True Country WOKC
WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country and K9 Resque of Okeechobee are proud to present the pet of the month! Below is a description about this furbaby, call WOKC for more information on how you can adopt this precious dog!
Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties – 10/22 for Okeechobee
News Cast for September 30th:
The Florida highway patrol identified the bicyclist killed Monday after being struck by a pickup truck and a tractor trailer on State Route 70 and North East 71st Avenue as 60 year old Douglas Schwalm of West Palm Beach.
Troopers say Schwalm died at the scene after being knocked into the westbound lane by a Ford F-150 driven by 59 year old Walter Browning of Venus. He does not face charges. The tractor trailer that struck Schwalm fled the scene and there is no update on that trucker. Schwalm was arrested last Friday in Fort Drum in another bicycle incident when deputies say he had a cat with him without food and water that was in poor shape and barely able to stand in the heat.
A former West Palm Beach doctor, John Christensen, who ran a pain pill clinic in Port. St. Lucie serving many Okeechobee patients, is headed to prison for the death of two of his patients. Christensen pled guilty this month in West Palm Beach to manslaughter charges in the deaths of Pawel Stan is Zew Ski and Florence Garrett. He also pled to conspiracy to traffic in oxycodone.
Christensen was also in federal court earlier this month in Orlando to plead guilty to health care fraud. Prosecutors did drop dozens of drug charges in the plea deal.
Christensen will remain on house arrest until he is sentenced on December 6th. He will serve no more than 5 years in prison but does lose his medical license to practice.
A 37 year old Okeechobee man was sentenced to five years in prison for lewd and lascivious conduct on an 11 year old girl. Narciso Rivera was first charged with two counts of sexual battery for the alleged incidents more than 6 years ago. The child, now an adult, claimed Rivera, a family friend, touched her in appropriately on two occasions. Rivera was also declared a sexual predator.
Sports Cast for September 30th:
Kassie Weldon had 11 digs and 10 service points and Michaels Myers added five blocks and four kills to lead Okeechobee past John Carroll, 25-13, 25-21 and 25-20 last night in high school volleyball. Myers said the girls were motivated by an early season loss at John Carroll.
Coach Taylor Padrick says the Lady Brahmans benefited from playing tough teams at the Gatortown Classic tournament last weekend.
Raeley Matthews had 12 kills and five digs for Okeechobee.
Yearling middle school volleyball rolled past Sebastian 25-12 and 25-15. Sami Ruiz had three assists and three digs. She said the Lady Bulls are working on communication on the court
Callie Rucks had five aces, seven kills and five service points for Yearling.
- OHS football hosts Heritage Palm Bay 7 pm
- Glades Day football hosts Kings Academy 7 pm
- Pahokee football at Boca Raton 7 pm
- Moore Haven football at Evangelical Christian at 7 pm
- Clewiston volleyball at Lakeland tournament
- Clewiston football hosts University School 7:30 pm
- Glades Central football hosts Somerset Academy Pembroke Pines at 4 pm
OHS cross country at Titusville meet
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 9-26-16
- 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 www.okeechobeemainstreet.org
- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, communities across the nation will join the NOPE Task Force in hosting the Tenth Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and those suffering from substance abuse. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction; a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. With the removal of shame comes the hope for survival. Acceptance of the disease can be humbling to the soul, and, in turn, empowering to those in need, to seek help. If you would like to participate in the Okeechobee NOPE Candlelight Vigil by submitting a photo of a family member or friend please submit the photo to the NOPE website, www.nopetaskforce.org or contact Connie Curry at 763-3117. The deadline for submitting photos is October 1, 2016. Please join us October 27, 2016 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98 North, at 6:30 p.m. for the NOPE Candlelight Vigil.
- SEPTEMBER BLOOD DRIVES in OKEECHOBEE
Tuesday, September 27 Raulerson Hospital, 1:00 to 6:00
Thursday, September 29 Walmart, 1:30 to 7:00
Friday, September 30 Seacoast Bank, South, 12:00 to 5:30
Sport Related Events
Agri-Civic Center Events