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“Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day Contest on WOKC!”

“Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day Contest on WOKC!”

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Listen to the WOKC Morning Show for giveaway of Brighton Seminole Casino Aaron Tippin-Collin Raye Concert Prize Packs.

Concert is Thursday, August 11th,  2016, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.  Ticket value:  $30 each.

PRIZING:  Each of three winners will receive two Aaron Tippin Concert tickets and dinner for two at the Josiah Johns Restaurant. 

  • Contest will run Thursday through Wednesday, July 28th through August 3rd, 2016. 
  • Each weekday, Billy Dean will play the “Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day” during the WOKC morning show.
  • When the “Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day” is played between 8:30am-11am, the first five callers will be registered for a chance to win one of the three Aaron Tippin Prize Packs, two concert tickets and dinner for two, $100+prize value for each winner!
  • Random drawing on the WOKC morning show, for three winners out of all those who registered on Wednesday, 8-3-16 at 9:20am.   
  • No purchase necessary.  Must be 21 to play contest/attend concert event.

BRIGHTON


Every 40 second a child goes missing…

Every 40 second a child goes missing…

A Child Is Missing is an alert program that assists law enforcement in saving the lives of children, the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephone systems. In the event the system is utilized you would receive a phone call with the following sample alert message: “This is the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. We are currently searching for a missing child in your area. Her name is Jane Doe, a three year old white female, three-feet two-inches tall, 35 pounds, with short blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing white shorts and a pink shirt at 100 Main Street in Okeechobee today at 9:00 a.m. We need your help. Please check your yard, complex, and vehicle and if you have any information, call the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s office at (863)763-3117. Thank you for your help.”

In the past when calls were utilized, only home phones were reachable. Although not a new program, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage everyone to sign up for alerts on their cell phones. You can do this by  clicking on www.achildismissing.org/.

Michele Bell, PIO


Imagine Lake Okeechobee as a National Monument

Imagine Lake Okeechobee as a National Monument

Imagine Lake Okeechobee as a national monument. It’s a new solution presented by one woman running for Congress in Florida…

Could designating Lake O a national monument solve water releases?

Posted: Apr 06, 2016 12:14 AM EDT

By Andrea Hubbell, ReporterCONNECT  NBC-2

Imagine Lake Okeechobee as a national monument. It’s a new solution presented by one woman running for Congress in Florida.

A strategy April Freeman says aims to go over the heads of Florida politicians or people who may have their hand in sugar land.

When she announced, advocates cheered.

“Buy the land, send it south,” advocates chanted at Freeman.

“This problem is not science-based, the problem is political,” said John Scott, a water-quality advocate.

Congressional candidate Freeman says she has been following the Okeechobee concerns for year.

“The poisonous water being released from the lake goes through the Caloosahatchee River back here is killing the protected wetlands,” said Freeman.

Freeman told us she found out California was granted three new national monuments last year and thought Lake O could be a good option for the same ruling.

“I have come to the conclusion that makes perfect sense to designate Lake Okeechobee as a national monument through presidential executive order,” Freeman said.

Agricultural engineer John Capece said it could work, but there would be other concerns which wouldn’t be addressed.

“I don’t expect things to change overnight,” Capece said.

April Freeman says she’s already started an online petition to make Lake Okeechobee a national monument.

In the next 60 days, she must get at least 100,000 signatures to ensure the president will hear her request.

Article with Video Report: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/31652825/could-designating-lake-o-a-national-monument-solve-water-releases

Link to Petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/proclaim-lake-okeechobee-national-monument-through-antiquities-act


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 7-28-16

  • 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
  • The next Main Street Mixer will be Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Silver Palms Resort located at 4143 Highway 441 S from 5-7pm. Mixers are a great time to network with others in our community, hear what is going on with Okeechobee Main Street, as well as other community organizations. Light refreshments are provided and you can enter into our 50/50 drawing that will take place at our December mixer. Monthly mixers are open to the public.
  • Open House Scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2016. Open House for the start of the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016. In order to help parents who have children in more than one school within the district, times will be staggered:

➢ Elementary Schools will be open from 5 PM to 7 PM

➢ Middle Schools will be open from 6 PM to 8 PM

➢ Okeechobee Achievement Academy will be open from 6 PM to 8 PM

➢ Okeechobee High School and Okeechobee Freshman Campus will be open from 7 PM to 9 PM

Sport Related Events

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 countrystore@wokc.com or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!

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8-13 Event

Labor Day 8-5

 

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