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Children in Mrs. Cook’s class at North Elementary were busy this morning making thank you notes for Deputy Sheriff William Hill. They wanted to show their appreciation and thank him for keeping them safe. Deputy Hill stated, “This is absolutely the best award I’ve ever received!!!” Michele Bell, PIO


I dare you to throw kindness around like confetti… Have a Wonderful Weekend! Michele Bell, PIO

Thankful Thursday

Don’t just count your blessings, be the blessing other people count on… It’s Thankful Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO

Open your eyes

Open your eyes and notice the beauty of this wonderful world… Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


Another day, another blessing… It’s a beautiful morning! Michele Bell, PIO


(18) Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office - Home StartFragment US 441 SE between canal 59 and SE 66th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to US 441 SE. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway. ... US 441 south at NW 2nd Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing underground utilities under the sidewalks on the southbound side of South Parrott Avenue. Sidewalks will be patched with asphalt until all utility work is complete then sidewalks will be restored with concrete. No lane closures will be required. Please watc


Maybe this day is not One of your favorites, but Never forget that every Day you wake up is an Amazing gift and it’s up to You to make it count… Have a great Day! Michele Bell, PIO


We’d like to give a BIG shout out to the Okeechobee City Fire Department and Okeechobee County Fire Rescue for helping in our school zones to keep our kids safe!


StartFragment ATTEMPT TO LOCATE VIRGINIA UVIEYRA-SANCHEZ DOB: 11/9/89 5’5; APPROX. 180 LBS. BROWN HAIR; BROWN EYES... TATTOOS ON UPPER LEFT CHEST; RIGHT ARM AND LEFT ARM; ABDOMEN LAST SEEN WEARING BLACK PANTS AND BLACK SHIRT Ms. Uvieyra-Sanchez was reported missing on August 12, 2019. She was last seen in the Basswood area of Okeechobee County on Sunday, August 11 at approximately 5:00 am. An unknown person in a gray car, possibly a Pontiac, stopped and she got into the car. The car was last seen driving west on NW 36 Street. If you have information on the whereabouts of Virginia Uvieyra-Sanchez, contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office in reference to Case #19S20454. You may r


May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most… Have a Terrific Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

First day of school

Please slow down and obey the speed limit in the school zones. Watch for children walking to and from school and boarding the buses. Help keep our kids safe! Good Monday Morning! Michele Bell, PIO

Back to School 2

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY *When driving kids, deliver and pick them up as close to the school as possible. Don’t leave until they are in the schoolyard or building *If your child bikes to school, make sure he/she wears a helmet that meets one of the safety standards (U.S., CPSC, Snell, ANSI, ASTM or Canadian). Research indicates that a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent *Teach children to arrive at the bus stop early, stay out of the street, wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the street, watch for cars and avoid the driver’s blind spot *Remind your children to stay seated at all times and keep their heads and arms inside the bus while riding


Good morning, time to give thanks for our families, friends, homes, health, freedom… It’s Thankful Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO

Rocket Launch

Rocket launch from Cape Canaveral early this morning. Pictures courtesy of Deputy Sheriff Mark Champion!

Back to School 1

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY Traveling to and from school *Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop. Choose the most direct way with the fewest street crossings and, if possible, with intersections that have crossing guards. *Walk the route with your child beforehand. Tell him or her to stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields and other places where there aren’t many people around. *Teach your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your children don’t know well or don’t trust. *Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend or neighbor. *Teach your kids – whether walking, biking or riding the bus to

Bus safety

The following is a summary of Florida’s school bus stop law requirements: Florida Motor Vehicles Laws require that motorists stop upon approaching any school bus which displays its flashing red lights and has its stop signs extended. 316.172 Traffic to stop for school bus. --- (1) (a) Any person using, operating, or driving a vehicle on or over the roads or highways of this state shall, upon approaching any school bus which displays a stop signal, bring such vehicle to a full stop while the bus is stopped, and the vehicle shall not pass the school bus until the signal has been withdrawn. A person who violates this section commits a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318. (b)


Live life to the fullest because it only happens once… Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Deputy for the Day

StartFragment On behalf of Sheriff Noel E. Stephen we would like to introduce our newest "Special Deputy for the Day" Mr. Conner Jackson, excuse me, Special Deputy Conner Jackson. Conner has been fighting Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus for most of his young life; these ailments have caused him to undergo 24 surgeries to date. Conner also has Aspergers and is nothing short of a tough young man. When Sheriff Stephen heard that Conner's dream was to be a Deputy Sheriff for Okeechobee ...County Sheriff's Office, he immediately put his Community Relations team to work. After Sheriff Stephen gave Conner the "Oath of Special Deputy" Deputy Conner received his very own unique identification,


Grateful for the beauty of nature… Have a Terrific Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

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