SFWMD holding workshop

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board will hold three meetings this week that the public is encouraged to watch and attend. The Governing Board will hold a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., on the water quality and ecological conditions in the Southern Everglades, […]

Palm Beach County to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control is planning to conduct an aerial spray this evening, Monday, September 9, in response to mosquitoes emerging from rainfall caused by Hurricane Dorian. Surface water accumulations are primarily in the north and west county areas with expected spray areas to include the Lake […]

West County Senior Center hosts free Tailgate for adults 60 and over Sept. 9

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach Lakes High School Rams and the Glades Central High School Raiders will face off Monday evening, September 9 and loyal fans of both teams will celebrate! A “Free Tailgate at the West County Senior Center” for older adults over 60 is planned from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, […]

Okeechobee woman killed in single vehicle crash

HIGHLANDS COUNTY – An Okeechobee woman was killed early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 98 just north of CR 721 in Highlands County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. Brook Lee McCormick, 28, of Okeechobee, was driving a 1999 Ford Contour southbound on U.S. 98, approaching a curve to the […]

Bautech USA to open plant here

OKEECHOBEE — Bautech USA plans to open a plant in the Okeechobee County Industrial Park. At the Sept. 5 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Sergio Prahl, Bautech CEO, explained the company uses a fully automatic process to make pre-cast concrete products. “We are producers of high-value concrete products,” he explained. Projects include vault and […]

County to resume mosquito trapping

Did Hurricane Dorian increase the mosquito population or blow some of it away? It’s too soon to tell. At the Sept. 5 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners, Mitch Smeykal, the county’s mosquito control officer, said they will put out mosquito traps. Clarke, the spraying contractor, will start spraying again next week if […]

Inspiring Okeechobee Hard times bring out the best in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — When disaster strikes, or even threatens, the people of Okeechobee come together to take care of their own. Last week, we thought a hurricane was headed straight toward our town, and all over Facebook were offers from total strangers to help put up shutters or plywood. These people were not asking for money. […]

Blood roundup meeting Monday; plus other club meetings and entertainment

VFW Post 9528 hosts events BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. by the VFW Auxiliary. A rib eye sandwich dinner will be served on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Road Watch for 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 […]

Road Watch for Glades 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. • U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to north of S.R. 78: (Construction projec) Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from […]