Inga Williams says there shouldn’t be major impacts from the project.

Williams says RV parks in Glades County are mostly full and another one is needed.  The state review should take less than two months.

3 south Florida men appeared to be casing out the Fort Drum Service plaza while in reality they were being watched by Florida highway patrolmen Monday.

The investigation led to three arrests on felony charges when troopers say they found a credit card skimmer device in the vehicle being driven by the men.  They case conspiracy charges.

A sleeping man who had likely overdosed on cocaine was found sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle at the fort drum service plaza Monday night.   39 year old Juan Rivera of Miami was charged with DUI, grand theft auto, cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was treated at Raulerson hospital and sent to jail.

Florida fish and wildlife says a domestic dog and two raccoons were killed illegally by steel traps in Country Hills Estates.  The licensed trapper apparently used illegal tube type steel traps.  He’s been cited with taking wildlife by a steel trap.

Sports Cast for February 22nd:

OHS baseball won their season opener 4-2 at Melbourne last night. Coach Eric Kindell says he was pleased with the team as they banged out eight hits, got solid pitching, and made just one fielding miscue. Trevor Thomas had two hits and two runs batted in and Baron Stuart also had two hits.

Stuart also held the Melbourne bats in check for five innings with nine strikeouts. He says his team was ready to play and perform. Alex Lopez also threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Lady Brahman softball fell to Treasure Coast 4-1.  Haley Underhill pitched a complete game with six strikeouts for Okeechobee.

On the sports schedule today

Moore Haven baseball will host Clewiston with JV at 4 and varsity to follow.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 2-17-17

  • 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
  • The Oasis Lounge at the Okeechobee Shrine Club invites your friends and neighbors to meet you for a quick get together or spend some time and enjoy catching up from a busy week. The Oasis Lounge offers an intimate and friendly setting to relax and unwind every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm to 10pm. The Lounge is always open to the public except during times of private leases of the Club. For information contact Kip Gardner at (863)357-0427 or the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863)763-3378
  • Okeechobee Discount Drugs in partnership with Project Response offers free HIV testing every Monday from 11am-3pm. All tests are confidential and the results take 15mins. Know your status and stop by Okeechobee Discount Drugs located at 203 S.W. Park Street for your free test!
  • Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) is a community-based group of medical and non-medical volunteers. They are pre-trained, prepared and ready to respond to emergencies and supplement existing local emergency and public health resources during times of community need. Meeting is open to new volunteers.  Meeting will be at the Department of Health Building, 1728 NW 9th Ave. Okeechobee, park in the rear of the building. Starts at 6pm and ends at 7:30 pm. For more information please call Brian Sell at 863-462-5865