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News Cast for May 23rd:

State representative Cary Pigman said he expects it’ll take several years before the school system can receive special funds to construct a new high school. He said the Moore Haven school replacement project took many years. Pigman predicts a similar time table for Okeechobee.  He said the schools should follow the recommendations of the state to improve drainage at the school and continue to work to receive the funds for the new high school.

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A winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at the Ridge Market in Buckhead Ridge for Saturday night’s drawing.  There were 7 winners across the state.  The winning numbers were 3…4…7….34 and 35.

Winners for EES 4th grade at the Math Bowl

Winners for EES 4th grade at the Math Bowl

The annual 4-H Tropicana public speaking contest winners this year were Paisley Norman of North Elementary school for the fourth grade, Jasmine Desai of South Elementary School for the fifth grade and sixth grader Alex Maxwell of Osceola Middle School.  40 kids took part in the contest this year.

In the courts, 39 year old Christopher Dettmar was sentenced to five years in state prison for a plan to smuggle tobacco, and synthetic marijuana into fellow inmates at Moore Haven correctional facility.   Two other inmates were sentenced to probation.

The son of the Chairman of the Seminole Tribe was seriously injured in a crash in Hendry County on Sunday morning.  24 year old James Billie the second of Fort Denaud crashed a Ford pickup in Clewiston into a water filled canal near Trebol Street and Horse Club Avenue.


Hendry Co CR 833 Fatal 5-20-16

FHP Press Release – Highlands Co

Press Release – Hendry County

Sports Cast for May 23rd:

The South squad won the Mike Picano Senior All-Star game at Tradition Field Sunday, in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1.

Zeke Matthews of Okeechobee drove in the North squads only run with a sacrifice fly.   Matthews also earned a scholarship to play at Indian River State College next year. He said he’s looking forward to that challenge.

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Matthews was also awarded the Gold glove award at the Brahman baseball banquet as he played a solid center field this year.

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Other Brahmans in the game include head coach Eric Kindell, Armando Rodriguez, Jarred Morgan and Eli Finney.

Troy Martinez of Port St. Lucie was the game’s MVP with two innings of shutout relief. Bad weather continued to plaque the Brahman spring practice as lightning cancelled Friday’s scrimmage.

Moore Haven’s spring game was also stopped after a quarter against Benjamin.   Moore Haven led 7-0 on an 82 yard touchdown pass from John Cox to Eric Hunter.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 5-18-16

The need for blood does not take a summer vacation.  In fact, it is doubly necessary, as when people travel there aren’t as many donors to maintain an adequate supply.  Please choose a location and give to save lives.

Sat., May 28 — Wal Mart, 11:30 to 5:30

Sun., May 29 — Wal Mart, 11:30 -to 5:30

Mon., May 30  — Memorial Day Gathering, Historic Courthouse, 9 to 1

Mon., May 30 — Wal Mart, 11  to 5

Tues., May 31 — Wal Mart, 11 to 5

  • 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
  • An Introduction to Radio Control, will be held on Friday evening May 20th at Big Lake Hobbies located at 110 SW 14th Street Okeechobee.  This will be a casual discussion starting at 7:30 PM.  See how easy it is to learn Radio Control flight and discover how participation in Radio Control Sports by your child will enhance their knowledge of STEM Education disciplines which will help them academically and can even establish a career path for them.   Lots of RC Trucks and Aircraft will be on display for a hands discussion.  Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Big Lake Hobbies.
  • It is spring and time for The Okeechobee RC Association annual Spring Youth Jamboree and Community Fly-in on Saturday, May 21st starting at 9 AM.  The event will be held at the club flying field at the Agri-Civic Center and is free to everyone and there is lots of parking.  Radio Controlled Aircraft and Drones and Cars will be on display.  An Air Show will begin at 10:30 AM followed by a Drag Racing Demonstration.  The air show will end with a prize drop for the kids.  Instructors will be available throughout the morning to answer questions OR for you to try your hand at flying an RC Aircraft on a Buddy Box.  The event and instruction flights are free and open to the public.  Bring a lawn chair or sit in our bleachers.  ATTEND ONE or BOTH EVENTS!  For more information please call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916 or David Fox at 863-357-3200.
  • Okeechobee Main Street Presents the Art & Wine Walk of 2016. This casual summer experience will take guests through various participating businesses located in the Okeechobee downtown area. Each business will have a featured artist showcasing their art work or music. Businesses will offer guests wine tasting, appetizers and promotional offers. Save the date for Saturday June 18, 2016 from 4-7pm. Tickets are now available online at and at the Chamber of Commerce/Main Street office located at 55 S Parrott Ave. Main Street looks forward to seeing everyone on Park Street!

Sport Related Events


Agri-Civic Center Events

may age center

  • 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!

Fasfa Workshops


6-8 Event

6-18 Event

7-30 Event

Labor Day 8-5