Baseball around the lake this week

• Glades Central Raiders: The Glades Central Raiders are 1-1 after opening the season with a 15-0 win over Pahokee and 12-2 loss to Glades Day. The Raiders swept the Gators for the first time last year. There won’t be a sweep this season, but the Raiders will have a chance to at least spit […]

Crime Stoppers is seeking Temisha Kelly

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Temisha Kelly, She’s 46, black, female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 110 pounds, black hair and brown eyes Her last known address was on Northwest 11th Street. Kelly is wanted on a warrant for failure to appear to answer on […]

Celebrate Black Florida Community Day

The Norton Museum of Art is hosting Celebrating Black Florida Community Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.  Now in its third year, this Community Day celebrates the art and cultural histories of black Floridians, as well as the Museum’s collection of works by artists of African descent. The day’s activities include special tours, […]

Glades Lives Matter team goes to state capital

Leaders and students tell lawmakers what makes their communities special TALAHASSEE — A group of students, parents, community leaders and local mayors from several Glades area communities traveled to Tallahassee this week to remind state lawmakers that “Glades Lives Matter.” The group, which included nine area students and their families — all scholarship recipients of […]

Inspector general cites Pahokee marina irregularities

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a 32-page “Contract Oversight Report” Tuesday, Feb. 11, stating that City Manager Chandler Williamson made a series of improper actions in administering over $2 million in state grants for renovation of the marina on Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity […]

Anglers to protest lake spraying

CLEWISTON — Concerned about Lake Okeechobee? Lake Okeechobee area residents who oppose the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic vegetation on the big lake are planning a protest on Feb. 22 on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 600 Hoover Dike Road in Clewiston. The demonstration will start at […]

Meetings, protest planned about spraying on lake

OKEECHOBEE — Those concerned about the use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee will have opportunities this week to learn more and to voice their opinions. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites the public to provide input on the development of a management plan for Lake Okeechobee’s […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Branch Library located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade will hold the following events in February: Adults• Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” — This feature length documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of black girls and the […]

Voter registration deadline nears

Are you registered to vote? The deadline to register in order to qualify to vote in the March 17 Florida Presidential Preference Primary is Feb. 18. To be eligible to vote, you must: • Be a citizen of the United States of America; • Be a legal resident of Florida; • Be a legal resident […]

Support food that fights climate change

By Lynetta Usher Griner, Jim Strickland, and Jack PayneSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News FLORIDA — As your farmers, foresters, ranchers, and agricultural scientists, we know you’re buying based on more than price. We see it when you spend extra for grass-fed beef, organic produce, or cage-free eggs. We believe there’s a market for food […]