News Cast 9/14

News Cast for September 14th:

Congressman sticks up for agriculture 

Congressman Greg Steube met with dairy farmers, ranchers and citrus growers in Okeechobee as he spent a week in his district to hear from his constituents. 

He also honored Okeechobee Mayor Dowling Watford for his service to the state and the community. 

Watford has served on city council since 1987. 

Steube said agriculture will remain his priority. 

He chided the Biden Administration for not providing for the needs of American farmers and ranchers. 

He said making sure farms get enough water from the lake will remain a top priority as well 

The Okeechobee city council honored former administrator Marcos Montes De Oca for his six years of service. 

He recently was hired by Glades County and commissioners today ratified his employment contract. 

Montes De Oca said he appreciated his time in Okeechobee. 

 He was asked what he will remember most 

“I will always remember the employees.  They all work very hard and made my job easy.” 

A 37 year old man hired to detail a vehicle, is charged with stealing it. 

Glades County deputies found the 2018 Nissan Rogue on US 27 in Moore Haven. 

David Hallback was facing charges of grand theft auto, possession with the intent to sell methamphetamine, and driving on a suspended license. 

Authorities said the owner had given Hallback the key to the vehicle to enter it and clean it but did not give permission for him to drive off with it. 

Deputies said they seized $410 and 1.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine inside the vehicle. 

Indiantown Mayor Janet Hernandez gives the annual state of the village address. 

She said the village has done a good job improving streets, drainage, water and sewer. 

They have received some $6 million in grants to help in improving infrastructure. 

Hernandez also signed a proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month in September. 

She said Hispanics have made huge contributions to Indiantown over the years. 

Indiantown recently named Jackie Clarke as their new Mayor. 

Hernandez supported the nomination.