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Sports Schedule for the week of 10/27th-31st

Friday

OHS football at Jensen Beach 7 pm

Moore Haven hosts St. John Neumann 7:30 pm

Saturday

Swim team regional away

OYFL hosts playoffs, Senior team from Okeechobee still alive 9 am.

Okeechobee High School will be having their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th. During this ceremony a slide show will be presented that recognizes all known Okeechobee High School graduates that have served in any branch of the armed forces, active or reserve. The high school is requesting that anyone that graduated from OHS and served in the military, to submit their name, the branch in which they served, a picture (preferably in uniform), and the year they graduated from Okeechobee High School. These submissions can be emailed to Jim Lozano at ohsnews3@gmail.com or can be delivered to the high school.

Charles Murphy News 10/31

News Cast for October 31st:

A negligence and wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Attorney Edward Zebersky against the Okeechobee Sheriff and the estate of Elizabeth Arellano for the double fatality last December involving a deputy sheriff. His client is the Estate of Hilda Medrano and her parents. Zebersky said the family was devastated when the State Attorney decided not to file criminal charges against the Deputy Joseph Gracie who was travelling close to 90 miles per hour before the crash. He said they are also investigating a civil rights claim which could lead to a federal lawsuit. Zebersky said they hope to litigate the case within one year. If successful they intend to seek the maximum statutory limit against the sheriff and any insurance. They also would petition the legislature for claims bills for perhaps millions of dollars. Former prosecutor and WOKC legal analyst, Rick Seymour says he’s not surprised criminal charges were not filed in the case. He noted the deputy was responding to a call that possibly involved violence and was doing his job

Gracie appears in court December 17th to answer charges of careless driving and driving without lights and siren at high speeds.

Rick Seymour on Joe Gracie case

10 30 2014 Press News Release Fake Ransom CallsWOKC Photo district cross country 2014 photo 3

In the courts, a reportedly crazed man under the influence of narcotics that fought with deputies January 16th in the middle of the night, and talked with demons, 31 year old Bryan Adams, received four years in prison. A K-9 and tasers had little impacts on the subject as he fought in a whispering pines wooded area after a domestic incident where he took his 11 year old son with him.

A 30 year old Moore Haven man, Luis Fuster received 18 months in prison for beating his dog on Avenue D February 10th. Fuster fled from deputies to hide under a porch, and then spit blood on glades County deputies.

It was easier to get a job in Okeechobee last month with jobless rates down nearly 1 percent to 7.6 percent.   Glades County also saw a decline of 1.1 percent to 8.1 percent. Both counties are still near the top of Florida counties with Okeechobee 12th and Glades 4th highest. The highest rate in the state was Hendry County and the lowest was Monroe County.

Sports Cast for October 31st:

Nathanael Bean was able to set two school records this year for the Brahman swim team and is excited about competing at the regional tomorrow in relays, the 200 freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle. Bean said he looks forward to the competition

Nathanael Bean on swim regional

Bean and 15 other Brahmans compete at Ransom Everglades high school in Miami. He said it’ll be different than districts, but he hopes for similar results. Other boys to watch for Okeechobee include Michael Muros, the school record setter in the 200-freestyle, and William Castillo.

On the sports schedule today, Brahman football wraps up their district schedule at Jensen Beach tonight with kickoff at 7 pm. Moore Haven Terriers must win to force a three way tie for district runner up when they host St. John Neumann at 7:30 tonight.

On Saturday OYFL will host five youth football games, just one Okeechobee team, the senior team, will play. Games begin at 9 am.

Lots of video footage on our Facebook page!

FOR MORE NEWS CLICK ON THE LOCAL NEWS LINK!

WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

Construction begins at main light.

SR 70 from NW/SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue: Construction project: This project improves the intersection at US 441. Crews are installing erosion control, clearing the right of way and beginning signal work. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from Sunday, September 21, to Friday, September 26 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. while workers install barrier wall and temporary striping, weather permitting. Observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will add turn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, improve drainage, replace traffic signals and build curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.

  • Habitat for Humanity is currently looking for someone to write grants for them. They are also looking for anyone who would like to donate furniture, household items, building supplies, etc. They have moved to the building 2 blocks west of W&W Lumber. For more information, stop by or call 863-634-1686.
  • 4-H is starting back for the Klever K Nines. They’re looking forward to seeing lots of new and familiar faces this year. They have lot of new and exciting things coming up. If your child would like to join please contact Natalie Travers at 772 -919-5893. For those of you in the club last year the awards banquet is coming up fast, please get with me and the extension office to get your tickets.
  • 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
  • A meeting of the “Stroke Support Group” will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. This is a good chance to talk to others about their experience. Light refreshments will be available, for more information phone the Heritage at 863-763-1700 or 863-634-8412.
  • Bits and Spurs 4-H is looking for young riders ages 8 – 18 to join the Bits and Spurs Drill Team.  We already have 3 shows to perform in beginning in January.  Our group rides every Tuesday and Thursday night at My Sin Ranch from 6 – 8 pm, weather permitting.  All levels of riders are welcome to come join our 4-H Club.  This is a fun way to get some ride time on your horse and form great friendships with people who LOVE horses.  Please call Laura for more information, 863-801-3599.
  • The Okeechobee Adventist Christian School is having their annual Apple Fundraiser. If you love fresh-picked, direct from the orchard apples, then these Michigan apples are for you! Please call Linda @ 863-610-0165 for details.
  • The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one. The event is every Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering located at 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more info call Gale @ 863-623-8504.
  • TRUNK OR TREAT will be on Halloween this year, October 31st from 5pm to 10pm! This is a community wide even to offer a safe alternative to door to door trick or treating. Churches from around Okeechobee have been invited to participate as well as other non-profit organizations. Vehicles will be backed into parking spaces on the south side of the parks with their trunks decorated as booths for candy. Some will even have games to play! Along with candy, booths in the parks will have musical performances, puppet shows, popcorn and snow cones as well as a hay maze. This event is free to the community.
  • The Heartland Volkswagen Club will sponsor a Meet and Greet at Lake Placid American Legion Post #25, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend and bring your Volkswagen if you have one. Vintage Volkswagens will be on display, club members will be present to answer questions about the club and Volkswagens, and complimentary finger foods will be served. Drinks will be available at the Legion bar. The purpose of the Meet and Greet is to bring together Volkswagen owners, wannabe owners, and lovers of Volkswagens. Membership applications and a split the pot drawing will also be available. For additional information, contact Dennis Anderson, (863) 763-6069, or Jim Dalke (863) 381-1799.

Sport Related Events

  • Papa Johns is presenting their weekly fundraiser every Thursday when you order from Papa John’s they’ll donate 10% of your total order to the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band. Valid for carry out or delivery, you can also order online by using the PROMO CODE OCSD2014. Be sure to mention that you are a supporter of the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band when you are placing an order.
  • Paddock Farms is “driving on” ! Learn how to drive your horse, racing, obstacles and more! Paddock Farms will be available every weekend after to teach you about how to drive your horse. Must be 18 years of age or older, all horses brought to the Paddock Farms must have a negative coggins test and you will be asked to sign a waiver. Not sure if your horse could race? You will have the option to have your horse evaluated. Don’t have a horse? No problem, they’ll provide them for you. No experience is necessary. No horse? No harness? No problem! Call Nancy at 863-634-1440 or 863-634-1438 for more information.

Agri-Civic Center Events

Friday 10/31/14                OYLS Cattle Battle & Market Goat Bonanza,  Youth from around the State compete showing cattle and market goats. Cattle Showmanship 5:00 PM Friday

Saturday 11/1/14       Market Goat Showmanship 8:30 AM Saturday, with the Market Goat show immediately after. Steer show Saturday 10:00AM, after the Market Goat show, Florida Junior Brahman Association point show, Heifer & Bull show after steers

Tuesday 11/4/14              There will be no recreational riding due to setup for the Okeechobee Ag Venture. The next recreational riding night will be Thursday November 20th.    

Wednesday 11/5/14       Okeechobee Ag Venture;  Ag-venture is a free program which provides a great opportunity for 4th graders Thursday 11/6/14  (public, private and home schooled) to gain experience, understanding and appreciation of our local agricultural industry. For more information got to http://www.okeechobeecountyag-venture.com/

Friday 11/7/14 -Sunday 11/9/14    Stierwalt Show Cattle Clinic Through these clinics provide a hands-on course for youth livestock competitors to learn proven techniques and tips on clipping, hoof trimming, show day dressing, showmanship, feeding and general care. In the 23 years running, this clinic has been continually updated and improved in order to bring you the best and most sought after clinic you can attend. These clinics are an excellent crash course on everything in the show cattle industry

Saturday 11/15/14 & Sunday 11/16/14  Okeechobee Outdoor Sports Expo   All things outdoors in one location. Hunting, fishing, boating, ATV’s/UTV’s, trucks, boats, RV’s and more. Demonstrations on fly fishing and casting, concealed carry license class, Women in the Outdoors, baby alligator and reptile educational show, and entertainment by Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson Band. A variety of food will be available on site $5.00 admission for adults, children 9 and under are free

Thursday 11/20/14          Recreational riding for local residents  6:30 – 9:30 PM $10.00 per rider, and you MUST have a current coggins certificate

Friday 11/21/14    Turnin’ N Burnin’ Fall Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5:00 PM.  Barrel Race starts at 7:30 PM. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend

Saturday 11/22/14      Turnin’ N Burnin’ Jackpot Barrel Race & Speed Show. Exhibition runs start at 3:00 PM. Barrel Race starts at 5:00 PM, Speed Show follows the barrel race. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend

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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