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News Cast for October 28th:

The businesses of the year named in Okeechobee for 2016. Stafford Salon was small business, Pritchard’s Insurance large business, hospice of Okeechobee the nonprofit and Raulerson Hospital the Corporate winner this year. Brian Melear CEO of Raulerson Hospital says he was proud to receive the award for his employees.

Brian Malear CEO of Raulerson Hospital after winning Chamber Business of Year Award Corporate Division

A possible child abduction was attempted at Seminole Elementary on Wednesday.  Sheriff deputies Yero Todman reported the suspicious incident reported b the part of a student.  She said her son was notified to go to the nurses office just before lunch, on his way there an unknown white male approached him and told him he was there to pick him up from school.  The suspect was a white male, early 40s, with a beard, dark blonde hear, wearing a white t-shirt and gray hoodie.

Donald Crabtree received 15 years in prison for murdering 71 year old Richard Lloyd in Vero Beach.  The 47 year old Crabtree fled to relatives in Kings Bay in Okeechobee County where he was arrested in October of 2 thousand 14.

The victim was bludgeoned to death.  Crabtree and several others claim Lloyd sexually abused Crabtree as a child over a period of years.

IN the courts, murder charges were dropped against 31 year old Jarrod Romani of Okeechobee in Clay County, Florida.  He pled no contest to burglary charges and received close to 11 months in jail.  He and two other suspects allegedly stole chain saws and tools worth 12 hundred dollars but the owner, 43 year old Jason Kent, followed them got into a fight with them in Green Cove Springs and was killed.

Sports Cast for October 28th:

Lillian Henry will be the only Lady Brahman running in the cross country regional this year.  The Freshman finished the districts in just over 22 minutes, about a minute behind the district champion, Jordan Quinn of Dwyer. Henry says it felt good to qualify. Henry’s older sister Tabitha was a record setting runner for Okeechobee High.  Lillian says that helps to motivate her for the future.


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Brahman football tonight at Jensen Beach.

The Falcons 3-4 have been decimated with injuries with two of their main stars on the sidelines and six starters out.

Brahman Coach Chris Branham was worried about his team’s poor practice habits and says they make have reached their goal of a post season berth and will stop working. The team also dealing with the flu bug this week. Other big lake games tonight:

  • Moore Haven fights to stay alive for a playoff berth at power house First Baptist Academy in Naples.
  • Glades Central tangles with Clewiston for the district title in Clewiston at 7:30 pm.
  • Pahokee will host T. Dewitt Taylor High School.
  • Glades Day travels to Tavernier Coral Shores for a conference playoff game.
  • Cross country regionals for Moore Haven today in Lakeland, for Okeechobee, tomorrow at South Fork.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 10-26-16

  • 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 invites 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
  • Northside Baptist Church is hosting their 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29th from 10am until 2pm. Northside is located at 51 NW 98th Street. Bring your family and friends of all ages to join us for a day of fun, games and fellowship. Feel free to call the office Mon-Thurs from 9-4pm at 863-763-3584.

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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 or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!