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Charles Murphy News 2/27
News Cast for February 27th:
No major concerns were raised as the County Commission discussed a proposed from Elite Resort managers to redevelop the Okee Tantie Campground and Marina Thursday. The near 3.5 million dollar plan would include a multi passed, family oriented, and RV based destination resort. 257 RV sites would be renovated, the recreation area would be expanded with a lodge, swimming pool, deck and playground and the restaurant renovated. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper said he’s willing to keep an open mind. A presentation from the group is scheduled at the Board’s March 12th meeting at 7 pm.
The drowning death of Richard Basnight in Taylor Creek still bringing up discussions in the community. WOKC News Legal Analyst, attorney Richard Seymour, a former prosecutors and currently defense attorney, says the other man, Clarence Corkey had no legal duty to save Basnight and the case would be difficult to prove for the state.
Sports Cast for February 27th:
Okeechobee exploded for six runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to rout Jensen Beach, 11-2 in high school softball action last night.
Brahman Coach Mary Huff said her team came to play and really swung the bats well during the rallies. Cheyenne Nunez had three hits in the game. Jordan Lawlis pitched a complete game for Okeechobee. She only struck out three but was able to keep the ball down and get outs
Lexi Ward had a two run double in the fifth. She also was part of a huge, 1 to 4 to 2 double play to stop Jensen from rallying..
Tionna Caffey hit a homerun for Jensen Beach.
Elisia Garcia drove in four runs for Okeechobee which remained unbeaten at (7-0)
The Lady Brahman JV also won with five runs in the final two innings to defeat Jensen 5-4.
Boys baseball was rained out at Sebring.
On the sports schedule, the tennis teams compete at the Heartland Conference Tournament in Sebring Friday and Saturday.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Epstein will be the guest speaker for Raulerson Hospital’s February 24th Dine with the Doctor event. Dinner ($5) is at 4:30 p.m. and the lecture (free) begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The public is welcome to attend. Please RSVP: 763-9228.
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.
Here are your February opportunities to save lives.
Fri., Feb. 27 – Big O RV Resort, Hwy 78W, 12 – 5
Fri., Feb. 27 – Seacoast National Bank, South, 10 – 4
Sat., Feb. 28 – Wal Mart, 11 – 4