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News Cast for August 23rd:
The Federal Energy Regulatory commission approved permits for the Sable Trails natural gas pipeline last week. It’ll run through Okeechobee for approximately 22 miles. It will raise property tax revenues by 67 million over 60 years and also bring in an economic impact of 35 million during construction.
It will also serve the Okeechobee Clean Energy Center Natural Gas Power Plant. Florida Power and Light spokesperson Dave McDermitt said construction could occur quickly on the pipeline. The power plant itself has all state approvals needed but is waiting on a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers before construction begins.
A man chasing after another man with a knife ended up in the hospital for cutting himself and then went to jail when he returned to the scene. Deputies say 41 year old Eric Jaramillo was under the influence of methamphetamine and may have been delusional. He entered a home of complete strangers on South East 38th Avenue and made wild accusations the residents had killed his girlfriend. Charges include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
About 75 hundred dollars in property damage was done after a structure fire at 3525 SE 34th Avenue Friday afternoon. Okeechobee county fire rescue reported the fire started in a hot water heater that was being repaired. No one was hurt. The Red Cross came to assist the family of Irene Lopez-Martinez.
Sports Cast for August 23rd:
Senior Makayla Myers is excited to get the volleyball season underway tonight as Okeechobee travels to Sebring. She said the team has a lot of height at the net and that should make things easier. She noted there are six seniors on the team this year so there is a lot of leadership on the court.
She said you must always come to matches with the proper attitude. The JV match starts at 6 pm with the varsity match to follow.
Moore Haven volleyball hosts ECS with JV 5 pm, varsity to follow.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 8-18-16
- 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
Sport Related Events
- The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening September 15, 2016 beginning at 7 PM at the Chamber. The class will last approximately two hours. Range qualification will take place on Saturday September 17, 2016. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during qualification. The costs of the class is $40.00 which must be paid in advance. You may sign up by clicking on register now. You may pay for the class online with a credit card or stop by the Chamber and pay for the class with a check or cash. Those people who sign up and do not pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class.
- Okeechobee Health Department is having an upcoming 5K event that we will be hosted in Okeechobee on Saturday, September 24th. The event will be held at the Taylor Creek Water Treatment Facility (which is actually a really beautiful creek and wildlife area) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This 5K is a walk or run event and is intended to raise awareness for maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. We will also be giving away free T-shirts, water bottles and visors (more gifts may be available in the future). For more info, contact the OHD.
Agri-Civic Center Events
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