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News Cast for May 27th:
Guy Harvey Outpost changed the basis of their proposal to the county commission in the plans to redevelop Okee Tantie yesterday. The company now wants to purchase a portion of the park instead of a long term lease. The offer would be 1.2 million within the next five years should the project get off the ground. They also offered to operate and make improvements to the Scott Driver boat ramp and also an airboat park at nearby hog island that would remain in county ownership.
Commissioners for the most part were willing to listen to the proposal and didn’t dismiss it outright. The company would call the facility the Lake Okeechobee club. They would plan to sell 4 hundred and 50 lots for 1 hundred thousand dollars apiece and give a small percentage of the sales to the county. They could invest up to 42 million in the project.
Another first step would be to lease for three years the current Lightsey’s restaurant as an office as the project gets underway. Airboaters expressed some concerns about their rights and having a launch site on Lake Okeechobee. The county would also see the benefits of job creation, sales taxes, and ad valorem taxes from the property they sell and lease.
County commissioners Thursday also decided to demolish the former Dunklin rest home which was the counties first hospital and also the facility used for the Okeechobee Rehab Center and thrift shop.
An Okeechobee man was charged with leading Okeechobee deputies on a two mile long high speed chase through residential neighborhoods late Wednesday. 56 year old Michael Hume was charged with fleeing and eluding police and reckless driving. He pulled over after being spotted speeding on North East 12th Street and allegedly running a couple stop signs.
Two residents allegedly addicted to drugs conspired to use credit cards taken in a car burglary to run up 9 hundred dollars in fraudulent transactions. Charged are 26 year old Christian Bockoras and 25 year old Kristin Bockoras on charges that include fraudulent use of a credit card. Video surveillance cameras in local stores helped catch the pair.
Sports Cast for May 27th:
Brahman spring football was complicated by bad weather in the final days and a cancelled Purple White game. Coach Chris Branham said he met some of the team’s goals this spring.
He said the team suffered too many injuries on the offensive line at the spring game with John Carroll to hold the inter squad scrimmage. He said he kept the playbook simple to give QB Bubba Fludd run and pass options.
Branham said the team continues to lack depth. A few players left the squad after they played sparingly in the spring game. Many of them were defensive players. On defense, he said the kids showed some effort and concentration.
The team has multiple camps to attend this summer starting in June.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 5-18-16
The need for blood does not take a summer vacation. In fact, it is doubly necessary, as when people travel there aren’t as many donors to maintain an adequate supply. Please choose a location and give to save lives.
Sat., May 28 — Wal Mart, 11:30 to 5:30
Sun., May 29 — Wal Mart, 11:30 -to 5:30
Mon., May 30 — Memorial Day Gathering, Historic Courthouse, 9 to 1
Mon., May 30 — Wal Mart, 11 to 5
Tues., May 31 — Wal Mart, 11 to 5
- 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
- Okeechobee Main Street Presents the Art & Wine Walk of 2016. This casual summer experience will take guests through various participating businesses located in the Okeechobee downtown area. Each business will have a featured artist showcasing their art work or music. Businesses will offer guests wine tasting, appetizers and promotional offers. Save the date for Saturday June 18, 2016 from 4-7pm. Tickets are now available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org and at the Chamber of Commerce/Main Street office located at 55 S Parrott Ave. Main Street looks forward to seeing everyone on Park Street!
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