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Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began discharging high volumes of water from Lake Okeechobee to Southwest Florida, a process that often disrupts the fragile ecosystem near Fort Myers. more
Okeechobee Blood Roundup volunteer In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 15th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 21 and 22, we share … more
For the past 18 months or so, the Okeechobee City Council has been working on a plan to contract out fire protection services, save the taxpayers money, balance the budget, etc. more
When they said giving blood could help, I put aside my nervousness and squeamishness and went to my local blood bank. more
In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 15th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 21 and 22, we share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives. more
Everyone should read this who shops online, over the phone, or via any other electronic device that isn’t face-to-face. more
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) on ranches and dairy farms represents tremendous potential to benefit the Florida cattle industry. more
In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 15th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 21 and 22, we share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives. more
I’m not a fan of masks. It’s not a political thing. I just don’t like it when I cannot properly see the person I’m dealing with. more
OKEECHOBEE — Today, October 5th, we recognize World Teachers’ Day. As a school principal, today always stands out as a day of meaning and importance, but in 2020, the celebration of World … more
In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 15th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 21 and 22, we share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives. more
Bruce and Mary Anne Swinford have been serving Okeechobee for over 25 years through Big Lake Missions Outreach. During the period of September 2010 through May 2011, Bruce received multiple units of donated blood and nearly died five times. more
Letter to the Editor In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 15th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 21 and 22, we share stories of local … more
By Jennifer MulveySpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News My first experience losing a family member to suicide was on Sept. 15, 1987, when I lost my aunt at the age of 28. I remembered feeling shocked … more
Florida’s veterans have a rich history of service to our nation that must be remembered and honored. As a veteran, I know the importance of hearing from veterans about their service and how … more
Commentary A favorite aunt had a simple motto: “Do what you can. Leave the rest to God.” This woman saw her share of hardships and sorrow. She lived through the Depression, World War II … more
The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach’s mission is that all Palm Beach County children grow up healthy, safe and strong, and we haven’t wavered. We continue to work with community … more
Mr. Randy MartinCity Manager115 West Ventura AvenueClewiston, FL 33440 Dear Mr. Martin:My name is Lisa Ronan, and I would like to share my experience with you regarding Kathy Irey, who I have … more
Guest CommentaryBy Hugh English Hugh English Every year at this time, Florida agriculture reflects on its past and identifies a few of the remarkable men and women of our community for … more
Pahokee city commissioners: City Manager Chandler Williamson has betrayed the trust of the citizens of Pahokee, and deserves to be fired immediately. He has had two full weeks to try to … more
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