OSWCD announces poster contest winners

The Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to announce the winners of its annual poster contest!

Photos from the Okeechobee County Fair

The Okeechobee County Fair ran from March 14 through 19 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

Final deadline nears to add names to Cattle Drive Sculpture Project

Want to add your name or the name of a loved one to the Cattle Drive Sculpture Project in Flagler Park?
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14.75 feet
Last year: 14.04 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
Howdy Doggo Peeps! Wow I'm a Handsome boy.....
What a handsome boy I am! Hi my Doggo friends. …
Bark in the Park was a huge success. The fundraiser was held to raise money for Okeechobee Animal Control.
The Indian River State College (IRSC) District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting...
More than 100 attendees from industry, academia and government throughout the United States...
The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners recognized the Brains on Steam Robotics Team at their March 23 meeting ...
Wildlife & Environment
Another new mosquito species has made its way across the tropics into Florida, making a permanent home in at least three counties.
Preserving the Florida Wildlife Corridor doesn’t just ensure habitat for Florida wildlife ...
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has condemned Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposal to expand the “Don’t Say LGBTQ+” bill to all grades ...
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County Commissioners approved the final plat for the proposed Lakeside Shores subdivision ...
OKEECHOBEE -- Two residents of the Prairie (also known as Viking) brought concerns to the Okeechobee County Commission at their March 23 meeting.
A 49-year-old Lorida woman was killed Friday night (March 23) in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee County ...
The new Okeechobee County Jail housing pod building is really starting to come together ...
Most of us know that too much stress causes health problems like diabetes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and likely some …
One of the best ways to establish better balance in standing postures is to practice “Tree Pose.”
National Minority Health Month is observed in April, an initiative that targets the health needs...
Hurricane News
Residents in designated counties who lost access to water because a private well or septic system was damaged as a result of Hurricane Ian ...
At a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), you can speak directly with someone about your unique case and receive guidance.

Glades Electric makes needed repairs to Veterans' Park flagpole

OKEECHOBEE — Thanks to Glades Electric, the Veterans' Square Park flagpole has had some needed repairs.

Homecoming provides welcome and healing for veterans

On Saturday, April 15, the skies over Palm Beach International will be a little more glorious than usual...

Veterans Wellness Event scheduled for April 5 at IRSC Pruitt Campus

Indian River State College (IRSC) will host a Veterans Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, …

Veteran Townsend is still a hero, serving the community as a nurse

Veteran Rhonda Townsend said her career in the Army was pretty straight-forward, not really very interesting.
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The Okeechobee Livestock Market, 1055 US 98 N., will host the Second Chance Livestock Sale on April 1, 2023.
SNAP recipients can get double the value of their benefits when they purchase fresh fruits ... .
Rocco Cohen is a 14-year-old 4-H competitor at the county fair each year. He takes his work with his livestock very seriously. Rocco has been showing chickens for four years and …

HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital earns award for sixth year in a row

HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital, a 100-bed acute care facility, and part of HCA Florida Healthcare...

How much do you know about arthritis?

Arthritis simply means inflammation of a joint.

Website links organ donors with those in need

Did you know that 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants?

Being sleepless may spell trouble for your heart

“We know that people who get adequate sleep manage other health factors better as well...
Mark your calendars for another exciting invitation. On Thursday, March 23, we will have the celebration...
The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Okeechobee 2022 class completed their class project which enhanced the front of...
Come help us celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Florida Quality Real Estate...
Traffic & Road Work

FHP offers tips for driving in fog or smoke

Visibility can change within seconds. It is important for motorist to drive as safely as possible in these conditions.

DeSantis signs Toll Relief Program bill

On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 6A, establishing the Toll Relief Program through the …

9-year-old Okeechobee girl killed in SR 78 crash

A 9-year-old Okeechobee girl was killed in a crash on State Road 78 on Sunday afternoon …
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Charging station availability determines electric car sales

During the July 18 Clewiston Board of Commissioners meeting, Vice Mayor Greg Thompson urged officials to look into installing …

Push to train workers for jobs in Miami’s growing tech arena

MIAMI (AP) — Since he was 18, Christopher Matthews has worked at Pizza Hut and 7-11, done a stint in food delivery and taught carpentry. Now, the Miami native is trying to forge a vocational path …

Tampa church was built with stones from the river

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a city known for century-old buildings made of brick, the St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church at 2708 N Central Ave. is distinct for being made of rocks. It stands …
National & World

Emil Bocek, last Czech RAF pilot during WWII, dies at 100

The last living Czech pilot who fought the Nazis while serving with Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II has died at age 100. A community center for war veterans in the Czech Republic city …

Snowfall, heavy rain in Afghanistan kill at least 3

An Afghan government spokesman says snowfall and heavy rain have killed at least three people, including a child. The severe weather hit nine provinces in different parts of the country on Friday and …
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