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News Cast for February 5th:
Among arrests,56 year old William Walton of Indiantown was charged with striking a man with a machete in the forearm while he was standing in a shower. The charge is aggravated battery.
33 year old Natrone Martin of Indiantown said people were after him so he carried a loaded pistol even though he’s a convicted felon. Martin was jailed after a traffic stop in Stuart on the weapons charge, carrying a concealed firearm, giving a false name to law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
The US Supreme Court ruled this month that a decision that prohibits juveniles from being sentenced to life in prison should be applied retroactively.
Nate Balis with the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the ruling represents a positive step in the juvenile justice system and recognizes most kids have the capacity to change and rehabilitate.
Two Okeechobee men will get new sentences in murders when they were 17 years old.
Economic development appears to be on the rise in Okeechobee. John Gurney, Economic Development Director for the Chamber of Commerce says a truck stop could be in the works. The Okeechobee Town Center project on South Parrott Avenue could one day include a Marshalls, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and a high end book store. He said Aegea is also working on a 27 thousand acre development that would impact four counties including Okeechobee.
Sports Cast for February 5th:
Okeechobee High school was honored by the NFL this week with a golden helmet for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl game. Jimmie Jones of Okeechobee won two super bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.
He had three fumble recoveries in Super Bowl 27 and his touchdown play was named one of the top 50 plays in super bowl history by USA Today.
Jones said he could have gotten more fumbles that day. Jones was also involved in the famous play where Don Beebe knocked the ball away from Leon Lett as he headed for a sure touchdown after a fumble recovery in that game.
As for this year’s game, Jones predicts Carolina will defeat Denver in a close defensive battle.
Brahman boys and girls tennis teams lose Thursday to Martin County 7-0.
Brahman boys’ basketball tonight regional semifinals at Eau Gallie at 7 pm.
Moore Haven boys’ basketball tangle with South West Florida Christian in the district championship game, their first in 10 years.
OHS softball Saturday is home against Moore Haven, they lost Wednesday, 4-3 to Sebastian River, JV at 2, the fund raiser ball drop at 4:30 and varsity game to follow. OHS varsity wrestlers visit Lake Placid for a tournament and junior varsity visit Jensen Beach on Saturday.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 2-5-16
Thank you to all those who saved the lives of their neighbors and family by donating blood during 2015. But the need is constant so please give again at one of the February blood drives listed.
Fri., Feb. 5 — Seacoast Bank, South, 11 – 5
Mon., Feb. 8 — Publix, 1 – 6
Tues., Feb. 9 — Raulerson Hospital, 1 – 6
Fri., Feb., 12 — Big O RV Resort, 7950 Hwy 78W, 12 – 5
Sat., Feb. 13 — Raye’s Birthday Bash, TD Bank, Platelets 9:30 – 5
Sat., Feb. 13 — Raye’s Birthday Bash, TD Bank, Whole Blood, 10 – 4
Sun., Feb. 14 — Golden Corral, 11 – 4
Mon., Feb. 15 — Wal Mart, 11 – 5
Fri., Feb. 19 — Publix, 1:30 – 6:30
Sun., Feb. 21 — Christ Fellowship Church, 8 – 2
Mon., Feb. 22 — Winn Dixie, 12 – 6
Tues., Feb. 23 — Okee Correctional Institution, 12 – 5
Thurs., Feb. 25– IRSC Campus, 3 – 8
Fri., Feb. 26 — Harbor Community Bank, 12 – 5
Fri., Feb. 26 — Publix, 1:30 – 6:30
Sat., Feb. 27 — Publix, 10:30 – 4:30
Sat., Feb. 27 — Wal Mart, 11 – 4
Sun., Feb. 28 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 8:30 – 3
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 Christian group Crosby Lane will be coming to the Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, 425 SW 28th St on Sunday February, 7th for their morning service at 10:30am. For more information please contact the church!
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
- OCRA will hold signups this Saturday, February 6 from 10 am until 2 pm for softball, t-ball and baseball at the trailer at the sports complex. Anyone who can’t sign up Saturday can call 863-801-7505 for further assistance. Please bring a birth certificate to the signup
- Teen Driver Challenge will have training days on February 12th-13th, 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 March 11th-12th and April 8th-9th. for details on how to register, call 863-763-2131 ext 1204.
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 email@example.com or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!