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Mother's Day Poster 2014

WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country OHS 2014 Baseball Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, April 24th OHS Baseball takes on their District Tournament Opponent at 4:00pm

WOKC Flag Football against Centennial. Photo credit to Charles Murphy.

WOKC Flag Football against Centennial. Photo credit to Charles Murphy.

This is a link to the Okeechobee Teen Driver Challenge, click this for more info!

A Moment of Truth with Pastor Jim Day of the Okeechobee Church of Christ

Charles Murphy News 4/23

News Cast for April 23rd:

A 4 thousand acre wild fire is under control at Indian Prairie Canal. It was reported just after noon yesterday and is believed to have been started by farm equipment. The Division of Forestry, Buckhead Ridge volunteers and the Glades County fire department were all at the scene.

In the courts, 31 year old Darrell Tomblin was sentenced to 18 months in state prison for various charges that include grand theft motor vehicle, possession of alprazolam and dealing In stolen property. He and a Sebring man were allegedly caught burglarizing a restaurant on US 27 in Highlands County during a rash of business burglaries in Sebring.

Among arrests, 27 year old Antron James of Indiantown was among three busted in a search warrant by Martin deputies in Stuart. 29 oxycodone pills were seized.

Three were arrested in Buckhead Ridge after allegedly being caught in the act of a burglary. 63 year old Franklin Whidden of Labelle was charged with grand theft, and possession of methamphetamine. 34 year old Aimee Crawford of Sarasota was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, 37 year old Jessica Lucas of Lakeport with grand theft. Authorities say a tool set and some valuable paintings were recovered.

April is Guardian Ad Litem month in Okeechobee County. Vern Melvin accepted a proclamation from the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners this month. He noted there are more and more abandoned and neglected children in Okeechobee. Melvin said interested volunteers can call the program at 772-785-5869.

Wildlife officers arrested two Glades County men after finding four dead deer in their possession in Moore Haven. Released on 2 thousand dollars bond were 21 year old Kyle McDuffie and 21 year old Juddie Summerall.

Edgar Ochoa Arrest Report

Press News Release Operation Medicine Cabinet

CR721 Glades Co. Report

Mothers Against Drunk Driving letter

Press News Release Homicide Investigation

Sports Cast for April 23rd:

wokc photo boys track team ready for regional 1Boys’ baseball advanced to the district championship game with a 2-0 shutout over Jensen Beach on Tuesday afternoon at Port St. Lucie. Kutter Crawford allowed just three base hits in a complete game shutout.

He said he commanded his pitches well and went after the hitters. Crawford added an RBI single at the plate. Paul Jackson drove in the second Brahman run.

Crawford also backed up the plate on a huge play in the 7th with the bases loaded when a throw was airmailed past the catcher. Crawford caught the ball and threw out a runner at third for a double play

Coach Eric Kindell said Crawford played big all around.

Okeechobee will play South Fork, who defeated the district favorite Port St. Lucie 3-0.

The Brahman boys track team down at Miami North Western high for the regional track meet today.

The 4 by 8 hundred meter relay team and Emmanuel Gaona in the one mile and two mile will represent Okeechobee.

Tabitha Henry will represent the girls’ team in the 2 mile race.

Track Coach Tyrone Smith hopes the boys can run a good race but notes advancing to state are a longshot. Henry returned from an injured back to qualify for regional and should be in the mix for other state finals.

More News:

2014 Winter Softball and Flag Football Champions

2014 Youth Basketball Champions

Rooney Qualifies by Petition for 17th District Congressional Race

R.S.V.P Focus Of Recent Kiwanis Club Meeting (AUDIO INTERVIEW INCLUDED)

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Interns from Webber International University

Veterans of Foreign Wars Present Officer of the Year Award

FWC captures panther near the beach; relocates it to more suitable area

Florida South East Connection Educating Public On Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline (AUDIO INCLUDED)

Senate Passes Florida GI Bill Honoring Military Service Members

Governor Scott: We Need to Hold the Line on Tuition

FWC returns rehabilitated Florida panther to the wild

WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

  • 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 Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is accepting applications for Northside Head Start and VPK. Children must have been born before September 2, 2010. Birth Certificate and social security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. For more information call the Northside Head Start Office, 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • “Joy in the Mourning” is a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend; the support group will meet every Monday at 6pm and Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering, 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more information contact Gale at 863-634-8504.
  • Join Main Street at Golden Corral on Wednesday, April 23rd for a general membership meeting at noon. Voting for new board members will be done at this time.
  • Applebee’s is hosting a pancake fundraiser breakfast for the DARE program this Saturday, April 26th from 8am to 10am. For more info call Morgan Undergrott at 216-695-7967.
  • The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at OK Corral Gun Club located at 9449 NE 48th Street. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So don’t miss the opportunity, RSVP NOW via the Chamber calendar.

  • Have you been considering starting a business, but getting it started feels overwhelming? Where do you start? How can you get started on the right path? We’ve assembled a team of area professionals to provide you necessary information for you to consider before starting a business. We’ll provide you information on permits, insurance, accounting, human resources, legal issues, web site and marketing. Join us on June 5 at 9 a.m. and determine if starting a business is right for you.  Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Please call Antoinette Rodriguez or Mariah Parriott at 863.467.6246 to RSVP!

  • Come out to the Veteran’s Appreciation Day at Freedom Ranch on Saturday, May 10th from 10am to 3pm. They’ll have BBQ chow, live music, swamp buggy rides, arena action, military equipment displays from local veterans group. The mobile vet center will also be there. Public is welcome, RSVP at 863-763-9800

Sport Related Events

  • The 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled to travel through Okeechobee County on May 2. The run will begin at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 9:00 a.m. The route will conclude at Publix located at 3551 Highway 441 South.At Publix, Special Olympic Athletes will join the runners and be acknowledged for their participation. A fundraising BBQ will immediately follow. The BBQ will be ribs, 2 sides, dessert and tea. The cost is $10.00 for a rib dinner or $20.00 for a slab of ribs. Advance tickets will be available, contact (863)763-3117. Each year, law enforcement officers from more than 300 Florida agencies participate in the statewide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. More than 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through 66 counties in Florida. For more information, contact Michele, Joan or Connie, (863)763-3117.

Upcoming Agri-Civic Center Events:

  • Friday 4/25 – 4/26 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM. Registration opens at 5:00PM. Join the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Form a Relay for Life team and sign up online to start fundraising
  • Sunday 4/27/14 Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo, Mexican Bands & food, more information to come.

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!

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