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News Cast for July 6th:
The city council will close the north end of South West 2nd Avenue at State Route 70 to add parking along the street. Motorists won’t be able to make a right turn onto route 70 and sidewalks will be installed. City public works director David Allen said this is one piece of the puzzle to improve the parking situation.
The council is looking at angled parking on South West 3rd and South West 4th Avenues to improve parking spaces. About 3 dozen new parking spaces will be created.
The city is also working to purchase land on South West Park Street for a parking lot. The main intersection project is nearly completed. There will be no right lane turn lanes installed.
Florida Power and Light announced they would move ahead with the Okeechobee clean energy center, a natural gas plant located near Fort Drum last week. The company has studied the idea for the past year. The project would see construction start next year and be completed in 2017 and add construction jobs and also benefit the Okeechobee tax base.
Sports Cast for July 6th:
Dalton Murray will follow up two years playing baseball at Indian River State College with two years at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Murray was one of the better college catchers at the junior college level last year, batting over 320 and handling the Pioneers pitching staff.
Murray said he was proud of how he performed at IRSC. He said it was very important to get the reps and the at bats at the junior college level.
Murray said he thinks he’ll be in the mix to get playing time at the Division I school in Fort Myers. Dalton plans to receive a four year degree in business once he graduates from Florida Gulf Coast.
Tues., July 7 – Publix, 2 – 7
Fri., July10 – Wal Mart, 11 – 5
Sat., Sun., July 11, 12 – Wal Mart, 11 – 4
Mon., July 13 – Wal Mart, 1 – 6
Tues., July 14 – Raulerson Hospital, 1 – 7
Thurs., July 16 – SFWMD, Hwy 70 – 1 – 5
Fri., July 17 – Harbor Community Bank, 1 – 6
Sun., July 19 – Golden Corral, 11 – 4
Thurs., July 23 – Publix, 1 – 6
Sat., July 25 – Wal Mart, 11 – 5
Sun., July 26 – Wal Mart, 11 – 5
- Habitat for Humanity is now open here in Okeechobee! They’re located at 1321 HWY 70E in the Old Apple Crate building. Open Monday through Friday 9-5. Accepting donations of any kind except clothes! Call for more information at 863-763-1371, volunteers are always needed!
- 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 Brahma Bull Restaurant & Lounge (2405 Hwy. 441 S.E.) will be hosting Texas Hold-em Tournaments beginning on each Tuesday. The games help to support the “Dogs and Cats Forever” no kill animal shelter in Pt. St. Lucie. Signin is at 7:00P.M. and games start promptly at 7:30P.M. Buy-in is $20.00. Bar Service and food is available for purchase. For more information, call Patty at 772-519-2263. Look forward to seeing you.
- Okeechobee County Library invites you to join their all ages summer reading program “Be a Hero – Read”. The program runs Wednesday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 29th at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The adult and teen program is open at any time! Come by and read at the Okeechobee County Library! On August 1st, see if you won the tablet! Call or stop by for details. 863-763-3536 and ask to speak to Kellie!
- Leadership Okeechobee is now accepting applications! The purpose of the Leadership Okeechobee Program is to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction between class members. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for a personal journey along the wonderful and rewarding path to community service. The following are our program objectives: To prepare future/potential leaders to meet the challenges ahead for Okeechobee. You will explore critical issues via a series of seminars and related activities. You will interact with key decision-makers, local leaders and representatives of local government to gain a better understanding of the forces which impact your community as a whole. The key to preserving and enhancing the quality of life is a well-informed citizen. The program begins in September and continues each month until graduation in May. Once accepted, a fee of $425 is required to cover meals, transportation and other program expenses. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (863) 467-6246
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