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

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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.

Sport’s Schedule for 10/21-10/24

Thursday

JV football hosts Clewiston at 6 pm

Girls volleyball district championship match at Jensen Beach 7 pm.

Friday

OHS football at Palm Bay Bayside 7 pm

Labelle Cowboys at Moore Haven Terrier football 7:30 pm

Saturday

OYFL cheerleading competition in Lakeland.

Okeechobee High School will be having their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th. During this ceremony a slide show will be presented that recognizes all known Okeechobee High School graduates that have served in any branch of the armed forces, active or reserve. The high school is requesting that anyone that graduated from OHS and served in the military, to submit their name, the branch in which they served, a picture (preferably in uniform), and the year they graduated from Okeechobee High School. These submissions can be emailed to Jim Lozano at ohsnews3@gmail.com or can be delivered to the high school.

Charles Murphy News 10/23

News Cast for October 23rd:

This is fire prevention month in Florida. The American Red Cross is working to educate Floridians on the ways to prevent fire related deaths and injury. 23 hundred people die and nearly 13 thousand are injured in home fires annually in America. Red Cross Spokesperson Anne Marie Borrego says seven in 10 parents believe their children know what to do in the event of fire, but less than 20 percent had practiced fire drills at home and less than 50 percent have instructed them on fire safety.

In October life fire departments and the Florida forest service visit each elementary school to educate kids about fire safety.

A miniature horse worth 12 hundred dollars was chewed up by two wild dogs in the Viking Property on NW 262nd Street. The horse had to be put down. Animal Control is looking for the dogs involved.

Two Lakeport men charged with using metal pipes and wooden boards in an assault on Ted Beck Road last week. Glades Deputies say the 50 year old victim was treated at Raulerson Hospital. Charged are 33 year old Donald Mathias and 32 year old Hardie Driggers.

Okeechobee schools introduced archery at Yearling Middle School gym classes. Lynn Hawk with the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission made a presentation to the school board earlier this month touting the program as a way to improve graduation rates, and improve academic performance of struggling students. She emphasizes the program is totally safe. It teaches students self-discipline and gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Lynn Hawk on archery in school

Okeechobee High School will be having their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th. During this ceremony a slide show will be presented that recognizes all known Okeechobee High School graduates that have served in any branch of the armed forces, active or reserve. The high school is requesting that anyone that graduated from OHS and served in the military, to submit their name, the branch in which they served, a picture (preferably in uniform), and the year they graduated from Okeechobee High School. These submissions can be emailed to Jim Lozano at ohsnews3@gmail.com or can be delivered to the high school.

Sports Cast for October 23rd:

Lori Harper-Kyle was named as the new girls’ soccer coach at Okeechobee High school. She is an English teacher at Okeechobee High School. Her husband Robert is a native of Scotland who has played soccer as an amateur and coached Pub teams in the past. He will assist her this season. She plans to have a disciplined that works hard and doesn’t make mistakes. She said interest is picking up for the sport

Lori Harper-Kyle on girls soccer

The team managed five wins and three ties last year as they were competitive in more matches.   Coach Kyle says she hopes to keep moving in that direction. Key players include Hannah Raulerson, Keirsten Bostwick, Jeri Sharpe and a transfer student from El Salvador Karina Diaz Argueta. There first match is next Monday at LaBelle. Their first home match will be on November 4th.

Girls bowling defeats Sebring 4-3 while the boys fell 6-1 at their senior day match Wednesday.

Jessica Olney had the high game, 190 for the Lady Brahmans and Adam Simmons, 199 for OHS.

JV football hosts Clewiston at 6 pm

Girls volleyball district championship match at Jensen Beach 7 pm.

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.
  • The Northside Baptist Church is hosting their Fall Festival on Saturday October 25th 11am-3pm at Northside Baptist Church which is located 6.2 miles north of the intersection of SR 70 & 441 at 51 NW 98th St Fun activities, food and drink for the whole family, along with popcorn, cotton candy, games, bounce house & more! For more information call 763-3584.
  • The First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton will be hosting a Fall Revival on October 22nd through October 26th beginning at 7pm with Evangelist Reverend Fred Lowe, special music nightly. The church is located at 20060 Reservation Rd (721). Everyone is welcome, for more info call 863-357-0013
  • 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
  • October 28, 2014 Applebee’s will host our Halloween Business After Hours!We I’ll be having several contests this evening! Get creative and start working on a costume for the Costume Contest! Put your Chef hats on and bake your best tasting PUMPKIN DESERT to be judged at the event and finally pull out your Carving tools and paint, get CREATIVE and DECORATE your PUMPKIN and enter it in the BEST DECORATED PUMPKIN contest (bring pumpkins ready carved and decorated) Prizes will be awarded. We had a great time last year and hope you can join us! For any information on any of the Chamber of Commerce Events go to: www.okeechobeebusiness.com Business After Hours is one of our most popular networking events. These events bring together members of the business community in a fun filled atmosphere designed to encourage networking and interaction while enjoying delectable food and drink.
  • 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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