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News Cast for August 4th:
In the courts, 18 year old Deveon Jones pled no contest to armed battery on a sheriff’s deputy and was sentenced to three years in prison and four years’ probation. Jones allegedly dropped a 38 caliber pistol inside Wrights Plaza store when he tried to run from a deputy sheriff. He was tased and arrested. He did suffer from an accelerated heart beat and was treated at Raulerson hospital.
Glades County lost 1 million dollars in state funds this year ticketed for use in the construction of a new job training center. The county has made some changes to the plan and has saved some money by purchasing the materials directly which means they don’t have to pay sales tax. Commissioner Weston Pryor says he thinks the facility will still meet the community’s needs.
A section of route 710 had to be closed Saturday after 18 hundred pounds of feed fell out of a pickup truck that rolled over near the Martin County line. No one was hurt.
Among arrests, 26 year old Angel Mestre was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly cutting her boyfriend with a knife outside the Flamingo Motel. Deputies say she also slashed his tires.
25 year old Adan Guerrero was charged with burglary with an assault or battery, false imprisonment after a domestic quarrel. A neighbor said Guerrero drug a female around by her hair and accosted her Sunday. Deputies had to break into the residence. Alcohol was a factor. City police pick up an alleged shoplifter after a foot chase from Walmart to Home Depot Sunday evening. They also allegedly located some illegal narcotics.
32 year old Thomas Sims of West Palm Beach faces drug and grand theft charges. Authorities note he was out on bond facing earlier charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Sports Cast for August 4th:
Brahman basketball coach Demetri Riles said he wants kids in Okeechobee to know there has been a tradition of success with the basketball program. He posts a lot of newspaper articles in the locker room for the boys to see.
He said he also tells his players to never stop working and trying to improve.
The basketball team won only six games last winter but has had a strong off season with tournaments throughout South Florida. He said he thinks the team is headed in the right direction. The team also won the Battle of Okeechobee tournament in July.
51 players showed up for the first day of Brahman football fall practice. Clouds kept the temperatures down to make it more enjoyable. Coaches expect to have about 65 players to comprise the junior varsity and varsity teams this year.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 8-4-15
- 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
- The Brahma Bull Restaurant & Lounge (2405 Hwy. 441 S.E.) will be hosting Texas Hold-em Tournaments beginning on each Tuesday. The games help to support the “Dogs and Cats Forever” no kill animal shelter in Pt. St. Lucie. Signin is at 7:00P.M. and games start promptly at 7:30P.M. Buy-in is $20.00. Bar Service and food is available for purchase. For more information, call Patty at 772-519-2263. Look forward to seeing you.
- Benefit for Dean Pope will be on Saturday, August 8th between 11am and 4pm. They’ll be serving up BBQ plates for just $10 dollars. Stop by, catch up with old friends, and see what else they have to offer. All proceeds will go towards Dean Pope’s medical expenses. Come out and support your favorite Cowboy! Donations can be made through “Ride for the Fight” in Dean’s name or mailed to PO Box 972 Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
- Applications are now being accepted for the Labor Day Celebration being held on September 6 – September 7 from 10 – 3. Applications are available at the Main Street office or online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. If you are interested in participating in the parade Monday morning please contact Teresa Chandler Bishop at E: email@example.com Tel: 863-801-4996
- Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their Annual School Supplies Drive for needy families in our area. They will be accepting donations until Wednesday, August 12th. School supplies that are needed are 3-ring binders, pencil pouches, colored pencils, markers, hi-liters, backpacks, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, check out your local stores or call the school. They gladly accept checks and monetary donations made out to Big Lake Mission Outreach. Gift cards are welcomed too! Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for more info!
- Jersey Mike’s Subs will be donating a portion of their profits on Wednesday August 12th to Loving Our Heroes to help them send more care packages. Between 4:00-8:00pm come out to Jersey Mike’s Subs for Subs for the Troops! For more information on the organization, visit their Facebook page.
- Leadership Okeechobee is now accepting applications! The purpose of the Leadership Okeechobee Program is to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction between class members. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for a personal journey along the wonderful and rewarding path to community service. The following are our program objectives: To prepare future/potential leaders to meet the challenges ahead for Okeechobee. You will explore critical issues via a series of seminars and related activities. You will interact with key decision-makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a better understanding of the forces which impact your community as a whole. The key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life is a well-informed citizen. The program begins in September and continues each month until graduation in May. Once accepted, a fee of $425 is required to cover meals, transportation and other program expenses. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (863) 467-6246
Sport Related Events
- Football sign ups for the OCRA 2015 season will begin on Saturday August 8th from 9am to 3pm until the end of August. Flag for 6 years of age and under are $65, tackle 15 and under is $90. Chearleading is $90, flag football for girls ages 7 to 18 is $70. Each division is drafted and will not sign any more players up. For more info call 863-801-0901.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!