Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day Contest on WOKC!

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Listen to the WOKC Morning Show for giveaway of Brighton Seminole Casino Aaron Tippin-Collin Raye Concert Prize Packs.

Concert is Thursday, August 11th,  2016, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.  Ticket value:  $30 each.

PRIZING:  Each of three winners will receive two Aaron Tippin Concert tickets and dinner for two at the Josiah Johns Restaurant. 

  • Contest will run Thursday through Wednesday, July 28th through August 3rd, 2016. 
  • Each weekday, Billy Dean will play the “Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day” during the WOKC morning show.
  • When the “Aaron Tippin Concert Ticket Song of the Day” is played between 8:30am-11am, the first five callers will be registered for a chance to win one of the three Aaron Tippin Prize Packs, two concert tickets and dinner for two, $100+prize value for each winner!
  • Random drawing on the WOKC morning show, for three winners out of all those who registered on Wednesday, 8-3-16 at 9:20am.   
  • No purchase necessary.  Must be 21 to play contest/attend concert event.

Supply lists for the 2016-20176 school year —>> http://okee.k12.fl.us/2016-2017-supply-lists

News Cast for July 26th:

The annual Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments and Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities Summer BBQ was held in Okeechobee on July 20, at the First United Methodist Church. The speaker for the event was Lindsay Cross, Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Lindsay gave an overview of the two, 1000-mile expeditions taken by Carlton Ward, Jr, Joe Guthrie, and Mallory Lykes Dimmitt to demonstrate the need to connect and protect wild places in Florida. The first expedition began in the Everglades and ended in the Okefenokee Swamp in George; the second expedition traveled from central Florida northwest through the panhandle to the Florida/Alabama border. Creating a permanently protected network of connected lands and waters will provide habitat for species like the Florida black bear and Florida panther, enhance water supply, maintain rural and cultural heritage, and provide outdoor recreation and eco-tourism opportunities.  More information can be found at www.floridawildlifecorridor.org. Pictured are Richard Winger, Vero Beach Councilman and TCCLG Pres. and Lindsay Cross, Florida Wildlife Corridor.

In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared.

Last week it was reported that Okeechobee was one of 19 new travel related cases of the Zika virus in Florida counties. Since Friday, 5 new cases have been identified, but no additional in Okeechobee.  According to CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.

  • According to CDC, Zika illness is generally mild with a rash, fever and joint pain. CDC researchers have concluded that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.

With Okeechobee County Schools set to start after next week, Okeechobee schools still has 11 vacancies to fill. That number is down from over 70 at the beginning of the summer. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy says that the teacher shortage is a state wide issue.

Deputy Jessica Francis from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida contacted Sergeant Rafferty in reference to a stranded friend located in Bucks County. The Family, One of which is a disabled autistic 5 year old girl were stuck at a hotel room in Bensalem, Bucks County. She requested my assistance involving a vehicle repair. I contacted the local dealership and was told it was going to take longer than expected.  So Sgt Rafferty went with Plan B! Sgt Rafferty gathered some Deputies from Our Agency along with the assistance from Bensalem Township Sergeant Blickly and Middletown Twp Sgt Kroiss and officer Berry. We decided this little girl drove from Florida to Pennsylvania just to go to Sesame place, and We were going to make it happen. The Bucks County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of Bensalem Township Police and Middletown Police transported the family to Sesame Place! Special thank You’s to Deputy Rick Otto, Deputy Matthew Allen, Sgt Blickly, Sgt Kroiss, and Patrolman Berry for your assistance in such a heart warming adventure!

Billy Dean with his Father's Day Card from Taylor Marie!

Billy Dean with his Father’s Day Card from Taylor Marie!

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 7-15-16

  • 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
  • The next Main Street Mixer will be Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Silver Palms Resort located at 4143 Highway 441 S from 5-7pm. Mixers are a great time to network with others in our community, hear what is going on with Okeechobee Main Street, as well as other community organizations. Light refreshments are provided and you can enter into our 50/50 drawing that will take place at our December mixer. Monthly mixers are open to the public.

 

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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!

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