Eight OHS student athletes sign on to play in college

OKEECHOBEE — At a ceremony held on May 9 in the Okeechobee High School gym, eight students from OHS signed on to continue playing their respective sport at the college level. The Brahman football team led the school with three of its athletes signing on to play in college. Andrew Bates signed on to play […]

Florida officials alarmed over plan to transport migrants to Florida

OKEECHOBEE — Are hundreds of immigrants headed for South Florida? Palm Beach County officials expressed concerns last week over news of a controversial plan to transport migrants from Texas to Florida. “Earlier this week, the chief of Border Patrol out of Miami informed us that their intentions were to bring about 1,000 people every month […]

State Road 80 west bound and eastbound traffic lane closures

HENDRY COUNTY — State Road 80 west bound and east bound between Lexington Parkway and Wellington Parkway: Single intermittent lane closures will occur on State Road 80 eastbound and westbound between Lexington Parkway and Wellington Parkway on Monday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while crews test the asphalt in that area.

Fort Denaud Road paving begins May 17

LABELLE — Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractors, will begin paving operations on Fort Denaud Road on Friday, May 17. The County asks the public to keep in mind that this project will take place over several months. For the safety of the motorists, residents, […]

Aquatic spraying to control hyacinth and water lettuce on lake

OKEECHOBEE — Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission shared a plan this week to use chemical spraying to control the growth of hyacinth and water lettuce in the Eagle Bay and Kings Bar areas of Lake Okeechobee. Hyacinth and water lettuce are considered harmful invasive plants. According to the FWC report, the use of herbicides to […]

Reynolds debunks water myths

OKEECHOBEE — Myths about the South Florida watershed can hurt efforts to save the Everglades, according to Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds’ report to the combined county commissions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Palm Beach counties, May 7 at Okeechobee High School. ‘The greatest problem that I see in many of the conversations is that […]

Road Watch in Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833: (Construction project) Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add […]

CMS presents ‘OZ’ the Musical and Dinner Theatre

CLEWISTON — Clewiston Middle School will present “OZ” the Musical and Dinner Theatre on Thursday, May 23. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Show tickets are $5 each and dinner tickets will be $10 each. Dinner includes grilled chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, […]

West Palm VA to hold open house for Women’s Health Week

The event is being hosted for women who served in the military WEST PALM BEACH — In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a Women Veterans Open House on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 7305 N. Military Trail, West […]

SFWMD governing board looks north to address water quality problems

Slow the flow. Clean it north. Comments at the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board May 8 workshop meeting echoed the slogans of the Anglers for Lake Okeechobee as board members noted the need to clean the water before it goes into the big lake. “These increases in nutrients that are coming out of […]