Photos from the Okeechobee County Fair

The Okeechobee County Fair ran from March 14 through 20 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?

Okeechobee Community Theatre presents 'Play On!'

What can go wrong will go wrong for the theatre group just trying to put on a show in the comedy "Play On!" presented by Okeechobee Community Theatre.
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Lake levels
14.84 feet
Last year: 14.06 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
Have you ever just looked into their eyes and seen the love that comes unconditionally with them?
Hi my Doggo peeps, My name is KATIE, and I'm one sweet girl. I'm also quite beautiful don't you think?
Hi there all you Doggo Peeps! Have you ever met a dog that just warms your heart with so much love?
Indian River County resident Terri A. Graham, Ed.D., has been named one of Onyx Magazine’s 2023 Women on the Move.
“Cold Case, College Students, and Community,” a lecture by Indian River State College...
Brains on STEAM’s Super Powered Dino Bytes have the opportunity to go to the World championship, but they need your help.
Wildlife & Environment
Preserving the Florida Wildlife Corridor doesn’t just ensure habitat for Florida wildlife ...
Florida 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can help save water, help save their parents some money on their water bill ...   They simply have to become …
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $21 million in available funding for essential programs to enhance mental health crisis services in …
The Florida Department of Children and Families announced the availability of $21.2 million through the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative.
The city of Okeechobee holds ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the South Park Street Landscaping Beautification Project.
Everyone sponsored in the L.E.A.P. from 2022 now wears O.C.S.O. green, makes over …
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...
Arthritis simply means inflammation of a joint.
AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security
Senate Bill 404 aims to exempt autopsy reports on child victims of domestic violence from public disclosure.
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.

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.

Veterans shows airing on Wreaths Across America Radio

Wreaths Across America Radio, is a full-time internet radio station that broadcasts a variety...
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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 …
Tenth grader Alyssa Cortez was shocked when Judge Jeff Albright awarded her a perfect score during the Okeechobee Youth Rabbit Show this week. …

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...

CareSource Foundation has $400,000 Funding Competition

 Nonprofit organizations in Florida may be eligible for funding through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge.

OneBlood lifts donor restriction for those who lived in Europe

The decades old restriction on blood donations by those who lived in parts of Europe in the 1980s or 1990s has been lifted.
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 …

Def Leppard drummer recovering from attack outside hotel

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he is recovering from an attack outside a Florida hotel. Allen was in South Florida earlier this month for a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He …

'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker pleads guilty to COVID relief fraud

The former Florida lawmaker who sponsored the controversial law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” has pleaded guilty to committing $150,000 in COVID-19 relief fraud. Court records show that Joseph …
National & World

China's Xi, Japan's Kishida end visits to Russia and Ukraine

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left Moscow, wrapping up a three-day visit, shortly after Japanese PM Fumio Kishida left Kyiv. Kishida made a surprise visit Tuesday to Kyiv, stealing some of the …

Muslims in Indonesia gear up for first day of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims in Indonesia are gearing up to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to start on Thursday, with traditions and ceremonies across the world’s most populous …
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