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News Cast for May 26th:

Missing Juvenile

Hunter Ellsworth

Hunter Ellsworth

Rewards for information in the Zombicon killing of Okeechobee’s Tyrell Taylor have now reached 36 thousand dollars.  South West Florida crime stoppers and Fort Myers police this week appealed to the public for a tipster who phoned their hotline on November 11th and 12th.  Police said the witness had credible information and likely knew who the killer was.   4 others were injured in the shower of gunfire.

Previous tipster could help propel ZombiCon investigation

Okeechobee city police say a 36 year old Orlando man sent a naked photo of an adult female to a nine year old child.  Jose Ramos was allegedly getting back at a woman he had been in a relationship with.   He’s been charged with extortion and transmission of materials harmful to minors.

Jacob Hicks said the Recreational Outreach Center at the First Baptist Church has had a tremendous impact on the church and this community. Hicks said it they host senior fitness classes and many other programs in recreation.

Hicks 1

Hicks 2

Among arrests, 53 yea rold Michael Brooks of Lakeport was charged with burglary with an assault, criminal mischief and battery after a domestic quarrel last week. Glades deputies said he forced his way into a home and tried to prevent the female from calling for her damaging a door and four window screens.

21 year old Dennis Cardona Vasquez was charged with child abuse for allegedly slapping the face of a two year old child.

05 25 2015 Press News Release Additional Charges on Hicks

Sports Cast for May 26th:

Ryan Daniel won the Brahman Award for the boy’s baseball team. The senior hurler said he really enjoyed his senior year.

Daniel said he tries to be the best he can at all his activities. He said he appreciated the Brahman Award.

Daniel 1

He said he pitched well toward the end of the season and plans to keep working on his skills.

Daniel 2

He intends to attend the University of Florida and study bio medical engineering and hopes to the medical field.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 5-18-16

The need for blood does not take a summer vacation.  In fact, it is doubly necessary, as when people travel there aren’t as many donors to maintain an adequate supply.  Please choose a location and give to save lives.

Sat., May 28 — Wal Mart, 11:30 to 5:30

Sun., May 29 — Wal Mart, 11:30 -to 5:30

Mon., May 30  — Memorial Day Gathering, Historic Courthouse, 9 to 1

Mon., May 30 — Wal Mart, 11  to 5

Tues., May 31 — Wal Mart, 11 to 5

  • 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
  • Okeechobee Main Street Presents the Art & Wine Walk of 2016. This casual summer experience will take guests through various participating businesses located in the Okeechobee downtown area. Each business will have a featured artist showcasing their art work or music. Businesses will offer guests wine tasting, appetizers and promotional offers. Save the date for Saturday June 18, 2016 from 4-7pm. Tickets are now available online at and at the Chamber of Commerce/Main Street office located at 55 S Parrott Ave. Main Street looks forward to seeing everyone on Park Street!

Sport Related Events


Agri-Civic Center Events

may age center

  • 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 or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!

Fasfa Workshops


6-8 Event

6-18 Event

7-30 Event

Labor Day 8-5