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Prescribed Burn Planned on Lake Okeechobee

Prescribed Burn Planned on Lake Okeechobee

Okeechobee, FL – A prescribed burn will be conducted on 1,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in the Pearce Canal area on Thursday, Jan. 10, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake.

This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), with SFWMD acting as the prescribed burn manager and the FWC and USACE assisting.

To help protect public health and safety, the agencies plan to conduct the prescribed burn under weather conditions that minimize smoke impacts to nearby towns and roads. Access to navigational trails through the marsh may be limited temporarily during the burn for safety reasons. If the prescribed burn needs to be rescheduled due to weather conditions, the burn will be conducted later in the week.

Application of prescribed burning is part of an integrated management approach on Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s largest lake. Lake Okeechobee is managed in partnership with the FWC, USACE, SFWMD and Audubon of Florida.

Prescribed burning is a safe way to apply natural processes, ensure ecosystem health and reduce the threat of wildfire. Ecologically responsible prescribed burns help improve habitat for fish, waterfowl, wading birds, the Everglades snail kite and other wildlife populations.

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Seminole Brighton Casino Starting New Year With Exciting Promotions, Entertainment

Seminole Brighton Casino Starting New Year With Exciting Promotions, Entertainment

BRIGHTON, Fla. (January 8, 2019) – Seminole Brighton Casino is kicking off 2019 with exciting promotions and entertainment throughout January, February and March.

On Sunday, January 20 and Sunday, February 17 (both at 2 p.m.), the property will hold a $75,000 Big Bingo Game (with $100 buy in; regular games pay $1,000) along with a $50,000 Coverall Jackpot Game (Bingo in 50 numbers or less, or a $5,000 consolation prize).

Guests will also have the chance to win a Toyota Corolla (Saturday, January 26) or Cadillac XT4 (Saturday, March 2) between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

For the Toyota Corolla, guests may earn entries from January 1 to January 26 and earn double entries every Tuesday, while entries may be earned for the Cadillac XT4 from February 1 to March 2 with double entries available every Tuesday and Saturday during that period. Additionally, at 10 p.m., there will be a $5,000 cash drawing on each car day. Earn entries from 7 a.m. to 9:55 p.m. on January 26 and March 2, respectively.

On Saturday, February 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the casino will also feature the Brighton Bash, a punchboard game for prizes. There will be 30 winners of cash, Free Play or gift cards valued between $250 and $1,000.

During January and February (on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight), the casino will spotlight a variety of entertainers. Following is the schedule:

Carla Holbrook (January 4, February 2 and February 16)

PUR Royale (January 5 and February 1)

Warren Silvers (January 11 and February 9)

Party Express (January 12 and February 15)

Wonderama (January 18 and February 22)

Eva & Paparo (January 25 and February 8)

Tailored Soul (January 26)

Serge Duo (February 23)

About Seminole Brighton Casino

Seminole Brighton Casino is a 27,000-square-foot casino with over 400 slot machines, and 6 live table games, including Blackjack and Three Card Poker, along with high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full service restaurant and lounge. Local live entertainment is featured weekly. The casino also has an area for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. Its warm and friendly staff, ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The Seminole Brighton Casino is located just west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998 or visit us online at www.seminolebrightoncasino.com or on www.facebook.com/seminolebrightoncasino.


Evan Neal Going To Play For Alabama (Audio Included)

Evan Neal Going To Play For Alabama (Audio Included)

After four years of being recruited by the top schools in the country, Okeechobee’s Evan Neal announced on Wednesday afternoon to a nationally televised audience at Okeechobee High School that he would be playing his college football in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama.

Neal originally verballed to Alabama after his freshman year at Okeechobee but then De committed shortly after transferring from Okeechobee to IMG Academy. Obviously, the Crimson Tide kept in touch and were able sign the 5 star offensive tackle. The other schools that made the final cut were Georgia, Florida State, Florida and Miami.

Evan comes from a long line of players to play at a high collegiate level. Evan’s father Eddie played at Tulane, his uncle Frankie Neal played for Florida and then in the NFL with Green Bay, Evan’s cousins Cleveland Gary played at Miami and in the NFL and another cousin Jimmy played at West Virginia.

In attendance were students, administration, past coaches and teammates along with family and media. The announcement was broadcast live nationally on ESPNU.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EVAN NEAL AFTER HIS ANNOUNCEMENT (Run time 2:18)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SHEILA NEAL ON HER SON SIGNING WITH ALABAMA (Run time 2:18)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OHS FOOTBALL COACH TY SMITH ON NEAL’S SIGNING (Run time 2:10)

CLICK HERE  TO LISTEN TO OHS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KENNY BUCKNER ON THE SIGNING (Run time 1:46)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OHS PRINCIPAL DYLAN TEDDERS ON HOSTING THE SIGNING (Run Time 2:38)


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

Okeechobee Community Events 1-7-18

Tai Chi at the Senior Center –  Okeechobee Senior Services will again be offering Tai Chi classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center. Tai Chi offers many potential benefits to seniors such as relieving the physical effects of stress, reducing bone loss in menopausal women, improving lower body and leg strength, reducing arthritis pain and reducing blood pressure. Tai Chi is also known to increase energy by releasing endorphins, increase mental capacity and concentration, improve balance and stability by strengthening the ankles and the knees, and promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks. This is a great opportunity to do something good for your mind, body and soul, and who knows, you may make some new friends along the way. These classes are offered to beginners and the experienced at no cost. The Lottie Raulerson Senior Center is located at 1690 NW 9th Avenue, just south of the IRSC campus. For further information, please call Senior Services at 863-462-5180.

 

 


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