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News Cast for March 4th:
An effort is underway to start a homeless shelter in Okeechobee. Sam Vuleta of Sunrise Saloon says there are plenty of people willing to help the homeless but it needs to be more organized and centralized. One early suggestion was the old senior services building, the Lottie Raulerson Center. Vuleta said the recent drowning of a homeless man has raised awareness in the community about the plight of the homeless.
Jessica Hoppe, a third grade teacher at South Elementary school was named the first year teacher of the year for Okeechobee schools this year. Hoppe says she always wanted to be a teacher and noted the awards banquet was a tremendous event.
The schools having some trouble yesterday dealing with state wide standard testing due to computer glitches.
Among arrests today, 19 year old Irving Hernandez was charged with credit card fraud allegedly using an ATM that wasn’t his to make purchases.
52 year old Bobby Terrell was charged with pulling a knife on another man during a verbal altercation in Treasure Island on Monday.
37 year old Shannon Henry was charged with a scheme to defraud and multiple counts of grand theft for allegedly taking cash on several occasions.
36 year old Israel Almeida Lezcano was charged with grand theft of commercial farm animals and a scheme to defraud allegedly trading stolen calves for pigs on Craigs list. The calf’s allegedly stolen rom a ranch near Lake Placid last year.
Sports Cast for March 4th:
John Carroll scored three runs early and went on to defeat Okeechobee 5-2 in high school boys baseball last night at Brahman Field.
Jarrett o’Leary and Eddie McKenna had RBI singles for the Rams. Kevin Coleman had an RBI single and Baron Stuart had an RBI double for Okeechobee.
Lady Brahman softball went to 10 innings and tied St. Lucie West Centennial 4-4 as the unlighted field was unplayable at dusk.
Elisia Garcia and Megan Hargraves had three hits apiece for Okeechobee, Garcia drove in two runs.
Jordan Lawlis threw all 10 innings for the Lady Brahmans. The teams combined for 10 fielding errors in the game.
Okeechobee boys’ tennis pleased with their fast start, losing just one match this year.
Coach Morgan Ungerott expected her veteran laden team to be very competitive and return to regional this year
Ungerott said she doesn’t’ want her guys to be satisfied or reach a plateau this year, she wants them to keep working to improve. The tennis team hosts Lincoln Park this afternoon at 3:30 pm. The softball team hosts Vero Beach with JV at 5 and varsity at 7pm.
OHS wrestlers compete at the regional tournament in Jensen Beach this afternoon starting at 4 pm.
- Habitat for Humanity is now open here in Okeechobee! They’re located at 1321 HWY 70E in the Old Apple Crate building. Open Monday through Friday 9-5. Accepting donations of any kind except clothes! Call for more information at 863-763-1371, volunteers are always needed!
- 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.
- Bits and Spurs 4-H is looking for young riders ages 8 – 18 to join the Bits and Spurs Drill Team. We already have 3 shows to perform in beginning in January. Our group rides every Tuesday and Thursday night at My Sin Ranch from 6 – 8 pm, weather permitting. All levels of riders are welcome to come join our 4-H Club. This is a fun way to get some ride time on your horse and form great friendships with people who LOVE horses. Please call Laura for more information, 863-801-3599.
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.