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Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee, photo credit to Gary Ritter of the SFWMD.

Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee, photo credit to Gary Ritter of the SFWMD.

Moment of Truth with Jim Day from Okeechobee Church of Christ

Charles Murphy News 7/29

News Cast for July 29th:

Okeechobee city clerk Lane Gamiotea celebrated 25 years of service to the city this month. The Mayor and Council presented her an award at the last meeting.

Gamiotea said she has enjoyed her time with the city noting most of the biggest moments in her life came during her years at city hall. With the federal budget now in place, there is concerned that less EPA funding will mean less clean water in Florida, more in this report.

In Indiantown, A 33 year old man was stabbed in the chest after an argument with a friend. Jose Rodriguez was treated at Martin Memorial South. 33 year old Adolfo Rivera-Cruz was charged with aggravated battery.

An Indiantown resident thwarted a home invasion robbery early Friday on South West Little Indian Avenue.4 males were seen at the back door, three armed with handguns trying to pry the door open when the resident called 911 and scared them off.

The Okeechobee narcotics task force jailed four suspects for recent alleged cocaine sales near a park or church. Facing felony charges are 26 year old Chad Garner, 28 year old Daryl Faniel, 27 year old Techalin Joseph and 39 year old Gernard Louis.

A 17 year old Okeechobee boy charged with punching and stealing a cell phone from a family friend on North East 11th Street and with kicking a nurse at the Raulerson emergency room on Sunday.

Watson Thomas arrest

Watson Thomas booking sheet

Press News Release Road Rage Update

ST. Lucie Fatal 7-25-14 SR-91 and Midway Rd

Sports Cast for July 29th:

Megan Hargaves won two awards for Yearling volleyball, including sharing in the Most Valuable Player Award and also won the Yearling Award for girls’ basketball this past year.

Hargraves said sharing the MVP with Rachel Bryan was really a thrill. Hargraves is also active in travel ball softball and intends to keep playing sports when she enters the high school this year. She said she is ready to win a job on the varsity volleyball squad this year.

She said she hopes Yearling volleyball continues their long tradition of winning. They lost just three matches with Hargraves on the team.

More News:

Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Banning Six New Synthetic Drugs

SHINE Gives Elderly Help Options For Health Insurance Questions (AUDIO INCLUDED)

Governor Rick Scott Signs Charlotte’s Web Legislation

Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Daddy Songs: A Dozen Salutes and Smacks to the Old Man

Sales Tax Holiday on Hurricane Supplies

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jeffrey Adams to Southwest Florida Water Management District

Okeechobee County K9 Officers Retire

Statement by Commissioner Putnam on Osceola County Agreement to Bring RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo to Florida

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to E911 Board

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created 33,700 jobs in April 2014


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 Brahma Bull Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a Christmas in July throughout the entire month of July. They’ll be accepting clothes unwrapped educational toy, books or money donation for children 13 years of age and under. They’re also looking for canned goods or non-perishable items for Big Lake Missions Outreach. All proceeds will remain in Okeechobee. Brahma Bull is located at 2405 HWY 441 SE.
  • Youth Talent Show Saturday, August 2nd 6 pm Free will offering to the Youth Okeechobee Church of God Pastor: Mark Smith Phone (863) 763-4127
  • Join us at Raulerson Hospital to learn about diabetic cooking ideas with our Executive Chef Ron Corrado. Wednesday, August 6th at 5:30 p.m. –Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria Learn new recipes and even sample some of the creations.  There is no fee to participate.  Space is limited. RSVP: 763-9228.
  • Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce’s Power Networking Breakfast on August 12, 2014 will be held @ The Brown Cow Sweetery from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Sport Related Events

  • OCRA Fall Baseball/Softball sign ups will be held on Saturday, August 9th, 16th, and 23rd at the Sports Complex. The cost is $50 dollars per child and they have to be between 8-12 by May 1st. Looking for sponsors and coaches as well. For more info call Mickey @ 863-634-0515 or Bambi @ 772-353-8790.
  • 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.
  • The Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 29ths from 5-7pm at the Buxton Bass Funeral Home. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. RSVP now at
  • We are now accepting donations for the “Stuff the Bus for School Supplies”  project.   Tickets for the Flapjack Breakfast @ Applebee’s on August 9 to benefit the “Stuff the Bus”  are now being sold at the Chamber of Commerce, Edward Jones Investment and WOKC.

Agri-Civic Center Events

  •  Weekdays, 4-H Horse Camp - Monday 7/14/14 through Friday 8/1/14 Okeechobee 4-H Horse Day Camp is a series of week long day camps that will be conducted three weeks during July. Each week is different, but activities all three weeks focus on youth and horses with the goal to provide meaningful educational experiences for youth. The day camps provided for a continuance of learning opportunities during the summer months as well as motivation to be physically active in a safe supervised venue

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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