Health

Florida's covid risk remains high, per CDC

Florida's COVID-19 risk remains high: 994 new covid deaths...

Florida's covid risk remains high, per CDC

Florida's COVID-19 risk remains high: 994 new covid deaths...

Florida's covid risk remains high, per CDC

Florida's COVID-19 risk remains high: 994 new covid deaths...
Community News
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Food bank at Agri-Civic Center on Aug. 19 from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Treasure Coast Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. or until the food runs out.

Become a certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program instructor

SOUTHWEST, FL — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking dedicated individuals to become certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program instructors and volunteers to …

Leftover Fried Chicken Casserole

This month's recipe is Leftover Fried Chicken Casserole.
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Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.

USACE announces public comment on proposed seepage barrier wall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period...
Skid steer loaders are machines used to move dirt and mow grazing lands, as well as in forestry to pull logs. A new study found skid steer loaders caused more than 300 injuries from 2015 to 2020.

UF/IFAS study highlights the need for more on-the-job safety

Some workplaces can be dangerous. In fact, more than 2 million people were injured or got sick in America...

Two killed in head-on crash on SR 78 in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY -- A driver and passenger were killed and another driver seriously injured in a head-on crash on State Road 78 in Glades County on Saturday, Aug. 6,

Six arrested; drug house closed

On August 11, members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force, the Special Response Team (SRT), and field agents from the DEA...
Lake Okeechobee
Sports

PBSC Belle Glade campus named official host for Hall of Fame Awards

The Palm Beach State College (PBSC) Belle Glade campus has been designated as the official host of the Muck City Sports...

Sheriff visits Brahman football team

Sheriff Noel Stephen took time out to meet the new Head Brahman Football Coach B.J. Pryor and the 2022/2023 team on Aug. 12.
Schools

A day in the life of a kindergartner ...

Everglades Elementary shows us what it's like to be a kindergartner.

Pre-kindergarteners love blue day

Eastside Elementary’s pre-kindergarten students loves blue day! (Courtesy photo)

School board recognizes Carla Prevatt

Carla Prevatt was recognized at the Hendry County School Board meeting on Aug. 16. She is retiring...
Government
If you thought Cattlemen's Square was beautiful, hold on to your hats as the city prepares for Butterfly Square!
Joe Lee said he’s been trying to get the city to install a flag at the city's gateway …
Hendry County commissioners took another step forward towards imposing impact fees on new developments in the county …
Veterans

Veteran Fite served his country in the Navy

Navy veteran Clarence Fite recently celebrated his 99th birthday. Looking back on his life, you might be surprised to learn that he originally planned on being a horse jockey.

Friends of Army Aviation to host event at Okeechobee Airport

Friends of Army Aviation will be coming to the Okeechobee County Airport on Thursday November 10...

Veteran struggles after botched surgeries

Veteran Christopher Stephens thought things were going to get better after he had surgery on his shoulder, but instead, they were exponentially worse.
State

US officials warn of uptick in weapons smuggled to Haiti

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. investigators say they have noticed an uptick in the amount and caliber of weapons being smuggled from Florida to Haiti in recent months. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the …

School shooter's attorneys drop contentious brain exam

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz reversed course Wednesday and said they will not present at his ongoing penalty trial results of a highly contentious …

Scientists seek to develop hybrid coral reef off of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid reefs. The team …
Nation & World

Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an …

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

NEW YORK (AP) — Today's sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just …

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization described the persistent crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “the worst disaster on Earth” and wondered aloud Wednesday if …
Opinion

What's the best way to ensure insulin is affordable?

There's more to the story about insulin prices ...
The Weekly Clothesline

The blessing of our senses

How blessed we are to have our five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch!

Saddle up for the Great Florida Cattle Drive

  Choosing a horse is a very personal decision. A horse is more than transportation.
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