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News Cast for June 22nd:
A woman angry at a pitbull for killing her own dog shot the dog with birdshot, and injured a neighbor on the Viking Property Monday. The dog that was shot ran off and hasn’t been located. The victim was hit on the chest, arm and hand and had minor injury.
Among arrests, city police say they interrupted a woman who intended to go to the Okeechobee Health Care Facility and kill her mother early Tuesday. Jacqueline Lacrone Castleberry was reported carrying a 9 mili meter handgun and nearly 75 hundred dollars in cash in her purse. Cops also charged her with DUI as they located her in the Health Care parking lot. Breath tests were point 34.
Several thousand dollars in property damage was reported after a structure fire at 3685 North West 8th Avenue at the home of Alice Watson in Whispering Pines Monday. Okeechobee County firemen got mutual aid from the city fire department. The home was 50 percent involved when firemen arrived. There were no injuries reported. The American Red Cross came to assist the family. The cause was an overloaded extension cord and power strip.
Okeechobee still has a high rate of child abuse reports in the state. DCF says 5 hundred and 31 investigations took place last year, and 94 so far this year through May.
Bob McPartland with the DCF District 19 said there has been little change in the past two years when Okeechobee had the highest rate of child abuse reports per thousand. McPartland said elder abuse is also a growing problem. Abuse calls can be made to 1-800-962-2873 or reported online at my FL Families.com.
The Chamber of Commerce presented an award to the city of Okeechobee for helping to create 164 new jobs in the past year.
Economic Development Director John Gurney said the average wage was also impressive. He continues to work to recruit new businesses like the Town Center project on 441 south. New agriculture industry like a bio mass electric generating plant and a new soybean processing facility.
Sports Cast for June 22nd:
Sarah Davis of Okeechobee qualified to represent the United States at the World Powerlifting championships in Poland this August. Davis won the USA Powerlifting National championships junior division in Colorado this spring.
She said she really has trained hard and been determined to excel in power lifting. Davis also finished second at the USA Powerlifting Collegiate championships in Rhode Island in April.
She said representing her country will be a great moment in her life. Davis attends Texas A&M University and is an honors student in biological and agriculture engineering.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 6-13-16
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 has again opened their doors and we look forward to serving your favorite beverages while you spend a little time winding down the week. Invite 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
- Membership! Are you a Main Street member whom has not paid their dues for the 2015-2016 year? Are you not yet a Main Street member? It is easy to become a part of an organization that is dedicated to the Okeechobee community! Visit Main Street at 55 S Parrott Ave or at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org
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