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Charles Murphy News 6/18
News Cast for June 18th:
Okeechobee deputies continue to investigate the homicide of 28 year old Antoine McQueen Hill that occurred Saturday night. Fire rescue responded to the scene and found the body shot multiple times. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. A plea was put out by the Sheriff for information on this case. Crime Stoppers might also provide a reward. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
A 15 year old boy charged with burglary and resisting arrest after being found inside a home on North West 42nd Avenue on Saturday. Deputies were called when a neighbor spotted the boy climbing through a window of the home. He refused orders to come out of the home during about an hour standoff with sheriff deputies.
The New county manager for Glades county Thomas Corbitt is anxious to get to work. He says he’s excited about the vision of the county commissioners and the America’s Gateway Logistics Center planned near Moore Haven. Corbitt says he wants to see smart growth that keeps the small town atmosphere. He says agriculture won’t be negatively impacted by the proposed inland port. Corbitt has a military background since high school in Hialeah. He retired after 43 years as a full colonel.
Among arrests today, 48 year old Bruce Wright was charged with animal cruelty. Deputies say they found an extremely malnourished dog and a litter of puppies at a residence on NW 34th Street in April. Deputies say three puppies died from maltreatment.
Two strong armed robberies reported in Indiantown this weekend, one occurred on SW Carter Lane at Palm Beach Street Friday night, a second occurred on SW Osceola and Jackson. The victims in both robberies were Hispanic males
Sports Cast for June 18th:
Carley McCoin was named Most Valuable player for the second consecutive year for the Lady Brahman Basketball team this year. McCoin proved her value to the team in only half a season as she was injured in December and missed the rest of the season. McCoin was also named To the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All State team for this region for the 2nd straight year. McCoin said she appreciated the award. McCoin has been busy rehabilitating her knee injury and hopes to play two more years of high school basketball and earn a college scholarship. She said she intends to be as good as new next year.
Jonathon Crawford was assigned to the Tigers New York Penn League affiliate in Norwich Connecticutt and the team lost their opening game to Lowell last night 1-0. Crawford did not pitch in the game.
OHS wrestling Coach Robert Olive has resigned to take the coaching job at Bloomingdale High School in Tampa.
- The Humane Society & Pet Rescue is looking for 5 to 10 adults’ responsible volunteers to give 2 to 3 hours of their time a week to supervise community service workers. Days and times available (you pick the day or days you want) 8 am until 10 am or 12:30 to 3:30. To sign up please come to our office on any Thurs or Fri 10 until 2 for interview. Own transportation is a must, and clean police record.
- A Tent Revival will be going on between June 17th and 22nd nightly at 7pm. Everyone is welcome for fellowship, prayer, healing and salvation. The tent is set up off HWY 70 E in the vacant lot next to Racetrack. For more information contact 863-763-4127.
- Tour the globe with Jesus as First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School will be from June 17th to 21st with an Everywhere Fun Fair on Sunday the 23rd. Christan worship may look a little different around the world but Jesus is the lord. Their evenings begin at 5:30pm with a light dinner. Registration can be found at the church office, 200 NW 2nd St or call 863-763-4021 to sign up, space is limited!
- The Okeechobee Historical Society will have it’s last meeting before summer break on Monday, June 17th beginning at noon at the museum building. Anyone interested in attending is welcome, we just ask you bring a covered dish to share. There are no July or August meetings.
- On Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30pm stop by for a Quarters for a Cause June Auction at the American Legion Okeechobee, benefiting Ry-lees Hope. There will be food, auction and much more. Wear pink and only 18 and older please. Call Christy @ 863-697-1247 for more info.
- On Wednesday, June 19th, Deaf and Heard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast will be in Okeechobee distributing FREE amplified telephones for dead, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For more information contact 772-334-2233.
- Okeechobee Christian Church invites families to Kingdom Rock, a preregistration event for vacation bible school will be hosted at Okeechobee Christian Church on June 22nd for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Contact Angie for more information at 980-521-7033
- Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition presents the 2nd Annual Chobee Idol, on Saturday June 29th at 7pm at the KOA Campground. Call for more information at 863-623-7336.
- The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police is proud to announce that they will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4th at Okee-Tantie park located off State Road 78 and Kissimee River. This is a family oriented event with a Kid’s Fun Zone sponsored by Dairy Queen that will include 3 giant bounce houses, face painting, dunk tank, and a variety of other children’s games. The Public Safety Educational Expo will consist of educational booths, presentations, demonstrations by a large variety of public safety organizations including Law Enforcement, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, Glades County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and much more. The Huey 205 helicopter that will have it’s permanent placement in Veteran’s Park will be on display at the event. Music and a variety of other activites throughout the day including a watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contest, frozen t-shirt contest, and a blue ribbon baking contest. The event grand finale will be an amazing Zambelli firework show synchronized with music. (tune in to WOKC 100.9FM/1570AM during the event) The fireworks can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough, or any area on the waterways near Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming out for Fireworks are only encouraged to use C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access. Presenting sponsors are Children’s Service Council of Okeechobee County and Florida Public Utilities Company with Dairy Queen, Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee, WOKC, Zambelli Fireworks.
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