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StartFragment DOT-Construction Project The project listed below is scheduled to begin on August 5th, 2019. Crews will be working along SR 70 most of the time, but the project may require some occasional lane closures on SR 70. SR 70 from NE 34th Avenue to NE 80th Avenue: Construction project: Crews will be working in the ditches and trenches along SR 70 from NE 34th Avenue to NE 80th Avenue to perform drainage improvements in that area. Motorists should expect occasional daytime lane closures on SR 70 during construction. The contractor is Heavy Civil, Inc. Estimated project completion date is fall 2019. EndFragment

Terrific Tuesday

In the journey of life, we pass pleasures and pain; there will be sunshine and rain; there will be loss and gain; but we must learn to smile again and again… Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Get over it...

You can’t change what has already happened, so don’t waste time thinking about it. Move on, let go and get over it… Enjoy this beautiful day and have a Wonderful Weekend! Michele Bell, PIO

In the right place at the right time…

While patrolling in Treasure Island this morning, Deputy Tyler Ott was behind a vehicle that stopped in front of him. The motorist saw this little guy in the street, being attacked by other birds. It appeared that he couldn’t fly. Deputy Ott was able to pick him up in a towel and transport him safely to Arnold’s Wildlife, where he will remain until he has recovered and is able to be released. Great job Deputy Ott!!! Michele Bell, PIO

Happy Birthday

On behalf of myself and our Sheriff’s Office family, we’d like to wish Sheriff Noel E. Stephen the Happiest of Birthdays! You’re the boss that not only shows us the way but also follows the way with us… Have a great day and know that we love you! Michele Bell, PIO


Joy is not in things, it is in us… It’s Thankful Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO

Make the best

Life doesn’t provide warranties and guarantees, it only provide possibilities and opportunities. Don’t miss them, make the best of them… Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


A little spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into someone’s day… Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO


Today will be a great day if you choose to make it great… Have a Marvelous Monday! Michele Bell, PIO


The best things in life are free. And it’s important to never lose sight of that. So look around you… Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY On July 15, 2019 at approximately 6:14 am, the male depicted in these photos pulled into a business located at the 3800 block of Highway 441 North. The subject exits his truck and proceeds inside the store. While inside the store the truck rolls backwards and crashes into the side of the building/door area. The subject is described as a slender, Hispanic male with a goatee. The truck is a 2000’s green, Ford Ranger, with an extended cab, black toolbox and a “Costa” sticker in the left rear window. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual, contact Deputy Carl Jones in reference to Case #19S18329. Or you can remain anonymous and contact Treasure

What do you see?

The moon was almost full last night and this is what I saw this morning. What do you see? Hope you have a Tremendous Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Good Monday Morning

Dwell on the beauty of life… Good Monday Morning to you! Michele Bell, PIO


HUNTER MICAH THOMAS ELLSWORTH DOB: 5/25/02 Approx. 5’5” and 145 lbs. Brown hair; Green/Blue eyes Last seen on 7/6/19 at approximately 6:30 p.m. If you know the whereabouts of Hunter, contact Detective James Pickering at the Okeechobee City Police Department, (863)763-9785, in reference to Case #190706023


A beautiful sunrise saying Good Morning… Have a Tremendous Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Happy Monday

Good morning. Hang on and get ready for a great week ahead… Happy Monday Everyone! Michele Bell, PIO

4th of July Safety Tips

Fourth of July Safety Tips Make sure to take extra caution during your holiday celebrations Sun Safety: Protect your skin against the sun with SPF, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration Water safety: Make sure everyone near water in pools, ponds, lakes or the ocean has the proper skills to swim, keep an eye on young children and check flotation devices for leaks Grilling Safety: Check to make sure your grill is in proper working order, don’t ignite charcoal with gasoline or lighter fluid, use heat resistant tools and never lean over an open flame Fireworks Safety: Stay a safe distance away from any fireworks display. Be mindful of children with sparklers, as the wire remains hot

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