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The 17th annual Okeechobee County Fair was a great fair, Linda Syfrett told the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at their June 10 meeting. more
Williams explained that studies show that students that meet regularly with mentors are less likely to start drinking, use drugs, skip school... more
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL), a nonprofit serving older adults and adults with disabilities, is determined to offer aid to those battling isolation... more
In celebration of Adopt-A-Cat Month, Palm Beach Animal Care and Control will be offering free pet adoptions on select pets throughout the month of June... more
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC) are in desperate need of more foster parents. more
CLEWISTON- Now that school is out foe the summer, many young students are looking for something to do. The Clewiston Explorers have extended an invitation to anyone interested in learning more about … more
CLEWISTON- The Clewiston Police Department recently announced a search for certified police officers and/or recently retired law enforcement officers who are interested in full-time or part-time … more
OKEECHOBEE- The travel youth baseball team Chobee Dirtbags is performing community service around Okeechobee all summer in 2021. more
Local homegrown scholar Kayla Burgess, current eighth grade student at Pahokee Middle High School and recipient of two Excellent Awards... more
LABELLE- On Friday, June 4, 2021, Sgt. Wanda Hainley, of the Hendry County Sheriffs Office (HCSO), presented Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Training to Hendry County’s School … more
FLORIDA- The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to Florida residents with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal and career goals … more
CLEWISTON- The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth, is almost here. more
EVERGLADES CITY - Everglades City is always first! It was the original Collier County seat and home of the first Bank in the County almost 100 years ago. more
HENDRY COUNTY- This past week, Prolific Learning Corp. Summer Work Program participants, participated in a four day Work Readiness training. more
CLEWISTON- The City of Clewiston Commissioners have called a Special Commission Meeting, to discuss the matter of Clewiston Commons vs. City of Clewiston more
OKEECHOBEE- The Okeechobee County Library kicked of their 2021 summer reading program on June 1. Throughout June and July the library will host an 8 week program from that will run until July … more
Their young faces are hopeful, and their voices – often quiet and sometimes barely more than a whisper – speak a tale that is both universal and yet uniquely their own. more
Earlier in the month, foster care professionals throughout Florida asked residents to commit to any 1K of activity by signing up for a statewide initiative called 1KFor1Kid. more
As the summer season approaches, fire and disaster remediation specialists from SERVPRO in the Okeechobee area know that the number of grill fires... more
Due to the recent increase in precipitation, the Florida Forest Service is now allowing limited burn authorizations for certified burners in Okeechobee... more
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