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Friday, the Golden Child of the weekdays. The Superhero of the work week. The Welcome Wagon to the weekend… Have a Happy Friday and a Wonderful Weekend! Michele Bell, PIO


Good Morning Thursday Spreading some early morning cheerfulness to get your day started. I wish you a lovely day! Michele Bell, PIO (pictures courtesy of Aux. Capt. Keith Pearce)

What day is it?

Live simply, dream big, be grateful, give love, laugh lots, live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending and speak without offending… Happy Hump Day! Michele Bell, PIO

Thank You Please help me thank Sheriff Noel E. Stephen and his Masonic Brothers that took time out of their holiday weekend to cook and deliver some Thanksgiving surprises to members of our community! Michele Bell, PIO

Stop on Red

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted Operation School Bus Stop Safety. This plan was to address unsafe vehicular traffic interactions between school buses, the children riding the buses and public vehicles during morning and afternoon pick-up/drop-off of children. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been multiple complaints that vehicles are violating Florida Statute by failing to stop for the red traffic STOP ARMS while school buses are loading and unloading children at bus stops which is placing children in dangerous and potentially life threatening situations. The operation was conducted during the week of November 6, 2018. Deputies rode on the buses to

No drinking under 21

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted “Operation Beer Buy”. Alcohol compliance checks were conducted at random establishments, where an underage person was sent into stores with instructions to attempt to purchase alcohol. These compliance checks are done periodically to make sure the merchants, who sell alcohol, check I.D.’s if there’s any chance the buyer is underage. Seven establishments were checked and two of those sold alcohol to the underage person. The bartenders at the Brahma Bull and Shenanigans were issued a Notice to Appear in court. The establishments that were checked are as follows: Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 Hwy. 441 SE Shenanigans, 2237 Hwy 98 N Kahootz

Blue Bird

Good Morning May the Bluebird of Happiness follow you around all day… just not directly overhead. I hope you have a Happy Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Golf Cart Information

Golf Cart Information Are golf carts permitted to drive on public sidewalks?  “No motor vehicle can be driven on a public sidewalk. A golf cart is only allowed on the sidewalk in the immediate area of a golf course and then only to cross from one portion to the other. Is a golf cart street legal in Florida?  No. Only registered vehicles are allowed on the roadways in Florida unless specifically designated by the local county or municipal government (which Okeechobee County does not) and must only be roadways of 35 MPH or less. What is the difference between a golf cart and a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV)?  Under Florida law, a golf cart is designed for recreational use on a golf course

Monday Blessings

It’s a new day and a new week. Start off fresh to accomplish your best… Happy Monday Everyone! Michele Bell, PIO


ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY If you can identify the subject in these pictures, contact Lt. Brad Stark, (863)763-3117, ext. 5103. Subject is a person of interest in multiple recent burglaries. No further information at this time. Michele Bell, PIO

Monday Blessings

May God go before you this week and make the rough roads smooth. May his joy be your strength and his peace fill your heart… Monday Blessings to You! Michele Bell, PIO


New school safety app allows students, parents to submit anonymous tips The St. Johns County School District is already receiving tips on FortifyFL, a new app launched in Florida last month aimed at helping students and parents anonymously report suspicious activity in the state’s schools. The Florida Legislature set aside $400,000 for the development of the app through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, legislation put into place after the mass shooting in Parkland where 17 students and faculty were killed on Feb. 14. The Office of Attorney General, Department of Education and Florida Department of Law Enforcement worked together to develop the app. According to St.

Train Derailment

There has been a CSX train derailment at 0452 this morning Location is NW 144 Trail/Lofton Road Two auto rack cars have been derailed but are upright No injuries Road is blocked leading into River Acres No other information at this time Michele Bell, PIO


It’s a beautiful, crisp morning out. Can you say Brrr!!! Get out and enjoy the day. Hope you have an awesome weekend! Michele Bell, PIO


2003 RECREATIONAL INDUSTRIES, 6-WHEEL AMPHIBIOUS DUNE BUGGY DEL MAX TWO, GRAY TOP, BLACK BOTTOM, SERIAL #19006 Reported stolen on 10, 2018 from the 16000 block of NW 272 Street, Okeechobee. Last seen, in this picture, at the Country Hills Store, 441 North, Okeechobee If you have information, contact Detective Sport Pickering, (863)763-3117, ext. 5117, reference Case #18S26858. Michele Bell, PIO


It’s Thankful Thursday! Live in Gratitude… The vibration of gratitude attracts more positive things into your life. Michele Bell, PIO

Wish list Wednesday

It’s Wish list Wednesday… What’s on your wish list??? I wish everyone reading this has a wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO :)

Florida Sheriffs Association statement on Amendment 10

“Sheriffs all over Florida are pleased citizens took the time to learn about Amendment 10 and voted in favor of protecting their right to elect their constitutional officers. Sheriffs, and the other constitutional officers, had faith voters would make the correct choice by protecting their right to vote. Together, we have made history. Florida will now have elected and independent constitutional officers in all 67 counties—this is a great day for transparency and accountability.” Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter, FSA President

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