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Charles Murphy News 4/17
News Cast for April 17th:
After an exhaustive three day search, no bodies were found at the former Florida school for boys Okeechobee campus this week. Only one boy is unaccounted for from the time investigated 1959 to 1969, however, one ledger book that could contain a large amount of names is missing. Captain John Rhoden, the lead investigator explains. His name is not being released.
Former White House boy James Harley Denike says there are clients in their organization who personally took part in burials at Okeechobee. They plan to visit with University of South Florida professor and researcher Erin Kimmerlee who is studying the former Dozier school in Marianna for a possible research project in Okeechobe. US Senator Bill Nelson has asked the justice department to intervene in the investigation.
K-9 officer Chris Wood of Brevard County was involved in the search, he said the dogs did a good search and would have found something had remains been out here. The Sheriff thanked the former clients in attendance and said they have no reason not to believe their claims of corporal punishment, wicked beatings, and sexual abuse, but just couldn’t find the corroborating evidence to prove it.
Sports Cast for April 17th:
Megan Hargraves started on the mound and pitched four strong innings for Okeechobee.
Coach Mary Huff said she wanted to give South Fork a different look on the mound.
Okeechobee will on the road in the first round of the playoffs next week.
Moore Haven defeated St. John Neumann in their district final and will host a game next week.
JV flag football last night defeats Vero Beach 6-0. Jessica Cason caught a touchdown pass from Rebecca Corby.
On the sports schedule today, boys baseball has their senior night as they host Lincoln Park at 7 pm. Moore Haven baseball visits Oasis at 7 pm. OHS track meet today at South Fork beginning at 1 pm.
Please help us build our supply by donating during the month of March at any of the following drives.
Sat., April 18 – Martha’s House – Celebrate Life – in the park, 10 – 3
Sun., April 19 – Golden Corral, 11 – 4
Thurs., April 23 – SFWMD field office on Hwy 70E, 1 – 5
Fri., April 24 – Seacoast Bank, South, 10 – 4
Sat., April 25 – Wal Mart, 11 – 4
Tues., April 28 – Raulerson Hospital, 1 – 6
- 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
- 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.
- Okeechobee Storm Chasers vs. Military at the tradition Field. It is on May 16th and the Gates open at 2.30 and our game starts at 3. The tickets will get the people also in the Mets game at 6.30. The tickets cost $10 each or $9 for 4 or more tickets. Call 467-2001 to get tickets
- . If you have never been to a Chamber Business After hours please join us for the next one on April 21st being hosted by Staffords Salon (A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon) located at 313 SW Park Street. Please RSVP at www.okeechobeebusiness.com everyone is welcome. See you then
Sport Related Events
Celebrate Earth Day witnessing the beauty and biodiversity in your own backyard. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 54000 acres of unique Florida dry prairie in Okeechobee County, is reminiscent of the Florida’s past, as described in Patrick Smith’s book “A Land Remembered.” Join us for a Spring Prairie Wildflower Walk led by two of Florida’s leading wildflower experts: Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel.Cost is $24 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members and $34 for non-members. A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park. Each walk is limited to 20 participants, and many spots are already filled.Participants may also sign up for a free 45 minute buggy ride in the Prairie.Visit the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve website for more information and to register
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 email@example.com or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!