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WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country OHS 2014 Baseball Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, April 24th OHS Baseball takes on their District Tournament Opponent at 4:00pm

WOKC Flag Football against Centennial. Photo credit to Charles Murphy.

WOKC Flag Football against Centennial. Photo credit to Charles Murphy.

This is a link to the Okeechobee Teen Driver Challenge, click this for more info!

A Moment of Truth with Pastor Jim Day of the Okeechobee Church of Christ

Charles Murphy News 4/24

News Cast for April 24th:

Wiggins, Travis Devon

Wiggins, Travis Devon

Press News Release Sheriffs Office Seeking Homicide Suspect

Highlands’s county deputies are seeking a 41 year old Lake Placid man, Travis Wiggins for the homicide of 34 year old Moore Haven resident Lee Andres Thomas. Thomas was shot early Monday in the Highway Park area. Warrants for second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon have been issued.

A 44 year old Kenansville man is charged with downloading hundreds of images of child pornography on his home computer. Lawrence Alt was held on 11 felony charges Tuesday with his bond set at 55 thousand dollars.

State and rural roads are now being used more by drug traffickers according to law enforcement officials. Glades County Sheriff Chief Deputy Duane Potorff says the trend hasn’t come to his community although US 27 in Highlands County is being included in federal grant applications to fight drug trafficking. Potorff says his department does intradictions on US 27 and hasn’t made big seizures in recent years. I-95, the turnpike and I-75 are the major drug routes in the state, according to Potorrff.

Arrests today include 18 years old Adam Davis charged with burglary with an assault or battery for a March home invasion robbery in Treasure Island where Leon Cotton was shot in the leg.

21 year old Ryan Tiger was facing multiple criminal charges including resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol by city police. They responded to a report of loud music on North East 12th Street and later Tiger was accused of damaging a police car.

40 year old Lynn Mansfield of Glades County was charged in Labelle with possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substances and introduction of contraband into the Hendry County Jail.

28 year old Cassandra Hamilton of Moore Haven was charged with unlawful use of a credit card and making a false report to law enforcement for allegedly taking a wallet and credit cards from a local McDonald’s restaurant and making several purchases at local businesses.

Sports Cast for April 24th:

Okeechobee Brahman baseball ready for their district championship game today when they battle South Fork at 4 pm at Port St. Lucie high school. Okeechobee defeated Jensen Beach 2-0 and South Fork defeated Port St. Lucie 3-0 in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Elijah Finney will toe the rubber for the Brahmans.

Center Fielder Trenton Hickman says the players worked hard all year for this opportunity and will relish the chance to win the championship. Paul Jackson said qualifying for the regional was a great achievement but he expects a tough game today with South Fork.

Game time again is 4 pm this afternoon on WOKC

Tabatha Henry qualified for another state final as she took 4th place in the 32 hundred meters at Miami North Western in the region 4 Class 3A track meet yesterday. Bethany Hardcastle of South Fork was disqualified.

The boys 4 by 800 finished in 16th place and Emmanuel Gaona finished 13th in both the 16 hundred and 32 hundred meters.

More News:

2014 Winter Softball and Flag Football Champions

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

Rooney Qualifies by Petition for 17th District Congressional Race

R.S.V.P Focus Of Recent Kiwanis Club Meeting (AUDIO INTERVIEW INCLUDED)

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Interns from Webber International University

Veterans of Foreign Wars Present Officer of the Year Award

FWC captures panther near the beach; relocates it to more suitable area

Florida South East Connection Educating Public On Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline (AUDIO INCLUDED)

Senate Passes Florida GI Bill Honoring Military Service Members

Governor Scott: We Need to Hold the Line on Tuition

FWC returns rehabilitated Florida panther to the wild

WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

  • 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.
  • The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is accepting applications for Northside Head Start and VPK. Children must have been born before September 2, 2010. Birth Certificate and social security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. For more information call the Northside Head Start Office, 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • “Joy in the Mourning” is a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend; the support group will meet every Monday at 6pm and Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering, 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more information contact Gale at 863-634-8504.
  • Applebee’s is hosting a pancake fundraiser breakfast for the DARE program this Saturday, April 26th from 8am to 10am. For more info call Morgan Undergrott at 216-695-7967.
  • The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at OK Corral Gun Club located at 9449 NE 48th Street. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW via the Chamber calendar.

  • Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide you necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 at 9 a.m. and determine if starting a business is right for you.  Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863.467.6246 to RSVP!

  • Come out to the Veteran’s Appreciation Day at Freedom Ranch on Saturday, May 10th from 10am to 3pm. They’ll have BBQ chow, live music, swamp buggy rides, arena action, military equipment displays from local veterans group. The mobile vet center will also be there. Public is welcome, RSVP at 863-763-9800

Sport Related Events

  • The 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled to travel through Okeechobee County on May 2. The run will begin at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 9:00 a.m. The route will conclude at Publix located at 3551 Highway 441 South.At Publix, Special Olympic Athletes will join the runners and be acknowledged for their participation. A fundraising BBQ will immediately follow. The BBQ will be ribs, 2 sides, dessert and tea. The cost is $10.00 for a rib dinner or $20.00 for a slab of ribs. Advance tickets will be available, contact (863)763-3117. Each year, law enforcement officers from more than 300 Florida agencies participate in the statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. More than 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through 66 counties in Florida. For more information, contact Michele, Joan or Connie, (863)763-3117.

Upcoming Agri-Civic Center Events:

  • Friday 4/25 – 4/26 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM. Registration opens at 5:00PM. Join the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Form a Relay for Life team and sign up online to start fundraising www.relayforlife.org/okeechobeefl
  • Sunday 4/27/14 Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo, Mexican Bands & food, more information to come.

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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