Meet the Okeechobee County Firefighter: Shannon Gagliardi

OKEECHOBEE – “I was looking forward to being Granny Shanny,” says Okeechobee County firefighter Shannon Gagliardi, “but my granddaughter Sophie is very persistent on calling me MawMaw.” Ms. Gagliardi is the mother of two girls — Taylor, 26, and Maci, 8, and one boy, James, 5. She also has two granddaughters, Sophie who’s 18 months […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Diana Stark learned work ethic from her Dad

OKEECHOBEE – As the daughter of a man who made his living as a migrant worker, traveling the country year after year and only staying in each place for short periods of time, Diana Guadalupe Stark had a very different childhood than the majority of those raised in Okeechobee, but she said she wouldn’t have […]