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WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country OHS 2014 Baseball Broadcast Schedule
Tuesday April 15th – OHS vs Arcadia – DeSoto at 7pm
Wednesday April 16th – OHS vs Lincoln Park Academy *At Tradition Field 3pm
Charles Murphy News 4/15
News Cast for April 15th:
Two people jailed after a drug raid at 2712 South East 47th Terrace, 28 year old Richard Chapman and 33 year old Scharlett Yates, after authorities allegedly locate 17 Xanax pills and drug paraphernalia.
Four were jailed after a narcotics task force raid at 3421 South East 28th Street, charged with felonies are 30 year old Joshua Raynor, 32 year old Janet Raynor, 33 year old Justin Hoover and 30 year old Jimmy Cox. Drug paraphernalia, prescription pills and methamphetamines were allegedly located in the home.
The South Florida Water Management District endorsed the 1.9 billion dollar Central Everglades Planning Project. More water will flow south into the Everglades and away from the Coast.
Jane Graham with Audubon of Florida called it an historic day. The move helps receive federal funding and both the state and federal government are asked to pay 50 percent of the costs.
Water Management Board member Daniel O’Keefe said he wanted to make sure this report doesn’t lead to violations of the clean water act and legal problems for the district..
Among arrests, 53 year old Jim Terry of Sebring is charged with four separate cases of grand theft and fraud. The owner of Jim Terry Pools is alleged to have defrauded a Lorida family, taking several thousand and not installing a pool.
A man accused of embezzling nearly 1 million dollars from the Center for Independent living of South west Florida, 37 year old Robert Bruist, was convicted at trial and faces up to 65 years in state prison. The agency closed in 2012 and helped serve the disabled in Glades and Hendry counties.
Highlands County commissioners expect to discuss whether Lake Placid and Avon Park have the right to send their household trash to Okeechobee at their business meeting today.
The Sheriff and Okeechobee county officials are in Tallahassee today arguing about the Sheriff’s budget, the two sides are 1.7 million dollars apart.
Sports Cast for April 15th:
Martin County jumped out to a five run lead in the first and went on to defeat Okeechobee 12-0 in high school baseball action last night.
The Brahmans dropped back to the .500 mark on the season.
Kyle McGlaughlin pitched a strong game for the Tigers. Martin County improved to 14-8.
Senior Tabatha Henry won her fourth consecutive Most Valuable runner award for the Lady Brahman cross country team this past season. Henry won the district meet and again qualified for state. She recently signed an athletic scholarship with the University of Central Florida.
Henry says it was emotional to take home the award during her senior year. Henry said she will miss her Lady Brahman teammates next year. She does have high hopes for them and thinks she left them a good example to follow.
On the sports schedule today, OHS baseball will hold their senior night game against Arcadia Desoto with first pitch at 7 pm.
- The Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & Treasure Coast is a unique and stirring traveling photographic exhibit featuring children in foster care hoping to be adopted. The exhibit will be on display now until April 17th, 2014 at the Indian River State College, building B, 2229 NW 9th Ave. For more info call Frank Avilla @ 772-429-2009.
- 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.
- School out for a holiday break or teacher plan day? Here is an opportunity for supervised childcare, ages K – age 13, full pay, reduced pay, and some financial assistance. For questions, please call the camp hotline at 863-484-0202. YMCA camp is located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s pavilion in Okeechobee.
- The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is accepting applications for Northside Head Start and VPK. Children must have been born before September 2, 2010. Birth Certificate and social security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. For more information call the Northside Head Start Office, 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
- “Joy in the Mourning” is a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend; the support group will meet every Monday at 6pm and Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering, 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more information contact Gale at 863-634-8504.
- Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 is hosting a dinner this Thursday, April 17th beginning at 5pm. Members and qualified guests may attend. The dinner includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and butter for $6 dollar donation. For more info call 863-763-2250
The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at OK Corral Gun Club located at 9449 NE 48th Street. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW via the Chamber calendar.
- Celebrate with Main Street and the team at CPA Tax Solutions at the end of tax season on April 15th from 5 to 7pm. They’ll have food, drinks and entertainment.
- Applebee’s is hosting a pancake fundraiser breakfast for the DARE program this Saturday, April 26th from 8am to 10am. For more info call Morgan Undergrott at 216-695-7967.
- Okeechobee Main Street Art and Culture committee will be having an artist reception on Tuesday, April 22nd. The public is invited to the historic county courthouse to meet the artists who make up the Country Life exhibit. Light refreshments will be served from 5-7pm.
- Join Main Street at Golden Corral on Wednesday, April 23rd for a general membership meeting at noon. Voting for new board members will be done at this time.
Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide you necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 at 9 a.m. and determine if starting a business is right for you. Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863.467.6246 to RSVP!
- Come out to the Veteran’s Appreciation Day at Freedom Ranch on Saturday, May 10th from 10am to 3pm. They’ll have BBQ chow, live music, swamp buggy rides, arena action, military equipment displays from local veterans group. The mobile vet center will also be there. Public is welcome, RSVP at 863-763-9800
Sport Related Events
- The Chobee Bulls is a football program that intends to field four teams for the upcoming season. Sign ups will be accepted on Saturday the 19th at the Okeechobee Skate Park, NW 5th Ave from 9am to 2pm. Each athlete should bring a copy of their birth certificate and the fee is $60 dollars. Players age 6-8 can weigh up to 85 pounds, age 9-10 up to 100 pounds, age 11-12 up to 125 pounds, ages 13-14 up to 160 pounds. They’ll compete in the Glades Tri City Youth Football League with teams from Belle Glades, Indiantown, Pahokee and Palm Beach County. For more information call 863-801-5603.
- The 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled to travel through Okeechobee County on May 2. The run will begin at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 9:00 a.m. The route will conclude at Publix located at 3551 Highway 441 South.At Publix, Special Olympic Athletes will join the runners and be acknowledged for their participation. A fundraising BBQ will immediately follow. The BBQ will be ribs, 2 sides, dessert and tea. The cost is $10.00 for a rib dinner or $20.00 for a slab of ribs. Advance tickets will be available, contact (863)763-3117. Each year, law enforcement officers from more than 300 Florida agencies participate in the statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. More than 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through 66 counties in Florida. For more information, contact Michele, Joan or Connie, (863)763-3117.
Upcoming Agri-Civic Center Events:
- Saturday 4/19/14 Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee Color Craze 5K Run/Walk for Life. Family friendly, fun filled activities, Music & dancing, & a kid’s zone. Registration starts at 8:30 AM, First Heat at 10:00 AM. For more information call 467-8748
- Friday 4/25 – 4/26 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM. Registration opens at 5:00PM. Join the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Form a Relay for Life team and sign up online to start fundraising www.relayforlife.org/okeechobeefl
- Sunday 4/27/14 Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo, Mexican Bands & food, more information to come.