Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Celebrated Centennial With Event At Flagler Park (Audio Included)

Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Celebrated Centennial With Event At Flagler Park

Caption should read: Kwanians Dowling Watford and Jim Vensel  present OHS Band Director Clint LaFlam (middle) with a $500 for the band uniform fund.

Caption should read: Kwanians Dowling Watford and Jim Vensel present OHS Band Director Clint LaFlam (middle) with a $500 for the band uniform fund.

Kiwanis International celebrated their 100th anniversary last Wednesday and the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee held an event at Flagler Park to commemorate the occasion. The club served drinks and refreshments as the Okeechobee High School jazz Band performed in the gazebo. Afterwards, the club presented band director Clint LeFlam with a $500 donation to be used in their uniform fund Kiwanis International began in 1915 and The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee was chartered in June of 1971. Their main mission is to improve the lives of the youth in the community


Suicide Prevention Day 2/21

February 21, 2015

A Suicide Prevention Day 

Presented by

The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

Featuring Tykes and Teens in partnership with 211, Guardians for New Futures, CORE, Sandy Pines and Children’s Services Council of Martin County

Event 1: “Out of The Darkness ” Walk   This free event is for anyone in the community, parents, professionals and para professionals

Fundraising Donations are encouraged to help AFSP continue their mission

Objectives: The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for suicide Prevention’s(AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues and supporters at 3 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country (including Martin County).

Where:  Flagler Park-201 SW Flagler Avenue

Time:  Registration@ 9:00am, Walk Starts @ 10:00am

Registration and Questions:, Linda Falco-Walk Chair-954-665-5516, 


Event 2:   “More Than Sad:” A lunch and learn for our community

This free event is for anyone in the community, parents, teens, professionals and para professionals.


- Learn the facts and dispel myths about suicide

- Know the warning signs and risk factors

- Learn how to intervene

- Identify protective factors

- Identify resources

- Gain insight to understanding the dynamics of suicide

- Increase understanding of “mental health” and prevention

Where:  Flagler Place 201 SW Flagler Avenue

Time:  Check in and lunch @12:00pm, Presentation starts @ 12:30pm

Registration and Questions:, Dr. Agnieszka Marshall- Director of Prevention Services at Tykes and Teens- 772-220-3439,

Save the Dates 2/17

SAVE THE DATES with more to come this year..

GFNF and Partnership Events


February 17, 2015 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Drug Trending Now

Presented by:  Sheldon J. Burkett, Resident Agent In Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

Location:  Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, 4055 41st Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Register at


Okeechobee County Professional Fire Fighters “Go Pink” to raise funds for breast cancer support services

Okeechobee County Professional Fire Fighters “Go Pink” to raise funds for breast cancer support services

FF go Pink #1
In communities in the United States and Canada, fire fighters have started a movement to wear and sell pink T-shirts as part of campaigns to raise money for all women in their fight against cancer.
Okeechobee County professional firefighters raised $4,677.00 via the Fire Fighters go Pink tee shirt campaign during October. Proceeds were donated to Heroes 4 Hope Inc.
Heroes 4 Hope Inc. is a nonprofit organization which helps support persons with cancer in Okeechobee County.
This is part of a larger initiative of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) because many fire fighters — or their families — have been affected by cancer. Okeechobee County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 2918 have participated in this campaign for the past four years.
“All of our families have been affected by cancer in one fashion or another”, said OCFR Fire Chief Ralph Franklin. “This is an extremely worthwhile endeavor to help fight this insidious life altering disease.”
People wishing to make a donation or get involved can contact Heroes 4 Hope via their Facebook page;


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

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  • Habitat for Humanity is now open here in Okeechobee! They’re located at 1321 HWY 70E in the Old Apple Crate building. Open Monday through Friday 9-5. Accepting donations of any kind except clothes! Call for more information at 863-763-1371, volunteers are always needed!
  • 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
  • A meeting of the “Stroke Support Group” will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. This is a good chance to talk to others about their experience. Light refreshments will be available, for more information phone the Heritage at 863-763-1700 or 863-634-8412.
  • Bits and Spurs 4-H is looking for young riders ages 8 – 18 to join the Bits and Spurs Drill Team.  We already have 3 shows to perform in beginning in January.  Our group rides every Tuesday and Thursday night at My Sin Ranch from 6 – 8 pm, weather permitting.  All levels of riders are welcome to come join our 4-H Club.  This is a fun way to get some ride time on your horse and form great friendships with people who LOVE horses.  Please call Laura for more information, 863-801-3599.
  • The Ribbon Run will be on February 21st at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. This run is for ALL RIBBONS! All money will go toward assisting those in need in our area. This is a timed 5K that will provide you the opportunity to run or walk wearing the ribbon you support. For Okeechobee is a non-profit organization where every dollar raised stays here in Okeechobee. For more info go to or look for them on Facebook!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS…..We have such a GREAT turn out last year we are doing it again!!!! If you love to shop, you don’t want to miss the Cupid’s Corner holiday shopping event on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express. There will be a Personal Shopper available to assist those who are not sure what to get that special person.  Looking for vendors please contact Antoinette @ the Chamber of Commerce 863-467-6246. Sign up to be a vendor today! Mail your info to 55 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee FL, 34974

Sport Related Events

  • Papa Johns is presenting their weekly fundraiser every Thursday when you order from Papa John’s they’ll donate 10% of your total order to the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band. Valid for carry out or delivery, you can also order online by using the PROMO CODE OCSD2014. Be sure to mention that you are a supporter of the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band when you are placing an order.
  • Paddock Farms is “driving on” ! Learn how to drive your horse, racing, obstacles and more! Paddock Farms will be available every weekend after to teach you about how to drive your horse. Must be 18 years of age or older, all horses brought to the Paddock Farms must have a negative coggins test and you will be asked to sign a waiver. Not sure if your horse could race? You will have the option to have your horse evaluated. Don’t have a horse? No problem, they’ll provide them for you. No experience is necessary. No horse? No harness? No problem! Call Nancy at 863-634-1440 or 863-634-1438 for more information.

Agri-Civic Center Events

If you’re a non-profit organization and have an upcoming event please send all of your information to 210 WN Park St. Suite 102, email it in at or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!





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