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COFFEE WTH A COP This program offered by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and the Okeechobee City Police Department offers our citizens an informal venue to ask questions or voice their concerns. Sheriff Noel E. Stephen and Chief Robert Peterson will be available to answer law enforcement related questions during our Coffee with a Cop event. This program is a unique way to strengthen the partnership between the Sheriff’s Office, Police Department and the community we serve. It is designed to enhance communication between concerned citizens and law enforcement. Coffee with a Cop will be held at the Serenity Coffee Shop, 601 SW Park Street, Okeechobee, Florida on Wednesday, October 4, 20


STOLEN AIRBOAT DARK GREEN 15’, 1989 PRO GLASS AIRBOAT HULL #MRW15001C989 /Registration Number: FL0176GW Boat Decal Number: 03994634; Title Number: 0001458 (2) 3 foot LED light bars on each side near front (2) 2 foot LED light bars right on front (2) top seats, (1) bench seat near the front, (1) center console, Black carbon fiber two blade propeller Aluminum Chevrolet Stroker 355 engine with headers. Dark Green trailer, Florida Tag Y42RKJ VIN #: NOVIN0201169841 VALUE $21,000 Stolen from SE 64 Avenue, Ancient Oaks RV Resort, between September 22-23, 2017 If you have any information, contact Detective Max Waldron, (863)763-3117, ext. 5108. No further information at this time. Michele Bell, PIO


When you’re going thru something hard and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test… Have a wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


For more information: Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC Public Relations Counsel 850-224-0174 - work 850-528-2639 - cell For Immediate Release Constitutional Officer Resource Experts (C.O.R.E.) Website Launches Tallahassee, Fla. (September 26, 2017) – Representatives of Florida’s constitutionally-created offices, including Clerk of Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, and Tax Collector, today announced the launch of C.O.R.E., a united body promoting the importance of the vicennial revision process and serving as expert resources on role-related matters. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes every 20 years to review the Florida Constitution, accept proposals from the public, and place t


The Treasure Coast Food Bank will be distributing food today in Okeechobee for anyone that needs food assistance. Location: Embassy Ministries Address: 14450 Highway 98 N Okeechobee FL 34972 Date: September 26, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What will you choose?

Every second brings a fresh beginning Every hour holds a new promise Every night our dreams can bring hope and Every day is what you choose to make it. What will you choose today? Michele Bell, PIO

Token of appreciation

Seacoast Bank wanted to thank the Sheriff’s Office for our work during Hurricane Irma. As a token of their appreciation, representatives Teresa Lara and Briseida Ayala surprised us with this, not only beautiful but delicious cake. Pictured with Teresa is Lt. Chris Hans, Sheriff Noel E. Stephen, Community Relations Specialist Jack Nash, Briseida, and Sgt. Michael Hazellief. Thank you Seacoast Bank! Michele Bell, PIO

The Tongue

The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words… Have a great Monday! Michele Bell, PIO

Seniors: Don’t Get Targeted for Disaster Insurance Scams

Release date: December 5, 2016 Release Number: DR-4283-FL NR 045 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After natural disasters con men and scammers often target vulnerable communities—such as those with physical impairments and the elderly. These fraudsters often offer to speed up the insurance, disaster assistance or building-permit process for a fee. If you suspect fraud or suspicious activity call your local police department, Office of the Florida Attorney General at 866-9-NO-SCAM or the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. If you have question regarding insurance, insurance adjusters, or to report a fraudulent insurance adjuster or insurance scammer contact the Florida Department of Financial Ser

Happy Autumn!

Paying heed to little signs and signals can make a great difference to your life… Happy Autumn! Have a great weekend. Michele Bell, PIO


OCSO met four great young men yesterday. They are part of the Okeechobee Homeschoolers. Wyatt Phillips, J.W. Bass, Wyatt Loveland and Clint Loveland met with Sgt. Mark Roberts and K9 Deputy Matt Crawford. They not only decorated our sidewalk and saying thanks but also delivered some delicious cookies! Thanks guys. Michele Bell, PIO

Pics before and after

Here are some pictures I rec’d. before and after Hurricane Irma… *Jail staff getting ready to bunker down in the jail for the duration of the storm *Feeding those that are working *Keeping the kids occupied *Distributing supplies *Some flooding pics * Victim’s Advocate Joan Johnson pictured with Orlando Garcia Rodriguez and Alexander Y. Rodriguez. Orlando and Alexander have family and friends in Okeechobee and traveled from Texas to bring a pallet of water *OCSO deputies and National Guardsmen along with “Old Glory”! Michele Bell, PIO

Last day of summer

Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. Enjoy the last day of summer! Michele Bell, PIO

Four new deputies were sworn into the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office today.

“Please welcome Deputies Hernandez, Feldman, Gonzalez and Lacerte who were sworn in earlier today on to the Uniformed Patrol Division by Sheriff Stephen. We wish them well as they continue on from their orientation process to starting their field training,” stated Deputy Sheriff Jack Nash. Sheriff Noel E. Stephen administered the Oath of Office at 11:30 a.m. this morning. Our new deputies are Deputy Kenneth Hernandez, Deputy Robert Feldman, Deputy Robert Gonzalez and Deputy Joel Lacerte. The four new deputies all recited the Oath of Office and their families got the chance to pin their badges to their uniforms. Congratulations to each of you! Michele Bell, PIO Pic #2957 L-R Deputy Gonzalez,

Hump Day

Don’t allow yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, see every day as a new chapter. Happy Hump Day! Michele Bell, PIO

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