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program_overviewA Moment of Truth with Okeechobee Church of Christ’s Jim Day

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.

Charles Murphy News 10/21

News Cast for October 21st:

Okeechobee city planners approved a petition for a drive through restaurant to accommodate a Sonic at 501 North East Park Street. Engineer Steve Dobbs says the company is yet to purchase the property and have some petroleum issues on site before they can proceed to construction. He estimated it might take some time. He said the board recommended some buffering so lights don’t bother residential areas.

The board also recommended rezoning 12 lots, about 2 and half acres between NE and 6th and 7th avenue and NE 3rd and 4th Streets. They also approved plans for a gym at 210 North West 5th Street.

Magna bond received approval on a lease extension and a larger building at the county industrial park this month. Owner Frank Miele praised the support Okeechobee has shown his agriculture business. The new building adds a large loading dock to accommodate tractor trailers. Their product is sold in 27 states and they hope to get into California to treat their large walnut crop. He expects 4 to 5 new jobs at the plant.

They also have done research with the University of Florida on citrus greening and canker trying to come up with a chemical that will solve those problems.

Sports Cast for October 21st:

Manny Gaona is excited about the cross country team this year and their chances to reach regionals and the state finals. The team will host districts next week at the Okeechobee Agri Civic Center. Gaona says he’s been very impressed with the younger runners. Gaona has a younger brother on this year’s squad and has been very impressed with his interest in the sport and how it’s rubbed off on other runners. Zach Hudson led Okeechobee with a 79 at the regional in Plantation.

Daniel Fulleda shot 88, Kyle Mullins 89, and Eli Finney 91. Okeechobee finished 8th out of nine schools, the regional champion was American Heritage Plantation.

The girls’ team shot 445 which were good for sixth place out of seven teams.   The regional champion was Arch Bishop McCarthy

On the sports schedule for Tuesday 10/21:

Cross country at South Fork Invitational

Osceola soccer at Gifford 4:30 in a makeup match

OHS bowling at Fort Pierce Central 3:30 pm

Girls’ volleyball districts versus South Fork 6 pm at Jensen Beach.

 

Lots of video footage on our Facebook page!

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WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Buckhead Ridge VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting this Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday , October 25th from 2-4pm at their Post located at 29012 State Road 78 West. Costume prizes, Bobbing for Apples, Pumpkin decorating , Games, Food, Drinks and Treats. Bring your children out for this event. We support our local Community plus Veterans and Family. Any questions call the post at 467-2882
  • 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.

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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