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OKEECHOBEE -- Okee Poke won the 2024 Best Taste of Okeechobee award for the annual event hosted by Okeechobee Main Street. [Photo courtesy Okeechobee Main Street].

Okeechobee Main Street hosts Taste of Okeechobee

Okeechobee Main Street's Taste of Okeechobee was held Feb. 3 in downtown Okeechobee.

From the Archives: New movie theater opens in Okeechobee

In 1973 news of a new movie theater excited the Okeechobee community. A contest for naming theater resulted in the name The Brahman Theater.

SAR recognizes 5-year members

The Okeechobee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented five year membership...
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Lake levels
16.23 feet
Last year: 15.61 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
An Okeechobee teen recently had the unique experience of visiting Australia.
Okeechobee teens and adults with special needs were invited to Okeechobee’s first Night to Shine last week.
An Okeechobee veteran is seeking a hand up, not a handout, after experiencing a horrific motorcycle accident in December.
Schools
Recently, officials in Florida’s Escambia County Public Schools district have plunged into a literary adventure of their own …
Okeechobee High School principal Lauren Myers was selected by Florida Taxwatch as one of their Principal Leadership Award winners for 2023-24.
The project underscores Indian River State College’s vision to provide development and testing...
Wildlife & Environment
FWC approved new regulations to support trophy bass conservation...
Termites cause billions of dollars a year in damages to homes, trees and other wooden structures...
Government
OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners designated Feb. 18-24 as Engineers Week.
Engineer Steve Dobbs was presented with a proclamation by the city of Okeechobee...
At their Feb. 8 meeting, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation …
Police/Fire
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...
Two people were accidentally shot last weekend by one or more individuals doing some...
Opinion
A few weeks ago, a little raccoon found his way onto the porch, trying to scrounge some...
Are President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump running again because...
If there’s one thing most Americans agree on, it’s that grandstanding and gridlock...
Hurricane News
When Hurricane Idalia barreled through the Big Bend region of Florida...
Okeechobee County emergency officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Idalia. Okeechobee County is currently...
Veterans

Wreaths Across America announces new theme for 2024

Wreaths Across America (WAA), the national nonprofit whose year-long mission...

Veterans' Square Park equipment vandalized again

OKEECHOBEE — Once again, vandals have struck Veterans’ Square Park.
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Agriculture
‘Pinky Swear,’ ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Salsa.’ Those are the catchy names of the three new caladium...
The plants were launched as seeds to the ISS in May, grown in July, harvested by astronauts...
At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science...
Health

Strategies to help improve your smile throughout your life

During February’s Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s an opportune time to talk about dental health...

February is Children's Dental Health Month

During February’s Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s an opportune time to talk about dental health habits that can help improve the oral health of kids and people of all …

New chiropractor adjusts animals as well as people

Dr. Robert Safranski recently joined Platt Chiropractic, 280 SW 32nd St., Okeechobee.

Yoga for Life: Body by Design

Every day each person has a choice on how to shape the body through daily habit patterns.
Business
As you prepare to celebrate, there are a few common scams that you need to be aware...
Florida Power & Light Company celebrated the competition of the Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub ...
The FWC is committed to providing opportunities for public input.
Traffic & Road Work

Okeechobee County Road Watch for week of Feb. 25

The following column is the Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 25...

Okeechobee County Road watch beginning Feb. 18

Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week of Sunday, Feb. 18. Motorists are reminded...

Hit the Brakes: Reverse automatic emergency braking isn’t foolproof

New AAA research reminds drivers to not put too much trust in their vehicle technology...

Florida gas prices drop 9 cents

Florida gas prices declined 9 cents last week. The state average fell from $3.23 per gallon...
State

Fidelity National: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $251 million. The Jacksonville, …

Del Monte: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (FDP) on Monday reported a loss of $106.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Coral Gables, Florida-based …
National & World

Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia's onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian army spokesman says Kyiv's troops have withdrawn from a village in the east of the country, as Russian forces make their advantages in manpower and ammunition tell on the battlefield at …

Hungary's parliament set to ratify Sweden's NATO accession in final step toward membership

Hungary's parliament is set to ratify Sweden’s bid to join NATO, likely bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to …
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