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Zack Thomas Trivia Contest for Big Game Day Prize Packs-Big Game Day Party

Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015 at Seminole Casino Brighton

Contest Information/Rules

  • “Don’t miss the Big Game Day Party on Sunday, February 1st at Seminole Casino Brighton! 

  • Study up on your Zach Thomas Trivia!   You could win Big Game Day Prize Pack, to include a meet and greet with former NFL/Miami Dolphin Linebacker, Zach Thomas, plus free food for the winner and their guest at Seminole Casino Brighton during their Big Game Day Party on Sunday. 

  • Listen to WOKC’s Morning Show with Billy Dean for your chance to win a Big Game Day Party Prize Pack! 

  • Each weekday, beginning  Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th , Billy Dean will be asking trivia question about Zach Thomas with multiple choice answers.  Example:  “What college did Zach Thomas attend? A) Texas Christian University B) Texas A & M C) North Texas State D) Texas Tech University E) University of Texas”.

  • The first caller to 467-1570 and 467-1009 to correctly answer the Zach Thomas Trivia question wins…it’s just that easy! 

  • Must be 18 or older to win, no purchase necessary. One winner per family. 

  • Contest runs 1-26-15/1-30-15, 1 prize pack given away per day in morning drive, 7a-11a

  • From your favorite radio station, 100.9FM and AM 1570 WOKC, Okeechobee’s True Country!”

  • Seminole Casino Brighton has more ways to win, with high stakes bingo, the hottest slots and the friendliest high-limit poker!”

Billy Dean, WOKC morning show host, 1st place, Kevin Hersemann and 2nd place JR Wilson in Saturday night’s “Return of the WOKC/Billy Dean Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament at Seminole Casino Brighton.”

Billy Dean, WOKC morning show host, 1st place, Kevin Hersemann and 2nd place JR Wilson in Saturday night’s “Return of the WOKC/Billy Dean Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament at Seminole Casino Brighton.”

Okeechobee Church of Christ with Pastor Jim Day

Charles Murphy News 1/27

News Cast for January 27th:

A motorcycle accident on Nine Mile Grade at Sky Road in Highlands County is now being looked at as a possible suicide, after investigators found the victim, 54 year old Jeffrey Pinkston of Port St. Lucie was suffering from a gunshot wound last Thursday.

Highlands Co Crash

Press News Release Motorcyclist Found Dead

Okeechobee county commissioners approved a five year lease to use a former engineering office at 412 North West 3rd Street as the new home of the Driver’s License Bureau. It’ll cost the county 2 thousand dollars per month plus all sales and property taxes on the property. Tax Collector Celeste Watford says the facility will meet the needs of the office. The county must have the driver’s license bureau up and running by June 1st.

Watford 1

Watford 2

A young boy from Four Seasons riding bikes was bitten by a dog on North East 8th Street Saturday and was treated for head injuries at Raulerson Hospital.

A 15 year old at the freshman campus was charged with sexual battery on a child under 12, allegedly coercing an 11 year old girl into a sexual act over the Christmas holiday.

A wrongful death and negligence lawsuit is the second filed in the past 60 days against Okeechobee resident Nathaniel Doctor. The estate of Briana Banuelos, the 17 year old girl, killed in a car wreck on South West 5th Avenue, filed suit in late November. Attorney Steve Hoskins explains the suit.

Hoskins 2

Hendry County Fatality crash

Traffic crash critical injuries 1-25-15

Sports Cast for January 27th:

Fred Bradley had 12 points and Elijah Finney added 11 points off the bench to lead Okeechobee to a 49-41 victory over Immokalee Saturday night at Okeechobee High School. Antawyn Fludd had six points, seven steals and six assists for the Brahmans. Shelderson Milfort had 14 points for the Indians.

Elijah Finney on victory over Immokalee

Demetre Riles on victory over Immokalee

Brahmans Coach Demetre Riles said defense was the key to this win. Okeechobee played with only eight players due to injuries and other factors. Finney hit three, three point baskets for Okeechobee, which helped the cause. Okeechobee also won the junior varsity contest, 53-33.

Boys’ basketball will host Clewiston tonight, JV at 6 and varsity at 7:30.

Moore Haven girls’ basketball hosts their district tournament tonight when they battle Canterbury for a regional berth at 7 pm.

FOR MORE NEWS CLICK ON THE LOCAL NEWS LINK!

WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • The Ribbon Run will be on February 21st at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. This run is for ALL RIBBONS! All money will go toward assisting those in need in our area. This is a timed 5K that will provide you the opportunity to run or walk wearing the ribbon you support. For Okeechobee is a non-profit organization where every dollar raised stays here in Okeechobee. For more info go to www.ForOkeechobee.org or look for them on Facebook!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS…..We have such a GREAT turn out last year we are doing it again!!!! If you love to shop, you don’t want to miss the Cupid’s Corner holiday shopping event on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express. There will be a Personal Shopper available to assist those who are not sure what to get that special person.  Looking for vendors please contact Antoinette @ the Chamber of Commerce 863-467-6246 or cell phone 561-718-0536. Sign up to be a vendor today! Mail your info to 55 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee FL, 34974

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

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 countrystore@wokc.com or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!

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