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Beautiful Monday morning

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact… It’s a beautiful Monday morning, I hope you enjoy your day! Michele Bell, PIO


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Yunas April 26, 2018 (772) 260-00053 Twitter: @FFS_Okeechobee Facebook: @FFSOkeechobee County and State Firefighters Suppress 30-Acre Wildfire Ft. Drum, FL – County and State Firefighters suppressed an approximately 30-acre wildfire near NW 176th Ave and NW 316 Street. Winds were coming out the west, spreading the wildfire to the east at eight miles per hour. Okeechobee County Fire Rescue set-up structure protection around two campers and one resident. Minor damage did occur to several wood fences posts. Reported: 04/26/2018 11:46 Contained: 100% at 04/26/2018 13:37 Fire Cause: Unauthorized debris pile burn Agencies on Scene: App

Be Happy

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present… Have a wonderful weekend! Michele Bell, PIO

Drug Take Back

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the 15th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This one-day collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Office. This initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. No syringes or liquids will be accepted. Michele Bell, PIO

Triumphant Thursday

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet… Have a Triumphant Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO


Administrative Professionals’ Day lunch! Sheriff Stephen had lunch brought in for the men and women in administration and topped off the lunch with Chief Bell handing out carnations. Thank you Sheriff Stephen!

Wednesday Goat

Stay happy, never let anyone get your goat…LOL Have a wondrous Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter… Stay dry, be safe on the wet roads and have a great day! Michele Bell, PIO


A well spent day brings happy sleep… Although it’s Monday, it’s gonna be a great day! Michele Bell, PIO

Beautiful morning

It’s a beautiful morning for a TORCH RUN! Come out, you’ve got plenty of time. Run starts at 9:00 am Have a Fabulous weekend! Michele Bell, PIO

5-year old saves Mom's life

Anthony D. Mathieo may be only five years old, but he saved his mom’s life last week. Anthony dialed his father’s phone and told him that his mom was laying on the floor and not moving. The father contacted the Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived they were met at the door by Anthony and his younger siblings, who then led them to the kitchen where his mother lay unresponsive. EMS arrived and began treatment and eventually transported her to Raulerson Hospital. Anthony’s father told deputies that she has a history of medical problems. Cpl. Kristin Gray wanted to convey admiration and praise to Anthony for his actions. He was nominated for the “Just-Us Citation Youth Recognition Award”. She

Blissful Thursday

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

Wednesday morning

It’s known that happy people think more happy thoughts than unhappy people. If we think happy thoughts we create happy perceptions. We create a beautiful aura of light around ourselves, which leads us to happy events. And so we create an exciting circle, where we become even happier… It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning! Michele Bell, PIO


If you have lost a drone within the last (30) days in Okeechobee County, contact Detective Sport Pickering at (863)763-3117, ext. 5117., to identify and claim. Michele Bell, PIO

19th Circuit Victims' Rights

Sheriff Noel E. Stephen and St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara (pictured) and other dignitaries from the 19th Circuit, including Indian River and Martin counties, attended the 2018 19th Circuit Victims’ Rights Week luncheon to raise money for victims of crime. Garrard’s Tackle Shop donated all the items for the gift basket that was auctioned off at the event. (Pictured) Victims’ Rights Vice President, Lt. Brad Stark and Victim’s Service Coordinator Joan Johnson holding the gift basket. Thank you to everyone that supported this worthy cause and thank you Leif Garrard for donating the wonderful items in the basket! Michele Bell, PIO

Athletes with shirts

D/S Joey Hall and Victims Service Coordinator Joan Johnson delivered shirts to some Special Olympic Athletes this morning. They're ready for the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run and BBQ this Friday, are you? Anyone can participate. We'll meet at OCSO at 0830 on Friday, April 20th. The run will begin at 0900. Come out and join in the fun for a great cause! Michele Bell, PIO


The route to a happier life is through happy thoughts. Not just because they make you feel better immediately... but because happier thoughts give you a stronger and more stable foundation to your life… Happy Monday! Michele Bell, PIO

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