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Citizen group focuses on proposed Bridge Street bypass

The Second Bridge Group (SBG), a group of citizens formed to collect and share information about the proposed ...

Belle Glade local named to the Dean’s List

Arys Gil Henriquez of Belle Glade has been named to the spring 2023 Dean’s List at Rockford...

Community invited to July 30 Indiantown High School Open House

On July 30, families throughout Martin County and neighboring communities can take a sneak peek inside Indiantown High School...

HRMC welcomes Cathy Rodriguez to Hospital Authority Board

Hendry Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Cathy Rodriguez...
The Okeechobee School for Boys was built in 1959.

IRSC to take over old 'boys school' property

The property previously used by the Okeechobee School for Boys will be transferred to Indian River State College, under House Bill 1603 which was signed into law …

Ten questions to ask after being diagnosed with cancer

So many thoughts and questions run through your mind after doctors confirm a cancer diagnosis.
OKEECHOBEE -- An overdose emergency kit outside Our Village provides free Narcan and instructions for use. [Photo by Katrina Elsken/Lake Okeechobee News]

Hanley Foundation to provide emergency overdose boxes

Overdose emergency kits will be installed on county buildings thanks to the Hanley Foundation.

Narcan kits coming to Hendry County

Hendry County is considering using its share of a settlement funding from the Florida ...
Community News

Miss Princess of The Glades Organization announces 2024 winners

The 2024 Miss Princess of the Glades was held on April 7 at the Clewiston High School Auditorium.

FCT announces youth summer youth programs

The Firehouse Community Theatre is excited to announce TWO youth programs this summer!
Pictured left to right are: Kiwanis Past-President Roge Azcona, Kiwanis member Dowling Watford, Cindy Maynard and Robyn Gardner of the Pregnancy Center. [Photo courtesy Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee]

Kiwanis donates $2,200 to Pregnancy Center

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee held its annual Baby Shower for the Pregnancy Center...
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Chobee Smashers are Queen of the Diamond champions

The Chobee Smashers played two games on Saturday, April 20, in Clermont.

Annual Torch run benefits Special Olympics

Okeechobee County Law Enforcement Torch Run 2024 was a great success.

Pioneer Park celebrates Field Day

Students and staff at Pioneer Park Elementary School had fantastic day on Friday, April 19, celebrating Field Day!

WSE celebrates Inclusion Day

On Friday, April 19, students and staff at Westside Elementary School celebrated Inclusion Day.

OHS Drama Club performs a classic

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 were the two final nights the OHS Drama Club Troupe 7319 performed a classic...
Conflicting future land use plans and current zoning are causing major headaches for city ...
Now that Clewiston Utilitys Director Danny Williams has been appointed interim city ...

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...
OHS JROTC cadets held a fundraiser to help one of their own.

OHS JROTC cadets extend hand up to former cadet

Okeechobee High School Junior ROTC cadets gathered outside Winn Dixie last week in support of a former cadet who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident.

St. Joe: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The St. Joe Co. (JOE) on Wednesday reported profit of $13.9 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Panama City …

Florida man charged with murdering girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter

The longtime boyfriend of a central Florida mother whose teenage daughter was reported missing in February has been charged with the 13-year-old girl’s murder. Court records show Stephan Sterns was …

Landstar: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Landstar System Inc. (LSTR) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $47.1 million. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said …
The Weekly Clothesline

The Weekly Clothesline: Were not our hearts burning within us…?

The story of the Walk to Emmaus… two distraught disciples leaving Jerusalem after Jesus’ death.

Calling abuse what it really is – a crime

Abuse of any kind, be it physical, mental, emotional, or sexual, must be viewed first and foremost through the lens of what it is: a crime.

Importance of family involvement is crucial for a learning environment

As educators, it’s crucial to promote a learning environment that is safe and secure while...
Nation & World
A man loads Electronic Voting Machines and other election material on to a truck for distribution on the eve of the first round of voting in the six-week-long national election in Chennai, India, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Ferrying voting machines to mountains and tropical areas in Indian elections is a Herculean task

NEW DELHI (AP) — From the Himalayan mountains to the tropical Andaman Islands, Indian officials are using helicopters, buses, trucks, boats, donkeys, and mules to carry electronic voting machines …
Funmilayo Kotun, 66-years-old, a malaria patient is photographed in her one room in Makoko neighbourhood of Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, April 20, 2024. When cases of locally transmitted malaria were found in the United States last year, it was a reminder that climate change is reviving the threat, or broadening the range, of some diseases. But across the African continent malaria has never left.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Climate change is bringing malaria to new areas. In Africa, it never left

When cases of locally transmitted malaria were found in the United States last year, it was a reminder that climate change is reviving or migrating the threat of some diseases. But across the African …
FILE - A poster depicting Israeli-American hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin is displayed in Re'im, southern Israel at the Gaza border, Feb. 26, 2024, at a memorial site for the Nova music festival site where he was kidnapped to Gaza by Hamas on Oct. 7, 2023. Hamas on Wednesday, April 24, 2023, released a recorded video of an Israeli American still being held by the group. The video was the first sign of life of Hersh Goldberg-Polin since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel. It was not clear when the video was taken. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Hamas releases video showing well-known Israeli-American hostage

Hamas has released a hostage video showing a well-known Israeli-American who was among scores of people abducted by the militants in the attack that ignited the war in Gaza. The video released on …
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