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“Pick Up Your Chance to Win Concert Tickets on WOKC to see the “Pick Up Man” Joe Diffie Contest:

“Joe Diffie is coming to Seminole Casino Brighton on September 12th! You can be one of three lucky winners of two tickets to the concert, dinner for two at the Josiah Johns Restaurant and two vouchers for $25 in free play! Register for your chance to win now through this Friday, August 29th! Just call in during the WOKC morning show when you hear the Joe Diffie’s “Pick Up Man”. First 5 callers will be registered to win. Winners will be announced on the WOKC morning show this Friday after 10am. No purchase necessary, must be 21 to win. Winners accomplished by random draw of all winners on Friday, 8-29-14. Winners will be announced on the WOKC morning show. No purchase necessary. Must be 21 to win. Photo id required by winners to claim their prize package”

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Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee on August 20th, 2014, photo by Gary Ritter

Sunrise on Lake Okeechobee on August 20th, 2014, photo by Gary Ritter – TM

Moment of Truth with Jim Day from Okeechobee Church of Christ

Sports Schedule for August 25th:

OHS girls golf hosts John Carroll at KOA 3:30 pm
OHS volleyball hosts Sebring 6:30 pm
JV football at Vero Beach 7 pm.

OHS football hosts Glades Day at 7 pm
Moore Haven football at Dade Christian

OYFL travels to Lee County, Fort Myers.

Charles Murphy News 8/28

News Cast for August 28th:

The agriculture census shows Okeechobee remains number one in Florida in cattle, calves and milk cows. It also shows growth, with 678 farms with nearly 442 thousand acres in agriculture.

Okeechobee had over 180 thousand cattle and calves with over 88 thousand beef cows and nearly 31 thousand milk cows. Hay, citrus, vegetables, poultry eggs and horse farms were all represented in Okeechobee County.

US Department of Agriculture Spokesperson Mark Hudson says agriculture continues to be a power house state wide. The census shows over 17 hundred agriculture workers with an payroll of over 30.4 million.

Glades County had 331 farms, and over 442 thousand acres with an agriculture payroll of over 13 million in the last census.

In the courts, 32 year old Jonathan Solis-Jimenez was sentenced to six years in prison for alleged trafficking in cocaine.   He allegedly was involved in four sales of a total of 190 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer on North West 1 hundred and 60th Drive near Basinger in July and August of last year.

Virginia Arnold of Glades County received three years in prison and three years’ probation for trafficking in controlled substances after a no contest plea earlier this month.

Among arrests, 34 year old Aneta Boswell was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle after she allegedly rammed her husband’s vehicle three times on South East 36th Terrace at route 710 Tuesday night. Boswell allegedly cut a rear tire with a knife and hurt her hand in the process. She was treated at Raulerson hospital.

Sports Cast for August 28th:

Colt Root was named the Brahman Award winner for OHS boys tennis last season. He said it was an award he strived to get the award. Root had a strong junior year as he advanced to the district semifinals in singles and then won a doubles match at the regional in Melbourne. He said he played well in the post season especially in the district tournament.

The girls bowling team defeated Jensen Beach 4-3. Jessica Olney bowled a two game series of 389 and Ashley Byrd 374.

The boys’ squad fell to Jensen Beach 4-3. Brian Chapman rolled a 483 series in two games. Nik Iannotti led Jensen at 454.

On the sports schedule today, girls’ golf hosts John Carroll at the KOA golf course at 3:30 pm. OHS volleyball hosts Sebring at 6:30 pm. JV Football hosts Vero Beach at 7 pm.

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:

  • Sat., Sun., Aug. 30, 31 – Labor Day Festival, 10 – 3
  • Mon., Sept. 1 – Labor Day Festival, 9 – 2
  • Sat., Sept. 6 – Blood donation earns an entry for NASCAR tickets at Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge Dealerships, 10 – 3
  • Thurs., Sept. 11 – TD Bank,  11 – 4
  • Sun., Sept. 14 – Golden Corral, 11 – 4
  • Tues., Sept. 16 – Okeechobee High School, 7:30 – 2:30
  • Sun., Sept. 21 – Hair Cuttery by Publix.  Benefit blood drive for J. Bailey Hedrick, 15, who is fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma at DiMaggio Childrens Hospital.
  • Thurs., Sept. 25 – IRSC Campus, 3 – 8
  • Sat., Sun., Sept. 27, 28 – Wal Mart, 11 – 4


  • 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 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.
  • Labor Day Celebration Festival will be August 30 – September 1, 2014.  Three days of food, fun, arts and crafts.  The festival will be each day from 10 am to 3 pm.  Outside event in the downtown parks along Park St.  The Cattleman’s will host the Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo on Sunday and Monday beginning at 2 pm and Monday the BRAT Club will host the Labor Day parade.  Hope to see you there!
  • In conjunction with the beginning of school, the annual September Prayer Walk, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association, will begin next Tuesday, September 2nd, at the front steps of the Freshman Campus at 6pm. For years, every Tuesday evening during the month of September, community members have met for about an hour to pray for our schools. Everyone is invited to attend and participants walk as much as they are able. We drive to the various schools and pray for everyone involved with that school. Come and join fellow Christians in this unique community event as we pray (while we still can!) for a successful school year for our children, teachers, parents, support and resource staff, volunteers and administrative personnel of all the schools in Okeechobee. Call Sandy Perry at 634-7714 should you have any questions.
  • The 5th-Sunday community-wide service, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA), will be Sunday, September 7th, at 6 pm at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, located at 312 N Parrott Ave on US 441 N. (The date has been pushed forward one week due to the holiday week-end). Lowell & Sally Senitz, Directors and Founders of Wings of Shelter International, Inc., will both be speaking about their ministry and preaching. A love offering will also be taken for their ministry. Members of the Ministerial Association will also be participating in the service. The Okeechobee Community Choir will be singing. Come, hear the word of the Lord preached and enjoy the fellowship this unique, small-town community-wide service provides. Ministers are invited to join the OMA on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at noon at Golden Corral for devotion, fellowship and a time to pray for the needs of our community.
  • Our next Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County meeting will be held on Tuesday September 9th at noon.  At the Thompson Fellowship Hall at the United Pentecostal Church, 405 SW 10th Ave.  This meeting is open to current Partnership members and anyone interested in Tobacco Prevention in Okeechobee County.  Please bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member to the meeting with you. Lunch will be provided.  Please feel free to email or call (863-801-8277) Courtney Moyett with any questions or comments.
  • Okeechobee Rehabilitation Center is hosting a HUGE garage sale on Saturday, September 20th from 8am to 3pm! They’ll have lots of different items for you to choose from! If you’re looking to donate ANY ITEMS please call 863-697-0018 or 863-610-0515, no matter what they’ll come and pick it up if you can’t deliver!

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.
  • Okeechobee residents are participating in the American Heart Association’s 2014 Palm Beach Heart Walk on Sep 27, 2014.  By joining our team, you can! If not; please consider a donation♡  Register online at: Together, we can make a difference. You don’t have to join alone. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else who may want to raise funds and make a difference in our community. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.

Agri-Civic Center Events

  • Sunday, August 31st Kaza Productions presents the Mexican Rodeo with music and food from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

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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