Okeechobee Zaxby’s celebrates second anniversary

OKEECHOBEE – Zaxby’s restaurant in Okeechobee will celebrate its second anniversary next week with special promotions and celebrations. Owner Tracy Neely said the past two years have been a learning experience for her and for the employees, and they are working hard to be a productive part of the Okeechobee community. The restaurant currently has […]

Indoor gun range now open in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Center Mass Gun Range had its grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 25. Owners Bob Kreitz and Margaret Kreitz want Center Mass to be family-friendly and able to cater to both experienced and new shooters. “One issue we’ve had,” said Mrs. Kreitz, “is that we’ve been to other gun ranges on the coast where […]

Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters to host Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OKEECHOBEE —  Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters Grand Opening celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities will include vendors, special drawings and food! The store is located at 5286 S.W. 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. Mike Krause is excited to serve local and visiting fisherman in the Okeechobee area. “My goal […]

Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters to reopen Sept. 1

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters is scheduled to reopen Sept. 1, and owner Mike Krause is excited to start serving local and visiting fisherman in the Okeechobee area. “My goal is to be the premier bait and tackle shop in Okeechobee,” said Mr. Krause, who was previously an employee of the store for seven […]

New livestock market proposed

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Planning Board tabled action on a proposed livestock auction site and restaurant on N.W. 160th St., at their regular meeting May 23. The county staff had recommended approval of the auction in an agriculture zoning district at 1849 N.W. 160th St. The Cattlemen’s Market of Okeechobee is proposed on 100 […]

City plans improvements for park on Taylor Creek

OKEECHOBEE — The city council took a major step toward the Centennial Park project Tuesday night. The council approved an $82,825 bid with Seminole Design Build for sidewalk rehabilitation. The firm was also awarded $547,318 for storm water improvements at Centennial Park, a 2-acre unplatted parcel of city property on Taylor Creek, at S.E. Sixth […]

Tammi’s Top of the Lake celebrates three years

Today is my column’s third anniversary! In the past three years, I have met and learned about so many different businesses in the community and have seen so many open up and become very successful. This column lists just a few of my favorite places in the community. I have a special little place in […]

Okeechobee can supply all your medical and nursing needs

Bailey’s Medical Equipment and Supplies, 202 N.E. Second St., Suite 5, is the place to go in Okeechobee for all your medical supply and scrub apparel needs. The Okeechobee location is one of three stores in South Florida, and they are soon to open a fourth. They have a large variety of scrubs, nurses shoes […]

Okeechobee’s newest place to thrift shop

Bendi’s Thrift Store, 114 S.W. Fifth Ave., is the newest place to shop! Belenda Howard, long time Lake Placid resident brought her small business to Okeechobee and opened Oct. 1. She has everything from kitchen supplies, furniture, DVDs, home decor and so much more. New things are always coming in and change everyday. This store […]

Enhanced Charity Laws in effect in advance of Hurricane Matthew

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– In advance of Hurricane Matthew, which poses a significant threat to life and property, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today reminded Floridians always to research charitable organizations prior to making a contribution. Often in the wake of disasters, such as hurricanes, fraudulent charities are created to take advantage of people’s generosity. […]