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Zack Thomas Trivia Contest for Big Game Day Prize Packs-Big Game Day Party

Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015 at Seminole Casino Brighton

Contest Information/Rules

  • “Don’t miss the Big Game Day Party on Sunday, February 1st at Seminole Casino Brighton! 

  • Study up on your Zach Thomas Trivia!   You could win Big Game Day Prize Pack, to include a meet and greet with former NFL/Miami Dolphin Linebacker, Zach Thomas, plus free food for the winner and their guest at Seminole Casino Brighton during their Big Game Day Party on Sunday. 

  • Listen to WOKC’s Morning Show with Billy Dean for your chance to win a Big Game Day Party Prize Pack! 

  • Each weekday, beginning  Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th , Billy Dean will be asking trivia question about Zach Thomas with multiple choice answers.  Example:  “What college did Zach Thomas attend? A) Texas Christian University B) Texas A & M C) North Texas State D) Texas Tech University E) University of Texas”.

  • The first caller to 467-1570 and 467-1009 to correctly answer the Zach Thomas Trivia question wins…it’s just that easy! 

  • Must be 18 or older to win, no purchase necessary. One winner per family. 

  • Contest runs 1-26-15/1-30-15, 1 prize pack given away per day in morning drive, 7a-11a

  • From your favorite radio station, 100.9FM and AM 1570 WOKC, Okeechobee’s True Country!”

  • Seminole Casino Brighton has more ways to win, with high stakes bingo, the hottest slots and the friendliest high-limit poker!”

Billy Dean, WOKC morning show host, 1st place, Kevin Hersemann and 2nd place JR Wilson in Saturday night’s “Return of the WOKC/Billy Dean Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament at Seminole Casino Brighton.”

Billy Dean, WOKC morning show host, 1st place, Kevin Hersemann and 2nd place JR Wilson in Saturday night’s “Return of the WOKC/Billy Dean Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament at Seminole Casino Brighton.”

Okeechobee Church of Christ with Pastor Jim Day

Okeechobee Centennial Scavenger Hunt Rules & App

Charles Murphy News 1/26

News Cast for January 26th:

One of the most unique research centers in Florida is the Skunk Ape Research center in the Everglades. Owner David Shealy claims he had an encounter with the beast as a young child. He describes him as over 7 feet tall, weighs over 3 hundred pounds, and gives off a noxious odor. Sitings have been reported throughout South Florida over the years.

David Shealy on skunk ape research center

Jobless rates dropped one half of a percent from 6.8 to 6.3 percent in Okeechobee between November and December. 1,133 residents in Okeechobee collected benefits. Last year at this time unemployment was 7.2 percent. Glades County saw a decline from percent in November to 6.4 percent in December. 315 residents collected benefits there.

Last year, jobless rates stood at 6.8 percent in Glades County.

Around the region, St. Lucie had 6.2 percent, Indian River 6 percent, Desoto 5.8 percent, and Osceola 5.5 percent.

Val Osinski won the pro championship while Moses Wilson of Clewiston claimed the co angler prize at the Rayovac FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee. Osinski caught 70 pounds 8 ounces of fish in the three day tournament.   Brandon McMillan and Scott Martin of Clewiston finished in the top 10 and Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid finished 2nd.

Trish Routte crime stoppers on Mario Hughes homicide

Ashley Hughes on beef industry in Florida

Robbie Chartier, county response to power plant

John Carpenter, USACOE on water releases from Lake

Sports Cast for January 26th:

Okeechobee girls’ hoops celebrated senior night with a 46-29 victory over Inlet Grove to end the regular season.

Taylor Trent had 12 points; Sha’Dasia Williams added 10 points and Hailey Greeson had eight points for Okeechobee.

Coach Joe Smith said his older players showed leadership in this game. One of the seniors, Greeson, had a season high in points, as the veterans got more playing time on the court.

She said it was a bitter sweet moment for the team. Okeechobee finished the regular season at 6-14. They will face South Fork on Wednesday in the district tournament at Fort Pierce Westwood at 4:30 pm.

There are no sporting events scheduled today.


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

  • 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
  • Bits and Spurs 4-H is looking for young riders ages 8 – 18 to join the Bits and Spurs Drill Team.  We already have 3 shows to perform in beginning in January.  Our group rides every Tuesday and Thursday night at My Sin Ranch from 6 – 8 pm, weather permitting.  All levels of riders are welcome to come join our 4-H Club.  This is a fun way to get some ride time on your horse and form great friendships with people who LOVE horses.  Please call Laura for more information, 863-801-3599.
  • The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one. The event is every Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering located at 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more info call Gale @ 863-623-8504.
  • The Ribbon Run will be on February 21st at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. This run is for ALL RIBBONS! All money will go toward assisting those in need in our area. This is a timed 5K that will provide you the opportunity to run or walk wearing the ribbon you support. For Okeechobee is a non-profit organization where every dollar raised stays here in Okeechobee. For more info go to or look for them on Facebook!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS…..We have such a GREAT turn out last year we are doing it again!!!! If you love to shop, you don’t want to miss the Cupid’s Corner holiday shopping event on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express. There will be a Personal Shopper available to assist those who are not sure what to get that special person.  Looking for vendors please contact Antoinette @ the Chamber of Commerce 863-467-6246 or cell phone 561-718-0536. Sign up to be a vendor today! Mail your info to 55 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee FL, 34974

Sport Related Events

  • Papa Johns is presenting their weekly fundraiser every Thursday when you order from Papa John’s they’ll donate 10% of your total order to the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band. Valid for carry out or delivery, you can also order online by using the PROMO CODE OCSD2014. Be sure to mention that you are a supporter of the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band when you are placing an order.
  • Paddock Farms is “driving on” ! Learn how to drive your horse, racing, obstacles and more! Paddock Farms will be available every weekend after to teach you about how to drive your horse. Must be 18 years of age or older, all horses brought to the Paddock Farms must have a negative coggins test and you will be asked to sign a waiver. Not sure if your horse could race? You will have the option to have your horse evaluated. Don’t have a horse? No problem, they’ll provide them for you. No experience is necessary. No horse? No harness? No problem! Call Nancy at 863-634-1440 or 863-634-1438 for more information.

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



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