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Over $60,000 in cash and prizes during their “Strike It Rich Sales” event!

Free hamburgers and hot dogs!

Come out for this awesome event, 4224 HWY 441SE!

News Cast for January 19th:

Okeechobee County School Board Representatives gave the green light in their meeting this week to apply for grants for education of migratory and neglected and delinquent students. These grants, according to Superintendent Ken Kenworthy, have been quite successful over the years, specifically when it comes to graduation rates of these students. Kenworthy says applying for the grants is a mere formality for the most part. Kenworthy says these grants will be in the neighborhood of $150,000.00 to $500,000.00.

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Okeechobee County will be striking a pose tomorrow afternoon. The Chamber of Commerce will be holding their first annual “Fashionable Afternoon With The Chamber.” This fashion show will feature twenty male and female models to help promote several businesses in the area. Chamber Executive Director Paulette Wise says this event will help pave the way for future events. Ron Hayes, an original voice of WOKC and current director of the community theater, will be the emcee of the event. It will take place at Silver Palms Resort on the 41 hundred block of 441 South and it will begin at 4pm. The entry fee is $20.00. Some businesses represented include Hope Chest, Beautiful Mess and Andrea Noelle.

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Okeechobee County Firefighters were in action very early yesterday morning. Crews were called to the 86 hundred block of North Highway 441 just after 2:30 am for a fire on a semi-truck. Investigators say the blaze was contained mostly to the trailer itself which contained vegetables and the driver noticed sparks flying from his rear tires on the driver’s side, causing the driver pulled over and his trailer then caught fire. Firefighters arrived just before 3 am and used nearly 25 hundred gallons of water to extinguish the blaze. Crews needed about 10 to 15 minutes to get the blaze under control with no one getting hurt. The tires, trailer and the vegetables in the trailer were all destroyed.  Total damage is estimated to be about $50,000.00. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

On the arrest report:

37 year old Zachary Wayne Yocum of Okeechobee was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on an underage girl. His bond is set at $200,000.00.

48 year old Drexel Kennon Williams of Okeechobee was arrested for drunk driving after a traffic stop. His bond has not been set.

37 year old Nicholas William O’ Rourke of Okeechobee was arrested for an out of county arrest warrant for failure to appear in court on previous charges. He was released to Port St. Lucie authorities’ custody.

24 year old Bryan Lee Walburn of Okeechobee was arrested for knowingly driving on a suspended license. He was released after posting a $250.00 bond.

27 year old Alanda Hunsinger of Okeechobee was arrested for failure to appear in court on felony burglary and criminal mischief charges. She’s being held without bond.

39 year old Armando Baltazar of Pahokee was arrested for burglary and assault and battery. He’s being held on a $100,000.00 bond.

62 year old Peter Leyva of Lorida was arrested for two counts of cruelty to animals. He was released after posting bond.

35 year old Mose Tolliver the Third was arrested for violating probation. He’s being held without bond.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 1-17-18

Calling all businesswomen, please join us for an interesting time as you get to talk about your business, learn about others’ businesses, get ideas, share successes, eat and exchange a small gift.  The Referral Network will meet Friday, Jan. 19th at 11:30 at Cowboys. Bring a friend, meet a friend, make a friend. We also have a small gift exchange.  Need more information? Call Raye, 863-467-2557