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Grateful

Spend the day appreciating every little thing that comes your way, and you’ll end the day feeling deeply grateful for your life!

The Owl...

A wise old owl sat on an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that bird? Happy Wednesday. Michele Bell, PIO

Little things

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day, you’ll realize they were the big things... Have a terrific Tuesday. Michele Bell, PIO

Story Book Forest

On 4/23/2017, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office once again took part in the 2nd Annual Story Book Forrest. During this event children heard stories from numerous business owners and government entities. Representing the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office was Sherry Pollard. Mrs. Pollard read about the “Pout…Pout Fish”. It’s a wonderful children’s book which tells the tale of a frumpy, grumpy fish that goes through life only to find out that he alone controls his happiness. By the end of the book he becomes a fish that has more happiness than one could ever imagine simply by having a positive outlook and being kind to others. During this event Wyatt (7) and Waylon (8) both won bicycles f

CONTENTMENT

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. Have a wonderful day. Michele Bell, PIO

DOG TAIL

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue… Have a great weekend Michele Bell, PIO

LET IT GO

Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Have a happy Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO

Today

Life is like a camera Just focus on what’s important Capture the good times Develop from the negative… It’s a beautiful day outside Michele Bell, PIO

LE TORCH RUN

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is hosting the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Friday, April 21, 2017. Publix Supermarket is one of the largest sponsors of Special Olympics Florida. Each year a staff member of the Sheriff’s Office along with a Special Olympic Athlete visits Publix and meets with the managers to discuss the upcoming event. Recently OCSO Victim Service Coordinator Joan Johnson and Special Olympic Athlete James Kennedy met with Assistant Customer Service Leader Kristen Lizza and Customer Service Team Leader Matt Strickland to finalize the plans for the big day! The Sheriff’s Office would like to invite everyone out for this event. Anyone

GUARDIAN ANGEL

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly… Have a terrific Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Monday

Thought for this Monday morning: It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right… Have a great day. Michele Bell, PIO

Positive

The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes… Have a great day. Michele Bell, PIO

NO NEGATIVITY

Every time you remove negative from your life, you make room for positive! Have a wonderful day. Michele Bell, PIO

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office will be honoring the men and women who serve as dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 9-15, 2017. Telecommunicators (dispatchers), are your 911 call takers. They handle calls from people during some of the worst moments of their lives. They are actually the first responders to an emergency. Every day people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of the men and women who work in public safety telecommunications. The term “9-1-1” is often associated with rapid emergency response, poise under pressure, aid and compassion in times of distress and critical decision-makin

ALWAYS REMEMBER...

Always remember: Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall, Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida http://www.odmp.org/officer/5927

Tuesday's thought...

Tuesday's thought... The things that make us happiest are usually right in front of our faces, but we stop noticing those things after a while. Today is a great day to start noticing again! Have a great day. Michele Bell, PIO

THANKS

The Sheriff’s Office has been inundated with calls, emails, texts, etc. in reference to how they can help the victims of last week’s tornado. If you’d like to help with a monetary donation, material donation or volunteer, contact Roxanne Watson at (863)697-8642 or the Community Church (467-01733) in Ft. Drum. As of today, they are in need of volunteers this week for cleanup and basic repairs. The only need at this time is work gloves. Also at this time I just want to say thank you to everyone that has reached out to the victims. Although you may not know their names, Okeechobee always pulls together when one is in need. We are all very blessed to live in Okeechobee County. Michele Bell, PIO

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