True Country WOKC
WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country and K9 Resque of Okeechobee are proud to present the pet of the month! Below is a description about this furbaby, call WOKC for more information on how you can adopt this precious dog!
Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties – 10/22 for Okeechobee
News Cast for September 28th:
A two-year-old child was flown to St. Mary’s Monday with a head injury after being struck in a driveway on North West 64th Avenue. Two-year-old Omar Tyson was listed in critical condition. Troopers say no charges will be filed against the driver, 45-year-old Harvey Elk of Okeechobee.
Sarah Davis represented the United States at the International Powerlifting federation junior world championships this month in Poland. The OHS graduate took home three medals, including a gold medal for the dead lift of 4 hundred and 46 pounds. Davis is in her senior year at Texas A and M. She says there’s not much of a future in power lifting as far as a career Davis said she appreciated the well wishes and support from home while she was representing the US Junior team.
Okeechobee county planners approved plans for a Dollar General store on 441 south east near 15A. A rezoning to heavy commercial will be voted on by the county commission October 11th. The 91 hundred square foot store also received a special exception to sell wine. The Log Harbor Homeowners association had objections to the project based on traffic, lighting, noise and alcohol sales. At site plan and review special lighting, larger setbacks and a fence could be included in the plans.
Sports Cast for September 28th:
Gifford surprised Yearling in straight sets Tuesday 26-24 and 25-21 Tuesday. Dolphins Coach Randall Jacobs said his girls were ready to play. Sami Ruiz had seven digs, two assists and three service points and Callie Rucks had six service aces for Yearling. Soccer was postponed.
The Lady Brahman volleyball team won three out of five matches at the Gatortown Classic tournament in Gainesville this weekend. They lost the Silver division championship to the Bishop Kenny Crusaders in four sets.
The boys cross country team took second place out of 25 schools at the George Jenkins High Holloway Park jamboree Saturday. Daniel Shelley was the top runner for OHS in 14th place and Hunter Sills finished 15th.
OHS girls swimming took second place at a tri meet with Treasure Coast and South Fork last night.
On the sports schedule today, Yearling volleyball visits West Glades School at 4:30 pm.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 9-26-16
- 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 Oasis Lounge at the Okeechobee Shrine Club has again opened their doors and we look forward to serving your favorite beverages while you spend a little time winding down the week. Invite your friends and neighbors to meet you for a quick get together or spend some time and enjoy catching up from a busy week. The Oasis Lounge offers an intimate and friendly setting to relax and unwind every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm to 10pm. The Lounge is always open to the public except during times of private leases of the Club. For information contact Kip Gardner at (863)357-0427 or the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863)763-3378
- 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
- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, communities across the nation will join the NOPE Task Force in hosting the Tenth Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and those suffering from substance abuse. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction; a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. With the removal of shame comes the hope for survival. Acceptance of the disease can be humbling to the soul, and, in turn, empowering to those in need, to seek help. If you would like to participate in the Okeechobee NOPE Candlelight Vigil by submitting a photo of a family member or friend please submit the photo to the NOPE website, www.nopetaskforce.org or contact Connie Curry at 763-3117. The deadline for submitting photos is October 1, 2016. Please join us October 27, 2016 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98 North, at 6:30 p.m. for the NOPE Candlelight Vigil.
- SEPTEMBER BLOOD DRIVES in OKEECHOBEE
Tuesday, September 27 Raulerson Hospital, 1:00 to 6:00
Thursday, September 29 Walmart, 1:30 to 7:00
Friday, September 30 Seacoast Bank, South, 12:00 to 5:30
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