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News Cast for August 29th:

The FBI is looking for a Kentucky man who could be hiding out in Okeechobee. Ranger Lacy owns property here in Okeechobee.  The 39 year old is wanted for alleged possession of 40 thousand images of child pornography in charges out of Louisville, Kentucky.

The US Army Corps of Engineers approved a contract with Harry Pepper and Associates of Jacksonville to replace Culver S-291 at Indian Prairie Canal at the Herbert Hoover Dike. The approved a near 16.8-million-dollar contract last week. The culvert replacements continue around the lake with 21 either finished or under contract.

Florida Kid Care Insurance representative Tiffany Parrish said parents should know that their children could be eligible for low cost health insurance. Parrish says 7 out of 10 Florida families are eligible but don’t even realize it. For some families it is free, Florida Community Health Centers in Okeechobee can assist with Florida Kid Care applications.

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An ATV crash claimed a life in rural St. Lucie County. 48 year old Renee Davis of Fort Pierce was driving on a sidewalk on the north side of route 70 near Brocksmith Road at 3 am Sunday, lost control, and it flipped over.  A passenger had minor injuries.

Sports Cast for August 29th:

Bubba Fludd had a hand in five touchdowns and had 3 hundred and 44 yards of offense as Okeechobee rallied from a 31-14 deficit and defeated Martin County Friday 49-39, in the season opener for both teams. Lamar Williams added 103 yards rushing for the Brahmans. Fludd called it the best game his team has played in his career. Fludd clinched the game with a fourth quarter 60 yard touchdown on a fourth and four near midfield.

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Coach Chris Branham said the play all came down to trusting his play maker. The defense also responded after a slow start by holding Martin County to one touchdown in the second half.

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Mateo Vasquez had a hand in six sacks.  He said the team never quit.

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Bracen Harvey added two sacks for the Brahmans.

Austin Kuyrkendall passed for 305 yards and Burnat Martin caught four touchdown passes for 172 yards to lead the Tigers. This week is a bye week for the Brahmans.

Moore Haven defeated St. Edwards 32-7 in their season opener.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 8-24-16

  • 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

Sport Related Events

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  • The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening September 15, 2016 beginning at 7 PM at the Chamber.  The class will last approximately two hours.  Range qualification will take place on Saturday September 17, 2016.  You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during qualification. The costs of the class is $40.00 which must be paid in advance.  You may sign up by clicking on register now.  You may pay for the class online with a credit card or stop by the Chamber and pay for the class with a check or cash.  Those people who sign up and do not pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class.
  • Okeechobee Health Department is having an upcoming 5K event that we will be hosted in Okeechobee on Saturday, September 24th. The event will be held at the Taylor Creek Water Treatment Facility (which is actually a really beautiful creek and wildlife area) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This 5K is a walk or run event and is intended to raise awareness for maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. We will also be giving away free T-shirts, water bottles and visors (more gifts may be available in the future). For more info, contact the OHD.

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!

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