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SR 70 from NW/SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue: Construction project: This project improves the intersection at US 441. Crews are installing erosion control, clearing the right of way and beginning signal work. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from Sunday, September 21, to Friday, September 26 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. while workers install barrier wall and temporary striping, weather permitting. Observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will add turn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, improve drainage, replace traffic signals and build curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
Sports schedule from September 29-October 3
Wednesday, October 1
Yearling hosts Oslo for volleyball and soccer 4:30 pm
Boys golf at John Carroll and Martin County at Willoughby CC 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 2
Pemayetv Emahakv vs Everglades City 5 pm
Yearling hosts Glades Day volleyball at 4:30 pm
Osceola at Gifford volleyball and soccer 4:30 pm
Lady Brahman golf at Lincoln Park Academy at PGA at PSL West 3:30 pm
OHS bowling hosts Port St. Lucie 3:30 pm
OHS volleyball hosts Vero Beach 5/6:30 pm
Moore Haven JV football at Labelle 6 pm
Friday, October 3
No football game this week bye week
Moore Haven Terriers at Evangelical Christian 7 pm
Saturday, October 4
OYFL hosts Poinciana Preadators at 9 am.
Swim teams compete in Blackman Invite in Sebring
Charles Murphy News 10/1
News Cast for October 1st:
Okeechobee county commissioners approved a comprehensive plan amendment for the Sundance Trails resort activity center last week. The project could include 848 acres and change the land use from agriculture to resort activity center. One residential unit per two acres would be allowed along with 150 acres for camping and RV vehicles and up to 8 thousand square feet of commercial space. They are already talking of hosting large concerts at the facility on North East 120th Street. Attorney Tom Conely says the state now will review the project and he doesn’t expect any problems.
This is national child passenger safety week and experts remind parents to keep their kids buckled in a car seat, and making sure it’s one designed for the child’s weight, size and age. Dwayne Gardner, injury prevention coordinator, says decades ago children weren’t required to use a safety seat but there are important reasons why that have changed. More than half the children killed in car wrecks each year would be alive today if seat belts and child safety seat use was at 1 hundred percent.
Okeechobee sheriff deputies continue to investigate the drowning death of 2 year old Alex Connor, who got out of a residence on South East 19th Court and entered a canal Monday evening before 6 pm.
Lake Okeechobee levels have risen sharply by over half a foot in the last week due to heavy rains in the Kissimmee River valley, to 15.22 feet. The Corps of Engineers has released water west but have been reluctant to send water east. The Corps admits it may have no choice if the lake continues to rise over 15.5 feet.
Sports Cast for October 1st:
The Lady Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv controlled things at the net as they swept Osceola Tuesday 25-15 and 25-20 to remain undefeated. The loss snapped Osceola’s three game winning streaks.
Lady Brahman volleyball overcame Lake Placid 25-22, 25-23, and 25-12 on Monday night to improve to 9-6 on the season.
Senior Sarah Hurst is excited about the team and their chances to make a regional run again. Hurst said she mostly wants to be remembered as a good teammate who set a good example on the court.
On the sports schedule today, Yearling will host Oslo for volleyball and soccer at 4:30 this afternoon. Boys’ golf will compete with John Carroll and Martin County at Willoughby Country Club at 3:30 this afternoon.
FMA joins other medical groups in opposition to Amendment 2 Florida physicians strongly reject marijuana question
USF Researchers to Announce Significant Development in DNA Testing/Identification Effort at Dozier School for Boys
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- Habitat for Humanity is currently looking for someone to write grants for them. They are also looking for anyone who would like to donate furniture, household items, building supplies, etc. They have moved to the building 2 blocks west of W&W Lumber. For more information, stop by or call 863-634-1686.
- 4-H is starting back for the Klever K Nines. They’re looking forward to seeing lots of new and familiar faces this year. They have lot of new and exciting things coming up. If your child would like to join please contact Natalie Travers at 772 -919-5893. For those of you in the club last year the awards banquet is coming up fast, please get with me and the extension office to get your tickets.
- 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
- 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.
- The Okeechobee Adventist Christian School is having their annual Apple Fundraiser. If you love fresh-picked, direct from the orchard apples, then these Michigan apples are for you! Please call Linda @ 863-610-0165 for details.
- The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grief support group and bibile study for anyone who has lost a loved one. The event is every Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering located at 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more info call Gale @ 863-623-8504.
- The OHS Drama/Thespian Troupe 7319 will present “Steel Magnolias” on Thursday, October 2nd, Friday, October 3rd at 7pm and Saturday, October 4th at 2pm and 7pm at the OHS Lecture Hall, tickets are $5 a piece. For more information contact Ms. Raulerson at 863-462-5020 ext 8011
- Growing Vegetables on Your Balcony or Patio: Your Florida Yard Lecture Series presented by Fred Burkey will be on October 3rd from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.E. Adams Ave., Indiantown. For more details on this event call 772-288-5654 or go onto martin.ifas.ufl.edu.
- The Indiantown Lions Club will be holding a community flea market in Post Part (behind library) in Indiantown, Florida on 11 October from 0700 to noon. Dealers welcome. Lions Proceeds going back into the community. Space rental$15.00. Diabetes screening available. Everyone who has anything to sell, now is the time and the place. Call Richard at 812 459 4788
- There will be a Lakeside Bird ID Photo Tour: Audubon of Martin County on Oct. 11 from 8am to 11 at the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area, Route 15 B, in Okeechobee. Adults and students accompanied by adults; $10-$15. Register by calling 772-349-2702 or going online to http://www.audubonmartincounty.org.
- TRUNK OR TREAT will be on Halloween this year, October 31st from 5pm to 10pm! This is a community wide even to offer a safe alternative to door to door trick or treating. Churches from around Okeechobee have been invited to participate as well as other non-profit organizations. Vehicles will be backed into parking spaces on the south side of the parks with their trunks decorated as booths for candy. Some will even have games to play! Along with candy, booths in the parks will have musical performances, puppet shows, popcorn and snow cones as well as a hay maze. This event is free to the community.
Sport Related Events
- Papa Johns is presenting their weekly fundraiser every Thursday when you order from Papa John’s they’ll donate 10% of your total order to the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band. Valid for carry out or delivery, you can also order online by using the PROMO CODE OCSD2014. Be sure to mention that you are a supporter of the Okeechobee High School Brahman Band when you are placing an order.
- Paddock Farms is “driving on” ! Learn how to drive your horse, racing, obstacles and more! Paddock Farms will be available every weekend after to teach you about how to drive your horse. Must be 18 years of age or older, all horses brought to the Paddock Farms must have a negative coggins test and you will be asked to sign a waiver. Not sure if your horse could race? You will have the option to have your horse evaluated. Don’t have a horse? No problem, they’ll provide them for you. No experience is necessary. No horse? No harness? No problem! Call Nancy at 863-634-1440 or 863-634-1438 for more information.
- OHS Boys Soccer Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, October 11th, 2 Man Teams, $25 Per Player, at the Yearling Middle School Gymnasium at 9am. Call Lonnie Sears for details 863-634-1334
Agri-Civic Center Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!