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News Cast for August 26th:

Okeechobee County Commissioners Thursday:

  • Approved annual assessments that are added to your tax bill.   They include 2 hundred and 20 dollars for garbage, 1 hundred and 5 dollars for fire service and 80 dollars for ambulance services.
  • They also will study a new taxing district to pay for needed drainage improvements in R Bar Estates.
OHS volleyball holds car wash to raise money

OHS volleyball holds car wash to raise money

Glades County commissioners asked the Florida Attorney General to explain their zoning regulations and whether they can regulate a gun range operating on route 721 in Lakeport. County manager Paul Carlisle said they received several questions and comments about the shooting range.  He noted the state restricts the county from regulating firearm and ammunition sales.

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The operators of the gun range say it is very safe and regulated.  They note many state, local and federal law enforcement officers shoot at the range.  They also want to offer services for hunters to site their rifles. Attorney Nick Devetian says licensed instructors are always present during operation.

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Sports Cast for August 26th:

Veyon Washington scored two second half touchdowns and Jalon Pryor caught a touchdown pass as Okeechobee defeated Clewiston 22-7 in junior varsity football action last night. Pryor added two interceptions on defense and nearly had a third. Coach Jeff Whitlock said his team really gave a strong effort.IMG_0013

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Linebacker Mateo Martinez said it was a physical game and Okeechobee won at the line of scrimmage.

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Pryor said he blanketed the Tiger receivers in the passing game. Derrick Bryant caught a 69 yard touchdown pass for Clewiston.

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On the sports schedule tonight, Okeechobee High hosts Martin County, Moore Haven hosts St. Edwards.

OYFL hosts the Dundee Ducks tomorrow.

The Brahman cross country team have a meet Saturday at South Fork High.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 8-24-16

  • 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

Sport Related Events

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  • The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening September 15, 2016 beginning at 7 PM at the Chamber.  The class will last approximately two hours.  Range qualification will take place on Saturday September 17, 2016.  You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during qualification. The costs of the class is $40.00 which must be paid in advance.  You may sign up by clicking on register now.  You may pay for the class online with a credit card or stop by the Chamber and pay for the class with a check or cash.  Those people who sign up and do not pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class.
  • Okeechobee Health Department is having an upcoming 5K event that we will be hosted in Okeechobee on Saturday, September 24th. The event will be held at the Taylor Creek Water Treatment Facility (which is actually a really beautiful creek and wildlife area) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This 5K is a walk or run event and is intended to raise awareness for maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. We will also be giving away free T-shirts, water bottles and visors (more gifts may be available in the future). For more info, contact the OHD.

Agri-Civic Center Events

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  • 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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