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The communities around Lake Okeechobee have been slow to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census. That could mean less federal funding for these counties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 61% of … more
Ronnie Thompson OKEECHOBEE — A man on a golf cart reportedly showed a man and wife his gun and told them not to start something they couldn’t finish.While driving near the 10100 block of State … more
• Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to 18 medical/EMS and 10 fire related calls last week.• Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to 81 medical/EMS, four fire, four hazardous … more
OKEECHOBEE — Members of the fire merge “task force” have been working diligently to not only come up with an agreement for the county to perform fire services for the city, but also to ensure … more
WEST PALM BEACH — Six meals will be distributed on one day next week. The change is due to the holiday. School Food Service workers will distribute meals on Tuesday, June 30. Parents who pick … more
Haitian American Michely Julno hopes to help immigrants Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsMichely Julno’s graduation picture WEST PALM BEACH — A student who just graduated from Glades Central … more
WEST PALM BEACH — During a scheduled workshop on June 23 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners took the following action: COVID-19 – Commissioners received an update from Dr. … more
PALM BEACH COUNTY — United Way of Palm Beach County and community partners are providing daily virtual activities for kids through the Summer BreakSpot FUN! program. Summer BreakSpot FUN! is … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsA Project LIFT participant assists with Hobe Sound Flood Relief. BELLE GLADE — The youth at Project LIFT in Palm City and Belle Glade are no strangers to … more
Lake Okeechobee News/Cathy WomblePictured are many of the volunteers who have been helping the Okeechobee County Schools Food Service Program as they provide meals for the children of Okeechobee. … more
OKEECHOBEE — If your business was closed during by Gov. Ron DeSantis’s executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for some grant funds through Okeechobee … more
OKEECHOBEE — Sheriff Noel E. Stephen, Police Chief Bob Peterson, Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs and Mayor Dowling Watford hosted a town hall meeting in Douglas Brown Park at … more
Dates to Remember• July 1 — Virtual Planning & Zoning Board meeting. Virtual meeting instructions on how to watch and/or participate in the virtual meeting will be included with the … more
Private Palm Beach County grantmaking organization improves access to health-related resources WEST PALM BEACH — As the coronavirus continues to make its mark throughout Palm Beach County, … more
OKEECHOBEE — After training for months to run their first 5K, siblings Natalie, Levi and Ben Hoglo were understandably disappointed when the 5K was canceled, so their parents decided a virtual 5K … more
OKEECHOBEE — Daylon Sam Youngblood, 28, of Okeechobee, was charged with negligent vehicular homicide and with DUI by FHP Sergeant Matthew Gallagher and Corporal Richard Ramos. The charges came … more
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County is offering citizens the opportunity to make comments on the proposed grant application CDBG-DR competitive solicitation issued by the Florida Department of … more
BELLE GLADE — There was a Juneteenth celebration of a different style here in the Glades for the undeclared American holiday of June 19 — which much of the nation’s population seemed unaware … more
OKEECHOBEE — On June 5, most of the state of Florida moved into phase two of Gov. Ron DeSantis’s reopening plan. The move to phase two allowed bars and pubs to operate at 50 percent … more
MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven Middle High School’s graduation ceremony for 2020, which was delayed until administrators could poll Class of 2020 seniors, is now set to take place at 7 p.m. Friday … more
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