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News Cast for March 3rd:
Four hunters spent a cold and damp night at the Kissimmee Public Use Area near Basinger overnight Friday and Saturday. Several agencies including the Florida Fish and Wildlife, Okeechobee County Sheriff, the Coast Guard and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s department helped out in the search. The group had gone hunting in the Chandler Slough area and gotten lost somewhere near US 98.
Among arrests, 27 year old Angela Cash was charged with child neglect. Sheriff Deputies say she left a six year old at home in charge of her two younger siblings, ages one and two over the weekend.
20 year old Brent Gott of Ruskin was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and driving without a license after a serious crash Saturday morning on the Florida turnpike in Okeechobee. Two of his passengers, Louis and Michael Russo were rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Michael Russo was in the intensive care unit.
Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies officially charged 20 year old Kevin McGruder with two counts of sexual battery, kidnapping and child neglect for the incident where his female victim was left tied to a tree near Fort Drum last month. The victim claimed her former boyfriend raped her twice, once in her home in Gibsonton and then once somewhere on route 60. McGruder left her abandoned in the woods and took her child with him, deputies say.
45 year old Kevin Lindsay of Vermont jailed in Okeechobee after allegedly becoming intoxicated and causing a scene outside a local bar. Lindsay apparently fell and hurt him and then made threats to Deputies trying to help him. Charges include two counts of assault on law enforcement.
26 year old Cordearen Bell of Indiantown was charged with felony battery for allegedly assaulting a female. Bell allegedly fired a shot from a handgun near South West 1 hundred and 72nd Avenue.
Sports Cast for March 3rd:
All of the Brahman wrestlers who competed at district will get a shot this week at regionals in Jensen Beach.
Coach Bruce Jahner said the team finished second in the district and he was pleased with the performance.
Jacob Dupree and Joseph Turbush won individual district titles this year.
Turbush won the 160 pound division. He hopes to parlay that success into a state tournament berth. Heavyweight Greg Hernandez was among several Brahmans, nine in fact, that made the finals of districts. He has battled a knee injury and lost his first match of the year in the district final.
The regional tournament takes place Wednesday and Thursday at Jensen Beach High School. 31 schools will be represented.
On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball hosts John Carroll at 7 pm. OHS softball visits St. Lucie west Centennial for a varsity game today at 4 pm.
- 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.
- 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.
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.