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News Cast for May 25th:

Among arrests, 44 year old Wendy Madrigal was charged with stealing over 3 hundred and 1 thousand dollars from a local restaurant where she worked as payroll clerk.  The thefts took place between 2010 and 2013.  As a result she didn’t pay all the taxes the restaurant owed the state and federal government leading to fines and other penalties.  Charges include a scheme to defraud and first degree grand theft.

A 30 year old Okeechobee man caught up in a drug sting in Stuart.  Martin county deputies charge Perry Sallette with delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and introduction of contraband into the county jail.  Bond was 90 thousand dollars.  Officers were watching as Sallette allegedly sold a confidential source 2 hundred and 80 dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.

This is safe boating week in Okeechobee and throughout the nation.  Florida has a year round boating season while Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff for many other states.   The Okeechobee Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla began a free safe boating course this week.  They want to cut down on boating accidents on the lake and emphasize the use of life jackets. The Perry Cohen foundation provided funds for the class this commander Frank roan. Another class is planned on the third Saturday in June.

An assault was caught on surveillance cameras at the Indiantown Circle K on Warfield Boulevard.  Martin County deputies at 29 year old Oscar Dunzz hit the victim so hard that he broke two bones in the man’s face.  The victim was hospitalized at St. Mary’s.

TWO MEN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF AN INDOOR GROW OPERATION

Sports Cast for May 25th:

Wilson Barahona was the Most Valuable player for the boys’ soccer team, offensive MVP, and most assists.  Barahona also earned a college scholarship to play Division 2 Soccer at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia. He said he appreciated everything that has happened.

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Barahona said he tried to be a team player this year and improve his teammates. He helped Jose Jaimes have a team leading 25 goals this season. Okeechobee finished 14-3-2 this past season but did not make regional.

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 www.okeechobeemainstreet.org
  • 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 www.okeechobeemainstreet.org 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

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Agri-Civic Center Events

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  • 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 countrystore@wokc.com or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!

Fasfa Workshops

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6-8 Event

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7-30 Event

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