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News Cast for November 27th:
Thanksgiving is a time of year where we sit back and give thanks for all we have around us. All of us here at Healthy Start are so thankful to be a part of such an amazing non-profit organization in a community full of support where we are able to help our local mothers and children. For several years now, the St. Patrick Catholic Church of Palm Beach Gardens donates a gift card for us to assist some of our Healthy Start families with a Thanksgiving meal. Pictured are just a few of the 15 mothers who were able to receive a Thanksgiving package. We would like to thank St. Patrick Catholic Church again and wish you all a happy holiday. To find out how you can assist our Healthy Start mothers and children call us at 863-462-5879
- 63 year old David Belyea of Lake Placid was charged with DUI last night after allegedly falling asleep at a traffic light in the city. Three people banged on the door of the vehicle to try and wake him up for fear he had a medical condition before cops arrived.
- 28 year old Ashley Williams was also picked up on a warrant that charged her with two counts of child neglect in a city police case that dates back to January of 2 thousand 14.
Buckhead ridge residents can hope for better cell phone coverage now that a lawsuit over two cell towers has been resolved. The two companies can go ahead with their projects if no appeal is filed to the 2nd district court of appeals.
Commissioner Tim Stanely says the new Dollar General has also been a boost to the community. Stanley says Good Wheels has agreed to expand their service to Glades County with trips to Clewiston and Okeechobee for the transportation disadvantaged. The job training center has also been finished and is open near Moore Haven.
Sports Cast for November 27th:
Brahman wrestling Coach Bruce Jahner is optimistic about another strong year for the wrestling team. He said the group is young but has some experience with most of the kids freshmen and sophomores. Jahner expects to have several wrestlers compete for state finals berths.
There are 7 teams in the district this year with the top 4 in each weight class advancing to regionals. He admits he likesa mixture of youth, talent, and experience..
The Okeechobee varsity will not host a wrestling classic this year and will hold only two home matches.
Alex Bryan, Noah Torres, Justin Drawdy, Ethen Gonzalez, Royce Arnold, Matthew Garcia, Jacob Myers, Zachary Wharin, Peyton Hewitt, Andrew Bates, Hunter Wagner, Trevor Brady, Skylar Casian, Montavious Mills, Chris Lanning, Devon Scruggs, Lamar Williams, Layne Vargas, Drayton Billie, Giovanni Monter-Cruz, Kallen Pineiro, Tyler Sage, Brandon Smith, Alex Hernandez, Bakari Micco, Eric Cardenas, Austin Scee, Jarrett Mills, Nilo Martinez, Brian Sell, Zachary Jackson, Blake Everett, Disan Hernandez, Adrian Luviano, Dontavious Davis, and Patrick Covington.
The Moore Haven boys basketball team hosting a thanksgiving holiday tournament tonight and Saturday.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 11-25-15
- 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.
- Small Business Saturday is November 28th, 2015 a day for our community to come together and support our local businesses. By supporting our local businesses we keep our citizens employed and the local economy flourishing. There will be a FREE kick-off breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County starting at 8:30. The chamber will be the hub of information for our local shoppers as the Chamber will be handing out information on all the businesses participating. Every business participating will have some sort of value offer!, Okeechobee’s small businesses are asking that instead of leaving town to shop ‘Black Friday’ that you stay in town and ‘Shop Small Saturday’.
- The 32nd annual Christmas Boat Parade is Saturday night December 19, 2015. All are welcome to participate. Decorate your boat including lights and meet on Taylor Creek by Burger King and Hwy 70 by 5:30. Parade starts at 6 pm. The parade goes south on Taylor Creek to the locks and turns left ending at the VFW. For more info call Arnie: 863-824-0681.
- This is a call to writers for a short story contest. This contest is open to all ages and is being held in conjunction with Okeechobee Main Street 2016 Top of the Lake Art Fest. Prize for first place and winner will be announced at the Top of the Lake Art Fest. Deadline for submission: Dec. 28, 2015. Entry form and guidelines available at OKMS office or online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org
Sport Related Events
- Teen Driver Challenge will have training days on December 11th-12th, first day is a four hour block and the second day is an eight hour block. The training will be at the Okeechobee Driver’s Ed Pad at the High School. They’ll learn service and maintenance, techniques on vehicle control, crash avoidance, and lots more. Students must have either a permit or driver’s license. Certificate of completion can be given to your insurance company for a possible reduction in cost. All instructors are OCSO deputies. They’ll more training sessions on January 8th-9th, February 12th-13th, March 11th-12th and April 8th-9th. for details on how to register, call 863-763-2131 ext 1204.
- The Chobee Wildcats will roar again in 2016. The team will join an 8 on 8 youth tackle program this winter to try and keep the skills of our young football players sharp. Signups for the league will be held on December 12th from 9 am until 1 pm at the skate board park in Okeechobee. The league will be open to boys and girls ages 6-14. The local league will have four teams, one for ages 6-7, another for ages 7-9, a third for 10-12, and the final for boys and girls ages 13 and 14. The Okeechobee league will also host a large jamboree on January 23, 2016 at the youth soccer complex across from North Elementary School. Last year 10 different leagues attended the jamboree in Okeechobee. For more information call 863-801-6014.
Agri-Civic Center Events
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