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News Cast for October 26th:
A man under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs is charged with the murder of a young Okeechobee woman, in a brutal stabbing Monday morning. Mark Deschamps knew his victims, 23-year-old Flavia Escobar Munoz and was living with her and her husband, Dwayne Thomas on North West 45th Terrace. Deschamps allegedly stabbed Thomas in the face causing him severe injury. Deputies are unsure what motivated the attack other than possible drug use. Thomas told authorities that Deschamps was up for several days without sleep, used metamphatemines, and had been acting very bizarre and paranoid. Charges include first degree murder and attempted murder.
Perpetual conservation easements will preserve 1,410 acres of the Pelaez & Sons ranch in Okeechobee County. The purchases are a part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which partners with Florida’s farmers and ranchers to preserve active agricultural operations and their immense economic and environmental benefits Pelaez & Sons ranch is a cow/calf operation in Okeechobee County just east of the Kissimmee River.
High speed chase through town lands a Brighton teenager in the county jail facing serious charges. 18 year old Tameron Wilcox was allegedly speeding headed east bound on 70 west toward town but wouldn’t stop for the speeding ticket. Deputies and city police chased him on 70, through Douglas Park and back out on 70 before the chase ended near the St. Lucie County line in Posey’s Corners. Wilcox allegedly tried to ram one deputy and caused a collision with another pursuing unit just east of the overpass. No one was hurt.
Okeechobee County Commissioners Tuesday
- Approved a six month moratorium on the sale of medical marijuana. A final public hearing is set for November 10th.
- A mental health court could be developed by the county. Similar to drug court, it can get inmates the treatment they need. Officials said it might decrease the rate of repeat offenders and save the county money in the long run. A grant would be applied for to fund this program.
- Identify individuals who broke the law and were getting treatment as children, apply for grant to start the program.
- Resident raised Concerns about fort drum creek and the impacts of natural gas pipeline.
- Gave a positive evaluation to administrator Robbie Chartier. She received a five percent raise.
Sports Cast for October 26th:
Cristobal Morales won the cross country district championship for Moore Haven high school. His finish helped the Terriers qualify for the regionals as a team for the first time. Morales, a freshman, says he was proud of his hard work and gained confidence when he did well last season.
Hoch says this was a milestone for the cross country program there.
Delfino Mayorga finished in 10th place for Moore Haven.
The Okeechobee Youth football league seasons are over as two teams lost in the conference finals Sunday. The Juniors lost 26-12 and the Pee Wee fell, both to Sebring, 22-6.
William Rivero threw a touchdown pass to Daniel Mingo and Braelon Pelt scored on a rushing touchdown for the Juniors.
Sanye Washington ran for a 45 yard touchdown for the Pee Wee team.
No sports scheduled today
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 www.okeechobeemainstreet.org
- 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.
- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, communities across the nation will join the NOPE Task Force in hosting the Tenth Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and those suffering from substance abuse. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction; a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. With the removal of shame comes the hope for survival. Acceptance of the disease can be humbling to the soul, and, in turn, empowering to those in need, to seek help. If you would like to participate in the Okeechobee NOPE Candlelight Vigil by submitting a photo of a family member or friend please submit the photo to the NOPE website, www.nopetaskforce.org or contact Connie Curry at 763-3117. The deadline for submitting photos is October 1, 2016. Please join us October 27, 2016 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98 North, at 6:30 p.m. for the NOPE Candlelight Vigil.
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