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City of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk Makes Official Proclamation

In the May 1st, 2012 regular meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Mayor Kirk called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM and following the Invocation and Roll Call, made an official proclamation as the first order of business. In the presentation, Mayor James E. Kirk proclaimed May 13 through 19, 2012 as National Nursing Home Week, presenting the proclamation to Mr. Andrew McKillop, Administrator of the Okeechobee Health Care Facility and read the following:

“WHEREAS, the City of Okeechobee feels a deep sense of appreciation for the guidance and leadership provided by its senior citizens; and WHEREAS, we hold them in respect and affection and are grateful they enrich many lives with
their encouragement and by sharing their knowledge and understanding; and WHEREAS, we salute the residents of Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, many of whom helped to build the City of Okeechobee; and WHEREAS, Okeechobee Healthcare Facility with dedicated staff members provide caring and supportive services that enable the highest possible quality of life for our loved ones; and WHEREAS, it is important to raise awareness of the exceptional care that Okeechobee Healthcare Facility provides to elderly residents of the City of Okeechobee. NOW THEREFORE, I, James E. Kirk, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, do hereby proclaim the week of May 13, 2012 as “NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK” in the City of Okeechobee.”