Tobacco Free Partnership and OSAC members to hold quarterly meeting with a tropical theme

OKEECHOBEE — The Tobacco Free Partnership and OSAC quarterly meeting will be a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Wear your favorite Hawaiian/tropical/island shirt so everyone (not required) feels like they are on a tropical island and not behind your desk with a mask on. Join Zoom Meeting at: ID: 870 3913 […]

Rise in lake level helps lake’s ecology

WEST PALM BEACH — The past month’s increase in the level of Lake Okeechobee was good for the lake’s marshes, according to SFWMD Water Resources Division Director Lawrence Glenn’s ecological conditions report at the Aug. 13 SFWMD Governing Board meeting. Lake Okeechobee had a 1.2 feet increase in lake stage since last month, he said. […]

Class of 2021 seniors, schedule your appointment to have photos taken

OKEECHOBEE — Have you made your appointment for senior pictures? The following is a list of dates and times that the Class of 2021 senior pictures will be taken in August in the Okeechobee High School Cafeteria:• Aug. 19 from 1 to 8 p.m.• Aug. 20 from 1 to 8 p.m.• Aug. 21 from 1 […]

Reception to honor Dr. Edwin and Jo Massey will be today at 4:30 p.m.

OKEECHOBEE — A reception will be held at the Dixon Hendry Campus in Okeechobee to honor Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Jo Massey on Friday, Aug. 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The community will join with faculty, staff, administration and students in recognizing the Masseys’ contributions to the college and to the region at […]

OCSO Investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT• Jail• 7200 block U.S. 441 North BURGLARY• 3600 block Southeast 25th Street• 2600 block Northwest Fourth Street• 0-100 block Northwest 30th Terrace• 3100 block U.S. 441 Southeast CRIMINAL MISCHIEF• 800 block Northeast 30th Avenue• 3500 block Northwest 21st Avenue• 100 block […]

Okeechobee County Fire Report

• Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to 22 medical/EMS, four fire-related, five motor vehicle and two false alarm calls last week. • Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to 135 medical/EMS, 10 motor vehicle, five dispatch and cancel, and six miscellaneous calls last week. Out of 104 possible transports, two were refused. • On Aug. 11, […]

Martin County has total of 3,907 COVID-19 positive since March

MARTIN COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 14 report shows 3,907 Martin County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 99. ZIP code 34997 (includes all or part of Stuart, Palm City and Port Salerno) has 1,133 cases. ZIP code […]

Okeechobee County has total of 1,093 COVID-19 positive since March

OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Health Aug. 14 report shows 1,093 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Okeechobee County since testing began in March. The positive cases include 1,083 Okeechobee County residents and four nonresidents, and range in age from 0 to 94. The county has had 12 deaths and 110 hospitalizations (107 […]

EPA website has list of cleaners that kill COVID-19

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to update the list of cleaning products that have been proven effective against the COVID-19 virus. For the complete list of more than 400 products go online to “During this pandemic, it’s important that people can easily find the information they’re looking for when choosing […]

County seeks applicants for Planning Board

OKEECHOBEE — The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County is seeking interested persons for appointment to the Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals. The appointment of one or more regular members is for the remainder of a three-year term with one term expiring March 1, 2021, and one term expiring March 1, […]