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. […]

Okeechobee’s own deer paradise in its backyard

BDRL Whitetail Paradise Farm, 4600 S.W. Deer Run Ave., is a family owned and operated white-tail deer breeding operation. They provide breeders and preserve owners with white-tailed deer with the finest genetics that can be found in Florida. They have breeder bucks, yearling bucks, breeder does and deer semen for sale. Looking into starting your […]

Looking for antiques? Okeechobee has them right on Park Street!

• Co-Op Antiques, 106 S.E. Park St. is a treasure trove of unique finds. They have furniture, books, cups, purses, hats, figurines, old tools, vintage signs and so much more. This place is a must see! The store has been open in Okeechobee for 10 years and new items arrive every day. They buy and […]

Ceramic crafts all the rage in Okeechobee

• Just for Fun Ceramics, 1033 Hunter Rd. in Buckhead Ridge, is a business fueled by a husband and wife team. Jack and Lola Fulce opened their doors just two weeks ago. What was once a hobby, has turned into a business. They have over 500 different molds and over 200 different glazes which are […]

Find all your tax solutions right here in Okeechobee

• CPA Tax Solutions, LLC, 500 N.W. Sixth St., is the place to go if you have a business, are starting one, or just need your taxes done. The staff is not just there to crunch the numbers, they are there to make sure every aspect is taken care of and your experience is enjoyable. […]