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News Cast for May 5th:
Former Brahman football coach and pastor of More 2 Life Ministries Cary McKee was among 8 local coaches inducted into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heartland Hall of Fame last month. McKee coached Okeechobee for 8 seasons and made three visits to the state playoffs. He said his work in the ministry has been very rewarding. Sonny Hughes of Moore Haven was also inducted at a dinner held in Lake Placid.
Library visitation is increasing in Okeechobee as are the number of volumes. Library Director Kresta King celebrated National Library week last month with the county commission. She thanked them for their generosity and also the support of the friends of the library which brought in some new cultural arts presentations this year. She said more and more people continue to visit the Library each year.
A 28-year-old Okeechobee woman turned herself in Tuesday on two counts of child abduction on warrants from Manteca, California. Jessica Richardson was also charged with contempt of court. She faces extradition back to California.
25 year old Ramiro Reyna is on trial this week for manslaughter. He was accused of punching Gerardo Alvarez Manzo outside a bar in January of 2 thousand 14. The victim hit the pavement and hit his head and died of a brain injury.
Sports Cast for May 5th:
Michael Lopez, point guard for the Moore Haven Terriers, was named All-State third team in recent voting. Lopez transferred in this year from LaBelle. In his three varsity seasons, his teams have won 20 games.
Lopez thanked his coaches but most importantly his family for making him a better basketball player. Lopez said his goal is to win a district championship in Moore Haven next year. He said if he sets a good example his teammates will follow.
The Brahman football spring game will be a day earlier, on Thursday, May 12th at 6 pm to accommodate John Carroll’s schedule.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 5-3-16
- 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 National Day of Prayer observance, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA), will be Thursday, May 5th at noon on the lawn between the historic courthouse and the judicial building. The observance was initially begun in 1952 by President Eisenhower. All aspects of life are prayed for by the OMA members and various community leaders. The faith-based kindergarten students will sing God Bless America and other music will be provided. Pizza will be provided by the Kiwanis. Come, pray for Okeechobee and bring a folding chair!
- The Migrant and Hispanic graduating seniors at Okeechobee High School will be receiving recognition May 16, 2016. This celebration is Okeechobee High School “Harvest of Hope Celebration.” Your generous contribution will help make our efforts a meaningful experience for these youngsters. This year we have a total of 31 migrant students graduating this year. You can drop off donations to Antoinette Rodriguez at Abney, Building & Consulting located at 210 NE 3rd Avenue or contact her by phone at 561-718-0536, she will be glad to pick up your donations.
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