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WASHINGTON — USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our … more
By Chad Wolf Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WASHINGTON D.C. – Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland … more
OKEECHOBEE — At their meeting Thursday, March 26, the Okeechobee County commissioners called on the public to keep calls to county staff professional and polite. “Some people have called in to … more
OKEECHOBEE — Commissioner Kelly Owens was not allowed to enter the meeting room for Thursday’s Okeechobee County Commission session. She was turned away at the door after failing the … more
South Bay Commissioner Esther Berry keeps seat by one vote Turnout was light for the March 17 presidential primary, as most Floridians’ attention was focused on the COVID-19 … more
TALLAHASSEE — Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the … more
For the protection of everyone involved, the sheriffs’ departments around the lake have instituted some temporary changes in policy during the COVID-19 outbreak. • Okeechobee County … more
According to the latest data released by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) at 11 a.m. on March 21, 15 residents of Okeechobee County have been tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Ten of … more
TALLAHASSEE -- The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health … more
Lake Okeechobee News/Cathy Womble John and Peggy Dubose accept a proclamation from Mayor Dowling Watford proclaiming March 2020 “Red Cross Month.” OKEECHOBEE — After much consideration, … more
County declares state of emergency By Katrina Elsken Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency (LSE) at their March … more
TALLAHASSEE — On March 18, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE Program issued guidance to the state’s more than 5.5 million elders on how to protect yourself against Medicare fraud … more
OKEECHOBEE — At an emergency meeting on March 15, the Okeechobee County commissioners decided not to declare a local state of emergency (LSE) … yet. County Administrator Robbie Chartier said … more
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER WHEREAS the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, the Governor of Florida has declared a state of … more
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — At Okeechobee County, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community and employees. We continue to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 (new … more
OKEECHOBEE — Whether it was a fear of coronavirus infected crowds or the fact that the town hall meeting took place on a night when many are in church, something caused an unusually low attendance … more
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