Health

Florida's covid risk remains high, per CDC

Florida's COVID-19 risk remains high: 994 new covid deaths...
Bette Sayers, Leslie Wade and Cynthia Buckwalter are very determined practioners dedicated to executing the yoga postures to improve balance. To execute this pose with others, the mind must be completely focused to maintain physical support with other students.

Yoga for Life: Try Iyengar yoga

One of the best Yoga practices was created by B.K.S. Iyengar which he describes fully...
Bette Sayers, Leslie Wade and Cynthia Buckwalter are very determined practioners dedicated to executing the yoga postures to improve balance. To execute this pose with others, the mind must be completely focused to maintain physical support with other students.

Yoga for Life: Try Iyengar yoga

One of the best Yoga practices was created by B.K.S. Iyengar which he describes fully...
Community News
OKEECHOBEE — The platelet bus joined four additional buses drawing both whole blood and red cells.

Okeechobee Blood Roundup seeking volunteers

The Okeechobee Blood Roundup is coming Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20.

GEEF awards $8K in scholarships for Itech Glades students

The Glades Electric Educational Foundation (GEEF) awarded $8,000 in scholarships...

South Central Florida Weekly podcast: August 12

Weekly podcast with the latest news from the South Florida heartland, including the Lake Okeechobee area and more.
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Trending Stories Within Our Communities

Okeechobee Arrest Report

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

Program empowers teens with safe driving knowledge and practice

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that State Farm has generously granted...
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,

Collier County Clerk of Court issues jury scam alert

Please be aware that scammers are contacting Florida residents claiming they missed jury duty and requesting residents to pay...
Lake Okeechobee
Sports

Martin family goes to Bassmaster High School National Championship

Representing Hendry County Bass Masters, Hilary and Sexton entered Day 2 in 31st after catching 11 pounds, 11 ounces.

Neal and Giants to kick off NFL preseason Thursday

The NFL preseason kicks off this week and Okeechobee’s Evan Neal will be playing in one of the first games on the schedule.
Schools

Find Your Frugal: Save on school lunches

As parents ready their children for the start of a new school year, some may be thinking ahead to a weekly...

IRSC outfits radiography suite with advanced diagnostic imaging systems

Indian River State College Health Science programs boast licensure and certification pass rates...
Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson named IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus Director

Indian River State College (IRSC) has announced the appointment of Maria Johnson as campus director...
Government
LaBelle BOC continued a second reading of a proposed noise abatement ordinance during its Aug. 4 meeting, to be revisited …
LaBelle officials approved in a 3-2 vote to grant a variance to Better Spaces Southeast, LLC, a Fort Myers construction firm, …
The joy over finding a $5 bill overlooked at the bottom of a purse might be a good way to describe the excitement the ...
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

FBI: Company bilked government after Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida company with a former House speaker as a top executive allegedly charged local government millions of dollars for Hurricane Michael cleanup that it never …

Florida sheriff berates woman on Facebook after dog drowned

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff went on Facebook and berated a animal cruelty suspect as a “despicable excuse for a human being” after she was charged with drowning her Chihuahua. …

Woman killed in crash with Florida officer

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are investigating an officer-involved crash that killed a civilian driver early Sunday. Coconut Creek police arrived at the 4 a.m. crash to find …
Nation & World

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

KABUL (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the …

Whanganui River 'always makes things better for me'

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Five years ago, the Whanganui River was recognized as a living person in a groundbreaking New Zealand law. For many who live along its banks, the official recognition …

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and …
Opinion

Saddle up for the Great Florida Cattle Drive

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

What’s a banana republic? A political scientist explains

When someone mentions a “banana republic,” they’re referring to a small, poor, politically unstable country...

Please help keep our children safe

As we finish up our first week of school for the 2022/2023 year, we remind the community to err on the side of caution when it comes to school buses, bus stops and children walking …
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