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On Monday, February 26th, the Okeechobee County School Board met with Sheriff Noel E. Stephen to discuss the safety and security issues of our children and schools. There was discussion of the plan that Governor Rick Scott has developed to increase law enforcement presence at schools, hardening facilities and providing funding for more mental health screening and services for students. The School District of Okeechobee County is supportive of these recommendations. Many of the recommendations are already in place or are being addressed locally, however, the increased funding that has been requested would allow the school district to achieve these goals quickly. Parents and staff are encourag

No Negativity

Negative company will never give you a positive life. Examine what you tolerate in the long-term… Have a wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Who's the man on the left?

On the right is K9 Deputy Sheriff Robbie Lamb. Do you recognize the man on the left? He’s an American television personality, criminal investigator, human rights, victim rights advocate, and the host/creator, of America's Most Wanted… That’s right, it’s John Walsh Jr. Mr. Walsh was passing thru Okeechobee County last week and was eating lunch when he saw a couple of OCSO deputies. He went up to each of them and thanked them for their service. Thank you Mr. Walsh! Michele Bell, PIO

Gov. Scott to Highlight Major Action Plan

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2018 Contact: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717- 9282 MEDIA ADVISORY Gov. Scott to Highlight Major Action Plan and $500 Million Investment to Keep Florida Students Safe DORAL, Fla. – Today, February 27th, Governor Rick Scott will highlight his action plan to make major changes to help keep Florida students safe, including a $500 million investment in school safety and mental health. The Governor’s proposal, which was announced last week, followed the emergency meetings Governor Scott organized with law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, mental health experts, and state agency leadership, as well as meetings the Governor


Set an example. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are… I hope you have a great day! Michele Bell, PIO

Happy 29th

Our COPS surprised Community Relations Deputy Sheriff Jack Nash with early birthday wishes. Happy 29th Deputy Nash!

Marvelous Monday

Look for something positive about this moment. Even if you have to look a little harder than usual, it still exists… Have a MARVELOUS Monday! Michele Bell, PIO

Weekend just ahead

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by… I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Michele Bell, PIO

K9 Field Day

Cash Gray, nephew of K9 Cpl. Kristin Gray, invites you to come out to the OCSO K9 Field Day. Bring your puppy or dog with you so that he/she can have some fun too!


When you smile about the life you live, you end up living a life worth smiling about it… It’s going to be a beautiful day, get out and enjoy it! Michele Bell, PIO

Above all power

Live simply. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Breathe deeply. Do your best. Leave everything else to the powers above you… Have a wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Did you?

I gave, did you? Come on, they’re open til 5:00 pm

Impounded livestock

To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that the following described livestock; Brown Nubian Goat is now impounded at Okeechobee County Animal Control. If the above livestock is not redeemed within 3 days from date hereof, it shall be offered for adoption or disposed of humanely. Dated this 20th day of February, 2018 Posted on Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Website Noel E. Stephen Sheriff Okeechobee County, Florida

Count your blessings

It is not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you. Count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles… Happy Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

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