Coronavirus Updates

Pfizer vaccines for children 5 years and older at the health departments

FDOH in Hendry and Glades Counties is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5 years and older by appointment.

Free walk-up pediatric and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County reminds families that free, walk-up access to adult and pediatric doses...

COVID-19 Omicron variant may be even more contagious than Delta

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus is of special concern.
Community News

Volunteers start to help Head Start children learn about gardening

Share your love of gardening with head start children.

ContentClix connects local businesses for Immokalee’s children

ContentClix is giving back this holiday season.

Chamber hosts 'Socks 4 Seniors' holiday drive

The chamber needs YOU to help make this event one that will put smiles on the faces of seniors ...
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Trending Stories Within Our Communities

Belle Glade man killed in Thanksgiving Day accident

A Belle Glade man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Thanksgiving Day ...

Okeechobee Arrest Report

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

Man charged with cruelty to animals

An Okeechobee man was charged with cruelty to animals after a deputy...

Okeechobee Arrest Report

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

City of Pahokee meeting is chaotic

The Pahokee City Commission’s Special Meeting on Monday, July 19 was yet another example of chaos and disruption...
Lake Okeechobee
Sports

Hendry County teen anglers place in the Fall Region Qualifier

The following are the results of the Hendry County Jr./High School students who placed in the Bassmaster Fishing Club on Lake Seminole.

LaBelle High School hosts 4th Annual Preseason Classic Tournament

On Nov. 20 LaBelle Wrestling hosted their 4th Annual Preseason Classic Tournament.
Schools

CCPS Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton named 2022 Superintendent of the Year

Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, has been named Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year...
Graduation for Associates Degrees with last names G-O at Fall Commencement on Monday, May 3, 2021, on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.

IRSC to hold Fall Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16

Indian River State College (IRSC) will hold its Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m.
Madelyn 3rd grade

OCA announces Lions and Acorns of the week

OCA is proud to announce the Lions and Acorns of the week.
Government
Are you interested in meeting with Senator Marco Rubio and his staff?
On Thursday, Nov. 18, the Indiantown Village Council considered presentations from Architectural engineering firms bidding to design the new town hall.
Glades County will utilize ARP funding to pay for new technology for Clerk of Court.
Veterans

New Veterans Memorial Park to be dedicated at Philippine American Park

A new Veterans Memorial is planned at the Philippine American Park, 5154 S.W. 16th Street
MHE students created posters that lined the school's hallways Nov. 11 honoring area veterans invited to the school for a breakfast followed by entertainment at the MHMHS auditorium.

Veterans Day event a huge success at MHMHS and MHE

MHMHS and MHE hosted a Veterans Day event Nov. 11

Wreaths Across America Radio hosts the last of four roundtable discussions on Veteran Healing

Wreaths Across America Radio focuses on Veteran Healing through sharing
State

Sheriff: 'Prolific offender' accused of assaulting woman

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal history is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman as she delivered pizza to a central Florida apartment complex, officials …

Florida man charged with killing 21-year-old woman in 1983

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who had long been considered a person of interest in the killing of a 21-year-old South Florida woman has been arrested after 38 years, officials said. Ralph …

Face masks now optional at Archdiocese of Miami schools

MIAMI (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami is making face coverings optional for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students whose parents sign opt-out paperwork. The archdiocese …
Nation & World

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how …

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl …

Volcanic lava threatens church, more homes on La Palma

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — A fresh river of lava from the volcano on Spain’s La Palma island threatened Wednesday to engulf a parish church that has so far survived the eruption …
Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Memories of WWII

Betty Chandler Williamson shares her memories of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Experts:  How vulnerable is your personal information? Here are 4 essential reads

When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a website, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks?
The Weekly Clothesline

The joy to come…

Another Thanksgiving is just a memory.
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