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Sports Schedule for the week of 10/27th-31st


OHS girls soccer at Lincoln Park Academy 4 pm

Freshmen football at Sebastian river 6 pm


OHS football at Jensen Beach 7 pm

Moore Haven hosts St. John Neumann 7:30 pm


Swim team regional away

OYFL hosts playoffs, Senior team from Okeechobee still alive 9 am.

Okeechobee High School will be having their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th. During this ceremony a slide show will be presented that recognizes all known Okeechobee High School graduates that have served in any branch of the armed forces, active or reserve. The high school is requesting that anyone that graduated from OHS and served in the military, to submit their name, the branch in which they served, a picture (preferably in uniform), and the year they graduated from Okeechobee High School. These submissions can be emailed to Jim Lozano at or can be delivered to the high school.

Charles Murphy News 10/30

News Cast for October 30th:

Okeechobee city imposed a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities just in case the referendum passes next week. This gives the city some time to set zoning and other regulations for these types of facilities. Mayor Jim Kirk has attended a few seminars on the proposal and says the proposal would loosen restrictions on marijuana.

Mayor Kirk on medical marijuana and Weiss

The office of inspector general found an Okeechobee inmates death due to burns to his feet was an accidental death that could have been avoided. 55 year old Theo Hall apparently did not get medical attention right away for the burns he received from a bowl of soup. He was serving a 40 year sentence for robbery in Miami.

FDLE is investigating the death of inmate, 70 year old Horace Wade that occurred June 26th and still has an open investigation in that case.

A search of a residence at 9326 South East 60th Drive results in the seizure of 54 grams of marijuana and over 6 hundred dollars in suspected drug cash. The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force arrested 57 year old Marvin Lott on multiple charges including possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and possession of hydrocodone.

Veterans in Glades County will see improved health care as the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach is expanding a program to the county health department. A team of four including a physician will be spending half their time in Moore Haven and half in Clewiston by April 15th. The VA services will promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention and improve the convenience for service veterans who previously had to drive as much as 1 hundred miles to the main Medical center for services.

A 14 year old Yearling middle school student was charged with possession of marijuana at school. He said he brought it for another student.

Sports Cast for October 30th:

Bethany Hardcastle of South Fork won the district cross country championship for the second time and Sam Geiman of Suncoast took the boys crown at the Okeechobee Ag Civic Center Wednesday.

Bethany Hardcastle on district crown

The Okeechobee boys’ squad finished second to qualify for regional again this year led by Daniel Shelley who took fifth place. Vernice Leon will represent the Lady Brahmans as she finished in seventh place. Hardcastle took control and ran going away in the girls’ race. She said conditions were pretty tough. Geiman was pushed hard by some of his teammates as he finished in less than 17 minutes. He said he liked the course and his second district crown in two years at Okeechobee.

Taylor Gibson rookie award for YMS basketball

Sam Geiman on district cross country title

The Brahman swim teams are working hard this week to compete at their regional swim meet Saturday in Miami.

Aubrie Reister is trying to become the first swimmer to make state from Okeechobee in a while as she is seeded 7th in the 2 hundred free styles. She says she is looking forward to the challenge Saturday.

On the sports schedule today, girls’ soccer visits Lincoln Park Academy at 4 pm. The girls fell to Labelle earlier this week, 7-1. Freshmen football players will play at Sebastian River at 6 pm.

Lots of video footage on our Facebook page!


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

Construction begins at main light.

SR 70 from NW/SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue: Construction project: This project improves the intersection at US 441. Crews are installing erosion control, clearing the right of way and beginning signal work. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from Sunday, September 21, to Friday, September 26 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. while workers install barrier wall and temporary striping, weather permitting. Observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will add turn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, improve drainage, replace traffic signals and build curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.

  • Habitat for Humanity is currently looking for someone to write grants for them. They are also looking for anyone who would like to donate furniture, household items, building supplies, etc. They have moved to the building 2 blocks west of W&W Lumber. For more information, stop by or call 863-634-1686.
  • 4-H is starting back for the Klever K Nines. They’re looking forward to seeing lots of new and familiar faces this year. They have lot of new and exciting things coming up. If your child would like to join please contact Natalie Travers at 772 -919-5893. For those of you in the club last year the awards banquet is coming up fast, please get with me and the extension office to get your tickets.
  • 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.
  • The Okeechobee Adventist Christian School is having their annual Apple Fundraiser. If you love fresh-picked, direct from the orchard apples, then these Michigan apples are for you! Please call Linda @ 863-610-0165 for details.
  • The Gathering hosts “Joy in the Mourning” a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one. The event is every Tuesday at 2pm at the Gathering located at 1735 SW 24th Ave. For more info call Gale @ 863-623-8504.
  • TRUNK OR TREAT will be on Halloween this year, October 31st from 5pm to 10pm! This is a community wide even to offer a safe alternative to door to door trick or treating. Churches from around Okeechobee have been invited to participate as well as other non-profit organizations. Vehicles will be backed into parking spaces on the south side of the parks with their trunks decorated as booths for candy. Some will even have games to play! Along with candy, booths in the parks will have musical performances, puppet shows, popcorn and snow cones as well as a hay maze. This event is free to the community.
  • The Heartland Volkswagen Club will sponsor a Meet and Greet at Lake Placid American Legion Post #25, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend and bring your Volkswagen if you have one. Vintage Volkswagens will be on display, club members will be present to answer questions about the club and Volkswagens, and complimentary finger foods will be served. Drinks will be available at the Legion bar. The purpose of the Meet and Greet is to bring together Volkswagen owners, wannabe owners, and lovers of Volkswagens. Membership applications and a split the pot drawing will also be available. For additional information, contact Dennis Anderson, (863) 763-6069, or Jim Dalke (863) 381-1799.

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.

Agri-Civic Center Events

Friday 10/31/14                OYLS Cattle Battle & Market Goat Bonanza,  Youth from around the State compete showing cattle and market goats. Cattle Showmanship 5:00 PM Friday

Saturday 11/1/14       Market Goat Showmanship 8:30 AM Saturday, with the Market Goat show immediately after. Steer show Saturday 10:00AM, after the Market Goat show, Florida Junior Brahman Association point show, Heifer & Bull show after steers

Tuesday 11/4/14              There will be no recreational riding due to setup for the Okeechobee Ag Venture. The next recreational riding night will be Thursday November 20th.    

Wednesday 11/5/14       Okeechobee Ag Venture;  Ag-venture is a free program which provides a great opportunity for 4th graders Thursday 11/6/14  (public, private and home schooled) to gain experience, understanding and appreciation of our local agricultural industry. For more information got to

Friday 11/7/14 -Sunday 11/9/14    Stierwalt Show Cattle Clinic Through these clinics provide a hands-on course for youth livestock competitors to learn proven techniques and tips on clipping, hoof trimming, show day dressing, showmanship, feeding and general care. In the 23 years running, this clinic has been continually updated and improved in order to bring you the best and most sought after clinic you can attend. These clinics are an excellent crash course on everything in the show cattle industry

Saturday 11/15/14 & Sunday 11/16/14  Okeechobee Outdoor Sports Expo   All things outdoors in one location. Hunting, fishing, boating, ATV’s/UTV’s, trucks, boats, RV’s and more. Demonstrations on fly fishing and casting, concealed carry license class, Women in the Outdoors, baby alligator and reptile educational show, and entertainment by Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson Band. A variety of food will be available on site $5.00 admission for adults, children 9 and under are free

Thursday 11/20/14          Recreational riding for local residents  6:30 – 9:30 PM $10.00 per rider, and you MUST have a current coggins certificate

Friday 11/21/14    Turnin’ N Burnin’ Fall Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race. Exhibition runs start at 5:00 PM.  Barrel Race starts at 7:30 PM. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend

Saturday 11/22/14      Turnin’ N Burnin’ Jackpot Barrel Race & Speed Show. Exhibition runs start at 3:00 PM. Barrel Race starts at 5:00 PM, Speed Show follows the barrel race. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend

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!


red ribbon week




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