About the Lake Okeechobee News

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The Lake Okeechobee News covers the communities around Lake Okeechobee, including Okeechobee County, Glades County, Hendry County and western Palm Beach County. 

In September 2018, the weekly newspapers serving the communities around the “Big O” were merged into the Lake Okeechobee News. These included the Okeechobee News , the Glades County Democrat, the Clewiston News and The Sun (covering Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and Canal Point). This larger, regional newspaper continues to provide hometown news while also focusing on larger regional issues of concern to all of the communities around Lake Okeechobee.

Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake within the continental United States.

Print Edition

Published every Wednesday; home delivery and single copy sales. Home delivery subscriptions are $36 plus tax per year, $19.50 per 6 months, $10.50 per 3 months or $3.75 per month.  A $3 fee applies for each mailed statement.  EZ pay set-up available. Mail subscriptions are available as well.  Please call (863) 763-3134 for current rates or for more information.

Electronic Edition

Our e-editions (available world wide) are $27 a year, $14 for 6-months or $7.85 for 3 months. Try a free demo of an electronic edition.

Classified Advertising

FREE online classifieds. No limit on the number of ads. Up to 400 words and four photos free. Many options to upgrade your ad or publish in print. You can submit your ad online or send email to our classified team for more information.

Print Display & Online Advertising

For a media kit or additional information about advertising opportunities with Lake Okeechobee News, please contact Jaime Limoges at jlimoges@newszap.com or 863.824.5934.


The Lake Okeechobee News online archive contains staff-written and other selected articles from 2007 to the present. Searches are free. You may purchase individual articles for $2.95 or select a package for multiple articles.

About Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA

The Lake Okeechobee News is a proud member of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA and part of a non-profit journalistic trust.

Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA is a unique publishing and printing company that supports every American’s First Amendment rights and encourages and assists citizens in exercising those rights responsibly.

We pursue this mission by publishing community newspapers, by providing printing services to other publishers, and by creating citizen-driven community websites for the 21st Century and beyond. Our unique structure is designed to maintain our independence.

We pay taxes like any other company, but there are no shareholders, no dividends are paid, and all after-tax profits are reinvested in serving our mission.  We are held in sacred trust by a rotating group of five trustees who believe in our mission and are pledged not to benefit personally from their involvement.

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Our pledge to our readers makes us different

We pledge:

  • To operate our newspapers and websites as members of a sacred public trust.
  • To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion.
  • To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to push our own opinions.
  • To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues.
  • To help our communities become better places to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism.
  • To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • To provide a right to reply to those we write about.
  • To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers.
  • To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves (on pg. 1 if that’s where the error was).