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Charles Murphy News 4/24
News Cast for April 24th:
Lt. Colonel Leo Gray, a Red Tail pilot for the Tuskegee airmen, the first black pilots to fly for the United States Air Force came to Okeechobee this week to give an inspiring message to prisoners. Gray is now 91 and talked about his childhood, how he became a pilot, the discrimination he received from the public and military and his desire to persevere and overcome life’s trials. Cole said he wanted to show the prisoners that they can become productive members of society
More photos on our Facebook page.
A 45 year old Orlando man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a near head on collision on route 70 at Jordan Terrace in Highlands County. The Florida highway patrol says Jose Ramos was west bound on 70 and somehow crossed the center line and struck a Semi truck driven by 73 year old William Fath of Ohio. Ramos was listed in serious condition at Raulerson Hospital.
No charges were filed after what is being described as an accidental discharge of a firearm in the Taylor Creek Camp Ground. A 75 year old man apparently had fired the gun accidentally inside of his home, had been drinking and fell asleep. Attempts to contact him by phone were eventually successful.
Sports Cast for April 24th:
The Okeechobee track team couldn’t get any state qualifiers this year.
Daniel Shelley finished 12th in both the 16 hundred meters and 32 hundred meters to highlight the day for the boys.
Shelley said he enjoys the track when he compares it to cross country races. The 4 by 800 relay team finished in 14th place.
Hunter Sills said the team was nervous but have really put in a lot of work this spring. Devion Wigfall finished 16th overall in the shot put competition.
Moore Haven baseball lost to Evangelical Christian 5-4 in their district tournament to end their season.
The Lady Brahman basketball awards banquet set for tonight at 6 pm.
Please help us build our supply by donating during the month of March at any of the following drives.
Sat., April 25 – Wal Mart, 11 – 4
Tues., April 28 – Raulerson Hospital, 1 – 6
- 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
- Okeechobee Storm Chasers vs. Military at the tradition Field. It is on May 16th and the Gates open at 2.30 and our game starts at 3. The tickets will get the people also in the Mets game at 6.30. The tickets cost $10 each or $9 for 4 or more tickets. Call 467-2001 to get tickets
Sport Related Events
Celebrate Earth Day witnessing the beauty and biodiversity in your own backyard. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 54000 acres of unique Florida dry prairie in Okeechobee County, is reminiscent of the Florida’s past, as described in Patrick Smith’s book “A Land Remembered.” Join us for a Spring Prairie Wildflower Walk led by two of Florida’s leading wildflower experts: Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel.Cost is $24 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members and $34 for non-members. A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park. Each walk is limited to 20 participants, and many spots are already filled.Participants may also sign up for a free 45 minute buggy ride in the Prairie.Visit the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve website for more information and to register
Agri-Civic Center Events
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