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As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I urge your readers to remember the farm-city relationships that have allowed us to create an exceptional quality of life for all Floridians. more
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. more
Toni Wiersma's story is one of many told to promote the Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup. more
I would like to comment on your article “Activists oppose solution to fix lake discharges.” more
When I moved to Okeechobee in 1986, I registered as a Democrat so I could vote in the primaries... more
Please thank Ruth for sharing her story by donating the gift of life... more
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
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