How much do you know about arthritis?

Arthritis simply means inflammation of a joint.

Website links organ donors with those in need

Did you know that 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants?

'Mad cow' blood donation deferrals can have health records updated

Blood donors who were previously turned away due to living in Europe in the 1980s can donated blood again...
Community News

Congresswoman Cherfilus-McCormick presents $500,000 to MorseLife leadership

Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick recently met with graduates of Morselized Health System’s...

Photos from the Okeechobee County Fair

The Okeechobee County Fair ran from March 14 through 20 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

Final deadline nears to add names to Cattle Drive Sculpture Project

Want to add your name or the name of a loved one to the Cattle Drive Sculpture Project in Flagler Park?
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Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.

Highlands Hammock announces March Blues Concert

Packrat’s Men of the Swamp will bring their special blend of Florida swamp blues to Highlands Hammock State Park...

Cattle in the road cause fatal crash

A 27-year-LaBelle man was killed on March 20 at 4:55 a.m. when the car he was driving collided with cows ..

Belle Glade man killed in collision with garbage truck

Florida Highway Partrol  reported a fatal crash on State Road 715 early Monday morning. A 63-year-old Belle Glade man died...

Fresh Access Bucks double the value for SNAP

SNAP recipients can get double the value of their benefits when they purchase fresh fruits ... .
Lake Okeechobee

OHS Lady Brahmans recognized during basketball awards banquet

The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman basketball program held an awards banquet on March 14 to recognize and reward players after the end of their season.

Clewiston and Lake Okeechobee set to host MLF Toyota Series

The Major League Fishing (MLF) Toyota Series presented by Phoenix Boats is set to visit Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston...

Dr. Terri A. Graham named Onyx Magazine 2023 Woman on the Move

Indian River County resident Terri A. Graham, Ed.D., has been named one of Onyx Magazine’s 2023 Women on the Move.

‘Cold Case, College Students, and Community’ is April 20 at IRSC

“Cold Case, College Students, and Community,” a lecture by Indian River State College...
Brains on STEAM's Super Powered Dino Bytes have opportunity to compete in world championship.

Super Powered Dino Bytes to compete in world championship

Brains on STEAM’s Super Powered Dino Bytes have the opportunity to go to the World championship, but they need your help.
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $21 million in available funding for essential programs to enhance mental health crisis services in …
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $21 million in available funding for essential programs to enhance mental health crisis services in …

Homecoming provides welcome and healing for veterans

On Saturday, April 15, the skies over Palm Beach International will be a little more glorious than usual...

Veterans Wellness Event scheduled for April 5 at IRSC Pruitt Campus

Indian River State College (IRSC) will host a Veterans Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, …

Veteran Townsend is still a hero, serving the community as a nurse

Veteran Rhonda Townsend said her career in the Army was pretty straight-forward, not really very interesting.
FILE - Rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein Women's 2019 Spring-Summer Collection, unveiled during Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Sept. 21, 2018. Palm Beach County, Fla., Sheriff's investigators said an altercation occurred Tuesday night, March 21, 2023, between Hernandez and several people. Hernandez's injuries were not considered life-threatening. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine injured in assault at Florida gym

Authorities say rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was assaulted by several people at a gym in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to an LA Fitness in Lake Worth on Tuesday …

DeSantis to expand law critics call 'Don't Say Gay'

The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving to forbid classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in all grades. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month …
This photo provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service shows a gopher tortoise at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla. Gopher tortoises that are threatened by loss of habitat and development should be placed on the endangered species list in four southern states, environmental groups said Wednesday, March 22, 2023, as they prepared to sue the federal government over the issue. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service via AP)

Endangered status sought for gopher tortoise in 4 states

Environmental groups are preparing to sue the federal government for not listing the gopher tortoise as endangered in four southern states. The groups say Wednesday that the animals are being …
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No greater love ...

Lent reminds us of the perfect love that Jesus has for his children. It also reminds us...

Cutting Social Security will make me lose my home!

AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security

Cutting Social Security will make me lose my home!

AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security
Nation & World
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he leaves after their dinner at The Palace of the Facets in the Moscow Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (Pavel Byrkin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: China's sway over Russia grows amid Ukraine fight

At one point during this week's Kremlin meetings, Chinese leader Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin that they were driving global changes unseen in more than a century. Putin replied, …
A soldier checks the identification of youths on the main street of La Campanera neighborhood in Soyapango, El Salvador, Sunday, March 5, 2023. Here in La Campanera, once one of the most bloody neighborhoods of the country, police and soldiers demand men strip off their shirts to examine their bodies for tattoos, and flip through deeds or energy bills for any evidence to show they weren’t part of Barrio 18, the gang that once dominated the zone. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

War on gangs forges new El Salvador. But the price is steep.

One year ago, President Nayib Bukele suspended constitutional rights and started an all-out offensive on gangs. Since he ordered a state of emergency in response to surging gang violence, El Salvador …
A worker cleans an area in the historical Sunehri mosque, ahead of the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Muslims across the world will be observing the Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. Ramadan is expected to officially begin Thursday or Friday in Pakistan, though the timing depends on the alignment of the moon. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Muslims across the world mark start of holy month of Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins at sundown. The faithful are preparing for a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting intended to bring them closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those …
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