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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
The word of God says “woe unto those who call evil good and good evil.” It goes on to say “woe unto those who justify the wicked.” This is the condition of the world today. Those who … more
Guest Commentary By Donna Storter LongSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News MOORE HAVEN — This is Public Service Announcement: The Glades County Board of Commissioners is NOT ADDING A NEW … more
Hello. My name is Ana Herrera and I’m a resident of Okeechobee County for over 25 years. After watching the county commissioners meeting and the bravest man I’ve ever seen come forward for … more
Help appreciated My Aunt’s House would like to say “thank you” to our new friends the Knights of Columbus #11284 of Buckhead Ridge. About three weeks ago, Norman Wagner called My … more
Guest CommentaryBy Bobby Colvin Dear Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb Jr.: Though there are many issues on which I would like to comment, due to limited time, I will concentrate my attention to the … more
By Joe SmythChairman, INI Board of Trustees An article in Sunday’s New York Times put yet another nail in the coffin of local newspapers. In speculating about what the future will be in … more
Guest Commentary By David Ruiz I listened in to the special meeting of the Pahokee City Commission on June 30 regarding the OIG’s “Investigative Report 2019-0005; City of Pahokee … more
Editor’s note: Su George of Okeechobee shared this “obituary.” An Obituary printed in the London Times …Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been … more
By Loy MershimerOkeechobee Presbyterian Church In the searing afternoon sun of July 3, 1863, Federal troops turned back Pickett’s final, desperate assault on the center of Union lines at … more
As we approach the dog days of summer, it is important to remember that hot dogs belong on the grill, not in a vehicle. Canines can easily overheat and die when left in a hot car. When a … more
Guest Commentary By John C. Capece, Ph.D., Kissimmee Waterkeeper Gov. Ron DeSantis just signed into law SB 712 — the self-proclaimed “Clean Waterways Act” — an ambitious misnomer … more
Guest Commentary By Teresa Schiffer It is not yet possible to determine the full impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world’s economies, industries and social structures, but it is already … more
By Dr. Glenn Mollette Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies … more
Guest Commentary Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Gov. Ron DeSantis just signed into law SB 712 — the self-proclaimed “Clean Waterways Act” — an ambitious misnomer for a bill … more
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