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Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee on September 22nd, 2014. Captured by Gary Ritter from the South Florida Water Management District.

Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee on September 22nd, 2014. Captured by Gary Ritter from the South Florida Water Management District.

A 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.

Sports schedule from September 29-October 3

Wednesday, October 1

Yearling hosts Oslo for volleyball and soccer 4:30 pm

Boys golf at John Carroll and Martin County at Willoughby CC 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 2

Pemayetv Emahakv vs Everglades City 5 pm

Yearling hosts Glades Day volleyball at 4:30 pm

Osceola at Gifford volleyball and soccer 4:30 pm

Lady Brahman golf at Lincoln Park Academy at PGA at PSL West 3:30 pm

OHS bowling hosts Port St. Lucie 3:30 pm

OHS volleyball hosts Vero Beach 5/6:30 pm

Moore Haven JV football at Labelle 6 pm

Friday, October 3

No football game this week bye week

Moore Haven Terriers at Evangelical Christian 7 pm

Saturday, October 4

OYFL hosts Poinciana Preadators at 9 am.

Swim teams compete in Blackman Invite in Sebring

Charles Murphy News 10/1

News Cast for October 1st:

Okeechobee county commissioners approved a comprehensive plan amendment for the Sundance Trails resort activity center last week. The project could include 848 acres and change the land use from agriculture to resort activity center.   One residential unit per two acres would be allowed along with 150 acres for camping and RV vehicles and up to 8 thousand square feet of commercial space. They are already talking of hosting large concerts at the facility on North East 120th Street. Attorney Tom Conely says the state now will review the project and he doesn’t expect any problems.

Tom Conely on Sundance Trails approval

City Council Proclamations for more details go to our FACEBOOK page!

This is national child passenger safety week and experts remind parents to keep their kids buckled in a car seat, and making sure it’s one designed for the child’s weight, size and age. Dwayne Gardner, injury prevention coordinator, says decades ago children weren’t required to use a safety seat but there are important reasons why that have changed. More than half the children killed in car wrecks each year would be alive today if seat belts and child safety seat use was at 1 hundred percent.

Okeechobee sheriff deputies continue to investigate the drowning death of 2 year old Alex Connor, who got out of a residence on South East 19th Court and entered a canal Monday evening before 6 pm.

Lake Okeechobee levels have risen sharply by over half a foot in the last week due to heavy rains in the Kissimmee River valley, to 15.22 feet. The Corps of Engineers has released water west but have been reluctant to send water east. The Corps admits it may have no choice if the lake continues to rise over 15.5 feet.

PB Fatal 9-30-14 I-95 and Yamato RD

IR Fatal 9-30-14 US-1 and Grove Isle

OCSD Talks Drug Problem At Kiwanis Meeting

Sports Cast for October 1st:

The Lady Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv controlled things at the net as they swept Osceola Tuesday 25-15 and 25-20 to remain undefeated.   The loss snapped Osceola’s three game winning streaks.

Lady Brahman volleyball overcame Lake Placid 25-22, 25-23, and 25-12 on Monday night to improve to 9-6 on the season.

Senior Sarah Hurst is excited about the team and their chances to make a regional run again. Hurst said she mostly wants to be remembered as a good teammate who set a good example on the court.

Sarah Hurst on volleyball

On the sports schedule today, Yearling will host Oslo for volleyball and soccer at 4:30 this afternoon.   Boys’ golf will compete with John Carroll and Martin County at Willoughby Country Club at 3:30 this afternoon.

More News:

USF Researchers Identify First Set of Unnamed Dozier Remains as George Owen Smith, 14

The Number of Hispanics in the USA Reaches 52 million



FMA joins other medical groups in opposition to Amendment 2 Florida physicians strongly reject marijuana question

USF Researchers to Announce Significant Development in DNA Testing/Identification Effort at Dozier School for Boys


WOKC Okeechobee’s True Country Events

Blood Drives for September:

  • 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 bibile 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.
  • Dine with the Doctor, Sepsis is Serious! Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria on Tuesday, September 30th Dinner: 4:30 p.m. ($5) Lecture: 5:00 p.m. (free) to RSVP: 763-9228
  • The Indiantown Lions Club will be holding a community flea market in Post Part (behind library) in Indiantown, Florida on 11 October from 0700 to noon. Dealers welcome. Lions  Proceeds going back into the community. Space rental$15.00. Diabetes screening available. Everyone who has anything to sell, now is the time and the place. Call Richard at 812 459 4788

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.
  • OHS Boys Soccer Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, October 11th, 2 Man Teams, $25 Per Player, at the Yearling Middle School Gymnasium at 9am. Call Lonnie Sears for details 863-634-1334

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 or fax us at 1-888-875-1570. Thank you!





OYFL Schedulemain street mixers

5k10.4 event

Regatta pic2014-Sponsor-Info10.4

10.8 event

pumpkin patch10.11-10.17

10.18golf ad for blood roundup

10.23 event


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