Coronavirus Updates

Okeechobee County has 26 COVID-related deaths; Hendry County 42 deaths; Glades County four deaths Okeechobee County has 26th COVID-19 related death

Since testing started, 179 Okeechobee residents and two non-residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, according to the FDOH. Glades County had 46 residents hospitalized. Hendry County had 190 residents hospitalized.

Glades County provides free COVID-19 Testing

The Florida Department of Health of Glades and Hendry Counties will provide free COVID-19 Testing to adults and children over 5 years of age without appointments.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing Sept. 30

The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee will offer free walk-up testing for COVID-19 in Okeechobee on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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The Immokalee Foundation serves nearly 1,400 students each year.

The Immokalee Foundation needs votes as a State Farm Neighborhood assist top 200 final

The Immokalee Foundation needs online votes from the public through Oct. 2 for a chance to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm, which selected the foundation as a Top 200 Finalist in a national competition.

Montura Ranch Estates Land Use Study meeting planned

Hendry County invites the public to attend the Montura Ranch Estates Community Land Use Study meeting on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., in the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston.
WEST PALM BEACH — At left, Pat Khan was grateful for the help for his family. Mackenzie Nowak, who installed the new set, is at right

Tire Kingdom donates tires to Okeechobee family in need

Tire Kingdom in Okeechobee donates tires to family in need in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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The Okeechobee Brahmans dominated the South Fork Bulldogs 37-22 in their home opener on Sept. 25.

Football around the Lake for Sept. 18.
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Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re …
Britain's Andy Murray leaves after losing in three sets 1-6, 3-6, 2-6, against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Wawrinka routs Murray in Slam champ matchup at French Open

PARIS (AP) — That Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were back together on Court Philippe Chatrier, all these years and operations later, was something of an accomplishment — not to mention a rare …
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league …
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